ILWU rep brings greetings from Danny Glover to CBTU

Clarence Thomas, executive board member of CBTU Northern California and executive board member of ILWU Local 10, read Danny Glover’s greetings to the CBTU convention.

CBTU calls for Bush defeat

SAN FRANCISCO – A defiant William “Bill” Lucy, president of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), blasted the policies of the Bush administration in his keynote speech to the more than 1,400 delegates attending the organization’s 32nd Convention, May 21-26.

CPUSA hosts health care meet

NEW YORK – “Health care is a life or death question,” said Scott Marshall, Communist Party USA (CPUSA) Labor Secretary, at a recent national meeting here. “Sixty million people are without health care each year, and that number is growing. People are being turned away from hospitals, being denied medicine – people are dying because of this crisis.”

Outsourcing slashes pay of auto parts workers

DETROIT – Last week Chrysler Group announced the sale of its 60 percent stake in its New Castle, Ind., parts plant to Metaldyne Corporation. Along with the sale, it was announced that plant workers will be forced to take a pay cut from $28 to $18 an hour.