Today in Labor History May 26, 1936 One hundred thousand steelworkers and miners in mines owned by steel companies went on strike in seven states. The Memorial Day Massacre, in which ten strikers were killed by police at Republic Steel in Chicago, took place four days later on May 30. ~ Voices of Labor
How Can Americans Compete With Mexicans Making a Tenth of What They Do?
Updated On: Nov 20, 2019
Nov. 20, 2019 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | Despite financial gains won recently by the United Auto Workers in a new contract that ended a nearly six-week-long strike against General Motors, the longest in a half-century, the deal will not rectify the major problem that has hurt American autoworkers and will continue to do so. The problem has been the longstanding lack of workers’ rights in Mexico. Wages there are roughly one-tenth of what American workers earn and the unions are often tools of the employer. This has warped the playing field and resulted in the transfer of American manufacturing jobs to south of the border. American autoworkers have been hit particularly hard. This situation can be blamed in part on a flawed 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement … New York Times