Labor

                
  • Striking Tyson Foods workers hold firm

    Striking Tyson Foods workers hold firm

    July 1, 2003 By Babette Grunow And Gary Grass

    JEFFERSON, Wis. – Solidarity with striking Tyson Foods workers, members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 538, continues to grow as 500 strikers and supporters rallied here June 22. As the strike approaches its fifth...

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  • Vermont news battle

    Vermont news battle

    June 20, 2003

    In Brattleboro, Vt., a town of 6,000, a major media union struggles is unfolding. The local daily newspaper, the Brattleboro Reformer, with a circulation of 11,500, is owned by the Dean Singleton MediaNews Group, the seventh...

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  • Auto union puts accent on organizing

    Auto union puts accent on organizing

    June 20, 2003

    DETROIT – “Our challenge is to craft an agreement that protects our members’ jobs and income security,” said United Auto Workers (UAW) Vice President Richard Shoemaker. Shoemaker was speaking about the union’s mid-July contract talks with...

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  • Boycott the Congress Hotel

    Boycott the Congress Hotel

    June 20, 2003

    Chicago – About 130 workers at the Congress Plaza Hotel walked out on strike at 11:00 a.m., June 15, here protesting illegal wage and benefit cuts. The contract with Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union (HERE)...

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  • An interview with Ray Milici. Jackson aids hospital workers

    An interview with Ray Milici. Jackson aids hospital workers

    June 19, 2003

    On June 6, Rev. Jesse Jackson came to Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) in Connecticut. His visit was in support of the 150 dietary workers whose union contract expired 30 months ago, the 1,800 service and...

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