John Wojcik

John Wojcik is Editor-in-Chief of People's World. John Wojcik es editor en jefe de People's World. He joined the staff as Labor Editor in May 2007 after working as a union meat cutter in northern New Jersey. There, he served as a shop steward and a member of a UFCW contract negotiating committee. In the 1970s and '80s, he was a political action reporter for the Daily World, this newspaper's predecessor, and was active in electoral politics in Brooklyn, New York.


LATEST ARTICLES BY John Wojcik

  • Labor
    Obama to address AFL-CIO convention

    Obama to address AFL-CIO convention

    September 4, 2009 By John Wojcik

    President Obama will speak at the AFL-CIO Convention in Pittsburgh on Sept. 15, the White House announced yesterday. The speech will once again dramatize the new relationship between the labor movement and the Oval Office, following...

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  • Opinion
    McCain wins White House!

    McCain wins White House!

    September 3, 2009 By John Wojcik

    A year ago on Labor Day, the nightmare scenario described in the headline above was still a real possibility. Labor and its allies went on to make sure that something quite different unfolded, but what if...

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  • U.S.
    Trumka draws line in the sand on health care

    Trumka draws line in the sand on health care

    September 2, 2009 By John Wojcik

     AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer, Richard Trumka, has drawn a line in the sand on health care reform, saying that Congress must include a strong public plan option in the final bill in order for labor to back it.

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  • U.S.
    What’s behind the widening of our waistlines?

    What’s behind the widening of our waistlines?

    September 1, 2009 By John Wojcik

    Love handles and bulging waistlines are a big problem in America that can only be solved, a growing number of politicians are telling us, with some hefty “fat taxes.”

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  • U.S.
    Hospitals still unprepared for swine flu

    Hospitals still unprepared for swine flu

    September 1, 2009 By John Wojcik

    A survey of 190 American hospitals compiled by nurses in eight different states shows that hospitals across the nation are not ready for the coming H1N1 (swine flu) pandemic. The findings were released this week by...

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  • Labor
    LA car wash workers score NLRB victory

    LA car wash workers score NLRB victory

    August 27, 2009 By John Wojcik

    Los Angeles car wash workers fired recently for union activity won more than $50,000 in back pay today in a formal settlement of their National Labor Relations Board complaint against Vermont Hand Wash, a notorious anti-worker...

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  • U.S.
    Working class mourns the loss of its ‘lion’: Ted Kennedy

    Working class mourns the loss of its ‘lion’: Ted Kennedy

    August 26, 2009 By John Wojcik

    Millions of working-class families are feeling an emptiness today that they know they will have to struggle hard to fill. Sen. Edward Kennedy's death creates that emptiness because throughout his political life he had a single-minded...

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  • U.S.
    Labor leader to head New York Fed

    Labor leader to head New York Fed

    August 26, 2009 By John Wojcik

    The Federal Reserve has for so long been thought of as the guarantor of what’s good for big business that news out of New York yesterday came as a big surprise to many in labor and...

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