Author: La Lubu

Ciao!

….it’s that time again. Mille grazie to the Feministe crew and the loyal readership. Hope to see some of you at my blog sometime in October, when I start posting there again (gonna be at a union conference this week,…

Photo Essay: Factory Like A City

Run, don’t walk, to David Bacon’s photo essay, “Factory Like A City”, posted at Z magazine. It’s about Toyota’s announcement of the closing of the NUMMI plant in Fremont, California after General Motors announced it was withdrawing from the partnership.…

Crystal Lee Sutton: Labor Heroine

Crystal Lee Sutton, originally of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, died of cancer September 12 at the age of 68. She was instrumental in the 10-year fight to unionize the J.P. Stevens mill, where she once worked for $2.65/hr. You may…

Greetings From the Rust Belt!

‘Ssa benerica! (s’abbenedica, s’abbinirica, assabenedica….it’s a blessing). I’ve been here before on three occasions. I run my mouth on the regular in the comments section. Still trying to get the hang of blogging (where does everyone find the time?). You…

Can We Call It a Recession, Yet?!

The economic picture over here in “flyover country” isn’t very rosy. The overall unemployment rate in Illinois is 7.3%, but there are sections of the state where the rate is even higher. The State of Illinois is laying off 450…