Turning Neutrality On Its Head

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I’m always on the lookout for things to add to the George Orwell list of “War is Peace” double talk. So, now, comes a threat to the whole idea of winning neutrality agreements in union organizing campaigns.

Can I Have A Raise With That Quarter Pounder?

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No secret — working in a fast food restaurant is not a ticket to a middle-class life. But, it’s not because of a natural phenomena or because of a penalty you pay for serving grotesque food. It’s about power and greed. Some people are trying to change all that.

The Lesson After A Few Minutes of Bragging

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Since there is no money in being right about the election, pardon me while I strut for just a few hours, having nailed on the nose the Electoral College vote weeks before (Florida is going to end up in Obama’s column—the remaining votes are from heavily Democratic areas). But, moving quickly on to an important lesson, because bragging only carries you as far as the first yawn from a friend, there is a lesson to consider.

Fast Food Revolution

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   Maybe a trend: The Jimmy John’s restaurants here are known for serving attitude with their sandwiches. Many of their young workers wear nose rings, beards and dreadlocks, and the …

Pay Caps–A Bit of Misdirection

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   The financial newspapers are buzzing with the news of a coalition of business leaders stepping forward to propose executive compensation limits. I think this is only a secondary issue. …

Organizing The Beast

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   It will be a steep hill to climb but it’s good to read about this, via The Wall Street Journal: The United Food and Commercial Workers union is ramping …