Is the Federal Government Helping to Bust Unions?

Thursday 24 November 2011 by: Mike Elk, In These Times | News Analysis Defense contractor Honeywell pushed concessions onto striking workers—and unions say Washington supported the company behind the scenes. For the third time in three years, defense contractor...

Paying for a Jobs Bill by Cutting Federal Jobs?

by Andrew Fieldhouse Federal Budget Policy Analyst, Economic Policy Institute Earlier this week, Senate Republicans rolled out their proposal for financing an extension of the Social Security payroll tax cut scheduled to expire at the end of December. Disappointingly,...

Union members ratify Ingalls Shipbuilding contract

The Associated Press Published: Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 8:57 p.m. Last Modified: Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 8:57 p.m. PASCAGOULA, Miss. – Employees at Huntington Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula on Thursday approved a three-year contract extension that...

Like Its Past, Avondale’s Future is in Shipbuilding

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A team of respected academics has concluded that Avondale’s future, like its past, is shipbuilding. In a 26-page white paper released on December 1, 2011, the Avondale Academic Research Project concedes that the Navy’s cutbacks in shipbuilding “make...