Labor

                
  • Shut down Safeways profits

    Shut down Safeways profits

    December 19, 2003

    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...

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  • Why are the airline workers smiling?

    Why are the airline workers smiling?

    December 12, 2003

    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. One of management’s main...

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  • Eyewitness report  Picket line drama: scab joins union

    Eyewitness report Picket line drama: scab joins union

    December 12, 2003

    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...

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  • Pickets cross Borders

    Pickets cross Borders

    December 5, 2003

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. – “We will stay on strike until Borders [bookstores] bargains in good faith,” say striking workers affiliated with the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 876 on the picket line at Borders’ number...

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  • A class approach to pensions

    A class approach to pensions

    December 5, 2003

    Opinion One of the proudest achievements of the U.S. labor movement, the retired worker’s monthly pension check, is in deepening trouble. Union-negotiated defined-benefit plans supposedly provide a monthly pension check for life, insured by a federal...

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