Stories by David Moberg

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Posted on: Apr 23, 2014, Source: In These Times

A guide for progressives and working people.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2013, Source: In These Times

Strikes in 100 cities signal a sea change in attitudes about low-wage work.

Posted on: May 28, 2013, Source: Democracy Now!

Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman interviews Aaron Mate and David Moberg on his article, "3 Troubling Things To Know About Billionaire Penny Pritzker."

Posted on: Sep 10, 2012, Source: In These Times

The Chicago Teachers Union has pushed for smaller classes, enriched curriculum, better supplies and facilities, and more counselors and support staff.

Posted on: May 3, 2012, Source: In These Times

Demoralized after being scapegoated for problems in Chicago Public Schools, Chicago's teachers are gearing up for what could be their first strike since 1987.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2012, Source: In These Times

The same free-market politics that opposes even the conservative compromise of the Affordable Care Act lies behind policy shifts that have greatly increased inequality.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2012, Source: In These Times

Social Security is not in crisis. But there is a real retirement crisis, and the AFL-CIO is calling for increased benefits to meet that challenge.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2012, Source: In These Times

Warehouse workers in two distribution centers fight back against mass layoffs, threats, wage theft, and awful working conditions--and win support from a judge.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2011, Source: The American Prospect

Wal-Mart's actions shape our landscape, work, income distribution, consumption patterns, politics and culture, and the organization of industries, from California to China.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2009, Source: In These Times

Wal-Mart's origins in the Ozarks created a patriarchal and religiously-tinged corporate culture that dominated the American marketplace.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2008, Source: In These Times

Obama has always been more centrist than many have wanted to admit. But it's the possibility of what his presidency can deliver that's so important.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2008, Source: The Nation

Meet Working America: a 2.5 million online member organization created by the AFL-CIO with a working-class base and a strategy to win.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2008, Source: In These Times

The political fight developing within SEIU has broad implications for the labor movement and progressive politics.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2008, Source: In These Times

A dispute between competing health care unions turns physical and ugly.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2008, Source: In These Times

The Writers Guild strike that ended in February proved the power of organizing by creative workers. Now, actors in Hollywood may use the same script.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2007, Source: In These Times

America is the richest country in the world -- so why does this country deny its workers mandated paid vacations and sick days?

Posted on: Mar 11, 2007, Source: In These Times

Our health care system has gotten so bad that even Republicans acknowledge that it's broken -- so what's the best way to deal with it?

Posted on: Nov 30, 2006, Source: In These Times

As employers and governments cut back on pensions and health insurance, the burden of taking care of ourselves increasingly rests on our own shoulders.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2006, Source: The Nation

Despite the AFL-CIO split following the 2004 election, labor unions are gearing up for the November elections like never before.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2005, Source: In These Times

Belief in the myth of the self-made man has made many ordinary people suckers for the right-wing pitch.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2005, Source: In These Times

Embroiled in a conflict rooted in personalities, institutional power and different experiences in different industries, unions debate strategy at the spring AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2005, Source: In These Times

The closing of the Galesburg Maytag plant has left manufacturing workers pondering an uncertain future.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2004, Source: The Nation

The challenge for labor – and the Democrats – is straightforward: There aren't enough union members.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2004, Source: In These Times

They destroy community character; they create urban sprawl; and they leave behind ugly, unused hulks as business strategies shift. But the central fight with Wal-Mart is over its economic effects on workers and communities.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2004, Source: In These Times

In the battleground state of Ohio, labor is keeping workers focused on kitchen-table issues, such as the loss of jobs, the export of jobs overseas, and the growing healthcare crisis.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2004, Source: In These Times

The economy is a top issue with voters, and how the candidates play the game could make or break their campaigns.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2003, Source: The Nation

When workers try to organize unions, they nearly always face systematic employer opposition, both legal and illegal, that makes union organizing extremely difficult.

Posted on: May 5, 2003, Source: In These Times

By encouraging military solutions to the drug war and economic crisis, the U.S. has made a bad situation in Colombia even worse.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2003, Source: In These Times

Kucinich's outspoken leadership on Iraq, labor, health care, globalization and other issues has the potential to mobilize a movement to give him a very strong standing in next January's party caucus meetings.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2002, Source: In These Times

As the possible economic and social costs of war become clear, the labor movement is growing more skeptical of Bush's plans for Iraq.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2002, Source: In These Times

The corporate world hasn't been this ripe for change since the 1930s -- and the labor movement has wisely seized the offense.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2002, Source: In These Times

There are many lessons to be learned from the collapse of the bubble economy and the scandals of corporate financial skullduggery, but the White House hasn't learned any of them. Here are 10 for starters.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2002, Source: In These Times

The labor movement is taking on new life among immigrants working in Chicago's hospitality industry.

Posted on: May 6, 2002, Source: In These Times

Labor organizers and environmentalists often bump heads over energy issues. But with Bush and Cheney in the White House, the two must make friends and focus on their mutual opponent.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2002, Source: In These Times

Is the choice between the environment and economic justice a false one? Now more than ever before, labor and greens must join forces to stop Bush's assault on the planet.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2001, Source: The Nation

Despite bumps in the road, John Sweeney is turning the labor movement toward more aggressive organizing, political molbilization and advocacy for working people.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2001, Source: In These Times-bad

The next big domestic political battle -- fast track -- would push trade deals through Congress with minimal debate. It was defeated before, but the new politics is clamouring for free trade.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2001, Source: Salon

Thousands of protesters send out an SOS in Quebec: Governments are giving corporations free rein to negotiate a hemispheric trade pact.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2001, Source: In These Times

During his first months in the White House, George W. Bush has already tilted politics against worker safety and for tax giveaways to the rich, but on one front -- trade and global economic agreements -- there has been remarkable continuity from the Clinton era.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2000, Source: The Nation

Since the sweatshop issue hit national consciousness in 1995, says one activist, "We have had more brilliant success than anyone could have dreamed." While organized labor and human rights groups contributed much to that success, many other fronts also contributed: shareholder battles, legislative debates, international regulations, lawsuits and purchasing guidelines. David Moberg argues that technical solutions are less important than building a comprehensive movement that can grow and sustain itself for the long haul.