In tiny RI, jewelry workers fight mighty battle

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Jobs with Justice has launched a national campaign for justice for 280 workers here who found their workplace padlocked with no warning two months ago.

COMMENTARY: Whats so sacred about a contract?

Two of the nation’s “big three” auto companies, General Motors and Chrysler, both on the verge of bankruptcy, are asking the government for loans to keep them afloat.

Americas choice: Union, yes!

Most Americans are working harder than ever as the “good life” they dream about for themselves and their children slips further and further out of their reach.

Ohio city backs pension fight: proud to stand with steelworkers

CANTON, Ohio — The City Council in this steel town last week, in a chamber packed with men and women in union caps and jackets, unanimously passed a resolution supporting the steelworkers’ fight to regain their pensions, stolen during the Bush regime.

Some great films to watch this Womens History Month

“Erin Brockovich” “ (2000) Starring Julia Roberts, this is the true story of a single mother who lands a clerical job in a law firm, then stumbles upon a giant power company’s systematic cover-up of how its toxic emissions poisoned a town’s water supply.

Taking Employee Free Choice Act to the streets, media

CLEVELAND — Dozens of activists committed to workplace fairness and economic recovery gathered here March 7 for a three-hour speakers training session to promote the Employee Free Choice Act.

Jobs report worst since Great Depression

The United States is now facing levels of joblessness comparable to those of the Great Depression.


UPDATE Citigroup, AIG, on taxpayer dole, lead charge vs. worker rights

WASHINGTON — Organized labor hit the ground running March 10, bringing hundreds of workers to the capital to visit their senators and representatives to urge passage of the Employee Free Choice Act on the day it was introduced.


Bread and roses 2009: Women need a union

March 8 International Women's Day was born of the struggles of women in the textile mills in our country at the turn of the last century. They fought and died for better wages and working conditions, an end to child labor, and the right to vote.

Vigil held to protest murder of undocumented worker

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A poster-sized photograph with flowers and votive candles formed a sidewalk altar in front of the Sacramento County Main Jail Feb. 26, as more than 40 activists held a press conference and protest-memorial for 22-year-old Evaristo Ramirez Ventura, an undocumented worker murdered Feb. 17 in a jail holding cell.

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