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 members also produce Gol...
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.
We are very excited to announcethat 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 Minute through our f...
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.
As reported last night on Your Labor Minute, this report shows how a decline in unions over the past three decades has resulted in substantially lower wages for nonunion workers in the private-sector. A must-read as to how this affects all of us.
The Labor Network has grown from the seed of an idea, to a moving and important cog in the wheel of influence on democracy in a matter of months.
TLN was one of the only news outlets to cover the successful strike by Verizon workers last spring, and the only network to offer a human identity to that job action with its four-part series, Faces of the Verizon Strike.
Journalism’s responsibility is to provide our electorate with facts, giving them the tools to make an informed decision when they...
Last spring, the workers we interviewed for Your Labor Minute, who were on strike against the Verizon Corporation, knew they were a part of something bigger. They prevailed because they let their collective voices be heard as one. Take a look at what they had to say.