Labor author and photographer David Bacon wrotes at TruthOut.org:
North Carolina has one of the lowest percentages of union members in the country. Yet in this non-union bastion, thousands of farm workers, some of the country’s least unionized workers, belong to the Farm Labor Organizing Committee. That gives the state a greater [...]
The Journal of Commerce reports:
Hurricane Sandy, October 29
The Port of New York and New Jersey remained closed on Wednesday, while all other ports in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic reopened by Wednesday morning following the passage of Hurricane Sandy.
The terminals in New York Harbor could remain closed for at least another day as [...]
Japan-based Marubeni, owner of Columbia Grain in Portland and across the U.S., is an example of the growing power of a small number of grain traders. Many say this consolidation is nearing a monopoly and is detrimental to farmers and consumers. Marubeni/Columbia Grain is part to the Northwest Grainhandlers’ Agreement with ILWU Locals 4, [...]