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12/2-3 LA Binational Conference To Cancel NAFTA and Unite Workers Of Mexico and the US (tags)
A binational conference of US and Mexican workers will be held on Dec 2&3 on the fight to cancel NAFTA and for unity between US and Mexican workers
Workers Strike (tags)
Over the past week unions wrapped up short strikes at whiskey maker Jim Beam in Kentucky and Libbey Glass in Toledo, Ohio. The walkouts involved some 250 workers at distilleries in Clermont and Boston, Kentucky, and close to 1,000 workers at table glassmaker Libbey in Toledo.
Rudacille’s Tome: A Must-Read for Labor Buffs (Review) (tags)
In 1959, Bethlehem’ Sparrows Point plant, outside Baltimore, was “the largest steelworks in the world.” In its heyday, it employed 36,000 workers. Bethlehem went into bankruptcy in 2001, and many of its retirees at the “Point” got screwed out of their benefits. Deborah Rudacille’s book, “Roots of Steel,” recreates, via compelling “oral histories,” the history of the Point; the collapse of Bethlehem, an industrial titan; and the baleful impact that it had on the lives of its union workers and communities that they lived in.
Over 300 Homeless People Expected to Participate: Informational Picketing @ Rivers Casino (tags)
Ed Fasulo, President and COO of Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Explain To Me, Your Customers, Your Workers and the Rest of the Pittsburgh Community on HOW The Workers at RIVERS CASINO Can Afford to Support Their Families on Poverty Wages Ranging From $8.00 to $9.50 Per Hour?
Rivers Casino's Union Busting FEAR Tactics (tags)
Did Rivers Casino Security Officers vote against unionization or did they Fall Victim to Jackson & Lewis Union-Busting FEAR and Intimidation Tactics?
The Fight Continues For The Employee Free Choice Act EFCA and The Truth! (tags)
Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) today repeated his intent on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to block a Senate vote on the Employee Free Choice Act, despite his past support of the bill. The bill hasn’t changed—so why has Specter flipped?
Demand Grows For bush To Reveal Details of Plan Mexico (tags)
billions to keep the price of illegal drugs up, but not one cent for the fence....
UAW Sellout at GM and Chrysler (tags)
Corrupt UAW bosses sell out their rank and file
SPFPA Fights to Unionize 500 Airport Screeners (tags)
500 KC SCREENERS VOTE TO UNIONIZE WITH SPFPA AFTER 2 YEAR BATTLE
Kerry slams war costs (tags)
The Ruckus Society rethinks the U.S. anti-corporate globalization movement (tags)
“Close your eyes,” directs a young workshop facilitator. In the sticky heat of a secluded Florida campground, under a large open-air tent, a group of activists closes their eyes. “Now I want you to picture an anti-corporate globalization activist.” The campers furrow their collective brows. “Okay,” says the facilitator, after a brief pause, “how many saw a white person?”
GOP slammed for ‘police state tactics’ (tags)
WASHINGTON – An angry melee July 17 in which Ways and Means Chair Bill Thomas (R-Calif.) called out the Capitol police to evict Democratic House members from a congressional meeting room is part of a ruthless Republican “power grab,” warn lawmakers, labor, and other grassroots advocates.
D.C. rally targets 2004 elections: ‘Take back America’ (tags)
WASHINGTON – Wearing plastic top hats and chanting, “Who needs Medicare? I’m a millionaire!” over 1,000 mock-capitalists marched to Vice President Dick Cheney’s residence, June 6, to thank him for pushing through another trillion dollar tax cut for the rich while slashing Medicaid and education.
Eight days in May Birmingham and the struggle for civil rights (tags)
The eight days between May 2 and May 10, 1963, when thousands of school children in Birmingham, Ala., defied the fire hoses and police dogs of Eugene “Bull” Connor, marked a turning point in the civil rights movement.
Pro-Democracy for China Rally O9 (tags)
Rally for Human Rights; Democracy; protesting Bush summit with Chinese dictator
'Steamed At China' Pro-Democracy Rally O9 (tags)
'Steamed At China' Pro-Democracy Rally Oct. 9 in Washington
Coca-Cola in 'terror campaign' (tags)
Bottling plants in Colombia alleged to have used rightwing death squads to terrorise workers.