Obama Creates Historic White House Task Force

The Obama Transition Team announced the formation of an historic task force this week – the White House Task Force on Working Families. According to the transition team's announcement, Vice President-elect Joe Biden will head the task force.

Why the Union Won at Smithfield

When immigration agents raided Smithfield Food's huge North Carolina slaughterhouse two years ago, organizer Eduardo Peña compared the impact to a 'nuclear bomb.'

Obama Appoints Workers' Advocate Hilda Solis to Head DOL

Announcing a new direction with respect to the rights of American workers and their economic security, President-elect Barack Obama appointed Hilda Solis, a member of the House of Representatives from California to head the Department of Labor.

Why We Fight to Save Autoworkers’ Jobs

There have been various calls to let the domestic automakers fold. That bad decisions have led them to this juncture and if bankruptcy comes, so be it – why shouldn’t they be allowed to fail goes the argument.

Overview of the Economic Crisis

What will be impact of the Wall Street bankruptcies, bailouts and blunders on working people in this country and worldwide? What's the solution to the crisis?


FedEx Workers Resist Threats, Pledge to Join Teamsters

Management has been harassing pro-union employees, Los Angeles area FedEx workers told a blue ribbon commission panel this week. The workers testified about their desire to join the Teamsters Union in order to boost their standard of living and protect health and other benefits.

Gender Pay Gap Costs Women Workers Billions

Over their lifetimes, working women of all educational backgrounds lose more than $434,000 due to the ongoing gender gap in wages, a new report published last week by the Center for American Progress Action Fund revealed.

Auto Bailout: Union Says, 'We're Not Bankers'

Auto workers are fighting back. Over the past weeks, right-wing pundits, the mainstream media, and many in Congress have opposed providing the automakers with a requested $34 billion loan as part of the $700 billion package already passed last October to help the companies avoid looming bankruptcy.

Slavery, American Style Must Go

Who says there are no slaves in America? The greatest domestic issue facing President-elect Obama is not the bailout of the bankers and insurers but the task of lifting tens of millions of hard-working American wage-slaves out of dire poverty.

Union Leader Slams Wall Street/GOP Hypocrisy

In a segment titled 'Talk Me Down' on Dec. 2, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow spoke with United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard who fired back at right-wing and corporate attacks on working families as the cause of the financial crisis.

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