Category: Worker’s Rights

The Surprising Origins of the term: “The American Dream”

The optimistic term came from the depths of the bleakest economic crisis in US History.

“Innovate or Die”: The Surprising Origins of “Side Project Time”

As “20% Side Project Time” becomes less popular at maturing tech companies, we remember the surprising origin of this concept that dates all the way back to World War II at 3M.

What are Workforce Development Programs (WDPs) and How Can I Benefit?

WDPs are the American free-market approach to developing the country’s labor skills, but it’s a lot more than that when done at the community level.

World War II and the Expansion of Industrial and Organizational Psychology: A Catalyst for Innovation

It may surprise you the extent that Industrial/Organizational Development advanced in post-war America because of the trauma of war.

What Affect do Union Disputes and Strikes Have on the Stock Market? An In-Depth Retrospective

History of Labor Disputes’ affect on the US Stock Market and economy as a whole – short term and long term (research links below).

United Auto Workers Demand a 46.9% Raise – What History Says About That

Top workers make $32 and want $47. It might have been considered impossible until the Hot Labor Summer of ’23 saw huge gains for Union negotiations.

Labor Strikes of 2023: What’s Behind the Global Resurgence in Workers’ Rights?

Just a few years ago Unions were feared to be “Dead.” Why do they seem unstoppable now?

Labor Day’s Bloody Birth, Explained

Labor Day was born out of a bloody incident known as the Pullman Strike where US troops killed 13 and injured 50.

Guide to Receiving Government and Employer Support for Severe ADHD

A guide with links and explanations on how to receive government assistance if you have severe ADHD, and what employers should be doing.