Archive for the 'Organized Labor' Category

WHY WE SHOULDN’T BUY FROM AMAZON…

February 23rd, 2014

I’ve devoted a great deal of time over the past few years to railing against Walmart, but in many ways Amazon is a greater problem because we never actually see the workers. PZ Myers over at Pharyngula links to a story at Salon this morning about the ongoing inhumane practices at Jeff Bezos’ company. I […]

HAVE HAD A PENSION…? MUST READ…!

September 27th, 2013

Politicians run for office, promising to deliver law and order, safe and clean streets, and good schools. Then they get elected, and instead of paying for the cops, garbagemen, teachers and firefighters they only just 10 minutes ago promised voters, they intercept taxpayer money allocated for those workers and blow it on other stuff. It’s […]

THE DAY THE MIDDLECLASS DIED…

September 14th, 2013

Michael Moore writes: On August 5, 1981, President Ronald Reagan fired every member of the air traffic controllers union (PATCO) who’d defied his order to return to work and declared their union illegal. They had been on strike for just two days. It was a bold and brash move. No one had ever tried it. […]

TODAY WILLIETTA DUKES IS GOING ON STRIKE…

August 30th, 2013

Willietta Dukes writes: I’ve worked at fast-food restaurants in North Carolina for the past 15 years. I’ve spent more hours at Church’s Chicken, McDonald’s and now Burger King than I can remember. I work hard – I never miss a shift and always arrive on time. But today, I’m going on strike. I make $7.85 […]

WHAT DO 1928 AND 2007 HAVE IN COMMON…?

August 21st, 2013

LOW PAY IS NOT OK… GET ORGANIZED…

July 17th, 2013

TAX INCENTIVES FOR BUSINESSES ARE A SCAM…

December 2nd, 2012

I, and others like Roldo Bartimole, have made the case that tax giveaways as incentives to businesses are gifts that have no promise, or even hope, of return to the tax payers who pay the bills. This morning’s, above-the-fold, headline in the New York Times reads: The Empty Promise of Tax Incentives. Writer Louise Story […]

WHAT WILL YOUR LITTLE GROUP DO THIS WEEK…?

November 19th, 2012

Tom Peters writes: BIG change is always driven by a LITTLE group.

ROCK SOLID WOBBLIES…

August 24th, 2012

And you thought working smarter was the goal? Does this shed a bit of light on why our recovery from the Great Recession has been anemic at best? Do you really think the bosses have the solutions to get Americans back to work? Do you think getting Americans back to work appears anywhere on their […]

YOU CAN’T ESCAPE HISTORY… EVER…

November 19th, 2011

Tim Russo writes: I’m so in the tank for Barack Obama. This is well documented. It is in this spirit of total in-the-tankness that I beg Barack Obama to address the Occupy movement, in person, at length, from the presidential podium, soon. At a bare minimum, Occupy has now suffered over 4,500 arrests in two […]

ROLDO RIGHTS: PLAIN DEALER STILL ON ITS KNEES…

October 18th, 2011

Roldo Bartimole writes: Two days in a row now the Plain Dealer editorially slapped away at working people. This time at Cleveland teachers. Target the workers. Who do they think buys their newspaper? Having never carefully examined a major drain on the Cleveland schools – tax abatements and exemptions – and having never acquired a […]

SB5/ISSUE 2 TEACHING MOMENTS…

September 6th, 2011

Sherry Linkon writes: Some students responded exactly as the administration must have hoped: blaming the faculty and creating a facebook page that included many statements by students vowing to vote in support of SB5 because of this. But others were not reeled in. Instead, they organized. They created a facebook page, YSU Students for Faculty […]

THERE IS POWER… WHEN WE STAND…

September 5th, 2011