- Instead of just shoveling hundreds of millions of dollars in to the labor-betraying,"free trade" Repub-Lite Dems, unions should be organizing like this
- A Job Creation strategy that works
- Save a Factory, Build a More Just Economy
- Is Labor a Lost Cause?
Brian Pickett, Indypendent
Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Lydia Howell
A 24 hour boycott helped draw attention to workers rights at Golden Farms in South Brooklyn. (Photo: NY Communities for Change)
(July 6, 2012) Community supporters are turning out once again at a small grocery store in the Kensington neighborhood in Brooklyn to aid workers fighting for their union.
Many of the supporters shop at the Golden Farm store-or used to, until they heard about the way the owner was treating the workers. For years the immigrant Latino workers at the grocery have been grossly underpaid and received no sick days or other benefits. Workers say they took home just $400 for working more than 70 hours a week.
A Job Creation strategy that works, MN Senator John Marty, Apple Pie Alliance
- Laying off public employees to shrink government spending so we can provide tax cuts, in the hope that this will create private sector jobs, is foolish. History shows that the economy doesn't work that way.
- The reality is that if we use public funds to address public needs, we create jobs.
- Paul Krugman: Austerity Is So Wrong!
Save a Factory, Build a More Just Economy, Claiborne D., SumOfUs.org
- These workers aren't just fighting for their jobs. They want to buy the factory. But the factory owners won't take them seriously.
- Stand with workers in their fight to save the factory from being sold for scrap.
Is Labor a Lost Cause? Bill Moyers, Bill Moyers & Company
- Can unions rebound and once again act strongly in the interest of ordinary workers?
- American Crystal Sugar lockout