Monthly Archives: January 2015

TPP = NAFTA on steroids

Republicans in Congress want to work with the Obama administration to fast-track the passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

The TPP is the largest—and worst—trade deal you’ve never heard of, having been devised in secret by representatives of some of the world’s largest corporations.

It’s so big and has the potential to do so much damage, it’s been likened to “NAFTA on steroids.”

 

When Bad Gripes Happen to Good Stewards

January 02, 2015 / Ellen David Friedman

This article is excerpted from The Steward’s Toolbox, available here.

Excerpted from The Steward’s Toolbox: Skills and Strategies for Winning at Work.

Healthy unions should welcome workplace discontent. Stewards can turn discontent into campaigns that build workplace power.

Sometimes, though, too much unproductive discontent is floating around. Maybe there’s a culture that supports bitching but no action; maybe there are tensions among co-workers that prevent cooperation. [Continue Reading]