In 1966, General Motors opened a new auto plant in Lordstown, Ohio, a few miles outside of Youngstown. At that time, the Youngstown economy was pretty good. Three decades of unionism had turned the mo
On July 27, 1989, workers at the Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, rejected United Auto Workers representation by a 2-1 margin. This overwhelming lost was one of the first of many defeats the UAW has
It always galls me when people blame the United Auto Workers for the decline of the American auto industry in the 1970s. Those lazy American workers ruined cars! I never got this. Did Ford, GM, and Ch
As I’ve been traveling and largely out of internet range/interest, I have not been able to read everything on the overwhelming defeat of the United Auto Workers election to represent Nissan work
A serious issue environmentalists have is that they are so market-oriented these days, that they rely on the power of the individual capitalists to build a sustainable economy. But green capitalists a
Triangle Fire Day is such a happy time. Good thing we have learned so much and we treat our workers with respect, allow them to work in safe workplaces, give them a voice on the job, and generally all
No, not unless they are backed up with worker power that ensures a safe workplace, good working conditions, and a decent wage and benefits. It took a century of struggle to make that happen in the Uni
Supply chains exist so that corporations can acquire necessary materials without holding any responsibility over conditions of labor, environmental management, logistical headaches, or anything else.