The NLRB Finally Charges Wal-mart with Labor Violations!

In an investigation and negotiation with Wal-Mart over alleged abusive labor practices that have been ongoing since November of 2013, the NLRB has finally brought charges against the retailer:

The NLRB said the retailer illegally fired, disciplined or threatened more than 60 employees in 14 states for participating in legally protected activities to complain […]

I am NOT Scott Walker!

The new GOP Runs as fast and as far from Scott Walker as they can! H/T Politico:

Rob McKenna, the two-term attorney general who is aiming to become the Evergreen State’s first Republican governor in more than 30 years, told a gathering of Puget Sound Carpenters last week that he’ll strive for a “positive relationship […]

Quote of the Day

“Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.”

– Abraham Lincoln in his first Annual Message to Congress, December 3, 1861.

Why We Fight: Unions Are Critical Edition

There’s been a lot of chatter about this article from The New York Times on Apple’s move to China for their manufacturing. But there is an underreported backstory here involving the management of these factories and the workers whose lives are ruined by Apple, Dell and other American electronics manufacturers.

Now I don’t really care […]

Because we don’t have enough unemployment in Wisconsin

Evidently not. Sure, the Wisconsin unemployment rate was at 7.4% in April, which is low compared to the national figures. I guess I’m a bit more concerned than the Republicans in the Wisconsin legislature. Unemployment in Racine is 8.9%. Those Republicans, at the behest of special interests, have decided to react to high unemployment figures […]

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