Patricia Johnson, president of the 6,000-member Washington D.C.-Southern Maryland branch of the American Postal Workers Union, is angry - and she should be. Two of her members have died from inhalation anthrax and hundreds more may have contracted the disease.
WASHINGTON - With the war on Afghanistan entering its third week, the death toll is rising for both Americans and Afghanis and so are the warnings that military force will bring neither justice nor peace.
WASHINGTON - Leaders of organizations with millions of members denounced the Republican-majority House for pushing a $100-billion tax giveaway to big corporations while providing no help for millions of jobless workers.
LOS ANGELES - Momentous gains have been made in the case of five South Carolina dockworkers known as the Charleston 5. After almost two years under house arrest, the five were released Oct. 12.
Under cover of 'fighting terrorism,' the Bush administration is ramrodding its ultra-right agenda through Congress. Emergency mobilization is needed to stop this runaway train. To reach your Congresspersons, call 1-800-393-1082 and you will be connected via the AFL-CIO.
CHICAGO - Donna Dewitt, president of the South Carolina AFL-CIO, will be the guest speaker at the Chicago People's Weekly World awards banquet Sunday, Nov. 18.
WASHINGTON - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sent letters to all 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives urging them to vote 'No' on final passage of the Ashcroft anti-terrorism bill, which grants police sweeping new powers of surveillance and detention.