• British MP speaks to labor

    British MP speaks to labor

    February 20, 2003

    SAN FRANCISCO – The featured speaker at a labor breakfast at San Francisco’s longshore union hall was British Member of Parliament Jeremy Corbyn, Feb. 17. A former public workers union leader, Corbyn is now a steering...

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  • Federal mediation demanded in Azteca strike

    Federal mediation demanded in Azteca strike

    February 14, 2003

    CHICAGO – Elected officials, trade union and community leaders joined striking workers here Feb. 3 to demand Azteca Foods accept federal mediation to end a four-month strike. “These workers want a fair and decent contract,” said...

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  • Airline employees face extortion

    Airline employees face extortion

    February 14, 2003

    Talking with airline employees in America can be an unsettling experience right now. They are being pushed for salary and work-rule concessions under threat of losing their jobs. At least one major company, American Airlines, is...

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  • Protecting workers from chemicals

    Protecting workers from chemicals

    February 7, 2003 By Phil E. Benjamin

    A whole new area of occupational health is getting more attention from workers and their unions. The scientific term is Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (HP).

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  • Rural union leader under threat in Colombia

    Rural union leader under threat in Colombia

    February 7, 2003

    Trade unionists in Colombia continue to face threats to their very lives as they fight an uphill battle to protect the rights of both urban and rural workers. Last week the International Union of Food, Agricultural,...

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