Conn Hallinan

Conn Hallinan is a columnist for Foreign Policy In Focus. A retired journalism professor, he previously was an editor of People's World when it was a West Coast publication.


LATEST ARTICLES BY Conn Hallinan

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    Good times never been so good

    Good times never been so good

    August 2, 2002 By Conn Hallinan

    First the steel industry, the dinosaurs, collapsed – 34 corporations in almost as many months. But that was no big deal – they were ancient history.

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    Too young to die, we want pensions!

    Too young to die, we want pensions!

    August 2, 2002 By Conn Hallinan

    PITTSBURGH – For steelworkers, 1949 was the year their union struck for pensions and health care. The strike shut down the entire metal-working industry, including aluminum and can. Over half a million members of the United...

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    Cross the border: Save a half a million

    Cross the border: Save a half a million

    July 12, 2002 By Conn Hallinan

    PITTSBURGH – Retired workers reporting the results of their RxExpress bus trips to Canada shone a spotlight on naked profiteering by prescription drug corporations.

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    Demanding equality at Wal-Mart

    Demanding equality at Wal-Mart

    June 28, 2002 By Conn Hallinan

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The National Organization for Women (NOW) lived up to its activist, “in-the-street” tradition at its national conference here last weekend. Delegates and guests took to their feet and grabbed their picket signs...

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    Women gear up for 2002 elections

    Women gear up for 2002 elections

    June 27, 2002 By Conn Hallinan

    Pledge to ‘link arms’ vs. Right ST. PAUL, Minn. – The nearly 1,000 delegates and guests to the National Organization for Women’s (NOW) annual conference, held here June 21-23, are united to make a difference in...

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    RxExpress called ‘unpatriotic’

    RxExpress called ‘unpatriotic’

    June 21, 2002 By Conn Hallinan And John Pappademos

    PITTSBURGH – Retired Pennsylvania workers experienced two surprises when they bussed into Canada to purchase prescription medications June 10. The first was that seniors can save significant amounts of money by merely crossing the Canadian border....

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    Lockout at AK Steel: It’s a human struggle

    Lockout at AK Steel: It’s a human struggle

    May 10, 2002 By Conn Hallinan

    MANSFIELD, Ohio – Scores of solidarity signs were planted along the approach to Hamilton Park, only blocks from the “scab” Armco Kawasaki (AK) steel mill complex here May 4. USWA Local 169 put out the call...

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    United, weve got what it takes to win

    United, weve got what it takes to win

    April 19, 2002 By Conn Hallinan

    “As long as we keep taking what they are dishing out,” United Steelworkers of America President Leo Gerard told a meeting on national health care, “they’ll keep dishing it out !” The men and women in...

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