In case you were wondering why it is so hard for regular working people to get ahead in our economy, look no further than June 30’s Harris v. Quinn Supreme Court decision. In the usual 5-4 pattern, the corporate-conservatives on the Supreme Court struck another blow against the rights of working people to organize and try to get ahead. ..
KALAMAZOO – “Let’s stop talking about electing people who support organized labor. Let’s start talking about electing me, because I am organized labor.” ..
By Isaiah Poole
Editor, Campaign for America's Future
Despite “substantial economic and market gains,” the nation’s multi-employer pension plans “are severely underfunded, threatening benefit cuts for current and future retirees,” said a 2014 Projection Report released June 30 by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). ..
WASHINGTON D.C. – Women represent nearly half of the U.S. labor force, but hold only 2.6 percent of construction jobs, according to a report released last month by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC). ..
WASHINGTON (PAI) — A 9-0 U.S. Supreme Court vote ruling that President Obama illegally made three “recess appointments” in 2012 to the National Labor Relations Board raises a number of legal questions that could have far-reaching effects for organized labor. ..
WASHINGTON – Raising more money to fix roads has been a problem in Michigan this year, and it isn’t any easier in the halls of Congress. ..
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