In other candy news... Four hundred (400) BCTGM Local 6 members at Just Born, in Bethlehem, PA have been on strike since September 6, 2016. Local 6 has represented the candy workers at the plant since the 1950's.
Besides Marshmallow Peeps, Just Born is best known for its non-chocolate candy products Mike and Ike, Teenee Beanee jelly beans and Hot Tamales, however, in 2003, the company purchased the Goldenberg Candy Company, retaining its Philadelphia factory where BCTGM mem
American workers are not benefiting much from their contributions to their firms' profits and the country's economic growth, this, according to a recent report by David Madland of the Center for American Progress. (October 11, 2016)
In 1973, the typical CEO of a top publicly traded company made about 22 times what the typical worker made. Today, the average CEO makes about 275 times what the typical worker makes.
Read the full report HERE.
We are very excited to announce that The Labor Network's, Your Labor Minute with Mark Harrison, will be syndicated in our first broadcast television market beginning today, Monday, October 10, on BRCC-TV, Channel 112, on the Morris Broadband Cable System in Western North Carolina.
Your Labor Minute will air immediately before Democracy Now! four times a day at 5:00a.m./p.m., and 10:00a.m./p.m., Monday through Friday.
And, of course, you'll still be able to watch Your Labor
Harvard University, with a reputation as a progressive and socially aware institution boasts a $35.7M endowment - larger than the combined endowments of two of its competitors in the Ivy League (Yale and Columbia), and on a global scale, larger than the economies of nearly 100 countries.
The University’s 750 food workers went on strike Wednesday after negotiations failed to produce a new contract. At issue are health care costs and sustainable wages.
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