PHILADELPHIA – The City Council’s passage of a $3.4 billion budget on June 11, a budget that includes steep cuts in a local income tax that funds many municipal services, has prompted anxiety and anger among city workers here.
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.
ST. LOUIS – This Fourth of July, activists from across the country joined activists here, workers to defeat George W. Bush in this battleground state.
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
TUCSON, Ariz. – Sanitation workers here are fighting back against the threat of privatization.
DALLAS – North Texans were among the many Americans worried when the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) was signed May 28 by the foreign ministers of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and U.S. trade representative Robert Zoellick.
News Analysis PITTSBURGH – Revivals uplift the heart and soberly prepare the head for Monday morning.
TUCSON, Ariz. – Communist Party leaders and activists met here to discuss plans to bring out the broadest possible Mexican American and Latino vote to defeat the ultra right in the November elections and to strengthen the CPUSA’s work among this section of the population.
ATLANTA – Linda Fields is an organizer with 1199 Health Care workers in Philadelphia. She was one of the delegates at the Atlanta convention of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists who went out to register new voters May 29 during the meeting’s Friday morning session.
WASHINGTON (PAI)–The Service Employees Union will start in June to recruit individuals who want to join the union but who don’t have a contract.