Tagged: labor movement

Decline of the Lapdog Press

Decline of the Lapdog Press

  I haven’t read the Toronto Star in decades and I imagine it must have changed since my days as its Labor reporter. When I got that job 55 years ago, the Star was known...

Say Thanks to the Unions

Say Thanks to the Unions

  As Americans celebrate Labor Day, I wonder how many spare a thought for those much-criticized trade unions that made the holiday possible. I suspect hardly anybody – except politicians like Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders...

Growing Older in a Changing World

Growing Older in a Changing World

My father never really retired. When he reached 65, he was obliged to “retire” from his job at the Jamaica Agricultural Society. But,with no pension and only a small gratuity to depend on, he...

The Bitter Battle to Block Trade Unions in America

The Bitter Battle to Block Trade Unions in America

Big Business has achieved its greatest propaganda success in slandering the trade union movement in the United States. And Big Labor has unwittingly helped to bring about its own fall from grace. Back in...