LEO GERARD: On Labor Day: The Tale of Generational Struggle for Middle Class Wages

When Fred Redmond, the Steelworkers’ vice president for human affairs, was a child in Chicago, he and a dozen siblings and cousins spent summers picking cotton for their grandparents in Mississippi. Fred’s great, great grandparents had been slaves. His grandparents, maternal and paternal, were sharecroppers, working other people’s land. The grandkids’ summer farm work helpedContinue Reading

DRIVERS AT CARL’S JR. CONTRACTOR MBM CORPORATION WIN TEAMSTER REPRESENTATION

Teamsters Local 63 Poised to Begin Negotiations with Berkshire Hathaway and McLane Distribution Subsidiary MBM Corporation (COVINA, Calif.) – The National Labor Relations Board recently announced the certification of Teamsters Local 63 as the bargaining representative for 72 drivers at MBM Corporation in Ontario, Calif. “The drivers have stood and will continue to stand firmContinue Reading