Tag Archive for Unions

EPA’s Gina McCarthy Delivers Obama Administration Position on Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure With Green Jobs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The EPA’s Gina McCarthy, a teacher from Boston, delivered one of the keynote addresses on repairing America’s infrastructure with green jobs Monday afternoon at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs annual conference, delivering the Obama administrations position before a new and powerful coalition of unions and environmentalists under the umbrella of the Blue…

Sierra Club’s Michael Brune Delivers Keynote Address at Green Jobs Conference

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Sierra Club’s Michael Brune delivered one of the keynote addresses on repairing America’s infrastructure with green jobs Monday afternoon at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs annual conference, put on by the Blue Green Alliance, a coalition of unions and environmental non-profit groups. With more than 15 million members through 14 affiliated…

Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference Kicks Off at the Washington Hilton

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By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. – The opening session of the Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference for 2014 kicked off Sunday night with a dynamic panel of speakers who are at the forefront of the national discussion about how to address the country’s crumbling infrastructure, while at the same time beginning to deal with…

State of the States and the State of the Union

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – President Obama said in his State of the Union address on Tuesday that the state of America is “strong.” If you listen to conservative Republican politicians, they’ll tell you without exception that “right to work” for less laws are an essential tool in recruiting industry and providing…

Labor Day Feature Photos from Tannehill State Park

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TANNEHILL STATE PARK, AL. — Labor unions and members of the public celebrated Labor Day at the historic ironworks park. Here are some feature photos of the event. The United Mine Workers and other unions held their annual Birmingham District Labor Day celebration, with plenty of barbecue along with “pickin’ and singin’” and a fair…

Creating a Culture of Unionism in the South is Essential for Democracy

By Douglas Williams and Cato Uticensis – The South Lawn – One of the difficulties of organizing in the South is that the struggles here frequently occur under a veil of invisibility due to the lack of pro-worker media down here. Barring major fights like the United Food and Commercial Workers’ (UFCW) fifteen-year long trench…

Report Shows How Labor Unions Are Portrayed Poorly on National Network TV News

By Federico Subervi – As representatives of workers’ interests, labor organizations in the United States have had a long and complicated relationship with the corporate news media, according to academic research. For decades, several authors have contended that unions receive scarce, and overwhelmingly negative coverage by diverse general market media (Martin, 2004; Puette, 1992; Bruno,…

Alabama Voters Approve Forever Wild, Vote Down Amendment 4

But Corporate Republicans Slip One In Against Unions on Amendment 7 – By Glynn Wilson – The same corporate Republican special interests who spent billions trying to elect Massachusetts Mormon Mitt Romney over President Barack Obama also failed to derail the popular and successful Forever Wild land conservation program in Alabama and to take away…

American Citizens Exercising Their Right to Peaceably Assemble

The First Amendment to the Constitution Guarantees the Right Voices from across the state of Wisconsin are saying loud and clear that they oppose Republican Governor Scott Walker using the government to take away the rights of Wisconsin workers. Let’s give a hand to these workers and help “Kill the (anti-union budget repair) Bill!”