Few things are as enlightening about the nuances of union-busting as corporations’ own employee videos. These videos grossly mislead workers about unions in an effort to steer employees away from exercising their federal rights to organize and collectively bargain. For a glimpse into the videos used by the world’s richest corporation, make sure to check…

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By Michael Messina

A sobering reminder of the substandard labor conditions in the factories that make much of our clothing here in America (and the rest of the world) reared its ugly head almost a year ago in Bangladesh. The collapse of the Rana Plaza clothing factory in April of 2013 claimed the lives of over 1,100 workers.

The catastrophic nature of the incident sparked a movement to improve factory conditions in that part of the world. The New York Times has issued an article on the findings of the initial inspections by engineers of the Bangladesh Accord Foundation, a group created by more than 150 retailers from around the world in response to the tragedy.

Ever wonder why unions are in decline, especially when unions are needed more than ever by the working class? Videos like this one below from Target offer insight into the barrage of anti-union propaganda that workers are subjected to – propaganda that distorts the truth and misleads employees about the real benefits of unionism. Source:…

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by Sahid Fawaz Think minimum wage workers have it tough today trying to make ends meet? Michael Strain, a writer at Bloomberg, thinks the wage is not low enough.    He states, “If we knocked the minimum wage down to, say, $4 an hour, we would significantly mitigate employers’ risk from hiring a long-term unemployed…