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Hospitals still unprepared for swine flu

A survey of 190 American hospitals compiled by nurses in eight different states shows that hospitals across the nation are not ready for the coming H1N1 (swine flu) pandemic. The findings were released this week by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee.

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1500 rally for health care in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – “Health care reform is about family values,” Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed told over 1,500 union members, community leaders and activists here at an Organizing for America (OFA) health care rally August, 30. “I can’t think of anything more critical than the health of our families,” he said.

Big-money consultants fight to kill EFCA, health care

Behind the wide and well-funded disinformation campaign against pro-worker policies like the Employee Free Choice Act is a network of corporate funders and high-priced lobbying firms, aimed at distracting and confusing the public and the press on key issues.

‘Make Sen. Kennedy’s health care dream America’s reality’

The labor movement and other mass organizations of the people unleashed a torrent of tributes to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, hailing him as a “hero” who fought to the final hours of his life for civil rights, health care and workers’ rights to union protection.

Labor leader to head New York Fed

The Federal Reserve has for so long been thought of as the guarantor of what’s good for big business that news out of New York yesterday came as a big surprise to many in labor and progressive circles.

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Mauricio Terrazas, Mexican American activist, dies at 92

LOS ANGELES — Mauricio Terrazas, a longtime Mexican American activist and trade unionist, died here recently at the age of 92.

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