Labor News

Teamsters mark 100th anniversary

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) celebrated its 100th anniversary on Sept. 6 in Washington, D.C. There were more than 3,500 Teamsters in attendance from all across the United States and Canada.

Land to the tiller! Mexico and land reform

Mexican farmers have promised militant demonstrations at the WTO meeting in Cancun, Sept. 10-14, against the corporate-controlled globalization policies that are ruining them. A long history precedes this development.

Verizon workers in tentative settlement

Unions representing about 78,000 Verizon workers in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states reached a tentative five-year contract agreement.

Labor calls for Yale strike support

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – As spirited picket lines and marches fill the campus at Yale University, national support and unity continues to grow for striking service-maintenance, clerical-technical and hospital dietary workers.

Calif. labor on recall: We know how to say no!

PLEASANTON, Calif. – The sun was hot but the angry shouts of “No recall!” from thousands of workers at Labor Day rallies and picnics in Northern California were even hotter.

San Francisco readies for Freedom Ride

SAN FRANCISCO – Bay area workers, in coalition with labor unions, immigrant and civil rights groups, have come together, like their counterparts across the country, to take part in the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride.

Unions: We will not go back, no recall

LOS ANGELES – From a rally to a massive march of 10,000, the focus of union families this Labor Day was clear – “No to the recall.” Unionists representing the over 800,000 members from 350 unions utilized the day to launch their campaign against the attempt to recall Gov. Gray Davis.

Labor Day 2003: A tale of two worlds

“Why do workers struggle? Because they have to,” was a favorite refrain of former Maryland AFL-CIO President and Communist Party leader George Meyers. Working families have certainly been forced to struggle for jobs, better wages and benefits, civil rights and the right to organize a union this Labor Day.

Farmworkers vow big vote vs. recall

DELANO, Calif. – Hundreds of farm workers and their families gathered at “Forty Acres,” the United Farm Worker’s (UFW) most hallowed ground, Aug. 30, and cheered as UFW President Arturo Rodriguez denounced the ultra-right attempt to recall California Gov. Gray Davis.

Yale strike ignites struggle for justice

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – As several thousand striking Yale University and Yale New Haven Hospital workers picketed, rallied and sat-in, they were joined by Rev. Jesse Jackson, who likened their struggle for economic justice to the historic struggle for the right to vote in Selma, Alabama.

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