Author: James Dennis Hoff

The Pros and Cons of the PRO Act

The PRO Act has been almost universally hailed as the most ambitious labor legislation in decades, but it’s a lot more complicated than that. 

Biden Betrays Promise to Fight for $15

In a conference call with governors last week, Biden assured them that a federal increase in the minimum wage will not pass congress and that he has no intention of fighting to make it happen. This statement is only the latest in a series of compromises and broken promises that reveal the real priorities of the new administration.  

Chicago Teachers Reach Tentative Agreement to Reopen Schools

On Tuesday, Chicago teachers narrowly voted to approve a proposal from the CPS that would have them return to their classrooms over the next several weeks. Though much better than the original reopening plan, even the union leadership admits it is imperfect. A real victory can only come from the organized rank and file. 

The Pros and Cons of the PRO Act

The PRO Act has been almost universally hailed as the most ambitious labor legislation in decades, but it’s a lot more complicated than that. 

Biden Betrays Promise to Fight for $15

In a conference call with governors last week, Biden assured them that a federal increase in the minimum wage will not pass congress and that he has no intention of fighting to make it happen. This statement is only the latest in a series of compromises and broken promises that reveal the real priorities of the new administration.  

Chicago Teachers Reach Tentative Agreement to Reopen Schools

On Tuesday, Chicago teachers narrowly voted to approve a proposal from the CPS that would have them return to their classrooms over the next several weeks. Though much better than the original reopening plan, even the union leadership admits it is imperfect. A real victory can only come from the organized rank and file.