sweatshops

From this Tuesday's The Daily Show, Jon Stewart let Fox's Charles Payne have it for his defense of Wal-Mart and their role in the fire at the Bangladesh garment factory, along with his attacks on labor unions in the United States. He also let Fox Read more...
After the tragic fire this week which killed well over 100 employees of a Bangladesh garment factory, Fox "news" took the opportunity to, what else, bash labor unions in the United States, and to excuse Wal-Mart of any responsibility for the incident. Read more...
What was life was like before unions? Men, women and children worked in sweatshops. They worked long hours each day, and in harmful or unsafe conditions. The video highlights how certain tragedies led to the need for unions. Sadly, there are Read more...
Thank you to Eric Dolan at Raw Story for bringing attention to this. 100 years after the Triangle Shirtwaist fire which I wrote about here, we're still seeing these abusive conditions in sweatshops around the world. We got rid of them here and Read more...
From Democracy Now--“Bush Was Responsible for Destroying Haitian Democracy”–Randall Robinson on Obama Tapping Bush to Co-Chair US Relief Effor Read more...

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AFL-CIO NOW Blog, (h/t Norwegianity): Looks like literally nothing is sacred. A new report by the National Labor Committee reveals that crucifixes fo Read more...
Mike's Blog Round Up Newsie8200's Penndit: Media News Monday...Media getting punk'd Attytood: New Bush leak scandal: creating a bogeyman in Iraq...P Read more...
ABC has put up the transcript. Some of the more interesting quotes: The DeLay trip to the South Pacific island, originally reported by a "20/20" inve Read more...
via Labor Blog This is as low as it goes, as the GOP fights to expand Labor Blog sub-minimum wage sweatshops across the country. Pennsylvania's Rick Read more...