Labor

                
  • AFL-CIO gears up to dump Bush in 2004

    AFL-CIO gears up to dump Bush in 2004

    February 28, 2003

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – In their first meeting since the 2002 elections gave Republicans control of both Houses of Congress, members of the AFL-CIO Executive Council announced a two-year campaign to “put political power back in the...

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  • Uniform justice campaign targets Cintas

    Uniform justice campaign targets Cintas

    February 20, 2003

    BRANFORD, Conn. – When workers at the Cintas uniform plant here began organizing several weeks ago, the company responded with illegal surveillance and pink slips for union supporters. The workers, many new immigrants, are among 17,000...

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  • British MP speaks to labor

    British MP speaks to labor

    February 20, 2003

    SAN FRANCISCO – The featured speaker at a labor breakfast at San Francisco’s longshore union hall was British Member of Parliament Jeremy Corbyn, Feb. 17. A former public workers union leader, Corbyn is now a steering...

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  • Federal mediation demanded in Azteca strike

    Federal mediation demanded in Azteca strike

    February 14, 2003

    CHICAGO – Elected officials, trade union and community leaders joined striking workers here Feb. 3 to demand Azteca Foods accept federal mediation to end a four-month strike. “These workers want a fair and decent contract,” said...

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  • Airline employees face extortion

    Airline employees face extortion

    February 14, 2003

    Talking with airline employees in America can be an unsettling experience right now. They are being pushed for salary and work-rule concessions under threat of losing their jobs. At least one major company, American Airlines, is...

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