Month – June 2014

German union official on VW U.S. organizing: ‘We will not be beaten’

The head of Volkswagen AG’s global works council said the union still wants a German-style works council for workers at VW’s assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., vowing to step up the fight despite a narrow loss in February. Frank Patta, general secretary of the Volkswagen Global Group Works Council, told 1,100 delegates at the UAW […]

Owner of Avondale Shipyard acquires energy company UniversalPegasus

In what may be a good sign for Avondale Shipyard, Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that is has acquired UniversalPegasus International Holdings, a Houston company that provides engineering and project management services to the energy sector. The news comes shortly after Huntington Ingalls, a shipbuilder based in Newport News, Va., agreed to conduct a six-month […]

The History of the Po-Boy

Poor boy sandwiches represent bedrock New Orleans. The shotgun house of New Orleans cuisine, Po-boys are familiar but satisfying. The sandwich is as diverse as the city it symbolizes. The crisp loaves have served as a culinary crossroads, encasing the most pedestrian and exotic of foods: shrimp, oyster, catfish, soft-shell crabs as well as French […]