Blogger Profile: Leah Fried
Leah Fried has been a union organizer with the UE (United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America) for 12 years. She helped organize and carry out the December, 2008 Republic Windows and Doors factory occupation, and appears in the Michael Moore film 'Capitalism: A Love Story.'
March 2nd, 2012
It’s Not a Fluke: What We Can Learn from UE’s SECOND Window Factory Occupation
In 2008, UE Occupied the Republic Windows and Doors factory for six days. Banks had just gotten a massive bailout that most people hated; Obama became President-Elect on a wave of hope and change; and the bosses at Republic Windows and Doors and Bank of America were no-good crooks trying ...
March 14th, 2011
In States without Collective Bargaining Workers Get a Raw Deal
As northern states like Wisconsin seek to eliminate collective bargaining rights for public service workers we should examine what it’s like to work in states that don’t have this basic human right. While right wing pundits declare how great it is to work without collective bargaining, the reality is workers ...
October 27th, 2009
After the Showdown
Over 5,000 people greeted the American Bankers Association today outside their fancy Magnificent Mile hotel in downtown Chicago. People took to the streets to voice their disgust at bank greed and to fight the misery caused by bank abuses. There were many unemployed workers, people who have lost their homes ...
October 14th, 2009
Two Things You Can Do This Month to Break Your Abusive Relationship with Capitalism
Capitalism is fundamentally undemocratic and un-American. Yep, Michael Moore said it -- out loud and in a movie!When you go see Capitalism: A Love Story you will be told that the reason you have those feelings of being abused, misled and ignored by corporate America (and most of our elected ...