The Academy Awards: A new generation comes into its own

After a 14-week strike, members of the Writers Guild of America won a significant victory in a new contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and the 80th annual Academy Awards show went on as scheduled Feb. 24.

Women voters, womens demands

The media has talked a lot about women voters during the course of the Democratic primaries, noting their historic chance to vote for a female nominee, and speculating on their choices.

Is food from cloned animals safe?

The Food and Drug Administration announced in January that meat and milk from cloned animals was as safe to eat as that from traditional animals. However, the Agriculture Department asked the cloning industry to prolong the ban on marketing such foods during an expected “transition” period of several months. Steven Sundlof of the FDA said it might be several years before widespread commercialization, since cloned animals need to mature and provide sufficient offspring.


Letters - March 1, 2008

Great victory in Cyprus World Puzzler More on Washington Satellite shootdown Musical diplomacy

Bread and roses in 2008

We salute the history, struggles and achievements of women worldwide that will be celebrated on March 8, International Women’s Day. It’s no surprise that this holiday began in the labor movement.

Foreclosing on the American dream

A sticker attached to the Baltimore Sun last week announced, “Foreclosed home auction … March 8-11 … Over 500 homes must be sold!”

Teamsters, Kucinich team up vs. union-busting

CLEVELAND — Congressman Dennis Kucinich has gotten behind embattled truck drivers and warehouse workers fighting to recover jobs from a union-busting beer distributor.


Black History celebration looks to future

OAKLAND. Calif. — Beneath a bright cluster of black, red, gold and green balloons, history was coming to life.


Health care union kicks off united bargaining

OAKLAND, Calif. — Health care workers represented by United Healthcare Workers-West (UHW) kicked off their campaign to renegotiate nearly 200 hospital and nursing home contracts covering over 75,000 workers with a spirited march and rally Feb. 20 at the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center campus here.


Warning: SAVE Act goes wrong way on immigration

WASHINGTON — The Secure America Through Verification and Enforcement Act (SAVE) is an enforcement only, anti-immigrant bill that will make life worse for immigrants and their families while doing nothing to solve our country’s undocumented immigration problem.

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