Strikes

Teamsters Unions Striking, Battling Concessions Nationwide

 
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Wave of Resilience, Solidarity as Workers Talk Strike Across the Nation

Wave of Resilience, Solidarity as Workers Talk Strike Across the Nation
A wave of strikes - either in progress, or soon to develop - have occurred across the United States. Workers have been demanding a renewal of contracts, or better benefits, in an age of cheap employment and increased disparity.
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Restoring Traditional America

Restoring Traditional America
Over the weekend The Daily Kos highlighted a cartoon from Tom the Dancing Bug (cartoonist Rueben Bolling) that responded to Bill O’Reilly’s election night claim that Obama’s win signaled the death of traditional America. According to O’Reilly, “the demographics are changing, it’s not a traditional American anymore.” Bolling wondered what would happen if Barack Hussein Obama traveled back in time to the world of Leave it to Beaver. In this imaginary scenario, Obama tells the Cleavers of his plan to raise the marginal tax rate on the wealthiest Americans, reduce the gap between CEO pay and that of the lowest paid employees, and bolster the social safety net. The “Beave” and his family point out that those features were already in place in their traditional 1960s America. “Golly, mister,” the Beave exclaims, “I think you’re bringing back traditional America.”
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Walmart Strikers Eye Black Friday

Labor journalist Josh Eidelson, caught us up on the latest news on the Walmart strikes, explained Walmart's history of aggressive anti unionism, how its business model is based on keeping people in poverty, why Walmart's tactics have depressed wages across the service sector and what strikers are planning for Black Friday.
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