No one’s sure how the windows on commuter buses between San Francisco and Silicon Valley keep getting smashed on a stretch of the 280 — maybe it’s a pellet gun, maybe it’s thrown rocks — but Apple and Google have informed employees who use the service that their commute is about to get 45Read More
Missouri, an overwhelmingly poor, GOP-dominated state, where a new “right-to-work” bill will face a referendum on the 2018 ballot, is at the heart of the battle over the nation’s surging trade union movement.
Despite the stacked deck against unions in Missouri, the employees of a Auxvasse, Missouri Dollar General store were able toRead More
When a billionaire Koch heir announces that he’s taking a break from suing ex-fiancees to give back their engagement rings and playing tennis at Mar-a-Largo in order to produce designer shirts covered in money-bags, it’s worth asking: did capitalism turn this guy into a useless asshole, or does capitalism find the useless assholes andRead More
Joe Ricketts, Trumpist founder of TD Ameritrade and owner of DNAinfo (which acquired Gothamist and the other -ist) sites, has shut down all Gothamist and related properties following a unionization vote by his employees.
Ricketts posted a disingenous note to the sites’ front doors blaming “insufficient progress” to “support the tremendous effort andRead More
One week after announcing the worst breach in American history, and days after it was revealed that the breach had been caused by simply negligence, Equifax has announced the “retirement” of its Chief Information Officer, David Webb, and Chief Security Officer, Susan Mauldin, though “the company’s review of the facts is still ongoing.”
Noah Smith (previously) writes in Bloomberg (!) about the “fleecing” of the Gen-X and Boomer middle class — a class that is growing continuously smaller and poorer, thanks to “financial deregulation, tax cuts and a lax attitude toward consumer protection and antitrust.”
The American middle-class was fleeced by “excessive fees paid toRead More