A big fat rat Cheers for a living wage Teachers endorse Obama, Clinton Coalition of Labor Union Women convenes Union members casting e-ballots Home Depot targeted by Steelworkers Another anti-labor move The fightback at Wal-Mart Union/nonunion contrast in the mines

Making dry bones come alive in New Orleans

It takes a leap of faith to believe that this lovely city can be rebuilt from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, given the cruelty of President Bush who concealed his administration’s abandonment of the working people of New Orleans with honey-sweet promises, all of them broken.

Somethings rotten in Shangri-la

Drive 60 miles northwest of Manhattan and you’re on a New Jersey road winding beneath mountain ridges exploding with fall colors reflected in a string of lakes. As you think you might be in Shangri-la, you pass a billboard proclaiming, “Welcome to West Milford — a Clean Community,” signed by the Republican mayor. An American flag flutters atop a pole next to it.