NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In Tennessee, we have felt the loss of more than 25,000 textile and industrial jobs due to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Many of these jobs were union jobs that paid workers good wages for a 40-hour workweek.
The crisis in everyday living that too many people face in our country generated a national health movement that has been pressuring local, state and national government officials to protect the public's health.
AFL-CIO President John Sweeney said the Senate filibuster that defeated legislation providing immediate aid for the 140,000 airline workers who will be laid off as a result of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack 'signals an intention to serve workers last and least at the table of economic recovery.'
Many things have changed in the period since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the bombing of Afghanistan.
Gustavo Soler, president of the El Paso section of the energy workers' union Sintramienergetica, has been murdered in Colombia. His death adds one more name to the long list of Colombians slain for defending workers' rights.
SEATTLE, Wash. - Sadako Peace Park is a small bit of open space near the University of Washington here. On October 12, it was the gathering point for students from the North Kitsap Options Program of the Gordon Elementary School.
BERLIN, Germany - Berlin's march for peace was a joyous moment in tragic times. The peace movement, languishing for years, enlisted all its energy and was rewarded by a turnout of over 50,000 people in Berlin and 25,000 in Stuttgart, plus smaller gatherings in Nuremberg and other cities.
HARTFORD, Conn. - Marching from the state capitol to the federal building here, 500 Connecticut students, union members and religious leaders took to the streets Oct. 13 to protest the Bush administration's unilateral military retaliation on Afghanistan.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - 'I'm a human being, not a mascot!' read a placard carried by a young Lakota Indian here Oct. 5. She was protesting the 'Fighting Sioux' nickname of University of North Dakota (UND) sports teams and a hockey arena plastered with thousands of reproductions of an Indian-head logo.
NEW YORK - Communist activists gathered here Oct. 20-21 for the first National Committee meeting since the body's election at the CPUSA's convention in early July.