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Unions Labeled. Workers Trapped.

Frank Islam | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Frank Islam

American unions came into existence because they were a necessity to create balance in an economic system that was out of balance. We have similar circumstances today.

Caterpillar Stops Supporting Boy Scouts Due To Gay Ban

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Caterpillar Inc. is no longer giving money to the Boy Scouts because the organization discriminates against homosexuals, a spo...

Probe Reveals Deliberate 'Accounting Misconduct'

AP | Posted 01.18.2013 | Business

PEORIA, Ill. -- Caterpillar Inc. said Friday that it found deliberate "accounting misconduct" at a recently acquired company in China. The U.S. based...

Caterpillar No Longer A Socially Responsible Investment

AP | BLAKE SOBCZAK | Posted 08.27.2012 | Business

JERUSALEM (AP) — A U.S. investment firm has removed Caterpillar Inc. from three of its popular indexes that track socially responsible investments, ...

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. ...

Lila Shapiro

Caterpillar Inc. Slashes Workers' Pay, Despite Surging Profits

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 01.19.2012 | Business

Corporate profits are higher than ever, but for many workers, things just keep getting worse. Take the situation unfolding at Caterpillar Inc.'s L...

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...

Illinois Company Rips State Business Climate After Tax Break Deal Fails

AP | By DAVID MERCER AND DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 01.31.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- One of the largest companies in Illinois is calling the state's business climate "rudderless" and "dysfunctional" after lawmakers failed to...

China Says It Has 'Full Confidence' In U.S. Economic Recovery

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business

BEIJING -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden tried to reassure China's leaders Friday that its $1.2 trillion in Treasury debt is safe, while both sides st...

Fiat, Chrysler Unions Forming 'Global Network'

Posted 08.23.2011 | Business

DETROIT (Bernie Woodall and Deepa Seetharaman) - Unions representing workers at Chrysler Group LLC and its Italian partner, Fiat SpA, are forming ...

The Return Of 'Made In The USA'

Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Nick Zieminski) - The "Made in the USA" label may be poised for a comeback, a new study argues. The next few years will bring a wave ...

Illinois CEO Warns He May Leave State In Response To Corporate Tax Hikes

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business

Across the midwest, public workers have protested proposed cuts to benefits, pay, and collective bargaining rights. But in Illinois, one chief executi...

U.S. Manufacturing Profits Suggest Stronger Economy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK/CHICAGO (By Nick Zieminski and James B. Kelleher) - U.S. manufacturing companies posted higher-than-expected results, as sharply improved ma...