March

Equality, or not: Threat of two-tier workforce is fault line of U.S. immigration policies

Equality has become an unmentionable word in Congress. It doesn’t come even once in the 300-page omnibus immigration bill introduced last week by Senator Arlen Specter, nor in any of the others Congress is considering. They all deny equality to millions of people. In the testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which Specter chairs, no one even dares to advocate it.

N.Y. transit leader calls for new vote

NEW YORK — The battle between bus and subway workers represented by Transport Workers Union Local 100 and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority continues. Last week, over the objections of the MTA, the Public Employee Relations Board ordered both sides back to the bargaining table.

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"Were here to stay!" Nations largest immigrant rights rally rocks Windy City

Hundreds of thousands of people from all over Chicago and surrounding areas marched here March 10 in one of the biggest pro-immigrant demonstrations in U.S. history, displaying massive support for immigrant rights.

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Cartoon book depicts labors fighting spirit

The opinion cartoon on a newspaper’s editorial page has more impact than any block of copy. A cartoon quickly draws the reader in visually and can make a statement quickly. The drawing simplifies a subject, making it digestible for readers.

Gulf Coast Update

Bodies still being found Bush, lies and videotape Immigrant workers win back pay Act to extend jobless benefits

Oakland City Council OKs card-check measure

OAKLAND, Calif. — This city became the first to tell a cable company it must agree to recognize a union based on card check when the City Council late last month passed an ordinance requiring city franchise holders to accept the procedure.

Reflections on New Mexicos minimum wage fight

Commentary New Mexico has just gone through two major campaigns to enact a higher minimum wage law. One was a ballot referendum in Albuquerque in November 2005. The other was to pass a bill in the recent session of the State Legislature to cover the whole state. Both efforts were defeated.

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Globalization and women workers

Is the “globalization” that George Bush supports good or, at least, inevitable, as people from the capitalist class claim? And what impact has it had on women workers?

98.6 a healthy number

Ninety-eight point six is a symbol of good health and that’s the percent of members of Change to Win unions in California whose locals have submitted solidarity charters and are now considered full members of the California AFL-CIO, said Art Pulaski, president of the state federation.

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The World of Peggy Lipschutz: Women, workers, angels soul of her purposeful art

Peggy Lipschutz, 87, picked up a small brush and eyed an unfinished painting. She added a dab of color to the figure of an older woman sitting in thought, with an angel in the background.

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