A new poll, the results of which have been made available to Firedoglake, shows a clear majority of the country—51%—thinks big corporations have too much power, amounting to a problem for our economy. On the flip side, just 22% think the same of “big labor unions.”
American Airlines has its priorities way out of whack. The struggling airline has refused to negotiate a fair contract for its pilots for more than three years, leaving its pilots – the public face and lifeblood of the airline – with frozen wages and little hope for the future.
Watch this video of a UAW worker and employee of American Axle speak the truth straight to the GOP banking staff.
(I’ve added some of my previous writings on labor at FDL to the Work in Progress blog, for prosperity’s sake.) Saturday’s New York Times had a lengthy piece by Steven Greenhouse about the growing chorus for the Employee Free Choice Act, a bill that would restore free choice for people who want to join a union.
Towards the end of the article is a simple sentence that bears further examination, because it gets to the heart of why we need Employee Free Choice: the coercive campaign to which companies subject their employees in their efforts to stop workers from organizing.