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LA Times Editorial: Do tax incentives really create jobs?

From the LA Times: Tesla Motors, which recently wrangled more than $1 billion in tax breaks out of the state of Nevada, has proved itself unusually adept at obtaining government support for its private enterprise. But it’s hardly alone in tapping state and local governments for incentives, such as tax credits for jobs created and…

What does the history of Labor Day mean for its future?

For many, the legacy of Labor Day has been forgotten. We forget about the struggle that so many fought and even died for to achieve decent working conditions. We take for granted that children no longer have to slave away in American factories for 17 hours a day, six days a week. We undervalue what…

CTA fighting for social media privacy

In order to protect employee rights, CTA is now opposing AB 25 (Campos), a bill that would originally have prohibited employers from forcing applicants and employees to give management access to their Facebook and other social media accounts. AB 25, by Assembly Member Nora Campos (D-San Jose), as originally drafted would have clarified legislation approved…

Welcome to The Laborhood! Sit back, relax. You’re with friends.

Welcome to The Laborhood! Thank you for visiting our site. The Laborhood is a community of workers and their supporters standing together to share stories and to take on the challenges that workers face every day – and think about how we can make change for the better. We are inspired every day by what workers…