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Entries by Mike Elk from 12/2010

Is the Federal Pay Freeze Obama's PATCO?

| Posted 12.01.2010 | Politics

The Obama administration, looking to bolster its deficit-cutting credentials and show its desire to take on what some label a "special interest" -- organized labor -- just announced a two-year freeze on the wages of all federal workers.

Locked Out Honeywell Workers Kicked Out of Fiscal Commission Meeting

| Posted 12.02.2010 | Politics

Locked out workers at Honeywell's Metropolis, Illinois uranium facility have been traveling all over the country to meet with Honeywell CEO David Cote to discuss ending the current lockout.

UAW President: Critics of Korea Treaty Don't Represent Workers

| Posted 12.07.2010 | Politics

UAW President Bob King has sparked outraged among progressives and the labor movement by endorsing the Korea Free Trade Agreement. Here's what he told me about it.

What a Great Dog Named Murphy Taught Me About Life and Labor Journalism

| Posted 12.09.2010 | Healthy Living

Writing about the labor movement has not been easy. At times it's been incredibly depressing. We have a president who seems fundamentally indifferent and at times openly attacks organized labor.

Bernie Filibusters Not Just on the Senate Floor, But On Picket Lines

| Posted 12.13.2010 | Politics

If Democratic elected officials wish to remain power, they must use their offices the way Bernie Sanders does to secure a fair and free union election for all.

Obama, CEO Lovefest Produces No Pledges to Create Jobs, Stop Union Busting

| Posted 12.16.2010 | Business

Obama reportedly asked business leaders what he could do to help create more jobs in America. Perhaps he should have asked these CEOs why, despite numerous pledges to keep good jobs in America, they continue to ship them overseas.