Labor

                
  • Protests block doomsday budget

    Protests block doomsday budget

    May 9, 2003

    NEW YORK — It looks like this city and state will be spared the worst of the “doomsday” budget crisis, thanks to the continued fightback of unions and community organizations, but the struggle goes on. “Now’s...

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  • Jobless rate climbs to nine-year high

    Jobless rate climbs to nine-year high

    May 9, 2003 By Fred Gaboury

    EAST CHICAGO, Ill. – Bruce Gaddy is single. Tony McIntosh is married and has two children. Both live in this working-class suburb, 25 miles south of downtown Chicago. And both are unemployed: Gaddy because his plant...

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  • Fighting mad New Yorkers work to stop doomsday budget

    Fighting mad New Yorkers work to stop doomsday budget

    May 7, 2003

    People are angry in New York City – and they have a right to be angry. Every day massive cuts in local and state spending appear more and more imminent. At the state level, revenues are...

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  • Fighting to protect what we have

    Fighting to protect what we have

    May 7, 2003 By Fred Gaboury

    The decades’ long fight by U.S. workers for an eight-hour day began in earnest with strikes and parades on May 1, 1886, and culminated in victory more than 50 years later with enactment of the Fair...

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  • UAW: Universal health care now

    UAW: Universal health care now

    May 7, 2003

    DETROIT – As contract talks between 300,000 United Auto Workers (UAW) members and the Big Three automakers are set to begin in July, three pressing issues are on the minds of autoworkers: health care, pensions, and...

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