Tag: union busting
Feb 27 2011
Oct 25 2009
The workers for Royal Mail in England are on strike. Good for them, we should support them with our solidarity. Read President Loftus’ article and consider how the situation the CWU workers are facing compares with what’s happening in the States. If you agree that it sounds somewhat similar, it may be time to start considering worker action here in the US.
Jan 15 2009
It has come to light that the federal bailout of General Motors and Chrysler approved last month by the Bush administration with the support of the incoming Obama administration includes a stipulation that effectively bans strikes or work stoppages by autoworkers.
Jan 07 2009
A RECENT study, “Unions and Upward Mobility for Young Workers,” by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) confirms that the need to join unions couldn’t be a more pressing issue for those coming of age today.
Dec 11 2008
“What I want to do is make sure we have jobs for these workers and we have first-class American automobile companies — and we’re not going to do it with the barnacles of unionism wrapped around their necks.”
– Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), All Things Considered, Dec. 10, 2008
In case anyone has any question what the fight over the bailout (I reject any euphemisms for it) of the Big 3 American automobile companies is about, Sen. Jim DeMint has done us the favor of explaining it to us precisely. It is not about supporting or refusing to support the Big 3; DeMint’s solution, to send them into bankruptcy court, might well save the companies and their management. This would release the companies from their existing obligations — including union contracts.