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Can Labor-Power Finally Destroy the United Arab Emirates? (and Qatar, too)

Labor-power (or Arbeitskraft) is indeed very powerful.  But is it powerful enough to bring down the oil sheikdoms of the Gulf?

That was the question… 244 more words


"Defending Unions Against The Haters": Right-To-Work Laws Are Intended To Limit Union Growth

Joining a union is the best investment a worker can make.

Unions need defending, maybe more than ever, because of the attacks they face. The passage of a right-to-work law in Wisconsin and Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s proposal for union-free zones show how distorted the lens is when the focus turns to organized labor. 540 more words


As March Madness starts, the NCAA is set to fight to preserve athletes’ amateur status

Against the backdrop of March Madness hype, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is set to battle for the future of its athletes’ amateur status. 561 more words


Another Catch Up Saturday

Yes, this is ridiculous, but with the hours worked now, not much room for anything else, including  conversation with wife unit.  And I am a person who if I don’t write, make note of -whatever- soon of something that has briefly snapped me out of my urban lifestyle daze,  it tends to fade away quickly, leaving me with a case of ‘What the hell was that I wanted to write about?’ 448 more words

The Real Reason Walmart U-Turned on Wages

By Curt Hopkins

Retail powerhouse Walmart prides itself on providing customers with “everyday low prices.” But labor experts believe the retail giant scored itself a public relations bargain with a much-publicized but less-than-generous pay increase for some of its workers. 257 more words

News From The Soul Brother

Gov. Walker signs bill making Wisconsin right-to-work state

BROWN DEER, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Monday March 9,  signed into law a measure that prohibits requiring a worker to pay union dues, striking another blow against organized labor four years after the state effectively ended collective bargaining for public-sector employees. 537 more words

U.S. News

Could Labor Unions Stop Kroenke's L.A. Dream?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Friction between organized labor and the developers of a potential NFL stadium near Los Angeles threatened Thursday to tangle up the project even before construction begins. 550 more words