Category: Labor

The Era of Antagonism and 2015 Contract Negotiations

June 2015

“When I look at the automation and robotics in our factories, it was that double edged sword. The folks that were running those machines were being killed/worn out because of the repetitive stress and heavy parts. …

Laid off Chicago Sun-Times photojournalist Speaks

July 2013

When I heard Jim Kirk, Editor in chiefof the Chicago Sun-Times, say the entire photography department was being eliminated I looked to my hero, my mentor, my friend John H. White …

Why the Chicago Sun Times fired its entire photo staff

July 2013

The up and coming generation “Z” is totally based in robotics and electronics and have been raised on pixels. They were born into laptops, iPads, smartphones, texting, Facebook, Twitter, etc …

Emergency Manager Coming to a Town near You?

June 2013

Detroit’s Emergency Manager, Kevyn Orr, has made his first report. The trends that caused the Detroit decline include a population decline of 250,000 from 2000-2010, declining tax revenues, a vast geographical space …

The Dream Fifty Years Later: Fiftieth Anniversary of Detroit’s Civil Rights March

June 2013

“Almost one hundred and one years ago, on September the 22nd, 1862, to be exact, a great and noble American, Abraham Lincoln, signed an executive order, which was to take effect …

The Great Migration Together: the capitalist oligarchs of Mexico and the United States are driving millions off the land

June 2013

“The village is almost without people,” an elderly woman told a reporter in tiny San Jeronimo Solola, Oaxaca, earlier this year. “Many houses are empty. The fathers and the sons have gone …

Mexico: Brutal Violence against Migrants

June 2013

Our sisters and brothers who are Central and South American migrants are cruelly slaughtered when they head for the United States. First, they are massacured when crossing the southern border into Mexico …

The fight for good wages shows need for a new society

June 2013

In recent months we have seen unprecedented demonstrations by fast food workers, retail workers, and other low-wage workers. These struggles are spread out across the country, yet they are unified in their message: Pay us a living wage of $15. …

Injured L.A. teacher speaks out about CA worker’s comp corruption

April 2013

    LOS ANGELES—I was an art teacher at Sepulveda Middle School in the San Fernando Valley near Los Angeles, when on December 8, 2000 I was sprayed in my face with the toxic chemicals from a fire extinguisher by …

A Tall Order from a Tall Union Man

April 2013

  I told myself I was done kicking dead horses, sleeping giants, and inanimate movements. And then Right To Work For Less came to Michigan like a fiery cross staked in front of my house. At the capitol in Lansing, …