A united labor movement this week fired several shots aimed at drawing attention to real election issues that the Republicans want to bury with flimflam.
Boeing workers are prepared for a long strike to prevent their jobs from being outsourced as their shutdown of the nation’s largest airplane maker enters its fourth day.
In a dehumanizing federal case, five members of the same family in Immokalee Fla. pleaded guilty Sept. 2 to enslaving Mexican and Guatemalan farmworkers for more than two years. Slavery in the U.S. has been banned for more than 130 years.
The Forward, America’s most influential Jewish newspaper, is running a story on immigration and labor issues at the Agriprocessors Brooklyn plant that reveals the Rubaskins likely were knowingly hiring illegal immigrants. In addition, a case involving union organization at the plant is being petitioned to the Supreme Court.
Many of the thousands of young people gathered at Harriet Island in the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minn., on Sept. 1 probably never heard of folk musician Woody Guthrie or labor organizer Joe Hill, but they cheered when musicians Steve Earle and Tom Morello evoked the memories of these labor icons at the 'Take Back Labor Day' Festival there during the GOP convention.
“We’re here to support Barack Obama and to speak on the issues facing working families especially the failing American dream and the failed policies of Bush and McCain.'
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., -- The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today delivered a full-throated endorsement for Barack Obama following a personal appeal from New York Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton at the union's national convention in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
The official jobless rate topped 6.1 percent in August bringing the plight of U.S. workers into the center of the political arena as the presidential campaign enters its final eight weeks.
“How do you hide $13 billion? Do you stuff it in an airplane? Do you give it to the CEO? Or, do you share it with your workers?”
27,000 members of the International Association of Machinists (IAM) union shut down Boeing, the nation’s largest aircraft maker, Sept. 6 as they formed picket lines at all company facilities in Washington state, Oregon and Kansas.