Labor

                
  • Congress turns its back on long-term jobless

    Congress turns its back on long-term jobless

    June 12, 2003

    The Senate agreed to extend the federally funded Temporary Emergency Unemployment Compensation (TEUC) program on May 23. The measure provides a maximum of 13 additional weeks of unemployment benefits for the 2.1 million workers who will...

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  • The May unemployment report: No rosy colors

    The May unemployment report: No rosy colors

    June 12, 2003

    The U.S. Labor Department said that 9.0 million workers were counted among the officially unemployed in May, bringing the official unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the highest since July 1994. When the 4.8 million men and...

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  • Perus teachers spark nationwide struggle

    Perus teachers spark nationwide struggle

    June 12, 2003

    Despite having reached a tentative agreement, Nilvar Lopez, general secretary of the Peruvian teachers union (SUTEP), said a nationwide strike will continue until the union ratifies the new collective bargaining agreement. Minister of Education Gerardo Ayzanoa...

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  • Memorial desecrated

    Memorial desecrated

    June 12, 2003 By Dennis DeMaio

    Ludlow, Colo. – One of organized labor’s most sacred and cherished shrines, the Ludlow Memorial, was desecrated on or shortly after the evening of May 7. Vandals cut through solid granite and marble to sever the...

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  • Black telephone workers fight for MLK holiday

    Black telephone workers fight for MLK holiday

    June 6, 2003

    NEWARK, N.J. – Black telephone workers at Verizon are continuing their fight to force the company to make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a paid holiday. Although Dr. King’s birthday was won as a federal...

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