Your Job May Be Killing You: Pack Your Travel Bags, It’s Time to Go

Working extended hours without a break can actually make you weary, cause your mind to wander, and therefore, decreases overall productivity. A great retreat does more to increase your effectiveness...

Your Job May Be Killing You: Pack Your Travel Bags, It’s Time to Go

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – Yes, it’s time to go on vacation.  Some people believe that a vacation is a luxury.  However, it’s a necessity: this I learned from a reformed workaholic, Susie (name changed for privacy) after her doctor warned her, that her job was killing her. At that time, Susie, a social work […]

Student Loans and Bankruptcy: Why the Student Debt Crisis Hits Black Borrowers Harder

If you are a borrower, but especially a black borrower, be wary of your due dates and sketch a plan of payment so you keep on top of your loan before it gets out of hand.

Student Loans and Bankruptcy: Why the Student Debt Crisis Hits Black Borrowers Harder

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – By now, we have all heard how immense the student debt crisis actually is. So, it should come as no surprise that student loans continue to wreak havoc on the lives of students who graduate with loan repayments. What is more, though, is that the loans carry on their effect […]

Civil Rights and Housing

Although segregation is illegal, realtors and landlords are still abiding by the past policies that allowed discrimination against minorities, especially African Americans, from buying homes and apartments.

Civil Rights and Housing

“Wealth is where past injustices breed present suffering,” says author Mehrsa Baradaran, in the Netflix Explained series. The racial wealth gap is “a measure of the white family and the African American family that is right smack-dab in the middle, the median. The median white household’s wealth – their savings plus assets minus their debts […]

Are Uber Drivers Independent Contractors or Employees?

A fine-line is drawn on a state-by-state, rather than case-by-case, basis.

Are Uber Drivers Independent Contractors or Employees?

New York City traffic has changed very little since the invention of the stoplight. Traffic continues to jam, jaywalking remains a pedestrian rite of passage, and horse-drawn carriages still make their rounds through Central Park. But change is as inevitable as a long-awaited green light. And when it comes to what New Yorkers consider public […]

An Equitable Economy Requires Public Enterprises and Cooperatives

In New York’s metropolitan regions, it is worse than the national average of 62% of jobs not supporting a middle-class life: New York City, 67%; Nassau/Suffolk, 76%; Albany, 63%; Syracuse, 64%; Utica, 66%; Binghamton, 68%; Rochester, 64%; and Buffalo, 63%.

An Equitable Economy Requires Public Enterprises and Cooperatives

The mounting climate crisis is an existential threat that should concern us all. But millions of working-class New Yorkers are in crisis every day struggling to pay their bills and stay in their homes. New York is the most unequal state in the nation. The top 1% took home 12% of all income in 1980. […]

 Shop Steward and Workplace Accidents

Outside of handling workplace accidents, the shop steward plays a role in providing information to union leadership, organizing meetings and welcoming new employees.

 Shop Steward and Workplace Accidents

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Workers World Today) – Keeping a pack safe in the workplace first starts with the shop steward – a construction site’s go-to person for job protection. Often referred to as a company’s first line of defense, a shop steward helps those who are injured on the job receive medical care and compensation. During the […]

Residential Multiple-Dwelling Properties: Gold Mines or Coal Pits?

Property managers are devoted to ensuring that your investment does not go to ruin. They take care of violations, keep track of the rent roll and ensure that your property is in good standing. After all, a property in disarray can lose value when it is time to sell.

Residential Multiple-Dwelling Properties: Gold Mines or Coal Pits?

Multiple dwelling buildings are highly sought-after because of their high return on investment. No, they are not coal pits. Here’s why. With multiple apartments and with the increasing market rates, multiple dwellings offer their owners a higher rental income than income from one and two-family properties—all in one location. A responsible multiple-dwelling owner, who seeks […]

Why a record number of women are running for office

A record 3,379 women have won nomination for state legislatures across the country, breaking 2016’s record of 2,649, according to the Center for American Women and Politics.

Why a record number of women are running for office

By Colleen Shalby (LA Times) A record number of women are running for the U.S. House, Senate and state legislatures this year — more than any other election in U.S. history. Traditionally, the major political parties scout out their potential candidates. And typically, says Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women and Politics […]

Worker Cooperatives: Keep the Full Fruits of Your Labor

In New York City, there are the New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives and the Green Worker Cooperatives, which is based in the South Bronx and focused on assisting communities of immigrants and people of color.

Worker Cooperatives: Keep the Full Fruits of Your Labor

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) — When we work in a capitalist business, we produce more value than we receive in wages. It’s called exploitation. A rich class lives high off the hog on the labor of a working class. Under slavery, it was  slaveowners exploiting slaves. Under feudalism, it was the landowners exploiting serfs. Under capitalism, […]

Wired: an FBI Story by Glenn Painter (Book Review)

The story of a convict turned FBI snitch is told from copious notes written in longhand -- no computer behind bars where convicts can pen their memoirs.

Wired: an FBI Story by Glenn Painter (Book Review)

Wired… an FBI Story: The Heroic Journey of Tommy Dye, from FBI Informant to Witness Protection, by Glenn Painter, is all about a simple request posed by the FBI to an incarcerated petty criminal named Tommy Dye. Dye was serving his sentence within one of the most dangerous prisons situated within the nation’s perimeter. Notwithstanding the […]

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