Lataya Dailey, organizer of Monday's community rally in solidarity with ILWU 8 & 4 against the lockout by Columbia Grain and United Grain, speaks with KBOO labor reporter, Jamie Partridge. She also speaks to the crowd of a couple dozen supporters outside the office of Columbia Grain in the Wells Fargo building downtown Portland.
Raising the minimum wage to equal half the average salary of workers would benefit the whole economy, says John Schmitt in this article in CounterPunch, "The Path to Wage-Led Growth". It is read here by Old Mole Tom Becker.
Neoliberal political thought is deeply anti-democratic and believes that the rich should rule. A recent article by Cory Robin in The Nation demonstrates this, and here Clayton Morgareidge summarizes and comments on it.