Daily Archives: March 21, 2014

Friday Reflections: On Taxes and Politicians

by Joshua Schipp March 21, 2014 at 9:42am There is, without any doubt, a growing ideological fault line between the Republican and Democratic Party in America. This fault line runs deep, and jagged, from the local city hall all the … Continue reading

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The present, past, and future of collective bargaining

By Peter Rachleff, Conversations Between the Past and the Present March 19, 2014 Recent experiences suggest that the generations-old practice of collective bargaining as the normal, if not dominant, method of negotiating the terms of unionized employment is losing its legitimacy. Notoriously, … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Uses Gap Wage Hike to Expose Walmart Fallacy

  March 21, 2014   As the conversation around raising wages reaches a fever-pitch, the AFL-CIO will launch a new initiative to expose the myth that raising wages is bad for businesses and our overall economy.  The recent announcement by … Continue reading

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Leura Collins: Lost To History

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  By Gunther W. Anderson  UFCW Local 617     Rosa Parks was born on February 4, in 1913. She was part African, part Cherokee-Creek, and part Scot-Irish. She was married in 1932. Her husband’s name was Raymond Parks. They … Continue reading

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New Study Confirms Millions of Latino Workers Will Benefit from Minimum Wage Increase

    Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 will make a positive impact on nearly 6.8 million Latino workers who are consistently underpaid and underemployed    Click here to view the report     (Washington, DC, March 21, 2014) – … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 21 American Labor Union founded – 1853 March 22 Mark Twain, a lifelong member of the Int’l Typographical Union (now part of CWA), speaks in Hartford, Conn., extolling the Knights of Labor’s commitment to fair treatment of all workers, … Continue reading

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