Labor News

The Elaine Chao flap: what does it mean?

Opinion When George Bush’s Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao insulted labor leaders at their Executive Council meeting on Feb. 26, it was an intentional act that signaled an all-out offensive against workers by the administration.

UFW: No war on Iraq honors Chavez legacy

Cesar Chavez’s legacy is all about peace and non-violent action. If there was ever a time for Cesar’s legacy to come alive it is now.

AFL-CIO renews health care campaign

After a long silence, the AFL-CIO has weighed in on the campaign for comprehensive health care reform. In their resolution, “Renewing the Drive for Comprehensive Health Care Reform,” the February meeting of the AFL-CIO executive council said, “Now, even more than in the past, the AFL-CIO believes strongly that universal coverage is the best and ultimately only way to achieve the goal of extending affordable, high quality health care to all Americans.”