News Anaylsis Hindsight is 20-20 vision, so the saying goes. When Ronald Reagan declared war on labor, he began by destroying the PATCO (air traffic controllers) union. Everyone can see that now. All of labor and the progressive movements now know that Reagan’s attack on PATCO began a 20-plus year, government-assisted assault on labor rights.
For the movements on the ground determined to defeat Bush in 2004, the New Year came roaring in like a lion. click here for Spanish text
WASHINGTON – The New Year was a time of revelry for the corporate rich as government reports confirmed a surge in profits and productivity in the final quarter of 2003. George W. Bush trumpeted the news as proof that his trillions in tax cuts for the wealthy has pulled the nation out of recession. click here for Spanish text
LOS ANGELES – “Vaciemos las tiendas Safeway y sus cajas de dinero” tomando acción para separarlos de la fuente de su dinero – los consumidores y las comunidades – dijo Doug Dority, presidente del sindicato Trabajadores de Alimentos y Comercio Unidos (UFCW – por sus siglas en inglés), ante una masiva manifestación aquí.
Workers’Correspondence TUCSON, Ariz. – Metric Roofing edged out U.S. Senator Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) by a mere three votes to be crowned Tucson’s “2003 Grinch of the Year.”
JEFFERSON, Wis. – Tyson workers, on strike here since February, face a winter of continued privation, forced to stretch out their strike funds to cover necessities.
Human rights, students and religious activists marked International Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, with events in 72 cities protesting the fact that in the United States, employers routinely violate workers’ human right to form unions.
Workers hold the line for health care LOS ANGELES – “Empty Safeway’s stores and cash drawers” by taking action to cut them off from the source of their money – consumers and communities, United Food and Commercial Workers President Doug Dority told a massive rally and march here Dec. 16.
DALLAS – Flight attendants at Southwest Airlines may keep on smiling for the passengers, but they have been through a grueling contract negotiation period that has already lasted more than 18 months.
BURBANK, Calif. – Hollywood entertainment workers, all union members, joined a real-life drama when they turned out in force to support the grocery workers picket line at the Pavilions store Dec. 4, the 54th day of the strike.