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Missing in Action, AFL-CIO Should Be in Ferguson

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Carl Finamore

This article is reposted from Common Dreams.  The weakness of organized labor is often attributed to its low numbers and they are low for sure. For example, AFL-CIO membership remained stagnant this year at 12.5 million even with the whopping addition last year of 1.3 million UFCW food and commercial workers. Nonetheless, I believe the […]

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As Healthcare Costs Go Viral, San Francisco Labor Declares Emergency

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Carl Finamore

Reposted from Beyond Chron It’s a national epidemic finally getting some long overdue attention. To put rising costs in perspective, a dozen oranges today would cost $134 if adjusted at the same rate of price inflation that we’ve seen in healthcare since 1945.And, it’s only getting worse. California health insurance premiums soared 185%since 2002. But we’ve heard these […]

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Boeing Workers Take a Stand and Take the Heat

Boeing Workers Take a Stand and Take the Heat
Carl Finamore

This article was originally published on Portside.  Local IAM District 751 union leaders in the state of Washington are feeling the fallout of Boeing’s extremely well-orchestrated counteroffensive begun immediately after Nov. 13 when 67% of union members rejected the company’s concessionary contract extension through 2024 of an existing agreement that does not actually expire until […]

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