When people believe things that are obviously untrue, and obviously not in their best financial interests, it means that Oligarchy has asserted control of the market in ideas.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday March 23, 2011 12:30 pm|
AT&T and the government have become so closely entwined in their joint program spying on Americans that the government cannot be said to be an independent reviewer of AT&T’s business.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday March 20, 2011 8:00 pm|
Lily Tomlin might not have thought she was predicting the future, but her Laugh-In sketch about an omnipotent phone company with access to all our financial information rings pretty true 45 years later.
|By: Tula Connell Thursday January 7, 2010 1:30 pm|
The Employee Free Choice Act, perhaps the most bitterly contested bill currently facing the U.S. Congress, would strengthen workers’ right to choose a union and bargain with their employers over issues of wages, benefits and respect on the job. When making the case for this landmark legislation, its supporters often point to the actions of the country’s most aggressively anti-union employers. And there are plenty of good examples to go around.
|By: Michael Whitney Sunday December 13, 2009 5:00 pm|
A new report from Labor Professor John Logan and American Rights at Work details multiple violations of the law by T-Mobile, recurring intimidation of employees, and what one employee called a “culture of fear” preventing employees from joining together in a union. Of course, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) handed the company one of its most harsh penalties: forcing the company to post a flier and promise not to break the law again.