We know that trade deals matter. They matter to working families, they matter to U.S. communities, and they matter to those of us who believe that U.S. trade policy should work for everyone, not just multinational corporations.
It's not clear what South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is trying to accomplish when she says, as she did on Feb. 20, that corporations with union representation shouldn't even think about locating in her state.
Civil rights and human rights groups, democracy groups, and progressive labor all need to rally against Corker and his allies and on behalf of the courageous leaders of the UAW in the Chattanooga plant.
In January 2012, these brave workers became the first Cablevision employees to vote for union representation when they joined CWA Local 1109. Since then, Cablevision management has thrown everything at this group.
Eliminating competition undoubtedly sounds like a great plan in the corporate boardrooms and on Wall Street. But the rest of us continue to struggle with job insecurity, hard times and severe cuts in essential services.
Despite the general sympathy one might have for the unions as they fight to preserve their benefits, the policies the Communications Workers of America follows can't help but generate not a little schadenfreude.