There are only two flashpoints in American history where labor unions became center stage in politics.
I will call these “Big Bang” moments because they propelled the American Federation of Labor (AFL) after 1886 and the Committee for Industrial Organization Read More »
Filed under: Labor & Education by Carl Finamore Comments Off on Fight for $15 – Will AFL-CIO Jump In?
Before President Obama gave up on labor law reform in 2010, the national AFL-CIO and major unions spent several years and many millions of dollars promoting “employee free choice.” Long-overdue statutory reform, based on this concept, would have allowed workers Read More »
Filed under: Labor & Education by Steve Early Comments Off on AFL-CIO Delays CA Hospital Vote: What Happened to Employee Free Choice?
The weakness of organized labor is often attributed to its low numbers and they are low for sure. For example, AFL-CIO membership remained stagnant this year at 12.5 million even with the whopping addition last year of 1.3 million UFCW Read More »
Filed under: National Politics by Carl Finamore Comments Off on AFL-CIO Should Be in Ferguson
SEIU is again being depicted as the agent for reviving the nation’s labor movement.After funding a national convention of fast food workers last weekend, SEIU is credited for framing the fast-food movement as “an economic justice movement comparable to the Read More »
Filed under: National Politics by Randy Shaw Comments Off on Can SEIU Unionize Fast Food Workers?