We are often the first to point out that HUD has fallen short in its mandate to promote racial integration in its housing programs, but we also recognize when HUD does the right thing. I attended the Fair Housing Month celebration last month and was moved by the stories we heard.
National Geographic notes in the press release that "Battle for the Elephants" was funded in part by billionaire businessman
Gone is the word "retirement" from our lexicons, replaced by words like "rebooting" and "re-wiring.
Politico reported last week that talks between the AFL-CIO and Chamber had stalled and that they were far apart on many issues
"The time for congressional action is now," Rev. John McCullough, president of Church World Service, told reporters Tuesday
Barbara Crane, president of the nurses' union, said the affiliation would give her previously small union a much larger platform
He said he didn't buy arguments that such a system wouldn't be flexible enough to respond quickly to changes in employers
During the last few years, unions, led by the UFCW, have played an increasingly significant role in campaigns to allow medical
Eleven school districts pool money that the Learning Community then redistributes via a needs-based formula. The money also
This is a time of hyper-partisan warfare, when selfishness parades itself as a virtue. But amidst all that smoke there are still some of us who can discern the bare outlines of something called "the common good." The common good -- that's our flag. And that's why unions are different.
Now, as during the New Deal, workers must undertake the task of organizing. But now, as then, government has an important role to play to grow the middle class as workers seek to maintain unions, negotiate contracts, and secure higher wages and improved workplace protections.
In the 1950s, the U.S. was prosperous, optimistic and confident. Union membership was a staggering 35 percent. Today, we're not only struggling, we're polarized, pissed-off, overfed, underappreciated, pessimistic and wrapped too tight. Union membership barely moves the needle.
With Rick Snyder signing into law anti-union "Right-to-Work" on the heels of Scott Walker's effort to curb collective bargaining for public employees, it has been a tumultuous time for organized labor. In NYC, we must recognize that without the dedicated service of union workers the effects of the hurricane would have been immeasurable