Categories
AFL-CIO American Federationist, The

A keyhole view: the press and the campaign

A keyhole view: the press and the campaign Murray Seeger In Cleveland, where I learned the most about being a reporter, we called it the “up-one-side-of-the-mountain-down-the-other-of-journalism.” The reporters who engaged in this art form had to be equipped with exceedingly short memories, lack of historical perspective and iron constitutions which enabled them to contradict themselves […]

Categories
AFL-CIO American Federationist, The

1987 Ad

1987 Ad Stephen Singer MAKING NEW INROADS: Union Bargaining in 1987 Contracts that include cost-of-living allowances (COLAs) to keep up with inflation triggered an average gain of 2.6 percent. Wage adjustments stemming from COLA reviews in 1987 averaged 43 percent of earnings increases during the COLA review period, according to the BLS. In addition, workers […]

Categories
AFL-CIO American Federationist, The

The role of unions in the American economy.

The role of unions in the American economy. – book reviews Markley Roberts The Joint Council on Economic Education is a joint labor-business effort to improve the knowledge of high school teachers and high school students about how the U.S. economy operates. As you would expect, therefore, the authors of this JCEE book on unions–(ow […]

Categories
AFL-CIO American Federationist, The

El Salvador’s unions; right, left and center

El Salvador’s unions; right, left and center Jack Heberle El Salvador’s Unions Today, the Communist party of El Salvador and the various other leftist groups represented in the Democratic Revolutionary Front (FDR) and the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) have a two-tiered strategy to use organized labor as a tool in their battle against […]

Categories
AFL-CIO American Federationist, The

The challenge of hidden profits: reducing corporate bureaucracy and waste

The challenge of hidden profits: reducing corporate bureaucracy and waste Bill Cunningham The Challenge of Hidden Profits: Reducing Corporate Bureaucracy and Waste Green and Berry document an enormous amount of waste, fraud and abuse in the corporate sector costing consumers an estimated $862 billion annually, a figure more than six times the size of the […]

Categories
AFL-CIO American Federationist, The

The Constitution of the United States of America

The Constitution of the United States of America – transcript The Constitution of the United States of America We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves […]

Categories
AFL-CIO American Federationist, The

Don’t let your job kill you.

Don’t let your job kill you. – book reviews This new book includes a full reprint of the 1972 edition of Wallick’s “The American Worker. An Endangered Species,” plus a new section on worker success stories and worker tactics. The forward by Dr. Eula Bingham, former director of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, notes […]