When Republicans take control of a state

 

While some advocates say there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats.

Delta Airlines Fires Worker for $15 hour protest

 

Delta Airlines has decided to fire a veteran baggage handler Kip Hedges for speaking out in support of low wage workers at the Minneapolis- St.Paul Airport.

Gilberto Soto, Assassinated U.S. – Salvadorean Union Organizer

by Paul Garver

Gilberto Soto was an American citizen of Salvadorean origin, who had been organizing port truck drivers for the Teamsters In New Jersey.  In 2004 he revisited El Salvador to visit his family and celebrate his 50th birthday.  Because of a local news report that he was interested in supporting unionized dock workers who had been fired after privatization, he was gunned down by three armed members of a death squad.  The local police refused to investigate, asserting that Soto was the victim of a robbery (even though his wallet was not taken).

The short video, produced by Ron Carver, cites other recent unsolved assassinations of unionists and other citizens fighting for their rights in El Salvador.  Despite the election of a pro-FMLN government, the intellectual authors of these crimes are never successfully prosecuted.

Organizing of port truckers and other transport and dock workers is a core necessity for the workers’ movement in most countries, including the USA, as evidenced by the heroic efforts to organize immigrant truckers in southern California.

 

AFL-CIO President Trumka Says Labor Must Confront Racism

On Monday, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka spoke to the Missouri AFL-CIO about the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson and the need for labor to address racism and classism. He urges all working people to come together for economic equality and to confront issues of racism in our communities and in the labor movement.

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Bernie Sanders Addresses Iowa AFL-CIO: We Need a Political Revolution!

Washington DC Area Walmart Workers, Community Supporters Join Nationwide Protests

Here’s a video from today’s Black Friday Protest in the Washington area.

Walmart workers and community supporters in the Washington, D.C. area today protested against Walmart—the nation’s largest retailer—joining 1,500 protests across the nation in one of the largest mobilizations of working families in American history. Workers in the Washington, D.C. area were joined by tens of thousands of Americans in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Seattle, Sacramento, Miami, Minneapolis and other locations who called on Walmart to end illegal retaliation and publicly commit to improving labor standards, including providing workers with more full-time work and $25,000 a year. At a protest at the Walmart store located on Richmond Highway in Alexandria, Va., nine people, including one Walmart worker, were arrested in an act of civil disobedience calling for an end to the exploitation of Walmart workers by their company.

The New Temp Economy

Moyers and Company

When we think of temp workers, the image that comes to mind for many Americans is “Kelly Girls” — post WWII-era women, mostly young housewives, doing light office work like filing and bookkeeping for a little extra cash around the holidays.

But low-wage, temporary work is becoming a new normal in post-recession America, and today’s temp workers are no longer in it temporarily.

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Labor Unions Speak Out In DC On 50th Anniversary of 1963 March

Trade union leaders from many unions spoke at the national rally and march on the 50th anniversary of the 1963 rally for civil rights where Martin Luther King made his speech we have a dream.


This rally and march to commemorate the event took place on August 24, 2013 in Washinton D.C. and was attended by tens of thousands of union workers throughout the country. Unions participating included the AFT, SEIU, AFL-CIO,NEA, AFGE, UAW, AFSCME, Unite Here, LIUNA, IAM and others.


Production of Labor Video Project www.laborvideo.org

House of Cards Episode 1 – “Broad’s Academy of Power”

In this, episode 1 of the Badass Teacher’s House of Card Series, Eli Broad’s ideals and his intentions for the Public School System in America are exposed. Don’t believe the rhetoric and propaganda, instead do YOUR homework and follow the money trail.

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Defending Unions on May Day