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The "Middle Class" Myth: Here's Why Wages Are Really So Low Today
Business  (tags: wages, poverty, middle class, unions )

Freya
- 105 days ago - salon.com
Want to understand the failures of the "free market" and the key to getting a decent wage? Here's the real story.
Debunking Wal-Mart's Latest Lie: Unions Paid $50 to Anyone Who Protested
Business  (tags: : Wal-Mart, Unions, Labor, nlrb, law, Crime, retaliation, Media )

Judy
- 141 days ago - salon.com
The retail giant blatantly distorts a government memo and an LA Times article to smear today's protests
Scalia's Chance to Smash Unions: The Huge Under-the-Radar Case
Business  (tags: Supreme Court, Unions, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, The Labor Movement, Benjamin Sachs, UNITE HERE, SEIU, Fast food, deals, Business News, News, Politics News )

Judy
- 156 days ago - salon.com
A Supreme Court case being argued Wednesday could take away a tactic that's kept unions alive
Bring Those Jobs Home - This Company Did! - Video
Business  (tags: americans, business, consumers, economy, Entrepreneurs, labor, marketing, money, society, Unions )

Kit
- 204 days ago - youtu.be
Corporate America, You've Officially Been Schooled - In this novel approach, jobs are actually brought back from China, and everybody works together to build a better company here in the United States, while making a good living at the same time.
AFL-CIO LA Convention: Labor's Days in La La Land
Business  (tags: Labor, unions, collective bargaining, AFL-CIO, convention, Service Employees International Union, United Food and Commercial Workers, Affordable Care Act )

Brian
- 211 days ago - socialistworker.org
Missing from the festivities last week in LA was much-needed focus on successful strategies for defending and revitalizing labor's existing membership base.
Indiana Judge: Right-To-Work Law Violates State Constitution
Business  (tags: Indiana, "right-to-work, " anti-union, unconstitutional, unions, collective bargaining, workers, workers rights, labor )

Brian
- 221 days ago - livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com
Judge John Sedia of the Lake Superior Court said that the right-to-work law illegally requires unions to represent workers even if the workers do not pay union dues. Sedia said the prohibition and penalties for collecting union dues was unconstitutional.
Canada: Billions in Profit, Cuts for Local Workers, Scab-Brewed Beer for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians! ACTION
Business  (tags: corporate, corruption, money, labor, Canada, unions, Labatt, breweries, Anheuser- Busch )

Nancy
- 261 days ago - labourstartcampaigns.net
The war to set global labour standards in the brewing industry is being fought in the Canadian city of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. On one side, the Canadian division of the world's largest (and very profitable) brewing corporation, Anheuser-
Mushroom Clouds Over Texas, 500 Deaths in Bangladesh -- THAT'S Why We Need Unions
Business  (tags: business, corporate, economy, money, Unions )

Jason
- 350 days ago - informationclearinghouse.info
News reports tell us that more than 500 people have now died and more than 2,500 were injured in Savar, Bangladesh, while the toll in West, Texas stands at 15 dead and over 200 injured. Behind these two disasters is a common thread of greed
The Biggest Union/Labor News of 2012 in the United States.
Business  (tags: Unions, Labor, United States, International, Union Leadership, Compassion, Caring, business, Walmart )

Betsy
- 466 days ago - inthesetimes.com
US unions/labor made big national and international news in 2012. Was it triumphant or a bruising year? A mixed bag. A growing global compassion shown in Union actions is becoming more and more evident.
Scrooge on Steroids at UNFI
Business  (tags: UNFI, strike, union busting, unions, teamsters, Washington State, low wages, working poor, worker safety, workplace conditions, labor violations, holiday sneak attack )

Brian
- 486 days ago - socialistworker.org
"LESS THAN two weeks before Christmas, United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) has fired 72 workers at its Auburn, Wash., distribution center.Steve Leigh reports on a struggle against union-busting by Washington Teamsters."
Hot and Crusty Bakery Workers Seal the Deal on Unionization
Business  (tags: abuse, americans, business, consumers, corruption, dishonesty, economy, ethics, finance, investments, labor, marketing, money, politics, society, Unions )

Kit
- 503 days ago - truth-out.org
The agreement, which the union's lawyer Eugene Eisner calls "unheard-of for low-wage, foreign-born workers in the restaurant industry," was officially announced on October 26. It includes wage increases, paid vacation and sick days, grievance and-->
Walmart Strikes Extend to 12 Cities, Black Friday Actions Planned - TAKE ACTION!
Business  (tags: unions, labor, wages, strikes, retailers, Walmart, OUR Walmart, Black Friday )

Judy
- 554 days ago - news.firedoglake.com
Wildcat strikes by non-union Walmart associates are approaching a critical mass. Now, OUR Walmart, the organization putting together the strikes and protests, have put out a threat for planned actions around the most important retail day of the year...
Walmart Workers Strike at Multiple Stores
Business  (tags: unions, labor, strikes, Walmart )

Judy
- 561 days ago - news.firedoglake.com
Walmart warehouse operators and workers have gone on strike at various locations around the US, picketing the most notorious, largest anti-union employer in the country over poor working conditions and persistent retaliation for questioning some policies.
Union Backlash Hurts All American Workers
Business  (tags: unions, decline in union membership, anti-union rhetoric, goodbye living wage, divide and conquer workers, globalization )

Judy
- 568 days ago - current.com
It's hard to miss the anti-union sentiment that has been growing in recent years. States such as Wisconsin and Ohio have attempted to crack down on collective bargaining and politicians have leaned on anti-union rhetoric during the election season.
Verizon Workers, Management Dig in for Decisive Labor Battle
Business  (tags: Verizon Strike, CWA, Unions, Outsourcing, Record Profits, Wisconsin, Corporate Greed, Third World USA, ALEC Business Model, Bootstraps, Social Darwinism )

Wind
- 974 days ago - commondreams.org
"There's tremendous anger in the country about all this corporate greed," CWA spokesman Bob Master said. "This could be the private sector's battle of Wisconsin." Key: "Elimination of all job security provisions and restrictions on outsourcing."
 

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