Opinion

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UPS fires 250 workers: class struggle, NY-style (with video)

On Feb. 26, UPS fired a 24-year UPS worker and union activist who was protesting the grueling 12-hour days during a bitter winter, and the company's unwillingness to reach an agreement addressing the issue.

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Hang in there, Mayor de Blasio

The wolves of Wall Street are out to destroy New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's universal pre-kindergarten plan.

 

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Starkovich loved unions, children, flowers....despised redbaiters, unionbusters!

Nearly 200 people gathered at the Urban Horticulture Center to honor George Tony Starkovich for his lifelong work as a union organizer, an activist for jobs, peace, and equality. Starkovich died February 26 at age 91. 

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Students empower themselves through union solidarity

The importance of a work sector being organized is unparalleled but what really counts is when it creates a ripple effect on the surrounding sectors.

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Labor stalwart Lonnie Nelson dies at 83

She was 83 years old and was active in the people's movements and in her Communist Party club until stricken by a stroke a few days before her death, Feb. 12.

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Workplace discrimination has no place in America, pass ENDA now

In 2013, it's difficult to believe that in many parts of the country, it's legal to fire workers for their sexual orientation or gender identity. I

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$5.2 billion McDonald's CEO has $8.25 per hour mom arrested

Her treatment is one of many examples of how the gap between the rich and the poor isn't just a modern phenomenon; these days it's grown into a chasm. 

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In New York, Lhota leans right

Lhota has a big problem: he wants to continue Bloomberg's pro Wall Street policies, but to get votes he must paint himself as a liberal. It appears that tactic is not going to fly.

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Welcome Pope Francis, campaigner against corporate greed!

The campaign against corporate criminals and their gluttonous greed just added a new speaker with a very loud voice, Pope Francis I.

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Wall Street Journal blind to Supreme Court’s impact on union membership

The Wall Street Journal editorial board suggested the decline in union membership is due to lack of employee interest, but ignored some facts.

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