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  • Video: Gotti, Knight and Prince Planned to Unionize the Rap Industry

    Oct 16, 11 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment

    *Hip Hop icon, Irv Gotti, Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight, and Rap-A-Lot CEO. James Prince at one point were looking to begin what would be the first phase of unionizing artists. The talks began in the early 2000s with ideas of establishing a Black owned record distribution company. But the plan was scratched on […]

  • Rinku Sen: There May Be Bias, But Wal-Mart Can’t Be Blamed, Says Supreme Court

    Jun 21, 11 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *(From Color Lines)The Supreme Court issued its decision in the Dukes v. Wal-Mart sex discrimination case yesterday, a frustrating ruling that doesn’t challenge the existence of bias, but that exempts the company from accountability. The case highlights the difficulty of addressing discrimination at a time when intentional bias is both illegal and socially unacceptable, and […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: No More Unions?

    Mar 1, 11 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    The governor of Wisconsin wants to eliminate the ability of civil service unions to bargain for benefits. In Providence, Rhode Island, because of a deal that has already been established by collective bargaining, the school board basically fired all the teachers, and is in the process of restructuring the school system (decreasing the number of […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: The Dark Side of Unions

    Sep 27, 10 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *The origins of unions in this country are part of the story of industrialization. In fact unions were labor’s response to the advent of Robber Barons – extremely powerful capitalist entrepreneurs of the late 19th century. As such they have always been charged with ensuring that any person or company’s profit is paralleled by a […]