Labor

Despite an Expanding Labor Market, Union Membership Continues to Fall

Despite an Expanding Labor Market, Union Membership Continues to Fall
Even as the labor market expanded in 2012, union membership fell again, both in the private and public sectors a major reason American working families, despite their relatively high productivity levels, benefit significantly less from the fruits of their labor.
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In MLK Award Acceptance Speech at WI Capitol, Woman Gives Gov. Walker Hell to His Face

In MLK Award Acceptance Speech at WI Capitol, Woman Gives Gov. Walker Hell to His Face
In Wisconin, Dr. Margaret Rozga accepted the MLK 2013 Heritage Award for her husband, the late Father James Groppi, and used her acceptance speech to deliver a pointed attack on Governor Scott Walker as he sat just feet from her.
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Air Line Pilots Union Asks Congress to Pass Uniform Fatigue Rules

Air Line Pilots Union Asks Congress to Pass Uniform Fatigue Rules
If passed, this act would direct the U.S. Department of Transportation to apply the FAA’s fatigue rules to all-cargo operations, just as the regulations currently apply to passenger flights.
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TX Marriott Project Audited for Potential Wage Violations

TX Marriott Project Audited for Potential Wage Violations
When the City of Austin approved the construction of a new JW Marriott in the city’s downtown area it included an agreement to waive nearly $3.8 million in fees. In exchange, the project would pay prevailing wages to all its workers. After complaints from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 520, the city is looking to review the project and its developer, White Lodging.
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Obamacare Debate Masks Long-Standing Exploitation of Food Service Workers

Obamacare Debate Masks Long-Standing Exploitation of Food Service Workers
Even before Obamacare, fast food corporations kept much of their workforce at part-time status as a means of minimizing labor costs and maximizing profits.
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Labor Victory for LA Toll Group Drivers

Labor Victory for LA Toll Group Drivers
L.A. Toll Group drivers have ratified their first contract as members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters marking the first such contract in the dryage industry in 30 years. The workers, who haul apparel and merchandise from the L.A. Ports, will receive a $6 raise, paid sick leave, paid overtime, guaranteed shift hours, a pension plan, and more affordable health care coverage.
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While Washington Bickers, Bad Trade Deals Bleed Our Economy Dry

While Washington Bickers, Bad Trade Deals Bleed Our Economy Dry
While politicians in Washington squabble, they ignore report after report that show how one-sided trade deals with China and others are killing off our jobs , factories, industries, and economy.
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Fox’s Gutfeld: 'Sweatshops for Emerging Economies Are for Workers with No Skills'

Fox’s Greg Gutfeld may have discovered the secret to sweatshop success in relation to underpaid workers. He said, “A low paying job has to be low rung in order to get people up on that. If you make that low rung high paying, than the unskilled worker can’t get up there and move up. That’s why the biggest myth of all time is that sweatshops are bad."
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Unemployed Political Cartoonist Looks to Crowdsourcing to Fund Work

Unemployed Political Cartoonist Looks to Crowdsourcing to Fund Work
In 2009, Bill Day was an award-winning, nationally syndicated political cartoonist flying high at the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tennessee. But on a March afternoon, Day became a casualty of budget cuts and was escorted out of the paper — just one of many staff cartoonists let go in recent years by newspapers struggling to control costs.
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Twinkie's Secret Filling Revealed to be Union-Busting

Twinkie's Secret Filling Revealed to be Union-Busting
Despite years and years of successfully putting products on the marketplace, Hostess became a mirror image for a country that has lost respect for folks who have worked hard, been highly productive and yet continue to fall further behind.
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