Opinion

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The right’s working class philosopher

Nicknamed the "longshoreman philosopher," Eric Hoffer was the best-known working-class author and intellectual in postwar America.

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Vivan los Carwasheros!

Los Angeles' first union carwash caravan took place July 24. Drivers brought their cars to Highland Car Wash on N. Figueroa Street in the L.A. neighborhood of Highland Park.

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How do we get out of this mess?

An economy that works for working people is one of the challenges for the CPUSA and the entire progressive movement.

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Harris v. Quinn raises stakes for 2016 presidential election

The Supreme Court's latest assault on the Labor Movement - Harris vs. Quinn - shows how essential it is for Democrats to win the White House in 2016.

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UAW and all unions need membership participation

The United Auto Workers, at their 36th Constitutional Convention on June 5, are ready to fight the greatest assault against working people of our times.

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Want a better world? Get on board with the new labor movement

Deep-going social change in a progressive, left and socialist direction doesn't just "happen." It requires, first of all, real, active, and politically far-seeing social movements on the ground.

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Union offers hope for this student writer

As a student writer I have faced challenges in finding work. Whether it's writing articles or finding an unrelated job to support myself, the odds are against people like me.

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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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