Grand Theft Workers’ Wages by Steve Leigh

Fast Food Strikes, NYC, July 2013

Image by Annette Bernhardt via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

by Steve Leigh
Socialist Worker
May 18, 2017

A NEW report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) lays out in clear and horrifying detail the scale and spread of wage theft in the U.S.

The report focuses on workers who are cheated out of the already abysmally low minimum wage. Over the last 40 years, real wages have stagnated for most workers, and the situation of low-wage workers is even worse. The current federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is, after adjusting for inflation, 25 percent lower than it was 50 years ago. It doesn’t adequately support a single person, even those who get full-time hours, much less families.

Continue reading

Advertisements

May Day General Strike by James E. Rabbit III

general-strike

Image by Daniel Latorre via Flickr

by James E. Rabbit III
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Founder/Administrator of the Solidarity Facebook Page
April 22, 2017

This May Day (Monday, May 1st, 2017), workers worldwide are invited to participate in an unprecedented call for global unity demanding that all full-time workers are paid a living wage by means of a May Day General Strike, which transcends borders and all other divides among fellow workers. The success of this event is dependent upon word of mouth and social media to invite others who will collectively stand together in solidarity to end the unjustifiable inhumane suffering and exploitation of underpaid workers everywhere.

Continue reading

Abby Martin and Ralph Nader: The Rigged Corporate Two-Party Dictatorship

Clinton is a war criminal

Image by Lauren Giaccone via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

Previously posted on Dec. 19, 2015

with Abby Martin and Ralph Nader

teleSUR English on Dec 19, 2015

On this week’s episode of The Empire Files, Abby Martin interviews American political figure Ralph Nader about the 2016 presidential race—from the “Brown Shirt” Trump movement to “corporate criminal” Hillary Clinton—and the reality of who has power in America.

Continue reading

Labor Day Matters by Ralph Nader

Fight for $15 on 4/15

Image byThe All-Nite Images via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, Sept. 4, 2015
Originally posted Sept. 5, 2015
September 5, 2016

Here’s an experiment to try this holiday weekend. Quiz your friends, family and acquaintances on the meaning of Labor Day. You might be surprised by the answers you hear. To many, the true meaning of Labor Day has been unfortunately lost―it’s merely a three-day vacation weekend, unless you work in retail, in which case it is, ironically, a day of work and “special” sales.

Continue reading

Chris Hedges and Richard D. Wolff at the Left Forum 2016: Rosa Luxemburg: Reform or Revolution?

Revolution Cross Stitch

Image by Jacki Gallagher via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

Luxemburg Saw Reform as a Means and Revolution as the Goal

strugglevideomedia on May 26, 2016

“Rosa Luxemburg: Reform or Revolution?” Luxemburg scholar Sandra Rein is the first speaker at the Left Forum 2016 panel. She is introduced by panel moderator Laura Flanders. Rein is associate professor of Political Studies at the University of Alberta (Canada) and holds a Social Sciences and Humanities Research grant to investigate the ideas of Rosa Luxemburg, Emma Goldman and Raya Dunayevskaya. She is also a member of the Editorial Board for the Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg.

Continue reading

Abby Martin and Kshama Sawant: Fighting Hillary is How Progressives Win

Hillary Clinton - Caricature

Image by DonkeyHotey via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

Empire Files on May 30, 2016

As the flailing Hillary Clinton camp steps-up its attacks on Bernie Sanders, her poll numbers continue to drop—and for the first time, have her losing to Donald Trump in a general election.

Continue reading

Labor Day Matters by Ralph Nader

Interfaith Workers Rally to Raise the Minimum Wage

Image by uusc4all via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, Sept. 4, 2015
September 5, 2015

Here’s an experiment to try this holiday weekend. Quiz your friends, family and acquaintances on the meaning of Labor Day. You might be surprised by the answers you hear. To many, the true meaning of Labor Day has been unfortunately lost―it’s merely a three-day vacation weekend, unless you work in retail, in which case it is, ironically, a day of work and “special” sales.

Continue reading

Kshama Sawant: Victory in Seattle for $15 an Hour Minimum Wage! + Transcript

Dandelion Salad

OK, now for some good news.

TheSocialistParty on Jun 4, 2014

Untitled

Image by pnwbot via Flickr

Socialist councillor Kshama Sawant’s address in the Seattle council chamber as it passed the historic $15 an hour bill in the USA, doubling the minimum wage compared to the federal rate.

This is the transcript: Continue reading

Ralph Nader Radio: General Motors, Obamacare, Missile Defense and Lou Gehrig

Medicare for All

Illustration by Sarah Kaiser via juhansonin via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
March 20, 2014

In this inaugural episode of the Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Ralph talks about his old nemesis, General Motors, once again getting called on the carpet. How conservatives and liberals should come together to raise the minimum wage. Whether young people should sign up for Obamacare. The situation in Ukraine. Missile defense. And whether the Yankees’ Derek Jeter is a worthy successor to his boyhood hero, Lou Gehrig.

Continue reading

California’s Coming Minimum Wage Restoration by Ralph Nader

July 24:

Image by WisconsinJobsNow via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
March 7, 2014

If you haven’t yet heard of Ron Unz, you may soon. The conservative, successful software developer, theoretical physicist from Harvard and former publisher of the American Conservative magazine is launching a California initiative that asks voters in November to raise the state minimum wage to $12 per hour (it is now $8 an hour and is going to $9 an hour by July, 2014).

Continue reading

Chris Hedges: Crisis Cults and the Collapse of Industrial Civilization, Part I + Kshama Sawant’s Revolution

occupy socialism bridge2

Image by LianaAn via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

breakingtheset on Feb 6, 2014

Abby Martin features an exclusive interview with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges, concerning areas of extreme poverty that he refers to as crisis zones, as well as the reasons behind the collapse of complex societies.

  Continue reading

Socialist Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant Responds to Obama’s State of the Union Address

Seattle Free Nestora Salgado Protest 6.10.13

Image by dbarnes333 via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

SeattleChannel21 on Jan 28, 2014

Socialist Councilmember Kshama Sawant responses to Obama’s State of the Union address tonight.

Continue reading

President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address + Transcript (1.28.14) + Ralph Nader’s State of The Union

obama_sellout_pstr

Image by sandy_sanders via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

Propaganda Alert

WSJDigitalNetwork Jan. 28, 2014

Full coverage of President Obama’s State of the Union address, hosted by Wall Street Journal Washington bureau chief Jerry Seib. Continue reading

State of the Unequal Union

DSC_8882

Image by Dean.Chahim via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

Editorial
socialistworker.org
January 28, 2014

Obama’s prime-time speech may sound good, but actions speak louder than words.

IF YOU’RE a regular reader of SocialistWorker.org, you’ve seen the statistics before about the growing divide between the super-rich and the rest of us. But on Tuesday, you’ll hear them from an unusual source: President Barack Obama, during his State of the Union speech.

Continue reading

Ralph Nader: Are Reforms Still Possible?

Goldfinch on the bird bath

Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Ralph Nader

TheRealNews on Dec 19, 2013

On RAI with Paul Jay, Ralph Nader says the reforms of the 1960’s and 70’s are no longer possible as Congress is bought and sold by a small number of very rich people and commercial interests.  Continue reading