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“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen Heads to Rahway, New Jersey (tags)

“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen Heads to Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, New Jersey on Saturday, May 18th

Israeli Elections: Unite the Torah Nationalists Now! (tags)

Israeli Elections Are coming Up, The Right Needs To Unite!

More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre (tags)

Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry in the US and abroad, and highlights the efforts of those working to create a nuclear free world. Here is our August 2018 report. More Scandals Rock San Onofre The eighth month of the year saw additional scandals erupt at Southern California's San Onofre nuclear plant, which has been shut down since 2013. Another potentially catastrophic accident occurred, a previously unknown whistleblower spoke out, and the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is sending a special inspection team to try to sort out this whole mess. San Onofre's majority owner Southern California Edison shut the plant down prematurely after a scandal involving corporate mismanagement that caused a radioactive leak, and environmentalists exposed the utility's rush to restart the plant at the expense of the public's health and safety. Since the permanent shutdown Edison has begun what's called decommissioning, meaning dismantlement and decontamination of the nuclear plant .A key task in this process is dealing with the nuclear waste left over . This is called spent nuclear fuel, stored in San Onofre's nuclear reactors as well as in pools where it must be constantly cooled or else there could be a serious accident, in the worst case leading to a meltdown. This highly radioactive waste remains lethal to all life for a very long time. The federal government was supposed to take responsibility for for the megatons of spent nuclear fuel (3.55 million tons in San Onofre's case) for the whole nation by 1980, but still hasn't . Edison chose to do the job by having the spent fuel removed from the plant and transferred to what is called dry storage, in canisters that are then buried on site for who knows how long. To carry out this task Edison hired Holtec International of Camden, New Jersey. Work began this past February, then stopped--but for only 10 days--after a cask lost a part while being lowered into the burial site in March. The burial site is only 100 feet from the Pacific Ocean, protected by just a 28 foot seawall. August Is the Cruellist Month--So Far On August 10th the San Diego Union Tribune reported on "an incident" during which another spent fuel cask had become stuck on August 4th while being maneuvered down to the bottom of the nuke dump. Specifically, the cask was wedged 18 feet above the bottom, and remained there for "45 minutes to an hour" according to the NRC. The next day, August 4th, a whistleblower revealed himself at a public meeting about San Onofre's decommissioning, the same U-T article reported. He identified himself as David Fritch, and said he was employed with the federal Occupational and Safety Administration (OSHA) and had been working at San Onofre for three months. Fritch said he attended the meeting "to see if any of Edison's reps would discuss the 8-3 incident," but when none did he decided to report that the canister in question "could have fallen 18 feet." In a followup Union Tribune report on August 24th Fritch alleged that only "about a quarter inch" wedge prevented the canister from falling before it was finally repositioned and safely lowered. In the earlier U-T report Fritch also said some workers with Holtec "are undertrained" and many experienced supervisors are often sent away and replaced by new supervisors "who don't understand it as well." The 8-24 Union Tribune report said an NRC inspection team "will send a team to evaluate the incident, will come on September 10 and spend a week." The incident "confirms every fear we've had about what's going on at San Onofre and what measurges they're taking to ensure the public's safety," Charles Langley of theSan Diego Public Watchdogs told the the Union Tribune on August 10. He also expressed concerns that the spent fuel casks are not thick enough and could crack. In light of all the above, Edison put the cask transfer operations "on pause." Source: San Diego Union Tribune, uniontribune.com Holtec's Master Plan Given Holtec's troublesome performance at San Onofre, you might think the company would be curtailing its activities in other places. Unfortunately this is not the case. Earlier this year Nuclear Shutdown News detailed its plan to build a nuke dump in Arizona for the nation's spent fuel still sitting around the increasing number of shutting down and already closed nuclear plants. An application to do so has been filed with the NRC. The most likely means of transporting the high level radioactive waste would likely be by rail. But Holtec has also been removing spent fuel from shutdown nukes and storing it on site, most recently at Vermont Yankee, which closed in 2014. Holtec appears to be privatizing the job of dealing with the nuke industry's high level radioactive waste and turning it into its own growth industry , after the job was abdicated by the federal government since 1980, as noted above. On August 1 Utility Drive reported a new Holtec scheme to turn a profit this way in its article "Holtec to buy three nuclear plants, greatly accelerate decommissioning." The three nuclear plants, all shutting down in the near future, are Oyster Creek in New Jersey, Pilgrim in Massachusetts, and Palisades in Michigan. Holtec and its partner Comprehensive Decommissioning International, said they would dismantle and decontaminate the three nuke plants in eight years, though they have up to 60 years to do so. The same plan applies to Vermont Yankee. In that state the Conservation Law Foundation warned, "In the rush to secure a possible--and by no means certain--quick cleanup of the site, the settlement excludes reasonable protection for Vermont communities. The Utility Drive report did not explain why Holtec is buying the three nukes, or for how much, But a report by WBUR radio in Boston on August 2 said that in the Pilgrim deal "Holtec will get $1 billion paid by Massachusetts ratepayers into a decommissioning trust fund." Sources: Utility Drive, utility drive.com; WBUR, wbur.org. During August more Scandals Rocked the Southern California nuclear plant San Onofre, resulting in an upcoming federal investigation.

Baltimore police union balks at policy requiring officers to pay some legal damages themse (tags)

Baltimore police union balks at policy requiring officers to pay some legal damages themselves

Nuclear Shutdown News November 2017 (tags)

Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working for a nuclear free world. Here is our November 2017 report:

Left-Wing Secession (tags)

Secession is the withdrawal of a state or place from a larger organization such as a country. In 2018 there might be a vote in California asking people if they want to secede from the United States. There are irreconcilable differences between the left and the right. Secession is a way to settle those differences without one side ruling over the other side or annihilating the other side.

Class War on the Waterfront: Longshore Workers Under Attack (tags)

ILWU Local 10 retired longshoreman Jack Heyman talks about technology and the danger of a proposed 8 year contract.

Rethinking Working Hours (tags)

Working hours was and is a contested terrain. Power questions are involved: Who decides over time? Who determines when and how long someone works? Who decides over part time or full time, how work and private life are arranged or whether the dream of world travel becomes reality?

US-Mexico Border Worker Solidarity March/Action Against NAFTA & For Driscolls Agricultur (tags)

Mexican and US workers and activists joined on both sides of the border to oppose the wall, racist attacks and NAFTA. They also called for unity of US and Mexican workers against the multi-nationals that exploit workers on both sides of the border

Strategic Emergency Declared Upon Eastern Europe (tags)

In a statement at Moscow International Relations School (Mirsch), newly appointed Unitednations chairman Antonin Guderez today declared the condition of formal strategic emergency over the region of Eastern Europe. According to the body‘s charter, this means that the Secretary General has vetoed any form of military or political confrontation taken by any member or non-member states, and made change an unavoidable precondition for his own activity there. The short statement was delivered at the end of a question and answer session of a lesson on the history of the Soviet Union, which the politician has attended as a guest. Over the recent days and weeks, the region has seen a rush of deployments and tactical material shipments far beyond the usual conflict hotspots.

LA Solidarity Protest Rally For Japanese American Apparel Workers Who Face Loss (tags)

American Apparel Workers Union Japan

Secession (tags)

Secession is the departure of a group or community from a larger organization such as a state, province, country, or empire. Talk of secession has increased since Trump won the presidential election. Secession is the correct response to the election of Trump. States, regions, counties, towns, and cities should secede from the United States. Cities and states where most people did not vote for Trump must secede from the US. The United States is not worth saving.

Secession (tags)

Secession is the departure of a group or community from a larger organization such as a state, province, country, or empire. Talk of secession has increased since Trump won the presidential election. Secession is the correct response to the election of Trump.

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.

SAG-AFTRA video game performers on strike (tags)

In the early morning of Friday, the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) announced a strike against a dozen video game entertainment corporations, including Electronic Arts Productions, Inc., Disney Character Voices, Inc. and Warner Brothers Games, Inc.

What is behind the anti-Russia campaign in the US? (tags)

A major theme of the 2016 US presidential campaign has been the campaign to depict Russia as intent on manipulating the election through cyber warfare.

Bloody Duterte (tags)

38 Arguments Against TTIP (tags)

TTIP (Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership) agreement continues an old thinking instead of everyone sharing int he profits of a few. The private arbitration courts enable corporations to sue states and could have a chilling effect on labor and environmental protection.

TTIP and CETA Must Be Prevented (tags)

Under TTIP, TPP and TiSA, corporations can sue states for lost profits. The German Judges Union calls additional protection of foreign investors "nonsense" that undermines democracy and the constitutional state.

Landmark UAW International Ruling Rejects Local BDS Resolution (tags)

BDS resolution defeated by bUAW international Union

Time for a New Detente Policy (tags)

The past subordination under the US policy oriented to regime change and chaos in the Middle East must be ended. A diplomatic offensive to end the war in Syria on the path of negotiation with Russia is necessary. Since March 1999, NATO was expanded with a dozen countries.

Turkey: Class War against Capitalism! (tags)

On Saturday, October 10th, a terrible bombing attack struck the event organized by the “pro-Kurdish” HDP opposition party as a part of the election campaign

KPFK is going topsy-turvy, still, with employees and unions (tags)

KPFK is drowning in employee-union problems with emails flying from programmers affected and some untangling of what is actually occuring hard to comprehend. But here are excerpts from an informatory website that regularly offers some answers as no one else can, it seems.

KPFK programmer writes subscribers & updates info: (tags)

A long-term KPFK programmer sent out this msg with the weekly schedule, which was not the usual. Concerns about on-going programs continuity are noted.

Philippine President Aquino no longer deserves any support from workers and trade unions (tags)

THE workers and the trade unions throughout the world mark today the International Labor Day – 125th anniversary globally and 112th celebration here in the Philippines. This historic and revered day has been an enduring and stirring symbol for the working class despite serious setbacks caused by multipronged and systematic neoliberal attacks against the workers, the masses and their organizations, which have seriously threatened to dilute if not totally wipe out the hard-fought sociopolitical gains achieved by the labor movement in the past hundred years or so.

Federal agents being accused of gross misconduct & assassinations (tags)

The Justice Department report unearthed many incidents where government agencies did not properly report incidents of sexual misconduct, many of which happened in the company of prostitutes.

Netanyahu Wins (tags)

Israel

Netanyahu on the Ropes (tags)

Israel

Netanyahu and Herzog Promise Business As Usual for Palestinians (tags)

Israel

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdad (tags)

Soon thereafter it was reported al-Baghdadi helped establish the terrorist group Jamaat Jaish Ahl al-Sunnah wal Jamaa. Sometime around 2004-2005 al-Baghdadi was captured in Fallujah by U.S. forces

The attack against Charlie Hebdo (tags)

After the attack against Charlie Hebdo, all the formidable power of the media and bourgeois propaganda kicked in to use the emotion born of the bloody massacre to rouse support for "national unity" and the "values of the Republic." the Government, parties of the left, right and far- right (excised by the organizers of the Paris march, the far-right Front National (FN) of le Pen called for demonstrations in the provinces), trade union apparachniks and multiple associations called for large demonstrations of unity: so that rich and poor, unemployed and capitalists, workers and employers could march together for "freedom of expression" and against "terrorism", behind French political leaders and government officials and those of other countries, German, Spanish, English, etc. or even Turkish such as the Prime Minister of that government which has imprisoned dozens of journalists, which violently suppressed Kurdish demonstrators (thirty dead) and which supports the activities of jihadist groups in Syria, Israelis such as Netanyahu still dripping in blood from all its victims in Gaza, etc. a true imperialist Holy Alliance.

Organized labor unites in opposition to BDS (tags)

California Teamsters Issue scathing letter in opposition to BDS

Against our highest principles (tags)

Students and labor in solidarity against #BDS

REMEMBERING CARLOS BULOSAN (tags)

A re-assessment of Carlos Bulosan's life and works in the context of his birth anniversary this November and Filipino-American Month.

RE-VISITING CARLOS BULOSAN (tags)

Reviewing Carlos Bulosan's life and work in commemoration of his birth anniversary November 1911.

PHILIPPINES: Arrest of Cebu labor leader denounced (tags)

The Philippine Labor Party [ Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) ] condemned the arrest of the union leader at the Carmen Copper Corp. in Toledo City, Cebu, one of the biggest mines in Asia. Tony Cuizon, president of the Panaghiusa sa Mamumuo sa Carmen Copper (PAMCC-AGLO), was arrested last October 25, 2014 in Cavite on the strength of warrants for illegal possession of firearms and explosives.

Climate Change and the Great Inaction, 20pp (tags)

More information at www.climateandcapitalism.com, www.commondreams.org, www.onthecommons.org, www.therealnews.com, www.truth-out.org, www.submedia.tv, www.citizen.org and www.worklessparty.org

Organized Labor in America Today (tags)

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Militarization of our police (tags)

In the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., an unarmed 18-year-old black man was killed by police in broad daylight. By now, what's happening in Ferguson is about so many second-order issues— the militarization of police with systemic racism, and how citizens can redress grievances, among other things—that it's worth remembering what actually happened...

Is AFT Pres Weingarten On The Take? (tags)

Is AFT President Randi Weingarten and other officials of the AFT/CFT and NEA/CTA taking millions of dollars from "non-profits" funded by union busters and privatizers such as the Gates Foundation, Broad Foundation and others is the question that attorney and education advocate Kathy Carroll answers

The ‘Asian Century’ and ASEAN integration: contradictions and challenges (tags)

Talk given by Sonny Melencio, Chairperson of Partido Lakas ng Masa-Philippines (PLM), during the Socialist Alliance Conference in Sydney, Australia on June 7, 2014

Struggle for National Democracy (tags)

This book by Jose Maria Sison is a historical record of the legal struggle for national liberation and democracy against U.S. imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism in the 60s and early 70s. It was the principal legal study material in discussion groups and schools of national democracy which educated the youth cadres and militants from 1967 through the First Quarter Storm of 1970 to the declaration of martial law in 1972.

Mayor Garcetti Supports Musicians’ Listen Up! Campaign (tags)

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joins the American Federation of Musicians in calling on film production companies to end their practice of offshoring film scoring jobs.

Fight for $15 in LA (tags)

Fight for 15 in LA has been hitting stores along Crenshaw

Obama's Abominable State of the Union (tags)

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Labor Laws Learned by Studying OUR Walmart #2 (tags)

I'm not a labor lawyer, so this article doesn't condone anything or give legal advice. You should double check everything here.

Shaking Voices (tags)

Some in the U.S. are fearful of speaking out against the wars and social injustice because of the surveillance state.

The UAW Takes One Step Forward, and One Backward (tags)

Trying to rebound off the ropes, where it has been pummeled for the past several decades, The United Auto Workers (UAW) has launched an aggressive organizing campaign in the South, in line with an AFL-CIO resolution emphasizing organizing there, where unionization rates are weak across the board.

Fast Food Workers Win a Union…through Zoolidarity (tags)

Union members have watched in awe as fast food workers struck over the last year, calling for “$15 and a union.” Despite the slogan, however, the prevailing wisdom has been that union recognition isn’t really the goal; that’s too hard against giant employers insulated by a layer of franchises, with a part-time and transient workforce.

Chemical Weapons Directed By Corporations Against Us All (tags)

Corporate biochemicals are poisoning us all

Labor Leaders, Obamacare, and the Fate of the Unions (tags)

A funny thing happened a couple of months ago: labor leaders finally awoke from their coma and realized that Obamacare was not only bad for unions, but for working families in general.

At the AFL-CIO Convention, Leaders Ask: What Direction for Labor? (tags)

The acknowledgment of Labor’s existential crisis and the recognition that something must be done to resolve it is the key issue at the AFL-CIO’s four-day quadrennial convention in Los Angeles. The urgency of the situation has compelled Labor’s top officials to experiment in a search for solutions.

What Can We Learn from 25 Years of Jobs with Justice? (tags)

It’s no secret that the last 30 years have seen a brutal corporate assault on U.S. workers. Incomes and union membership rates have plummeted, unemployment is soaring, and the two corporate parties have joined forces to go after our previously untouchable historic gains.

A Big Victory For Oregon’s Biggest Union (tags)

After years of painful backsliding, the state workers of Oregon’s largest union, SEIU 503, recently stood firm and scored a big win in their contract negotiations against the state’s anti-union Democratic governor, John Kitzhaber.

Philippines: Another labor leader killed; second this month (tags)

BARELY two weeks after the death of Antonio “Dodong” Petalcorin, the transport leader who was murdered by a paid assassin in Davao City, another local leader of NCTU-APL in Cotabato City was gunned down in a brazen daytime attack again, which makes a mockery of justice and underscores the reign of impunity in the country.

After the removal of Morsi in Egypt (tags)

The removal of the Morsi government is not a victory for the proletariat and the exploited Egyptian masses Victory can only be achieved by the proletarian class struggle against capitalism!

Killing the Messenger: Official Greek Government Policy (tags)

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Local Fights Against Austerity Are Growing Across the U.S. (tags)

Between sequestration, with its damaging impact on workers and the entire economy, and the billions of dollars in cuts to Social Security, Medicare and other necessary social programs that President Obama is pushing, it is evident that the economic policies of both major parties are not intended to promote a recovery for working people. You cannot lift up a nation’s economy while slashing away at its consumers’ pocketbooks. In order to justify their defiance of this elementary law, both Republicans and Democrats start talking the language of “austerity,” that is the notion that economic policy must be guided by reducing budgetary deficits first and foremost, and that workers exclusively must be made to pay the cost.

U.S. Companies Under Pressure to End Animal Tests as Europe Bans the Sale of Cosmetics Tes (tags)

The sale of cosmetics tested on animals is now banned in the European Union -- Animal Defenders International is working hard to make America follow in their footsteps.

Thomas Perez: Obama's Labor Secretary Choice (tags)

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Democrats and Labor: A Tale of Abuse (tags)

The Democratic Party’s participation in the recent national “sequester” cuts is yet another big dent in their love affair with organized labor. But break-ups are often a protracted process. Before a relationship ends there is usually a gradual deterioration based on irreconcilable differences, until the split becomes inevitable. The decades-long marriage of labor unions and the Democratic Party is nearing such a divorce. Labor unions are becoming frustrated as the Democrats flaunt their affair with corporate America and Wall Street.

‘Transatlantic Partnership’ intended to duplicate secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (tags)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, an 11-country trade negotiation intended to go well beyond NAFTA, appears to the be model for proposed United States–European Union trade agreement.

What the 1% Heard During Obama’s State of the Union Speech (tags)

When President Obama speaks, most Americans hear what he wants them to hear: lofty rhetoric and a “progressive” vision. But just below the surface the president has a subtly-delivered message for the 1%, whose ears prick up when their buzzwords are mentioned. Obama’s state of the union address was such a speech — a pro-corporate agenda packaged with chocolate covered rhetoric for the masses, easy to swallow, but deadly poisonous.

Why Organized Labor Must Stand Against the Keystone XL Pipeline (tags)

Spurred by real urgency over the corporate driven ruin of the environment, a growing social movement is taking shape that will be on display this Sunday, February 17, when tens of thousands descend on the streets of Washington, D.C. in a show of power titled “Forward On Climate.”

Longshore Struggle Brews on Both Coasts, Part 2 (tags)

In the Northwest, at the terminals on the Columbia River, Puget Sound, and Portland, Oregon, the membership of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) are on the defensive against the Northwest Grain Handlers Association (NWGHA). The conflict involves nearly 3,000 workers at terminals that handle a quarter of the nation’s grain exports.

Longshore Struggle Brews on Both Coasts (tags)

Part I - It’s a familiar pattern: those on top of the economic ladder enjoy massive profits, while expecting workers to sacrifice even more for the “greater good.”

Why We Defend the ILWU and All Workers (tags)

In recent weeks, a showdown has loomed on U.S. docks between the shipping bosses and port workers that has rattled the capitalist ruling class. On the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, the International Longshoreman's Association prepared to strike container shipping while the employers threatened to lock out 14,500 ILA members. On the West Coast, the grain shippers been demanding a giveback contract from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which would effectively bypass the union hiring hall, slash workers' vital safety protections and gut union power. Yet in the midst of the Northwest grain battle, an Occupy activist Peter Little publishes an article vociferously arguing against the call to defend the ILWU. While posing as ultra-left, this policy if actually carried out would aid the employers who are hell-bent on destroying ILWU union power on the waterfront. And blaming sellouts on the nature of unions lets the bureaucrats off the hook. We in the Internationalist Group say: all those who stand with the exploited and oppressed must come to the defense of the ILWU in this fight. And that defense includes forthrightly opposing the capitulations and betrayals by the labor bureaucracy which sells out vital union gains in the vain hope of an impossible "cooperation" with capital, endangering the workers organizations they preside over.

PHILIPPINES: Workers party-list group petitions SC to overturn disqualification (tags)

The newly-formed workers party-list Partido ng Manggagawa Coalition (PM Coalition) today filed a petition at the Supreme Court seeking to overturn the Commission on Elections resolution disqualifying the group. In its petition, PM also sought a temporary restraining order on the scheduled raffle of party-list names and printing of the ballots in January.

Egypt’s Revolution Stumbles (tags)

The call for a new constitution was a key political demand of the Egyptian people when they overthrew the thirty-year dictatorship of Mubarak. Motivating this was the desire to begin dismantling the repressive bureaucratic state machinery they had suffered under and replace it with a democratic government that would be guided by their needs and hopes. Such aspirations served to unite the divergent forces that made Egypt’s political revolution and encourage their grassroots organizing efforts.

Philippines: Let’s All Work for a Better Party-List System (tags)

Recently, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) concluded its process of scrutinizing groups that will participate in the 2013 partylist election. It marked the end of a long and arduous process that the poll body has undertaken to cleanse the party-list system of fake partylist groups which have used and abused the system to advance their vested interests.

US and European Union rebuke Israel’s new settlement plans in East Jerusalem (tags)

The White House Tuesday rebuked Israel for officially endorsing 1,500 new Jewish residences in Arab East Jerusalem, saying the action makes suspicious Israel’s pledge to peace talks and an independent Palestinian state. A number of European Union countries also condemned the Israeli move.

Corporate Tax Breaks and Jobs (tags)

It has become an entrenched trend: corporations approach government officials and demand tax breaks, threatening to abandon the city, state or country if the politicians are not forthcoming.

Defeating “Right to Work” (tags)

The passage in Michigan of the anti-worker legislation grotesquely misnamed “Right to Work” (RTW) should be putting the entire nation on red alert. The downward pressure on the standard of living such bills unleash on the vast majority extend well beyond the union ranks. The bill’s success in Michigan, a pivotal state for organized Labor, indicates the unfolding of a national campaign by RTW’s backers.

Waging War on US Workers (tags)

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Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln: An Ordinary Man in Extraordinary Times (tags)

I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to the institution of slavery where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so. First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861

Labor’s Call to Action: The Grand Bargain Betrayal (tags)

The labor movement is in terminal crisis. After decades of declining membership, the union movement has been targeted for destruction: private sector union membership is near eradication, and now the corporations are on a public-sector mopping up mission, using the city, state, and federal budget deficits as an excuse to target public sector unions. Obama’s Race to the Top education policy specifically targets the nation’s most powerful union workers, the teachers.

Union Loss in Bend, Oregon (tags)

The game is rigged, but not the fight.

European parliament approves EU-Israel trade agreement/Letter of protest to mrs Ashton, EU (tags)

With the approval of the European Parliament of the ACCA trade agreement with Israel, the EU sets further steps in supporting Israel, despite its occupation, illegal settlements policy and warcrimes This and the EU international role of political, economical and military domination and exploitation of the Thirld World, the inhuman asylumpolicy, the wars in Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Trojka starvation of the Greeks, makes the Nobelprize for Peace to the EU a mockery of Justice

Workers Denounce Destruction of Regular Jobs in Coca-Cola – Philippines (tags)

Manila, Philippines: “Every time you open a bottle of Coca-Cola, please remind the company to respect workers’ rights,” this is the plea made by Coca-Cola union leaders this morning during a press conference. They are asking the patrons of the soft drink giant to support their struggle against employment policies that destroys regular jobs.

Workers Denounce Destruction of Regular Jobs in Coca-Cola – Philippines (tags)

Manila, Philippines: “Every time you open a bottle of Coca-Cola, please remind the company to respect workers’ rights,” this is the plea made by Coca-Cola union leaders this morning during a press conference. They are asking the patrons of the soft drink giant to support their struggle against employment policies that destroys regular jobs.

Workers Stand Up to Walmart (tags)

When a torrent hits an obstacle that refuses to give, it either flows around or over the obstruction. When workers’ needs for a living wage, fair treatment, and a voice are damned up by an oppressive employer, it is only a matter of time before they find a way of asserting their strength.

Airline unions to join PALEA in “Global Day of Action” (tags)

Airline unions are set to join the Philippine Airlines Employees Association (PALEA) in a “Global Day of Action against Outsourcing” spanning four continents on Thursday. The September 27 action coincides with the anniversary of PALEA’s protest last year that led to the cancellation of all flights of Philippine Airlines and marked the start of a bitter fight over contractualization at the flag carrier.

Unconditional Surrender in Chicago (tags)

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Chicago's teachers end strike (tags)

The ChicagoChicago Sun-Times is reporting that the Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates voted Tuesday to end its seven-day strike. This means that classes will resume on Sept. 19 (Wednesday) for the country’s third largest school district’s 350,000 public school students.

Chicago's War on Education (tags)

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September Surprise in Chicago (tags)

education

Chicago Teachers Union Sellout (tags)

education

Capitulation in Chicago? (tags)

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Rahm Emanuel's Privatize Chicago Plan (tags)

class war

Corporate Media's War on Public Education (tags)

education

Chicago Teachers v. Rahm Emanuel (tags)

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U.S. Labor Movement Faces Choice of "Lesser Evils" in Coming Presidential Election (tags)

Interview with Steve Early, union organizer and author, conducted by Scott Harris

Labor Radicalism Alive & Well in U.S., Smith Says (tags)

Author and activist Sharon Smith came to San Diego to speak to Occupy San Diego's Labor Solidarity Committee, the International Socialist Organization (ISO) and other community members September 1, but it was her unannounced co-speaker -- a teachers' union activist from Chicago identified only as Becca -- who galvanized the crowd. Smith used the Chicago teachers' union struggle as an example that radical labor activism in the U.S. is alive and well despite decades of repression from the ruling class.

All Eyes on Chicago's Teachers (tags)

It’s impossible to exaggerate the national importance of the teachers’ struggle in Chicago. If the Chicago teachers’ union — 26,000 members strong — goes on strike, many critical yet ignored political issues will go into the national spotlight, exposing nastiness that many politicians and labor leaders would like ignored until after the presidential elections.

Massacre of striking miners in South Africa (tags)

On July 18 the world bourgeoisie celebrated “Mandela Day”, established internationally by the UN in November 2009 under the sign of peace, freedom, reconciliation, etc. In South Africa, more than 12 million children sang hymns to Mandela before going to class, the whole population was called upon to devote 67 minutes of their time (corresponding to 67 years of Mandela’s activism) to helping others. The IMATU Union requested that this day where they celebrate “the 67 years of his life Mandela has given for the rights of humanity, equality, justice and democracy enjoyed today by all South Africans” become a public holiday, so that individuals can give much more than 67 minutes to useful causes....

BTL:Critics Challenge Monsanto's Claims Extolling Benefits of Genetically Engineered Food (tags)

Interview with Karen Perry Stillerman, Union of Concerned Scientists' food and environment program, conducted by Scott Harris

Inequalities, Taxes, and More Inequalities (tags)

Thanks to Occupy, most working people are well aware of the growing inequalities in wealth. But for those who lack the specifics, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich provides a useful overview: “…the rich have been getting a larger and larger portion of total income. From 9 percent in 1980, the top 1 percent’s take increased to 23.5 percent by 2007. CEOs who in the 1970s took home 40 times the compensation of average workers now rake in 350 times.” (“Confessions of a Class Warrior,” August 22, 2010).

Houston Janitors Strike for Economic Justice (tags)

Echoing the story of David vs. Goliath, janitors in Houston are on strike and taking on such corporate giants as JPMorganChase and Exxon Mobile in an effort to pressure the janitorial companies they employ to agree to the workers' modest demands. It is these big business behemoths that are the real powers behind cleaning contractors such as ABM, GCA, ISS etc. By striking against these contractors, and publicly targeting these contractors' employers, the janitors are using their collective power in a showdown that has great significance for not only the Labor Movement but all workers.

The U.S. Labor Movement at the Crossroads, in the Crosshairs (tags)

The labor movement had better do some deep soul searching, and fast. Although the defeat in Wisconsin is the horrible end to a local drama, the corporate winners hope to turn their victory into the beginning chapter of a national novel.

NAFTA and European Union: Different sides of the Atlantic but same function (tags)

The logic of the multi-national euro currency is tighter economic integration and loss of popular sovereignty.

The Taft-Hartley Act: ‘Neutrality’ as a weapon (tags)

All the new rules put into place by the act were directed against employees, despite the neutral-sounding language.

PHILIPPINES: Sentro, Nagkaisa herald new era of labor unity (tags)

THOUSANDS of trade unionists and activists poured into the streets of Manila and other key cities to celebrate May Day amid renewed hopes that the two latest efforts at labor unity will provide strong impetus to their uphill battle for labor and trade union rights.

Philippine unions support campaign of workers in Hyatt hotels in US (tags)

TRADE unions and other organizations picketed today the Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila in the Malate area to air their support to the global campaign to boycott the Hyatt chain of hotels prompted by the rampant abuses against the workers in several Hyatt hotels in the US, even as they recall the almost similar plight suffered by the workers in the shuttered Hyatt Regency Manila.

Filipino workers band together for a stronger labor front (tags)

SENTRO vows to fight for wages, secure jobs and other long-standing issues

The Unions, the Millionaires Tax, and the Road to Success (tags)

This winter the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) sent tremors of hope through its ranks by announcing it was going to spearhead an attempt to place an initiative on the California ballot — appropriately called the “Millionaires Tax” — that would raise taxes only on millionaires (3 percent on those making more than $1 million; 5 percent on those making more than $2 million).

Obama's Broken Resolutions and Occupy White House (tags)

Generalized security requires a social net, not lies and trillions to the banks. There has been a 30-year war in which the voice of business became louder. The financial sector must be shriveled. Private losses cannot become public losses. 14 million jobs can be created.

Obama's Failed State of the Union (tags)

Obama

Wisconsinites v. Governor Scott Walker (tags)

class war

Longshore Workers, Truckers: Shut the Ports, Coast to Coast! (tags)

Following the nationally-coordinated police evictions last month of Occupy Wall Street and encampments across the country, on December 12 the Occupiers struck back. Ports up and down the West Coast were blockaded, from Seattle to San Diego. Despite a barrage of hostile propaganda in the media, opposition from union bureaucrats and heavy police repression in some places, overall the blockade was successful -- this time. The blockade was called in solidarity with longshore workers fighting a union-busting assault in Longview, Washington and port truckers seeking union recognition in the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach. This support should have been greeted. But now the class war on the West Coast docks is coming to a head, and it can't be waged from the outside. Bay Area labor has called for a caravan to Longview. The goal should be a real occupation of the terminal by the workers to prevent the loading of the scab cargo. Longshore militants have called on the longshore unions to shut down every port on the West Coast, and the East and Gulf Coasts, to smash EGT's union-busting. Can it be done? Yes, but only though sharp struggle against the pro-capitalist labor bureaucracy.

The Great Refusal and The 99 Percent (tags)

The Great Unraveling provokes the Great Refusal (Paul Krugman). The mainstream media pursue their own political goals and only publish what pleases the advertisers. We need information, not indoctrination. Occupy could change the whole culture with a new media emerging.

Some Critical Notes on the Nov. 2 Oakland General Strike (tags)

Remember, remember,the second of Novemeber -- and what can be imporved on next time...

Occupy Los Angeles Ups The Ante on November 17th (tags)

3 actions with 72 arrests and No Violence Photoset 5 of 5 / Occupy Bank Of America Plaza Finale

Occupy Los Angeles Ups The Ante on November 17th (tags)

3 actions with 72 arrests and No Violence Photoset 4 of 5 / Occupy Bank Of America Plaza

Occupy Los Angeles Ups The Ante on November 17th (tags)

3 actions with 72 arrests and No Violence / Photoset 3 of 5 / Occupy Bank Of America Plaza

Occupy Los Angeles Ups The Ante on November 17th (tags)

3 actions with 72 arrests and No Violence / Photoset 2 of 5 / Occupy Bank Of America Plaza

Occupy Los Angeles Ups The Ante on November 17th (tags)

3 actions with 72 arrests and No Violence / Photoset 1 of 5 / Occupy Bank Of America Plaza

Oakland General Strike a Success, but Cops Seriously Injure another Vet (tags)

With over 50,000 people protesting in the street in three major protests through the course of the day, massive labor participation, and a shut down of the Port of Oakland, there is no question that the general strike was a success. Yet the corporate media is now blowing up the importance of a few acts of vandalism by protesters and agent provocateurs.

Stand for Socialism against Modern Revisionism (tags)

Revisionism is the systematic revision of and deviation from Marxism, the basic revolutionary principles of the proletariat laid down by Marx and Engels and further developed by the series of thinkers and leaders in socialist revolution and construction. The revisionists call themselves Marxists, even claim to make an updated and creative application of Marxism but they do so essentially to sugarcoat the bourgeois antiproletarian and anti-Marxist ideas that they propagate.

BTL:Voices of the 99 Percent (tags)

Interview with protesters at a joint Occupy Wall Street/labor union rally in New York City, Oct. 5, 2011, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

Reflections on Occupy LA, Wall St. and Bel air (tags)

Reposted from facebook

Occupy Wall Street: Protesters arrested 900--Bankers 0. We are the 1% (tags)

The Labor hierarchy is concerned about the influence the Occupy movement might have on the Unions' rank and file and will enter the Occupy movement in order to temper it, derail it and send it in to the Democratic Party as they did with the Madison events. The Occupy movement should beware the hierarchy and Labor's "official" representatives and welcome the rank and file worker.

Philippine Airline workers intensify protest actions (tags)

The Philippine Airlines Employees? Association (PALEA) today asserted that Philippine Airlines (PAL) President Jaime Bautista?s announcement that they no longer acknowledge Gerry Rivera and Bong Palad as union officers exposes union busting as the real aim of outsourcing. ?Truly a fish is caught by its mouth. Actually PAL is not just recognizing me and Palad as union officers but 62% of PALEA?s leadership and 70% of its membership who have been illegally lockout and terminated. Outsourcing thus is tantamount to union busting,? stated Gerry Rivera, PALEA president and vice chair of Partido ng Manggagawa (PM - Labor Party).

Stand for Socialism against Modern Revisionism (tags)

Revisionism is the systematic revision of and deviation from Marxism, the basic revolutionary principles of the proletariat laid down by Marx and Engels and further developed by the series of thinkers and leaders in socialist revolution and construction. The revisionists call themselves Marxists, even claim to make an updated and creative application of Marxism but they do so essentially to sugarcoat the bourgeois antiproletarian and anti-Marxist ideas that they propagate.

Stand for Socialism against Modern Revisionism (tags)

Revisionism is the systematic revision of and deviation from Marxism, the basic revolutionary principles of the proletariat laid down by Marx and Engels and further developed by the series of thinkers and leaders in socialist revolution and construction. The revisionists call themselves Marxists, even claim to make an updated and creative application of Marxism but they do so essentially to sugarcoat the bourgeois antiproletarian and anti-Marxist ideas that they propagate.

Hotel Workers Use Labor Day to Press Boycott of Hyatt Regency Santa Clara (tags)

Hotel service workers of the union Unite Here! Local 19 marked Labor Day by picketed the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, which has been the target of a boycott campaign launched by the union six months ago. Hyatt workers, who have been without a contract with the hotel, have been demanding recognition of the union through a card-check / neutrality agreement.

Obama?s Continued Failures on the Environment and Jobs (tags)

[Photo: Bridge in Felton, California built by workers in the Works Progress Administration which employed 3.8 million people from 1935 to 1941 and built 11,000 schools, 122,000 public buildings, 77,000 bridges, 285 airports, 24,000 miles of sewer, and 664,000 miles of road. Photo by Liberation News]

Why Not Start by Unionizing the Major Banks? (tags)

Here's how to make Wall Street pay - organize bank workers.

1200 Allstate Insurance Agents Join OPEIU- 08/18/11 (tags)

1200 small business owners have joined up with a labor union. Normally, unions are associated with factories and other large employers, but the Allstate agents are dispersed across many small offices, and each is self-employed. Despite this structural difference, they have opted to join a labor union affiliated with the AFL-CIO.

Winner Take All Politics (tags)

Since Ronald Reagan's term in office, the assets of the US have been systematically and massively redistributed from bottom to top. Political scientists Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson call this a "thirty-year war" in their powerful myth-destroying book "Winner Take All Politics."

Rahm Emanuel: Chicago's War Criminal/Anti-Labor Mayor (tags)

anti-labor

The Man Who Never Died: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Joe Hill (tags)

Joe Hill — labor organizer, musician, song writer, revolutionary — was executed in 1915 by the state of Utah for a crime that many believe he did not commit. Now there's proof.

The Labor Movement in Portland, Oregon, Takes a Step Forward (tags)

On only the second sunny weekend of the year in Portland, Oregon, 60 plus labor activists decided to spend their Saturday at the Electricians union hall (IBEW Local 48), at the United Labor Strategy Meeting ? an event unlike any other happening in the country. What made the meeting unique was both its perspective and the diversity of unions that participated.

Senseless Killings of Activists in the Philippines must be Stopped (tags)

Florita "Nang Flor" Caya, Elpidio "Jojo" Malinao, Noriel Salazar - some of the recent slain activists in the Philippines.

San Diego Hosts Three May Day Rallies (tags)

San Diego hosted no fewer than three rallies on Sunday, May 1 — one between the Centro Cultural de la Raza and World Beat Center in Balboa Park, followed by a march to the Federal Building downtown where the second rally was held, and a third at the San Diego Community Concourse that united the participants with another set of marchers, who had assembled earlier in the morning in Chicano Park, also for a walk downtown. The rally speakers focused on a wide variety of progressive issues — workers’ rights, education cutbacks, health care, immigrants’ rights, war and peace, Queer liberation — and attempted to draw connections between them and psych the participants for the long struggle ahead to preserve and extend those rights in the face of a relentless assault on them by the radical Right.

Labor Representatives Under Attack, Seek Queer Democrats’ Help (tags)

Three San Diego union leaders — Central Labor Council CEO/secretary-treasurer Lorena Gonzalez, Municipal Employees’ Association general manager Michael Zucchet, and SEIU Local 221 head Eric Banks — spoke to the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club April 28 on the state of the local labor movement. They focused on the attacks on public workers by the Republican party and the radical Right, which is aimed not only at driving public-sector wages and benefits below those offered by the private sector but also denying the one source of substantial campaign funding available to Democrats and thereby winning elections by eliminating effective competition. They also talked about the Right-wing bias of San Diego’s media and their success in demonizing public workers’ pensions as the source of San Diego’s financial ills.

May Day Sharpens Struggle for Union Democracy: UAW Leaders Flee Vote Count (tags)

The leadership of UAW Local 2865 - the UC graduate student union - has hijacked the election to retain incumbent power. Halfway through the ballot count, it appeared possible that a slate of reformers, Academic Workers for a Democratic Union, would win the election. At 8 pm April 30, the incumbent-controlled election committee abruptly decided to terminate the vote count and announced that the incumbent candidates themselves will decide on how the count should proceed.

March on May 1 for Immigration Reform! (tags)

March with L.A. Labor for Immigration Reform on May 1! May Day Thousands of LA workers will march side-by-side with immigrant workers this Sunday in downtown Los Angeles to demand national immigration reform, to stop deportations and separations of families, and to support all workers’ rights.

The Japanese Nuke Biz: Thugs and Lies (tags)

The NYT published an "atomic bomb" of an article about the corrupt system of nuclear power plant operations. This needs to go viral. We must resist and stop unsafe nuclear power.

Downtown March for Workers' Rights (tags)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

LOS ANGELES - Approximately 20,000 marchers demonstrated their support for unions and the right to collectively bargain.

Basic Income: The Way out of a Sick Society (tags)

Without the social contract, we become wolves to one another. Without the social contract, the state becomes a trough for the super-rich. Basic income could enable everyone to participate in social, economic and political life. Without vision, the people perish.

Brazil welcomes Obama with 13 political prisoners (tags)

The arrival of Barack Obama in Brazil was marked by the illegal (and political) arrest of 13 Brazilian citizens who were protesting against the presence of the North American president in the country.

Wisconsin: For a General Strike Now! (tags)

A law challenging the very existence unions of government workers has just been rammed through the legislature in Wisconsin. In addition, wages have been slashed by up to 10 percent to make up for cuts to health insurance and pensions. The labor movement and workers nationwide and internationally are vividly aware of the stakes. There has been a lot of talk in the last three weeks about a general strike. The Wisconsin South Central Labor Federation even voted to authorize one. But now that the moment of truth has arrived, the union bureaucrats have gotten cold feet. They are doing everything to prevent strike action and instead to divert anger at this vicious law into a drive to recall Republican senators, to be replaced by Democrats, whose “alternative” budget bill would also have drastically slashed wages and benefits. There should be no delay: this is the hour for powerful labor action. A general strike is needed to shut down Wisconsin now!

Inland Empire Solidarity with Libya and Wisconsin (tags)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

POMONA, California - With shouts of "Down with dictatorship!" and "The union's under attack! What do we do? Stand up, fight back!" a group composed primarily of local youth sent a strong statement of solidarity with the people of the Middle East and North Africa, as well as with union workers in Wisconsin and elsewhere at the corner of Mission and Garey.

Promises, Promises: Obama Rebuffs Invites to Stand with [Wisconsin] Workers (tags)

Send Obama and the Democrats a message and change your voter registration status to "Green Party" or "Peace & Freedom"! (Last years' Prop. 14 eliminated partisan primary elections, so there's really isn't any reason left to be a registered Democrat). Postage-paid voter registration cards are available at most libraries and post offices -- fill out one today!

Battleground Wisconsin: Corporate Power v. Worker Rights (tags)

worker struggles

Corporate Coup D'Etat in Wisconsin (tags)

worker struggles

Wisconsin Democrats Plan Capitulation (tags)

worker struggles

THEY CORRUPTED & COLLUDED WITH THESE U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE$ LIKE CLARENCE THOMA$.... (tags)

UNTIL CLARENCE THOMAS RESIGNS FROM THE PEOPLES U.S. SUPREME COURT,LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS WILL BE FORCED 2 CONTINUE ASKING FOR A FULL U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT & U.S.CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION INTO THIS OBVIOUS FRONTING OF CORPORATE AMERICA & ELSEWHERE TO GAIN POLITICAL VOTES WITH CERTAIN U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICES INVOLVED WITH LAST JANUARYS LEGAL DECISION CONCERNING ALLOWING INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL CORPORATE UNLIMITED SECRET POLITICAL 501C4 SLU$H TO INFLUENCE OUR FUTURE USA ELECTIVE PROCE$$.

Can Historic Wisconsin Pro-Union Protests Re-Energize U.S. Labor, Progressive Movements? (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.

Spreading Activism for Change (tags)

worker struggles

Why All Workers Should Support Unions (tags)

It's official: Republicans have declared war on organized labor. Unclear to millions of unorganized workers is whether or not they should care. Thanks to years of right wing propaganda -- and labor union inertia -- millions of Americans are "union skeptics," unsure as to the nature of the union animal. These fence-straddlers have no direct experience with organized labor, but they will be absolutely crucial participants in this war of corporate power versus working people.

Over 1,000 Turn Out in San Diego to Support Wisconsin Workers (tags)

Over 1,000 people turned out for a rally outside the San Diego County Administrative Center February 26 at noon to support Wisconsin's unionized public workers against the threat by Governor Scott Walker and the Republican majority in the state legislature to pass a bill essentially eliminating the right of the state's public employees to unionize and bargain collectively. A wide range of speakers, including union activists, community leaders and elected officials, said that if Walker's bill and similar ones in other states pass, it will essentially mark the end of the American middle class. The rally was part of a nationwide mobilization, and many of those who braved the cold and the rain to attend mentioned that the protesters in Wisconsin itself are sleeping out in the cold and snow in weather far worse than that in San Diego.

Report from the move on #wiunion demo (tags)

Live from the demo

Union Busting in America (tags)

worker struggles

Wisconsin: Ground Zero to Save Public Worker Rights (tags)

worker struggles

Wisconsin governor raises stakes in union fight with threat of job losses (tags)

Republican Scott Walker warns Wisconsin he will fire state workers if his union-busting bill does not pass

Tea Party Stooges Join Wisconsin Protests (tags)

worker struggles

US Workers: Resurgent or Waging a Rearguard Action? (tags)

worker rights

Egypt's Spirit Lands in Wisconsin (tags)

protest

Democrat Obama Chooses anti-union, anti-gay Charlotte NC for 2012 convention (tags)

In choosing Charlotte, North Carolina to host the 2012 Democratic National Convention, President Obama selected a city with no unionized hotels, a non-union convention center, and the least union membership of the four options. AND Charlotte is not a friendly place for LGBT people.

America's Dire State of the Union (tags)

economic crisis

Responding to questions of teacher evaluation and performance (tags)

Addressing some of the false arguments by the corporate school privatization junta in regards to teacher evaluations and teacher performance.

Right-wing Democrat takes California governor’s office, demands “sacrifice (tags)

The inauguration speech of right-wing Democrat Jerry Brown, in which he callously boasted of the harshness of his austerity budget and demanded “sacrifice,” amounted to a declaration of war by the new governor of California against the state's working population.

This is the heritage of the Democratic Party (tags)

This is the heritage of the Democratic Party

a collective response to a collective injustice (tags)

a collective response to a collective injustice

Ignoring and Distorting the truth (tags)

Ignoring and Distorting the truth

Labor's Last Stand in 2011? (tags)

The stage is set, and the main actors in Congress and in the corporate establishment are ready to perform, having rehearsed behind closed doors for the coming assault on organized labor's most powerful sector, public workers. The final preparations were smoothed out in Obama's tax "compromise" with the Republicans, which gave details of the drama's first act. The tax plan purposely did not include a critical element for state funding, called the Build America Bonds program (BAB), which allows recession-sunk states to easily borrow money from the federal government. In the face of enormous deficits, the states would be left to drown. Reuters blogger James Pethokoukis explains:

Philippine Airlines workers protest, appeals to Philippine President to stop layoff (tags)

The Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA) today returned to Mendiola for a rally to appeal to President Benigno Aquino III to stop the mass layoff of 2,600 employees at Philippine Airlines (PAL). PALEA submitted a formal petition to the Office of the President appealing for presidential intervention to suspend the implementation of the Baldoz decision pending its review.

World Geopolitics and The Battle for the Mediterranean (tags)

"If one were to live in a city where the only form of employment was a coal mine and there was no means to leave the city then one would have no choice but to work at the coal mine. Control of labour movement is a cornerstone to the socio-economic objectives of the U.S., the E.U., the World Bank, and a league of associated international financial institutions (IFIs). By rendering work forces immobile in any given geographic locality the rights of employment choice and occupational alternatives are removed and a new form of monopoly is established — a forced acceptance of work on whole pools of individuals. Rising fuel prices are also adding to the erosion of mobility rights.??The security agenda behind controlling movements is heavily tied to economic objectives, as are the international disease scares like avian influenza (bird flu) and the swine flue that lock up human movement. Control of mobility in the oceans and international waters of the world is also part of this objective. The internationally illegal Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) was initiated by the U.S. government, with the support of the E.U., in 2003 as part of the “Global War on Terror.” The Proliferation Security Initiative is presented as a means to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), however it can be applied to bring about a hold over global maritime mobility. The strategy is a threat to international movement on the high seas and maritime trade. There is good reason why it is illegal under international law and the 1982 U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea.??Industrial De-location in the European Union and the Global Economic Crisis??This process of industrial de-location has already been underway in the E.U. for years, under which industries have been relocated to Eastern Europe and other global regions. Under this neo-liberal paradigm jobs and industries can gradually be removed from wealthier E.U. states to Southern Mediterranean nations, where cheap and immobile labour forces will be awaiting."

The Strategic Role of the Role of the United Front (tags)

What distinguished Marx from all his contemporaries who professed revolutionary aspirations was his identification of the revolutionary agent: “The emancipation of the working classes [of every country] must be conquered by the working classes themselves….”

CORPORATE MEDIA IS COMING TO HOME (tags)

Capital’s most severe crisis in seventy years ought to be a moment of significant opportunity for the left. But as the right mobilizes disgruntled Americans via its vast radio, television, web, and print empires, the one mass medium available to the left is driving out its best and brightest.

UAW: Reform or rebellion? (tags)

"History shows that every gain won by American workers was the result of militant struggles in opposition to the corporate establishment and both big business parties. The very right to have a union, as well as the eight-hour day, child labor laws, overtime pay, health benefits, etc. was won in often bloody struggles against the violent resistance of the employers and the government. Whenever the Democrats, under the threat of revolution, conceded concessions to workers’ demands, they did so to smother the social movement so they could claw back the workers’ gains at a later point."

Violations of Workers Rights in the Philippines in 2010 (tags)

Aside from the worst forms of labor repression such as the killings of union leaders and members that are well documented by human rights groups, workers in the Philippines suffer from a host of other violations of internationally recognized and constitutionally protected rights and freedoms.

FREE SPEECH: a circus of unintended consequences (tags)

A story about a racial confrontation in a small town.

Striking port workers in Marseille know the truth (modified by General Joe) (tags)

"They (French workers) are “fighting privatization,” as we all should be. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be a slave to private capital either! This article, like most in the capitalist press, omits this essential information to benefit the owners and bosses. Get a clue folks and stand up and fight back or be prepared to have everything stolen from you. Remember, the rich don’t want but one thing. And that’s “everything.” Kind a makes the bank bailouts a little more understandable don’t you think. See “class war” all around you."

Union-Bashing and Teacher-Bashing In The Wake of the Rigo Ruelas Tragedy (tags)

We don't know anything about Rigo Ruelas' death, except that we lost an excellent teacher. But some anti-union and anti-teacher bloggers are still defending the Times, pretending they know what kind of teacher Rigo was.

Endorse: Labor Activists Condemn FBI Repression (tags)

Like Dr. King before us, we will not be silenced.

The Bi-Partisan Attack on Public Workers (tags)

States everywhere across the United States are facing the common enemy of extreme budget deficits. Many states have deficits in the multi-billion dollar realm, as the budget crises dominate the debates for the upcoming gubernatorial elections. In these debates, Republican and Democratic candidates are finding it difficult to disagree on the most essential issues around the budget crises. The most crucial question for any incoming governor must be: how will you resolve the state’s budget crisis? The answer from both parties is a resounding: “Public workers and those who depend on their services will pay for the crisis”!

The CTC once again betrays Cuban workers (tags)

// Joint Communiqué MLC-GALSIC (Cuban Libertarian Movement – Support Group for Libertarians and Independent Sindicalists of Cuba)

After October 2, What Next? (tags)

The October 2nd demonstration in Washington, D.C., is a great step forward. We are now beginning to take matters into our own hands, relying on ourselves, and acting collectively.

Jerry Brown Widens the Chasm Between Labor and the Democratic Party (tags)

With the November elections rapidly approaching, most Americans are unimpressed and uninvolved, having concluded that elections have changed little in their struggling lives, despite all the promises of politicians.

Weekend checkpoints / Retenes este fin de semana (10-11/sep/2010) (tags)

Checkpoint response urges drivers to take the utmost of care when driving the streets.

Checkpoint response sugiere utilización de máximo cuidado al salir a manejar por las calles.

Pico Union/Westlake Rebellion after Rampart Police Murder Manuel Jamines - Indigenous Man (tags)

Manuel Jamines was murdered by Rampart police on Sunday, September 5th, 2010. He was a 37 year old indigenous man from Guatemala, who didn't speak English or even Spanish very well

FCGOA Defeats UGSOA Once Again 70 to 23 in a Humiliating Defeat at the DOJ (tags)

A Strong Labor Union requires that it's members understand that the Union is theirs and that the Union leadership be attuned to the desires of the members. Obviously UGSOA President Desiree Sullivan doesn't understand this...BUT FCGOA Does. That's Why the 340 Officers Working at both The Department of Justice DOJ and ICE Headquarters Voted for FCGOA.

Jimmy Johns Labor Dispute Bursts onto National Stage with Coast-to-Coast Actions Planned f (tags)

Minimum wage workers fight for justice

Notes from Besieged Gaza (tags)

Relentlessly, Israel wages war on Gaza

Emergency Senate spending bill approved $600M for Border protection (tags)

The new legislation if approved by the House and Senate committee's will include $176 million for 1,000 new border patrol agents to form a new and bigger task strike force to be deployed at critical choke points of the Mexican Drug Cartels smuggling corridors along the border and inland, that are used to bring drugs, undocumented immigrants and possible terrorist into this country.

Dangerous conditions at Kaiser Baldwin Park reported to Dept. of Health, OSHA, JCAHO (tags)

Despite 2003 shooting, management refuses to take basic steps to protect employees from outsider who threatened their lives

We Can’t Defeat the Capitalist Offensive Without Changing Our Unions (tags)

The struggle against the concessionary policies of the Union hierarchy is harder than fighting the boss but we can’t defeat the boss without changing our Unions

Nurses picket Kaiser over patient safety (tags)

Hundreds march in informational picket to improve care at Kaiser’s biggest So. Cal. hospital

Teachers and Democrats Head for Divorce (tags)

It’s best to quickly recognize the red flags in any failing relationship. This way, ties can be severed instead of allowing things to linger forever in dysfunction. For Democrats and teachers’ unions, the writing is on the wall. The two are simply going in opposite directions. The Democrats continue on the road to corporate-inspired charter schools, using the tried and true method of “stronger teacher evaluations” to undermine “underperforming” schools and teachers — thus opening the door wide to private charter schools with their non-union workforce.

Majority of 600 hospital workers at Providence Tarzana vote to join NUHW (tags)

Victory at union's second Catholic health system also marks beginning of campaign by 13,000 workers at Catholic Healthcare West

Over 300 UGSOA Officers Working at The DOJ and ICE Facilites are Revolting Against UGSOA (tags)

The revolt by these 300 UGSOA members to join FCGOA is just the tip of the iceberg as Hundreds of UGSOA all Over the Country are Signing up with FCGOA.

UGSOA Special Guest Speaker Caleb Gray-Burriss Charged with 4 Counts of Mail Fraud (tags)

Caleb Gray-Burriss who was indicted on June 30, 2010 was a Special Guest Speaker at the Constitutional Convention for the United Government Security Officers of America International Union UGSOA as reported by media reports and Eye on UGSOA

Philippine Airlines workers stage protests against Labor Department (tags)

PAL union rallies anew at DOLE, appeals “midnight decision”

Labor for Palestine Salutes West Coast Dockers for Embargo on Israeli Cargo (tags)

Just as labor solidarity played a critical role in toppling South African apartheid, it now has the potential to cripple Israeli apartheid. We urge the entire ILWU and all trade unionists to stand behind and expand on this critical issue of conscience and solidarity.

Labor board to throw out bogus claims made by SEIU, paving way for NUHW elections (tags)

After 16 months in legal limbo, thousands of healthcare workers will finally get elections to join NUHW.

Employers and Labor Leaders Pressure Muni Drivers to Reverse Vote (tags)

The collaboration between employers and the heads of organized Labor is forced more in to the open as the polarization between the classes grows. There is no room for pretense anymore.

Passing of John Delloro (tags)

John Delloro, a dynamic young FilAm labor organizer who helped expand labor education in the Los Angeles community colleges suffered a fatal heart attack.

Labor Under the Democrats #1 (tags)

Labor article 1

The Rift between Teachers and Democrats Widens (tags)

The corporate media is brutally honest on rare occasions. Take for example a recent article in The New York Times Magazine, titled The Teachers’ Union’s Last Stand (05-23-10). The title itself is surprisingly sincere, since it admits that the nation’s teachers are being targeted for attack by the Obama Administration, through his “Race to the Top” education reform. And although the article has an inherently corporate bias, it contains many revelations that have been otherwise ignored in the mainstream media.

Labor Day statements from the Philippines (tags)

LABOR URGED TO USE LABOR VOTE TO ADVANCE LABOR AGENDA . May 1 protest demands a stop to layoffs and contractualization.

Deciphering the media campaign against Nicaragua Sugar Estates and the Pellas Group (tags)

A stone in the shoe In a recent article, the most conspicuous organizer of ANAIRC´s disinformation campaign against Nicaragua Sugar and the Pellas Group (Grupo Pellas) and the boycott against Flor de Caña finally decided to make an incursion into a new territory, without completely abandoning his repetitive disparaging epithets, in an attempt to give a new appearance to ANAIRC’s claims and make them seem serious. Let’s carefully examine what this is all about.

The Five Dirtiest Businesses in Orange County (tags)

Some Orange County Customers are losing money, funds and worse at some of the OC businesses.

New Acting UGSOA President Tammy Bowie ? Answers Why A Member Should Change Unions! (tags)

On March 26th 2010 UGSOA President James Carney Jumped off his Sinking Ship James Carneys Legacy Will Know Doubt go Down in UGSOA History as A FAILURE, A QUITTER , A Management RAT and Traitor Who Turned his Back on His Union Brothers & Sisters while His Ship Was Sinking!

Nuclear Power Plants Vulnerable to Attack, Former CIA Officer Says (tags)

One of the biggest problems is the fact that the union who presently represents these nuclear security officers the United Government Security Officers of America UGSOA has failed to negotiate for better wages, benefits and a higher standard of training for these nuclear security officers stated FCGOA President Guy James.

Class Struggle in Claremont (tags)

Food service workers at Pomona College in Claremont, CA are fighting to organize an independent union. Claremont Solidarity fights with them, against labor exploitation and the corporatization of the university.

FCGOA Pres calls For Tougher Background Checks after Terror Suspect Infiltrated. Nuke Site (tags)

Guy James President of The International Union, Federal Contract Guards of America stated that “we must always be on the alert at nuclear facilities, federal buildings , airports and other high profile buildings where terrorist groups like Al-Qaida continue to target our infrastructure. The question we face each and everyday is not if a terrorist attack like 9/11 will happen again but when will it happen. That’s why our union FCGOA continues to call on our legislatures to strengthen stiffer background checks better training standards and a higher standard of qualifications of all private security companies and security guards / security police professionals throughout the country”.

Students Support Worker Demands for Independent Unions and End to Abuses (tags)

Monday, March 1, 2010
CLAREMONT, California - The student movement made an unexpected move in solidarity with university employees in a large-scale action at Pomona College, a private institution and part of the Claremont consortium of colleges at the eastern edge of Los Angeles County. Well over a hundred students joined with numerous employees of the three campus dining commons, other Pomona employees, and a few faculty members to deliver a petition to Pomona President Oxtoby.

Caravan to Rio Tinto to support miners locked out (tags)

On February 24th, a caravan of four big rig trucks and around 150 cars carried over 200 people and $30,000 in food to support the Rio Tinto miners in Boron, California.

UFCW Delivers Food to Locked Out Miners in Desert (tags)

In a strong show of solidarity, the UFCW (the retail stores and food union) delivered 500 bags of groceries to miners who have been locked out of their jobs by their boss, Rio Tinto.

Obama's Outreach to Americans: Empty Rhetoric, Business As usual (tags)

Expect business as usual ahead

Union of the Unemployed (tags)

Friday, January 15, 2010, marks the start of a movement.

Fighting Company Union Ideology (tags)

The evolution of the company union in the U.S. is a history of both labor’s progress and its missteps. It is a story that, at bottom, speaks to the battle of workers to find an independent, powerful presence on the job — and to push this clout into the community to help shape the broader public realm. Unions came into existence organically wherever capitalism developed. As soon as workers were brought together by a small number of employers and compelled to make profits for them, the employees naturally sought to defend themselves. A living wage and decent working conditions failed to emerge through the good will of the employers, unfortunately, so workers took matters into their own hands.

AUDIO: Voting underway for 2,300 Kaiser professionals to quit SEIU and join NUHW (tags)

Election includes 900 registered nurses at Kaiser's largest L.A.-area hospital and 1,400 professionals across Southern California

Unite/Here Members Rally in San Francisco (tags)

The turn out at the Unite/HERE rally was good but the rank and file were well contained and the same old tactics and methods that have failed us for so long are still there.

SEIU Is Not A Union (tags)

America appears to be on the brink of falling prey to the fraudulent plot of a group of very powerful corruptors of our way of life, under the guise of "Health Care".

Labor for Palestine: Response to Defamatory Attacks and Call to Action (tags)

These false assertions come as no surprise. Dishonesty underlies the entire attempt to undermine BDS, and to shore up Israeli apartheid, occupation and oppression.

Labor for Palestine: Open Letter to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: Boycott Apartheid Is (tags)

In the 1980s, as president of the United Mine Workers, you rightly argued that, "economic pressure and political isolation of the South African government can hasten the day when justice and freedom reign in that troubled land." Two decades later, the cause of "justice and freedom" for Palestinians requires no less of you as president of the AFL-CIO.

Labor board OKs 2,300 Kaiser professionals to quit SEIU and join NUHW (tags)

Ruling by federal government ends nine months of obstruction by SEIU officials

More Arrests in America's War on Islam (tags)

America's political persecution continues

Some Organizers Protest Their Union’s Tactics (tags)

Ms. Rivera said her supervisors at Unite Here, the hotel and restaurant workers’ union, repeatedly pressed her to reveal highly personal information, getting her to divulge that her father had sexually abused her.

UCLA CRISIS FEST: Protest for education (tags)

n November 18th, hundreds of union members and students from all over California will converge on UCLA in the leadup to the system-wide protest of the Regents meeting. With the support of union and student groups, there will be a day and night Tent City outside of Pauley Pavillion to house our convergence!

What is at Stake with Free Trade (tags)

In the ten years since the World Trade Organization (WTO) protests in Seattle, global opposition to free trade and “globalization” has exploded. The general public now has a basic understanding of how the world economy works … against them: companies scour the globe searching for slave wages, which help push down wages in “developed” countries; any regulation that reduces profits — environmental, financial, labor, etc. — is destroyed or ignored. The two focal points of the anti-globalization movement have been dismantling of the WTO and free trade agreements; both legitimate targets. However, what happens if both goals are accomplished? Mission Accomplished?

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?

The Team is Real (tags)

Class Struggle in the Service Sector

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?

Rivers Casino Supervisor Physically Assaults Casino Security Officer during Union Campaign (tags)

Rivers Casino nightshift supervisor John Kovach had demanded that the 22 plus casino security professionals working on that shift remove their SPFPA Union RESPECT pins from their jackets. When they refused their supervisor John Kovach then Physically Assaulted at least one of the officers by Physically Removing his SPFPA RESPECT Button from his jacket.

Dropping the Ax: Illegal Firings During Union Election Campaigns, 1951-2007 (tags)

WHAT IS Union Busting? ...Union-busting is a practice that is undertaken by an employer or their agents to prevent employees from joining a labor union, or to disempower, subvert, or destroy unions that already exist.

UNION BUSTING Play Book: What Union Busters Don't Want YOU to See or Know! (tags)

A Step by Step Union Busting Playbook on What UNION BUSTERS Do and How They Run UNION BUSTING Campaigns.

AFL-CIO’s Dull, Narrowly-Based Culture Has No Appeal to Young Working People (tags)

Harry's over 90 years old, but he's nailed one of the big problems of the AFL-CIO's labor movement - it has no appeal to young working people. It's a bunch of old people - grandparents and great-grandparents.

The food catering and wedding coordinator at Hotel Laguna was found murdered in his home (tags)

Laguna Beach Mayor Kelly Boyd told the media he was shocked when he heard news of the murder. "It's just so rare to hear about a murder in Laguna Beach," he said, adding that he can't recollect when the most recent murder took place in the city. Laguna Beach is a small, tight-knit community where neighbors look out for each other, Boyd said

The Bosses Have the Public Sector in Their Sights. (tags)

Years of collaboration and concessions by the heads of organized Labor have paved the way for the aggressive attacks and confidence the employers are displaying now. These concessionary policies have been a catastrophe for workers leading to much unnecessary suffering.

Privatization Behind Calderon's Attack on Electricians Union (tags)

"The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) architects had Mexico's energy industry in their sights when they negotiated the treaty. NAFTA's Chapter Six notes that "it is desirable to strengthen the important role that trade in energy and basic petrochemical goods plays in the free trade area and to enhance this role through sustained and gradual liberalization."??As such, in May 1993--just months before NAFTA went into effect--Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gotari modified the federal Electricity Law to allow the importation and exportation of Mexico's electricity, and to allow private and foreign companies to build and operate electrical plants in Mexico. Thanks to Salinas' NAFTA-inspired reform, today dozens of foreign companies operate in Mexico's energy sector. According to former SME Secretary General Manuel Fernandez Flores, private companies currently produce almost 40% of Mexico's electricity. These private companies include Enron (now Tractebel), Bechtel, Applied Energy Services, General Electric, Westinghouse, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Siemens, Iberdrola, and Union Fenosa."

“We’re Looking For the ‘President of Employment’” (tags)

"The government-owned Federal Electricity Commission will be in charge of providing electricity to central Mexico. However, according to the SME’s Secretary General Martin Esparza, “An electrician isn’t made overnight. They calculated wrong and they could spark a social conflict on a grand scale if the blackouts continue.” The first such conflict appeared on Wednesday in Ocoyocoac county in the State of Mexico, where residents blocked the Mexico-Toluca freeway for three hours to protest a blackout. What was clear yesterday afternoon is that Calderon’s decree provoked feelings of unity between the SME, the working class, and civil society in general. Those hundreds of thousands in the Zocalo plaza indicate that people are fed up with Calderon’s structural adjustments. Mexican society took to the streets, where struggles are won, and were doña Lucia, the eighty-something-year-old wife of a SME retiree, told Narco News, “We’re looking for the ‘president of employment,’ but we just can’t find him.” Translator’s notes: 1. FECAL is one of President Felipe Calderon’s nicknames, formed by combining the first two letters of his first name and the first three letters of his last name. And yes, “Fecal” means the same thing in Spanish that it does in English. 2. France’s Napoleon III declared Maximiliano de Habsburgo “emperor of Mexico” in 1864. Mexicans executed him in 1867."

Its Time for A Change at UGSOA. Hough For UGSOA President 2010 (tags)

Its Time The UGSOA Executive Board is Fairly Represented by People of Color!

Funding Sweatshops Globally (tags)

Brutal labor exploitation

SEIU blocks ballot count in workers' first union election (tags)

Faced with third win in three weeks by independent union, SEIU officials try union-busting

Centinela Hospital workers petition to quit SEIU and join NUHW (tags)

Caregivers cite SEIU corruption, labor law violations, and secrecy around recent contract failure

Negotiating Our Lives Away (tags)

At some point we have to step to the plate and put our foot down. It's not going to stop on its own.

Mexican Nationals fleeing into the United States (tags)

Shopkeepers along the U.S. Mexican border recite the list of "protection" fees they pay to the MDC’s to just stay in business: 100 pesos a month for a stall in a street market, 30,000 pesos for an auto dealership or construction-supply firm. First offense for nonpayment: a severe beating. Those who keep ignoring the fees - or try to charge their own - may pay with their lives

Betrayals Continue as Trumka Takes the Helm at the AFL-CIO (tags)

The partnership between the heads of organized Labor and the employers strengthens as Trumka dumps EFCA after spending millions of dollars of member's hard earned dues money getting our enemies elected in to office.

NTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION SAYS : Rebellion, crime raps vs solons, harassment (tags)

PESANTE NEWS reported from news sources from MANILA today that Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) said that the Rebellion charges and other criminal cases filed against four progressive party-list lawmakers were all meant to impair their capacity to perform their tasks as members of the House of Representatives. The four lawmakers raised the concern before the IPU in 2007 after the government filed rebellion charges against them for their alleged involvement in the foiled plot to overthrow the Arroyo administration in February 2006. The the international body then urged the Arroyo administration to act on the cases with dispatch or right away clear Representatives Satur Ocampo and Teodoro Casino of Bayan Muna, Liza Maza of Gabriela, and Rafael Mariano of Anakpawis.

With Amanda Villatoro, of CSA: CRF must be recognized as an occupational illness (tags)

http://www.rel-uita.org/agricultura/agrotoxicos/irc/2009/con_amanda_villatoro-eng.htm

BTL:Key Provision of Employee Free Choice Act in Jeopardy (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Workers can take advantage of a serious crisis too. (tags)

Capitalists aren't the only ones that should be taking advantage of a good crisis. Workers shouldn't let a crisis go to waste either.

Dems and Reps Unite for Cuts (tags)

While billionaires get bailed out and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq continue THE BUDGET CRISIS IS A LIE! THERE IS MONEY THE RICH ARE STEALING IT.

NUHW PICKETS NLRB LA OFFICE, DEMANDS IMMEDIATE UNION ELECTIONS (tags)

Coalition (EPCC) “ GIVE OUR VOTE, LET US VOTE!” Scores of union members from the newly formed National Union of Health Workers (NUHW) fro different LA hospitals and their community supporters rallied and picketed the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) office at 11115 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles yesterday, July 23 to protest the long delay for union elections.

CONCEPT OF SHARED SACRIFICE “JUST A CRUEL JOKE” (tags)

In a last minute plea to state legislators, the UDW Homecare Providers Union tonight urged a “No” vote on the state budget agreement reached earlier this week by Gov. Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders.

Learning from Card Check's Death (tags)

Maybe you didn’t hear the news: Card Check — the key provision of the Employee Free Choice Act — is dead. You might not have gotten the message because U.S. labor “leaders” are remarkably silent on the issue. Not a peep. The media, however, has the story right: the Democrats are now officially seeking a compromise, one that strips the bill of its essence — the right for workers to start a union by stating their intention to do so. So why are most union leaders so quiet? No one likes to talk about their blunders, especially the colossal type. The defeat of Card Check is a mighty blow to labor, and admitting that your strategy failed to achieve it may cause others to question your authority.

Wanted for conspiracy (tags)

Obama meets Ben-Ami and the forty thieves at the White House.

BOYCOTT FLOR DE CAÑA: WORKERS PROTEST CKF (IRC / CKD) CAMPAIGN AGAINST GRUPO PELLAS (tags)

Informative article on the march of Ingenio San Antonio and Compañía Licorera workers and main union leaders to reject discrediting campaign against Grupo Pellas and Flor de Cana Boycott initiated by ANAIRC and UITA.

The San Francisco Strike of 1934: It’s Lessons Today (tags)

The progressive sector of the US labor movement marked July 5, 1934 - a day striking labor unions called "Bloody Thursday" - a turning point in the history of working people on the West Coast. On that day, strikes, riots, tear gas and armed troops on the San Francisco waterfront 1934 strike still had an impact that is still felt to this day. "I think it is still relevant to the Bay Area," said Kevin Starr, the pre-eminent historian of California who wrote about the strike in "Endangered Dreams," a history of California in the Great Depression.

The LemonFast & Fresh Organic Foods (tags)

Only eat plant foods that are centered around fresh vegetables, fruit, whole grains, beans, nuts, legumes, and all organically grown

Union Del Barrio In Support of Alex Sanchez & Nativo Lopez (tags)

Compañeras and Compañeros of Unión del Barrio, To our supporters, progressives, and the community in general:

Mario Mauro must not be elected Pre (tags)

Mauro does not represent the values expressed in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, he is a promoter of homophobic and xenophobic ideologies and challenges European civil and democratic achievements.

Campaign against the assassination of workers in Venezuela (tags)

* El Libertario www.nodo50.org/ellibertario has joined this campaign and we’re trying to divulge this initiative in an attempt to confront the hired killers that are taking the lives of labor activists in this country.

The Case for Arbitration in Labor Law Reform and The Employee Free Choice Act EFCA (tags)

Labor law reform must ensure that workers who want to join a union are able to do so without facing endless delays from corporations seeking to deny them a voice in the workplace.

Appalachia and Colombia: The People Behind the Coal --an interview with Aviva Chomsky (tags)

Aviva Chomsky is a professor of history and Latin American Studies at Salem State College in Massachusetts, and is a founder of the North Shore Colombia Solidarity Committee, which has been working since 2002 with Colombian labor and popular movements, especially those affected by the foreign-owned mining sector. She just returned from a Witness for Peace delegation (May 28 – June 6) that traveled to two regions devastated by coal mining: the state of Kentucky and to northern Colombia.

With pro-market leaders, the road ahead will be difficult for working people. (tags)

It is the responsibility of all activists to learn from the past and help our movement change course.

SPFPA Union Security Police Officer Shot at The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (tags)

The security police professionals working at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum are members of the International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) The Largest Oldest and Fastest Growing 9 (b)(3) union in the world today.

Employee Free Choice Act - Specter to labor: You'll like how I'll vote on EFCA (tags)

Employee Free Choice Senator Specter Told a Crowd at a EFCA Rally "I believe you'll be satisfied with my vote on this EFCA issue," Specter said

Labor Leaders Put All “Our” Eggs in the NLRB and EFCA Baskets (tags)

Worker’s relying on our own strength and not the courts will drive back the capitalist’s offensive.

Workers fear SEIU’s violent “shock and awe” tactics on Day One of union election (tags)

Workers fear SEIU’s violent “shock and awe” tactics on Day One of union election SEIU has been condemned by the AFL-CIO for using violence against other unions—SEIU Trustee with record of violence tells staff, "We gotta put them in the ground and bury them" Fresno, Calif.—Today is the first day of a highly contested union election for 10,000 homecare workers in Fresno County who are trying to leave the Washington, D.C.-based SEIU, a union that has been condemned by the AFL-CIO for using violence in inter-union conflicts. The stakes have never been higher for SEIU officials, who are desperately trying to stop a movement of nearly 100,000 healthcare workers in California who are organizing to quit SEIU and join the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW).

Labour for Palestine: Second Issue of Jafa Now Available! (tags)

Labour for Palestine is pleased to announce the second issue of Jafa - Labour Bulletin in Solidarity with Palestine.

WILDCAT! Carpenters Union (tags)

This is the 10th anniversary of the Carpenters Wildcat strike. In 1999 in sites all around the state the Carpenters rejected a contract which would have sold them out! Labors Militant Voice played a leading role in the strike and now a comrade running for President of the Local.

LAWYERS LETTER TO THE EDITOR (tags)

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines-Davao City Chapter joins the Free Legal Assistance Group, the Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao and the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in strongly condemning the inclusion of law-abiding citizens and members of the IBP and legitimate organizations in the so-called “Order of Battle” of the 10th Infantry Division (10th ID) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. What is the basis for including them in the list? The “Order of Battle” is nothing but a hit list of people the military has identified as “enemies of the state.” It makes the military the prosecutor, judge and executioner all at the same time. It is unconstitutional and repugnant to the rule of law and the democratic processes. It is a clear indication of the military’s utter disregard for human rights. It makes those in the list vulnerable and open targets for unreasonable and abusive soldiers; not only does the “Order of Battle” endanger the lives of those who are on the list, it also undermines their families’ peace of mind and sense of security.

Join us for the Employee Free Choice Act Big March on Senator Feinstein's L.A. Office (tags)

We need to tell Dianne Feinstein that working families need a real shot at bargaining for better wages that will help lift themselves out of this recession. She needs to support the Employee Free Choice Act.

Bailout Jobs, Not Banks! (tags)

The real state of German public finance is kept secret from the public although the public should pay the bill. Union leaders parrot the fairy-tale of the evil bankers who alone caused the whole debacle. Automakers produce for the storage yard

Yet another blatant betrayal by heads of organized Labor in San Francisco (tags)

SEIU 1021 members voted down a concessionary contract because they were "confused". The higher up the Union ladder you go the more contemptuous of workers you become.

"Palestine: Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land" -- Cal State L.A., May 26 ' (tags)

How does the media shape our perceptions of the conflict in the Holy Land? Who is presented as the antagonist or protagonist, and why?

Lessons of May 1, 2009 (tags)

Unity in diversity. Five major coalitions for immigrant rights marched in different parts of the city of Los Angeles, mirrored the differences that united them in 2006. In almost every major city of the United States, workers and immigrants took to the streets to demand legalization and immigration reform. Hundreds of thousands marched and rallied US-wide for May 1 in a militant and defiant show of unity for a call for immigration reforms to the Obama administration. The Labor Front in Turmoil This year, several labor federations banded together to form a single unified union of all unions. Like the old AFL-CIO they want to strengthen the labor front that has been greatly weakened by the division between the AFL-CIO and the Change to Win Coalition.

Open Letter to the Labor Research Association: Don’t Honor Israeli Apartheid (tags)

As head of the Jewish Labor Committee (JLC), Stuart Appelbaum leads the witch-hunt against labor bodies in South Africa and around the world that support Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israeli apartheid.

Racism in Italy. Mario Mauro must not be elected President of the European Parliament (tags)

Mario Mauro does not represent the values expressed in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, he is a promoter of homophobic and xenophobic ideologies and challenges European civil and democratic achievements

Venezuela: El Libertario warns of possible sentence to the 14 SIDOR workers (tags)

* After taking part in a demonstration for lack of job security in 2006, 14 workers of contractor “Transportes Camila de SIDOR” could be sentenced to 5 to 10 years in jail.

Queer Democrats Hear from Labor on Employee Free Choice Act (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club heard from Carlos Marquez, chair of the local chapter of Pride @ Work, at its regular meeting April 23. He presented a campaign called http://www.SharedAgenda.org, aimed at building grassroots support for two proposed pieces of federal legislation: the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), which will make it easier for workers to form unions; and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which will ban discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Carwash Campaign Highlights Success of Community-Labor Teamwork (tags)

by James Parks, copied from the AFL-CIO Blog.

Open Letter to All Republican Senators on a Possible Employee Free Choice Act Compromise (tags)

By using my dual-purpose membership card as a universal card instead of using the current language under the present S.560 bill, there is no question anymore as to whether or not the Employee Free Choice Act 2009 eliminates “Secret Ballot” elections. Under my proposal it would not.

Harvard Law School Professor Employee Free Choice Compromise Don't Work! (tags)

Professor Benjamin Sachs Harvard Law School on the Employee Free Choice Act: To address the labor-business impasse, I suggest two alternatives to card check and for changing the Employee Free Choice Act.

A Union for the Jobless (tags)

With unemployment in LA over 10%, and probably closer to 20% in our working class communities, the time has come for an organization for the unemployed. Harry Kelber is a writer whose been in the labor movement since the 1930s, a real veteran.

Employee Free Choice Act: Open Letter to All Senators on EFCA Compromise (tags)

Employee Free Choice Act EFCA: write your Letters to Your Senators and Congressmen and tell them we need to pass the Employee Free Choice Act EFCA NOW!

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?

EFCA Employee Free Choice NO Surrender NO Retreat! (tags)

Sen. Specter, Feinstein, Lincoln Now Opens The Door for The Employee Free Choice EFCA Labor Reform Compromise Bills

Obama's War on Labor (tags)

targeting labor rights

Industrial Union News (tags)

The first edition of the Industrial Union News, official newspaper of the Workers' International Industrial Union, is available for viewing online

Stewart Acuff, special assistant to AFL-CIO President John Sweeney touts EFCA (tags)

Employee Free Choice Act: Acuff told his Denver audience that he believes the legislation will come before Congress in seven to eight weeks and that he is hopeful Senate Democrats will be able to round up 60 votes.

EFCA on the ropes (tags)

Adam Turl reports on the bosses' backlash against the Employee Free Choice Act--and analyzes the shortcomings of organized labor's strategy.

EFCA Civil Rights Leaders Urge Passage of Employee Free Choice (tags)

EFCA: Today, on the eve of the anniversary of King’s assassination, national civil rights leaders called for passage of the Employee Free Choice Act

Unraveling The Card Check Debate (tags)

Sometimes in politics a particular issue strikes at the core of deeper social-economic forces. Card Check - properly named The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)- is such an issue. EFCA, if implemented as proposed, would allow workers at any work place to join a union simply by having the majority of employees sign union authorization cards. The current law mandates that there be a secret ballot election one month after the requisite number of signed cards are submitted. This one-month period allows employers to mount campaigns to discourage employees from voting for a union, often using conscious distortions and intimidation as tactics. EFCA would prohibit newly unionized workers from striking for two years to gain a first contract. Moreover, if a first contract has not been negotiated within the first three months, a Federal Mediator can step in and impose a contract. Currently, employers who are compelled to recognize a union do not have to concede to a negotiated contract at all; and if, after one year a contract has not been negotiated, the union can be subjected to a vote of decertification, which is often the case.

EFCA: Joe the MORON Plumber on the Employee Free Choice Act (tags)

EFCA: April Fool’s Joe the Plumber Hasn’t Read Employee Free Choice Act Bill

Joe The Plumber The Newest Member of The Employee Free Choice Act Union Busting Club (tags)

Joe The Plumber The One Man Band Enlisted To Campaign Against Employee Free Choice Act

EFCA Specter Announcement Opens Door to Debate and Possible Compromise ? (tags)

Employee Free Choice Act: The Wall Street Journal has reported a top official in organized labor acknowledged that some changes to controversial legislation that would make it easier for unions to organize might be needed in order to attract more support from lawmakers.

EFCA Senator Specter A victim of FEAR, Intimidation and Coercion Tactics (tags)

Employee Free Choice Act: Senator Specter is No Different than a Worker Faced with an Employer Union Busting FEAR, Intimidation and Coercion Campaign.

Employee Free Choice Act Compromise No Compromise at All (tags)

Employee Free Choice Act ( EFCA) The Real Truth is Employers Don't want a Compromise they Just WantTo STEP on Workers RIGHTS - NO Compromise on the Employee Free Choice Act!

Employee Free Choice Act: The Biggest Anti-Union Busting Campaign in History (tags)

Powerful Corporate Front Groups such as the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace will continue to use Union - Busting tactics such as FEAR,Intimidation,Coercion, Misinformation,Out Right Lies and Scare Tactics against any senator who is in favor of the Employee Free Choice Act

Employee Free Choice Act: The Truth About EFCA (tags)

Employee Free Choice Act: Leading members of the U.S. Senate and House introduced legislation that would help enable workers to bargain for better wages, benefits, and working conditions by restoring their rights to form unions. The legislation is Known as the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). The Information provided on our websites provides insight to the Lies being told by such groups as the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, Navigators Global, Chamber Of Commerce and Associated Builders and Contractors(ABC).

Employee Free Choice Act: Union Organizer Dir. Available For Comment or Debate on the EFCA (tags)

Union Organizer Director / Union Busting Expert with over 30 Years Experience is Available to Comment or Debate opposing opposition on the merits, Facts and Truth of WHY we need the Employee Free Choice Act

U.S. Senate and House Introduce Employee Free Choice Act ( EFCA ). SPFPA at the Forefront (tags)

Today is one of those defining moments in history as we introduce legislation that puts power back into the hands of the people who are truly the backbone of this economy.

The ABCs of Unionizing, Proposed Changes and the Worker Caught in the Middle (tags)

Summary on workplace unionization and a brief on proposed changes in light of pending legislation.

Employee Free Choice Act: New Website Reveals The Truth About EFCA (tags)

"This new website www.TheTruthAboutEFCA.Org is an important tool in keeping the public informed and getting them involved in the political process so they can voice their support for this legislation." stated Steve Maritas, Organizing Director for the International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) www.SPFPA.ORG

Employee Free Choice Act: The Rats are Coming Out of The Woodwork (tags)

Labor Relations Institute Offers $10,000 Reward Exposing a key flaw of the Employee Free Choice Act

Exposing Groups Like Save our Secret Ballot and The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (tags)

Why does Corporate Front Groups like Save our Secret Ballot and The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace continue to Spread Disinformation and Lies?

Why do These Senators DeMint-Enzi and Bob Corker Continue to Spread Lies about The EFCA? (tags)

What is the Strategy being used by Senators DeMint-Enzi and Bob Corker from Tennessee, in their attempt to defeat the Employee Free Choice Act? Keep Spreading LIES about the Employee Free Choice Act and Supporting The Secret Ballot Protection Act ( Better Known as The Employer FEAR and Intimidation Act )

Why do These Senators DeMint-Enzi and Bob Corker Continue to Spread Lies about The EFCA? (tags)

What is the Strategy being used by Senators DeMint-Enzi and Bob Corker from Tennessee, in their attempt to defeat the Employee Free Choice Act? Keep Spreading LIES about the Employee Free Choice Act and Supporting The Secret Ballot Protection Act ( Better Known as The Employer FEAR and Intimidation Act )

The Union Busting Strategy Behind the Employee Free Choice Act EXPOSED! (tags)

First,Navigators Global changed the "face" of the campaign, making it a fight between union bosses and workers, and branded the private ballot as the symbol of the campaign

Who is really behind The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace EFCA FEAR campaign ? (tags)

Union busting is a field populated by bullies and built on deceit. A campaign against a union is an assault on individuals and a war on truth. As such, it is a war without honor. The only way to bust a union is to lie, distort, manipulate, threaten, and always, always attack. Martin Jay Levitt, 1993, Confessions of a Union Buster Employee Free Choice Act Now .Org

Senate voted 80-17 to confirm Hilda Solis as President Obama's Secretary of Labor (tags)

Hilda Solis Confirmed YES! The Department of Management Will Now Be Known as the Department of The Workers Rights!

Employee Free Choice Act: The Enemies of Unions and The Lies They Tell (tags)

Corporate leaders see the proposed Employee Free Choice Act as a grave threat--and they'll say and do just about anything to prevent its passage.

Just SAY NO to the Employee Free Choice Act - Why? (tags)

One Reason is that The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, Employee Freedom Action Committee, Chamber of Commerce, Alliance For Worker Freedom, Workforce Fairness Institute, Americans For Job Security, Save Our Secret Ballot, Union Busting Consultants, and other Corporate Front Groups all want you to.

Burger King Now Joins the Employee Free Choice Act Union Busting Club as SEIU Protests (tags)

SEIU Protests Downtown Burger Kings, Demands Chain Stop Lobbying Against Employee Free Choice Act by Jason Pramas (Staff), Feb-20-09 Downtown Crossing Labor

JOIN W.E.R.C Today ! (tags)

In recent months, we have witnessed billions of dollars pumped into the financial institutions WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED. Reckless behavior and greed have been graced with the most extravagant rewards, allowing the rich to get even richer. After receiving their bailout, A.I.G. executives resumed their plans for a retreat at a lavish resort. Meanwhile, foreclosures have risen, unemployment has soared, and misery has spread with virtually nothing being done for the millions of workers suffering from these afflictions. We cannot sit back and simply hope that things will get better. The financial executives have organized themselves and lobbied for bailouts. We must now do the same. We must organize ourselves and mount a campaign, insisting that government programs benefit the majority of the population first and foremost, not the super wealthy small minority.

Corporate Front Group gives “Defense of the American Worker” awards to Anti-Worker - Legis (tags)

EXPOSED: Senator Richard Burr and U.S. Representative Howard Coble below have among the worst records in Congress on workers’ rights. How Dare they accept an award t on “Defense of the American Worker”.

A growing number of states rebelling against the Federal Government. (tags)

Jones and Corsi tie the Illuminati into the current recession/depression and claim that the whole thing is engineered by the Illuminati. They even claim that the Mexican drug cartels are also connected to the illuminati but did not go on to explain how.

Endorse: U.S. Trade Unionists Support S. African and Australian Dockers' Boycott of Israel (tags)

Join us in publicizing the example of South African and Australian dock workers, and working toward the same kind of labor solidarity here at home.

WHY does The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace ( My Private Ballot ) (tags)

and TV Star Johnny Sacks from the Sopranos continue to Spread LIES and misinformation about the Employee Free Choice Act?

The First Phase Needed in Passing the Employee Free Choice Act is to Overturn the NLRB (tags)

Card Check Ruling on Dana-Metaldyne.

Phoenix and Tucson police report over 400 kidnappings of Americans by Mexicans (tags)

Washington, DC is too obsessed with al Qaeda and other terrorists to care about what is happening in their own backyard right now, as waves of abductions hit Phoenix and other American cities. Washington is not paying enough attention. Many wonder why not?

Can we rebuild the labor movement with the Employee Free Choice Act? (tags)

Much has been said in the United States labor movement around the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), a bill many mainstream leaders tout as the solution to the decline of unions. With the recent election of Barrack Obama and the Democratic Party holding the majority of seats in both houses of the US Congress, these same leaders have their hearts set that their millions of dollars in campaign contributions will pay off with the passage of the bill.

Workers Emergency Recovery Campaign (tags)

Below is the introduction, ten point program, and partial list of endorsers for the Workers Emergency Recovery Campaign

Crooked Stern Appointed Union Operative Fired By L.A. County for failing to return to work (tags)

SEIU gangster Andy Stern appointed an operative who was in a "No-show,no work" job at Sacramento county. The Stern gang are now spending millions of dollars with their hacks Regan and Medina implementing a wrecking operation on SEIU UHW.

New Poll by The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace is Nothing but a Big SCAM (tags)

New Poll: Obama Voters Reject Big Labor's Card Check Agenda - PR Newswire (press release),From the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace NY - 15 minutes ago - 81% of Obama voters believe that Congress should focus on other issues like jobs and health care before dealing with EFCA. 68% of Obama voters believe the ...

NUHW FORMED (tags)

The NUHW or the National Union of Health Workers formed last week by leaders of the United healthcare Workers-West on Monday, asked state officials to conduct elections at 64 healthcare facilities represented by Oakland-based UHW who wanted to join the new group. More than 10,000 workers from UHW placed under the control of the SEIU International after the UHW leadership refused to sign over 65,000 of their members to be moved to a new local that will be formed to represent the health care workers in California.

The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace Continues to Spread More Lies about the EFCA (tags)

The 500-member Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) today released a letter it delivered to every member of the 111th Congress.

Is revolution brewing in America? (tags)

As things deteriorate around the globe economically Americans are starting to realize what a bad place they are finding themselves in and that Americans for the first time since the great depression are losing jobs at an alarming rate, losing their homes, savings and the way of life they have grown accustom to

STERN'S GANG SEIZES YHW UNION HALL IN OAKLAND (tags)

This mob, thirty, maybe forty strong, mostly very nicely dressed white men for this side of struggling Oakland, was led by a young female lawyer – there were a couple of nasty ex-cops in tow, just in case. They used bolt-cutters to get through the parking-lot gates in back; they smashed their way through a second floor window, then pushed their way to the front, where they opened the doors, let in the rest of the mob in and then ended the occupation – evicting the (former) members of United Healthcare Workers-West (UHW) from their union hall, their house. “Who’s House, Our House!” No more.

Obama Issues Pro-Labor Executive Orders (tags)

In what may be considered a gift to organized labor, President Obama issued a series of Executive Orders on Friday aimed at undoing Bush-era policies involving federal contractors. Issuing executive orders is a quick way to implement labor policy - and appease unions - without enduring the time and uncertainty inherent in the legislative process. Moreover, reversing the prior administration's executive orders has become a tradition whenever a new party takes over the White House.

How to Start a Union in Ten Steps (tags)

(below are the lessons taken from a successful organizing drive in 1997) 1) Be the best worker at your workplace If you are to influence your co-workers to join a union, you’d better already have their respect at work. This doesn’t mean that you must be the absolute best, but that you are a leader and rank among one of the best. This first step is the all-important foundation for your effort, directly or indirectly affecting EVERY other step toward forming a union. It helps also to be the best liked co-worker. Not that you need to be prom-king/queen popular, but that you are easily approachable, social, and generally kind. In being so, you’ll make your job of talking with your co-workers about a union – which constitutes 95% of the work of organizing — MUCH easier. If your trust is earned as a good worker and friend, you can better expect that your ideas will be not only better received, but kept away from management during the initial stage of secrecy.

For Media, ‘Employee Free Choice Act' Promise Is One to Break (tags)

Corporate outlets suddenly discover ‘workers rights’ If corporate media really cared about workers rights, there probably would have been more than zero stories on those rights on the nightly broadcast news in the last year.And labor representatives would likely have provided more than the not quite 0.2 percent of nightly news sources found in a recent survey (Extra!, 5–6/02). Yet we are to believe that concern for workers rights drives some elite media to oppose the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA).

What's the Real Secret that big-business, SIG don't want you to know about the EFCA? (tags)

The Employee Free Choice Act does not eliminate the secret ballot. http://efcanow.blogspot.com/

Republican Senators Say They Will Hold Up Solis Nomination. (tags)

We say Solis For Labor Secretary Now!

Reid: Vote on Employee Free Choice Act card check bill, a labor priority, likely in summer (tags)

Washington — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the Senate will likely turn its attention this summer to the Employee Free Choice Act — the union organizing bill being watched in Las Vegas and across the nation.

Beware of opponents of the Employee Free Choice Act Union Busting Tactics and Lies (tags)

In recent weeks, you may have seen ads on TV or news releases or letters to the editor in your local newspaper bashing “big labor” and the Employee Free Choice Act.

Organizing Call- Workers' International Industrial Union (tags)

A call to organize under the Workers' International Industrial Union- a union for all wage workers, no matter what your job and whether you are employed or unemployed.

Bush Cheney violated all Americans constitutional rights (tags)

The National Security Agency had access to all Americans' communications -- faxes, phone calls, and their computer communications

Employee Free Choice (tags)

Unions grew under card check, and shrank under secret ballots.

Employee Free Choice Act Now - Union Civil Rights Activists Vow to Keep King’s Dream Alive (tags)

by James Parks, Jan 19, 2009 Union civil rights activists this weekend celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., by commiting to hold the new administration and Congress accountable and carry on the work they did in the 2008 election to mobilize workers in support of a strong progressive agenda.

Civil war and vigilantism gripping Mexico (tags)

To date some 7,000 Mexicans have died in this war – all attributable to the government versus the rich and powerful Mexican Drug Cartels war.

Terrorist Chicago cousins convicted of violent jihad conspiracies. (tags)

According to court records, Zubair and Khaleem Ahmed both traveled to Cairo, Egypt on May 21, 2004 with the intent to engage in acts that would result in the murder or maiming of U.S. forces.

Mexico as a failed state will require U.S. military intervention (tags)

In terms of worst-case scenarios for the Joint Force and indeed the world is Mexico a large and important country bordering the United States and could be facing a rapid and sudden collapse.

Watch out for employers' attorneys writing as guest columnists on the Employee Free Choice (tags)

January 14, 2009 By Stephanie Kraft There's no law to keep newspapers from grabbing whatever comes across an editor's desk and cramming it into a column with the discreet disclaimer "Viewpoint."

Myth vs. Reality: The REALITY is the Employee Free Choice Act Helps American Workers (tags)

As more and more working Americans struggle to make ends meet, the ability to form a union is key to the economic stability, health, and well-being of American families. Union workers’ median weekly earnings are 30 percent higher than those of non-union workers, union workers are 63 percent more likely to have employer-sponsored health insurance, and union workers are 77 percent more likely to have short-term disability benefits. According to a recent poll, nearly 60 percent of Americans would join a union if they could. (AFL-CIO, “The Union Difference: Union Advantage by the Numbers.”)

EPCC/CFAOC SUPPORTS UHW-WEST DEMANDS (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) and the Coalition of Filipino American organizations of California (CFAOC) wholeheartedly support the united voice of the rank and file workers of the United Health Care Workers -West-UHW who called for a ote for disaffiliation from SEIU International.

Workers Understand Democracy, Say Pass Employee Free Choice Act (tags)

Almost eight in 10 Americans support legislation that would make it easier for workers to join or organize labor unions, according to a new national survey from Peter D. Hart and Associates released this week.

Starbucks plans to settle another labor complaint one more reason why we need the EFCA NOW (tags)

Starbucks has reached a settlement in principle over a Michigan barista whom the National Labor Relations Board said was fired in June because of his union activities. " By Poster: This is One More Reason WHY WE NEED THE EMPLOYEE FREE CHOICE ACT NOW!" www.employeefreechoiceactnow.org/

Employee Free Choice Act NOW! (tags)

The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is legislation in the United States which aims to "amend the National Labor Relations Act to establish an efficient system to enable employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to provide for mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during organizing efforts, and for other purposes."Under current labor law.

Venezuela: Trade unionism between the servile bureaucracy and the hired killers (tags)

* In the difficult times being experienced by the Venezuelan labour movement, perhaps the most dramatic issue have been the criminal acts that kills tens of trade unionists to the passivity of the pseudo-revolutionary government and the silence of his admirers from outside the country. It speaks about it this text of El Libertario # 55, January-February 2009.

Venezuela: Trade unionism between the servile bureaucracy and the hired killers (tags)

* In the difficult times being experienced by the Venezuelan labour movement, perhaps the most dramatic issue have been the criminal acts that kills tens of trade unionists to the passivity of the pseudo-revolutionary government and the silence of his admirers from outside the country. It speaks about it this text of El Libertario # 55, January-February 2009.

Occupied building of GSEE (in Greece) (tags)

Since 8 o'clock in the morning the building of GSEE (Patision and Alexandras) is occupied. We declare the building a Liberated Workers' Zone. Open Workers' Assembly at 18.00 The Building is open to all workers all day long.

The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) NOW (tags)

The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is legislation in the United States which aims to "amend the National Labor Relations Act to establish an efficient system to enable employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to provide for mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during organizing efforts, and for other purposes.

JFAV SUPPORTS UHW (tags)

More than 300 UHW workers and allies rallied and picketted the SEIU International mock elections at the Radisson LAX Hotel last night Dec. 11 in Los Angeles. World War II veterans and leaders from JFAV and other community advocates from the Filipino American community joined the UHW rally. UHW president Sal Roselli reported that the UHW submitted more than 80,000 signatures to protest the mock elections. He said less than 10% voted. More than 40,000 protest signatures was earlier submitted to SEIU International against the elections.

What UGSOA Thinks About Their Members (tags)

Is this the kind of union you want to represent you?

Leftist Union Leaders Assassinated in Venezuela (tags)

On November 27, three leftist union leaders in the Venezuelan state of Aragua – Richard Gallardo, Luis Hernández and Carlos Requena – were gunned down by an assassin. The murder came hours after the unionists had led a workers occupation of a Colombian-owned milk plant which had been brutally broken up by state police. All three were leaders of the UNT (National Workers Union) and of the USI (Socialist Left Unity), a party which has opposed attempts by the government of Hugo Chávez to impose state control of labor, and has fought the rightist opposition backed by imperialism. They may have been murdered by assassins hired by the Colombian company, by elements connected to the police of outgoing state governor, a former Chávez ally, or by supporters of a current official of the governing United Socialist Party. In any case, despite Chávez’ socialist rhetoric, the reality of the bourgeois Bolivarian “revolution” in Venezuela today is that leftist unionists are murdered while the forces of capitalist state repression back up the bosses. While many leftists have called on the Chávez government to investigate, Trotskyists call for organizing workers defense guards and imposing workers control of production. Venezuela today is stuck at a crossroads. Building a Bolshevik-type workers party based on Trotsky’s program of permanent revolution is key.

California workers express concerns about Rite Aid management at shareholder meeting (tags)

On December 2, a representative from Lancaster, CA met with Rite Aid CEO Mary Sammons at a special shareholder meeting in New York City.

Proposition 8 Rallies Energize Queer Community (tags)

Rejecting the "safe" namby-pamby campaign against Proposition 8 that kept Queer people in the closet and lost anyway, young Gay activists are mobilizing on the Internet and holding mass rallies and marches to offer militant resistance to the anti-marriage initiative. Leo E. Laurence, who started the first Gay-liberation group in San Francisco in January 1969 (five months before Stonewall), finds these new activists reminiscent of himself and his colleagues in the late 1960's and early 1970's.

What's Going on at UGSOA? James D. Carney UGSOA President LOSES 710 members in one day. (tags)

Their is an uprising going on at UGSOA as 710 Security Police Professionals working for the State Department in Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland, Colorado, Kentucky, New Orleans, Connecticut, California, South Carolina, Arizona and New York voted to DUMP UGSOA as their collective bargaining agent on 9/10/08. This was UGSOA's Largest Local Union.

Filipino Workers to heads of G20: Creating a better world order is no more your business (tags)

Relegating the world’s future to the hands of same leaders who created the current global economic crisis is a recipe to further disaster, according to Partido ng Manggagawa (Workers Party), a militant labor party in the country which joined hundreds of other protesters in a march to the US embassy this morning in time for the G20 Summit in Washington DC.

RIght Wingers Attacking Right to Organize (tags)

Jane Hamsher at Firedoglake writes that the right wing echo chamber is working hard to derail the Employee Free Choice Act, that will help workers join unions easier, and cheaper, than ever before.

Filipino Workers hold March to protest against the GFMD (tags)

As the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) opened today in Manila, at least 5000 workers from the Philippines and other countries in every region of the world came together in one of the broadest labor mobilizations ever organized in the entire history of the global trade union movement.

THIS WEDNESDAY - Celtic New Year event at Cal State L.A. (tags)

"Lessons From A Silver Branch:" An examination of the endangered Celtic cultures, including spoken word, live music and free dance lesson. Happy Samhain, or Celtic New Year! ("Halloween" to the English)

Munich Agreement papers declassified (tags)

The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR in Russian abbreviation) has declassified archive materials related to the 1938 Munich Agreement, which triggered the most dramatic events of the 20th century.

The Future as Possibility: Elmar Altvater (tags)

The state should not be a trough for the super-wealthy. Representatives representing money and not the people are marionettes of a corrupt campaign financing system. The system must be changed if it is to survive. Call Congress 1-800-270-0309.

Hotel Workers Rising: Call for Liveable Wages and Humane Workloads (tags)

Hotel service workers of the union Unite Here! Local 19 demonstrated in front of downtown San Jose hotels. They won community support for their 2008 contract negotiations as part of a larger struggle to transform traditionally low-wage hospitality jobs into unionized family-sustaining employment nationwide.

Hexavalent chromium in TXI cement factory dust spurs lawsuit (tags)

Shared statewide concerns for residents living near cement factories regarding presence of hexavalent chromium in the cement dust, from community opposition (Clark Pacific cement in Woodland) to lawsuits (TXI cement in Riverside).

SEIU Pres Stern's Hand Picked CA Operative Investigated For Rigging Elections-Cover-up (tags)

The hand picked political operative of SEIU President Tyrone Freeman has been charged with rigging the recent elections of his 160,000 member local. There is also evidence that SEIU Pres Andy Stern for six years has been covering up charges of corruption by Freeman. This implicates Stern in organizing a corrupt convention, illegally manipulating the votes and being involved in covering up corrupt officials. The International is also involved in a raid on the independent Puerto Rican teachers union FMPR which is labor imperialism.

New Long beach Coalition, Formed (tags)

The Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and A Healthy Community was formally formed in a meeting last Monday, August 11,2008 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach after three months of existence. Attended by more than thirty community leaders, academics, volunteers and union organizers, the Coalition reviewed the actions that the group have undertaken since its first meeting last June and decided formally to form the Long Beach Coalition. Their primary aim is to consolidate their efforts and strengthen the group.

No More U.S. Super Power Status (tags)

Russia has intercontinental ballistic missiles with war heads pointed at the United States and has the capability to strike every major city in America. Both Russia and China have larger standing armies and are building there war machines much faster then the U.S., which includes their navy and air force. The U.S. has few military options to respond to the aggression in Georgia by the Russians and can only fight back with diplomatic and economic retaliation, U.S. officials say

EPCC: Tyrone Freeman Have To Answer for his Actions (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) express deep outrage over the Los Angeles investigative report of the Los Angeles Times that shows that Tyrone Freeman, a known protégé of SEIU International head Andy Stern have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars( $ 404, 510) to firms owned by Freeman’s wife and in-laws. As the organization that religiously followed the union struggle between UHW-West and the SEIU international, the LA Times article which detailed allegations of corruption within SEIU Local 6434 ,the Southern California Long Term Care Local- the EPCC have no doubt that Stern and Ana Burger had knowledge of the outrageous happenings in the Tyrone Freeman’s free-wheeling and dealings.

EPCC: TYRONE FREEMAN HAS TO GO (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) express deep outrage over the Los Angeles investigative report of the Los Angeles Times that shows that Tyrone Freeman, a known protégé of SIEU International head Andy Stern have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars( $ 404, 510) to firms owned by Freeman’s wife and in-laws. As the organization that religiously followed the union struggle between UHW-West and the SEIU international, the LA Times article which detailed allegations of corruption within SEIU Local 6334,the Southern California Long Term Care Local , the EPCC have no doubt that Stern and Ana Burger had knowledge of the outrageous happenings in the Tyrone Freeman’s free-wheeling and dealings!

SEIU Pres Stern's Key CA Operative Tyrone Freeman Linked To Corruption (tags)

SEIU Pres Andy Stern is seeking to consolidate hundreds of thousands of workers in California and force them into a homecare workers local led by hand picked LA operative Tyrone Freeman. It has now been revealed that Stern's ally is California has been using hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay his family members for video and pr services. The many workers of the local earn around $9.00 an hour

Veteran Journalist Robert Scheer Speaks in San Diego (tags)

Veteran progressive journalist Robert Scheer spoke in San Diego July 26 and 28 to promote his new book "The Pornography of Power," an exposé of the military-industrial complex and its continuing power to shape American economic and foreign policy and saddle us not only with weapons we don't need but also the irresistible temptation to use them.

Bus Riders Union - what a radical idea ! (tags)

My first visit to the Bus Riders Union meeting on 7/20/08 and boy, am I am impressed ! Enthusiastic courteous bilingual activists

UHW-West Rally Against Moves to Divide The Union (tags)

" They Say Divide US, We Say Unite Us" More than 6,000 health care workers from the United Health Workers (UHW) -West and their community supportrs all-over the west coast rallied infront of the Marriot Manhattan Beach Hotel last Monday, July 14, 2008 fro 6:00 in the morning until 3:00 in the afternoon.

Workers walk off MGM Mirage Dubai World CityCenter Site in Protest (tags)

Union leaders: We'll picket until contractor meets demands for increased safety

Workers walk off MGM Mirage Dubai World CityCenter Site in Protest (tags)

Union leaders: We'll picket until contractor meets demands for increased safety

A Tribute to Ka Bel- Crispin Beltran (tags)

On behalf of the SEIU United Health Workers-West (UHW West), the largest workers union in the West Coast of the United States representing 150,000 health care workers in California, and the Circulo Panpangueno of Southern California Inc., an umbrella organization of 22 towns in Pampanga. Philippines extend our heart-felt condolences to the bereaved family, friends and comrades of the working class hero- Ka Crispin “ Ka Bel” Beltran. Ka Bel and the UHW shared one thing in com

Message of Solidarity from the UHW-West (tags)

On behalf of the SEIU United Health Workers-West (UHW West), the largest workers union in the West Coast of the United States representing 150,000 health care workers in California, and the Circulo Panpangueno of Southern California Inc., an umbrella organization of 22 towns in Pampanga. Philippines extend our heart-felt condolences to the bereaved family, friends and comrades of the working class hero- Ka Crispin “ Ka Bel” Beltran.

Union Stages MGM Casino Protest at Foxwoods (tags)

The United Auto Workers gathered near the new MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Ledyard on Saturday to kick off the first of two days of protests against what the union calls an unfair tipping policy and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe's refusal to bargain.

May Day revival on three fronts: labor, immigrant, and antiwar (tags)

What started on May 1, 2006 as some of the largest political demonstrations in U.S. history for immigrants' rights have in 2008 brought together three fronts -- labor, immigrant, and antiwar -- in one struggle for peace and social justice.

May Day Strike Against the War Shuts Down All U.S. West Coast Ports (tags)

On May 1, every port on the West Coast of the United States was shut down to demand an end to the U.S. war and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. The historic May Day walkout by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is the first time ever that an American union has struck against a U.S. war. The union ranks defied the rulings of an arbitrator, who twice ordered them to go to work. They overcame the capitulations of the ILWU leadership, which didn't want the work stoppage in the first place, tried to water it down and cowered before the threats of legal action while waving the flag. The employers' Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) declared the May 1 port shutdown an "illegal strike." But after all the huffing and puffing from the bosses' mouthpieces, the dock workers pointed the way to defeating the imperialist war by mobilizing working-class power. In the end, it was more than a work stoppage. The dock workers' May Day strike against the war was a first step, a show of what it will take to bring down the warmongers in Washington. Their "symbolic" action was felt all the way to Iraq, where dock workers in two ports stopped work in solidarity with the ILWU. But it was only a beginning. What is needed is not only industrial action but a political offensive against the Democrats and Republicans, the partner parties of American imperialism, to build a class-struggle workers party.

Struggling for the autonomy of Venezuela’s social movements (tags)

* This editorial comes from issue #53 (May-June 2008) of El Libertario, a Venezuelan anarchist voice of ideas and proposals for action. It confirms our commitment to autonomous social mobilization, which has already begun to express itself through concrete struggles from below, as in the recent steelworkers conflict.

Maoist China foreign policy: 1970s and 1980s (tags)

The Mandate of Heaven (Excerpt). A detailed account of Maoist Chinese foreign policy is beyond the scope of this article, but some examples will illustrate the central thesis: that China’s foreign policy is in no way different from that of other world powers. The Three-Worlds Theory was used to justify Chinese alliances with right-wing reactionary governments during the 1970s and 1980s. The Third World

MGM MIRAGE STOP THE UNION - BUSTING (tags)

MGM MIRAGE NAMED AS LAS VEGAS UNION-BUSTER OF THE YEAR

All Out on May Day! (tags)

On May 1, all 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast are to be shut down by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in protest against the U.S. war on Afghanistan and Iraq. This is a historic event of international significance: labor action against imperialist war by a major American union. The strategically placed port workers in the ILWU can bring commerce with Asia to a grinding halt, and they’re about to demonstrate it. The maritime employers are already screaming, and you can bet it’s got the attention of the warmongers in Washington. All labor should take up the challenge this poses: For workers strikes against the war! Meanwhile, immigrants’ rights groups are once again mobilizing on May Day. And on April 30 and May 1, the independent truckers who move cargo to and from the docks may play an important role in a shutdown. The imperialist war on Afghanistan and Iraq is also a war on immigrants, minorities, working people and democratic rights “at home.” We need to defeat this attack here and abroad, in opposition to both the capitalist war parties. The “antiwar movement,” whose aim has always been to pressure the Democrats, is at a dead end. What’s needed is working-class action independent of the bosses. What that takes is a fundamental break from the Democratic Party and the pro-capitalist politics that infuse the labor bureaucracy.

The Healthcare Union War (tags)

Tensions between the California Nurses Association and SEIU escalate at the Labor Notes conference.

The Purple Punch-Out in Dearborn (tags)

SEIU-Backed Hotel Invasion

Open Letter to SEIU Members and Leaders on Violence at Labor Notes Conference (tags)

As SEIU members who attended the Labor Notes conference held on April 11-13, 2008 in Dearborn, Michigan, we denounce the attempts by SEIU International to violently disrupt a fundraising banquet on Saturday, April 12 attended by nearly one thousand labor activists from around the world who gathered to discuss ways to rebuild labor’s power.

AFL-CIO’s John J. Sweeney Fears “an American Nightmare!” (tags)

On April 8, 2008, John J. Sweeney said in Baltimore, MD, that the country is going down the tubes and dragging working class people with it. He’s the head of the national AFL-CIO. He added that in November: “We have an opportunity to reverse these awful trends.” On May 1, 2008, West coast dockworkers are calling a work stoppage to protest the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Perhaps, Mr. Sweeney will join them on the picket line. Stay tuned.

Tech Company Illegally Fires Cal Poly Student Workers for Unionizing (tags)

Pomona, Calif - After being subjected an unannounced pay cut from $10/hr to $8/hr, Cal Poly student marketing representatives Austin Garrido and Sarah Doolittle were fired by their employer, Uloop.com, for attempting to organize a worker's union. The students were fired from their part-time jobs 20 minutes after posting a message in an online inter-company form announcing their intention to form a union. Doolittle and Garrido have filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board.

SEIU International Attacks Labor Gathering - Conference Goers Assaulted. (tags)

When you are trying to put the movement back into the labor movement, you’re going to meet resistance.

Longshoremen to close ports on West Coast to protest war (tags)

This is called Walking the Talk. Please do all you can to publicize and support this effort.

Faith Based Groups Add Their Support to Prominent Union’s Platform for Change (tags)

Faith based organizations from across the country have lent their support to a California union’s fight to keep the labor movement democratic. United Healthcare Workers–West (UHW–West) is involved in a major dispute with its international union, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) over member involvement and democracy. The UHW–West Executive Board, led by President Sal Rosselli, recently ratified a Platform for Change that outlines a strategy to build a democratic, member-run union with the mission of truly improving workers’ lives. The faith based groups supporting this effort believe that UHW-West’s platform is the best way to ensure that workers have a real voice in running their unions. “The absence of individual voice leads to a dictatorship, said Archbishop Eric Tan Ong Veloso. “That is the reason we support UHW-West leaders Sal Rosselli and Administrative Vice President Jay Valencia’s principled stand for the union and its members.”

For Workers Strikes Against the War! ILWU to Shut Down West Coast Ports May 1 Against War (tags)

In a major step for the U.S. labor movement, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has announced that it will shut down West Coast ports on May 1, to demand an immediate end to the war and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Middle East.

D.C. Union Station "FREEZE-In"!! (tags)

March 18, 2008: A 'Freeze-In' at Union Station, Washington, D.C. USA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da6HL3j2AHg

California People’s Organizations Supports SEIU-UHW West Platform For Change (tags)

A number of community organizations and key Asian Pacific Islander leaders in California unanimously thrown their unequivocal support for SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West (UHW-West) and its Platform for Change The UHW-West Executive Board representing 150,000 health care workers in California and led by its president Sal Roselli, recently ratified its Platform for Change to express its avowed principles for building a successful international union.

ILWU to Shut Down West Coast Ports May 1 Demanding End to War in Iraq, Afghanistan (tags)

In a major step for the U.S. labor movement, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has announced that it will shut down West Coast ports on May 1, to demand an immediate end to the war and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Middle East. This is the first time in decades that an American union has decided to undertake industrial action against a U.S. war. The action announced by the powerful West Coast dock workers union, to stop work to stop the war, should be taken up by unions and labor organizations throughout the United States and internationally. And the purpose of such actions should be not to beg the bourgeois politicians whose hands are covered with blood, having voted for every war budget for six and a half years, but a show of strength of the working people who make this country run, and who can shut it down!

At the River I Stand: Black History Month Film Showing (tags)

This film shows how the determination of low-paid Black workers in 1968 in Memphis, Tenn. transformed a local labor dispute into a pivotal point in the civil rights and union movements.

Puerto Rico: All Out to Defend the Teachers’ Struggle! (tags)

We are on the threshold of a major class battle in Puerto Rico. Every day new preparations are announced for the coming strike of the Puerto Rican Teachers Federation (FMPR). With 42,000 members, a majority of them women, the FMPR represents almost all of Puerto Rico’s teachers and is by far the largest union on the island. The Shock Force of the Puerto Rican Police and National Guard are being readied to go after the strikers. The struggle of the Puerto Rican teachers affects everybody. The working class as a whole, students and parents, teachers and defenders of workers’ rights around the world must come out in defense of the FMPR! If there are mass arrests, the response must be massive blockades and spreading the struggle to the point of shutting the island down. In order to win this strike, it is necessary to prepare for a struggle not only of the teachers but within the whole workers movement against the pro-capitalist labor bureaucracy that sabotages the workers’ struggle. Above all, it is necessary to fight against illusions in and ties with bourgeois parties and politicians. It’s high time to begin building a revolutionary internationalist workers party.

West Coast Solidarity Meetings For "Freightliner Five" (tags)

There will be solidarity meetings for the fired UAW Freightliner N. Carolina workers in LA, SF, Portland and Seattle

Panama: SUNTRACS Worker martyred at protest (tags)

updates at blog

The State of the Union, Edited for Clarity (tags)

National Corporate Radio has done you an incredible favor. Now, instead of taking the time to listen to President Bush's final State of the Union speech yourself, you can instead listen to this convenient edit that includes only the highlights a busy person on the go really needs. Savor the brevity.

Bush is History!!!! (tags)

Lets celebrate! Its the last State of the Union speech Bush will give!

Save Sulukule! (Rroms in Turkey) (tags)

Urgent campaign to save Sulukule (Turkey) and protect the oldest Rrom community in the world.

Railroad workers unite ! (tags)

Organized labor in the U.S. is fast approaching a crossroads. The enormous successes of the past are under attack, putting the unions in a defensive position. Battling not only the companies but their own bureaucracy, the rank and file of various powerful unions find themselves facing extraordinary sell-out contracts approved by their “leadership,” but benefiting only the company. The struggle to defeat these sell-out contracts may well be the opening clashes of a revival of the U.S. labor movement, which has lain dormant for decades, but which by its very nature may lead to larger conflict. It is in this context that Amtrak workers have dealt a temporary blow to the trend of concession and showcased their growing political consciousness when, after bargaining for 8 years, a coalition of 10 Amtrak unions either rejected revolting tentative agreements that their union “leaders” had brokered with Amtrak, or refused to continue the seemingly now-pointless process of bargaining. This has put Amtrak workers on a collision course with management, i.e., the federal government. The creation of an “illegal” coalition of Amtrak unions to bargain – “illegal” because it violates the Railway Labor Act – was the first progressive step in increasing the power of the workers. Now nine unions are poised to strike Amtrak, and if it weren’t for a “Presidential Emergency Board” (PEB) that intervened, they’d be picketing already. The PEB – consisting of all Bush appointees – must now decide if every avenue of arbitration has been tried, when everyone already knows that it already has. The PEB was officially established on Dec. 1st, and in 60 days, if no agreement is reached, the parties will be free to act themselves. For the workers this will mean striking. For the bosses, this will mean imposing their terms of employment and destroying the gains of the past.

What Works and What Doesn't In Building A New Workers’ Movement (tags)

There are thousands of activists of one type or another who want to change society and recognize that we need a movement to do that. many of these people are in organizations and groupings, many are in Unions. What is causing the delay in the building of a new movement to throw back the present capitalist offensive. One major factor is the heads of Organized Labor, but they are not the only factor.

No to Union Busting! No on Props 94, 95, 96,97 (tags)

No to Union Busting! No on Props 94, 95, 96,97 Why does self determination preclude the right to unionize?

Bob Dylan’s Prophecy Democracy Don’t Rule the World (tags)

Bob Dylan’s lyrics from 24 years ago have now come true. Hopefully we will now turn the ship around.

rank & file roofers sweep union elections! (tags)

need support...

Students and workers protest U.C.-hired contractor (tags)

People come out to the University of California Santa Barbara campus on December 3rd to support workers who remain unpaid by a contractor hired by U.C.S.B.

Iran halted nuclear program in 2003 (tags)

Iran halted nuclear program in 2003

Riot violence is escalating in France, police groups say (tags)

Revolts are the inevitable product of the current social system. When a revolt breaks out you can’t ask yourself ‘how could it happen?’ but rather ‘how is it possible that it doesn’t happen everywhere, all the time?’. - Nights of Rage

"Solidarity Works!" Purple and Red Join Forces in Writers' Guild March (tags)

On Tuesday, November 20, the Writers Guild of America held a march on Hollywood Boulevard in which they invited their brothers and sisters in the labor movement to come out in support of their strike, now in its third week.

LA School District Not Paying Salaries (tags)

For 11 months now, some 48,000 to 78,000 employees of the Los Angeles School District have not been paid due to computer problems. This is sufficient grounds for a strike, despite the lies of the school district. The school district has breached the labor contract with the teachers and all other school employees and thus all the labor contracts have ended, making a strike legal.

Gypsy in Italy: European Resolution against racism (tags)

EveryOne Group SENT TO THE EUROPEAN ASSEMBLY LAST SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, WITH THE SUPPORT OF EXPONENTS FROM THE ITALIAN RADICAL PARTY, A DOCUMENT/MOTION APPEALING FOR A STOP TO THE DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THE GYPSY POPULATION IN ITALY. ON NOVEMBER 15 THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT PUBLISHED THE RESOLUTION ON THE APPLICATION OF DIRECTIVE 2004/38/CE, “ANSWERING” ALL THE POINTS LISTED BY EVERYONE

Union Members Help Victims of California Fires (tags)

Saturday, October 27, 2007 : Throughout Southern California, central labor councils and union locals are mobilizing to make sure their union brothers and sisters affected by the devastating fires receive all the help they need to get back on their feet. At least 18,000 homes have been destroyed and 14 people killed in the 16 blazes that have ravaged 500,000 acres?an area about twice the size of New York City?over the past six days.

Rumblings in the depths of the UAW (tags)

They still prevail but the contract rejections at Chrysler shook the UAW bureaucracy and the employers and are a glimpse of what is to come. And many of the new hires will likely be in the forefront of it.

UAW Sellout at GM and Chrysler (tags)

Corrupt UAW bosses sell out their rank and file

America's Energy Wars - A New Front - Africa (tags)

With the U.S. military announcing this week that it is opening up what it is calling The Africa Command

Oct. 19-21 IMF/WB actions update #3 (tags)

This update provides a quick glimpse into how the organizing for the October 19-21 mobilization against the IMF/World Bank annual meetings is going. Read it to find out about our outreach activities, new endorsers of the mobilization, how to plug in, and more.

Deliberate Lies, Strange Deaths and Agression to the World Economy (tags)

Fidel Castro denounced that the United States government is using unimaginable economic means to defend a right that violates the sovereignty of all the other countries...

Demise of Wonder Bread in So. California May Be Exaggerated (tags)

Sources say Interstate Brands will truck product in from Henderson, Nevada as it did when it closed its Boise bakery; purported "exit" is for purposes of labor law to screw union bakery workers and drivers.

Immigrant Groups Launch Boycott against Western Union (tags)

Immigrant groups launch boycott against Western Union. Press conference and rally in Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 10, 2007. For more info: http://www.boycottwesternunion.net Thanks to Sylvester Rivers from KPFK Los Angeles for the great report!

Bush administration's North American Union SPP plan reveals a totalitarian agenda (tags)

The SPP, is basically an ominous "merger" of the largest corporations in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, with the governments of these societies, further backed with U.S. military and comprehensive police enforcement. The so-called Montebello summit of North American leaders, was a mere dress rehearsal of a clique of well-documented Neo-Nazi interests that seek to create a fascist state. In the Neo Nazi sponsored NAU, the people will have what American colonists referred to as "taxation without representation",with added oppression.

Venezuela: Workers control under attack-Struggle at Sanitarios Maracay (tags)

workers control

"Continuous Operations" and "Elimination of Unit Breaks" Exposes ILWU (tags)

The "Continuous Operations" and "Elimination of Unit Breaks" agreement signed by Ugles & Co. of ILWU Local 19 Seattle exposes union officers as hypocrites in the fight for clean air in our port communities.

Workers' Rights Violated by One of L.A.'s Largest Real Estate Developers (tags)

Lawsuit Filed Against Thomas Gilmore and Associates

Unprecedented Sell-Out by Ugles & Co. in ILWU Local 19, Seattle (tags)

Five months before organized West Coast longshore workers are set to begin bargaining for a new contract with the employers association, union officers in one ILWU local are already starting to give away some key historic gains of waterfront workers

Mexico: Mobilisationcontinutes for the release of student activists (tags)

solidarity

Mexico: Students arrested- urgent solidarity needed (tags)

solidarity with the Mexican revolution

UN approves Darfur force of up to 26,000 (tags)

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to authorize up to 26,000 troops and police in an effort to stop attacks on millions of displaced civilians in Sudan’s Darfur region.

Scientists mobilizing to fight President Bush (tags)

More than 60 influential scientists, including 20 Nobel laureates, are mobilizing scientists and citizens alike to push for reforms that will protect our health, safety, and environment. The Scientific Integrity Program from the Union of Concerned Scientists http://www.ucsusa.org/scientific_integrity/

Building Bridges Radio: Barbara Ehrenreich Covering the Class War; I.W.W. vs Starbucks (tags)

WBAI'S Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 27.5 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW

Letter to the Philippine President on widespread violations of human, democratic, workers' (tags)

The Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) hereby raises to your office as Chief Executive of the land our concerns about the reports that at the International Labor Organization Conference Committee on Standards meeting held in Geneva, the Philippine representative rejected said committee's recommendation for the ILO to send a high-level mission to the Philippines to look into the case of involuntarily disappeared and murdered trade union activists and leaders.

Joma wants terror tag lifted (tags)

xiled communist leader Jose Maria Sison hit the Dutch embassy in Manila and the Philippine government for defying a European Union Court order, which has ruled that his rights were violated when he was included in list of terrorists by the European Union. Sison said the European Union’s Court of Justice has ruled in his favor but the Dutch embassy in Manila and Philippine government have insisted that he remains in the terrorist watch list.

Chrysler, Globalization, and Labor's response (tags)

The UAW will confront Detroit auto makers at the bargaining table in July for a new national contract. In what will prove to be one of the UAW’s biggest challenges since the union’s birth, this contract will bear the imprint of the wholesale restructuring of the American auto industry. When Cerberus Capital Management paid $7.4 billion to take control of Chrysler on May 13, 2007, the challenge to the Union was official: “Are you ready to negotiate with a private equity firm which specializes in gutting troubled companies?” The UAW’s position on Chrysler will undoubtedly influence negotiations with General Motors and Ford. Cerberus wants to cut costs to make money off its investment. Contract talks open up a golden opportunity for the bosses to cut costs at the expense of the workers on the assembly lines. Cutting benefits which previous generations sacrificed, fought for and in some instances, died for, is what is at risk for auto workers in 2007.

Double Victory For Bally Casino Workers (tags)

Dealers, Security Officers at Bally's Casinos In Atlantic City Vote for Union Representation

Preparing for Martial Law, Part 2: Enforcement and Infrastructure (tags)

Whelp folks, I hate to be the pallbearer at our country's funeral, but I am here to inform you, in case you missed it on Fox News, that the apparatus for martial law is being quietly, but steadily, implemented. If one has been paying attention to the laws that are getting passed over the last few years we can see the telltale signs that we are getting closer and closer to such a scenario. Not only is this government setting up the legal framework for martial law, but they are also setting up the policing apparatus and infrastructure to carry it out.

North American Union Plan Headed To Congress In Fall (tags)

same perps as 911

EPCC Joins Bus Riders Protest against Racist MTA Bus Fare Hike; How About Our Iraq Money? (tags)

Last May 24, scores of Filipinos belonging to the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) and People’s CORE from Historic Filipinotown came to the MTA headquarters at the Union Station s to protest the proposed 200% MTA bus fare hike. They were in solidarity with the Bus Riders Union (BRU) and the hundreds of Angelinos who expressed their outrage over the bus fare increase.

North American union plan headed to Congress in fall (tags)

this is when the money will change to world paper currency...be ready....

Corporate abuse exposing unfair labor practices in violation of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (tags)

This Website: corporate-misconduct.com is designed to inform the viewer and listener the time has come to see the world as it is regarding matters of grave importance concerning corporate abuse and unfair labor practices.

L.A. gang members go union (tags)

'They take that street toughness that puts them into Corcoran or Pelican Bay [state prisons] and put it into this.... What we require is no fear. They're perfect for us.' Robbie Hunter, president of the Ironworkers Union

Longshore Workers Honor Picket Line, Shut Down War Cargo Shipper in Oakland (tags)

This can be an important first step toward the mobilization of workers power to shut down the war machine, but that requires a sharp struggle against the bourgeois politics of the antiwar groups and union officialdom. The OEA calls for money for schools not for war, as if it were a matter of budget priorities, and the PAC poster made a social-patriotic pitch to “Bring the Troops Home Now, and give them the care they need.” Such “peace is patriotic” rhetoric is a staple of the UPFJ, but all the antiwar coalitions make similar appeals to garner support from Democratic Party liberals. Revolutionaries and class-conscious workers, in contrast, emphasize that this imperialist war must be opposed by class war.

Immigrant Workers Union statement against new immigration proposal (tags)

Immigrant Workers Union denounces the new senate immigration bill for militarizing borders, breaking up families, and criminalizing workers.

California Governor In League With Union Criminals (tags)

A Los Angeles union proves to secretly deal with the Governor & other political parties, & they have corrupted our Justice System.

Grocery Workers in Negotiations (tags)

Once again, workers at Ralph's, Albertson's, and Vons are in negotiations to try and regain healthcare benefits and eliminate a 2-tier wage structure.

UGSOA Guest Speaker faces theft probe (tags)

The founder of a District-based labor union for special police officers and security guards is facing a criminal investigation into whether he misspent pension dues.

The Mexican Revolution Surges Forward (tags)

Millions of workers and students on strike: report of the first 12 hours of the May 2 strike Just six months after Calderon assumed the presidency and the anti-fraud movement and the APPO were defeated, the situation in Mexico is heating up again. The previous showdown over the elections and the revolutionary struggle in Oaxaca solved nothing. The bourgeois, foolishly, perhaps believed that the working class was finished, and that the struggle was over. They will not be able to maintain that opinion any longer. Carrying on from the magnificent struggles in March against the attacks of the weak Calderón government, a general strike was called earlier this week on May 2 - the first general strike in Mexico since 1916.

Community Organizers Demand the Resignation of Chief Bratton. (tags)

Police in Riot Gear, Nightsticks Ready at MacArthur Park (tags)

Protest at LAPD headquarters to rally against the violence police inflicted on a peaceful crowd at MacArthur Park yesterday.

New, improved unions (tags)

New, improved unions

750 Private Screeners working at 2 Airports will soon have Union Rights (tags)

750 Private Screeners working at KC Airport and Rochester Airport in NY will soon be voting to have Union Rights.

Corporate abuse: Unfair labor practices exposing violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (tags)

This Website: corporate-misconduct.com is designed to inform the viewer and listener the time has come to see the world as it is regarding matters of grave importance concerning corporate misconduct and unfair labor practices. Duration of Audio 0:18:22

Hilton Hotels Face Serious Dilemma (tags)

Hilton Hotel chain target of boycotts and demonstrations after banning Cuban officals in continued efforts to enforce U. S. blockade abroad.

Labor Union - Labor Department to act on employee safety equipment (tags)

WASHINGTON (AP)Labor Union — The Labor Department has agreed to issue rules outlining an employer’s responsibility for the cost of workers’ safety equipment — two months after a lawsuit by the AFL-CIO and the United Food and Commercial Workers seeking such regulations. www.LABORUNIONRESOURCES.ORG

Tom Morello's Revolution Will Not Be Amplified (tags)

THE NIGHTWATCHMAN'S SONGS OF ACTIVIST SOLIDARITY

House Passes Employee Free Choice Act (tags)

After more than five hours of historic debate, the House of Representatives passed the most important labor law reform legislation in 70 years.

SPFPA union drive targets casino security guards (tags)

The SPFPA announced Friday that it filed papers this week with the New Jersey Casino Control Commission to begin organizing security officers working at 11 Atlantic City casinos.

Leo Lincoln? (tags)

Struass was fond of praising British imperialism and Caesarism for their "prudence and moderation." Aggressive, dictatorial, militaristic nationalism is Straussian principle #2. Struassian Principle #3 is aggressive lying and #4 is fake religiosity.

The Peoples’ Counter State of the Union Message (tags)

George W. Bush, the Liar-in-Chief, did his thing on Tuesday night, Jan. 23, 2007. He delivered another one of his so-called “State of the Union” messages to the Congress, on Capitol Hill. Outside the building, however, by the reflective pool, activists, like: Col. Ann Wright, Medea Benjamin, Jeffrey Milliard and Travis Morales, offered a true representation of the state of our nation. They demanded an end to the Iraqi War and bringing our troops home.

GWB's State of the Union (tags)

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Bush's Key Talking Point for State of the Union Address (tags)

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BTL:White House Moves to Build New Generation of Nuclear Weapons (tags)

Interview with Lisbeth Gronlund, co-director and senior scientist, with the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Scientists' Report Documents ExxonMobil’s Tobacco-like Dis-info Campaign on Global Warming (tags)

[Along with Government interference in reports and speeches by it's own scientists, this article helps to explain why Americans are not marching in the streets about climate change.]

BTL: Union Campaign to Organize Smithfield Workers at... (tags)

...World's Largest Slaughterhouse~Interview with Gene Bruskin, organizer with the United Food & Commercial Workers Union, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Against the repression in Oaxaca, Anti-capitalist class struggle! (tags)

For several months the town of Oaxaca, capital of the Mexican State of the same name, has been the center (of a movement) of important struggles which have undergone (or suffered) repeated attacks by the forces of repression (police, army and paramilitary) with many victims: at the end of November the toll was 22 dead and 34 disappeared.

Stop Fascist Aggression in the Basque Country! (tags)

Two new fascist attacks have been reported to the police in Vitoria in the Basque Country. The first attack took place on December 12 at 10:15am in front of the headquarters of the UGT, in the Metalworkers' Federation, when UGT union members, with thirty years experience, attempted to seek refuge from the aggression of an individual of around 30 years of age who had attacked them on the streets as they put up posters. The man was able to gain access to UGT headquarters, with the passivity and then collaboration of the security guard, José Víñas who worked for the security company, Vinsa. He was equally aggressive with the two union members for putting up posters with his photo (Víñas is a known fascist who met regularly with a group of fascists at the UGT headquarters. One fascist was able to gain access to the UGT headquarters and provoke a problem

Stop Union Busting on the Waterfront! (tags)

In a show of solidarity ILWU Local 10 voted for a port-wide shutdown in support of the IBU & MMP workers. This is call for all union members and their allies to join us on the picket line Pier 31/33, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, December 9, 2006 at 10 AM.

4:00 pm - City engineers union protesting at LAX. (tags)

4:00 pm - City engineers union protesting at LAX. About 200 protesters there now. The union is in dispute with city over wage equity with other professionals in their field.

Union president Pinatay sa ambush sa Laguna (tags)

panayam ng PSN kay Arman Albarillo, Secretary General ng Bayan (Bagong Alyansang Makabayan) -Southern Tagalog ang pagpatay kay Iñoza ay posibleng kagagawan na naman ng gobyerno para supilin ang karapatan ng mga manggagawa. "Ito ay isa na namang uri ng pananakot sa hanay ng mga manggagawa para mapagbigyan ang kagustuhan ng mga dayuhang kapitalista" dagdag pa ni Albarillo.

Greece: Student severely bStudent severely beaten by undercover policemen, right after the (tags)

Student severely beaten by undercover policemen, right after the 17N demonstration

Chronology of Events in Oaxaca and Mexico (tags)

A brief report from Gustavo Esteva, Oliver Frohling and myself of what is happening in Oaxaca, to add more information, yesterday november the 2nd. the people resist an attempt of the Federal Police to take the university and shot down the radio station that is the comunication sistem of the movement against the local governor. please share it with does that could be interested. love to all Sergio Beltrán (yeyo)

Fear of the Working Class At Home And Internationally Stirs Some Debate Among the Bankers (tags)

There is growing concern among sections of the capitalist class that the rising opposition to their global offensive and the market will get out of control.

Schwarzenegger, Rove, Bush, and Fascism (tags)

Thinking about voting for Schwarzenegger--or not voting at all for Governor? Please refresh your memory about Schwarzenegger's family heritage, and please consider Schwarzenegger's own words: "I was always dreaming about very powerful people - dictators and things like that...people who could be remembered for hundreds of years."

Amazing lies cops cook up to cover their asses (tags)

It's amazing the lies cop will cook up to cover themselfs and their fellow crooked cops. Did you know that your body turns into alcohol as it decomposes? That's the fairy tail these cops want us to beleive.

Union dumps stealth neo-Nazi school board candidate (tags)

Joe Turner, a stealth neo-Nazi candidate for the San Bernardino Unified City School District, was dumped last night by Chapter 183 of the California School Employees Association after his links to white supremacist groups were revealed. In the below photograph, Turner is shown talking with neo-Nazi skinheads at the anti-day laborer protest in Laguna Beach in July 2005. The skinhead to his immediate left wearing a cowboy hat is holding up a sign that Turner brought to the demonstration. Many people can attest to the fact that Turner and other SOS members protested along with neo-Nazis for several hours that day. This photo can be found at: http://la.indymedia.org/news/2005/07/133887.php

Union endorses closet neo-Nazi for San Bernardino City School Board (tags)

In the below photograph, Joseph Turner, closet neo-Nazi and founder of Save Our State, a virulently racist anti-immigrant group, mingles with a crowd of flag-waving skinheads at an anti-day laborer center rally that took place in Laguna Beach in July 2005. Turner is wearing a light blue shirt and dark gray khaki pants on the far left in this photograph.

Bus Riders Union at City Hall (tags)

Audio clips from today's action at City Hall.

Arizona AG finds a novel way to steal money from Lations (tags)

Racist Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard finds a novel way to steal money from Latinos and raise millions for the State of Arizona. If your a Latino and have money which you can't proved you earned legally the state will steal the money from you.

Perspective on Palestine, by a UTLA member (tags)

There are many reasons why the cancellation of a meeting at UTLA on the Palestinian question is just wrong.

Labor Union News (tags)

About Labor Union News-Labor unions have benefited greatly from the communications capabilities provided by the Internet: thousands of sites overflow with a wealth of information regarding news, issues and policies of labor unions both regional and global. I've collected some of these resources here, to serve as a starting point for those doing research on labor unions, looking for a specific group, or simply wanting to learn more about the state of unions today.

Labor must take the road of class struggle! (tags)

A Working Class Emancipation labor bulletin

UGSOA-Court Halts UGSOA Union Officials’ Attempt to Undermine Florida’s Right to Work Law. (tags)

Union hierarchy unlawfully threatened to have Tampa Federal Courthouse security officers fired for refusal to pay union dues

Labor Union Resources (tags)

Labor Union Resources is designed to provide help to U.S. Workers in their efforts at organizing themselves and their co-workers into labor unions. It is also a resource for Union Leaders to assist in their operations, organizing, and bargaining efforts.

FILIPINO WORKERS IN THE U.S. FIGHT FOR THEIR RIGHTS (tags)

Thousands of FIlipino workers in the hospitals, hotels and ships all over the United States went on strike to fight for their rights. Thousands of them in the different unions are poised to fight for their rights until next year

Wilmington Says No to Minuteman Invasion (tags)

A handful of minutemen attempted to invade and disrupt the annual Union Labor Day picnic but are led out by union workers and police.

$95,000 IN NASPSO PENSION FUND MISSING. (tags)

CALEB A. GRAY-BURRISS REMOVED AS TRUSTEE OF NASPSO PENSION PLAN BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Warning to the Teachers of Oaxaca, Beware the US Trojan Horse (tags)

Oaxaca teachers are taking the lead in the struggle against injustice, but a Trojan Horse is headed their way.

The Neo-Fascist Federal United States Coup D'etat (tags)

The U.S. actually has 2 governments. One "Continental" Republic Union of 50 States, and One "Federal" United States. Two nations foreign to each other. The NeoCons use the "Federal" loophole to evade the law. As a dual citizen your remedy is the Right of Allocution.

STARBUCKS INFAMY: IWW Organizer Daniel Gross Terminated for Union Activity! (tags)

TAKE ACTION NOW! The Starbucks "investigation" of IWW member Daniel Gross concluded today with his termination after more than three years of organizing at the company.

Building Bridges Radio: Union Rights For Eight Million At Stake! (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 26 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW

"At Work" Exhibit: Free Screening of "Salt of the Earth" (tags)

In conjunction with the exhibit, "At Work: The Art of California Labor," El Pueblo Historical Monument will screen a FREE screening of the classic film, "Salt of the Earth", on Friday, July 28 at 8 PM.

SALVADORAN GOVERNMENT TAKES ADVANTAGE OF VIOLENCE TO REPRESS THE UNION MOVEMENT. (tags)

After yesterday’s violent acts outside the National University that took the lives of two anti-riot police during a protest of increased bus fares, the Salvadoran government is utilizing this situation to once again express its anti-union position

SPFPA WINS PRECEDENT SETTING DECISION. SCREENERS WIN THE RIGHT TO UNIONIZE WITH SPFPA! (tags)

“We believed we were right all along. A different outcome would have had an effect on all security professionals throughout the country. We stood our ground and we won!" Steve Maritas, Director of organizing for the country’s biggest union of security police professionals union.

Is the West Experiencing its "Afghanistan"? (tags)

Captive in its foreign policy loss of reality, the Soviet Union was provoked to an invasion, suffered its "Vietnam," was internationally identified as an aggressor, lost its respect and endured a demoralization that led to the collapse of the Soviet Empire.

Will the US Bomb Minsk? (tags)

The US initiator of illegal wars with hundreds of thousands of dead, the inventor of torture light and extraordinary rendition reproaches the Belarus president for fundamentally undemocratic elections and violation of human rights by political repression.

Securitas Security Professionals Working at Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant Vote SPFPA YES (tags)

Securitas tries to underhandedly have trainees vote in this election to undermine the vote in favor of them!

AN EYEWITNESS TO THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR (tags)

THIS YEAR MARKS THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BEGINNING OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR.

BOYCOTT WAL-MART! (tags)

THE RACE TO THE BOTTOM STOPS HERE!

ROF. SISON EXPOSES BEFORE EUROPEAN COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE (tags)

Lecturers back boycott of Israeli academics (tags)

Critics of state policies exempt from sanction · Narrow vote welcomed by Palestinian groups

Worldwide Wars and Anti-Military Options (tags)

The author suggersts three reasons for the nerve-wracking calm in Germany: 1) objective and very cruel mass unemployment, 2) self-stigmatization and 3) people don't think there is anything to share. At the end he urgers: Be IMI-Instinctively Mainstream Ignoring.

When Liberal Non-Profits Exploit: LA Workers Are Fighting For Their Rights (tags)

Los Angeles, California--In 2002, the Fund for Public Interest Research (FFPIR) closed one of its LA offices. Management gave no reason for the abrupt closure, but employees alleged in an LA Weekly article that the office had been shut down because they filed a petition to organize a union.

In April of 2006, the Fund closed another city office, almost a year after workers successfully won their own union election through the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). That time management told employees it was because of a failure to hire new administration officials, but union members say the company refused to negotiate and even retaliated against them with hiring freezes and bogus terminations.

Now there is one organized office remaining in LA, and it’s struggling to exist amid an eight month hiring freeze and claims that the company is outsourcing work and defrauding employees.

Brazil: CONLUTAS congress (tags)

A new setback for the Brazilian and Latin American workers at the hands of the ex-Trotskyist left of the World Social Forum

JOSE MARIA SISON VERSUS COUNCIL OF EUROPEAN UNION, (tags)

On Tuesday 30 May 2006 from 9 :30 a.m. onward, the Court of First Instance of the European Communities will examine the legality of the antiterrorist list adopted by the Council of the European Union in the case of Filipino professor Jose Maria Sison. Can the Ministers of the 25 European countries qualify a person as a terrorist and exclude him from economic life with neither evidence nor due process? The stake is crucial for all the defenders of fundamental rights in Europe.

Wage War Against Regime, Attack Institutions, Nerve Serve, Nerve Salute The Regime (tags)

I am encouraging concerted and coordinated attacks against the regime and their democracy. We are better off dead. They are forcing injections and medical procedures on the innocent. Los Angeles and San Francisco are ground zero

Filipinos—Forgotten Heroes of the UFW (tags)

Filipino labor leaders played pivotal roles in organizing labor unions and fighting for farm workers’ rights

BTL:Bush Administration Accused of Distorting Science Like... (tags)

...No Other Administration ~ Interview with Lexi Shultz, Washington representative for Scientific Inquiry, at the Union of Concerned Scientists, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Precarious of the World! (tags)

May Day is a response to the crisis of traditional union representation. The loss in influence and fighting strength of the unions has its cause in the changed working conditions in so-called post-Fordism. The eight-hour day is increasingly replaced.

1886 The Haymarket Riot (tags)

Source: John J. Flinn. "History of the Chicago Police from the Settlement of Community to the Present Time" Chicago, Police Book Fund, 1887. Municipal Reference Collection, Chicago Public Library. "The police followed the retreating anarchists and sent deadly volleys into their midst (p.319)"

BTL:Use of Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Iran Would Kill Hundreds of Thousands (tags)

Interview with Dr. Kurt Gottfried, chairman of the Union of Concerned Scientists, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Dodge City, Ks.: Workers won't face penalties for protests at Excel plant (tags)

Workers won't face penalties for protests at Excel plant GARANCE BURKE Associated Press Several hundred workers briefly walked off the job at a Dodge City meatpacking plant Tuesday after company officials disciplined employees for missing work to protest proposed federal immigration laws a day earlier, union leaders said.

French government withdraws “First Job Contract,” enlists unions in assault on job securit (tags)

President Jacques Chirac and Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin announced yesterday that new legislation will be drawn up to replace the “First Job Contract” (CPE), which sparked a massive wave of protests and strikes in recent weeks. Leaders of the trade unions, some student unions and “left” political parties immediately declared the shift marked a decisive victory for the anti-CPE movement and signalled their intention to halt further mass mobilisations against the government.

AMERICAN LABOR MUST LEAD THE FIGHT FOR FULL CITIZENSHIP RIGHTS FOR IMMIGRANTS (tags)

WORKERS, STUDENTS SUPPORT FULL CITIZENSHIP RIGHTS FOR IMMIGRANTS

French unions hold talks with government in move to end “First Job Contract” strikes (tags)

France’s major trade unions and student unions, a total of twelve organizations operating under the umbrella of the Intersyndicale, held a joint meeting in Paris Wednesday morning to coordinate negotiations with the Gaullist government over the “First Job Contract” (CPE). Five trade unions—CGT (General Confederation of Labour), CFDT (French Democratic Confederation of Labour), FO (Workers Power) and two management unions, the CFTC and the CFE-CGC—later held separate discussions with deputies from the ruling Union for a Popular Majority (UMP) party. Other unions will meet with the government in the coming days.

France: As millions protest government attacks, unions signal retreat on “First Job Contra (tags)

An estimated 2 to 3 million striking workers and students demonstrated throughout France yesterday against the Gaullist government’s “First Job Contract” (CPE) legislation, matching the turnout at a similar day of action on March 28. Tuesday’s strikes and protests followed President Jacques Chirac’s announcement last Friday that he had officially ratified the CPE, which permits employers to dismiss young workers without cause during their first two years of employment.

DESTRUCTION OF BRITISH DEMOCRACY (tags)

BRITISH DEMOCRACY is being destroyed by a TOTALITARIAN DICTATORSHIP The BRITISH people are in peril

Bush's Immigration Trap (tags)

Labor: Organize the Unorganized!

Imperial Irrationalism (tags)

The new social and national demagogy entirely comaprable to German fascism conjures away the social question from mass consciousness..Rightwing ideologists know that the war goal and war are irrational.

Campaign for justice in Bhopal (tags)

On December 3, 1984 the world's worst industrial disaster attacked the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal. Twenty-one years later, the death toll has risen to more than twenty thousand, with thirty people still dying every month due to exposure-related illnesses and more than 150,000 living with them. Dow bought Union Carbide in 2001, purchasing its assets as well as its liabilities. Dow set aside $2.2 billion to pay off former Union Carbide asbestos workers in United States but refuses to pay the liabilities in India. University of Texas students are protesting against this apartheid.

BTL:Critics Concerned Over Possible White House Plan to Resume Dangerous... (tags)

...Plutonium Reprocessing. ~ Interview with Ed Lyman, senior staff scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Cops even violate the civil rights of fellow cops! (tags)

Hell the NYPD pigs even violate the civil rights of their fellow cops when they spy on them!

Valley Congressional Candidate replies to State of Union (tags)

Byron De Lear, Green Party candidate for Congress in the Valley's 28th District, is featured in Green video rebuttals to Bush's State of the Union speech.

Green Video rebuttals to State of Union speech (tags)

Byron De Lear, Green Party candidate for Congress in the Valley's 28th District, is featured in Green video rebuttals to Bush's State of the Union speech.

Green Party prepares rebuttal to Bush's State of the Union address (tags)

Green response to Bush and to the Democrats' rebuttal will include: call for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq; White House crimes and impeachment; need for National Health Insurance and dramatic steps to curb global warming.

1/31 6 PM -10 PM: Los Angeles State of Union Speech After Party!!! (tags)

(almost) everyone is invited to the state of the Union Speech After-Party with food, drinks, games and intelligent conversations.

Competition leads to Unemployment without Taxation (tags)

To create jobs, the profits from the Common Market must be brought back into the economy as investments.. Competition leads to higher unemployment without the recycling of profits.

Protest: Jan 31, Bush Step Down (tags)

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, as Bush delivers his State of the Union address, throughout the country, we will bring the noise and drown out Bush's lies

Drown Out Bush! -TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 - 5:00 PM (tags)

5:00 PM - Gather at Hollywood & Highland 6:00 PM - Noise & March - Drown out Bush! 7:00 PM - Rally at CNN (Sunset & Cahuenga)

Is Finland going to be part of Russia? (tags)

How about Texas selecting Tarja, who told on his speech "It would be a blessing for Finland to join Soviet Union in a peaceful manner. At the same time we would be able to get rid of capitalist yoke, since capitalism will die anyway in the next 20 years. Finland together with Soviet Union cold be forerunner towards a communist society".

Japanese Whaling launches Consumer Boycotts and a Union Blackban (tags)

The whaling factory ship has stopped and the hunters are out hunting in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. Once again Greenpeace activists have put their inflatable zodiacs into the water to try and form a human shield between harpoon and whale. Tensions are higher after the collision of the Nisshin Maru and Arctic Sunrise. Maybe there are things which people on dry land can do as well, such as boycotting Gordon's seafood products, and products of other companies invested in by the Nissui Company.

NYC Transit Strike: Union Power vs. Class Collaboration (tags)

Strikers Defy Taylor Law

Bush Step Down-Massive Protests Jan 31 & Feb 4th (tags)

http://www.worldcantwait.org

Building Bridges Radio:NYC Transit Strike Over - Struggle for a Just Contract Continues (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program - TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW

California Left Candidates for 2006 Elections (tags)

The State Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party has endorsed a full slate of 2006 candidates for statewide offices.

S. KOREA. MIGRANTS IN STRUGGLE... (tags)

WE'VE GOT THE VICTORY! MTU's (Migrant Workers' Trade Union) English statement

UGSOA is Losing Members by The Hundreds - 387 in Less Then 2 Months (tags)

What's going on at UGSOA ? It seems President Jim Vissar is once again trying to deceive the members into thinking that the UGSOA International union is financially sound, when it reported Total Net Assets of Just $56,969 dollars or .17 cents per member. This Financially Broke Storefront Union is in Serious Trouble.

Another Opportunity To Halt The Employers’ Offensive Arises (tags)

New York Transit workers take a step in the right direction but must broaden their demands and link with wider sections of the working class

BTL:Global Warming Conference in Montreal Turns Back U.S. Attempt to... (tags)

...Derail Kyoto Treaty ~ Interview with Alden Meyer, energy special with Union of Concern Scientists, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Protest to Tell Levi's to Respect Worker's Rights! (tags)

What: Join Sweatshop Watch in a festive holiday protest to demand that Levi’s take responsibility for violations of labor rights. When: Saturday, December 17, 2005; 11am sharp-12noon (meet at 10:30am outside of the store) Where: CA Levi’s Store on Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade 1409 3rd Street Promenade (near Santa Monica Boulevard) Santa Monica, CA 90401

S. KOREA. Migrant Workers in Struggle (tags)

Migrant workers in S. Korea’s capital Seoul are occupying the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC, actually a part of the S. Korean government). Here a report from the situation yesterday and today, local Korean time.

Rice Threatened EU to Retain US Control over Internet (tags)

This letter was sent to the EU regarding global governance of the Internet.

Longing for the North (tags)

Finland has the highest productivity in the EU and the lowest rich-poor differential. Inequality is not a panacea. According to a 2004 study, the Scandinavian model is the best protection against increasing income differences and poverty rates.

"The Days of the US Empire are Numbered" (tags)

"I love the US but I hate the American empire.. The US cou9ld escape a sudden downfall if it recognizes economic equality, appears as one country among others and abandons its military presence in the 140 countries where it presently stations troops.:"

Building Bridges Radio: New York University - Union Buster (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 27 or 10 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW.

¡La Cólera Y La Violencia Proletarias De Los Suburbios Franceses Anuncian... (tags)

El puño de hierro de Sarkozy es el puño de hierro de la burguesía, de una clase que espera mantener su dominación sobre toda la sociedad y su sistema de explotación del proletariado.

Rebuild Louisiana rally demands jobs, housing (tags)

BATON ROUGE, La. — Sporting union, NAACP and ACORN T-shirts, more than 1,000 rallied here Oct. 29 for jobs, living wages, affordable housing and public services for south Louisiana. Gov. Kathleen Blanco, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney and the Rev. Al Sharpton were joined by rank-and-file workers and community activists in calling for a rebuilding program that puts victims of Katrina and Rita first. Speakers also called on the federal government to supply grants, not loans, to local governments for basic services.

Building Bridges Radio:Assassination of Nestle Philippines Union Leader Mumia on Katrina (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK.

URGENT SOLIDARITY NEEDED: SUPPORT THOSE ARRESTED PROTESTING NEO-NAZIS IN TOLEDO, OH! (tags)

This is an emergency request for bail money for people arrested at the anti-Nazi demonstration in Toledo, OH. Please Western Union money to Chris Fox in Kent, OH. Call him at 330-389-0891 once the money is wired.

The Employers Can Be Stopped Starting With Delphi (tags)

The capitalist's offensive against Delphi workers can be thrown back but not without returning to the methods of the thirties

Labor and civil rights groups: We demand jobs, justice in Gulf (tags)

Oct. 29 rally in Baton Rouge to demand a ‘new direction’ for U.S. Gulf Coast union leaders hailed an action campaign launched by the AFL-CIO Sept. 30 to defend workers’ wages and rebuild their hurricane-torn states while turning the nation in a new direction that puts “people before profits.”

Building Bridges Rad:Assassination of Nestle Philippines Union Leader & Mumia on Katrina (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 26.5 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK.

Hilton Workers Fight for a Better Future (tags)

After just over a year of secret underground organizing, workers at downtown Glendale Hilton hotel make their campaign for better working conditions and union recognition public.

Venezuelan trade union leaders discuss way forward for the revolution (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

There's an explanation for all this (tags)

“It will be a hard pill for many Americans to swallow--the idea of doing with less so that big business can have more...Nothing that this nation, or any other nation, has done in modern economic history compares with the selling job that must be done to make people except this reality.” (Business Week 10-12-74.)

British Trade Union Congress unaimously supports Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

SCAF with IWW and the Harbor Truckers March on Labor Day (tags)

Families with happy faces are bathing in a sea of american flags, proudly holding their union's banner and some signs, most of them telling us "Teachers are the real action heroes" and "Nurses are the real action heroes" (we loved these signs!).

Comparison: USA v. USSR (tags)

Is life today in the USA like life yesterday in the USSR? The inexorable conflict between the totalitarian government’s need for repression and man’s desire for freedom can only be resolved by revolution.

Unions Step Up Organizing of IT Workers, Outsourcing Fight (tags)

Workers of the tech world unite - unionize.

BTL:United Farmworkers Union Organizes at Guimarra Vineyards After...... (tags)

...Heatstroke Deaths ~ Interview with Marc Grossman, of the United Farmworkers Union, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Sept 7 Public Hearing Expands Ad Seg Torture, the power of a crowd is needed (tags)

California Dept of Corrections (& rehab - what a joke) has called a public hearing to expand the minimum time in the hole without a review hearing from 30 days to 90 days for some infractions, as long as six months MINIMUM for others. This punishes the mentally ill and children as there are no phone calls and getting visits is very hard while in cruel isolation, no canteen, no personal property in the 4' x 4' box,

SECURITY GUARD - SECURITY OFFICER NEWS (tags)

U.S. DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION ANNONCES UNITE TO WIN CAMPAIGN FOR SECURITY POLICE OFFICERS NATIONWIDE http://unitetowin.homestead.com/index.html

Shien v. USA or USA vs. Shine? (tags)

Attacked by DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY and JUSTICE DEPARTMENT and a whole heck of a lot more...........

Is Change to Win enough? (tags)

Changes are afoot in the mainstream labor movement. Are they enough?

J23-28: AFL-CIO Convention in Chicago - Rank and File Voices Call for Change (tags)

As the AFL-CIO 2005 National Convention convenes in Chicago, rank and file union democracy activists will be on hand to speak truth to power

What Does it Mean to be 'Pro-Labor?' (tags)

Do you want evidence of how ad-driven media works to silence labor? Read this follow-up to "'Alternative' Media Quietly Sells Out to Whole Foods Market" [ZNet, April 28, 2005]. Mark T. Harris answers Dragonfly Media's denial that it gave Whole Foods Market free advertising for a year in its Chicago publication, Conscious Choice, following the grocer's complaint about a UFCW ad that ran under the magazine's old management. Dragonfly says neither would it promise Whole Foods no more union ads. But when union activists attempted to purchase new ad space last December, Dragonfly said no.

Clash of Cultures: Wal-Mart in Flagstaff (tags)

"A scandal occurred at the flashpoint of the campaign. Wal-Mart placed an advertisement that showed the 1933 book burning at the Berlin opera plaza. Whoever prohibits Wal-Mart prohibits freedom of thought. Wal-Mart apologized for its bad taste.."

UNT leader Stalin Perez Borges speaking tour in California (tags)

Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution

SPFPA Fights to Unionize 500 Airport Screeners (tags)

500 KC SCREENERS VOTE TO UNIONIZE WITH SPFPA AFTER 2 YEAR BATTLE

J24: National Rank and File Labor Conference in Chicago: Take Back Our Unions! (tags)

A one day rank and file labor conference on Sunday, July, 24 - the day before the AFL-CIO National Convention opens in Chicago.

Iraqi Union Leaders Speak (tags)

US Labor Against the War includes affiliates from Nat'L labor organizations, Central Labor Councils, Regional Labor Organizations, Large Locals, (10,000 + members), Small Locals(10,000 - members), Allied Labor Organizations, Labor Anti-war groups, and other Labor Organizations.

1,400 at D.C. meet say 'Take Back America' (tags)

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of protesters, chanting "Hands off my Social Security" and "Not wise to privatize," marched to the White House in the rain June 3.

UNION DECLARES VICTORY IN HOTEL STRIKE (tags)

Following an all-night bargaining session, the union and the hotels agreed on a settlement at 5am, Saturday morning.

S. KOREA. URGENT APPEAL... (tags)

...to stop the process of deportation of A. Hossain, the representative of KCTU/MTU

NWO Routed (tags)

French and Dutch Patriots Rout the New World Order

UGSOA and The Three Stooges - Caleb Gray-Burriss - Ulysses Hampton and Calvin Jackson atte (tags)

2005 Constitutional Convention Thanks to all who attended the 2005 UGSOA International Union Convention. It was a great success. Special thanks go out to our guests Caleb Gray-Burriss and Ulysses Hampton from the National Association of Special Police and Security Officers (NASPSO) union based out of Washington DC and to Calvin Jackson of the Independent Security Police Union out of Chicago, Illinois. It was a pleasure to coordinate efforts with other unions across the country.

UPTE conducts a one-day strike on all UC campuses. (tags)

May 26th, 2005 was an historic day for UPTE as it is the first time the union has conducted a one-day strike on all UC campuses.

APPEAL AGAINST THE PROJECT OF EUROPEAN CONSTITUTION (tags)

All member states of the European Union will soon have to agree to or reject the project of European Constitution. A European campaign has just been launched in order to contribute to develop a large movement against this project of constitution. This Sunday the French citizens are voting.

CAFTA: privatization at gunpoint (tags)

ACAJUTLA, El Salvador — Long before the current debate over the Central America Free Trade Agreement, workers throughout the region were under attack from economic reforms that have broken unions, privatized workplaces and lowered wages. One reason unions throughout Central America oppose the agreement so strongly is that CAFTA cements that reform policy into place. The treaty would require dismantling the public sector to encourage private, especially foreign, investment, regardless of cost.

Wal-Mart Conference at UCLA June 4 (tags)

Environmental and labor leaders to address the Wal-Mart threat at free UCLA conference on June 4.

Diving in Tropics with Down Jones; Pulp strike causing severe damage to your buttocks. (tags)

Finland’s Paper Union has been having and still is having a strike at the moment. The strike is causing severe damage to labor buttocks.

What path toward an independent workers movement? (re Million Workers March) (tags)

A leaflet of the Communist Voice Organization presented at the Detroit Conference of the Million Workers March held May 14-5. The leaflet opposes the alliance with certain Detroit city council members and union bureaucrats that has developed within the Detroit organization of MWM and opposes the same policy nationally.

S. KOREA: New Repression Against Migrant Workers (tags)

S. Korean government plans a new attack to smash the Migrant Workers Trade Union there.

Miguel Contreras Remembered (tags)

Today we mourn the death of Miguel Contreras, a major figure in the Los Angeles and national trade union movement, who died suddenly last Friday of a heart attack. Miguel was the Secretary-Treasurer of the L.A. County Federation of Labor—that is, its executive director, field general, chief strategist and tactician.

CWA union backs new labor Assembly Bill (tags)

AB1172 is much needed paycheck protections for commission based employees of California.

New industrial union pushes working-class power (tags)

LAS VEGAS — It was the fire from below that powered up the merger convention of the USWA and PACE, held here April 11-14. Five thousand workers, their families and guests shared stories of battles on picket lines and in battleground state polling places. Many conversations started with, “Let me tell you what that son of a Bush did in Ohio …” or Texas, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Indiana or Southern California.

KIM IL SUNG ON DOGMATISM, REVISIONISM, AND ANTI-US STRUGGLE (tags)

Classic Text by Comrade Kim Il Sung

A New World in our Hearts: Anarchist May Day Festival! (tags)

http://www.dominantfiction.com/mayday.htm

BTL:Connecticut Set to Become 2nd State to Pass Same-Sex Civil Union Bill (tags)

Interview with Ann Stanback, president of the group Love Makes a Family, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Press Release from the Zanon Workers, March 4, 2005 (tags)

The wife of a worker at Zanon has been kidnapped and beaten.

Refuse the national ID Card (tags)

When ever you allow your name to be spelled in capital letters you go from being a natural person with rights to the status of a slave with no rights. The truth is you should never accept any piece of ID, it always works agains you.

The Corporate Media Need Some Competition: Time for a Labor Paper! (tags)

Unions have been wasting millions every year trying in vain to get the workers’ story into the media. Forget it! It’s time for them to back an independent labor newspaper to challenge the corporate media’s lies.

BTL:Despite Success of Iraq Vote, Anti-Occupation Insurgency Likely to Continue (tags)

Interview with Hussein Ibish, vice chairman of the Progressive Muslim Union, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Northern California Grocery Contract/Another Setback For Labor (tags)

The tentative agreement between the grocery chains and the UFCW leadership will increase the sense of helplessness that many workers feel and strengthen their distrust of their unions

Chavez nationalises VENEPAL under workers control (tags)

Hands Off Venezuela Campaign

Iraqi Labor Movement Fights for Democracy (tags)

As Iraq heads for its January 30 national elections, a free, democratic Iraq is the main goal of its organized working class sector.

Progress Donations Resources to the Asia Quake Relief (tags)

For the pasts several days, we had received several requests from different progress organizations to promote their humanitarian efforts in Asia, includes: Sri Lanka, India and Indonesia. Notes: The information provided here is often not verified by others, dishonest even scams involving donations are a problem in general. Please use information carefully and at your own risk

Stepan Workers Organize with UE in Anaheim, (tags)

FIELDSBORO, N.J.

Vancouver Canada Bus Riders Union Oppose Fair Increase (tags)

Vancouver Jan 7, 2005: Bus Riders Union Members Opposes Lower Mainland Fare Increase. This is a short photo documentary about how the Bus Riders Union used the Dec 8, 2004 Translink Meeting to voice ther oppoisition to increase fares. The link for the documentary is below.

The Fight in California (tags)

Two weeks, the supermarket workers in northern California had a protest, against the efforts of Safeway and other strong chains of cutting again the health insurance in the negotiations of a new union contract in this part of the neighbor of the north.

Open Letter to President Bush from IAEFF (tags)

IAEFF wants Bush to extend freedom medal to AFL-CIO leaders

Building Bridges Radio: The Survivors of BhopalThey Hunger & Thirst for Justice: (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report brings you this 27 minutes radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW.

Workers witness Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution (tags)

In late November, Chicagoans Beatrice Lumpkin and her husband Frank, a retired steelworker leader, traveled to Venezuela.

FRIDAY Dec. 10 at 11AM: Rally to Support the Cedars-Sinai Nurses (tags)

Rally to Support the Cedars-Sinai Registered Nurses Protest Organized to Tell Cedars-Sinai to respect the nurses and recognize their union On Dec. 10th at 11am-1pm The management-dominated labor board recently overturned the union vote of the Cedars-Sinai RNs. The nurses are still going strong, fighting for their right to organize, fighting for united voice as patient advocates.

Republicans Cry "Election Fraud" in Ukraine (tags)

Bush's cronies would know election fraud, wouldn't they? However, unlike John Kerry, in Ukraine the anti-Bush forces haven't rolled over and played dead - they're defending their country from a hostile takeover.

Building Bridges Radio- Bangladeshi Worker's Dream & SEIU: Labor Must Organize or Die (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report brings you this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON INTERNET WEB ADDRESS LINK

Fascism and the Republican Party (tags)

The close relationship with the Republican Party of fascist individuals and groups from the period of Nazi rule in Europe.

Dashing Mayor to the Rescue (tags)

San Francisco hotel workers strike heading in the wrong direction as millionaire mayor gets involved

San Francisco Union Leaders Plead With Corporate Politicians to Help Them Win Hotel Strike (tags)

Let's be honest. The hotel workers strike will not be successful unless the Union leaders change course.

S. KOREA. 10.19/Last week's struggle report... (tags)

...by MSSC (Myeong-dong Sit-in Struggle Collective), now since 338 days in strike against the policy of mass arrests and deportations, for legalization, work visa, human and labor rights for migrant workers.

Take Action Against Anti-union Policies At Wild Oats (tags)

The Ohio Valley I.W.W. calls a picket of Wild Oats Markets

Is Bush Turning Communist? (tags)

Confusion among capitalists and Union leaders mounts as Bush calls for ownership of health plans and appears to support big government involving itself in matters of the market.

County Fed gears up for offensive (tags)

L.A. labor council holds historic congress building labor community unity for progressive issues. .

Truckers Join IWW, Win 2-Day Strike (tags)

More than 200 Stockton owner-operator truckers working out of the rail yards in California's Central Valley have joined the IWW since July and won several victories.

From plains to shining sea — The call is 'Dump Bush!' (tags)

Starving Amid Plenty (tags)

With society awash in cash workers are expected to take cuts and be thankful

UGSOA Members Vote to Stop the Payment of Dues to UGSOA (tags)

UGSOA are Fighting Back Against UGSOA

Two week strike called at 4 SF hotels (tags)

Hotel workers call a two week strike at 4 San Francisco hotels.

AFL-CIO Leadership are Responsible for Defeats (tags)

With no serious alternative to Schwarzenegger, and with their support of the Team Concept, California's labor leaders have nothing to say to their members as usual.

Wild Oats fires union organizer-- the next step (tags)

Discover what we learned from unhappy Wild Oats employees.

Massive NY march (tags)

Hotel workers to vote on strike in SF (tags)

Union employees at 14 major downtown San Francisco hotels, currently engaged in difficult contract talks, said Thursday they will vote Sept. 14 on whether to authorize a strike.

Former Soviet Union Won 2004 Olympics (tags)

Labor's collective wealth, as represented by the medals won at the Olympic Games in 2004, made possible 162 medals, with 45 of them gold, for the former Soviet Union putting it in first place, and 103 medals, wth 35 of them gold, to the US, putting it in second place, out of 301 medal events.

30 Hours are Enough (tags)

Over 6 million jobs would be created in Germany if the 33 million employees worked 20 percent less. 100 billion Euro would be restored to state treasuries. All that is needed is political will, not neoliberal indifference.

S. KOREA, Migrant workers' struggle... (tags)

...report

White Masa Denies Black FDIC Employee Promotion, Maybe Mafia Connections FDIC Union NTEU (tags)

I am going to report a likely Mob Boss and his obvious superiors within the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (Insuring your deposits to $100,000 at every bank in town), not only in San Francisco but Washington D.C.

S. KOREAN's AGAINST THE CONSTRUCTION MAFIA (tags)

Today (KST) during a struggle propaganda tour it cames to clashes between from the construction mafia hired gangsters and protesters.

Join AntiWar 4 the Million Worker March (tags)

The struggle of working people and the struggle against the war are the same!

Wild Oats goes bananas over union organizer (tags)

The Wild Oats natural food chain claims to be progressive, enlightened, worker- and environment-friendly. The truth is, Wild Oats is anti-union.

Ex Federal Bank Examiner Tells How & Where To Launder Money (tags)

Drug dealers, casino skimmers, criminal politicians, listen up. Ex federal bank examiner is about to reveal how and where to launder money and more............................

Andy Stern and SEIU Offer the Same Worn-Out Policies (tags)

To Many young activists, SEIU is considered the progressive Union. But, in the last analysis, the policies of SEIU's leadership are no different from those of any other AFL-CIO Union. They fail to take on the employers in a serious way and refuse to break politically with the Democratic Party.

Endorse July 25 Protest at Democratic Convention (tags)

Bring the troops home now! Sun. July 25 12 Noon, Boston Common

Minneapolis Labor Street Fest (tags)

July Street Festival to Commemorate 70th Anniversary of Strikes That Made Minneapolis a Union Town

Unions slam war, call for Bush ouster (tags)

SAN FRANCISCO – Delegates to conventions of two of the nation’s largest unions last week cheered as their leaders blasted George W. Bush for lying to justify war on Iraq and for torture of Iraqi detainees. Both unions called for Bush’s ouster in the Nov. 2 election and urged a fight to end the Republican majority grip on the House and Senate.

Communist "israeli" Parties (tags)

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Building Bridges Radio-Reagan the Liberal and I.W.W. vs Starbucks (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON LA INDYMEDIA AUDIO LINK

Resurgent America: Crimes and Times of Reagan (tags)

Ronald Reagan--the U.S. president from 1981 to 1989--relentlessly drove this planet to the very brink of nuclear world war--while preaching, with a fundamentalist fervor, that a nuclear Armageddon was "winnable." Now Reagan has finally died. And this empire, its leaders and its utterly shameless media are all honoring this monster. This myth-making, this utter reversal of right and wrong, says a lot about them and their system. And it says a lot about this moment in history--when American is in a midst of a new aggressive global offensive.

Demonstration in Sao Paulo against the FTAA and the WTO (tags)

Yesterday, on Sao Paulo, where the 11th UNCTAD it’s having place , was made a demonstration protesting against the World Trade Organization, the Free Trade Area of the Americas and the war strategy of United States.

US Labor Against War - David Bacon (tags)

The occupation regime's war against Iraq's labour unions is yet another debunking of 'liberation' under US/UK invasion, going so far as to enforce a 1987 law of Saddam Hussein's to ban unions in state-owned plants.

SF LaborFest 2004 (tags)

On July 5 through July 31, LaborFest celebrates the SF general strike with movies, theater, art, poetry and forum. This is the 70th Anniversary of the strike and the struggles of working people continue.

Heroes and Ghosts (The Reagan Years) (tags)

This Article examines the historical character of Ronald Reagan verses his recent posthumous herofication

I'll Piss On His Grave (tags)

With the death of Ronald Reagan the world will now face a weeklong orgy of grandiloquent of US military power and American Imperialism. Reagan was a cold-blooded murderer, a union busting parasite, con artist, and a good liar. Reagan was evil personified, he can rot in hell.

UGSOA Local 38 Joins SPFPA (tags)

Memorandum to the 300 Former Members of UGSOA Local 38 Now Known as SPFPA Local 38

Acting on principle: John Randolph’s life and legacy (tags)

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – John Randolph, a great light of stage and screen, was laid to rest here Feb. 24 at age 88. Actor and activist, Randolph shined his light through the anti-Communist hysteria of the McCarthyite 1950s.

Free speech in Chicago? (tags)

Choicago teachers assert 1rst amendment rights

Building Bridges Radio- POLICE BUST AT PURCHASE COLLEGE, SUNY & Bhopal Disaster Continues (tags)

BUILDING BRIDGES RADIO PRESENTS THIS 27 MINUTES RADIO PROGRAM. TO LISTEN CLICK ON LA INDYMEDIA AUDIO LINK

100,000 strikers force SBC to pick up phone (tags)

CHICAGO – Phone giant SBC Communications got the message when 100,000 workers in 13 states put down their headsets and tool belts to hit the streets, transmitting their own powerful message.

Security is Indivisible (tags)

The policy of preventive war has brought only chaos and disaster. The failure of this policy of Washington can be referred back to two errors. The first concerns the assumption that terrorism is the real sickness. The second is in overrating military weapons.

[gangbox] TROQUEROS REVOLT.... (tags)

TROQUEROS REVOLT....can the California port truckers wildcat strike lead to the reunionization of the freight industry???

Independent Truckers Strike! (tags)

Independent owner/operators on the West Coast carry their strike through the weekend. Signs of growing solidarity felt in the Oakland area and up and down the Coast.

UGSOA President Jim Vissar Lies to Its Members! (tags)

Why does our UGSOA President have to lie?

Building Bridges Radio:Battling Killer Cola in Colombia & ROC-NY vs. Restaurants (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute Radio Program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON LA INDYMEDIA LINK

1000 HAVE-NOTS STORM ELITE HOTEL IN MONTREAL (tags)

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Organize From Below (tags)

A Message to Young People Who Are Considering Taking a Job as a Union Staffer

Iraqi Trade Union Movement Growing (tags)

This was copied from an email from Australia. Iraqi trade unionists are looking for support from the west. The GFTU is a large bottom-up union competing with a Baathist union, and a top-down old-guard union.

Sent the American Army in Fron of the International Criminal Court as War Criminals! (tags)

Posted by the Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network

Get Coke off Our Beach! (tags)

In 1999 the city of Huntington Beach awared a long term monopoly concession to the Coca Cola company in return for millions of dollars and annual payments. But Coke is complicit in the killings of labor organizers and in destroying and polluting water supplies abroad.

20 Nobel winners decry Bush's misuse of Science (tags)

62 of the nation's leading scientists, including 20 Nobel laureates, signed a statement decrying the Bush administration's misuse of science -- documenting more than 30 examples involving the major environmental concerns of our century.

Building Bridges Radio - Iraq Labor Under Siege & Tariq Ali (tags)

Building Bridges; Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute Radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON LA INDYMEDIA LINK.

Teachers and their union fight for public education (tags)

CHICAGO – Children’s paintings hang on the walls in the lobby of the Chicago Teachers Union office. It’s comforting for parents to see schoolkids’ artwork framed and on display.

Grocery Strikers’ Heroic Fight for Healthcare (tags)

In the end, workers who had fought so hard for five months were forced to accept a raw deal. They were unable to prevail against a bold united front of employers when their own leaders were not willing to organize an equally bold united front of labor.

Historic congress of Pakistan Marxists (tags)

For pictures of the congress,Esteban Volkov(Leon Trotsky's grandson)Alan Woods and memorial go to website,click on article they are within it and below.

Organized Labor Rallies Against War (tags)

Hundreds of trade unionists, members of U.S. Labor Against the War, march together in solidarity to demand "Money for jobs and education! End the Occupation!"

The Los Angeles Supermarket Strike of 2003-2004 (tags)

Media coverage was eclipsed by Hollywood’s Academy Awards, but on Sunday, Feb. 29, Southern California supermarket workers voted 86% to end their five-month old strike, accepting a contract that amounts to a serious, if not total, victory for a determined employer offensive with national implications.Thus one of the most important strikes in the U.S. in years has ended in defeat.

G8 2004: Police crackdowns begin in Savannah (tags)

Savannah, March 15--Today, 15 Savannah Metropolitan Police officers swarmed a dozen leafleting labor union leaders in historic Johnson Square.

AFL-CIO Leadership Give the Employers Another Victory (tags)

Defeat in southern California confirms the need for regime change atop the AFL-CIO

Solidarity Appeal: HANDS OFF VENEZUELA (tags)

Add your voice against U.S.Imperialism

Venezuela: Appeal from the Hands Off Venezuela Campaign (tags)

Venezuela

"Apology" from a striker (tags)

below is the text of a message a UFCW striker left on the phone of a supporter. He has nothing to apologize for; it's the union leadership who should be apologizing!

BTL:Leading U.S. Scientists Condemn White House Censorship and Distortion of... (tags)

...Science Data. Interview with Dr. Kurt Gottfried, chairman of the Union of Concerned Scientists, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Grocery Settlement at What Cost? (tags)

It appears that the proposed contract settlement will be at a huge cost to future employees. Would that the leadership matched the membership in determination and courage!

Building Bridges Radio-The Fight for Labor Rights From Iraq to the U.S. (tags)

Building Bridges Radio presents this 27 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK

Historic Victory for Pictsweet Mushroom Farm Workers in Oxnard, CA (tags)

After years of nation-wide boycotts, protests, and activist campaigns, Farm workers at Pictsweet Mushroom Farm in Ventura, Calif. have won their 17-year battle for a United Farm Workers union contract.

Winds of change sweep Cyprus (tags)

On Feb. 13 Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders and the United Nations announced agreement on a historic framework that could result in the reunification of Cyprus by May 1

Civil Disobedience, Ten arrests in SMC (tags)

In Santa Monica, California, today Thursday, February 19th, six women and four men got arrested in an organized civil disobedience action in support of the grocery striking workers. Other similar actions were taking place at the same time at different locations in Los Angeles. Public figures showed up to support the strikers. The former mayor of Santa Monica was among the people arrested. Also the actress Jamie Lee Curtis joined the march from 3rd Street Promenade to the Vons on Lincoln and Broadway where the civil disobedience action took place.

Inglewood Union Rally (tags)

20,000 Union Members and Activists Rally at Vons in Inglewood.

Part 1 Grocery Strikers’ Rally Pumps-up the Volume (tags)

January 31, 2004 <> Inglewood CA In what was the largest march and rally to date in the 17week old grocery strike and lockout UFCW rank and file received support from almost every spectrum of the community. In the 15,000 to 20,000 strong crowd stood union members and their allies who were finally witness to a strong take action series of speeches by union, governmental and religious leadership.

Part 2 Grocery Strikers’ Rally Pumps-up the Volume (tags)

January 31, 2004 <> Inglewood CA In what was the largest march and rally to date in the 17week old grocery strike and lockout UFCW rank and file received support from almost every spectrum of the community. In the 15,000 to 20,000 strong crowd stood union members and their allies who were finally witness to a strong take action series of speeches by union, governmental and religious leadership.

Oakland Safeway Rally (tags)

The Safeway rally in Oakland was a study in contrasts - the fighting spirit of workers vs. the timidity of the official union leadership

Inglewood Union Rally (tags)

Thousands of labor, janitorial, longshoremen and many other unions joined the UCFW union for a massive march in Inglewood. California Attorney General Bill Lockyer repeated Friday's announcement that he plans to sue the grocery store chains that are involved in the strike for allegedly creating a profit sharing pact that violates anti-trust laws.

Solidarity with Striking and Locked-Out Grocery Workers- For a Class Union (tags)

Solidarity with Striking and Locked-Out Grocery Workers- For a Class Union February 2004

Clergy leave on pilmigrage to pray for Steven Burd's shriveled soul (tags)

A bus pilgrimage left from a Vons this morning to hold a prayer vigil at Safeway CEO Steven Burd's home. Speakers at the boarding rally included Jews, Muslims, Christians

Americans respond to State of the Union: What about jobs? (tags)

George W. Bush delivered the 2004 State of the Union speech to Congress and the American people on Jan. 20, and afterwards many people asked: What Union and world was he talking about?

State of the Union address (tags)

Vice resident Dick Cheney applauds resident George W. Bu$hco as he makes a point while delivering the State of the Union address from the House Chamber in the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2004.

Solidarity With Arab Student Union and Syrian Student Union!!! (tags)

January 12 Letter of Solidarity With Arab Student Union and Syrian Student Union!!!

Miami FTAA Protest: Cops Rampage Against Youth, Labor (tags)

What Strategy to Defeat Imperialism?

“LA Auto Show” REALITY CHECK (tags)

Global Exchange, Bus Riders Union and Code Pink provide “LA Auto Show” REALITY CHECK Bilingual Audio from the Convention Center– Medea Benjamin, Anti-Corporate Chants and Bus Rider Union spokesperson

Rank-and-file Movement Wins Election in SEIU Local 36, Incumbents Refuse to Relinquish Pow (tags)

On December 13, members of Local 36 of the 1.6 million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU), one of the largest in the AFL-CIO and originator of the national "Justice for Janitors" campaign, elected a new president, secretary-treasurer and 23 Executive Board members. This came in the 18th month of a national SEIU trusteeship over Local 36, which represents over 4,300 janitors, building maintenance workers, technicians and professionals in Philadelphia and its suburbs in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Misleaders’ Strategy Undermines Grocery Strike (tags)

"The strategy of relying on token informational pickets in in northern California, rather than extending the strike, is part of a loosing strategy by the UFCW bureaucrats that is defeating the strike. With a defeat in southern California it will be easy to extract concessions here. Victory will only come through real solidarity, with a militant rank and file class struggle leadership in the union that challenges the career bureaucrats for the continued life of the union!" --Steve Argue

[gangbox] THE JAVITS CENTER SHUFFLE (tags)

THE JAVITS CENTER SHUFFLE...discrimination, unequal distribution of work and the pitfalls of seeking workplace justice in the court system at New York City's convention center

Step it Up (tags)

As the grocery strike goes into its second month, it's time to go beyond the conservative strategies of the AFL-CIO

Protest Against Racist Attacks In Workplace (tags)

A protest is being organized against racist attacks on workers in San Francisco. There is a national epidemic of racist incidents in the workplace.

Wait: I'm Confused (tags)

The Labor leadership's handling of the grocery workers strike and continued reliance on "friendly" employers and the Democratic Party leaves many workers wondering what's next.

Scabs fear the camera (tags)

short video of scabs at the check out stand

dont blame me? (tags)

I am fed up with all the spoiled little union workers attitudes.

Amazing FTAA Article on Salon.com (tags)

This article is now on the front page of Salon.com. It accurately descrbes the massive illegal police operation in Miami during the protests against the FTAA and the continued loss of our civil liberties and first amendment rights.

Resistance to occupation will grow (by Latuff) (tags)

"Now that Saddam is no longer a bogeyman to scare the people with, trade union and other mass opposition is likely to increase, complementing and coalescing with the armed opposition."

Dec. 16th Mass March to support striking Grocery Workers (tags)

AFL-CIO Pres. Sweeney will Lead March of Thousands of Strikers March From Century City to Beverly Hills Slated Tuesday, December 16

FTAA – No way! (tags)

In Miami last month, trade ministers from around the Americas gathered for talks on the Free Trade Area of the Americas.

U.S. military attacks Iraqi trade unions (tags)

A U.S. occupation force involving 10 armored vehicles and dozens of soldiers attacked the headquarters of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions in Baghdad, Dec. 6.

People of Europe! Won’t you discuss “What kind of democracy you have?” (tags)

Date: 30 November 2003 Statement: 319 After the four bomb attacks, which came up in Istanbul on November 15th and 20th, some countries of Europe and organs of the European Union took decisions towards Turkey.

Union leaders must ''pay with their lives'' for opposing Colombia's President (tags)

Acting in what seems as blind fury after loosing crucial elections, including a constitutional referendum to achieve special powers, the regime of Alvaro Uribe is seeking revenge on top union leaders. In the city of Pereira, death squads allied to the regime have murdered several street vendors, cut their bodies into pieces and left the bloody remains in different parts of the city as a warning.

A LibCon view of Same Sex Marriages (tags)

The conservative in me wonders: If equal rights can be assured by civil union, why are some gays pushing so hard for the word marriage?

Students call for Coke boycott (tags)

The Coca-Cola Co. is trying to stop a boycott of its products that has been spreading across Ireland for the past month and becoming more visible on college campuses in the United States

Schwarzenegger accepts $$ from Wackenhut (tags)

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who boasted during his campaign that he would not be beholden to special interests, has accepted a $53,000 donation from a company operating a private prison in the state slated to be shut down.

Dennis Kucinich Opens his East LA Office -Video (tags)

Q&A @ Garfield High School with Danny Glover & Shelly Morrison and a mini Fiesta at the new office. Some of this is in Spanish, not much, but some. Privatization of water, Human Geno, immigration, public transportation, media... and truth. 30 min.

Grocery Strike - Fight to Win! (tags)

The grocery strike affects all workers. For the first time, a major contract would be without affordable health care. The entire labor movement should fight this, and FIGHT TO WIN!

W. Virginia steel tests the mettle of Bush (tags)

West Virginians rely on manufacturing jobs, which earn about twice that of retail. But if Bush lifts the tariffs on imported steel, several thousand jobs could be lost in one fell swoop, and Republicans could lose the state in 2004.

[gangbox] LIFE IS CHEAP..BUT CONSTRUCTION DELAYS ARE EXPENSIVE (tags)

LIFE IS CHEAP...BUT CONSTRUCTION DELAYS ARE EXPENSIVE..or, why construction continues to be such a hazardous industry to work in..

Prescott Bush's business history is well-documented (tags)

In response to Ronald Johnson's statement in his April 18 letter to the editor: "I have read too many false statements made by left-wing letter writers …" Well, Mr. Johnson, here are the facts regarding Prescott Bush (George W.'s grandfather):

UGSOA International Union (tags)

Ugsoa Members Find out How You to Can Join America's Union for Security Professionals SPFPA.

History-makers reflect on Salt of the Earth: ‘Even more relevant now’ (tags)

Anita and Lorenzo Torrez were a young married couple thrown into the midst of the Empire Zinc strike in Hanover, N.M., in 1950.

We the People (tags)

Of the United States, on order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Mark of the Beast Technology to Be Implemented in EU (tags)

Europe is following the US in the snoop technology of the century. They will be supplying their citizens a health indentity card with an embedded microchip. Sounds good, but wait there's a catch. You will be able to be tracked everywhere you go, and have a brand with you almost like the cow. Plans are to eventually inject these into your beautiful body. Could this be the mark of the beast talked about in the Christian Bible? Could this be the final way to keep track of all of us without employing so many security guards, and policemen? Could this be a method of marking certain types of people as they did in the Holocaust? Please read the story from telegraph.co. and decide if this is what you want?

[gangbox] SCABS OF NEW YORK (tags)

SCABS OF NEW YORK...rat contractors, company unions and the decline of union labor in the Manhattan residential construction sector

Labor Action to Close SOA (tags)

Labor Action to Close SOA

Building Bridges Radio:Colombian Coca Cola Union Calls for Boycott (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 26 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK

ADOPT A STORE - UFCW 770 (tags)

SOLIDARITY FOREVER - START NOW!

Supermarket workers in struggle (tags)

The significance of the strike is based in the issue of health care. We are the only industrialized country to not have health care and the union estimates about 60 million went some time with out having any health care last year. This number is growing based the deteriation of the tiny bit of basic rights and benefits we have. It is time for us to not be on the defensive of these issues and begin to fight back.

Grocery Strikers Turn Violent (tags)

Grocery strikers turn violent and beat a person.

Strike Support Update (tags)

Alhambra Rally Today 1:30 Other Strike Support Info From UFCW 770 web site.

ANSWER LA Wants You to Support Striking and Locked Out Grocery Workers (tags)

Join ANSWER LA's COMMUNITY ACTION PROJECT to SUPPORT LABOR (CAPSL)!

Report on Condition of the Working Class in Iraq (tags)

Dodgy unions, ex-Baathist fascist bosses, spies monitoring the new ministries in Iraq and machine gun armed picket lines.

WACKENHUT SECURITY OFFICERS (tags)

Join America's Union for Security Professionals

Grocery strike impressions (tags)

Grocery strike shows So Calif has not moved to the right.

For Bush Lover (tags)

Bush Ancestor's Bank Seized by Gov't

The Bush Family Connections to the Nazis (tags)

The mainstream media only gets half of the story about Prescott Bush’ Nazi connections.

SEIU is a JANITORS Union NOT a Security Union (tags)

SPFPA America's Union for Security Professionals Leads Battle to Protect Security Unions and Members

Americas Watch: 10/19 Urgent Actions on Colombia, Mexico and USA (tags)

Americas Watch: Urgent Actions on Colombia, Mexico and USA An occasional news series from PeaceNoWar.net Web: http://www.PeaceNoWar.net October 19, 2003 What happened in Bolivia truly shows the power of people's movement, the struggles against American empire and U.S.-supported semi-colonial puppet regime. However, let's don't forget there's still have many struggles lie ahead on Mexico, Colombia and of course, in the United States. Lee Siu Hin PeaceNoWar.net

[gangbox] LA NUEVA CARA DE CONSTRUCCION (tags)

LA NUEVA CARA DE CONSTRUCCION...how mass immigration has changed the American building trades

Five Simple Ways You Can Support the Grocery Workers (tags)

The Inland Anti-Empire blog supports the grocery workers strike and lists 5 easy ways you can help support the workers too.

RALLY @ VONS TOMORROW SAT OCT 18 - TO MARK 1 WEEK OF WORKERS STRIKE!! (tags)

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Health care costs spark Calif. strikes (tags)

VAN NUYS, Calif. – Daniel Lucra, 19, just wants to keep his health care in case he gets sick or hurt on his job behind the deli counter at Albertson’s, where slippery floors and sharp blades can cause injuries.

Picking at Scabs (tags)

Shane Borgess, a supermarket clerk, was a self-described conservative Republican until October 11. That's then he and 70,000 others went on strike. Now some regular shoppers are giving him the finger; "let’s just say I’ve gotten some insight into my own kind"

SEIU CORRUPTION (tags)

Want the Real Truth about the Corruption Going on at SEIU ? Visit The Web Site Below to Find Out THE TRUTH about SEIU

TEAMSTERS REFUSING TO CROSS PICKET LINES @ Ralphs, Vons, Pavilions & Albertsons (tags)

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DONT SHOP AT RALPHS, VONS, OR ALBERTSONS UNTIL THE STRIKE IS OVER! (tags)

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SEIU is Getting even with a Senator (tags)

The state should investigate Tony Corcoran's claim that his union employer SEIU punished him for pension reforms 10/10/03

SECURITY OFFICERS UNION - SPFPA - JOIN US TODAY (tags)

The SPFPA has approximately 20,000 active members in the United States, SPFPA is the largest International Union of Security, Police and Fire Protection Officers in America today!

Don't cross the picket line! (tags)

Stock up on groceries now...California Grocery clerks will most likely stike by the end of this week.

SEIU DISCRIMINATES AGAINST ITS OWN EMPLOYEES (tags)

WE FOUGHT BACK AGAINST SEIU AND WON... OTHER SEIU EMPLOYEES HAVE FILED THEIR LAWSUITS WITH ATTORNEY JOHN W. BILLHORN 773- 404-1710.

SEIU DISCRIMINATES AGAINST ITS OWN EMPLOYEES (tags)

WE FOUGHT BACK AGAINST SEIU AND WON... OTHER SEIU EMPLOYEES HAVE FILED THEIR LAWSUITS WITH ATTORNEY JOHN W. BILLHORN 773- 404-1710.

Panama-General strike to defend social security (tags)

Panama

BTL:Union Victory at Yale Has Broader Significance for Labor Movement (tags)

Interview with John Wilhelm, president of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Interview with Key Leader of Venezuelan Workers Movement Pedro Eusse (tags)

Pedro Eusse is the Secretary General of the Food and Beverage Union, and the Secretary General of the United Confederation of Venezuelan Workers (CUTV). The United Confederation of Venezuelan Workers is currently the country’s main trade union federation and plays an important role in defending the patriotic, national democratic government headed by Hugo Chavez.

Labor and Patriot Acts I and II: (tags)

A case for political action President George W. Bush heads the most viciously anti-worker, anti-labor administration we have seen in a long time. He and his corporate backers are hell-bent on blocking any new advances for labor and on rolling back existing labor rights.

10,000 marchers back Yale strikers (tags)

New Haven police arrest 100 NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Downtown New Haven came to a standstill Sept. 13 as the nation’s labor movement turned out more than 10,000 union members from the Northeast and as far away as Nevada and Florida in support of striking university and hospital workers at Yale University.

Long Beach City Manager Attacks Union Before Captive Audience of Library Employees (tags)

Long Beach bureaucrats show up at meeting of library employees, tell them they have to rescind small payraise City agreed to in contract because "the people" demand it.

Who is this piece of shit named ANDREW GIMSON? (tags)

See some of you propagandist bullshit about The NYC 9-11 Investigatory Film and Roundtable Program .The panel included former U.S. Congresswoman, Cynthia McKinney; co-founder of the 911 Citizenswatch, John Judge; Publisher and Editor of "From the Wilderness", Mike Ruppert; former CIA analyst, Raymond L. McGovern; member of steering committee of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, David Mac Michael; author, Peter Lance, and filmmaker, writer, and media critique Danny Schechter. The Program is sponsored in conjunction with events in Berlin, Germany, in several cities in Canada, and several other cities in the U.S...

Mr. Lee Kyung-Hae (tags)

In an article written for the periocical, Korea AgraFood (April 2003), Mr. Lee Kyung-hae talks about his own personal experiences and the reasons why he opposed the WTO.

Poor People's Campaign To Relaunch In LA (tags)

A broad coalition of community, labor and civil rights groups join with Service Employees International Union Local 434B long term care workers to announce the kickoff of the Poor People’s Campaign to bring attention to poverty and injustices of underdeveloped neighborhoods of L.A.

Building Bridges Radio:DeUnionizing Federal Workers &EL Salvador at a Turning Point? (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 27 min 46 sec radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK

Chicago teachers (tags)

An open letter to Chicago Public School teachers

The Great Myth of US Benevolence (tags)

A few thoughts about the reluctance of many Americans to accept the realities of US imperialism.

BTL: ACLU Sues Over Key Provision of USA Patriot Act... (tags)

...Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller named as defendants. Interview with Tim Edgar, legislative counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Timeline of Treason: The Bush Family Connections To The Nazis (tags)

The Bush family has willingly and knowingly associated themselves with Nazis for over 80 years spanning three generations of Bushes. Prescott Bush was Hitler’s banker in America and was referred to by the New York Tribune as Hitler’s angel.

AsAm Labor Struggle - Chinese Daily News (tags)

August 8, 2003 - More than two hundred activists and community members rallied in support of organizing workers at the Chinese Daily News. Story and 5 Photos

Protest message to White House: More jobs, less bull (tags)

CHICAGO – As George W. Bush settles into his Crawford ranch for his carefree, month-long vacation, working families are saddled with worries about jobs, health care and the state of the economy.

A5: Rank and File to Challenge AFL-CIO Executive Committee in Chicago (tags)

Chicago – When the AFL-CIO Executive Committee meets at the Drake Hotel beginning on August 5, a group of rank-and-file union members will attempt to address the gathered labor leaders. The union members bring a list of questions and grievances that may cause the assembled union presidents considerable embarrassment.

Building Bridges Radio-Venezuelan Unions In Reshuffle (tags)

WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report presents this 27 min radio program-To Listen click on indymedia link

SPFPA LEADS BATTLE TO PROTECT SECURITY UNIONS and MEMBERS (tags)

SEIU IS NOW RAIDING SECURITY UNIONS ALL ACROSS THE UNITED STATES

Pasadena-Los Angeles light-rail line to open Saturday - against Bus Riders Union's wishes (tags)

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SPFPA LEADS BATTLE TO PROTECT SECURITY UNIONS AND ITS MEMBERS (tags)

SEIU IS NOW RAIDING SECURITY UNIONS ALL ACROSS THE UNITED STATES

SEIU IS NOW RAIDING SECURITY UNIONS ALL ACROSS THE UNITED STATES (tags)

SPFPA LEADS BATTLE TO PROTECT SECURITY UNIONS and MEMBERS!

Most callers say president misled nation (tags)

"I can fill your editorial pages with comments on 'who to believe' but will simplify my response to this week's Sound Off by borrowing a quote from Groucho Marx," she said. "'What are you going to believe, what we tell you or what you see with your own two eyes?'"

Officials Say Forgeries on Iraqi Efforts Reached State Dept. Before Speech (tags)

The administration, facing increased criticism over the claims it made about Iraq's attempts to buy uranium, had said until now that it did not have the documents before the State of the Union speech.

Fighting Back For Democratic Rights! (tags)

Steve Argue Interviewed in The Argentinean Newspaper Prensa Obrera Regarding The Patriot Acts And His Arrests In Santa Cruz For Political Tabling.

The Arrogance of Power (tags)

We are now, I believe, at the beginning of a long-delayed Washington political drama.

Venezuela trade union solidarity appeal (tags)

Venezuela

CIA Got Uranium Mention Cut in Oct. (tags)

July 13 — CIA Director George J. Tenet successfully intervened with White House officials to have a reference to Iraq seeking uranium from Niger removed from a presidential speech last October, three months before a less specific reference to the same intelligence appeared in the State of the Union address, according to senior administration officials.

CIA Got Uranium Reference Cut in Oct. Why Bush Cited It In Jan. Is Unclear (tags)

CIA Director George J. Tenet successfully intervened with White House officials to have a reference to Iraq seeking uranium from Niger removed from a presidential speech last October, three months before a less specific reference to the same intelligence appeared in the State of the Union address, according to senior administration officials.

Latin america: WEEKLY NEWS FROM THE RESISTANCE (tags)

This is an article about resistance in several neighborhoods of many latin american countries: the way they get active in the community and how they are evolving and making difference in their lives in a self-organized way.

Santa Cruz Police Violate Free Speech With Two More Arrests! (tags)

Steve Argue and Matt Hartogh were arrested on Sunday July 6th for distributing literature on Pacific Avenue.

ACLU Marks Independence Day With New Report On Main Street Movement To Protect Civil Liber (tags)

WASHINGTON – On the eve of this year’s Independence Day celebrations, the American Civil Liberties Union today released a new report documenting the ongoing grassroots movement in the United States to pass local community resolutions rejecting government policies that go beyond fighting terrorism and stray into the suppression of basic constitutional rights.

SEIU Local 36 United For Power Committee Fights For Union Democracy (tags)

The Local 36 United For Power Committee, a rank and file prodemocracy group inside SEIU Local 36 is fighting to win!

SPFPA Defeats SEIU in Battle to Represent 450 Seattle Security Professionals (tags)

Court orders SEIU to PAY BACK DUES and FEES to over 450 officers. SPFPA is now named the Legal represenative of these officers.

SEIU FOUND GUILTY of VIOLATING SECURITY OFFICERS RIGHTS (tags)

Court orders SEIU to PAY BACK DUES and FEES to over 450 officers. SPFPA is now named the Legal represenative of these officers.

JOSE BOVE ARRESTED! (tags)

French Anti-Globalization leader, Jose Bove, was arrested at his farmhouse by nearly 100 Policemen. Militants from the Peasant Confederation demonstrate in the courtyard of Rodez's police headquarters to protest the arrest of anti-globalization hero Jose Bove(AFP/Eric Cabanis)

Mon 6/24, SEIU: CALL IN TO SUPPORT UNION DEMOCRACY (tags)

ON MONDAY 6/23, join fellow workers in the Northeast by call SEIU President Andy Stern at 1-800-424-8592 to demand democracy in the Northeast: -STOP ATTACKING AND DENYING REPRESENTATION TO UNION DISSIDENTS -END THE TRUSTEESHIPS. HOLD FAIR ELECTIONS IN BOSTON, PHILADELPHIA and NEW YORK PRESS RELEASE FROM SEI

SEIU FOUND GUILTY of VIOLATING SECURITY OFFICERS RIGHTS (tags)

Court orders SEIU to PAY BACK DUES and FEES to over 450 officers. SPFPA is now named the Legal represenative of these officers.

Violence in Southeast Mexico (tags)

As a dialogue between U.S. and Mexican state officials continues in Nashville, TN, police violence in Mexico intensifies.

Nigeria- Students appeal for International Solidarity (tags)

Nigeria

Whole Food's Vote to Unionize Upsets Libertarian Founder (tags)

Whole Foods union problems erupted in 1990, when they took over a failed co-op in Berkeley, CA. Founder John Mackey believed that union demands sunk the co-op, so he refused to hire its employees -- an unpopular move in leftist Berkeley.

British Unions shift to the Left (tags)

Labor on the March to the Left

GPLAC MEDIA RELEASE-MTA (tags)

Greens say MTA policies are skewed against the working poor

Gold Fillings, Auschwitz & George Bush (tags)

The reader should also be aware that two Americans were present during the secret meeting of the German elite that brought Hitler to power. Those two Americans were John Foster and Allen Dulles.

Struggle in Peru intensifies (tags)

Struggle in Peru intensifies

Bhopal disaster victims struggle for justice (tags)

PITTSBURGH – Unlike a natural disaster like the recent earthquake in Algeria, some man-made disasters, “industrial accidents,” leave dishes on the shelves, homes intact, windows secure and factories in place.

Unionists launch drive to win White House (tags)

DES MOINES – Nearly 1,000 union leaders and activists from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees got a close-up look at the Democratic presidential candidates at the union’s first-time Presidential Town Hall here on May 16 and 17. In his opening remarks AFSCME President Gerald McEntee blasted the Bush White House, calling the 2004 elections “critical for AFSCME members and all of America’s working families.”

Bus Riders Oppose MTA Fare Increase (5/22/03) (tags)

Overflow crowd of bus riders, led by the Bus Riders Union, plus labor activists and other mass transit activists testifies against MTA fare increase, but MTA passes the increase anyway by one vote.

Borders Books Union Worker Speaks (tags)

Borders Union worker speaks at the "Meeting the Challenge" labor conference

Fighting mad New Yorkers work to stop ‘doomsday’ budget (tags)

People are angry in New York City – and they have a right to be angry. Every day massive cuts in local and state spending appear more and more imminent. At the state level, revenues are 10 percent below what is needed.

BTL:Lawsuit Charges Coca-Cola with Complicity in Attacks on... (tags)

...Colombian Union Activists Interview. with Terry Collingsworth, executive director of the International Labor Rights Fund, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Alma’s courage: Colombian journalist risks everything to tell the truth (tags)

“Death threats are not new for us. It is a way of life here. Every family in Colombia has come to terms with violence. Everyone in Colombia knows of a relative who has been tortured, disappeared, or killed – treated in the most grotesque ways.”

Demonstrations in Baghdad Against U.S. Troops (tags)

While Kurdish factions in the northern cities accuse each other of inciting violence and looting, demonstrations against US lack of intervention continue in Baghdad.

The ethnic cleansing has begun in Iraq. (tags)

Ms. Muhammad and her trembling infant are victims of a new wave of intimidation and crime in northern Iraq. They are among thousands of Arabs expelled from their homes by armed Kurds — among the United States' most exuberant allies in this war — and ordered to move away within three days.

Police attack injures protesters, workers (tags)

OAKLAND, Calif. – Outraged witnesses and community leaders used words like “preemptive,” “premeditated,” and “brutal” during an emotionally charged meeting of the Oakland City Council to describe the Oakland Police Department’s attack on anti-war demonstrators and longshore workers near the gate of the Stevedoring Services of America dock on Monday, April 7.

Links to photos of Iraqi casaulties (tags)

Pictures we're not supposed to see; also: CAIRO — The Arab press accused the United States yesterday of “liquidating” reporters, whom the Americans were said to view as “annoying witnesses to the carnage” committed against Iraqi civilians.

SPFPA America's Union for Security Professionals (tags)

Major SPFPA VICTORY : The Issue is Settled - 1200 Security Professionals VOTE … SPFPA : Fatal Setback for Embattled Phony SEIU Scam Union NUSP !

Memphis 1968: We remember (tags)

An assassin’s bullet felled the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968. King had come to Memphis to support a strike by the city’s sanitation workers.

'Be careful, come home soon and watch out for those damn Yanks' (tags)

Random fire on british convoy and civilians by Bush Cowboys at Basra Yanks completely manic - they shot on everything! Answer at briefing to the press today in Katar: There was so much fog!!!

PHOTOS: ANTI-WAR PROTEST TODAY M28 IN PICO UNION (tags)

Protestors took to the streets today in Pico Union to demostrate not only against the war in Iraq, but the war at home; the war against immigrants, poor people, and people of color. They marched up Alvarado from the starting point at 12th and ended the day with a powerful rally at MacArthur Park.

British labor unions threaten Tony Blair with "regime change" (tags)

Union leaders yesterday warned Tony Blair that he will be deserted by the labour movement if he goes ahead with a war in Iraq without a second security council resolution.

east la protest (tags)

protest to stop war in east la today

OSAMA WAS NOT OUR CREATION, CLAIMS RUMSFELD (tags)

There were many different factions involved in the ``war of liberation'' in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union, Rumsfeld said. That included Osama bin Laden. But he flatly denied that Osama was a creation of the United States to be used against the Soviet Union, an issue which has undoubtedly been dogging him ever since the events of 911.

The Bush Outrage(s) of the Month list (tags)

(see related story below) As part of its campaign to put a four-year limit on George W. Bush’s tenure at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the AFL-CIO has drawn up what might be called the “Outrage of the Month” list of attacks against working people by the Bush administration since taking office in January 2001.

Spain; Tens of thousands reject the imperialist war (tags)

Not a Soldier, Not a Bullet, Not a Penny for the War!

Fascism and the Republican Party (tags)

The relationship between fascist individuals and groups from World War 2 with the Republican Party and the corporate connections between German and American corporations. Not to be construed as implying the Democrats aren't imperialistic

AUSTRALIA +World NOWAR-round-up: Largest coordinated anti-war protest in history (tags)

Altogether 1 MILLION Australians marched against the oil war on Iraq and for bringing the troops home. This is a comprehensive preliminary round-up of the anti-war demonstrations that broke records in all bigger Australian cities, plus the world-wide coverage that will be printed in this weeks Green Left Weekly, Australia's largest indypendent and radical weekly newspaper.

SPFPA America's Union for Security Professionals (tags)

SPFPA ANNOUNCES NEW STATEWIDE CAMPAIGN : RESPECT FOR CALIFORNIA SECURITY PROFESSIONALS

Workers Action Says: DEFEND IRAQ! DEFEAT IMPERIALISM! (tags)

Workers Action Says: No to Layoffs at Home, Bombs and Sanctions Abroad! Not A Penny, Not A Person To The Military! DEFEND IRAQ! DEFEAT IMPERIALISM! Two Years of Bush: Two Wars and Two Coup Attempts! Is the U.S. Planning Permanent War?

Update - Pomona RNs demand Union recognition (tags)

Update: Last September the nursing staff at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center held a union election and won by 120 votes! Management filed frivolous election objections....

Bush Responsible for Columbia Crash (tags)

Bush ignored safety warning and cut NASA budget in a treasonous attempt to give the Russian Federation the lead in the space race.

Blacked out union story on scab tortillas (tags)

National boycott of Azteca tortillas and chips...media is boycotting this story on 63 immigrant (Mexican American) workers (most are women) who are running their picket line 24 hours/day through the Chicago winter. Azteca's Mexican American owner is trying to break the union. Help us spread the word to end this 4 1/2 months ordeal.

Embattled union SEIU in ad campaign (tags)

A labor union representing security officers in San Francisco office buildings, engaged in fruitless contract negotiations and competition for workers' loyalties

Picket with Long Beach Postal Workers this Friday! (tags)

This Friday (Feb 7) at 4pm on the corner of Spring and Bellflower in Long Beach!!!

War, Ignorance, and Disinformation (tags)

To what degree do people actually make their decision to support or oppose Bush's War based on actual facts? How many base their conclusions on propaganda perpetuated by the PressWhores?

Pakistani Marxist MP, Manzoor Ahmed (tags)

Pakistan

An Appeal by the Spanish Students Union to Stop Imperialist War (tags)

Anti-War

Sorry State of the Union (tags)

Brief political rant/inspiration piece I wrote after hearing how unrelated to the facts Bush's speech is going to be.

pbnberkeley news notice - 1/27/03 (tags)

Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity and NO WAR ON IRAQ!

Wal-Mart – the nation’s worst workplace bully (tags)

With $7 billion in profits squeezed from the labor of one million workers at 3,250 stores across the country last year, Wal-Mart deserves its reputation as the nation’s worst “workplace bully.”

Pomona RNs demand Union recognition (tags)

Last September the nursing staff at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center held a union election and won by 120 votes! Management filed frivolous election objections and hasn't begun bargaining in good faith. The nurses are fighting back!

Building Bridges Radio: U.S. Labor Against the War (tags)

Building Bridges presents an interview with two key organizers of the recently held meeting founding US Labor Against the War TO LISTEN TO THIS 27 MINUTES RADIO PROGRAM CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK

Plan to assassinate the President of oil workers' union (tags)

The Colombian Oil Workers' Union rejects and condemns a dark plan targeted at the president of their organisation: Rudolfo Gutierrez Nino.

Who funds the left? (tags)

Surprise! The major source of funding for the left is the 1% of richest Americans. They give more to the Democrats than to the Republicans.

The European Summit in Copenhagen (tags)

European summit

dow chemical sues penniless bhopal survivors (tags)

how dare they demonstrate against us - what do they think this is , a democracy?

Join The Localization Lobby (tags)

Localization as the only means to take back our economy and our democracy.

A Left Wing New Years Resolution: Localization vs. Globalization (tags)

This is why it is good to get some union activist experience. You'll soon discover that people are mainly interested in how to improve their lives and the lives of their families first and foremost.

Baltimore Report Back from Bogota (tags)

What we learned during this trip was shocking, moving, and inspiring. Let us dedicate ourselves to the same fight whether it is stopping the Iraq war fighting racism fighting against State budget cuts or building solidarity for our sisters and brothers in Colombia. Stop plan Colombia! End U.S. imperialism! Justice for the Colombian workers!

BTL:Costly Plan to Deploy Anti-Missile System in Alaska Criticized as... (tags)

...Ineffective and Provoking New Arms Race. Interview with Stephen Young, senior analyst with the Union of Concerned Scientists, conducted by Between The Lines' Scott Harris.

Plum Island: A Disaster Waiting To Happen (tags)

Or has it already

ACLU Calls Immigrant Registration Program Pretext for Mass Detentions (tags)

By January 10, 2003, citizens of 13 additional countries – Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Eritrea, Lebanon, Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen – must also submit to registration, a move that could push the detentions into the tens of thousands, the ACLU said.

Building Bridges Radio-The Issues in the NYC Transit Negotiations (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community Labor Report presents this 12.5 minute radio program with Roger Toussaint, President of Transport Workers Union Local100 To LISTEN CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK

NLRB issues complaint against SEIU for threatening San Francisco janitors (tags)

One More Example of the Corruption in the SEIU

Help Organize Jan. 18 Anti-War Protest in Orange County @ the Nixon Library (tags)

come out and get invovled

NLRB issues complaint against SEIU for threatening San Francisco janitors (tags)

One More Example of the Corruption in SEIU

Dow Chemical's lack of responsibility in Bhopal the Press Release issued by the company (tags)

Dow Chemical's excuse for not being able to acknowledge their reprehensive actions in Bhopal. In short, the company fears creating precedence for other major companies and their refusal to jeopardize their stockholders.

Save United Airlines! (tags)

United airlines is 55% employee owned and has a strong union. This is why it is under assault. What can we do to save it?

Finding the Proletariat in Georgia (tags)

There has been discussion on http://2changetheworld.info around the question of whether or not there is a proletariat in the USA. Are there really people here that have nothing to lose but their chains? Some claim that there is no real proletariat in the USA, but when I look around me I see differently.

Fighting for peace and justice (tags)

Students join with labor / Youth flexes power to stop war

The ILWU From Bridges to Spinosa (tags)

Great article on the dockworkers

Spain; Students on the Streets against right wing (tags)

Spain

Workplace Abuses at Lufthansa (tags)

"Lufthansa Unbalanced" Web Site Exposes Conflict Between Socially Responsible Image and Treatment of U.S. Workforce, says Airline Catering Union

Unionists persecuted by right-wing thugs and police (tags)

Death threats, police raids and assassinations are the daily lot for Colombian trade unionists. The persecutions and assassinations are "the dark consequences of the imposition of a State of National Emergency", says Colombia's national union confederation CUT

Class warfare in Colorado: Steelworkers mark fifth anniversary of strike (tags)

PUEBLO, Colo. – The locked-out steelworkers from United Steel Workers of America Locals 2102 and 3267 gathered here at the state fairgrounds in October to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the strike at the CF&I steel mill in Pueblo. Over 700 union members and supporters turned out to renew their pledge to last one day longer than Oregon Steel in its continuing war on its workers.

Building Bridges Radio-The Murders of Colombian Unionists Continue (tags)

This 27 min radio program can be heard by clicking on the indymedia link. Building Bridges:Community & Labor Report is broadcast over WBAI,99.5fm in NYC -Mondays from 7-8PM EST. It is streamed live at http://www.2600.com/offthehook/hot2.ram

bus riders union march (tags)

Bus Riders Union March today.

Sweatshops and Imperialism (tags)

The conditions in Third World sweatshops and the relationship between sweatshops and imperialism.

SPFPA America's Union for Security Professionals (tags)

Security Officers Win Major Training Increase to Protect Building Tenants, Public

SPFPA America's Union for Security Professionals (tags)

Security Officers Win Major Training Increase to Protect Building Tenants, Public

National security, or war on workers? (tags)

OAKLAND, Calif. – Like many Filipinos living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Erlinda Valencia found a job at the airport, screening carry-on bags for passengers. She worked for Argenbright Security for 14 years, most of that time at a minimum-wage job, barely able to support her family.

Turnout key in dead-heat elections (tags)

We are “One Vote Away” from right-wing control of all three branches of the federal government warns People For the American Way (PFAW) in a television ad being aired in states where Senate races are too close to call.

BTL:Bush Reaction to North Korean Nuclear Weapons Program Contrasts Sharply with... (tags)

...War Drive Against Iraq. Interview with David Wright,of the Union of Concerned Scientists by Scott Harris.

November 5 battle cry: Defeat the right wing (tags)

People's Weekly World Newspaper, Oct 19, 2002   Interviews with labor, civil rights, women’s and peace organizations reveal a concerted nationwide campaign to maximize voter turnout in the Nov. 5 elections in an effort to wrest control of the House of Representatives from the Republican right wing and increase the one-vote Democratic margin in the Senate. A net gain of seven seats will give the Democrats control of the House.

Help Ireland Throw a Spanner in the works of the GATS Machine. (tags)

Help Ireland Throw a Spanner in the works of the GATS (http://www.gatswatch.org/index.html) Machine. A call to action Ireland (http://www.indymedia.ie/article133/) to anti-GATS campaigners worldwide.

Bush rewards bosses, invokes Taft-Hartley (tags)

LOS ANGELES – The labor movement reacted with outrage to George W. Bush’s decision to invoke the unionbusting Taft-Hartley Act to end an employer lockout of the West Coast International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). It was the first use of the law against the union since Richard Nixon invoked it in 1971 to interrupt a strike.

Half a Million Workers march through Madrid (tags)

Half a million workers march through Madrid against the "decretazo"

Voices of Anarchist Union Organizers (tags)

I asked a few folks to tell me a little about themselves and their views on organizing for unions. These six people identify as either an anarchist (with or without adjectives) or as an anti-authoritarian (an anarchist that doesn't know it yet!). They all work as union organizers or have worked as union organizers.

Building Bridges Radio-ILWU Locked Out &British Peace Rally of West Coast Ports (tags)

Building Bridges presents this 28 min radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK.

At long last, victory for the farmworkers! (tags)

It took a public appeal to the conscience to get the governor to drop his checkbook!

5 deaths of longshore workers prove hazardous conditions (tags)

There have been 5 deaths of longshore workers this year on the docks, demonstrating the hazardous working conditions. The World Socialist Website provides one perspective on what is to be done.

West Coast Ports Stay Shut (tags)

Shippers: W. Coast Ports Stay Shut - Sun Sep 29,11:35 PM ET - By JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press Writer

Short ILWU Analysis- whats at stake (tags)

The ILWU may be "only" 10,500 strong, but it's arguably one of the strongest and most militant unions in the US. It's never a good idea to get hysterical, but this is definitely a serious threat.

PMA reject agreement, Closes West Coast ports (tags)

From the ILWU website. KPCC also reported on this. What does it mean? Are the ports closed?

Capitalism, Fascism and World War 2 (tags)

The relationship of fascism and capitalism as illustrated by the events of World War 2

LA TIMES on ILWU with short update (tags)

Below is yesterday's LA times on ILWU possible lockout by the bosses. NYT reports today the lockout is averted

Farmworkers turn up the heat on Gov. Davis (tags)

Farmworkers and their supporters are turning up the heat on Gov. Davis, who is threatening to veto an important bill. A report from an S13 action, with audio clips.

SPFPA .... Amnerica's Security Union (tags)

Since 9/11 Security Officers from around the Country are joining SPFPA .... America's Union for Security Police Officers

Relying on failed strategies Union leaders place ILWU victory in jeopardy (tags)

Relying on big business politicians and refusing to mobilize their members to confront the employers' attacks is a strategy that has led to defeat after defeat for organized labor despite great sacrifice and heroism from the rank and file union member. There is little indication in the ILWU/PMA struggle that change is on the way.

9/5LA ILWU Press Conf (tags)

The ILWU has called an emergency press conference on the threat to use troops to break any strike action and/or to run the docks without the union.

Organized labor rallies in support of the UFW (tags)

“This is the number one labor issue right now in California,” said Miguel Contreras, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the L.A. County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. “On this Labor Day in the year 2002, this is THE issue for working families in California.”

Union members run for Congress (tags)

Even a brief look at the make-up of the 107th Congress helps explain why workers are catching hell these days. Yes, it is true that there are “friends of labor” who have 100 percent AFL-CIO voting records, but they find themselves out-gunned in a Congress whose 535 members include 150 millionaire lawyers, bankers and other business people.

NOON TODAY: UFW Rally in Downtown LA (tags)

TODAY - rally with the UFW at Governor Davis's LA office and urge him to sign SB 1736.

America's Union for Security Professionals (tags)

The International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) have represented security professionals for over 50 years. As a SPFPA Member, you gain:

SEIU are UNION BUSTERS (tags)

SEIU - SF Janitors To Picket Union Hall & Andy Sterns House by Bay Area Workers Democracy Network united@labornet.org (415)861-6810

Protest Racist Mascots in Fullerton (tags)

Tomorrow we are having a protest at the Fullerton Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees meeting. The protest will take place at 1051 W. Bastanchury Rd. (at the corner of Euclid and Bastanchury) in Fullerton. We want the Board to remove the racist Fullerton "Indian" and Sonora High School's Zapata mascot. The protest begins at 5PM, and we will enter the meeting at 7:30. Help us get busy, y'all.

Longshore rallies to Bush: Butt out (tags)

“Contract, Yes! Government intervention, No!” was the message of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), the AFL-CIO, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and many mayors at rallies up and down the West Coast, Aug. 12. Thousands took to the streets in protest of a threat by the Bush administration to take over ports militarily in the event that the union decides to strike.

New Colombian government slams door on peace (tags)

When Anne Patterson, U.S. ambassador to Colombia, called on the new government of ultra-rightist President Alvaro Uribe Velez to summon the reserves to fight against leftist guerrilla forces, Uribe’s minister of defense, Martha Lucia Ramirez, did just that on the following day.

Union Busting on the Docks and the Vast Rightwing Conspiracy (tags)

NEWS YOU CAN USE! UNION BUSTERS EXPOSED! A Website Containing Investigative Research on the CRIMINAL, Big Business / Government / Rightwing CONSPIRACY to Bust the ILWU and Destroy American Democracy (or what's left of it).... CHECK THIS OUT

URIBE: THE PERFECT MAN FOR WASHINGTON (tags)

ANNCOL exclusive interview with key figure in the Colombian opposition: Jaime Caicedo General Secretary of the Colombian Communist Party.

Farmworker March for Equality begins tomorrow (tags)

The California legislature just passed a bill that will help level the playing field between growers and farmworkers, but Gov. Davis is threatening to veto it. Tomorrow the UFW starts a 10-day "March for Equality" from Merced to Sacramento, ending with a big rally on Aug 25. Please join the rally in Sacramento, if you can!

ACTION ALERT: Bush trying to smash ILWU, the most powerful radical union in America (tags)

Bush is attempting to bust the most powerful radical union in America, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). They've done numerous solidarity actions for environmental, labor & human rights groups & they need our support on the West Coast.

Short list of ILWU Solidarity (tags)

Short List of ILWU Solidarity

ILWU faces historic moment for Union and Nation (tags)

ILWU faces historic moment for Union and Nation. story from portland indymedia.

Ish Flory, A lifetime champion of equality (tags)

In Chicago the month of August is a special time for the residents of the South Side. Every year on the second Saturday of that month the community celebrates its past, its present and its future with a huge outdoor party kicked off by the Bud Billiken parade.

Bush threatens troops in longshore dispute (tags)

LOS ANGELES – The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) revealed this week that a secret Bush administration task force has threatened a military takeover of West Coast ports if the union decides to strike.

Anarchism and the Labor Movement (tags)

The differences between Labor and anrachists need to be understood in order for any successful revolution is to take place

Globalizing labor against Coca-Cola (tags)

I first met Luis Adolfo Cardona in Bogota, Colombia. He was clearly traumatized. He told my Witness for Peace labor delegation that on December 5, 1996, he’d witnessed the murder of Isidro Segundo Gil inside a Coca-Cola plant.

Main St. goes to Wall St. (tags)

NEW YORK – Workers chanting, “Who’s city? Our city!” rallied here outside the New York Stock Exchange with laid-off workers from WorldCom, Enron and Arthur Andersen to tell Corporate America, “No more business as usual!”

Port Strike Impact (tags)

Copied from the Press Telegram, article gives you an idea of the impact of a port strike. Truckers are trying to leverage the situation, and organize into unions.

ELECTRICTY WORKERS’ UNION TARGETED (tags)

A campaign of terror and intimidation has been launched against the Colombian SINTRAELECOL trade union representing workers in the electricity industry. Recently seven leading members of the union were assassinated.

Victimized UPS Worker - Please Make Calls!! (tags)

**PLEASE FORWARD FAR AND WIDE** WHAT'S HAPPENING: On June 21st, in the middle of contract negotiations, United Parcel Service in Williston, Vermont fired Dawn Stanger for the crime of "stealing one minute."

Grassroots meeting urges good jobs now (tags)

LINTHICUM, MD. – Washington-based Good Jobs First (GJF) brought together 300 labor union, community and environmental activists July 11-13 to demand that corporations provide living wage jobs with health care and union rights in exchange for the tens of billions of dollars in annual taxpayer subsidies they enjoy.

UNION ACCUSES COCA-COLA OF MURDER (tags)

Colombian food industry workers are holding an International Public Hearing into the assassination of 14 of its activists. The union alleges that the Colombian state and the Coca-Cola Corporation are jointly responsible.

Labor solidarity backs West Coast dockers (tags)

OAKLAND – Leaders of unions representing transport workers from around the world locked arms at a Solidarity Day rally here on June 27 in support of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). The ILWU is in the battle of its life, faced with a threatened lockout by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) – and the danger that President Bush will invoke the Taft-Hartley Act in the event of a strike or slowdown.

HAMEED KHAN AND ALL QUETTA STRIKE LEADERS AND WORKERS RELEASED! (tags)

COURAGE AND DETERMINATION IN STRUGGLE FORCES THE DICTATORSHIP TO RETREAT

Strikers as Terrorists? (tags)

June 27, 2002 A CounterPunch Exclusive Strikers as Terrorists? Ridge Calls Longshoremen's Chief by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair

Homeland Security & Union Busting (tags)

In a CounterPunch exclusive, Alexander Cockburn shows how the Bush Administration's phony and fascist "War on Terrorism" is being waged against decent working people here at home.

98 UNIONISTS KILLED SO FAR THIS YEAR (tags)

"We do not want expressions of condolence from a government during whose mandate assassinations of trade union leaders have increased astronomically," Colombian unionists say.

Networked Web/Microradio Broadcast of Major Portworkers Rally (tags)

The Portworkers Rally at the Port of Oakland at 11:00 am on June 27, 2002 will be broadcast over a web/microradio network along the West Coast. A live microradio broadcast from the Port of Oakland will be received by the SF IMC and web cast to other IMC's, where the streams will be picked up and broadcast via the Internet and microradio, such as on www.killradio.org.

URGENT - Italy: Police raids on COBAS Confederation (tags)

SERIOUS ACT OF PROVOCATION BY THE JUDICIARY AGAINST THE COBAS CONFEDERATION

Bolivar in Argentina (tags)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - Protesters blocked highways, while many teachers and state workers stayed home on Wednesday as Argentina's third-largest union led a 24-hour strike in the latest protest over President Eduardo Duhalde's handling of a devastating four-year recession.

Korean and Latino workers in struggle together! (tags)

A very spirited Multi-Ethnic demonstration in support of workers attempting to Unionize the Assi Supermarket at 8th and Oxford took place May 18th. Participants included the Korean Immigrant Workers Association(KIWA), Immigrant Workers Union, Chirla, MIWA, The Bus Riders Union, the National Lawyers Guild, and others...

New at anarchosyndicalism.org (tags)

lots of new stuff

POLICE ATTACK MAY DAY PROTEST (tags)

The human rights director of the CUT trade union federation is still in hospital after police beat him round the head with bats on a May Day protest in the city of Cali. After being identified by military intelligence agents various other union and social leaders were also attacked.

New United States of Israel (tags)

(Washington D.C., May 5) - President Bush astonished even his closest advisors today by issuing a Presidential Decree announcing that the State of Israel has become the 51st state of the union. Additionally, President Bush declared that he was renaming the union itself to the "New United States of Israel."

May Day Protest at Pasadena City College: Dolores Huerta Supports Campus Labor (tags)

300 students, staff, and faculty march in solidarity with workers around the world on May 2.

OIL EMERGENCY IN COLOMBIA (tags)

Workers shut down the country's main oil refinery in Barrancabermeja after right-wing gunmen kill yet another trade union leader.

Carpenter's Union Rally at Bonaventure - Downtown LA (tags)

Several dozen people had a loud and spirited rally outside the Bonaventure in Downtown LA yesterday. (3-20-01)

Is Greenpeace A Union Buster? (tags)

It seems that environmental warrior group Greenpeace may have added a new enemy to its list of evildoers … Union Organizers. No, I'm sure that the folks at Greenpeace are good card carrying liberals. They just don't seem to like union organizing when it involves their own employees or those affiliated with their solicitation groups.

Socialist Party USA Response to the State of the Union Address (tags)

On January 29, 2002 President George W. Bush gave his first "official" State of the Union Address since taking office. As an opposition party in the United States, the Socialist Party USA offers this response to the President's speech, and to the Democratic response.

The Shortwave Report 2/1/02 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A 30 minute review of news and opinions recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast-13.7MB & quick/streaming-3.4MB. With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast upon notification. Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Spain, Cuba.

What's the true State of the Union? (tags)

Bush told us his version of the State of the Union on Tuesday - what do you think?

UNION BUSTING! In the Fund for Public Interest (tags)

One of the largest progressive non profits in the nation, is attempting to silence workers who tried to oganize a labor union!

Enough is Never Enough When It Comes to Profits (tags)

Next up slavery...

International Struggle Against Corporate Bosses/NOT (tags)

If only..

Brussels: 100,000 trade unionists for people not profit (tags)

Reposting from Indymedia UK: Brussels on Thursday , December 13th, saw possibly the largest ever demonstration of trade union strength across Europe. Well over 100,000 people took five hours (on a working day) to march through the capital of the 'Europe of Profit' under the slogan, "Europe: it's us!"

Some History of UFW: From Book: LA CAUSA: The Migrant Farmworkers Story Larios (tags)

This is sold in some parts of our country as a childrens book. Really it is more like Labor Studies or Chicano Studies or U.S. History. 93 pages. Authors Dana Catharine de Ruiz and Richard Larios with Mr. Alex Haley, General Editor. Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers.

Colombian Congressman Assassinated (tags)

``Life in this country is worthless,'' a fellow member of congress, Jose Alfredo Escobar, said at the scene of the assassination.

Osama bin Laden and Taliban Products of Cold War Battle Against Soviet Union (tags)

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Sonali Kolhatkar, vice president with the Afghan Women's Mission, who summarizes the history of U.S. relations with Islamic fundamentalist groups in Afghanistan, while expressing concern about the character of new U.S. allies there.

US Encircling Russia (tags)

"Oil is only part of the fascinating treasure in the former Soviet Union. For instance, Siberia is a treasure trove house of gold, natural gas, virgin forest and more. This vast wealth is only part of the reason Washington wants to dominate the former Soviet Union. The rest of the reason is this: only the former Soviet Republics have the military might to resist U.S. imperial expansion."

Teach-In: Criminalization of Global Dissent, October 5-6, Ottawa (tags)

End the Arms Race is spearheading an international coalition of unions and peace and anti-corporate globalization groups who are organizing an international teach-in on the militarization and criminalization of dissent. The teach-in will be held October 5/6 in Ottawa Canada during the meetings of the NATO-Parliamentary Assembly.

Peoples will be independent (tags)

"The attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center are the most important event in world history since the collapse of the Soviet Union."

Labor Day Events in Los Angeles (tags)

Labor Day Events in Los Angeles. (See also pictures posted by Slobodan Dimitrov)

After 6 Years Leading AFL-CIO, John Sweeney Has Achieved Mixed Results (tags)

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with David Moberg, a senior editor at In These Times, who assesses John Sweeney's leadership and the institutional barriers hindering union organizing in the U.S.

Pictsweet Rally in Ventura (tags)

Hundreds attended a rally Sept 1 supporting the efforts of farm workers employed by the Pictsweet company as they attempt to negotiate a union contract.

Teamsters Dump Turtles to Pass Bush Energy Plan (tags)

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Jason Mark, clean vehicles program director with the Union of Concerned Scientists, discusses the environmental consequences of the Bush energy policy and the labor/industry coalition that lobbied to pass the president's bill(A RealAudio Version of this interview may be found At http://www.btlonline.org).

Local Union members demand money back from the energy companies at rally (tags)

Union Members rallied today to demand :"We want all the money back" from the energy companies.

Coca-Cola in 'terror campaign' (tags)

Bottling plants in Colombia alleged to have used rightwing death squads to terrorise workers.

Union Workers and Supporters Rally at San Diego Union Tribune (tags)

300 plus people gathered in front of the San Diego Union Tribune to rally in support of Union Workers who have been involved in a nine-year struggle with the paper for a decent contract. the paper has responded with dirty tactics and typical union busting techniques.

WTO chief blasts 'dot.com types' (tags)

"It would strengthen the hand of those who seek change if some NGOs would distance themselves from... anti-globalisation dot.com types who trot out slogans that are trite, shallow and superficial" WTO chief Mike Moore

FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE CAMPESINOS (tags)

¡NO MAS! NO MORE! STOP THE DIRTY WAR! In Colombia, paramilitary butchers, operating in collusion with the US/Canada government-and corporate-backed Colombian Army and National Police, selectively murder and massacre unarmed civilians with impunity. See URL's below for more info.

Delete Duplicates from SD Union Tribune (tags)

There have been at least 5 or more postings from the San Diego Union Tribune glorifing police and most of these are repetitive. Not only are duplicates out of order but it is my understanding that Independent Media is for original news, not reprints from the capitalist press.

Mexican Workers Want Independent Union at Nike/Reebok Contractor (tags)

The January walkout sparked an international solidarity campaign

The History of Free Speech in San Diego, or Can't Jail the Spirit! (tags)

In 1912, the IWW (the Wobblies) were brutally suppressed in a struggle to maintain a freespeech area in downtown San Diego.

Photo: State Budget Surplus Stolen! (tags)

Photo: Union Activist at "Stop Rolling Blackmail!" Protest with sign reading "State Budget Surplus Stolen!"

Bus Riders Union Sit-in at the MTA Board (tags)

The Bus Riders Union shut down MTA's board meeting, in the face of the board's attempts to terminate the BRU consent decree, weaken the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and build the Eastside Light Rail.

UCSD STUDENTS, JANITORS’ UNION VOW ESCALATE ACTIONS (tags)

The UCSD Students For Economic Justice (SEJ) will hold a major demo continue the immense pressure on the administration at UCSD.

Comments on Hollander (tags)

Comments on the Hollander strike.

STUDENTS AND JANITORS MARCH FOR LIVING WAGES AND RESPECT (tags)

March followed a live performance from OZOMATLI; Students demanded to rehire unlawfully fired worker, and living wages.

Labor Marches to Illegal Perimeter (tags)

being carried by labor union marchers to the illegal perimeter in Quebec City to protest the FTAA.

Legal fund established for Pacifica radio protester (tags)

Edwin Johnston was falsely arrested for protesting at Pacifica radio station KPFT in Houston. A legal fund has been set up to help him fight for his rights.

Successful Labor Organizing Among Vietnamese-Americans:From The Atlanta Library (tags)

In 1989 the UAW feared decertication. They translated leaflets. Later the Aluminum, Brick and Glass Union had the same dilemma.They contacted Asian Alliance of Pacific Labor organizer Ho Lai an organizer with United Food and Commercial Workers Union. Together, they put house meetings on the agenda and Vietnamese-American workers showed up. Their work was successful in 3 key avenues.

A Gardena CA company with 120 employees told to stay in California (tags)

A injunction sought by National Relations Labor Board to proect 120 employees of Quadtrech. The minimum wage employees were members of the Communication Wokers of America.

United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers Endorse Nader (tags)

Under federal election law — and given our union's policies and structure — we have no way of letting you know when our national union, or an autonomous UE local union, has taken democratic action to endorse a candidate for federal office on our website.

8/31 Letter to UTU leadership from the Bus Riders Union (tags)

While the corporate media try to pit the MTA's striking drivers against bus passengers, this pre-strike letter of support for the strike from the Bus Rider's union provides a needed dose of reality about the actual issues--and villians--involved.

Bus Riders Union and the MTA (tags)

A short Report from the Saturday Bus Riders Union meeting regarding the MTA strike

L.A. Times' Coverage of the MTA strike (tags)

A letter adressing the LA times' one-sided coverage of the current MTA strike.

The 6th of October Union in Mexico and Han Young (tags)

The 6th of October Union of Workers in Industry & Commerce began a strike in Jume 1997 in Tijuana. Striking against Han Young which is division of Hyudai. The owrkers weled chassis for tractor trailers of semi trailers [18 wheelers]. The protests have begun again in year 2000.

Maquiladoras (tags)

The terrible human costs and environmentals damages due to the Mexican Maquiladora programs. The Mexico City Bus Drivers Union SUTAUR 100 named for a bus route in the D.F. and the PRI crushing of this union in 1996 with various means including kidnapping of Judge Uzcanga and his eventual death.

Bus Riders Union Charges Al Gore with Supporting Policies of Transit Racism (tags)

On Tuesday, August 15th, the Bus Riders Union marched from MacArthur Park to the Staples Center to demand that Gore immediately enforce the civil rights Consent Decree between the Bus Riders Union and the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) under his federal powers through the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Bus Riders Union Charges Al Gore with Supporting Policies of Transit Racism (tags)

On Tuesday, August 15th, the Bus Riders Union marched from MacArthur Park to the Staples Center to demand that Gore immediately enforce the civil rights Consent Decree between the Bus Riders Union and the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) under his federal powers through the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

*bus riders union march (tags)

a thousand more buses a thousand less police get off the bus and fight for us

Bus Riders' Union Marches (tags)

The Bus Rider's Union marched today. What are they about, and why do bus riders need to unionize?

A Message from the International Longshore & Warehouse Union to D2KLA (tags)

letter of support from ILWU to D2KLA

Bus Riders Union charges Al Gore with supporting policies of transit racism (tags)

At 12pm Tuesday, August 15th, the Bus Riders Union will march from MacArthur Park to the Staples Center demanding that Vice President Gore immediately enforce the civil rights Consent Decree between the Bus Riders Union and the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) under his federal powers through the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Organized Labor to Take Part in Democratic Convention Protests (tags)

Organized labor has announced plans to take part in the D2K protests.

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