Labor

                
  • Auto union puts accent on organizing

    Auto union puts accent on organizing

    June 20, 2003

    DETROIT – “Our challenge is to craft an agreement that protects our members’ jobs and income security,” said United Auto Workers (UAW) Vice President Richard Shoemaker. Shoemaker was speaking about the union’s mid-July contract talks with...

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  • Boycott the Congress Hotel

    Boycott the Congress Hotel

    June 20, 2003

    Chicago – About 130 workers at the Congress Plaza Hotel walked out on strike at 11:00 a.m., June 15, here protesting illegal wage and benefit cuts. The contract with Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union (HERE)...

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  • An interview with Ray Milici. Jackson aids hospital workers

    An interview with Ray Milici. Jackson aids hospital workers

    June 19, 2003

    On June 6, Rev. Jesse Jackson came to Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) in Connecticut. His visit was in support of the 150 dietary workers whose union contract expired 30 months ago, the 1,800 service and...

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  • Immigrant workers launch Freedom Ride

    Immigrant workers launch Freedom Ride

    June 19, 2003

    NEW YORK – Something historic is brewing. Inspired by the freedom rides of the civil rights movement, the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride is now being organized for Sept. 20 – Oct. 4. National sponsors include the...

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  • Rudy Lozano, 20 years later

    Rudy Lozano, 20 years later

    June 13, 2003 By Emile Schepers

    Rudy Lozano was one of the most important political figures in Chicago at that time. Born in Harlington, Texas, he had grown up in Chicago and contributed much to the city’s progressive politics.

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