February

Kennedy challenges Smithfield, Homeland Security

The firing of workers trying to unionize at the Smithfield meat packing plant in Tar Heel, N.C., has prompted Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) to take aim at the Department of Homeland Security.

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Yales hospital: Poster child for union-busting

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) is 650 miles from the notorious anti-worker Smithfield Foods livestock processing factory in Tar Heel, N.C. On Smithfield’s killing floors and in New Haven’s healing wards, the workers have something in common. Their employers use illegal, anti-democratic union-busting tactics to deny a voice on the job.

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Dr. King showed worker rights are civil rights

Excerpts from the remarks of Roger Toussaint, president of New York City’s Transport Workers Union Local 100, on the occasion of its Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemoration, Jan. 15.

Profits up, but Chrysler cuts

FENTON, Mo. — An autoworker who is a member of the Missouri Legislature says Chrysler’s announcement that it is gutting 1,300 jobs from its South Assembly Plant here has “more to do with the bargaining climate than with the car sales.”