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The lone voice in the room: A union man in Davos

The World Economic Forum in Davos gets plenty of stick from critics outside the exclusive gathering—and one or two of them even break through the security cordons… 381 more words

CN Jan 8, 2015

Tom Geoghegan likes to challenge conventional thinking. His new book, Only One Thing Can Save Us, argues that America’s labor movement has to completely re-think its strategy, and that, if it doesn’t succeed, we could lose the last meaningful opportunity to rebuild America’s embattled middle class. 769 more words

Chicago Newsroom Past Shows

Part 1: The Working Diaspora - Chapter 1: The First Thinker/Gatherers

There is an immediate sense of absurdity in considering the relevance of labour unions to our most ancient ancestors. I bring that up first not to subvert that feeling but to highlight the fact that for an almost total majority of human history any discussion of organized labour was moot. 798 more words


this day in crime history: december 30, 1905

On this date in 1905, former Idaho Governor Frank Steunenberg was killed by a bomb that was rigged to a gate at his home. While in office, Steunenberg took a tough stand against the Western Federation of Miners during a period of labor unrest. 118 more words

True Crime

Union Leaders Tom Balanoff, Richard Trumka encouraged by Obama amnesty play as organized labor launches immigrant recruitment push amidst shrinking numbers

Fox News: America’s struggling labor unions got a gift this year when President Obama announced his expansive executive actions on immigration: potentially thousands, if not millions, of new members. 113 more words


AFSCME "Crisis" in Wisconsin: Staff Criticize Union Management

by RAF Staff

Amidst the onslaught against America’s public sector unions, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is gearing up for a fight – but the fight is not entirely focused on the union busters. 942 more words

U.S. Labor News

Illinois peeps, check out - Illinois: Unions Sue Over Pension Changes

Current and retired city workers and their labor unions have filed a lawsuit Tuesday arguing a law overhauling Chicago’s pension systems is unconstitutional.. via NYT U.S. http://ift.tt/1uWOdPO