US Labor activist have filed a complaint with the Dept. of Justice and the SEC, charging the General Motors Company with a violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act says Frank Hammer, retired General Motors employee and former President and Chairman of Local 909 in Warren, Michigan
A panel on the urgency of climate change moderated by WNYC's Brian Lehrer and
featuring authors Chris Hedges and Naomi Klein, 350.org founder Bill McKibben and
Seattle Council member Kshama Sawant, with an opening speech by Senator
Labor historian Bill Barry, TRNN host Jaisal Noor, and labor activist Frank Hammer
discuss the Hopkins hospital workers' strike as well as the organizational and political
problems that unions face today
With the support of America's second largest union SEIU, the fast food workers' $15 wage movement has grown, and this unorganized workforce of the past is shaping up to become the face of American organized labor
Hopkins Hospital Workers, SEIU president Mary Kay Henry, 1199 SEIU
George Gresham, and actor and activist Danny Glover and Wendell Pierce of
Wire" speak out on why Hopkins should pay its workers more
The second part of Marc Steiner's discussion on whether Johns Hopkins has the money to pay a living wage. Joining him are Hopkins Hospital worker Daniel Roberts, SEIU union organizer Carrietta Hiers and Jeff Singer, founder and former Executive Director of Health Care for the Homeless
Frank Hammer discusses the labor conditions at the Volkswagen plant in
Chattanooga, Tennessee that moved workers to attempt unionization, and says that
the political interference by state officials in these efforts shows weakness of labor
MICA part-time faculty member Hannah Brancato and organizer Maria Maisto discuss the growing nationwide trend of adjunct professors organizing in order to collective bargain for decent salaries and benefits
Mulhall v. Unite Here decision will have a profound effect on employer neutrality, a
union's ability to reach employees, and whether a union will be recognized by the
employer during labor negotiations.
Johns Hopkins Medicine forced to suspend program after investigation
finds one doctor reviewed 1,500 cases and never found an instance of black
lung, denying coal miners disability benefits
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, retired UAW Local President Frank Hammer tells the story of his radicalization in the movement against the Vietnam War and turning his back on a professional career to take up working class activism
Photo essay by Jenna Pope. For more than two years, the Solidarity Sing Along have serenaded Wisconsin's State
Capitol with their criticism of Gov. Scott Walker and the GOP.
Now, police say groups of 20 or more need a permit or they will face arrest.
Bill Black: In the name of competitiveness, the criminal conditions that led to
the deaths and injuries of thousands of workers in Bangladesh, are being
created around the world in a race to lower wages and working conditions
Mexican Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity visit New York. The
movement started in 2011 when a well known Mexican Poet, Javier Sicilia,
lost his young son to Narco related violence and declared he had enough.
Members of this movement have now taken their criticism north to denounce
US government complicity in the violence both by exporting weapons and
also a model of militarization that targets all sectors of society.