Category Archives: unions
John Boehner is really, really bad at his job. His own caucus hates his transportation bill. He’s tried three different approaches, each of them worse than the last. His latest iteration would gut federal pensions, which has nothing to do … Continue reading
My friend Todd Farally wrote a DailyKos diary about his union shop: One of my brothers in Local 19 who we’ll call Jim (not his real name) told me his wife went in for a checkup and ended up needing … Continue reading
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During the recovery, American companies turned to sucking their own blood. By laying off workers, making the rest do more, and using interns as unpaid labor, CEOs claimed the savings as “profit” and awarded themselves bonuses. Apparently, Verizon has gotten … Continue reading
Who needs card check? The National Labor Relations Board will revamp the rules on union votes: The board’s most recent annual report says 1,619 unionization elections were held in fiscal year 2009, with unions winning 63.8 percent of them. Business … Continue reading
Unions have to adapt to the new theater of conflict, which is the whole world – if they don’t, then they will be flanked and outgunned and blamed for problems they are meant to solve, but aren’t large enough to. Continue reading
Glenn Beck was hospitalized with appendicitis on Wednesday. Thursday, he tweeted praise for his “AMAZING drs/nurses” — even though the nursing staff are members of a union Beck despises. Alexander Zaitchik explains at Alternet: The quality of care he is … Continue reading