DALLAS – Communications Workers of America members are waiting out big contract deadlines, but they aren’t sitting still.
After 30 years, I still remember my rage and frustration. I was cleaning up after a hot, hard eight-hour shift at Oregon Steel, when the foreman came into the locker room. “Put your work clothes back on and go back to work,” he told me. “We need another man on number two furnace.” I had no choice, if I wanted to keep my job.
News analysis Just hearing Cintas workers tell their stories about sorting out wormy, moldy and flammable shop towels without proper ventilation is nauseating.
The name is the Apollo Project. And no, it’s not about Bush’s trip to Mars. It’s about jobs and cleaner energy.
George W. Bush will be the first president since Herbert Hoover to preside over a U.S. economy that lost jobs. Over 2 million manufacturing jobs are gone since Bush took office.