Jackie Jeter is president of the ATU’s Local 689.(Courtesy photo)

Jeter Serves as a Groundbreaking Voice in Metro

THE AFRO — The president of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 689, has made great strides since starting in the position, not only because she’s the first Black woman to fill it, but also because of her accomplishments. […read more]


Your Retirement Savings: Obama Proposal

Jim Kuhnhenn, ASSOCIATED PRESS   WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is proposing tougher restrictions on brokers who manage Americans’ retirement accounts, reigniting a confrontation with the financial services industry over rules affecting trillions of dollars in 401k and other savings accounts. The change would Read More

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Are Labor Unions Too Strong?

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   The other day I found myself engaged in a casual discussion with someone next to me on an airplane.  In the course of the conversation, I mentioned that I had written two books on labor unions. The man Read More