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The Dreadful Caterpillar Strike

David Macaray | Posted 10.20.2012 | Business
David Macaray

While bottom-line fundamentalists like Caterpillar proudly see themselves as benefactors to their stockholders, what they are, in fact, is subverters of the American Dream. And if labor unions can't put the brakes on this thing, who can?

Expiration of Bush Tax Cuts for the 1 Percent Are a Step Forward, But Not Enough

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

Reforms such as the Employee Free Choice Act, which would restore the right of workers to join a union, will have to become law and be enforced. Workers -- not just in manufacturing but throughout the economy -- will have to have some bargaining power.

Major Manufacturer Faces Huge Strike

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business

* 800 workers on strike after expired contract * Caterpillar utilizing replacement workers * IAM says negotiations are n...

Quinn Defends State Business Climate Again

Posted 02.13.2012 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn once again found himself on the defense this weekend after another Illinois CEO slammed the state's business climate. ...

Major Manufacturer Moves To Lock Out Workers

Reuters | Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

* Caterpillar unit locks out CAW workers after talks break down * CAW says it will return to bargaining table (Updates with details on...