Labor

                
  • EDITORIAL: The power of unity

    EDITORIAL: The power of unity

    September 1, 2006

    On Sept. 5, 1882, some 10,000 workers paraded in New York City, organized by the Knights of Labor. That unpaid day off was the start of what later became Labor Day. Today, 104 years later, the...

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  • EDITORIAL: Grim numbers and a chance for change

    EDITORIAL: Grim numbers and a chance for change

    September 1, 2006

    A couple of economic reports grimly confirm what workers across the U.S. already know from their own experience. One report shows median hourly wages declining 2 percent since 2003, when adjusted for inflation, despite steady rises...

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  • Organizing drives gain momentum: An interview with AFL-CIO Organizing Director Stewart Acuff

    Organizing drives gain momentum: An interview with AFL-CIO Organizing Director Stewart Acuff

    September 1, 2006

    WASHINGTON (PAI) — Joint organizing drives involving two or three unions, some of them in notoriously anti-union “right to work” states, will lead to wins for organized labor, says AFL-CIO Organizing Director Stewart Acuff. And, he...

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  • Autoworker walks across Ohio for health care

    Autoworker walks across Ohio for health care

    September 1, 2006

    Dave Pavlick doesn’t fit any of the tired old stereotypes of an activist. At age 53, a former Marine and active UAW member, Dave spent 30 years working as a corrections officer. A family man, he...

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  • Are guaranteed pensions a thing of the past?

    Are guaranteed pensions a thing of the past?

    September 1, 2006

    What the Republican-controlled federal government couldn’t do with Social Security may have been achieved with pensions, as Congress this month passed the biggest pension law changes in 30 years. The full impact is unclear, but certainly...

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