WASHINGTON – Mother Jones, the legendary labor agitator, made an unexpected appearance May 2 at the “Women of Steel” election conference here aimed at ousting George W. Bush from the White House next Nov. 2.
LOS ANGELES – Workers Memorial Day was observed April 28 at the UCLA Labor Center’s downtown campus as workers and labor relations professionals gathered for a comprehensive “clinic” on California’s new workers’ compensation law.
Workers’ correspondence I recall being told when I was very young that if I worked hard for my employer I would always have a job. This may have been true decades ago, but today it’s dog eat dog and the devil take the rest.
NEW YORK – Auto mechanics, members of United Auto Workers Local 259 working at New York City car dealer Star Toyota, have been out on strike for nearly eight months.
TUCSON – Over 3,000 people have died, most of dehydration and heat exhaustion, since the implementation of tighter immigration policies in the 1990s by the U.S. Border Patrol along the Mexican border.
CHICAGO – The pews at St. Viator’s church filled with health care workers, their children and supporters on a chilly May 2 Sunday.
ST. LOUIS – Nearly 100 union members, community leaders, student activists and others attended the Missouri/Kansas Friends of the People’s Weekly World 12th Hershel Walker Peace and Justice Awards Breakfast here April 24.
CHICAGO – In an atmosphere charged with emotion and determination reminiscent of last year’s Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride, simultaneous gatherings of immigrant workers and supporters in 30 cities announced their united support for a new immigration reform bill May 4. click here for Spanish text
DALLAS – Communications Workers of America members are waiting out big contract deadlines, but they aren’t sitting still.
After 30 years, I still remember my rage and frustration. I was cleaning up after a hot, hard eight-hour shift at Oregon Steel, when the foreman came into the locker room. “Put your work clothes back on and go back to work,” he told me. “We need another man on number two furnace.” I had no choice, if I wanted to keep my job.