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  • Fighting to protect what we have

    Fighting to protect what we have

    May 7, 2003 By Fred Gaboury

    The decades’ long fight by U.S. workers for an eight-hour day began in earnest with strikes and parades on May 1, 1886, and culminated in victory more than 50 years later with enactment of the Fair...

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  • A measuring stick

    A measuring stick

    May 7, 2003

    Now that President Bush has embarked on giving all Iraqis a national health program, members of Congress are finally sitting up and taking notice. “What about here?” Of course, many trade unionists, community activists and health...

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  • UAW: Universal health care now

    UAW: Universal health care now

    May 7, 2003

    DETROIT – As contract talks between 300,000 United Auto Workers (UAW) members and the Big Three automakers are set to begin in July, three pressing issues are on the minds of autoworkers: health care, pensions, and...

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  • Unions march for health care in Philly

    Unions march for health care in Philly

    May 7, 2003

    PHILADELPHIA – A cold wind and April showers failed to dampen the spirits of Service Employees Local 36 and Healthcare and Hospital Workers Union Local 1199C and their supporters who participated in the Family March for...

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  • Steelworkers win humane merger

    Steelworkers win humane merger

    May 7, 2003

    The future of 8,600 steelworker families and tens of thousands of retirees at National Steel was resolved this week. Amid the shouts of hundreds of steelworkers ringing the Federal Courthouse in Chicago and hoisting their signs,...

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