The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers trumpeted an agreement reached recently to represent New York Uber drivers, saying it “gives organized labor an opportunity to shape the new economy in a way that supports and values workers and their families.” But not everyone in the labor movement is cheering.
The Border Patrol union is so impressed with Trump that it has chosen to, well, trumpet its endorsement, breaking with union history in its first-ever official support for a presidential candidate during the primaries.
The Supreme Court announced a tie vote yesterday in what labor law experts had called a “life-or-death” case for public employee unions.
“Our country was founded on aspects of integrity, honesty, fairness, equality and righteousness. However, I see none of those traits in the decision that has been made with the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014.”
When banks are on the verge of collapse, Congress bails them out. When union pension funds are in mortal danger, Congress changes the law to let them shaft retirees.
There’s something awkward about the Harley-Davidson motorcycles that Scott Walker has been posing on at presidential campaign stops: each one bears a sticker on its frame that reads “Union made in the USA.”
Conservative policies give workers weaker families, dimmer futures, and corporate governance. So why do they punish themselves by voting conservative?
A cabal of corporate predators, congressional anti-government ideologues, and pusillanimous postal officials are dismantling this invaluable public service, piece by piece .