Labor

Motown blues or Detroit green?

April 23, 2009
As the government works with the management of GM and Chrysler to help them become competitive auto companies, many of the company’s workers are demanding a drastically different approach. Paul Jay sits down in Detroit with Frank Hammer, who has helped organized the Auto Worker Caravan, an organization of active and retired auto workers that…

What to do with Detroit?

April 23, 2009
As the government works with the management of GM and Chrysler to help them become competitive auto companies, many of the company’s workers are demanding a drastically different approach. Paul Jay sits down in Detroit with Frank Hammer, who has helped organized the Auto Worker Caravan, an organization of active and retired auto workers that…

Unionization and Workers' Demands

April 22, 2009
Elaine Bernard Pt5: To build a movement, unions need to organize unemployed workers to demand jobs

Laid off — One mom’s harsh new reality

April 22, 2009

After 15 years of working in the travel industry, Stacy Drisdom-Allen was laid off

Union victory in North Carolina

December 13, 2008

Workers at the largest hog-processing plant in the world voted to unionize on Thursday, a dramatic victory after a 16-year battle by labor organizers. The final vote was 2041 workers to 1879 in favor of joining the United Food and Commercial Workers. The Smithfield Packing plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina has almost 5000 employees…