Soul Men: Coach Pop and Cornel West

Soul Men: Coach Pop and Cornel West

In the aftermath of the election of Donald Trump as President, these mighty words came from San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich. Popovich and civil rights activist Cornel West sat down with an assembly of students at Sam Houston High School in San Antonio. What they said is an incredibly strong model for young people on how to navigate their lives at the onset of the Trump era.

Unions Welcome Departure of Southwest Airlines Labor Chief; Pilots Picket en Masse

Unions Welcome Departure of Southwest Airlines Labor Chief; Pilots Picket en Masse

After working more than four years without a contract, pilots from the Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association (SWAPA) gathered Tuesday, August 24th at the Dallas Love Field Airport terminal to stand together in an informational picket to display their dissatisfaction. A line of pilots stretched outside from ticketing to baggage claim, stoically holding signs in an expression of frustration over a lengthy labor relations battle. It is believed to be the single largest informational labor picket line in the history of Southwest.

Why The Decline Of Unions Has Lowered Pay For All Workers

Why The Decline Of Unions Has Lowered Pay For All Workers

The paper, published by the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal think tank that receives some of its funding from unions, provides new evidence for a longstanding truism among organized labor’s proponents: that in industries where union density is high, even non-union firms pay their workers more to meet the standards set by unions.

Texas Leads in Workers Paid Less Than Minimum

Texas Leads in Workers Paid Less Than Minimum

More people are getting paid less than the federal minimum wage in Texas than any other state in the nation, and most of these underpaid workers are women, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.