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  • Letters: October 11

    October 10, 2008

    Taking issue I am insulted by Bruce Bostick’s article “Unity — the only road to victory” (PWW 9/20-26). He insults third parties and their supporters as having “no understanding” of the corporate power around Bush/McCain and “no understanding” of strategic approaches toward winning “real change.” Most progressive third parties understand too well the corporate power around Washington and see the political independence of the “huge people’s movement” as the only...

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  • Guide to Bush-McCain Crisis, Week 3

    October 03, 2008

    Articles and Resources on the Economic Crisis The week of September 29th, 2008 opened with the failure in Congress of the Bush bailout plan. Ongoing opposition to a Wall Street bailout without preconditions may have major repercussions. Read the latest articles below. The week of September 22, 2008 has seen huge popular opposition to the Bush administration's bailout of Wall Street banks at taxpayer's expense. While stabilization of credit markets...

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  • To bail or not to bail?

    October 02, 2008By John Wojcik And Teresa Albano

    The difficulty in sealing a deal to relieve the financial crisis is no surprise. People on Main Street are fuming over the Bush administration’s $700 billion “cash for trash” proposal to bail out Wall Street at taxpayer expense.

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  • Guide to financial crisis: week 2

    September 30, 2008

    Articles and Resources on the Economic Crisis The week of September 22, 2008, saw huge popular opposition to the Bush administration's bailout of Wall Street banks at taxpayer's expense. While stabilization of credit markets and banking sector is crucial, the smart choice is to pursue a solution that addresses the fundamental causes of the collapse and helps working families avoid further economic calamity. The week of September 15, 2008 was...

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  • Latino voters key to Western states

    September 26, 2008

    With the Nov. 4 presidential election just weeks away, a monumental battle is heating up in a few crucial swing states, as some 9 million Latino voters prepare to cast ballots which could be the deciding factor for an Obama win. “Well over 60 percent of Latino voters are supporting Obama — closer to 66 percent now,” Jose Laluz, chairperson of Latinos for Obama, told the World last month. Laluz,...

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  • A complete guide to the Wall Street crisis

    September 20, 2008

    Articles and Resources on the Economic Crisis The week of September 15, 2008 has been a dramatic and unprecedented period in the world of high finance. The economic crisis is not over despite what some pundits and politicians have claimed. A series of government interventions have changed the map of banking and finance. So what does it all mean? What will be impact of the Wall Street bankruptcies, bailouts and...

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  • Latino voters key to Obama win in battleground states

    September 19, 2008

    The historic Nov. 4th presidential election is less than two months away, and a monumental battle is heating up in a few crucial swing states, as some nine million Latino voters prepare to cast their ballot, which could be the deciding factor for an Obama win. Latinos are the fastest growing minority group in the U.S. at 15 percent of the population and represent nine percent of eligible voters. But...

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  • Wal-Mart bullies workers on elections

    August 20, 2008

    Charging retail giant Wal-Mart with illegally pressuring employees to vote for Republicans and John McCain in November, labor unions and community organizations filed a formal complaint last week with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC). Wal-Mart held mandatory meetings at which thousands of employees were told how to vote in the upcoming election, according to the complaint. Federal law prohibits employers from pressuring hourly employees to vote a certain way in...

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  • THIS WEEK IN LABOR: August 2

    August 02, 2008

    Bush continues to block job safety rules A special subcommittee of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued stricter rules this month regarding cranes at construction sites. The additional rules were promulgated because of the recent deaths and injuries following the collapse of these cranes at various locations. The new regs were quashed, however, when Joshua Bolten, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, issued a memo...

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  • THIS WEEK IN LABOR: June 28, 2008

    July 01, 2008

    House backs paid leave for federal workers The Democratic-run House voted along party lines June 20, 230-194, for eight weeks of paid family leave for the nation’s 2.7 million federal workers. The remaining four weeks of the annual family leave that federal workers get would be unpaid, as are all 12 of the weeks they now receive. The vote was a victory for the two unions, the American Federation of...

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