Author: Erik Loomis

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The emergency declaration for Trump’s racist border wall is a constitutional crisis, yes. And it deserves attention, even as I await President Warren/Gillibrand/Harris/Sanders declaring America’s health care crisis a national emergency and implementing single payer in 2021. But let’s not forget the poorest of the poor workers affected by the government shutdown: contractors. Trump evidently […]
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Just Cause Firing

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On February 13, 2019
One of the biggest problems workers face is that employers can fire them for any reason. This should not exist. Of course, this is at the center of why every worker should have a union. Capricious employer actions are incredibly damaging to workers’ lives. You should read Shaun Richman and Moshe Marvit’s New York Times […]
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In the recent history of economic justice, one of the most prominent success stories is the $15 minimum wage in Sea-Tac, Washington. The small town where the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is located, it is made up of a combination of older white working class neighborhoods and newer immigrants, especially from east Africa, who mostly work […]
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