Today, Mott's is owned by the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group (DPS), based in Plano, Texas. Ever since DPS took over the New York factory, union members claim, family spirit at the company has been destroyed.
With the financial markets gyrating and Tim Geithner talking again about the need for more economic stimulus, I'm finding it hard not to holler, "It's about investing in public transportation, stupid!"
I spoke with Fitz to explore the current context in the Beltway. We discussed the congressional politics on immigration in 2007 and 2010 and the significance of Latino voting patterns for the prospects of immigration reform.
There are few voters as motivated to support jobs creation measures and, in theory, a Democratic victory in November as the unemployed -- if the Dem strategy of scaring voters over a potential return by the GOP to Congressional power takes hold.
Tax breaks for the wealthy never built a bridge or an airport. They never increased American productivity by reducing traffic congestion, increasing broadband service, or creating a modern energy grid.
The explosion of labor action in Chinese citie is bearing political fruit: Guangdong is working on a set of reforms to give muscle to collective-bargaining laws that have thus far existed mostly on paper.
Despite their frustrations with the Obama administration and Democrats, union leaders desperately want to believe the president is on their side after all the resources they invested in his presidency.
The United States filed a complaint against Guatemala for failure to enforce labor agreements outlined in a free trade deal with Central American countries, making it the first time the U.S. has brought a case against a trade partner.
there is substantially more discussion in the blogosphere about cultural issues (whatever stupid thing Sarah Palin said today) important to urban professionals on the East and West Coast than trade issues important to steelworkers in the Midwest.