Labor

                
  • Dead and injured remembered in Texas

    Dead and injured remembered in Texas

    May 7, 2003

    TYLER, Texas – On April 26, a bell tolled here for workers who had been killed on the job during the past year. Leaders of the United Steel Workers of America (USWA) read a name, then...

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  • Six-hour day
Six-hour day

    Six-hour day Six-hour day

    May 7, 2003

    The call for a shorter workweek with no cut in pay arises periodically in the working class, their trade unions and among labor and progressive economists. What generally gives rise to those calls is sharp increases...

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  • American Airline workers coerced

    American Airline workers coerced

    May 7, 2003

    DALLAS – On April 16, the last major union at American Airlines (AA) caved in to demands that they take huge wage concessions and layoffs. The next day they learned that 45 of the top executives...

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  • Union-busting, war profiteering: a corporate tie

    Union-busting, war profiteering: a corporate tie

    May 7, 2003

    News Analysis Many Americans had never heard of Stevedoring Services of America (SSA), until it was awarded a $4.8 million contract to open and operate the port of Umm Qasr in war-torn Iraq. SSA was up...

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  • ILWU convenes with eye on future battles

    ILWU convenes with eye on future battles

    May 7, 2003 By Evelina Alarcon

    The experiences of a hard-fought contract battle against a gang up that included the Pacific Maritime Association, a coalition of retailers and the Bush administration will loom large in the minds of delegates to 32nd Convention...

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