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London Syriza Victory Rally - London Photos

What an inspiring event this was at the TUC's Congress House in London. I think the best bit was when Stathis Kouvelakias of Syriza was given a standing ovation after he delivered a barn storming speech on how everything has changed in Greece and acr...
by London Green Left on Jan 29, 2015

LABOR - Movement on Deathbed?

"The U.S. Labor Movement: At a ‘Crossroads,’ or the Gallows?" by Jake Blumgart, In These Times 1/21/2015Steven Greenhouse has been here before.Nearly a month after his retirement, the august former New York Times labor correspondent spoke to unio...
by Mage Soapbox on Jan 26, 2015

Cuts putting a ‘sledgehammer’ to local government says TUC report

The future of local authority services are under threat - with many councils reducing statutory services due to austerity measures - a new report is warning.Austerity Uncovered, published by the TUC and the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)...
by London Green Left on Jan 16, 2015

Are Banks Open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015?

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 19, 2015) is just around the corner, and it can get confusing whether or not banks and credit unions are open or closed on this day. That’s because even though Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Jan 15, 2015

Bank Holiday Schedule 2015

One of the most confusing things in the US is that federal holidays aren’t national holidays. The 10 official US federal holidays each year only apply to federal employees. Private businesses such as credit unions and banks, don’t have to...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Jan 14, 2015

NYC MAYOR DeBLASIO VOWS TO CONTINUE WORKING WITH NYPD UNIONS-EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE PRICKS

I AM NOT A BIG FAN OF NYC MAYOR DeBLASIO BUT THE NYPD IS ODIOUS AND RIDICULOUS TO TURN THEIR BACKS ON THE MAYOR IS UNPROFESSIONAL AND THOSE 100S OF COPS THAT DID THAT SHOULD BE DISMISSED FROM DUTY. I’M … Continue reading →...
by Bonjukianpatten.com on Jan 1, 2015

Are Banks Open on New Year’s Day 2015

What is and isn’t open can be confusing when it comes to federal holidays. That’s because even though official federal holidays apply to federal agencies, they don’t necessarily apply to private sector companies. It’s up to ea...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Dec 28, 2014

Joel Kovel - What is EcoSocialism & How Do We Get There?

A little Christmas treat for our readers. Joel Kovel explains the relationship between ecology and socialism from 2007.Joel Kovel's book 'The Enemy of Nature' was really what turned me into an ecosocialist when I read it in 2005 I think. He is a...
by London Green Left on Dec 22, 2014

Actors’ Equity Wants to Educate Chicago Audiences on Union Vs. Nonunion Tours

Would you know the difference between a union and a nonunion national tour? Actors’ Equity is trying to distinguish between the two so that audiences are educated on the quality of the production. In September, the theatre actors’ union b...
by Daily Actor on Dec 9, 2014

What is Ecosocialism? – Part 2

In the first part of this exploration of ecosocialism, we looked at the theory. In part two we turn to some practical approaches that we can take in the here and now.If the cause of our ecological problems is the capitalist system, and because w...
by London Green Left on Nov 13, 2014

Book Review - Safe Planet: Renewable Energy Plus Workers' Power - John Cowsill

Book Review: Can Marxist ideas help save the planet?Those of us involved in the struggle for climate action are very aware how time is running out for the planet.  There are two sides to the problem: the technical and the political.  W...
by London Green Left on Nov 6, 2014

Guest blog: Left Unity and the Green Party - time to talk?

 Sean Thompson is a former member of the Green Party and Green Left, who left the Green Party to join Left Unity. Ahead of LU's November Conference he has written an article about the organisation's relationship with the Green Party.He has given...
by wembleymatters on Oct 24, 2014

Are Banks and Credit Unions Open or Closed on Columbus Day 2014?

It’s a guessing game many of us go through each time a federal holiday is about to be celebrated. Is this business or that business going to be open or not? This can be especially confusing when the federal holiday is celebrated on what would n...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Oct 10, 2014

Korean Unions Protest Hyundai’s $10B Headquarters

Not everyone is pleased about Hyundai Motor Co. going “Gangnam Style.” The South Korean automaker faces more labor unrest following the group's decision to spend $10 billion for a plot of land in Seoul's most fashionable Gangnam district. To see...
by The Detroit Bureau on Sep 29, 2014

The ‘Ugly Truth’ is coming to Voting American

The Ugly Truth is coming soon to Voting American Leading up to the November Mid-Term Elections I am preparing a new Blog Site that will be hard hitting and not for the faint of heart nor the Politically Correct. The … Continue reading →...

Gallup: 71% of Americans Support 'Right to Work' Laws

PRINCETON, NJ -- A slim majority of Americans, 53%, approve of labor unions, although approval remains on the low end of Gallup's nearly 80-year trend on this question. Approval has been as high as 75% in the 1950s. Currently, 38% disapprove of un...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Sep 4, 2014

Protesters Arrested In Fast Food Strikes

Thousands of protesters went out this morning to demand higher wages for fast food workers. It didn’t take long for some of them to break the law and get arrested, as if that will make employers want to give them…Read more →...
by The Lonely Conservative on Sep 4, 2014

Hypocrisy? Joe Biden in Detroit pushing union membership while wearing a $650,000 shirt!

Joe Biden pandered to a union crowd in Detroit on Labor Day but must have forgotten who is audience was when he got dressed in the morning!What Biden said on Labor Day to a pro-union crowd was of course populist in nature and spoken as if his name wa...
by The Political Commentator on Sep 3, 2014

Lois Lerner Ignored Unions’ Political Expenditures

While former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner was targeting conservative groups for extra scrutiny she was turning her back on questionable political expenditures made by labor unions, the Daily Caller has learned. The DC obtained emails...
by The Lonely Conservative on Sep 2, 2014

The UMC and Rights of Workers

4135.Rights of Workers I. Biblical/Theological Background Scripture teaches that human beings, created in the image of God, have an innate dignity (Genesis 1:27). God grants dignity to work by commanding human beings to be stewards of the land and to...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Sep 1, 2014


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