Opinion

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Trump is not the champion of blue-collar workers

Trump is a man who consistently puts his profits over the prosperity of the people - imagine the kind of short-sighted policies he'll push for as president.

 

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An open letter to Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam

"Instead of going in to work at Verizon, I stood outside with a picket sign. I'm on strike because it's time for you to listen to us."

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Letter carriers bear a heavy weight for all of us

"I feel a strong sense of honor and responsibility to walk my six miles a day representing a part of our Federal Government."

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A mailman offers a big bear hug in sympathy and harmony

For this New Year I hope that all of us find a sense of sympathy and harmony with those around us.

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Republican victory in 2016 would strengthen new “patrimonial oligarchy”

The hateful and reactionary ideas of GOP candidates confront us with the danger we would face next November, were any one of them to be elected president.

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The "skills gap" myth: What's really driving down wages?

There is an illusion that American workers' economic woes are attributable to their own lack of appropriate skills rather than to concerted efforts on the part of capital to disempower workers.

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John Reid, 68: 1199SEIU champion for workers and social justice

A strong and deeply respected leader in the labor movement, Reid will be remembered as a champion for working people.

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Banning the box – long overdue

Banning the box is an important step. Ongoing pressure will insure others are taken.

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Is nation's gain Wisconsin's loss?

It was Scott Walker himself whose continued bragging about how he had taken away the rights of workers in his home state that actually did him in.

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Letter carriers “looked good” on Labor Day

Our letter carrier branch was the first of the local NALC branches to get re-involved in the glorious tradition of marching in Detroit's Labor Day event.

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