South Africa’s New President and Labor Unions at Loggerheads

Eskom is critical to South Africa. It supplies more than 90 percent of the country's power, has 220 billion rand ($17 billion) of state-guaranteed debt and is often cited as a threat to South Africa's credit ratings, which are near junk status.

South Africa’s New President and Labor Unions at Loggerheads

By Alexander Winning | Reuters | Thu Jul 12, 2018 JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – A month after Cyril Ramaphosa took the helm of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) in December, he called an urgent meeting with then-President Jacob Zuma and senior ministers to save state power firm Eskom. Ramaphosa understood sweeping changes were needed […]

Dr. Wesley Muhammad Discusses Leadership in the Nation of Islam

“Leadership is not he or she who is the greatest orator and leadership is not he or she who has the greatest wealth or material gain. Leadership is he or she who can provide right guidance in the critical hour.” - Dr. Wesley Muhammad

Dr. Wesley Muhammad Discusses Leadership in the Nation of Islam

By Staff Writer  | Thu Jul 12, 2018 BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – Activist and student Minister Dr. Wesley Muhammad of the Nation of Islam (NOI) discussed leadership in a radio interview with Ask the Lawyer, a production of All Black Radio, broadcasted through WVIP 93.5 FM in the Tri-state area. Dr. Muhammad said that […]

Can Color Help Sell Your Home?

So, while the simple answer to whether color influences buying decisions is a qualified yes, there is more to the story.

Can Color Help Sell Your Home?

Color psychology is not an exact science, but there are basic principles that marketing pros use to sell everything from greeting cards to automobiles. Much of it has to do with color. Yes, the colors you put on your walls, or on your front door, can help clinch a home sale! Humans have emotional reactions […]

100,000 New Jobs for New York: Will Enough Go to Poorer Workers?

Some fear that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s program to create jobs paying at least $50,000 is not reaching people in the city’s poorest neighborhoods.

100,000 New Jobs for New York: Will Enough Go to Poorer Workers?

By The New York Times Since graduating two years ago from a small private high school in Queens, Ya’seen Madyun has completed a culinary training program and has attended security training courses, all in the hopes of landing a job that pays anywhere near $50,000. In January, Mr. Madyun, now 22, sought assistance at one […]

New York City teachers to get 6 weeks of paid parental leave

The contract covers about 120,000 workers. They include 79,000 teachers, plus United Federation of Teachers-represented school nurses, therapists, guidance counselors, secretaries and others.

New York City teachers to get 6 weeks of paid parental leave

BY NY1 New York City will provide six weeks of parental leave at full salary for hundreds of thousands of city public school employees, including tens of thousands of teachers. The agreement was announced Wednesday by Mayor Bill de Blasio, union and school officials. “Paid parental leave makes so much sense, it always made sense, […]

New York Taxi Workers Alliance Calls On City To Help Struggling Drivers

The group says six drivers have taken their own lives this year and they’re blaming financial pressures caused by the huge growth of ride-sharing services.

New York Taxi Workers Alliance Calls On City To Help Struggling Drivers

BY CBSNewYork The New York Taxi Workers Alliance is again calling on the city for help after the apparent suicide of another driver. The group says six drivers have taken their own lives this year and they’re blaming financial pressures caused by the huge growth of ride-sharing services. “Something has to change,” NYTWA Executive Director […]

Separation of migrant families at the border

Trump's executive order will seek to find ways to hold parents and children together.

Separation of migrant families at the border

By  The New York Times  Trump caved to enormous political pressure on Wednesday and signed an executive order meant to end the separation of families at the border by detaining parents and children together for an indefinite period. “We’re going to have strong — very strong — borders, but we are going to keep the […]

The Company Making Billions Off China’s Worried Parents

It had revenue of $1.72 billion in its fiscal year ended February 2018.

The Company Making Billions Off China’s Worried Parents

By Bloomberg Businessweek TAL’s initials stand for Tomorrow Advancing Life, a none-too-subtle nod to one of the biggest anxieties of middle-class families in the test-based world of Chinese education. Combining in-person coaching and online instruction that lets teachers lecture across the country to multiple classrooms equipped with large video monitors, TAL expects this year to […]

NAFTA Explained

Quartz: Everyone hates NAFTA. But what was NAFTA actually supposed to do? Did it deliver on its promise? To understand that, you have to look at America's relationships with two goods: avocados and shoes.

NAFTA explained by avocados. And shoes. Workers World TodayThe Workers World Today is a free publication that empowers all workers, regardless of their social or political affiliations. Distributed throughout New York City, our paper has a mission to educate workers and provide them with relevant information pertinent to the workforce such as workers’ compensation, discrimination […]

Becoming A Travel Agent

"Does travel to places such as Hong Kong, Machu Picchu, London, Rome and Morocco sound good to you? Would you like to dine in quaint restaurants along the Seine or wander down ancient alleys in Istanbul? If so, becoming a travel agent is a great career choice for you." -ASTA

Becoming a travel agent is a great career choice. Workers World TodayThe Workers World Today is a free publication that empowers all workers, regardless of their social or political affiliations. Distributed throughout New York City, our paper has a mission to educate workers and provide them with relevant information pertinent to the workforce such as […]