Where Are The Jobs? For Many Companies, Overseas

Corporate profits are up. Stock prices are up. So why isn't anyone hiring?Actually, many American companies are - just maybe not in your town. They're hiring overseas, where sales are surging and the pipeline of orders is fat. NPR has the story.

The Wage Theft / Worker Misclassification Movement

Last September, Jim Kollaer wrote a comprehensive article in Construction Citizen about worker misclassification. He discovered that twenty-six states including Minnesota, have signed Wage Theft and/or Worker Misclassification bills into law as the focus in a number of legislatures has swung to the issue that is costing workers and taxing agencies billions of dollars in lost revenue.

http://constructioncitizen.com/blog/wage-theft-worker-misclassification-...

Union Values And The Test Of Time

Dave Johnson is a progressive writer and Fellow at the Campaign for America's Future. He writes and researches about issues which impact working men and women who belong to trade unions. He recently did a piece about the consistent values which unions stand for. This article is a nice reminder of what unions stand for.

http://www.ourfuture.org/blog-entry/2010020611/union-values-and-test-tiime

Richard Trumka Statement on Tax Cut Deal

On December 7 AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka  issued the following statement on the tax cut deal reached between President Obama and congressional Republicans: Read more »

Right to Work for Less

With the political changes of the Minnesota Legislature it may be time to review the arguments which organized labor historically makes when the issue of begins to creep into media discussions. Looking ahead to the new legislative session, there may be an effort to make Minnesota a "Right to Work State." Let's be prepared. Read more »

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