When Delphi declared bankruptcy, cutting workers' wages, pensions and
healthcare, auto unions in Indiana drew the line. Now they are prepared to
strike or take work-to-rule actions.
After twenty years of inaction, the US Senate is considering sweeping
immigration reform. But a push for quick action and the November
elections may thwart the current bipartisan consensus.
Robert Fitch's Solidarity for Sale exposes corruption as the cause of the current crisis in American labor.
Immigrant advocates at the World Social Forum offered real
alternatives to the narrow debate over how to fix the system.
Recent mining disasters demonstrate that the Bush Administration should be called to account for replacing federal mine regulators, who were identifying hazards and meeting requirements, with industry-friendly stand-ins.
Labor activists in Idaho hope to repeal repressive "Right To Work" laws
and educate a new generation on the history of labor struggles.
The stampede is on in corporate America to freeze or pare back pension
benefits. And that will leave most of us out in the cold.
Cesar, who was always good at symbols, saved his best for last: a simple pine box, fashioned by his brother's hands, carried unceremoniously through the Central Valley town he made famous.
Pass the Employee Free Choice Act to create more unions, keep workers
safe from labor-law violations, preserve middle-class jobs and
stabilize the economy.
While the edges continue to be smoothed off Martin Luther King Jr.'s bracing challenges to racism, war and free-market exploitation, the holiday is a time to remember a leader who believed civil rights and labor rights are tightly intertwined.