John Wojcik

John Wojcik is Editor-in-Chief of People's World. He joined the staff as Labor EditorĀ 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
    Hotel workers stage sit-in at Hyatt

    Hotel workers stage sit-in at Hyatt

    September 26, 2009 By John Wojcik

    In one of the largest civil disobedience actions in recent history, some 200 Chicago and Indiana hospitality workers and supporters sent a message to hotel giants:  We Are Not Afraid!

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  • Labor
    Labor talks green jobs and manufacturing at G-20

    Labor talks green jobs and manufacturing at G-20

    September 24, 2009 By John Wojcik

    PITTSBURGH — The labor movement put its G-20 week events in high gear today with a demand that world leaders respond to the global job crisis with a second worldwide stimulus aimed at job creation, including...

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  • Labor
    Labor demands global justice

    Labor demands global justice

    September 20, 2009 By John Wojcik

    PITTSBURGH - As the AFL-CIO wrapped up its 26th Convention here and world leaders got ready for the G-20 summit next week, U.S. and international trade unionists are demanding a new global economy that is fair...

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  • Labor
    On EFCA, Specter changes views…constantly

    On EFCA, Specter changes views…constantly

    September 19, 2009 By John Wojcik

    PITTSBURGH -- Before the first full day session of the 26th AFL-CIO convention opened here last Monday the federation's officers met privately with a group of reporters who asked them about reports that Sen. Arlen Specter,...

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  • Labor
    Two of top three posts go to women in AFL-CIO election

    Two of top three posts go to women in AFL-CIO election

    September 19, 2009 By John Wojcik

    PITTSBURGH -- In a session packed with emotion, delegates to the 26th AFL-CIO Convention yesterday elected a historic leadership team.  Two women, Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker join the new president,...

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  • Labor
    Unite-Here rejoins AFL-CIO

    Unite-Here rejoins AFL-CIO

    September 19, 2009 By John Wojcik

    PITTSBURGH — The last day of the AFL-CIO Convention opened on a high note as newly elected federation President Richard Trumka announced that Unite-Here is re-affiliating with the federation. The 250,000 member Unite-Here was one of...

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  • Labor
    A building trades union re-invents itself

    A building trades union re-invents itself

    September 19, 2009 By John Wojcik

    It was lunchtime at the 26th Convention of the AFL-CIO here yesterday and the painters, like everyone else were hungry. They had a makeshift “lunch room” off the convention floor near where labor journalists had their...

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  • Labor
    Obama raises the roof at labor convention in Pittsburgh

    Obama raises the roof at labor convention in Pittsburgh

    September 18, 2009 By John Wojcik

    PITTSBURGH– As President Obama walked to the podium to address the AFL-CIO convention it felt like a prolonged earth tremor had begun. Three thousand people jumped to their feet and began almost five solid minutes of...

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