The Academy Awards have nefarious origins: They were apparently created by Hollywood’s creative class to combat unionization.
Harvard University dining workers are celebrating a victory after a strike that gained them a $35,000 minimum yearly income and stable health-care costs in their new contract. And Jewish students on campus are, by and large, celebrating with them after taking a prominent role at the forefront of the push to support their demands.
Workers at the iconic camera store B and H say they face unsafe labor conditions and are looking to unionize.
Labor is focused on organizing low-wage workers and safety issues, especially after recent horrific factory tragedies. But maybe unions should push for all of us to work a little less.
Israel’s Jewish Home party, for those still trying to follow these things, is a new body that reunites the main elements of the old National Religious Party (NRP, Hebrew Mafdal), which represented the Modern Orthodox / Religious Zionist constituency in the Knesset for a half-century.
The tragic collapse of a clothing factory in Bangladesh has now claimed more than 1,000 lives. Like the Triangle fire, will it bring real reform to labor standards?
Why are unions incapable of making an impact? Leonard Fein thinks it has to do with our fundamental inability to get angry and do something about it.
In the ashes of the Bangladesh factory blaze that killed more than 500, American Jews naturally see the long shadow of the deadly Triangle Shirtwaist fire.
Israel’s political map is about to upended when Netanyahu and Liberman go on television at 2 p.m. Eastern time to announce a joint Knesset run. They’re apparently not merging their parties but forming a joint list. The aim is to ensure that Bibi ends up with the largest Knesset bloc after the January 22 elections, guaranteeing that he can form the next government. A Haaretz poll last week showed that if Ehud Olmert enters the race atop a new list that includes Tzipi Livni and Yair Lapid, he would outscore the Likud by one seat, 25-to-24, and win the first shot at forming a coalition. An earlier Jerusalem Post poll showed the Olmert superlist doing even better, beating the Likud 31-27. News 1 reports today that Bibi and Liberman could jointly grab 40 seats, guaranteeing that they bury even an Olmert superlist.