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AFL-CIO Joins Boycott Against Mexican Made Nabisco Products

AFL-CIO Joins Boycott Against Mexican Made Nabisco Products

By Doug Cunningham The AFL-CIO is joining the boycott of Nabisco products made in Mexico. Mondolez International makes Nabisco products. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union is already boycotting Oreos and other Mexican made Nabisco products because U.S. jobs were wiped out in order to pay low wages and ship the

$1Trillion For Infrastructure MIA in Trump Budget

Collapsed I−40 Bridge, near Webbers Falls, Sequoyah County, Okla., in 2002. By Doug Cunningham The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) says Trump’s budget is a “disaster for public investment.” Despite promising to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure rebuilding to create jobs, Trump’s budget actually cuts the Department of Transportation budget by 13 percent. And there’s no

March on Mississippi: Nissan Workers Demand Union Rights

Actor Danny Glover. (Photograph by Rogi Lensing, Creative Commons.) By Doug Cunningham Canton, Miss., Nissan workers, supported by the United Auto Workers, the NAACP, Sen. Bernie Sanders and activist actor Danny Glover, held a spirited March on Mississippi over the weekend. Their message was worker rights are human rights. Nissan workers want a union and

Newly Elected DNC Chair Tom Perez Vows to Rebuild

Tom Perez was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee. By Doug Cunningham Former Obama Labor Secretary Tom Perez was elected over the weekend to chair the Democratic National Committee. He’s vowing to rebuild the Democratic Party while changing the culture of the DNC. “Where do we go from here? Because right now we have

Santander Bank U.S. Workers Launch Union Organizing Drive

Santander Bank, Summer Street, Boston. (Creative Commons.) By Doug Cunningham Santander Bank’s 15,000 U.S. workers Tuesday declared their intentions to form a union. The Committee for Better Banks and the Communications Workers of America are involved in organizing efforts to help workers organize a union at the Spain-based bank. The workers want higher wages and