September

Agriprocessors Inc. faces union fight in Brooklyn warehouse

The Forward, America’s most influential Jewish newspaper, is running a story on immigration and labor issues at the Agriprocessors Brooklyn plant that reveals the Rubaskins likely were knowingly hiring illegal immigrants. In addition, a case involving union organization at the plant is being petitioned to the Supreme Court.

Thousands take back Labor Day at festival during GOP convention

Many of the thousands of young people gathered at Harriet Island in the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minn., on Sept. 1 probably never heard of folk musician Woody Guthrie or labor organizer Joe Hill, but they cheered when musicians Steve Earle and Tom Morello evoked the memories of these labor icons at the 'Take Back Labor Day' Festival there during the GOP convention.

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Its time for Doctor Obama

“We’re here to support Barack Obama and to speak on the issues facing working families especially the failing American dream and the failed policies of Bush and McCain.'

Machinists endorse Obama for president

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., -- The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today delivered a full-throated endorsement for Barack Obama following a personal appeal from New York Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton at the union's national convention in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Growing jobless figures impact presidential race

The official jobless rate topped 6.1 percent in August bringing the plight of U.S. workers into the center of the political arena as the presidential campaign enters its final eight weeks.

Striking Machinists at Boeing ask: How do you hide $13 billion?

“How do you hide $13 billion? Do you stuff it in an airplane? Do you give it to the CEO? Or, do you share it with your workers?”

Strike shuts down Boeing Company

27,000 members of the International Association of Machinists (IAM) union shut down Boeing, the nation’s largest aircraft maker, Sept. 6 as they formed picket lines at all company facilities in Washington state, Oregon and Kansas.

Did a Mississippi raid protect right-wing politicians?

LAUREL, Miss. — On August 25, immigration agents swooped down on Howard Industries, a Mississippi electrical equipment factory, taking 481 workers to a privately-run detention center in Jena, Louisiana.

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