Editors' Blog

The Withering Away of the State by Thomas Riggins

Lenin on the "Withering Away'' of the State and Violent RevolutionThomas RigginsLenin discusses these two topics in section four of chapter one of The State and Revolution (1917).

A Part-Time Life, as Hours Shrink and Shift

reposted to the blog from the New York Times.  Note that the lion's share of improved employment numbers for last month came from the increase in part-time work.

Government goes after company that abused "guest workers"

Statement by Saket Soni, Executive Director, New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice.

April 4: National Day of Action

From Jobs with Justice:

Sec. Solis defends union rights of workers

In a statment at a Democratic National Committee meeting a couple days ago Labor Secretary Hilda Solis made the following remarks:

Pres. Obama Cautions Governors Against Villifying Public Workers or Trampling on their Rights

This statement made directly to U.S. governors is the second person statement by the President, and the latest among several by top administration officials, against the hostilities launched by Gov. Walker in Wisconsin:

Labor Department recovers nearly $160,000 in back wages for 110 Los Angeles garment workers

Employees produced jeans sold at major nationwide retailersLOS ANGELES — Clothing manufacturer Joe's Jeans has paid $158,952 in back wages owed to 110 garment workers who worked for one of the company's Los Angeles-based sewing contractors.

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