Labor News

L.A. County Fed gears up for offensive

LOS ANGELES — Labor history was made Sept. 30 as the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, held U.S. labor’s first-ever central labor council congress.

Why working people must defeat Bush in November

NEW YORK – Recently, while announcing a major anti-Bush labor protest during the Republican National Convention, New York City Central Labor Council (NYCCLC) President Brian McLaughlin called George W. Bush “the working person’s worst nightmare.” Indeed, the policies of the Bush administration seem like a bad dream.

Defeat Bush movement spurs mass voter sign-up

Leaders of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance had a busy day planned for Aug. 21.

NYC labor to protest at GOP convention

NEW YORK – In a break from a more than 20-year tradition, this city’s labor movement will forego its usual celebratory parade and instead hold a Labor Day protest of the Bush administration in front of the Republican National Convention.

Midwest vote project in high gear

ST. LOUIS – This Fourth of July, activists from across the country joined activists here, workers to defeat George W. Bush in this battleground state.

Unions slam war, call for Bush ouster

SAN FRANCISCO – Delegates to conventions of two of the nation’s largest unions last week cheered as their leaders blasted George W. Bush for lying to justify war on Iraq and for torture of Iraqi detainees. Both unions called for Bush’s ouster in the Nov. 2 election and urged a fight to end the Republican majority grip on the House and Senate. click here for Spanish text

Ohio unionists rev up to defeat Bush

CLEVELAND – In this city’s “labor walk,” 326 union members from 20 unions went door to door, talking to other union members in their homes June 12.

Justice bus rolls through Houston

HOUSTON – The Harris County AFL-CIO Sixth Annual Justice Bus visited seven employers here on June 8. The purpose was to cite them for their good or bad treatment of workers and whether they allowed employees to form unions and bargain.

Arizona workers gear up for 2004 elections

PHOENIX – Thousands of trade union activists poured into the Wyndham Hotel in downtown Phoenix on May 6 to hear Democratic Party presidential candidate John Kerry speak and to launch the Arizona Labor 2004 Kickoff campaign to kick George W. Bush out of the White House and send him packing back to Texas.

GOP trickery in overtime fight

WASHINGTON (PAI) – If you can’t beat ’em, try to fool ’em. That was the latest GOP strategy when dealing with the issue of workers’ overtime pay. Despite the Senate’s 52-47 pro-overtime vote on May 4, it could work – if voters don’t pay attention.

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