ST. LOUIS - "To eliminate Saturday service would destroy the Postal Service," Tony Harris, president of the American Postal Workers Union Gateway District Area Local, said July 12.
(PAI) - A federal court ruling has given the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA and the Machinists the "go" signal to organize approximately 50,000 workers at the "new Delta."
SEATTLE - Delegates to the 81st convention of the American Federation of Teachers here blasted arbitrary public school closings , privatization and union-busting in the guise of "education reform."
Some 15,000 construction workers in Chicagoland have been on strike for weeks over wages and health care benefits.
SEATTLE - AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka urged union teachers to "stand together, work together, march together, vote together" to defeat the right-wing attacks on public education.
MERIDEN, Conn. - "Brothers and sisters, are you ready to fight?" "Yes!" shouted Machinists members and their families, wearing T-shirts with the slogan "Fighting for my job and yours."
NEW ORLEANS (PAI) - In his keynote at the National Education Association's Representative Assembly, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel criticized the administration's continued use of student test scores to measure schools.
SEATTLE-Delegates to the American Federation of Teachers 81st biennial convention here danced in the aisles July 9 celebrating their union surpassing 1.5 million members including almost 70,000 new members organized in the past year.
CLEVELAND - Workers rallied at Sodexo Laundry here July 8, saying they were tired of low pay and unsafe, demeaning working conditions, and want a union.
The Postal Service says expected deficits are the reason it wants to close neighborhood post offices, eliminate Saturday service and lay off more employees, but the union calls it a "phony crisis."