Posted by James Parks to AFL-CIO NOW For two years, flower workers in Colombia withstood a vicious anti-union campaign—and now their solidarity has paid off. Last month, workers at the Splendor and La Fragancia flower plantations signed contracts with Dole Fresh Flowers, a subsidiary of U.S.-based Dole Food Co. and the largest grower and exporter of flowers from Colombia. After the workers at the two plantations formed unions in 2004 and 2005, ...Views: 2520
Posted by Tula Connell to AFL-CIO NOW Apparently, Arnie wasn’t sufficiently vicious when he unilaterally cut the pay of California state employees to the minimum wage in a drama queen move over the state budget impasse. Now, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) is suing the state controller, who refuses to go along with the Terminator’s tantrum. On July 31, Schwarzenneger signed an executive order cutting the pay of 200,000 state workers to the federal minimum wage of $6.65 an hour...Views: 2286
Posted by Seth Michaels to AFL-CIO NOW With the economy on everyone’s minds, Sen. Barack Obama has released a new radio ad drawing a clear contrast between him and his opponent on jobs. The ad (which you can listen to here) points to Sen. John McCain’s record of opposing rules to ensure that the federal government supports companies that create good jobs here. When it comes to his re...Views: 3158 Rating:
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