March

10,000 flight attendants at Southwest voting on new contract

The nearly 10,000 flight attendants at Southwest Airlines—members of Transportation Workers (TWU) Local 556—are voting on a new four-year agreement that includes a number of improvements, including pay raises.

National Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture Month

The basketball and hip-hop culture fusion born in 1984 that is known now as The 'Dunkadelic-Era' In America, 1984-Present. The 'Dunkadelic-Era' is celebrating its 25th Anniversary during the year 2009 (1984-2009).

Nigeria: Maritime union holds conference despite attack

Despite last Friday's bloody attack on their secretariat by suspected hoodlums, members of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), will tomorrow hold their national delegates conference to elect a new set of officials to run the affairs of their union for the next four years.

The presidents bad joke and the GOPs backwardness

The hallowed halls of political power in Washington, DC are known for a great many things. But if we’re being entirely candid, humor is not among them. This is not to say that the inhabitants of the city are incapable of being funny, even when laughter is not the response the politicians desired.

Chicago Archbishop calls for immigration reform

CHICAGO – Speaking at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Albany Park here, Archbishop Cardinal Francis George called on President Obama to put a stop to deportation raids and to pass fair and compassionate comprehensive immigration reform this year.

World Notes: India, Iraq, Turkey, Haiti and Cuba

India: New left electoral coalition is formed Iraq: Marshland crisis continues Southern Africa: Trade talks contentious Haiti: Aristide party fights for election participation Cuba: Bonds tightened with Central America

GUINEA-BISSAU: Teachers strike over non-pay

BISSAU (IRIN) -- Intermittent teacher strikes that have disrupted the school year since October 2008 are on again as most of the country’s teachers went on strike on 19 March over salary arrears, according to the Union of Teachers.

Trade unions to G20: Half measures will not fix broken global economy

Brussels, 23 March 2009 (ITUC OnLine): In a worldwide push for action by G20 governments to pull the global economy out of recession and chart a new course for job creation, financial regulation and global governance, trade unions across the world are today delivering a common set of demands to their national governments. The five-point union plan, which includes detailed policy proposals, sets out the actions needed to tackle the crisis and build a fairer and more sustainable world economy for the future.

Rush Limbaugh joins CEOs with anti-Employee Free Choice threats

CLEVELAND – The labor movement here is actively mobilizing to support the Employee Free Choice Act, which would weaken the ability of companies to intimidate workers from joining a union.

Celebrate Deaf History Month March 13 - April 15, 2009

Most American public libraries own or have access to books and videos related to American Sign Language, deaf culture and history. The public is also encouraged to look up information at the library or on the Internet about great American heroes, like Laurent Clerc (deaf) and Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (hearing).

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