Richard Trumka does not speak for me and many other union brothers and sisters. I challenge the AFL-CIO to poll ALL members. I honestly believe the vast majority want our current immigration laws enforced along with securing our borders. Illegal aliens are stealing jobs union members used to do along with driving down wages for all Americans. If Trumka and the politicians cared about us they would demand E-Verify be enforced nationwide. At the last IBEW Convention a resolution was passed supporting E-Verify. I would hope other unions would follow. It is our jobsand our country.
In the United States, a woman makes only 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. The majority of minimum wage and tipped workers are women. Nearly 40 million workers don’t have a single paid sick day. And here’s just one more incredible stat about women in our country: The United States has paid maternity and parental benefits similar to Swaziland, Lesotho an […]
The job numbers came out for February this week. The preliminary numbers show that private-sector employment grew by 162,000, meaning it is very likely that in March, private-sector employment will top its previous peak of 115.9 million in January 2008. That is the good news. The bad news is we will still be down 666,000 jobs from the employment peak in Janu […]
The Professional Referee Organization, the company created by Major League Soccer owners to employ its referees, announced today it will lock out its referees for the start of the season because the collective bargaining negotiations with the union have not been completed. Instead, the league will use replacement officials this weekend instead of working wit […]
A group of five U.S. senators have joined the growing chorus of influential voices, telling the Kellogg Co. to end its nearly five-month lockout of more than 220 workers at its Memphis, Tenn., cereal production facility.
The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the Center for American Progress (CAP) and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) have released important research about the economy in the past few weeks. Here's a look at some of the key pieces they have uncovered about the U.S. economy.