Articles by: Cory McCray

The Battle Between The UFCW And Giant & Safeway Grocery Stores (VIDEO)

The Battle Between The UFCW And Giant & Safeway Grocery Stores (VIDEO)

With the race to the bottom tactics that are pushed on the American Middle Class, we see that leaders in the grocer industry are ready to fold their hand and put profits over people and aid in the continuing destruction of the American middle class.

by Cory McCray· · News
Rising Above the Odds With the National Labor Relations Board Process

Rising Above the Odds With the National Labor Relations Board Process

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to aid the workers of a sub-contractor that Comcast employs. The workers goal was to organize, to have a voice at the workplace and obtain a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). On Election Day the final result was 58 Votes No to 40 Votes Yes, with 12 Challenged Votes. How could these results happen if over 65% of the 87 technicians signed authorization cards for representation?

Building Trades Builds Better Communities

Building Trades Builds Better Communities

The Building Trades is an organization that is composed of Construction Local Unions such as Electricians, Plumbers & Steamfitters, Sheet Metal Workers, Roofers, Elevator Constructors, Boilermakers, Painters, Carpenters, Operating Engineers, Iron Workers, and etc. They are an organization that advocates the importance of having Project Labor Agreements (PLA’s), a living wage, good education, affordable healthcare, and respectable retirement. They fight for dignity amongst construction workers.

Why Do the Poor Continue to Defend Tax Breaks for the Rich?

Why Do the Poor Continue to Defend Tax Breaks for the Rich?

Sometimes I just don’t understand why there is always a financially struggling college kid, a low wage worker, or a middle class citizen that feel as though they have to go out of their way to defend tax breaks for the rich. At least once a month I find one person that wants to argue against their own interests and it continues to baffle me.

The Freedom Forum: Unemployment And The 99% In Baltimore

The Freedom Forum: Unemployment And The 99% In Baltimore

With economic turmoil widespread across the country and the globe, urban communities and cities find themselves dealing with disturbing unemployment numbers. This has everyone brainstorming solutions to deal with high unemployment rates in cities such as Baltimore.

by Cory McCray· · News
Homework Gone Progressive

Homework Gone Progressive

The middle class is being crushed right now and in so many words she was saying that the people that appreciate a good education and did the right thing have a price to pay. I am sure that everyone would agree that there is no mystery and that price to pay is no job or an underpaying job when you graduate from college.

How an IBEW Union Apprenticeship Saved My life

How an IBEW Union Apprenticeship Saved My life

I know what it is to be a middle class family man and know the importance of fighting for the middle class and IBEW to stay alive and grow, so that we all can live the American dream.

by Cory McCray· · Political Rants
My Dad needs a living wage.

Poverty Rate in Inner City Rises 20% in One Year

From 2009 – 2010 the poverty rate in Baltimore City increased 20%. The poverty rate in Baltimore City is now 25.6%, which is 15% higher than the poverty rate for Maryland and 10% higher than the United States of America.

by Cory McCray· · News
Unaffordable College Costs Strengthens Class Warfare in America

Unaffordable College Costs Strengthens Class Warfare in America

In a country where further education is championed to compete in the world economy, this is totally unacceptable. The cost of college is always increasing and becoming unaffordable to most. If we are truly a country that aspire to inspire the next scientist, doctor, and engineer, then we must begin to look for alternative ways to make college affordable to all, not some.