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How I Met Your Brother

David Macaray | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
David Macaray

What, exactly, does it mean to have non-union workers join a union? Is it a purely symbolic or public relations gesture, or is there a practical side to it? Labor's problems are more serious than by-law changes.

Could This Be Labor's 'Southern Strategy'?

David Macaray | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
David Macaray

Not counting all the other bad things that have happened recently, two ambitious AFL-CIO endeavors have failed spectacularly: Organizing Wal-Mart Stores and gaining a significant foothold in the Deep South.

In God We Trust But Not the Mayor

Gregory Floyd | Posted 07.22.2013 | New York
Gregory Floyd

Some in the press have said the unions are the problem; that many of us are unrealistic and unwilling to compromise. That's not true. Yes, we fight for our members and the fair rights of workers, but we understand the need to come to a common understanding.

Mental Illness in the Workplace

David Macaray | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business
David Macaray

I once worked with two schizophrenic men. How did I know these men were schizophrenics? As president of the union I was given access to their confidential medical records when each of them was fired.

We Lost Michigan

David Macaray | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business
David Macaray

When you examine the history of organized labor -- the birth, growth, trajectory -- you have to be shocked and mortified by what just happened in Michigan.

Freedom's Just Another Word

Dave Helfert | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business
Dave Helfert

America is on the verge of losing something very important in Michigan and it isn't getting nearly enough attention, probably because it's just one more act in a long-running drama.

Good Government Is Ours to Shape

Gregory Floyd | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Gregory Floyd

Government can be a powerful and positive force in everyone's life. We must continue to spread that message to everyone in this city, state and country.

Does Labor Have Any Real Friends?

David Macaray | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
David Macaray

When it comes to the down-and-dirty battles necessary to get the job done, working people realize that no one can be relied upon except other working people, and the unions that represent them.

Tire Company Accused Of Unfair Labor Practices During Lockout

AP | By JOHN SEEWER | Posted 12.08.2011 | Business

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Factory workers who have been locked out for over a week accused Cooper Tire of unfair labor practices, accusing the company of asking...

Chicago Ranks 2nd In Percentage Of Union Workers

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Many people still think of Chicago as a big "union town" -- and they're right, at least compared with most other major U.S. cities....