Posts Tagged ‘ Unions ’

Labor Day Links

September 6, 2010

Links mentioned during my guest host stint on the Labor Day Sonic Detour on WMNF. Support Motts workers A Successful Company Mott’s parent company, Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS), paid CEO Larry Young $6.5 million in 2009. The company is profitable and successful with its stock rocketing 35% since their most recent earnings announcement in February [...]

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Unions 101 – Happy Labor Day

September 6, 2010

The Unions 101 series will take to the airwaves in celebration of Labor Day today – 2 hours of music of, by, and in solidarity with the working class. After our West Central Florida Central Labor Council’s picninc for 5,000 union members and their families, tune in to WMNF 88.5 FM from 4-6 pm in [...]

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Unions 101 – Which Side Are You On?

August 3, 2010

“There’s no such thing as neutral. You have to be on one side or the other. Some people say, “I don’t take sides – I’m neutral.” There’s no such thing. In your mind you’re on one side or the other. In Harlan County there wasn’t no neutral. If you wasn’t a gun thug, you was [...]

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Unions 101 – We Are All Working Class

July 28, 2010

Having just left Las Vegas – a trip I set out on with the trepidatious goal of avoiding as much of the traditional Vegas Strip experience as possible, I’ve been ruminating on the efficiency of the Vegas machine at doing exactly what it is designed to do – extracting wealth from willing victims. Then Digby [...]

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Unions 101 – Stickin To The Union

July 21, 2010

Oh, you can’t scare me, I’m sticking to the union, I’m sticking to the union, I’m sticking to the union. Oh, you can’t scare me, I’m sticking to the union, I’m sticking to the union ’til the day I die. Union Maid by Woody Guthrie I firmly believe that unions are key to a revitalization [...]

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Labor Unions 101 – Words Have Meaning

July 21, 2010

LaFeminista posted a good Daily Kos diary about unions recently, and reading the diary and comments reminded me that despite my avid pro-union stance, until about 5 years ago when I lucked into a union job, I, like the vast majority of workers who are not as lucky as I am, really had no idea [...]

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