Labor Day: A Call to Arms

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 9/5/94 Bookmark and Share

T.G.I.L.D. -- Thank God It's Labor Day!

Not a bad Monday: fire up the old grill, do a few twelve-ounce elbow bends to stay limber and . . . just kick back.

Where'd this come from?

One thing for sure, Labor Day was... [read more]

Metric? Never!

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 9/2/94 Bookmark and Share

Someone once told Yogi Berra that the mayor of Dublin, Ireland was Jewish. Yogi shook his head in amazement and said: "Only in America."

Well, Yogi was a tad confused there, but when it comes to measuring things, ... [read more]

Baby Think It Over

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 9/1/94 Bookmark and Share

Ralph Waldo Emerson said: Commonsense is genius with its work clothes on.

Well Richard Jurmain, an out-of-work aerospace worker in San Diego, recently applied some commonsense to a major national problem . . . and came up with a... [read more]

LTV Shows R-E-S-P-E-C-T for Workers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 8/31/94 Bookmark and Share

Every now and then, commonsense will even rise up and bite some corporate executive on the butt [Yikes! Ouch! Ow! What was that?].

It has happened at LTV Corporation -- an outfit once notorious for executives ripping-off workers while gorging... [read more]

Companies Not Acting Right About The Family Leave Act

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/30/94 Bookmark and Share

A company Big Shot rushed up to an employee and shouted, I'll have your job for this! The worker looked him in the eye and said, Great, you deserve it.

It's interesting that those on the... [read more]

Tony Coelho: The Money Party

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 8/29/94 Bookmark and Share

It's been twenty years developing, but the merger is now complete.

The National Democratic Party -- hand-built by working stiffs to be the party of and for ordinary workaday families -- has now merged with Corporate America, those same Martini-sipping, Gucci-wearing,... [read more]