Three over coffee.

Joey! Since I’m being a grandfather this week, the coffee is Connecticut Muffin in Brooklyn, not Peet’s on Chicago’s Northside. Thursday night a foot of snow fell on Chicago. At 6:30 AM on Friday morning the cell rang and there was the superintendent’s voice on a computer call telling me it was a snow day. […]

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Hillary remained silent.

A report by ABC’s Brian Ross once again tells the story of Hillary Clinton’s role as a Wal-Mart board member during the 90s. In six years as a member of the Wal-Mart board of directors, between 1986 and 1992, Hillary Clinton remained silent as the world’s largest retailer waged a major campaign against labor unions […]

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Full disclosure.

In recent blog postings and comments to them about the presidential election and the candidates, I was offered the “right” to be for Obama. Of course, I have never said who I was for although I have commented on what I consider the strengths and weaknesses of many of the candidates and their campaigns. Following […]

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Sunday links.

The percentage of workers who belong to unions increased last year, according to the annual union membership report released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Some 311,000 new members joined unions in 2007, the largest single-year increase since 1979. Overall, the rate of union membership increased slightly to 12.1 percent last year, from […]

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