First Yahoo!, then Best Buy revoked their employee policies allowing telecommuting, stirring a furor in the blogosphere. The reality is that, for better or worse, few US workers enjoy that kind of flexibility, data show.
Walmart protests on Black Friday by some employees are an attempt to shame the company into public action – even though the workers are not organized into a labor union. Extent of Walmart protests still unclear.
With the strike, teachers fought back against reforms that they say come hand-in-hand with vilifying teachers. But the strike also exposed rifts in the Democratic Party over education policy that had never been put in such stark relief.