Category Archives: labor unions

Know Thy TRUE Enemies! (Vol. 1)

By Jack Jodell, May 22, 2011 President Obama and congressional middle-of-the-road Democrats have been taking a lot of abuse lately over the poor state of the American economy, even though they had little to do with its cause. Some of … Continue reading

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HEROES OF AMERICAN LABOR (Part VII)

By Jack Jodell, May 1, 2011. Previous installments of this series may be found at THE SATURDAY AFTERNOON POST (http://jackjodell53.wordpress.com/). Today is May Day, celebrated in every country (except the United States) as a day to honor laborers. This is my … Continue reading

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Stanley Knowles, True Working-Class Hero

A few weeks back, in response to one of Minnesota Jack’s American Labor posts, I said maybe I would share a little about someone I consider a great figure in Canadian labor history. Well, here goes. I’ll try to be … Continue reading

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HEROES OF AMERICAN LABOR (Part IV)

By Jack Jodell, April 14, 2011 In keeping alive the spirit of the Wisconsin Service Employees International Union workers (whose right to collectively bargain for better wages and working conditions was recently stripped away by the uncaring arch-conservative Republican Governor … Continue reading

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HEROES OF AMERICAN LABOR (Part III)

By Jack Jodell, April 6, 2011 This is the third installment of a series highlighting ordinary American workers who, through tremendous risk and sacrifice on their part, became great leaders in the American labor movement. It is to people like this … Continue reading

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HEROES OF AMERICAN LABOR (Part I)

The recent attacks on public sector labor unions in Wisconsin and Ohio should serve to remind us of the  great debt of gratitude we all owe to the labor movement in this country. Our ancestors fought long and hard for … Continue reading

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