Mark Twain’s famous quote is what Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) paraphrased to thousands of progressive activists at the America’s Future Now conference this week regarding the Employee Free Choice Act.

That’s what the People’s Weekly World reported last week. It was in response to articles circulated online suggesting that “card-check” — joining a union by signing a card — is “dead” because of Democratic compromises.

Our labor editor John Wojcik got an exclusive interview with Harkin at the America’s Future conference. Harkin, the point-person in the Senate for the Employee Free Choice Act, said there are five compromise bills under consideration and every one of them keeps card-check in place. Two of the five compromises had been reported in the People’s Weekly World earlier.

That’s just one live story we are reporting from the America’s Future conference, where progressive labor, political action, health care, civil rights, youth and student activists and more gather to push forward a progressive agenda for America. In addition, the People’s Weekly World has a table there with sample copies of the newspaper and other reading materials.

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Teresa Albano
Teresa Albano

Teresa Albano is a staff writer for People's World and an award-winning journalist. Born and raised in Chicago, Albano is a member of the Chicago News Guild-Communications Workers of America and has been covering political, labor and social justice issues for more than 25 years. Albano was the first woman editor-in-chief of People's World, 2003-2010, leading the transition from weekly print to daily online publishing and establishing PW's social media presence.

Albano lived in New York City for 13 years and has traveled throughout the United States and abroad, including to India, Cuba, Angola, Italy and to Paris for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. She received awards from International Labor Communications Association, National Federation of Press Women and Illinois Woman Press Association, including its prestigious Silver Feather Award. Albano attends Northeastern Illinois University and recently received NEIU's Future Alumni Leader award. She will graduate in December 2016. 

Combining her passion for swimming and for social justice, she founded the blog, Swimming Social, during the 2016 Rio Games.