Berry Craig: Gilded Age steel tycoon Henry Clay Frick is long gone. But his old union-busting tactic in is play at the Century Aluminum plant in Hawesville, Kentucky.
Berry Craig: There are only two people really fighting for us in Washington. One is Elizabeth Warren and the other is Bernie Sanders. They are fighting the president tooth and nail over this trade deal.”
Berry Craig: This Workers’ Memorial Day marks OSHA’s 45th anniversary. If today’s Republican party had its way, there wouldn’t be a 46th.
Berry Craig: Supporters of the RTW ordinances vehemently deny their aim is to destroy unions, but a recent Bloomberg News story about Yessin confirms the guy is a union-buster.
Berry Craig: For cravenly caving to the Religious Right bigots, Pence is getting what he richly deserves: the scorn of a nation.
Berry Craig: The “Right to Work” union-busters are one for seven in states this year. In baseball, my favorite sport, that’s a .143 bench-warmer batting average.
Berry Craig: The reactionary Southern aristocracy and its apologists in politics, the pulpit and the press hated and feared unions because in a union everybody is equal.
Berry Craig: In the South, where every ex-Confederate state is a RTW state, some of the most ardent early RTW supporters were white supremacist Democrats who hated and feared unions because in a union everybody is equal.
Berry Craig: The first order of business, the measure strongly condemns “current efforts by out-of-state forces to divide labor and management and county against county with the introduction of county right-to-work ordinances.”
Berry Craig: Kentucky union members are showing up at fiscal court meetings to challenge RTW advocates from in-state and out-of-state groups.
Berry Craig: Death also was ever-present at the slave labor camps. Out of Oberaltstadt’s 3,000 prisoners, only 800 survived the war, Katz said. The Nazis took 60 Jewish females from Sosnowiec, Katz said. She was the only survivor.
Berry Craig: “Best mail piece for a bare-knuckled street fight” was one of the categories the McConnell mailer won. Just the category’s name speaks volumes about the state of American politics.
Berry Craig: While the voters clearly turned thumbs down on right-to-work last November, it will be interesting to see what local electorates will make of their county officials who passed these RTW ordinances