2010 Labor Day List: A Model for the Clean Energy Economy

In our sixth annual Labor Day List: Partnerships that Work, the American Rights at Work Education Fund recognizes employers who practice labor-management cooperation while creating pioneering solutions to the environmental challenges of the 21st century. The eight businesses featured see their workers’ unions as essential partners, and consider environmental stewardship a key component of their business model. At a time when the leadership of bold, visionary employers is in high demand, this year’s Labor Day List companies provide a model for the “win-win-win” economy our country needs—an economy in which businesses thrive, the planet prospers, and workers share in the success they help create.

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US Airways flying first class with anti-union consultants
September 20, 2010
US Airways asks travelers to “Fly with US,” but after learning about the money they’re willing to pay just to keep workers from forming a union, would you really want to? » Read more

Myth busting: The “overcompensated” public employee 
September 17, 2010
The Center for Economic and Policy Research and the Political Economy Research Institute recently released a fascinating report “The Wage Penalty for State and Local Government Employees in New England.”  » Read more

American Capital isn't so sweet towards workers' rights
September 16, 2010
When I found out about the sticky situation at the New England Confectionery Company (NECCO), the makers of tasty sweets such as Clark Bars and Valentine’s Day candy hearts, I lost my appetite. » Read more

Back in business: Mott's summer-long strike comes to an end
September 15, 2010
Since May, 305 Mott’s factory workers in Williamson, NY have been on strike to protect their wages and pension plans. And on Monday, they were able to put down their signs for the first time in three-and-a-halfmonths. » Read more

 

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