Look what happens when workers can freely express themselves and organize… Wow, a growing, healthy middle class emerges. Imagine if we could just get China, Mexico, Russia and other corporate favorites to play by democratic rules and respect workers’ rights. We might just get a level playing field where American workers could compete and economic growth for regular folks, instead of just the few at the top.
GM Agrees to Pay Korean Workers a Record Bonus of $6,140 Each and Increase Basic Salaries by 4.7%! –
What a Win-Win-Win!! Taxpayers rewarded, thousands of jobs saved and created, and Chrysler gets a new lease on life…The naysayers on Wall Street proven wrong again. Thank you, President Obama for getting the job done.
Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne on government loans: ‘Tomorrow is payoff day’
I kinda blew a gasket when FOX’s Eric Bolling once again attacked GM for not paying back the govt. loan fast enough. They are breaking records for sales and return-on-investment as GM products fly out of showrooms. You tell me if i was over the top…
Follow The Money – May 18, 2011
Our domestic Auto industry is BACK! Wall Street wrote the epitaph too soon. Remember, do your neighbor a favor and BUY AMERICAN – it matters.
Fortunes Shift for U.S., Japanese Auto Makers – WSJ.com
Look who may take over for Glenn Beck…my old sparring partner, Eric Bolling. Man, did I get some email after this — and not all of it negative. I tell you my friends, we’ve got to spread the progressive word wherever and whenever we can!
Image curtesy of MediaITE
Read full article here.
Once again, I try to educate FOX anchor on the definition of “fair and balanced.” Where would we be now without the tremendous, progressive record of the labor movement? Can working people look to Wall Street for a fair shake? Ha!
Auto Workers Bash New-Hire Contracts
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero argues the nation’s autoworkers have the right to petition for higher wages.
Organized labor has been at the forefront of social change and economic progress for decades. It has helped raise the standard of living helped create the middle class. I will not sit silently as FOX and the right attempts to demonize it.
Follow the Money Interview 3/2/11
Proud to stand with activists from all over Michigan in support of labor rights for WI workers and all Americans. Thanks to Move On.Org for sponsoring the rally to Save the American Dream. We’ve got our work cut out for us. MI and America MUST be a place of opportunity for all – not just the folks at the top.
Now is no time for a tea party. Hope you are ready to stand and fight for the American Dream.
“I can understand why Thomas Jefferson said a little revolution now and then is a good thing,” Bernero said. “The assault on unions, the assault on the public employees is nothing less than an assault on the American people.”
Union Workers Rally for Protesters in Wisconsin
Once again, I try to convince FOX’s Eric Bolling that unions helped raise the standard of living in America and have a role to play in its future. Working people continue to be sold out by multinational corps that would rather deal with authoritarian nations that keep workers in check.