“Join us for our 2008 Conference – Rebuilding Labor’s Power
April 11-13, 2008 – Detroit,Michigan”
“Labor Notes is a non-profit organization that has been the voice of union activists who want to “put the movement back in the labor movement” since 1979.
For years, the labor movement has been reeling from an employers’ offensive. We now have real lower wages, less job security, and smaller, weaker unions than the previous generation. Employers are turning what used to be good, steady jobs into poorly-paid drudgery, often dangerous and stressful. Some of us work more overtime than we want; others must make due with part-time or temporary jobs.”
Unemployment, Foreclosure, Deunionization: A Look at the State of the Economy and Organized Labor in Michigan“Tuesday night’s primaries in Michigan were dominated by concern over the economy. Michigan has the highest unemployment rate in the country and one of the highest foreclosure rates. Over 200,000 Michigan residents have lost manufacturing jobs since the year 2000. And the latest union contracts with the big three automakers include major concessions. We [Democracy Now!]go to Detroit to speak with Chris Kutalik, a Detroit-based journalist and the editor of Labor Notes.”