Labor

                
  • World labor: Let the inspectors work

    World labor: Let the inspectors work

    February 7, 2003 By Fred Gaboury

    The AFL-CIO added its voice to the growing opposition to war with Iraq last week when federation President John Sweeney joined with John Monks, general secretary of the British Trades Union Congress, to urge President Bush...

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  • AFL-CIO tells Bush and Congress: Get real on the economy

    AFL-CIO tells Bush and Congress: Get real on the economy

    January 31, 2003 By Fred Gaboury

    The AFL-CIO charged in a Jan. 27 report that, despite President Bush’s rosy claims, the economy is in worse shape than it was two years ago when measured by all the key indicators important to working...

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  • Layoffs hit P&W workers

    Layoffs hit P&W workers

    January 31, 2003

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut continues to reel from layoffs, as 600 Pratt & Whitney (P&W) workers join the ranks of 2,800 state workers who received pink slips in the last week. Daily rallies by thousands of...

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  • Guilty coal operator takes no action

    Guilty coal operator takes no action

    January 30, 2003 By Evelina Alarcon

    TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, Ala. – This is the second bitter winter for 13 families in Brookwood, Ala. They are awaiting a full accounting of the worst coal mining disaster in 17 years and the “official” report from...

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  • Sugar workers win strike victory

    Sugar workers win strike victory

    January 30, 2003

    BALTIMORE – Domino Sugar workers voted overwhelmingly, Jan. 11 to ratify a new three-year contract, crowning with victory their 35-day strike at the refinery in the inner harbor here. It was the first strike at the...

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