The ‘Secret’ That Gets CEOs Rich: Keep Workers Poor / by Sam Pizzigati

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair How far off the charts has compensation for America’s top corporate CEOs soared? Let’s use Peter Drucker as our reference point. Management theorists today generally give Drucker, a refugee from Nazism in the 1930s, the credit for essentially laying down “the foundations of management as a scientific discipline” after World War II.Continue reading “The ‘Secret’ That Gets CEOs Rich: Keep Workers Poor / by Sam Pizzigati”

Maine News: Group homes say they’re being shorted by state in effort to raise care worker wages / by Dan Neumann

Care worker Phoebe Shields with South Portland resident Ruth. | Beacon Touted as one of the top achievements in a $1.2 billion supplemental budget passed last month, state lawmakers say they are countering Maine’s severe shortage of trained direct care workers to care for seniors and people with disabilities by finally funding a long-sought wage increase. But some directorsContinue reading “Maine News: Group homes say they’re being shorted by state in effort to raise care worker wages / by Dan Neumann”

Maine Poor People’s Campaign mobilizes for national ‘Moral March on Washington’ in June / by Evan Popp

Photo: A day of action organized by the Maine Poor People’s Campaign in Bangor in 2021 | Photo courtesy of Maine Poor People’s Campaign via Facebook  Mainers from across the state will travel to Washington, D.C., next month as part of a march to demand that those in power stop ignoring the 140 million poor andContinue reading “Maine Poor People’s Campaign mobilizes for national ‘Moral March on Washington’ in June / by Evan Popp”

Maine Poor People’s Campaign mobilizes for national ‘Moral March on Washington’ in June / by Evan Popp

Photo: A day of action organized by the Maine Poor People’s Campaign in Bangor in 2021 | Photo courtesy of Maine Poor People’s Campaign via Facebook  Mainers from across the state will travel to Washington, D.C., next month as part of a march to demand that those in power stop ignoring the 140 million poor andContinue reading “Maine Poor People’s Campaign mobilizes for national ‘Moral March on Washington’ in June / by Evan Popp”

Maine News: ‘We are unified’: Maine Med nurses, supporters rally for fair union contract / by Evan Popp

Image credit: WMTW Hundreds rallied in solidarity with nurses at Maine Medical Center on Wednesday morning, braving a steady rain to urge management at the state’s largest hospital to agree to adequate staffing levels, competitive benefits and wages, and other policies to improve working conditions and patient safety within nurses’ first union contract, which isContinue reading “Maine News: ‘We are unified’: Maine Med nurses, supporters rally for fair union contract / by Evan Popp”