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From company hired to kill W. WA Carpenter pensions

From company hired to kill W. WA Carpenter pensions
These excerpts come from the public reports by the company paid by the Carpenters union to replace West WA pensions to move liability from employers to employees. Please share to as many carpenters as you can! This is likely  a part of a national push by Las Vegas and the employers. Milliman is the billion dollar multinational actuarial and consulting... Read More

Report on PNWRCC mtg.

Report on PNWRCC mtg.
Report on Spokane Regional Council meeting: I was asked by several union brothers to attend the delegate meeting in Spokane to observe and report back my observations. Despite my reluctance to make the 5 hour trip for a meeting of disappointment and deception, I decided that it was necessary and important that at least someone goes to tell the rank... Read More

Political Shifts and the Unions: Labor Day, 2016

Political Shifts and the Unions: Labor Day, 2016
The Oakland Socialist digs into some of the issues facing workers this Labor Day and how to solve them.   “Labor Day” is traditionally the official opening of US election campaigns. In this presidential election year, it is useful to compare the state of affairs of the two main parties of big business – the Republicans and the Democrats – with... Read More