Six-month Brexit extension resolves nothing for UK By Robert Stevens 12 April 2019 Theresa May’s Conservative government was granted a six-month Brexit extension by the European Union (EU), following late night talks Wednesday in Brussels. With a previous extension set to expire at 11 p.m. on Friday, a new extension until October 31 was agreed. […]
Norwood Jewell, the UAW and the Flint water crisis By Jerry White 10 April 2019 One facet of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan that has gotten little or no attention is the close connections between the United Auto Workers union and local Democratic politicians whose decisions resulted in the lead poisoning of the city […]
A German general once explained that he divided officers looking for promotion into four categories: the clever and lazy, the clever and industrious, the stupid and lazy and the stupid and industrious. He said that the clever and lazy should be appointed to senior leadership positions because they could take important decisions without trying to […]
O’Rourke’s tabletop tour can’t hide his problematic record on workers’ rights. Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke visited Michigan last week. Shirtsleeves carefully rolled up, he stood on tabletops across metro Detroit and delivered his stump speech. “He’s really good at his stump speech,” says local union activist Diana Hussein, who seemed unimpressed. “If Trump is […]
“I’ve been wondering what the special place in hell looks like for those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of a plan of how to carry it out safely,” said European Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday, causing an uproar in the U.K. that was likely heard all the way across the North Sea […]
On March 6, The National Labor Relations Board will hold a public hearing to investigate allegations of unfair labor practices against Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital. Nurses allege intimidation against their efforts to unionize with National Nurses United. They, along with Hopkins management, will offer testimony before the board makes a determination if any laws were […]
Mexican strikers show working class answer to capitalist reaction at US-Mexico border 17 January 2019 At the US-Mexico border, the two chief social classes under capitalism—the capitalist class and the working class—are demonstrating the two alternatives for the future of mankind. The capitalist class has mobilized thousands of heavily armed US soldiers, who are stringing […]
Los Angeles teachers angered as union delays strike again By Jerry White 10 January 2019 Los Angeles teachers, who were set to strike on Thursday, reacted with anger and frustration over the decision by the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) to postpone their strike despite the intransigence of school district officials and nearly 20 months […]
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet.” –from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Over the years, the incendiary term “scab,” when used in the context of Labor-Management relations, has come to be carelessly and egregiously misapplied. Even people who should, by rights, be familiar with […]
Johns Hopkins nurses issued a series of damming reports they say reveals why a union is needed to improve patient safety and community commitment The post Nurses say Union Will Help Hold Hopkins Accountable to the Community appeared first on The Real News Network.
One year since the death of Jacoby Hennings Woodhaven Stamping worker describes brutal atmosphere under UAW-Ford regime “Temporary part-timers are treated like slaves” By Jerry White 24 October 2018 Saturday, October 20, marked one year since the tragic death of Jacoby Hennings, a 21-year-old temporary part-time (TPT) worker at Ford’s Woodhaven Stamping Plant, just south […]
Whenever new protest movements emerge, people look to history for lessons from activists and thinkers who came before. We all stand on the shoulders of those who struggled, sacrificed, and organized to push for a more humane society. #MeToo is one such movement. It has not only raised awareness about the pervasiveness of sexual harassment […]
Opposition mounts to UPS-Teamsters conspiracy as union announces contract for airline mechanics By Will Morrow 16 August 2018 There is growing anger among UPS workers to the Teamsters union’s sellout contract and its conspiracy with the company to push through the agreement over widespread opposition. On Tuesday, the Teamsters announced a new separate contract covering […]
Teacher and union activist Noelanie Fuentes Cardona says Puerto Rico’s Democratic governor and Betsy DeVos have teamed up to introduce charter schools and online schools to the struggling island The post The Privatization of Puerto Rico’s Public Schools Has Begun appeared first on The Real News Network.