Feb. 1st, 2012
Letter to the Editor; Re, Former Goodyear Plant to Close
Black Lawson Kennedy, Russell Brothers, PPG, Bell Canada Operator Services and now Veyance Technologies (former Goodyear plant) and manufacturer’s too many to name have left Owen Sound or downsized over the years since the early eighties. This does not begin to identify the list of other manufacturing sector jobs and / or well paying public service sector… Continue
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Added by Orsan Senalp on February 1, 2012 at 21:52 —
During the process Lo has seen by working on the directive, the uncertainty surrounding the impact of how it will effect norwegian labour standard has increased. It has been important to ensure broad support in the unions of our position, Roar Flåthen, president of LO says.
LO Secretariat issued 07/12/2010 a response on the EU directive.
In response the Secretariat suggested a number of requirements to be able to recommend an implementation of the Directive.
Added by Dag Westhrin on January 31, 2012 at 12:03 —
We call on all workers to show support by joining the Cleaners' Emergency Demonstration against the Cleaners' Branch Secretary's unfair sacking by union busting management at Heron Towers on Friday 10 February 2012, 5PM, at Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, EC2.…
Added by Viola Wilkins on January 31, 2012 at 3:59 —
A challenging piece by a veteran UK-based socialist. I would be inclined to endorse what he says about Occupy procedures since the same set of problems arise with the World Social Forum. As for his positive presentation of union activity in relation to the Occupy and other protest movements of 2011, I would be inclined to ask whether this means unions are capable of escaping the social-liberal institutions and discourses with which they have been so long and so heavily… Continue
Added by peter waterman on January 30, 2012 at 23:56 —
Tunisia: Left gains in trade union election
By Nizar Amami
January 12, 2012 -- International Viewpoint -- The 22nd congress of Tunisia’s UGTT trade union federation (Union Générale des Travailleurs Tunisiens, General Union of Tunisian Workers)…
Added by peter waterman on January 30, 2012 at 22:59 —
Wow! I thought that China was the one - fairly large - country, building up a Marx-type industrial proletariat. But according to veteran Martin H-L, it seems to building up a similar kind of precariat to the rest of the world.
On my previous assumption I had also presumed that the coming thing is China would be a movement toward ILO standards and even affiliation of the ACFTU to the ITUC! But even if this somewhat starry-eyed vision… Continue
Added by peter waterman on January 30, 2012 at 22:53 —
George Soros on the Coming US Class War
George Soros, in an interview with Newsweek magazine titled “George Soros on the Coming US Class War”:
“I am not here to cheer you up. The situation is about as serious and difficult… Continue
Added by peter waterman on January 30, 2012 at 18:52 —
I am sure I posted access to this paper as a draft:
'An Emancipatory Global Labour Studies is Necessary!
On Rethinking the Global Labour Movement in the Hour of Furnaces'
But here it is as a Working Paper of the… Continue
Added by peter waterman on January 30, 2012 at 15:30 —
hi, glad to join this community
like to be part of it
Added by Lisa Snid on January 29, 2012 at 17:56 —
Unions are necessary for the preservation of workers’ rights and for worker representation, whether those workers are labeled professionals or laborers, .and whether the religious or ethnic or cultural groups or gender groups that claim those workers as members form majorities or minorities in any given area. And the sooner they all organize under the banner of the same union, the stronger they will be.… Continue
Added by Viola Wilkins on January 27, 2012 at 22:45 —
In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad
Added by peter waterman on January 27, 2012 at 22:27 —
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Take care, TCB---- from the song "Respect" by Otis Redding
If you drive down I-55 or I-80 out of Chicago toward Joliet, they are hard to miss. Sprawling boxy-looking buildings, often windowless, but with constant activity as semi's pull up to disgorge their contents. These are the warehouses of Will County, where goods meant mostly for North America's big box stores are routed… Continue
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Lorenzo P. Torrez
(April 18, 1927 – January 1, 2012)Salt of the Earth MinerLabor, Civil Rights, & Peace Activist Great Dies at 84
Today we mourn the passing of a Grant County working-class hero and know within our hearts that he is not gone forever from our lives. Lorenzo P. Torrez, a born and raised Gila, N.M. native who attended Cliff High School, lives on in the… Continue
Added by Viola Wilkins on January 26, 2012 at 0:57 —
“Barbara Hutton’s got the dough, parlez vous.
We know where she got it, too, parlez vous.
We slave at Woolworth’s five and dime,
The pay we get is sure a crime.
Hinky dinky parlez vous”
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[WSF-Labor and Globalization] international campaign for freedom of association in Fiat
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