January 31

                
  • Obamas stimulus plan must be passed now

    Obamas stimulus plan must be passed now

    January 24, 2009 By John Case

    The $825 billion stimulus plan proposed by Congress and applauded by Barack Obama should be approved immediately. Despite some noted imperfections — probably too much is dedicated to tax cuts, and even though it is the...

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  • King birthday celebrated on picket line

    King birthday celebrated on picket line

    January 24, 2009

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. — In response to Barack Obama’s appeal for volunteer service on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Jan. 19, hundreds of union members and their allies marched on the picket line at the National...

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  • This land is our land

    This land is our land

    January 24, 2009

    Following Barack Obama on stage at the “We Are One” pre-inaugural concert Jan. 18, Pete Seeger, legendary folk singer and labor, civil rights and peace activist, joined by Bruce Springsteen and Seeger's grandson Tao Seeger, leads...

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  • REPORTERS NOTEBOOK: AFL-CIO marks King Day with action

    REPORTERS NOTEBOOK: AFL-CIO marks King Day with action

    January 24, 2009

    NEW ORLEANS — Each year the AFL-CIO celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day in a different city. This year, it was symbolic that the labor federation chose to hold the event here, with about 1,000 union...

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  • Mexican govt attacks miners union

    Mexican govt attacks miners union

    January 24, 2009

    Since 2006, the right-wing Mexican governments of Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderon have been engaged in a war of nerves with the National Union of Mine, Metal and Allied Workers. Calderon has now escalated the fight...

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