Tag Archives: Labor

Wisconsin: Is this the movement we’ve been waiting for?

Although you frequently hear comparisons between the Great Depression of the 1930s and our own Great Recession–and between FDR and Obama–there is at least one important distinction. During the early years of the Great Depression, working people in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Auto bailout dead, for now

Tonight the U.S. Senate rejected the proposed loan package designed to stave off bankruptcy for General Motors and Chrysler.  The sticking point, according to various news sources, was a demand by Senate Republicans that the United Auto Workers union accept … Continue reading

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A taste of things to come?

While Congress debates what to do about our economic crisis, a group of Chicago workers have taken matters into their own hands. Last week managers at Chicago’s Republic Windows announced that the company would shut down in three days, and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Auto Bailout Buzz

Well, here we are on the edge of the new Great Depression.  My heart goes out to all those graduating seniors staring at a non-existent labor market. I can’t add much to the heaps of commentary already out there.  But … Continue reading

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Labor Day Thoughts

Summer is officially over as Labor Day passes.  Since I’ve been off-line since late July, I wanted to post a few thoughts. First, I just read the news that Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! was arrested in St. Paul while … Continue reading

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Happy May Day

Today is May Day, a.k.a. International Workers Day. In the last few years labor unions and immigrant rights activists have revived this fine tradition in the U.S. I’m indoors tending to a sick family, but here are a few things … Continue reading

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