Fifty-one people with 51 stories of their jobless dilemmas hit the road March 24 on an AFL-CIO-sponsored “Show us the jobs” bus tour.
Weirton Steel Corp. announced this week that it would cut off health care benefits for its 10,000 retirees effective April 1.
CLEVELAND – With just three days notice, hundreds of angry anti-Bush protesters showed up to greet Dubya on his first visit here this election year.
There’s more than bridges in Madison County WINTERSET, Iowa – With its fertile pastures, meandering streams and quaint covered bridges, Madison County, Iowa, has become a symbol of rural America.
Interview with Utility Workers Local 132 President Marti Rodriguez-Harris LOS ANGELES – Verbal abuse, sexual harassment and unequal treatment were the issues that drove Marti Rodriguez-Harris to the union movement.
PORTLAND, Maine – Reyna A. Marroquin Solorzano, 22, was working in a laundry here to support her parents and seven siblings in Guatemala. She was injured in a fall while trying to escape a fire in her third-floor apartment and died the next day, Jan. 16.
BAL HARBOR, Fla. – As a result of the hard-fought Southern California grocery strike, the union now has tens of thousands of political activists, said Joe Hansen, the newly-elected international president of the United Food and Commercial Workers union.
BAL HARBOR, Fla. – “The jobs crisis has become a national disaster,” said AFL-CIO President John Sweeney. And during this crisis, “George Bush has been AWOL,” he added. click here for Spanish text
OAKLAND, Calif. – Lee Hamilton wears two buttons. Standing like many other working-class guys, with hands in his jeans’ pockets, sporting a sweatshirt and baseball cap emblazoned with “Meat Cutters Union,” he wore one small United Food and Commercial Workers union button, and a big one of a handsome, blonde-haired boy.
PHILADELPHIA – Hundreds of University of Pennsylvania graduate student employees held a two-day strike Feb. 26-27 to protest the university administration’s refusal to recognize their right to join a union.