Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Links 08/24/10

Give Labor Its Day (editorial) America ...Labor holds the key to the nation’s future global competitiveness, its standard of living and the health of its democracy.

Teamsters: CCE workers to vote Oct. 7 Atlanta Journal-Constitution ...workers at Coca-Cola Enterprises facilities in College Park and Marietta will vote Oct. 7 on whether to be represented by the union.

Coca-Cola Employees in Bremerton Go On Strike Kitsap Sun ...the company wants to cease contributions to retiree health-care coverage, increase employee insurance premiums 800 percent and close facilities in other parts of the state.

Workers hustled in pension game (opinion) The Journal-Standard ...Why is the worker’s future tied to the whims of the stock market, but the bankers’ bonuses, golden parachutes, and outrageous salaries are guaranteed?

A Record Number Of Workers Could Be Burning Away Retirement Savings Just To Survive Business Insider ...according to Fidelity, the Boston-based investment management giant, record numbers of its clients have been withdrawing money from 401(k) retirement plans.