“This never happens — to take a company from the inside,” Ms. Mazon said. “But I’m fighting for my family, and we’re not going anywhere.”This is encouraging. This kind of action can force the incoming administration to take a more radical action than it would like to.
In Factory Sit-In, an Anger Spread Wide
The above headline is from the MSM paper of record, which has not usually been keen on reporting labour issues in a favourable light.
And the workers' action received tacit approval from Obama.
At a news conference Sunday, President-elect Barack Obama said the company should follow through on its commitments to its workers.Encouraging, mebbe. But I ain't getting my hopes up. CounterPunch Diary has an updated list of "Honeymoans from the Left".
“The workers who are asking for the benefits and payments that they have earned,” Mr. Obama said, “I think they’re absolutely right and understand that what’s happening to them is reflective of what’s happening across this economy.”