September

Venezuela exports solidarity: Citgo sponsors Puerto Rican festival

CHICAGO — Fiesta Boricua, the annual Puerto Rican community festival in Humboldt Park here, got a lifeline from an unusual source. Venezuelan-owned Citgo donated $100,000, half of the festival’s cost, so the show could go forward on Labor Day weekend.

Letters

Take action on gas prices; Brilliant man?; Military recruitment in schools; Questions; Bring the Guard home; Unequal treatment; The People v. Bush; Stop corporate looters

Labor Update

NWA safety defects; Picketing Smokey Joe; A storm of solidarity

Labor activists question mayoral endorsement

NEW YORK — Labor activists are puzzled as to why a few important unions here have given their endorsement to incumbent Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the upcoming mayoral election. His tenure has been marked by bitter disputes with virtually all of the largest public sector unions in the city.