Eyes of the Fleet

Eyes of the Fleet

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Labor Day Films: "How to Keep a Job" (1949), PA AFL's "A Brief History of Unions" and A Debate About Labor Unions

The U.S. Department of Labor offers up a "History of Labor Day":
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
Labor leaders have had U.S. Navy ships named after them, USS Samuel Gompers and USNS Cesar Chavez.

Have a nice Labor Day Weekend, whether you are a worker or management or even a business owner.

By the way the AFL CIO has a large amount of money invested in stocks of corporations, making it a "business owner" of sorts. See here:
Sponsored by the AFL-CIO, the AFL-CIO Equity Index Fund is a collective investment fund available to qualified pension plans.

The objective of the fund is to track the returns of the broad U.S. large cap equity market, as represented by the S&P 500 Index. Stocks in the Fund’s portfolio are not actively traded, resulting in low fees and expenses.

1 comment:

  1. Except that the Lewis & Clarke class of T-AKE was NOT supposed to be named after labor leaders. Instead the NHHC report says:

    "the naming convention for today’s T‐AKE Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ships is “famous American explorers, trailblazers, and pioneers.”"