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Why Labor Unions Ought To Develop More Leaders

Why Labor Unions Ought To Develop More Leaders
Organized labor reminisces too much. I understand why. Look at this graph. The percentage of union workers peaked in 1954 at almost 35% and has been in steady decline since. Today, a little over 11 percent of the workforce claims union membership. The reasons for labor’s decline are numerous and...

Wait! A Simple Way to Win Labor Agreements

Wait! A Simple Way to Win Labor Agreements
Do you like to wait? I didn’t think so. Neither do I. I don’t like to wait in line at the grocery store, or sit in traffic on the freeway or bide my time at the doctor’s office in the “waiting room” only to be taken to another room where the waiting game begins all over again. Who...

Who Is Sitting at the Table This Thanksgiving?

Who Is Sitting at the Table This Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday. It incorporates four of my favorite things in life all in one day: family, friends, food and football. Thank you for following FXtra! We started our newsletter in June and have gradually built an audience. I believe there is a need for plain-spoken,...

Are You Brave Enough to Stand Up for Better Pay?

Are You Brave Enough to Stand Up for Better Pay?
As Thanksgiving approaches, I feel grateful for all the brave men and women who have been a part of our labor movement and continue to fight for basic human rights…a living wage, a safe working environment, comprehensive health care and retirement with dignity. Why People Choose Jobs People are...

Why Labor Union Leaders Should Run for Elected Office And How We Can Help

Why Labor Union Leaders Should Run for Elected Office And How We Can Help
Last year, I ran for San Francisco District Supervisor in a crowded field of nine candidates and lost by 132 votes out of 35,351 votes cast. I would be less than truthful if I told you I wasn’t disappointed. But my campaign experience also opened my eyes to new possibilities for organized...