The struggle to preserve labor unity at state and local levels appeared to make some progress last week as the AFL-CIO and Change to Win federation reached an “agreement in principle” on implementing a “Solidarity Charter” program. The program would allow locals of unions that disaffiliated from the AFL-CIO at the national level to continue as members of state federations and central labor councils.
Letters to the Editor
Communicators coordinate; Union for Oregon child care workers; Sweet victory for grape workers; Forced overtime hot issue; 4-year delay fatal to union drive; Letter carriers save lives too; Endangered species?; Supreme union buster?
Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez has congratulated White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen for leading his team to the playoffs.
Acorn doesn’t fall far; Public ownership now; Paul Robeson stamp; Demand a warning ; Time has long since come
Speaking of the Bush administration’s lackadaisical response to Hurricane Katrina and the misery inflicted on the people of the Gulf Coast, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) recently commented, “The system devalues human lives.”
Living wage victory at Cintas; Exhausted truck drivers; Contract at Boeing
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Delegates to the Connecticut AFL-CIO convention here showed their commitment to unity in words and deeds as they grappled with changes in the labor movement and sharpening attacks on workers by the Bush administration.
OAKLAND, Calif. — A political, cultural and culinary feast is in store at the People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo banquet here on Saturday evening, Nov. 5.
Helpful updates; Einstein vs. racism; Exit strategy; Police and protest; Caring, not killing; Disaster-dependent no more