The fight for ergonomic protection for workers in Washington state experienced a tragic setback when anti-labor, anti-worker Proposition I–841 passed in this month’s elections.
TUCSON – Union and community supporters reacted with anger when they heard of Metric Roofing’s latest attack on workers and their right to organize.
Workers’ correspondence It struck like a knife to the gut when an old steelworker friend recently contacted me with an amazing story.
Treasury Secretary John Snow is boasting about the prospects for the economy, and for job growth in particular. Pro-administration writers credit the Bush tax cuts, and say that a recovering economy will deprive the Democrats of a key campaign issue.
Workers’ Correspondence When I started out working as a mechanical engineer a bit over four decades ago, there was a widespread tendency for engineers to regard themselves as a special group above and unrelated to the working class.
NEW YORK – History was made here on Nov. 4 as Letitia James running on the Working Families Party line, swept the polls in a landslide as the first third-party candidate to be elected to City Council since the 1970s.
News Analysis Despite Republican claims of having locked up the South after winning governors’ races in Mississippi and Kentucky, the 2004 presidential race is far from over.
Workers’ correspondence International Association of Machinists sisters and brothers at the profitable United Technologies Corporation’s Pratt & Whitney plant in Connecticut are fighting hard for their jobs.
NEW YORK – This city’s workers have not had a raise in over two years and need one now to pay the rent and put food on the table, declared Lillian Roberts, executive director of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees District Council 37, which represents 125,000 workers in 56 locals.
ST. LOUIS – After 25 days of strikes and lockouts, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 655 and Schnuck’s, Dierbergs, and Shop ’n Save announced an agreement on wages and health care benefits covering 10,000 grocery store employees on Nov. 1. The agreement has been hailed as a victory by the union.