John Wojcik

John Wojcik is Editor-in-Chief of People's World. He joined the staff as Labor Editor in May 2007 after working as a union meat cutter in northern New Jersey. There, he served as a shop steward, as a member of a UFCW contract negotiating committee, and as an activist in the union's campaign to win public support for Wal-Mart workers. In the 1970s and '80s he was a political action reporter for the Daily World, this newspaper's predecessor, and was active in electoral politics in Brooklyn, New York.


LATEST ARTICLES BY John Wojcik

  • Labor
    Obama speech boosts labor activist’s fighting spirit

    Obama speech boosts labor activist’s fighting spirit

    September 13, 2009 By John Wojcik

    President Barack Obama’s dramatic re-framing of the national debate on health care this week has electrified labor leaders, progressive activists, union journalists and others pouring into the Steel City this week in advance of the AFL-CIO...

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  • Labor
    Senate health bill protested at labor convention

    Senate health bill protested at labor convention

    September 13, 2009 By John Wojcik

    PITTSBURGH- Delegates, alternates and others at the 26th AFL-CIO convention who are from states with Senators who serve on the Senate’s Finance Committee began calling those lawmakers Tuesday afternoon from the convention floor telling them that...

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  • U.S.
    Obama:‘Workers will lead the nation out of crisis’

    Obama:‘Workers will lead the nation out of crisis’

    September 13, 2009 By John Wojcik

    The president of the United States stated clearly to 20,000 at the AFL-CIO’s Labor Day picnic in Cincinnati whose side he is on.

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  • Labor
    Needed: 122,000 jobs per month

    Needed: 122,000 jobs per month

    September 13, 2009 By John Wojcik

    As union delegates from around the country prepare to head to the AFL-CIO’s 2009 convention in Pittsburgh Sept. 13, they bring a determination to fight for an economy that works for the great majority of Americans.

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  • Labor
    Workers face big challenges, economists warn

    Workers face big challenges, economists warn

    September 10, 2009 By John Wojcik

    As union delegates from around the country prepare to head to the AFL-CIO’s 2009 convention in Pittsburgh Sept. 13, they bring a determination to fight for an economy that works for the great majority of Americans.

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  • Labor
    Two Labor Day wishes

    Two Labor Day wishes

    September 5, 2009 By John Wojcik

    If two big things could happen this fall we’d have a shot at re-creating the middle class society workers enjoyed in the past.

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  • Labor
    Obama to address AFL-CIO convention

    Obama to address AFL-CIO convention

    September 4, 2009 By John Wojcik

    President Obama will speak at the AFL-CIO Convention in Pittsburgh on Sept. 15, the White House announced yesterday. The speech will once again dramatize the new relationship between the labor movement and the Oval Office, following...

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  • Opinion
    McCain wins White House!

    McCain wins White House!

    September 3, 2009 By John Wojcik

    A year ago on Labor Day, the nightmare scenario described in the headline above was still a real possibility. Labor and its allies went on to make sure that something quite different unfolded, but what if...

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