Now is not the time for the public to let their guards down when it comes to fast-track trade promotion. Whether Congress decides to take it up this month or next year, it is still a raw deal for workers.
McKesson Corp. is a making billions supplying medicines to the Department of Veteran's Affairs. But it doesn't pay enough to allow the veterans it employs to get health insurance.
For more than a century -- from World Wars I and II to Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf and, most recently, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan -- the Teamsters have proudly welcomed our fighting men and women home and back to work. And on this Veteran’s Day, the Teamsters Union wants all of our veterans to know how thankful we are for your service to our nation.
Election Day is the one time each year where everyone's opinion is of equal weight. Workers can't afford to allow the big business to dictate the future of this country.
Michigan workers need to think long and hard about who's on their side when it comes to the issues and then vote accordingly.
Looming trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership could create opportunties for big business to privatize the public sector at the cost of millions of jobs and the public interest.
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.