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  • Labor Day 2003: A tale of two worlds

    Labor Day 2003: A tale of two worlds

    September 5, 2003 By Teresa Albano

    “Why do workers struggle? Because they have to,” was a favorite refrain of former Maryland AFL-CIO President and Communist Party leader George Meyers. Working families have certainly been forced to struggle for jobs, better wages and...

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  • Iraq crisis escalates:  Bush seeks to share burden, keep U.S. control

    Iraq crisis escalates: Bush seeks to share burden, keep U.S. control

    September 5, 2003 By Susan Webb

    In yet another escalation of terrorist violence in Iraq, a massive car bomb killed one of the country’s most prominent Shiite religious leaders and some 100 others in the holy city of Najaf Aug. 29. It...

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  • Farmworkers vow big vote vs. recall

    Farmworkers vow big vote vs. recall

    September 5, 2003

    DELANO, Calif. – Hundreds of farm workers and their families gathered at “Forty Acres,” the United Farm Worker’s (UFW) most hallowed ground, Aug. 30, and cheered as UFW President Arturo Rodriguez denounced the ultra-right attempt to...

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  • Yale strike ignites struggle for justice

    Yale strike ignites struggle for justice

    September 5, 2003

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – As several thousand striking Yale University and Yale New Haven Hospital workers picketed, rallied and sat-in, they were joined by Rev. Jesse Jackson, who likened their struggle for economic justice to the...

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  • California labor thunders, ‘No recall!’

    California labor thunders, ‘No recall!’

    August 29, 2003 By Evelina Alarcon

    LOS ANGELES – In a display of unity and fighting spirit, 600 union leaders from across the Golden State met at a special convention here Aug. 26 and voted unanimously to mobilize a huge vote Oct....

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