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The New 1% Doctrine in Action (Electro-Motive Diesel Edition)

While many the US were celebrating seemingly positive job numbers yesterday, for London, Ontario residents such news was caustic, rock salt poured into a gaping wound. WSWS: Caterpillar subsidiary Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) has announced that it is transforming the lockout at its … Continue reading

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Unions Fight Back Against Anti-Worker Legislation (While Parliament Dithers)

by matttbastard Another federal union has challenged provisions in the wicked-awesome Harpercon budget that “[take] away collective bargaining in the public service and pay equity as a human right for federal workers”–a budget that, it should be noted, passed with … Continue reading

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Keystone Progress: Politician against EFCA admits he didn’t read bill

by matttbastard I believe this is what the kids refer to as ‘EPIC FAIL’: PA State Senator Mike Folmer (R-48) was featured at an anti- Free Choice rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on March 31, 2009. After the rally, Keystone Progress … Continue reading

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Specter to American Workers: “Drop Dead!”

by matttbastard Well, so much for Arlen Specter’s emancipated testicles: In June 2007, the vote on the Employee Free Choice Act was virtually monolithic: 50 Senators, Democrats, voted for cloture and 48 Republicans against.  I was the only Republican to … Continue reading

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F*ck Me with a Freshly Sharpened Pitchfork.

by matttbastard Update 03/23: Make sure to check out Sarah’s post on Spitzer, populism, and The Experts. On today’s episode of Fareed Zakaria GPS, an ‘expert panel’ was convened to discuss ‘populist’ outrage in the wake of AIG and other … Continue reading

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US Labour Unions Tackle Racism

by matttbastard More from The Politico on the efforts of union leaders to proactively confront racism among their own membership as the US heads into an historic election with a POC at the top of the Democratic Party ticket. h/t … Continue reading

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