Labor News

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.

Labor fightback sweeps NYC

NEW YORK – A four-day wave of labor fightback swept this city June 7-10, winning victories for thousands of health care workers and energizing other unions locked in battles with the city administration.

Tucson sanitation workers: Dont privatize our city jobs!

TUCSON, Ariz. – Sanitation workers here are fighting back against the threat of privatization.

CAFTA disaster opposed

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.

Reinvest in America: Dump Bush in 2004

News Analysis PITTSBURGH – Revivals uplift the heart and soberly prepare the head for Monday morning.

Workers confront Visteon violence

BEDFORD, Ind. – To workers on the mass picket line at the Visteon auto parts plant here, it seems like the company, a Ford spin-off, has planned long and hard to systematically slash their wages and wipe out their jobs.

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