TUCSON, Ariz. – Pima County, Ariz.’s second most populous, became the latest jurisdiction to adopt a “living wage” ordinance. When the 3-2 party line vote was announced security guards and janitors hugged each other with joy.
WARREN, Ohio – United Steelworkers of America (USWA) officials have been busy holding informational meetings for workers and retirees in those communities affected by LTV’s latest declaration of bankruptcy.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is remembered for many things: his commitment to non-violence, to civil rights and civil liberties, to economic justice, against racism, for African-American equality and for his support of workers fighting to organize unions.
The Bush administration’s steamroller against workers’ rights ran into a detour last week when, for the second time a federal court threw out one of the president’s union-busting Executive Orders.
Since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 much discussion and debate has taken place among educators and on college campuses as to how the U.S. should respond, the history of U.S. foreign policy and whether or not the Bush sdministration’s policies will actually stop terrorism. Full text of resolutions and other resources available through this link.
On the surface, the prosecution of the war in Afghanistan has gone well in the eyes of the Bush administration.
Do working women need a federal agency to deal with their concerns as wage earners?
District Council 31 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Workers is part of a coalition that has so far blunted Illinois Gov. George Ryan’s attempt to ram $500 million in budget cuts through the state legislature. Illinois is one of 39 states faced with declining revenues and the need for increased spending.
LTV Corp. is robbing steelworkers, their families and communities of jobs, benefits and a future. Questions are being asked that directly affect 7,500 LTV steelworkers and 60,000 retirees in Indiana, Ohio and Illinois. To visit the United Steel Workers of America website, click here.
In a recent statement, the government of Cuba offered its cooperation to the U.S. as well as providing medical and other humanitarian services to the prisoners of the war in Afghanistan held at the Guantanamo U.S. naval base. To view the entire press release from the Cuban Government, click here.