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8/31 Thursday@10:00AM @Mapelton Community Center, 511 Main Street
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Tag Archives: labor
Since the general election I’ve been laying low, listening to people talk about the new administration and what President Donald J. Trump means to them. Most supporters found a lot of what the president said and stands for to be … Continue reading
Labor Day means much more than sales events and holiday excursions. The day honors the men and women who provide the work that fuels our economy. Reports of falling unemployment, growing wages, and rising consumer confidence in the United States … Continue reading
Driving out of Flint, Mich. on Bristol Road wasn’t in the plans. I interviewed some 30 people, all but one male, for truck driving jobs at the Days Inn across from the GM plant. Tired and ready for sleep, I … Continue reading
DAVENPORT — The Kraft Foods Oscar Mayer plant on Second Street will be razed as its new owner, Kraft Heinz, plans to move operations and layoff much of the workforce at the long-time meat packing plant. Wednesday’s announcement, that Kraft … Continue reading
RURAL JOHNSON COUNTY — The nearby City of Solon is concerned about the impact of the recently passed county ordinance to raise the minimum wage. The city council doesn’t buy in, local businesses don’t buy in. On Sept. 10, the … Continue reading
The continuing debate over our economic inequality focuses on globalization and technology. These are seen as the determinants of our transformed economy and rising inequality. Remedies usually focus on better education and more training. But this explanation largely omits discussion … Continue reading
As a child Dad would take us to the Eagles hall for a Labor Day event sponsored by his union. There were speeches and socializing, food and beverages, and one year I won a canned ham in a raffle which … Continue reading
As we approach Labor Day, the lockout of United Steel Workers at six Allegheny Technologies plants is a sad commentary on the state of affairs of public sector unions. “Management has locked out more than 2,000 workers in an effort to … Continue reading
(Editor’s Note: Robert Reich has been a media pundit, lecturer and writer popular with progressives. From time to time he hits home as with this post on the lack of income predictability for a growing segment of Americans. It is … Continue reading