Workers Struggle recently engaged in a Facebook discussion with a member of the TEAMSTERS union (also a member of the Facebook page “Workers Power” on the nature of the unions, their structure and what the interests of the Working Class are
We are living in very critical times. Ever since the 2008 "financial crisis" capitalism has thrown world into an orgy of destruction and disparity. The structural crisis capitalism faces is intensifying.
Last week there was some debate over how many Americans are actually out of work, i.e., the “real” unemployment rate. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, an agency within the US Department of Labor, put the official number at a laughable 5.3%, down from 6.1% the previous year.