August

Unity and the grass roots are labors real power

It’s been a long time since the labor movement has been so united, so energized and so mobilized. This remarkable upsurge is based on fierce determination by union members to defeat George Bush and elect John Kerry.

Rally protests cuts in widows pensions

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. – Over 500 outraged steelworkers marched at Ispat-Inland Steel here Aug. 9 to demand an end to cuts in widows’ pensions.

Why working people must defeat Bush in November

NEW YORK – Recently, while announcing a major anti-Bush labor protest during the Republican National Convention, New York City Central Labor Council (NYCCLC) President Brian McLaughlin called George W. Bush “the working person’s worst nightmare.” Indeed, the policies of the Bush administration seem like a bad dream.

Union cites perils of unmanned locomotives

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (PAI) — Another “remote-controlled” train accident could have been a terrible catastrophe, but wasn’t, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen newspaper reported.

UFCW breakthrough at Wal-Mart in Quebec

JONQUIERE, Quebec (PAI) — The United Food and Commercial Workers broke through the Wal-Mart blockade on Aug. 3, becoming certified to represent 160-170 workers at the retailer’s supercenter in Jonquiere, Quebec.

Calif. hotel workers rally for contracts

Thousands of California hotel workers rallied in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego Aug. 13 to press their contract demands, with health care, pensions, contracting out, workload and wages heading the list. UNITE HERE, which represents the workers, is also seeking uniform contract expirations in 10 major cities in 2006.

AFL-CIO gets down to nuts and bolts

CHICAGO — If America’s union members have anything to say about it, come Nov. 2 this country’s ship of state will be making a sharp course correction

Defeat Bush movement spurs mass voter sign-up

Leaders of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance had a busy day planned for Aug. 21.

Talbert Trailer workers march for justice

Rensselaer, Ind. — “Hands off our health care!” and “No justice, no peace,” echoed through the streets here July 31 as hundreds of steelworkers marched to protest the lockout of the Talbert Trailer workers.

NYC Labor Council says, Bush must go!

NEW YORK — On the morning of Aug. 2, representatives of New York City labor turned out for a press conference in front of Madison Square Garden, site of the Republican National Convention later this month.

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