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Les Leopold Via Alternet.org: Six Reasons Why Trump Is ‘Too Weak’ to Save American Jobs

Published on Sunday, March 12, 2017 in Guest Columns
AlterNet Editor’s Note: Les Leopold, who serves as the Director of the Labor Institute, is currently working with Labor Unions and community organizations to build the educational infrastructure for a new anti-Wall Street Movement. His new book: Runaway Inequality: An Activist’s Guide to Economic Justice, serves as a text for this campaign. more»

Detroit News’ ‘Labor Voices’ Column From Teamsters President James Hoffa: Trade Deal Should Help Workers

Published on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in Guest Columns
The State of Michigan has seen firsthand the terrible damage trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have brought to this country. Nearly 200,000 manufacturing jobs have been lost in the state since the deal took effect and it is estimated NAFTA has cost the U.S. more than 700,000 jobs overall as of 2013. That is unacceptable, but more»

Labor Perspective From United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard: Off-Shorers Should ‘Shut Up!’

Published on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 in Guest Columns
Whirlpool, the big appliance manufacturer, stressed in recent years its preference to make it in America and in 2013, it actually moved dishwasher manufacturing jobs back to the United States from Mexico. The next year, it announced a $40 million investment in its Greenville, Ohio KitchenAid plant, adding 400 jobs. And last year, Whirlpool CEO Jeff Fettig more»

Right-To-Work, As Well As ‘Right-To-Golf,’ Is ‘Wrong’ For Workers - A Labor Perspective From Tony Vaccaro, Business Agent For Buffalo-Headquartered Teamsters Local 264

Published on Friday, February 10, 2017 in Guest Columns
Last week, Congressmen Joe Wilson of South Carolina and Steve King of Iowa introduced a National Right-To-Work (for less) Bill that would allow Employees who work in a Unionized Workplace to decline to pay dues. To date, 29 States have passed Right-To-Work legislation, most recently Missouri this week. Statistics show Workers in Right-To-Work States earn more»

Labor Perspective From National AFL-CIO President Trumka: “Don’t Let Trump Roll Back Gains For Workers”

Published on Friday, January 27, 2017 in Guest Columns
The Hill Editor’s Note: Richard Trumka serves as President of the 12.5 million Member National AFL-CIO, America’s Labor Federation. To directly access his Labor Perspective, go to: http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/labor/315742-dont-let-trump-repeal-union-gains Much has been made of President Trump’s sweeping comments and random more»

Labor Perspective From American Federation Of State, County & Municipal Employees President Lee Saunders: March This Weekend, Organize For The Next Four Years

Published on Sunday, January 22, 2017 in Guest Columns
The inauguration wasn’t the only mass gathering that happened in Washington over the weekend. In response to the swearing-in of the new president, hundreds of thousands upon thousands of Americans are flocking to the nation’s capital to give voice to their views and their values - many of which are in conflict with the incoming administration. more»

Labor Perspective Via The Los Angeles Times: Organized Labor Faces A ‘Strong Headwind’ From A Trump Administration & ‘Maybe That's Just The Jolt Workers Need’

Published on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 in Guest Columns
The last year has been invigorating for part of the Labor Movement as the Fight For $15 Campaign progressed rapidly from pie in the sky to, in some places at least - reality, and Federal Labor Protections were expanded. But now, get ready for the snapback. President-Elect Donald J. Trump could pose the biggest threat to American Workers since President more»

Labor Perspective From Union Steelworker Patrick Young Via medium.com: Here’s Why Trump’s Inflated Carrier Numbers Are Such A Problem

Published on Monday, December 19, 2016 in Guest Columns
Disclosure From The Author Patrick Young: I work for the United Steelworkers (USW) and I have worked closely with USW Local 1999 President Chuck Jones on the campaign to save jobs at Carrier’s Indianapolis Facility. The opinions expressed in this article are my own and not necessarily those of the United Steelworkers. On November 30th, Donald more»

Labor Perspective From Schnuck Markets Chairman/CEO Todd Schnuck: We Love Playing Our Part In Making St. Louis A ‘Stronger And Better Community In Every Way’ & ‘Working In Partnership With Our Unions Helps Us Do This’

Published on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Todd Schnuck is Chairman and CEO of Schnuck Markets. His unique Labor Perspective can be directly accessed at: www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/understanding-the-grocery-business-in-st-louis/article_2f0d46b9-1832-520e-b3cf-7b8358180d77.html The recent approval of a new contract between our company and our biggest more»

A Labor Perspective From The American Labor Studies Center: ‘Tomorrow’s’ Union Members Are In ‘Today’s’ Classrooms.

Published on Saturday, December 3, 2016 in Guest Columns
How much do our students know about the American Labor Movement or its history? What they learn today will be a significant factor on their decision to join and support a Union as adults - and this is growing more important every day. An independent Hart Research poll found that 54% of adults said they know “just a little or don’t know more»

Labor Perspective From Labor Organizer Buzz Malone Via In These Times: Stop Blaming Immigrants & Start Punishing The Employers Who Exploit Them

Published on Sunday, November 27, 2016 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Buzz Malone is a long-time Union Member, Organizer, Labor Historian and Writer. An independent author from Southern Iowa Buzz Malone has worked as a Union Organizer for the last 16 years and is currently a National Organizer for American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). For more, visit: more»

Labor Perspective From Labor Organizer Buzz Malone Via In These Times: Organize Or Die - Labor Must ‘Fight Like Hell To Survive’ A Trump Presidency

Published on Monday, November 14, 2016 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: An independent author from Southern Iowa Buzz Malone has worked as a Union Organizer for the last 16 years and is currently a National Organizer for American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). For more, visit: http://buzzmalone.blogspot.com/. You can also follow Malone on his Social Network Facebook Page at: more»

From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation Richard Lipsitz: The Time To Decide Is Here - Just Vote!

Published on Sunday, November 6, 2016 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following Labor Perspective: The Time To Decide Is Here - Just Vote!, was authored by Richard Lipsitz (Pictured Above) - who serves as President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF). The Regional AFL-CIO Labor Organization oversees five individual Labor Councils in Buffalo, more»

A Labor Perspective From Canton, Mississippi Nissan Worker Robert Hathorn: Fighting For Worker Rights In Mississippi

Published on Sunday, October 23, 2016 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: This Labor Perspective from Canton, Mississippi Nissan Worker Robert Hathorn can be directly accessed at: https://blog.dol.gov/2016/10/18/fighting-for-worker-rights-in-mississippi/ Last October, I had the honor of speaking at the White House Worker Voice Summit. It was great to hear President Obama speak and to more»

Labor Perspective From United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard: Donald Trump Is The ‘American-Made’ Fraud

Published on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 in Guest Columns
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - On September 2nd, a tarp covering part of the Liberty Bridge in Pittsburgh caught fire during repair work. The flames enveloped a steel beam that buckled and nearly caused the entire 88-year-old structure to collapse. A town already racked by hard-to-navigate streets and limited access into downtown was then thrown into mass more»

Labor Perspective From CSEA Western Region Media Officer Ove Overmyer: Donald Trump And The ‘Real Meaning’ Of Taxes

Published on Monday, October 10, 2016 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The author of this Labor Perspective: Donald Trump and the ‘Real Meaning’ of Taxes, is Ove Overmyer (Pictured Above/Photo Courtesy of Overmyer Via the Social Network Facebook), who serves as Media Officer for Western Region 6 of the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA). You can directly access this more»

Labor Commentary From American Labor Studies Center Executive Director Paul Cole: An Open Letter to Blue Collar Voters

Published on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following Labor Commentary comes from Paul Cole, who serves as the Executive Director of the American Labor Studies Center (ALSC) in Troy, New York. Cole (pictured above) once held the second-highest office in the New York State Labor Movement: Secretary-Treasurer of the 2.5 Million-Member New York State AFL-CIO - more»

Labor Perspective From NYSUT President Karen Magee: America Gets A Raise

Published on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Karen Magee – pictured above/speaking at a recently held Buffalo Teachers Federation rally outside Buffalo’s City Hall (WNYLaborToday.com Photo) - serves as President of the 600,000-Member Statewide New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union. Her Labor Perspective - America Gets A Raise, can be directly more»

Labor Perspective From Syndicated Columnist/Political Activist Jim Hightower: Who Says America Doesn’t Need Unions? Case In Point: Captain Sully Sullenberger & The Union-Made ‘Miracle On The Hudson”

Published on Friday, September 23, 2016 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Jim Hightower (pictured above) is a Syndicated Columnist, Progressive Political Activist and Author who served from 1983 to 1991 as the elected Commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture. His Labor Perspective - Who Says America Doesn’t Need Unions? Case In Point: Captain Sully Sullenberger & The more»

From David Unger Via unionist.com: A Senior Stewards’ Guide To Engaging Younger Members

Published on Monday, September 19, 2016 in Guest Columns
There are approximately as many Union Members under the age of 35 as over the age of 55, each accounting for about 25% of Union Members. Our ability to defend contracts, pensions and retiree health benefits, and to prepare the next generation of leaders and activists, depends on the Union’s ability to connect with and integrate younger Members with more»

Via The Chicago Tribune, A Labor Perspective From Labor & Employment Lawyer Moshe Marvite: Five ‘Myths’ About Labor Unions

Published on Monday, September 12, 2016 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Moshe Marvit is a Labor and Employment Lawyer and a Fellow at the Century Foundation. He is also the co-author of Why Labor Organizing Should Be a Civil Right. You can directly access Marvit’s Labor Perspective: Five ‘Myths’ About Labor Unions at more»

A Labor Perspective By New York City Community Activist Justin Brannan Via Laborpress.org: The ‘Best Path’ To The Middle Class Still ‘Runs Straight Through A Union Hall’ – ‘Don’t Let Anyone Tell You Differently’

Published on Thursday, September 8, 2016 in Guest Columns
LaborPress.org Editor’s Note: Justin Brannan is a community activist, born and raised in Bay Ridge. He and his wife Leigh own a small business on Third Avenue. While his thoughts on the Labor Movement were prepared to run on Labor Day Weekend, LaborPress.org thought it important to continue to offer it to our readers. You can directly access his more»

Labor Day Message From Civil Service Employees Association Western Region President Flo Tripi: “We Are Stronger Together”

Published on Sunday, September 4, 2016 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Flo Tripi (Pictured Above/WNYLaborToday.com File Photo) serves as President of Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Western Region 6, which stretches across 14 Western New York Counties - from the Buffalo Region to the Rochester Region - and represents an array of more than 45,000 Public Sector Workers. You can more»

Labor Day Message From Danny Donohue, President Of The 300,000-Member New York State Civil Service Employees Association: At-Risk Children Need Our Attention

Published on Sunday, September 4, 2016 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Danny Donohue (Pictured Above/WNYLaborToday.com File Photo) serves as President of the nearly 300,000-Member New York State Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) - New York's Leading Union. You can directly access his Labor Day Message at: https://cseany.org/csea-news-releases/#aug_30_16 Every day, across New more»

Via LaborPress.org: A Labor Perspective From Ullico President Edward M. Smith - This Labor Day, ‘Demand’ For A ‘Fairer’ Economy Is ‘Catching Fire’

Published on Sunday, September 4, 2016 in Guest Columns
LaborPress.org Editor’s Note: Edward M. Smith (pictured above) is President and CEO of Ullico Incorporated, the largest Labor-Owned Insurance and Investment Company in the United States. Smith’s Labor Perspective - This Labor Day, ‘Demand’ For A ‘Fairer’ Economy Is ‘Catching Fire’ - can be directly accessed more»

By Joseph McCartin Via The Washington Post: This Election Could Decide The Fate Of American Labor - And That’s The Problem

Published on Sunday, August 14, 2016 in Guest Columns
The Washington Post Editor’s Note: Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. Today, we’re talking about Unions in the United States. Joseph McCartin is a professor of history and director of the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University. He is the more»

Labor Perspective By Michael Wasser, A Senior Policy At Jobs With Justice: Unions Could Make A Comeback - If We Help Them

Published on Thursday, August 4, 2016 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we’re talking about Unions in the U.S. Need a primer? Catch up here. The author of this Labor Perspective - Unions Could Make A Comeback - If We Help Them - is Michael Wasser, who serves as a Senior more»

Labor Perspective By American Federation Of Teachers President Randi Weingarten: Stopping ‘Make America Hate Again’

Published on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 in Guest Columns
You’ve undoubtedly heard a lot about the recent Republican National Convention in Cleveland, but there was another convention held that same week and it couldn’t have been more different. Thousands of delegates convened in Minneapolis for the American Federation of Teachers’ (AFT) Biennial Convention, where we commemorated the AFT’s more»

Labor Perspective From ATU President Lawrence Hanley & National AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department President Edward Wytkind: It’s Time To Eradicate ‘Sweatshops On Wheels’

Published on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: This Labor Perspective, authored by Amalgamated Transit Union President Lawrence J. Hanley, who also serves as a Member of the National AFL-CIO’s Executive Council, and AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department President Edward Wytkind can be directly access at: more»

Labor Perspective From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz: Verizon Is A Victory For ‘Us All’

Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following Labor Perspective: Verizon Is A Victory For ‘Us All,’ was authored by Richard Lipsitz (Pictured Above) - who serves as President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF). The Regional AFL-CIO Labor Organization oversees five individual Labor Councils in Buffalo, more»

Labor Perspective From The Web Site www.good.is: The Rise Of Unions & Millennials’ Need To Be Organized In The Workplace

Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in Guest Columns
Fair Pay, Safe Working Conditions, Health Care, Retirement Plans - the standard features many of us take for granted in the modern workplace were forged more than a century ago by Labor Unions, which hit their collective peak in the United States during the 1950s. To many, the notion of Unionizing is unfamiliar and unnecessary in the post-industrial age, more»

Labor Perspective By The Nation’s Washington Correspondent, John Nichols: Democrats Should Listen a Lot More to Labor

Published on Monday, June 6, 2016 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToay.com Editor’s Note: John Nichols is the Washington correspondent for The Nation and an Associate Editor of The Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin. His most recent book is The "S" Word: A Short History of an American Tradition. A co-founder of the Media Reform Organization Free Press, Nichols is co-author with Robert W. McChesney of The more»

Labor Perspective From Jon Soltz, Co-Founder of VoteVets.org & An Iraq War Veteran: Prevailing Wage Is A ‘Veterans’ Issue

Published on Sunday, May 29, 2016 in Guest Columns
Every May, we honor those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice in our nation’s armed forces. Across our country, we’ll hear from politicians about the importance of “supporting our troops,” and “leaving no Veteran behind.” These are great soundbites, but 15 years removed from 9/11 - and in the wake of scandals at more»

Labor Perspective From Former AFT Organizing Director Shaun Richman Via In These Times: The Verizon Strike Is Now In Its Second Month & The Stakes Are Higher Than Ever

Published on Sunday, May 22, 2016 in Guest Columns
As the massive Strike at Verizon enters its second month with no end in sight, the stakes - for the Workers, the company, and the broader Labor Movement - are rising. Even mainstream media outlets like The New York Times have taken note, casting it as something of an epochal battle over whether the economy can tolerate good jobs that actually deliver more»

Labor Perspective From CSEA Western Region President Flo Tripi: Public Service And Private Sector Workers ‘Never Quit’

Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 in Guest Columns
It’s important for our communities to know that Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Public Service and Private Sector Workers never quit. The potholes on our streets need to be filled, our drinking water needs to be purified, garbage needs to be picked up, our kids need to be cared for by accredited day care centers and educated at our dynamic more»

Labor Perspective From Certified Medical Assistant Jean Coriolan Via The New Haven Register Forum: Union Membership Protects A Great Job

Published on Monday, May 16, 2016 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: This Labor Perspective - Union Membership Protects A Great Job - is authored by Jean Coriolan, who is employed as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) at the Smilow Cancer Center in Torrington, Connecticut. It appears in The New Haven Register Form and can be directly accessed at: more»

Labor Perspective By Ben Casselman at fivethirtyeight.com: Americans Don’t Miss Manufacturing - They Miss Unions

Published on Monday, May 16, 2016 in Guest Columns
U.S. manufacturing jobs, I argued a few weeks ago, are never coming back. But that doesn’t stop politicians from talking about them. Donald Trump scored his knockout blow in Indiana in part by railing against the decision by Carrier, a local air-conditioning manufacturer, to shift production to Mexico. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have more»

An Important Labor News Perspective From labor411.org For Anyone In The Union Movement: Three Reasons Why Unions Are Needed ‘More Than Ever’ In 2016

Published on Monday, April 25, 2016 in Guest Columns
Labor411 recently published this Labor News Perspective: Three Reasons Why Labor Unions Are Needed ‘More Than Ever’ In 2016, which WNYLaborToday.com believes every Union Member should take the time to read: The Middle Class Is Shrinking, While Corporate Profits Are Bigger Than Ever - When Union Membership was at its highest half a century ago, more»

Labor Perspective From UAW Secretary-Treasurer Gary Casteel: Workers Will Overcome Anti-Union Laws In South And Elsewhere

Published on Sunday, March 27, 2016 in Guest Columns
How can Organized Labor make inroads in the politically hostile environment of the U.S. South? Whether we’re talking about UAW Local 737 at that glass plant or other UAW Local Unions at other represented automotive parts suppliers throughout the state and around the region, we are part of the fabric of the Southern economy and workforce. Not long more»

Labor Perspective From AFSCME President Lee Saunders: Workers’ Voices Keep Our Communities Safe

Published on Sunday, March 20, 2016 in Guest Columns
Our voices as Public Service Workers are essential for the well-being of our communities. Just ask Bart Andersen, a former Bridge Inspector for the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Bart was one of the Bridge Inspectors who for years warned about the dangerously poor conditions on the I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis, which collapsed on August. 1st, more»

A Labor Perspective From Detroit Newspaper Guild Member Mike McConnell: The Power Of A ‘Collective Voice’ - Why I’m A Union Member

Published on Friday, March 18, 2016 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Mike McConnell - who writes for The Daily Tribune and The Macomb Daily - is a member of the Detroit Newspaper Guild Local 34022. You can directly access his Labor Perspective at: http://dfmworkers.org/2016/03/09/the-power-of-a-collective-voice-why-im-a-union-member/ There’s an old saying that the more»

Labor Perspective From National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: Bad Trade Deals Kill American Jobs And That’s Why Voters Are Mad

Published on Sunday, March 13, 2016 in Guest Columns
Much of the attention in this highly-charged Presidential Election is focused on an issue that is usually guarded by elites: International Trade. Last week’s primary results in Michigan prove that Americans have a deep-seated opposition to job-killing trade policies. Politicians at all levels in both parties need to remember that consequences exist more»

Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich’s ‘Sobering Message’ For Wealthy Elites: You’ll Soon Be Poor If You Keep ‘Screwing Over’ Workers

Published on Thursday, March 3, 2016 in Guest Columns
You are the captains of American industry, the titans of Wall Street, and the billionaires who for decades have been the backbone of the Republican Party. You’ve invested your millions in the GOP in order to get lower taxes, wider tax loopholes, bigger subsidies, more generous bailouts, less regulation, lengthier patents and copyrights and stronger more»

Labor Perspective From NYC Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan: “Our Moral Duty Is To Raise The Wage,” Backs Boosting Minimum Pay To A Level That Enables Families To Support Themselves

Published on Friday, February 26, 2016 in Guest Columns
New Yorkers are now thoughtfully considering a proposal from Governor Andrew Cuomo to raise the Minimum Wage. When I contemplate issues like this, my thoughts often turn to my visits to St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. One place I make it a point to visit is the tomb of Pope Leo XIII, who taught back in 1891 that every Worker deserves a Living Wage, more»

A Labor Perspective From commonwealmagazine.org: Union ‘Dues & Don'ts’ - Will the Supreme Court Fatally Weaken Labor?

Published on Sunday, February 21, 2016 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Please note that this commonwealmagazine.org Labor Perspective was written prior to the recent passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Labor Unions are important mediating institutions - John Paul II called them “indispensable” - that serve as a counterweight and check on government as more»

Labor Perspective: Thanks To A Decade-Long War Of Confusion On Your Self Interests Brought To You By The GOP, This Is Why Whites In The South - Who Once Stood United With Labor - Hate Unions

Published on Sunday, February 21, 2016 in Guest Columns
Looking back in time, The Chicago Tribune had published a poll showing that Karen Lewis, the outspoken president of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTA), was leading incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel, 43% to 39%, in a hypothetical 2015 mayoral race. Lewis led a 2012 Strike after Emanuel tried to impose longer school days with no pay increases (she got her Teachers more»

Labor Perspective From AFSCME President Lee Saunders: Government Didn’t Fail Flint, Michigan - Austerity Did/What’s Happened To Its Water Is Just The Latest Example Of The ‘Human Costs’ Of Cutting, Cutting & Cutting

Published on Friday, February 19, 2016 in Guest Columns
There's plenty of blame to go around for the disaster in Flint, Michigan. Officials at every level failed to do what they needed to do to protect the people of Flint. The result will be years, even decades, of suffering for thousands of families exposed to lead and other contaminants in the water. But while we can point to different people, different more»

Labor Perspective From Allen Clifton Via crooksandliars.com: Five Reasons Why Poor & Middle Class Americans Vote Republican

Published on Monday, February 15, 2016 in Guest Columns
One of the questions I encounter most often in politics (at least among Liberals and Progressives) is: "Why do so many poor and Middle Class Americans ‘vote against their own interests’ by supporting the Republican Party?" It's a valid question, but the answer(s) to it really isn't all that complicated. Though it's undoubtedly mind-boggling more»

Labor Perspective From Former U.S. Secretary Of Labor Robert Reich: A Key Turning Point In American Politics - Why The White Working Class Abandoned The Democratic Party

Published on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 in Guest Columns
Why did the White Working Class abandon the Democrats? The conventional answer is Republicans skillfully played the race card. In the wake of the Civil Rights Act, segregationists like Alabama Governor George C. Wallace led Southern Whites out of the Democratic Party. Later, Republicans charged Democrats with coddling Black Welfare Queens, being soft on more»

A Labor Perspective Message For Union Members From Two Philadelphia Teachers, Amy Roat & Yaasyin Muhammad: The Strength Of A Union Lies With Its Members, ‘Not Its President, Staff & Legal Team’

Published on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: This Labor Perspective: The Strength Of A Union Lies With Its Members, Not Its President, Staff & Legal Team - was co-authored by two Philadelphia Teachers - Amy Roat and Yaasyin Muhammad. It can be directly accessed at: more»