Many aspects of the game this Feb. 1 will be brought to you by unions. From the players on the field (NFLPA) to the concession workers (Workers United) to the football that is flying through the air. Yep, the Wilson football cut and sewn specifically for the Super Bowl is also made by employees represented by Workers United.
On January 19th Oxfam released a study warning that the top 1% are on the verge of owning as much as half the wealth of the entire planet.
Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, said:
"In the past 12 months we have seen world leaders from President Obama to Christine Lagarde talk more about tackling extreme inequality but we are still waiting for many of them to walk the walk. It is time our leaders took on the powerful vested interests that stand in the way of a fairer and more prosperous world. Business as usual for the elite isn't a cost free option - failure to tackle inequality will set the fight against poverty back decades. The poor are hurt twice by rising inequality - they get a smaller share of the economic pie and because extreme inequality hurts growth, there is less pie to be shared around."
None of this surprising given the assault on unions by politicians and corporations, the sending of jobs overseas, and the resistance of the elite to pay their fair share in taxes. And it will only get worse if real change is not accomplished. For more on this development, check out the video below:
Few things are as cringeworthy as corporate anti-union videos. The distortions and lies are on another level completely. Below is a video by Target that tries to convince its employees that unionization would hurt the workers' interests. It's some bizarre stuff indeed.
If you like your cars fast and powerful, you’ll love the 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat. Living up to its name, the Hellcat is Dodge’s uncompromising take at producing the most fearsome muscle car on the market.
Labor history is one of struggle, violence, and determination. Workers took it upon themselves to right the wrongs imposed on them by their employers. Below are nine pictures that capture that struggle, during both the high points and the low points.
Today we celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As one of the most influential humanitarians of the 20th century and American civil rights leader, he was involved in many non-violent protests and campaigns demanding meaningful legislation and economic equality (e.g. Montgomery Bus Boycott, Birmingham campaign, March on Washington, and the Memphis sanitation workers strike). King was known for being a charismatic and well spoken leader, so to commemorate him we will leave you with a few of our favorite quotes:
The 2015 lineup of American cars proves that these are not your dad's old American car. The 2015 models have gorgeous interiors that are stocked with the latest technology and luxury features. The old belief that one had to look to European cars for luxury no longer applies. Below are ten of our favorites from this year. If one of them catches your eye - and you're in the market for a new car - make sure to check it out in person at your local dealer. And as always, when you spend your dollars on an American cars, you help support good middle class jobs here at home!
At the turn of the 20th century the gap between big business and the working class was monumental. J.P. Morgan was one of the richest, most powerful men in the country, and when 150,000 of his coal miners said they had enough, he wouldn't budge. Would the solidarity of the workers win the day? See how it plays out in the History Channel video below.