Labor News

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Machinists show grit as strike enters month two

The strike launched Sept. 4 by the Machinists against Boeing, the nation’s largest airplane maker, shows perhaps as well as anything else the rising tide of anger among American workers and their determination to fight.

Union leader Rugola: This is our fight for democracy

COLUMBUS, Ohio — At organized labor’s Get Out The Vote mobilization here last week, Ohio AFL-CIO President Joe Rugola announced that he will walk across the state, stopping at shut-down facilities, to publicize the over 122,000 jobs lost in that state due to the policies of the Bush administration. The “Walk for Economic Recovery” will kick off Oct. 5 in Youngstown, with a public rally at one of the many closed steel mills in the Mahoning Valley.