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  • Wal-Mart v UFCW: What Goes Around

    Forum: News & Views
    Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:06 am by workerpower :: Replies: 18 :: Views: 180870
    It appears my reply above was poorly worded. The chuckle was the fact that the UFCW got a taste of it's own medicine now that they are being sued by Wal-Mart to take down a website on the same grounds ...

  • Wal-Mart v UFCW: What Goes Around

    Forum: News & Views
    Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:36 pm by workerpower :: Replies: 18 :: Views: 180870
    Although it certainly elicits a chuckle from me, we should be openly and actively protesting Wal-Mart's suit.
    The same principles are what allowed UFCW to shut down www.ufcw.net . And Wal-Mart uses ...

  • Obey now, grieve later

    Forum: Your Union
    Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:38 pm by workerpower :: Replies: 10 :: Views: 6964
    It seems to me that there are two distinct types of contract violations, and should be treated differently in this regard.
    There is the clear cut, no questions violation. There aren't very many of th ...

  • President "O" and Labor Rights...

    Forum: The Soap Box
    Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:30 pm by workerpower :: Replies: 6 :: Views: 2487
    Without card check, EFCA becomes a bill with no merits to workers who wish to fight on their job.
    It is now binding arbitration of first contracts, which is essentially the same as giving up the rig ...

  • UFCW 8: From Pimples To Prosperity!

    Forum: Your Union
    Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:04 pm by workerpower :: Replies: 24 :: Views: 11645
    I've seen lots of nepotism, but cant say I've heard of them trying so hard to advertise it!

  • Chicago is heating up !

    Forum: Your Union
    Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:28 am by workerpower :: Replies: 8 :: Views: 3082
    The only way there will be strike in Chicago is if it is a wildcat. The UFCW "leaders" will never support a strike. They will do everything they can to shove the mediocre settlement down you ...

  • Starbucks Workers Union

    Forum: Your Union
    Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:33 am by workerpower :: Replies: 1 :: Views: 1014
    Congrats to the Starbucks workers and the Minneapolis labor movement.
    I have been reading about the 1934 Teamster strike in Minneapolis, and although it was a while ago, I have to believe that is pa ...

  • What are the differences between Obama and McCain?

    Forum: The Soap Box
    Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:31 am by workerpower :: Replies: 29 :: Views: 10389
    Agreed that we must speak out and fight here in the US regardless of who wins the election. There will of course be much less support from our union leaders for a fight if Obama wins, but that's anoth ...

  • What are the differences between Obama and McCain?

    Forum: The Soap Box
    Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:00 am by workerpower :: Replies: 29 :: Views: 10389
    On the level of personality and leadership style, McCain and Obama are almost polar opposites. McCain is brash and almost reckless. Obama is calm and thoughtful.

    But on questions of policy (which a ...

  • Labor Vanishes?

    Forum: News & Views
    Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:58 pm by workerpower :: Replies: 66 :: Views: 219076
    I wrote that the financial crisis/recession/depression whatever you want to call it is the result of unplanned production. Speculation played a large role in making it worse, but ultimately it was the ...

  • Labor Vanishes?

    Forum: News & Views
    Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:12 am by workerpower :: Replies: 66 :: Views: 219076
    It certainly is the time to talk about alternate ways of structuring society in light of the economic events of the last few weeks and the potentail for yet far worse to come.

    The small coopoerativ ...

  • Labor Vanishes?

    Forum: News & Views
    Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:18 am by workerpower :: Replies: 66 :: Views: 219076
    I am coming late to this coverstaion, but it has been fascinating so far, and even though I have not contributed for a while, I wanted to offer an answer to the questions of "Who am I/Who are we? ...

  • The Rich Do Not Know Hunger

    Forum: News & Views
    Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 3:06 pm by workerpower :: Replies: 42 :: Views: 82027
    I haven't posted in a while, but this is too good to stay out of.

    The nuclear family has been fading out of existence for some time. The rise of modern capitalism (a set of economic conditions, not ...

  • A United Liberal Front

    Forum: The Soap Box
    Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:31 am by workerpower :: Replies: 3 :: Views: 1881
    Well said. Not to mention that the $300 million dollars could mean lower dues, especially in lower paid union jobs like grocery stores, janitors, and nursing homes.
    While I agree entirely with your a ...

  • Does Hillary Clinton Hate the Middle Class? You Decide!

    Forum: Your Union
    Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:04 am by workerpower :: Replies: 2 :: Views: 1249
    Both the major parties in the US, and that includes everyone who runs for office or is active in the party, whether they intend to or not, supports the profit of big business over the welfare of human ...

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