Say no to Walmart

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

After reading this  Labor Notes story about what it's like to work at Walmart.  I'm glad I stopped shopping there. How Walmart Trains Managers By Adrian Campbell Montgomery Created Aug 31 2011 - 3:07pm The brave Walmart workers who belong to OUR Walmart [1] say fear is the main thing stopping their fellow ...

Steven Greenhouse Reports on Verizon Strike and Ohio Union Battle (Democracy Now!)

Friday, August 19th, 2011

N Y Times reporter Steven Greenhouse talks to Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez on Democracy Now.   Most of Greenhouse's reporting on the strike has been weak and relies far too much on company lies and propaganda.  But this interview is better than much of what he's written. [youtube][/youtube]

The Line Must be Drawn Here

Friday, August 1st, 2008

As the clock ticks down toward a strike Verizon negotiators continue to claim that the IBEW and CWA unions’ demands are unreasonable, even though Verizon is raking in more money than this time last year. Revenue rose 3.7 percent this quarter totaling $24.12 billion. The communication ...

Unreasonable Demands

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Verizon representatives and union leaders from the CWA (Communications Workers of America) and IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) have been negotiating a new contract for several months. It’s coming down to crunch time now. The agreement expires August 2, but all the talking has produced very little ...

Handcuffed and Gagged

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Who owns our experience? I know for me I spend a lot of time thinking about things that I want to write, unfortunately I often never get around to writing them. Part of this is my own lack of discipline, but there is another more ominous reason. It ...