Wal-Mart’s Loss In Fight For Lower Wages In DC Concerns Congress

By: Tuesday July 16, 2013 9:56 am

Wal-Mart, which repeatedly ranks amongst the richest companies in the world, has a pretty clear business model. The model is structured on getting slave-labor based suppliers to underbid each other, fleecing Wal-Mart’s low level workers, and destroying competitors – usually local businesses – through monopoly pricing power. Needless to say it is not surprising that [...]

Second Largest Employer In America Is Temp Agency

By: Tuesday July 9, 2013 10:01 am

If we keep saying recovery over and over again, maybe it will become true. Until then the facts are harsh. The job market is atrocious with most Americans coming off the unemployment rolls by either giving up working or taking low-paying part time and temporary jobs. This phenomenon is perhaps best exemplified in that the [...]

Walmart Strikers Head To Annual Meeting

By: Friday June 7, 2013 9:35 am

Workers in the Walmart Strike are heading to Bentonville, Arkansas to present their ideas for reforming Walmart’s business practices at the company’s annual meeting. When Walmart holds its annual meeting in Bentonville, Ark., on Friday, Janet Sparks will deliver two important messages. First, as a small shareholder, she will introduce a resolution to reform executive [...]

Penny Pritzker’s Financial Disclosure Off $80 Million

By: Thursday May 23, 2013 6:51 am

President Obama’s nomination of Penny Pritzker for Commerce Secretary was already problematic. Pritkzer is the epitome of the 1% – obscenely rich off of inherited wealth, hostile to workers, and someone who has advanced in politics by giving people money. She was a major campaign contributor and fundraiser for Obama which clearly played a role [...]

Campaign Opposing Penny Pritzker For Commerce Secretary Heats Up

By: Wednesday February 20, 2013 12:25 pm

Billionaire Penny Pritzker, of the plutocratic Pritzker family, has been floated by the Obama Administration as a candidate for Commerce Secretary. Penny Pritzker, an heiress to the Hyatt hotel fortune, is a leading candidate to become President Obama’s next commerce secretary as the president slowly moves to complete his second-term economic team. Ms. Pritzker, who [...]

Foxconn Workers Organize In Communist China

By: Monday February 4, 2013 9:05 am

When Chinese Communist Party leader Deng Xiaoping formally embraced Neoliberalism in the late 70s it was the final victory for the right-wing within the party. What followed was an opening up of China to Western business for the presumed benefit of all. In reality, China would invert the Maoist principles of the cultural revolution to [...]

As Union Membership Drops “Scabby” Is Reconsidered

By: Thursday January 24, 2013 7:55 am

The decline of the American labor movement has continued despite the rise in power of the Democratic Party. From the Detroit News: The nation’s unions lost 400,000 members in 2012 as the percentage of U.S. workers represented by a labor union fell to 11.3 percent, its lowest level since the 1930s – declining by 0.5 [...]

Lew Nomination Finds Opponents On Left And Right

By: Friday January 11, 2013 5:29 am

When President Obama announced Jack Lew’s nomination for Treasury Secretary he promised Lew would help bring people together, I doubt this is what he meant. From ABC News: Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., the ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee, declared today that Jack Lew must “never” become secretary of the Treasury. “To confirm Mr. Lew would [...]

As Port Strike Deadline Approaches Obama Pressured To Use Taft-Hartley

By: Friday December 28, 2012 6:14 am

UPDATE 1:10PM EST: There has been a 30 day extension to the ILA contract postponing the strike. The deadline is December 29th. Tomorrow. At 12:01 am on December 30th 14 ports from Boston to Houston will close as members of the International Longshoremen Association (ILA) covering the the East and Gulf coasts go on strike. [...]

Michigan Passes Right to Work; What Are Labor’s Next Options?

By: Wednesday December 12, 2012 7:06 am

Labor has not really attempted to overturn the Indiana “right to work” law, where they had less options at their disposal. But there are tools available in Michigan, as well as a relatively dense unionized labor force ready to fight back.

Michigan House Gives Final Approval on Right to Work

By: Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:45 am

Despite large protests and thousands of demonstrators, lawmakers in Michigan, as expected, granted final approval to right to work legislation, which will ban closed shop unions and allow workers to opt out of union dues despite having their employment covered by a collective bargaining agreement. The first of two bills, which installs right to work [...]

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