Bruce Bostick

Bruce Bostick is a retired steelworker and labor activist in Ohio.


LATEST ARTICLES BY Bruce Bostick

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    The economic crisis comes home

    The economic crisis comes home

    January 9, 2003 By Bruce Bostick

    The economic downturn has caused fiscal crises in almost every state and city.

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    Economic consequences of the elections

    Economic consequences of the elections

    November 22, 2002 By Bruce Bostick

    During the election campaign, the Bush administration and its allies may have set a new record for lying about their economic agenda. Tax cuts for the rich are cited as “economic stimulus.” Privatizing social security (and...

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    From Charles Dickens to George W. Bush

    From Charles Dickens to George W. Bush

    November 8, 2002 By Bruce Bostick

    The novels of Charles Dickens portray life during the development of modern capitalism in England. In Nicholas Nickleby (1838), one of the characters describes a venture in which members of parliament join with capitalists to launch...

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    Economic issues in the elections

    Economic issues in the elections

    October 24, 2002 By Bruce Bostick

    With control of the House and Senate at stake in the Nov. 5 elections, the Republicans have launched a national campaign of lies and disinformation.

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    Latinos and the recession

    Latinos and the recession

    October 3, 2002 By Bruce Bostick

    George Bush is trying to attract Hispanic voters by speaking Spanish and nominating a reactionary Latino lawyer as a federal judge. But the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda has examined congressional voting records. They have found that...

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    Its hurricane season for workers

    Its hurricane season for workers

    September 27, 2002 By Bruce Bostick

    In our states and cities, we are caught between a drenching rain and a freezing wind. We are getting soaked by the layoffs, lower wages and vanished pensions brought on by the recession and the burst...

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    The disappearing jobs of summer

    The disappearing jobs of summer

    September 13, 2002 By Bruce Bostick

    This summer in New Haven, Conn., my neighborhood block watch held a meeting in response to a series of car break-ins. The police lieutenant told us he talked with 16 kids who were likely to cause...

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    Yale workers battle Ivy league economics

    Yale workers battle Ivy league economics

    August 30, 2002 By Bruce Bostick

    Job security, classifications, promotions and pensions are at stake when 4,000 Yale workers take a strike authorization vote on Sept. 4, as well as the right of graduate teachers and hospital workers to organize. But for...

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