Labor News

UAW Local 259 fights for dignity and respect

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.

Activists challenge U.S. border policies

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.

Justice-seekers fill St. Viators pews

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 Salute to working-class heroes

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.

Freedom Riders take battle to Congress

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

Cintas workers seek safety and justice

News analysis Just hearing Cintas workers tell their stories about sorting out wormy, moldy and flammable shop towels without proper ventilation is nauseating.

When it comes to jobs, shoot for the moon

The name is the Apollo Project. And no, it’s not about Bush’s trip to Mars. It’s about jobs and cleaner energy.

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.

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