Labor

                
  • Unionists launch drive to win White House

    Unionists launch drive to win White House

    May 23, 2003

    DES MOINES – Nearly 1,000 union leaders and activists from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees got a close-up look at the Democratic presidential candidates at the union’s first-time Presidential Town Hall here...

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  • Defending the right to organize

    Defending the right to organize

    May 22, 2003

    CHICAGO – “The NLRB is a meat-grinder,” said AFL-CIO Director of Organizing Stuart Acuff, “and most workers who enter into it are ground up into sausage.” Acuff was one of a trio of national labor leaders...

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  • West Coast Longshore maps fightback

    West Coast Longshore maps fightback

    May 22, 2003 By Evelina Alarcon

    SAN FRANCISCO – The longshore division of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which met here on May 5-9, made it clear that dockers are not resting on the laurels of the recent contract victory...

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  • From the Charleston 5 victory to the 2004 elections

    From the Charleston 5 victory to the 2004 elections

    May 22, 2003 By Evelina Alarcon

    An interview with Ken Riley The following interview with Kenneth Riley Jr., president of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local 1422 in Charleston, S.C., took place during the recent convention of the International Longshore and Warehouse...

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  • U.S. health care: Crisis, solutions, action plan

    U.S. health care: Crisis, solutions, action plan

    May 16, 2003

    The United Steel Workers of America (USWA) hosted a national forum on the health care crisis at its headquarters in Pittsburgh on April 27. James English, secretary-treasurer of the USWA, set the stage for the forum,...

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