Dr. King's Words of Wisdom

By Linda Dao

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:

Nine of the Hottest American Car Interiors of 2015

By Sahid Fawaz

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!

Throwback Thursday: J.P. Morgan v. 150,000 Coal Miners

By Michael Messina

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.

American Muscle Car Roundup: the New 2015 Camaro

By Sahid Fawaz

The Camaro has been on quite a journey over the decades, with many changes along the way. The fifth generation Camaro (2010-2015) reinvigorated the Camaro with its all new retro-modern muscle car design and led to it gaining the lead in sales over the Mustang.

Time for Americans to fight economic disparity with their consumer power

Cherri Senders, founder and publisher of Labor 411, writes on the sharpening focus of Americans on economic inequality and the need to take further action. Read her take on the power of the American consumer in her op-ed for the Los Angeles Daily News.

The single mother working two jobs who still can’t afford a decent place to live for her kids. The Army veteran flipping burgers at McDonald’s who needs food stamps to avoid going hungry. The 50-year-old struggling on $9 an hour after his skilled job was outsourced.

Throwback Thursday: Carnegie Steel and the Deadly Homestead Strike

By Michael Messina

The steel magnate Andrew Carnegie had a booming business in the late 1800s and wanted to keep it that way. But questionable methods in the hiring of Henry Frick and his ruthless implementation of a 12-hour work day, six days a week did not sit well with the workers. That meant a strike, hired guns, death, and ultimately regret on the part of a pro-labor businessman in Carnegie.  

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