Labor News

China-bashing: an election-year mistake

George W. Bush will be the first president since Herbert Hoover to preside over a U.S. economy that lost jobs. Over 2 million manufacturing jobs are gone since Bush took office.

L.A. hotel workers overworked & underpaid

LOS ANGELES – With a contract that expired April 15, about 4,000 Los Angeles-area hotel workers are gearing up for a struggle focusing on health care, wages and working conditions.

New York farmworkers seek protections

BUFFALO – Estimates put the number of migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the United States at approximately 3 million.

Hire the best, say Ohio trade unionists

CLEVELAND – Hundreds of members of Ohio’s building trades unions will be telling the Ohio School Facilities Commission in Columbus April 22 to “Hire the Best!” by not taking the lowest and worst contract bids.

Home health care workers seek justice

NEW YORK – Though they care for the sick, injured and elderly, thousands of home health aides here don’t have any health insurance themselves. click here for Spanish text

As useful as teats on a boar

Opinion Recently The New York Times reported a dispute at a meeting in France of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Nightmare on April 15

Many years ago I heard the theory expressed that taxation was a new form of exploitation of the working class that had reached confiscatory levels. I never imagined that one day this would be the horrific reality facing my own daughter.

Weirton steelworkers accept new contract

Union workers at the bankrupt Weirton Steel Corporation in Weirton, W.Va., voted 2,104-231 in favor of accepting a labor contract offered by the mill’s prospective buyer, ISG, according to a report from Associated Press.

SBC workers in contract fight

OAKLAND, Calif. – Once again, health care is the burning issue as bargaining continues between SBC, the telecommunications giant, and the Communications Workers of America.

Texans celebrate memory of Cesar Chavez

A chorus of “Si, se puede!” (Yes, it can be done!), “Abajo con la migra” (Down with the INS!), “Abajo con Bush” (Down with Bush!), and “Cesar Chavez, presente!” rang across the streets of San Juan, Texas, deep in the Rio Grand Valley on March 27, as over 500 community activists marched in an emotional celebration of the life and work of Cesar Chavez, the great labor and civil rights leader.

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