Thanks to Abby Zimet at Common Dreams for her thoughts about this and for running this video there.
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 30, 2011 — Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW), North America’s largest industrial union with 1.2 million active and retired members, today issued the following statement in support of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement: “The United Steelworkers (USW) union stands in solidarity with and strongly supports Occupy Wall […]
With a silvery, flowing piano playing in the background, Darcy Burner says, “We should have government of, by and for the people, not government of, bought and paid for by large corporations and the wealthy, to multimillionaires who would buy our elections. I’m Darcy Burner, and I say No.” On the right of the screen […]
Sweden’s economy has outperformed its OECD peers over the past two decades High taxes, strong unions and an equal distribution of wealth. That’s the recipe for success in a globalized world, according to Magdalena Andersson, the Social Democratic economist who’s also Sweden’s finance minister. The 50-year-old has been raising taxes and spending more on welfare […]