The destruction of the middle class

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Fed Up With Democrats, Thousands March to Demand Medicare for All

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 30/07/2021 - 2:56pm in

More voters recognize that the Democrats will do squat about expanded health coverage like Medicare for All unless they feel some heat

Grassroots Fight for $15 Movement Has Won $150 Billion in Raises for Millions of Workers, Study Shows

The campaign to raise the hourly wage to $15 has been racking up successes, even if the press doesn't much take notice.

Wolf Richter: After Slashing 33% of Workers in 6 Years, Railroads Complain about Labor Shortages, amid Uproar over Slow Shipments

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 26/07/2021 - 8:25pm in

Railroads are finding it difficult to hire workers and their labor shortfall has prevented them from meeting transportation demand

FTC Votes 5-0 to Crack Down on Companies For Thwarting Right to Repair

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 26/07/2021 - 1:55am in

FTC issues new policy statement announcing a tougher enforcement stance on company repair and warranty practices.

Artificial Intelligence Wants You (and Your Job)

Yves here. Two things about increased automation frost me. One is its stealth or main purpose as forcing planned obsolescence. So irrespective of the impact on job/labor content, any savings won’t necessarily accrue to users. Two is automation/AI serving as an excuse to shift costs and tasks onto consumers. How many times do customer service […]

DoJ Bankruptcy Trustee Lambastes Provisions to Protect Sacklers in Purdue Bankruptcy Exit Plan as “Illegal”

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 21/07/2021 - 1:55am in

Feds weigh in on Purdue bankruptcy plan, raising possibility that Sacklers won’t get off more or less scot-free for their role in the opioids crisis.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (Non) Reporting Tallies 8 Strikes in 2020 Versus Payday Report’s >1200

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 14/07/2021 - 5:33pm in

Tiny Payday Report does the Bureau of Labor Statistics to shame in tracking strikes in 2020. What gives?