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Via Crain’s: Mayor Warns NYC May Revoke Spectrum's Franchise Agreement Amid Labor Dispute With The IBEW, Complaints The Cable Company Has Failed To Use Local Vendors Is Being "Fully Investigated"

Published on Monday, August 7, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Time Warner Cable was rebranded as Spectrum after the telecom was acquired last year by Charter Communications, but Mayor Bill de Blasio has appeared to threaten to revoke the franchise of one of the city's largest cable and internet providers - a company locked in a bitter battle with the Union that represents its Employees. Charter more»

Via Open Shop, A ‘One Way Ticket To The Gravesite’ - Union Workers ‘Raise Alarm’ Over Unsafe Building Sites After NYC Cabbie Escaped Death When A Crowbar Crashes Down On His Vehicle

Published on Saturday, August 5, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - A New York City cabbie who narrowly escaped death when a four-foot crowbar came crashing down on his vehicle while stopped at a traffic signal in May, joined with members of the New York City Building Trades on Thursday (August 3rd) to protest the rise of so-called Open Shop developments throughout the five boroughs. The falling crowbar more»

Via RWDSU Says Union Web Site Was Hacked By An “Anti-Semitic Computer Hacker,” Who Targeted The Internet Site With Hateful Message This Week

Published on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union’s (RWDSU) web site is recovering following a cyber-attack after the Union reported an “anti-Semitic computer hacker” targeted the with hateful messages this week. On Tuesday (August 1st), RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum said his Union was “working to resolve the more» IBEW-Represented Union Members Continue Strike Against Spectrum

Published on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK) - More than 100 Union Members and supporters rallied outside the Spectrum store in New Springville last week in support of the Strike against Spectrum/Time Warner Cable. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 3 Members have been striking at the store, located on Richmond Avenue since March 28th when they more»

Via The Queens Times Ledger: Union Officials Call For Workplace Training After LIC Construction Collapse

Published on Monday, July 31, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(LONG ISLAND CITY, NEW YORK) – Labor and elected officials, along with representatives from a number of community groups, joined members of Build Up NYC last week to urge the city to suspend the license of a contractor for an accident at a Long Island City construction project that injured six Workers last month. The rally took place at the Rabsky more»

Via NPR Workers Just Showed Us ‘Why’ Journalists ‘Need’ To Organize

Published on Thursday, July 27, 2017 in New York City Labor News
National Public Radio (NPR) Workers just proved that collective action works - and in today’s media landscape - Staff Unions are more important than ever. The Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and NPR reached a tentative, three-year agreement shortly after midnight on July 15th, preventing more more»

Via Laborpress.Org: New York City Economic Development Corporation Joins Waldner’s Boycott - Suspended Business With Office Furniture Company That’s Locked Out Its Entire Union-Represented Workforce

Published on Monday, July 24, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - In the first major victory for Teamsters Local 814’s boycott of the office furniture company that has locked out its entire Union Workforce, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC0 has suspended business with Waldner’s Business Environments. The EDC, a city-controlled corporation that works to stimulate more»

Via Representatives Of 40 Law Enforcement Unions Meet To Discuss How To Handle Confrontations With Mentally Ill Individuals

Published on Sunday, July 23, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Representatives of 40 Law Enforcement Unions recently met in New York City to discuss how Police should handle confrontations with mentally ill people - who make up a quarter of Americans killed by Cops each year, according to a statistic cited at the conference. “We ‘aren’t psychiatrists or psychologists,’” more»

Via The Hill: UFCW International President Perrone Says Amazon-Whole Foods Merger ‘Could Lead To’ Job Automation

Published on Friday, July 21, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - One of the largest Labor Unions in the U.S. is calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to more closely scrutinize Amazon’s pending merger with the high-end grocer Whole Foods. The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) is urging the agency to look at the potential implications for jobs that the merger more»

Via New York State Legislation Passes To Provide Sick Leave to 9/11 First Responders Statewide

Published on Thursday, July 20, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - New York First Responders earned a major victory in Albany recently when State Lawmakers passed a bill granting unlimited sick leave to all New York State and Municipal Employees who fall ill after serving at the World Trade Center site following 9/11. The bill, which awaits the signature by Governor Andrew Cuomo, would give Municipal more»

Via ‘Determination & Grit:’ Inside the Fight to Save Middle-Class Jobs At Waldner’s

Published on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Not that they needed it, but the huge contract win that Employees at the Clare Rose beer distributor on Long Island have achieved after an intense 82-day Strike is helping to power another group of Workers fighting to keep their Middle Class jobs at Waldner’s Business Environments. “The Clare Rose victory is a ‘huge more»

Via Carpenters Call On New York City Mayor de Blasio To Restore Cuts & Settle Contract

Published on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Already in danger of being in violation of two prior Restraining Orders and facing an upcoming court date that could seriously tarnish Mayor Bill de Blasio’s legacy as a progressive, Pro-Union mayor - the New York City District of Council of Carpenters is calling on Hizzoner to immediately restore Workers’ vacation time and more»

NLRB Confirms Massive 99.6% ‘Union Yes’ Vote By Graduate Workers At The New School In New York City

Published on Monday, July 17, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Research Assistants (RAs) and Teaching Assistants (TAs) at The New School have voted by an overwhelming margin – 502-to-2 – in favor of United Auto Workers (UAW) representation in a Union Election, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) New York Regional Office confirms. “We are ‘extremely excited by more»

Teamsters Win 82-Day Strike At Clare Rose, Long Island’s Largest Beer Distributor – Tentative Contract Reached That Preserves Pensions

Published on Friday, July 14, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK) - Teamsters Local 812 and Clare Rose, the Anheuser-Busch distributor for Long Island, announced a tentative contract agreement late Thursday (July 13th), covering Drivers and Warehouse Workers who have been on Strike since April 23rd. The contract guarantees Clare Rose will continue contributions to the Workers’ Pension Plan, more»

Via The Daily News: New York’s ‘Summer Of Hell’ Now Includes Airports - JFK, LaGuardia, Newark Airport Employees Declare Strike, Walk Off In Labor Dispute

Published on Thursday, July 13, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York’s “summer of hell” now includes airports. Some 700 Airport Workers who provide curbside and terminal services for major airlines at all three New York travel hubs went on Strike Tuesday evening (July 11th), potentially snarling flights for United Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue. Hundreds of Wheelchair more»

Labor Perspective From Teamsters Local 89 President Fred Zuckerman: This Is War! - It’s Time For An ‘All-Out’ Fight Back On Proposed National Right-To-Work (For Less) Legislation

Published on Sunday, July 9, 2017 in New York City Labor News
Anti-Worker politicians who are proposing National Right-To-Work (for less) Legislation are doing the bidding of the employers and they must be defeated. This is war and it is time for an all-out fightback by the Teamsters and all of Organized Labor. So-called Right-To-Work has nothing to do with "rights," except the right of employers to try to weaken more»

NYC Department Of Buildings targets Gilbane Residential Construction After Rash Of Construction Mishaps, Including Concrete & Crowbar Falls From East 59th Street Site

Published on Friday, July 7, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – New York City is cracking down on Gilbane Residential Construction after a rash of construction mishaps on several of the contractor’s sites. In May, a crowbar fell from the 32nd story of a luxury condo building rising at Macklowe Properties’ 200 East 59th Street, The New York Daily News reported. The tool crashed onto more»

Top NYC Office Furniture Company, Which For The Past 50 Years Has Been A ‘Union Company,’ Locks Out Its Teamster-Represented Workers & ‘Kicks Them To The Curb’

Published on Thursday, July 6, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – On Wednesday morning (July 5th), Waldner’s Business Environments - one of the largest office furniture companies in the New York City area, which has been Unionized for the past 50 years - locked out its Teamsters-represented Workforce. For the past several months, Waldner’s has refused to bargain a new contract with more»

New York City’s Teamsters Local 810 Becomes First Teamsters Local To Become A ‘Sanctuary Union’ To Protect Its Membership From The Persistent Threat Of Raids & Deportations In The Wake Of Trump’s Presidential Election

Published on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Only an hour or so after the U.S. Supreme Court had "partially reinstated" Republican President Donald Trump's racist travel ban, Teamsters Local 810 in New York City declared itself a Sanctuary Union, becoming the first Teamsters Local to do so. The resolution was the culmination of a four-month campaign within the Union to take decisive more»

Via Brooklyn Acting DA Vows To ‘Work With’ New York City’s Carpenters Union In “Rooting Out Bad Developers”

Published on Monday, July 3, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) - Brooklyn’s acting District Attorney, and inside favorite to win September’s crowded primary race, has earned the New York City District Council of Carpenters’ endorsement, vowing to devote the necessary resources to successfully identify and prosecute crooked real estate developers who put profits over Worker more»

A Focus On Union-Busting: NLRB Orders Queens Carting Company To Stop Trying To Oust The Teamsters As The Union Representing Its Employees

Published on Friday, June 30, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ordered a Maspeth-based waste-carting company to stop trying to oust the Teamsters as the Union representing its Employees. In a settlement of three Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Complaints announced this week, Planet Waste agreed to bargain in good faith with Teamsters Local 813 and stop more»

Building Congress Analysis Shows NYC Construction Employment Surpassed 140,000 In 2016, While Construction Wages Grew 5.4% - Increasing By The Highest Rate Since 2007

Published on Thursday, June 29, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Construction industry employment in New York City rose for the fifth consecutive year in 2016, surpassing 140,000 for the first time in at least four decades, according to a New York Building Congress analysis of New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) employment statistics available since 1975. In addition, the average annual wages more»

Labor Perspective From Carpenters Director Of Organizing Steven Shelton: ‘Marketing Isn’t Just For Businesses Anymore’ & Unions ‘Should Take Marketing Seriously’

Published on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in New York City Labor News
As a Director of Organizing for the Carpenters Union, I spent a lot of time balancing a message that was right for the Members, right for Non-Union Workers, right for the businesses, right for politicians and right for the public. This is no easy feat. A big mistake I saw a lot (myself included) was assuming that Members fully understood why we were doing more»

Via In These Times On The Clare Rose Strike: Meet The Mom-And-Pop Company That Went From Union-Friendly To Union-Busting

Published on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK) - When Teamsters Local 812 Member Louis Chiarelli reflects on his 26 years at Long Island Beer Distributor Clare Rose, he remembers a family culture, company-wide vacations and the firm’s second-generation owners waiting late into holiday nights for drivers to return from their routes - but now he finds himself standing across more»

Via Racked.Com: America’s Retail Workforce Is ‘Tired Of Being Ignored’ & Workers From Walmart To Bloomingdale’s Are ‘Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands’

Published on Sunday, June 25, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(EMERYVILLE, CALIFORNIA) - Francisco Aguilera has worked at the Express on Bay Street in Emeryville, California for the past year and a half. “I do a ‘little bit of everything,’” from running the register to folding and arranging clothes to working in the stockroom in the back of the store, he says. Soft-spoken with an open smile, more»

Via The New York Daily News: Actors’ Equity & The League of Resident Theaters Reach Deal Bringing Pay Raises Across The U.S.

Published on Friday, June 23, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Union-represented Actors and Stage Managers who work in not-for-profit theaters across the country just got a pay raise. Under a new contract deal between the Actors’ Equity Union and the League of Resident Theaters (LORT) - which bargains collectively for 72 theaters nationally - salary increases range from 16% to 81% over more» With ‘A Push’ From Organized Labor, Uber Agrees To Include Tip Option

Published on Thursday, June 22, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Three months after city taxi regulators announced they would propose a rule requiring all cab-hailing apps to include a way for passengers to give the driver a tip, Uber said it would modify its app to enable tipping. The company announced June 20th that it had made tipping available in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Houston, and would extend more»

New York State Assembly Passes Bill Ending Sub-Minimum Wages For Car Wash Workers

Published on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The New York State Assembly passed A.2967-A on Tuesday (June 20th), just hours after lawmakers experienced a day-in-the-life of a Car Wash Worker and saw first-hand the sub-minimum wages earned after a day of back breaking work. Now, Car Wash Workers are urging the Senate to pass the bill quickly to put an end to their washed-out more»

RWDSU President Criticizes Amazon’s Acquisition Of Whole Foods, Says It “Shows The Lengths Amazon Will Go To Destroy Competition In Its Battle With Walmart To Become The Nation’s Largest Retailer”

Published on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - President Stuart Appelbaum of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) is criticizing news of Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, saying it “shows the lengths Amazon will go to destroy competition in its long-standing battle with Walmart to become nation’s largest retailer. It was announced late last more»

Via Labor-Backed Web Site ‘Trashes’ Private Waste Industry & Exposes Record Of Abuse

Published on Monday, June 19, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – A new web site, launched just last week that’s called Trash Kingpins of NYC, is drawing attention to the labor abuses, environmental damage, corruption and racist and sexist comments of some of New York City’s worst private sanitation companies. The web site is a project of three members of the Transform Don’t more»

Via Pizza Chain Joins Clare Rose Boycott in Support Of Teamster Strikers

Published on Saturday, June 17, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Another business, this time a large chain, has joined the Long Island boycott of Anheuser-Busch distributor Clare Rose - in support of Teamster Local 812-represented Workers who’ve been striking since April 23rd. Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza’s eight Long Island locations (it has 68 across the country) will join the more»

Via The Real Deal: New York City Building Trades Sue Alma Realty For Allegedly Backing Out Of Agreement To Use Union Labor After Developer Promised To Negotiate A PLA

Published on Thursday, June 15, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Greater New York Building and Construction Trades Council is going after Alma Realty for allegedly sidestepping its promise to hire Union Labor on its Astoria Cove megaproject. The Trades Council has filed a lawsuit against the developer in Federal Court, alleging Alma failed to negotiate a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for the more»

New York State AFL-CIO President Cilento: Support American Manufacturing As An End Of Session Priority

Published on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento is calling on State Elected Officials to support Buy American Legislation as an end of session priority. Both Houses of the State Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo have introduced legislation to enact stronger laws requiring that when taxpayer dollars are used on public works more»

Via Belmont Stakes Joined Boycott Of Anheuser-Busch To Support Clare Rose Strikers

Published on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - just days before the June 10th Belmont Stakes, Belmont Park announced that in support of strikers at Anheuser-Busch distributor Clare Rose, it would no longer serve Anheuser-Busch products. Clare Rose Drivers and Warehouse Workers, Members of Teamsters Local 812, have been striking since April 23rd, over massive cuts to drivers’ more»

Via The New York Daily News: Just In Time For The Annual Tony Awards, Entertainment Icons: Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Liam Neeson, Publicly Back Broadway Casting Directors In Fight To Unionize

Published on Sunday, June 11, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Two more entertainment icons have come out in support of Broadway Casting Directors push to Unionize - just in time for the annual Tony Awards. Actor Robert De Niro and the director who helped make him a household name, Martin Scorsese, posed with well-known casting director Ellen Lewis over the weekend and became the latest in the more»

Via This ‘Ain't Trump's Broadway!’ Actors To Rally With Casting Directors

Published on Thursday, June 8, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The hardest working Actors on Broadway are going to bat for Teamsters Local 817 Casting Directors and their fight to secure a fair contract with the Broadway League. The leads in such Broadway hits including Hamilton, The Book of Mormon, Waitress and Indecent have taken to Social Media to express their clear support of the Casting more»

Via Crain’s New York: Unions' Agenda Has Been ‘Labor Of Love’ For New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio

Published on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Mayor Bill de Blasio began collecting public endorsements from local Unions in November, a full year before his next Election Day - and no wonder: City Unions have, for the most part, seen their fortunes rise under the mayor and the City Council regime that came to power with him in 2014. “When we ‘lift the floor, everyone can more»

Via The Real Deal/New York Real Estate News: NYC Mayor De Blasio & Construction Unions Reportedly Close To A Deal On Extra Training Requirements

Published on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City’s Construction Union Leaders are nearing a deal on Worker Training Requirements, a program the real estate industry is concerned about. In response to a recent uptick in injuries and deaths, City Hall is proposing a requirement that all Workers be trained between 54 and 71 hours, according to a more»

How Buy American n ‘Fights’ Labor Exploitation Around The Globe & Why Thinking Globally & Acting ‘Matters Locally’

Published on Sunday, June 4, 2017 in New York City Labor News
When we talk about Buy American, we often focus on American Workers. Buy American n preferences - after all, give U.S. Workers and companies the first shot at work like building infrastructure or equipping our military, making sure taxpayer dollars are reinvested in local communities rather than being sent overseas. What we often overlook is that Buy more»

Via New York City Building Trades Commemorate Ground Zero’s ‘Last Column’

Published on Friday, June 2, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - In what New York City Building Trades Union Head Gary LaBarbera called “a small, solemn service,” about 100 Construction Workers and Union Leaders recently gathered in Zuccotti Park to mark the 15th anniversary of the last column being removed from the rubble of the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attacks. “One thing more»

Via Teamsters Protest Anti-Union Firings At New Jersey’s XPO Logistics - Unions Says Workers Were “Punished For Supporting” A Recent Union Drive

Published on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY) - A group of more than 50 Teamsters and supporters, including State Lawmakers and the head of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO, recently protested outside the XPO Logistics, Incorporated’s Hamilton Township terminal and demanded that the company reinstate three fired Workers they say were punished for supporting a recent more»

Clare Rose Strike Update: Teamsters ‘Call Out’ Anheuser-Busch On Memorial Day Weekend

Published on Sunday, May 28, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(LONG ISLAND) - Teamsters Local 812 is calling out Anheuser-Busch’s hypocrisy this Memorial Day Weekend as the Strike at local Anheuser-Busch distributor Clare Rose picks up steam. Striking Union Members planned to rally outside a major Long Island holiday event and Teamster Members will be at stores and bars, asking Long Islanders not to buy more»

Via Why Won't Broadway Recognize This Union?

Published on Friday, May 26, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Broadway Casting Directors - who have been fighting for a fair contract since 2016 as Members of Teamsters Local 817, say that the refusal of producers to sit down with them at the bargaining table is both unfair and threatens to undermine the very diversity that has helped the theater industry rake in a whopping $1.5 billion in gross more»

Via Taxi Unions ‘Slam’ New Uber Pricing System

Published on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Unions representing New York City Taxi Drivers have denounced Uber’s new “route-based pricing” system, saying it reduces the share of the fare that actually goes to Drivers. The policy, which Drivers were required to sign on to by Monday (May 22), sets prices for trips based on the route, not the length of the trip in more»

Via Boycotts & Audit Loom As NY Beer Distributor Clare Rose ‘Defies’ Teamster Strikers

Published on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Small businesses on Long Island are joining Strikers against Clare Rose, the sole distributor of Anheuser-Busch products and craft beers - such as Blue Point and Greenport, by boycotting the company, refusing deliveries and displaying boycott signs in their store windows. The Teamsters-represented Workers have been on Strike since April more»

Via Critic Calls on Organized Labor To Help ‘Take Down’ The ‘Powerful’ Real Estate Board Of New York’s 'Bullies'

Published on Sunday, May 21, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - A corporate watchdog intent on upending the powerful Real Estate Board of New York’s (REBNY) grip on city politics is calling on Organized Labor to help “divide and conquer” the more than 120-year-old organization. In an episode of LaborPress’s Blue Collar Buzz (airing on AM970), Corporation Campaign, Incorporated more»

Via NYC Council To Probe Spectrum/Charter Communication’s Standoff With Its IBEW-Represented Workers

Published on Friday, May 19, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - A Queens councilman on Thursday (May 19th) promised Striking Spectrum/Charter Communications Workers rallying outside the multi-billion dollar telecom's 23rd Street offices in New York City that hearings will soon be held looking into the company’s activities during the almost two-month-old standoff with International Brotherhood of more»

STRIKE UPDATE: Teamsters Protest Clare Rose At Anheuser Busch-Sponsored Politico Event In Washington, D.C.

Published on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Wednesday (May 18th) evening, the Teamsters protested Anheuser-Busch distributor Clare Rose, Incorporated at Politico’s An Audit on Tax Reform event at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C., an event was sponsored by Anheuser-Busch. They carried signs and distributed fliers that read: “Anheuser-Busch: Tell Clare Rose To Pay more»

UPDATE: Clare Rose Begins Illegally Replacing Striking Teamsters As Union Challenges IDA Subsidies Awarding To The Company For The ‘Promised Maintenance’ Of Jobs

Published on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in New York City Labor News
(GREAT NECK, NEW YORK) – Clare Rose began permanently replacing striking Union Members at the Long Island Budweiser distributor on Monday (May 15th). It is a violation of Federal Labor Law to permanently replace Workers who are striking over Unfair Labor Practices (ULPs). The announcement, via a Facebook post by Clare Rose CEO Sean Rose’s more»

A ‘Blast From The Past’ Labor Perspective ‘That’s Worth Another Read:’ Sorry, Folks, Rich People ‘Actually Don't Create The Jobs'

Published on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in New York City Labor News
As America struggles with high unemployment and record inequality, everyone is offering competing solutions to the problem. In this war of words (and classes), one thing has been repeated so often that many people now regard it as fact: "Rich people create the jobs." Specifically, by starting and directing America's companies, entrepreneurs and rich more»