Port Strikes Mirror Organized Labor’s Roots

Port Strikes Mirror Organized Labor’s Roots

Port truckers in California walked off the job in November to protest their dismal working conditions. Required to lease trucks while paying insurance and maintenance costs, drivers often earn less than minimum wage. The strike came just days after big box retailers,...
The Little Train That Won’t

The Little Train That Won’t

I love groups with the gumption to take on big tasks and do what needs to be done — can-do groups that can, and do. But, uh-oh, here comes The Little Train That Couldn’t. I’m talking about Congress. Since the earliest days of our US of A, the most basic...
Build It and Bikes Will Come

Build It and Bikes Will Come

Did you see the baseball movie Field of Dreams? Even if you didn’t, you’ve probably heard the phrase “If you build it, they will come” — which it immortalized. Well, how about “If you don’t build it, they won’t come”?...
Port Strikes Mirror Organized Labor’s Roots

Port Truck Drivers Draw a Line in the Sand

Imagine your boss suddenly told you that from now on you were going to be considered an independent contractor. You’d have to pay for your office space, supplies, and equipment. Your employer would deduct those expenses from your paycheck. And you’d have...