As we celebrate Labor Day, let's not be deceived by a lower unemployment rate. Millions of Americans continue to work hard for too little while billionaire businesses ring up record profits.
Millions of Michiganians joined in on the celebration of the 238th birthday of this great nation last week. But while we honored U.S. independence, a proposed 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal could take away the federal government’s ability to enforce a law allowing it to favor American companies when purchasing goods.
America is facing a workplace crisis due to an onslaught of temp worker hiring at companies like Taylor Farms and elsewhere. Legislation in California would give these workers additional protections. Other states should follow its lead.
Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa says if unions need to disclose who they make political donations to, so should publicly-traded companies.
A package of road bills approved by the Michigan House don't go far enough to improve transportation infrastructure in the state and place an increased tax burden on the middle class, Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa says.
Private equity firm Cerberus Business Finance, LLC, is looting a bankrupt airline that for 66 years ferried troops and equipment to war zones in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Cerberus’ greed has tragic consequences for pilots and flight attendants now without a job, a paycheck or health insurance.
Since 2010, a landfill fire has been moving toward 8,700 tons of unlined illegally dumped radioactive waste in Bridgeton, Mo. The site is in the middle of working-class neighborhoods, right next to the Saint Louis Airport, and near a hospital, schools and a great number of businesses.
ALEC and the Koch Brothers falsely preach that right to work (for less) gives workers more freedom. But all it guarantees is that hard-working Americans will work more for less if states continue to approve such bad laws. Thankfully, more states are just saying no. President Hoffa explains why.