98.6 a healthy number

Ninety-eight point six is a symbol of good health and that’s the percent of members of Change to Win unions in California whose locals have submitted solidarity charters and are now considered full members of the California AFL-CIO, said Art Pulaski, president of the state federation.


The World of Peggy Lipschutz: Women, workers, angels soul of her purposeful art

Peggy Lipschutz, 87, picked up a small brush and eyed an unfinished painting. She added a dab of color to the figure of an older woman sitting in thought, with an angel in the background.

Wal-Mart and Henry Ford

Wal-Mart is known for the huge profits it has accumulated for the Walton family and its Wall Street backers. It is also known for low pay and savage opposition to workers’ rights.


Bridgestone/Firestone blocks Steelworker solidarity Wireless workers send strong signal to Cingular Bay Area coalition says: ‘Wake Up, Wal-Mart!’ UE chemical workers fight back against Stepan Broadcast employees support single-payer bill


New unity moves highlight labor meet

AFL-CIO charts election strategy, forms new partnership with NEA. SAN DIEGO — A rainbow seemed to appear amid the gloomy clouds of disunity hanging over the U.S. labor movement when the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO announced a new partnership at the federation’s executive council meeting here Feb. 27. The NEA, with 2.8 million members, is the nation’s largest union. It has always been independent of the AFL-CIO. En español AFL-CIO anuncia nueva unidad laboral