April

LABOR UPDATE

No security for IMF security guards / Tilt! / Caterpillar-UAW talks extended / Calif. teachers hit NED funding / Student-labor unity in St. Louis / Support building in Congress for EFCA

Navy closes last base in Puerto Rico

On March 31 the U.S. Navy closed down the Roosevelt Roads Naval Base in Ceiba, Puerto Rico. The closing of the base, a victory for the progressive and pro-independence forces of this Caribbean nation, came after the Puerto Rican people won the fight to stop the Navy’s use of the island municipality of Vieques for bombing practice. click here for Spanish text

Support Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejia

Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejia is a soldier with the Florida National Guard who has served in both the Army and National Guard for over eight years.

Jobs report not so rosy

In Ohio, one of the presidential battleground states, the news that the economy created 308,000 new jobs last month was met with a healthy dose of working-class skepticism.

Labor update

This fleece gives you the chills / Teamsters make the best gefilte fish / Contraceptive equity victory

Cesar Chavez His legacy continues to inspire

SAN FRANCISCO – Over 1,000 members of the United Farm Workers (UFW), other unionists and supporters marched to Civic Center Plaza here March 28 to celebrate the life and work of labor and civil rights leader Cesar Chavez. click here for Spanish text

Intimidation, fraud mar El Salvador vote

SAN SALVADOR – Far from being a victory for democracy, El Salvador’s March 21 presidential election made a mockery of free and democratic elections.