The protests against Wall Street gained new momentum on Wednesday, when union members and students joined the demonstration and marched through the streets of lower Manhattan. Paul Solman visits the budding movement’s base camp. Continue reading
The United Auto Workers union and Detroit’s Big Three automakers have opened labor negotiations for the first time since escaping a near-death experience during the recession. Jeffrey Brown discusses the negotiations and new signs of life in the auto industry with The Detroit News’ David Shepardson. Continue reading
A new $750 million Boeing factory in South Carolina is at the heart of a controversial National Labor Relations Board case. It was opened as a second location to build 787 Dreamliner jets after a series of union strikes in Washington state plants. Margaret Warner discusses the matter with The New York Times’ Steven Greenhouse. Continue reading
On the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War at South Carolina’s Fort Sumter, Judy Woodruff has an excerpt from Ken Burns’ “The Civil War” and discusses the conflict’s causes and legacy with Harvard University’s Drew Gilpin Faust, Howard University’s Edna Medford and the University of South Carolina’s Walter Edgar. Continue reading
On the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman answered a reader’s comment about the need to remember what happened that day. Richard R. Palmer: March 25 is the 100th anniversary of the Triangle … Continue reading
March 25, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, where 146 workers died. Some were consumed by flames; others jumped to their deaths from the eighth, ninth and tenth floors to avoid the fire. Note: some photos show images that some viewers may find disturbing. Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top political news, including President Obama’s response to the conflict in Libya and the stalemate over the federal budget, plus Wisconsin’s controversial collective-bargaining bill being signed into law and the life of David Broder. Continue reading
With all the strife over public-sector unions, including irate e-mails in response to our pension coverage on the program, we thought we’d lighten the mood by sharing some recent political cartoons.