Spin and Ideology

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   Interesting to see different takes on the deal reached in Los Angeles for city workers’ contracts. First, the LATimes: Unions representing 6,300 L.A. workers reject Villaraigosa’s labor deal Four …

Elect Our People

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   I always thought this approach would be worth trying: Ballots cast throughout New Jersey on Tuesday will list hundreds of candidates, their parties and the offices they seek. But …

World Crisis to Continue

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   An interesting report came into my email box this morning from the good folks at the International Labor Organization. The World of Work Report is an annual study by …

Fears About Retirement

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   It should not surprise anyone that people are scared about the future of their retirement. Yesterday, the Financial Times had this: Anxiety about having enough income in retirement is …

UAW-Chrysler Update

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   You probably have heard that a deal was reach between the UAW and Chrysler. Like last week, though, it’s really had to tell from reading the traditional media what …

Colombia Sleight-of-Hand

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   Last week, I wondered whether the president would keep his campaign promise about NAFTA. Today, Colombia is on my mind because of this piece in The Wall Street Journal: …

Billy, It’s Over

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   I’m not sure that anyone has told NY Comptroller Bill Thompson yet but his race for mayor is over…effectively. His only prayer (and any other candidate’s only prayer) to …

Auto Bankruptcy Closer?

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   This is news that is both somewhat expected and also worrisome, from The Wall Street Journal this morning: Outside advisers to the U.S. Treasury have started lining up the …

Auto Workers, Labor and Obama

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   Today, I’m going to be talking about labor and the president-elect with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer, who, for non-New Yorkers, has one of the most interesting radio talk shows in …

Auto Workers In The Cross Hairs

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   Even though I’ve suggested that auto workers should not pay for the mistakes made by the industry’s executives, the drumbeat has been pretty persistent that the workers will take …