Help Firedoglake Send Supplies to the Walmart Warehouse Strikers

By: Thursday October 4, 2012 11:45 am

As reported by FDL’s Kevin Gosztola, peaceful Walmart warehouse strikers and solidarity protesters were met by riot police in Elwood, Illinois this week. FDL is sending them supplies.


Obama’s Finance Chair Broils Striking Hotel Workers

By: Thursday July 21, 2011 3:30 pm

Penny Sue Pritzker, the Hyatt Hotels heiress whose Superior Bank subprime loan corruption made her unfit to serve as Barack Obama’s Commerce Secretary, has a strike on her hands at the Park Hyatt in Chicago, where temperatures approached 100 degrees today.

Penny Sue’s response to the workers striking for better conditions for housekeepers after almost two years of stalled negotiations? Turn on the heat lamps under the glass awnings, right where the picket line is.

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