- Created: Wednesday, 25 June 2014 15:13
by Sahid Fawaz
Things got a lot better for backup dancers recently. As the AFL-CIO website notes, the Dancers' Alliance scored a big victory when "Michael Jackson's new music video with Timberlake, 'Love Never Felt so Good,' feature[d] dancers covered by a union contract. The video was produced under a union contract covering all dancers thanks to a recent successful organizing drive in the music video industry by SAG-AFTRA dancers."
A big congratulations to all of them from Labor 411! And make sure to check out the music video below to see them at their dazzling best.
By Michael Messina
Franklin Delano Roosevelt served as the 32nd President of the United States and died as one of the most beloved and successful leaders of our country. He passed away shortly after starting an unprecedented fourth term in office, but not before he made a number of historic speeches, many of which included these great quotes on labor. His contribution to the advancement of organized labor and working women and men in general in the U.S. stands apart. Here are 10 great FDR quotes to live by:
1. “It is to the real advantage of every producer, every manufacturer and every merchant to cooperate in the improvement of working conditions, because the best customer of American industry is the well-paid worker.”
by Sahid Fawaz
Out of control CEO compensation reached unprecedented levels this year. Executives are grabbing pieces of the economic pie so big that workers are destined to lose real earning power and growth if something is not done. The short, but effective, video below from the Economic Policy Insitute demonstrates this sharp rise of CEO pay over the decades. Give it a quick viewing and share it with your friends so that we can help create greater awareness of this growing problem. And for a full analysis of this issue, read the excellent EPI article here.
By Robert Fulton
Jobs To Move America helps create opportunities at home
Do you know where that city bus making stops in front of you or the train car you take to work every day was made?
The folks with Jobs to Move America would love that answer to be right here in the U.S.A., because they understand that creating good union jobs in the U.S. is critical to our economic recovery.