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Employee Free Choice supporters blast Rite Aid with new report on company's union busting at West Coast warehouse
IMG_5689.JPGSupporters urging passage of the Employee Free Choice Act took to the streets on Monday to back warehouse workers at Rite Aid's massive distribution center in Lancaster, California. They released a new Jobs with Justice report about how management there has aggressively interfered in workers' freedom to form a union.

The 12-page report: "Rite Aid, Oliver J. Bell & Associates, and the Case for the Employee Free Choice Act" documents how management employed union busters and violated labor laws. Last year, the National Labor Relations Board was prepared to charge Rite Aid with 49 unfair labor practice charges before the cases were settled out of court.
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11 Aug 2009 | Filed under: News / Labor
A Cure for an Ailing Economy: Taxing the Rich
TaxTheRich.pngHealthcare isn’t the only social ill in the U.S. that needs a serious remedy. The list is long and growing: state budget crises, unemployment, infrastructure, education, housing, food assistance, etc. These are all things that must be paid for, but the money seems to be in short supply. When a country is in as much debt as the U.S., – $12 trillion and counting — the tasks at hand seem all but unachievable.

And this is exactly what many politicians would like you to believe.
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11 Aug 2009 | Filed under: Commentary / Labor
Labor News - INDUSTRIAL WORKER
IWAugustSept09-1.pngINDUSTRIAL WORKER - AUGUST SEPTEMBER issue AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD ONLINE at -

http://www.iww.org/PDF/IndustrialWorker/IWAugustSept09.pdf

Headlines:

* Korean Motor Workers Under Police Seige
* French Auto Workers To Blow Up Factory?
* Starbucks Workers Union Expands To Canada
* London Workers Shut Down Underground
* Honduras Uprising Against Coup
* Review: Capitalism And The Transformation Of Africa
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11 Aug 2009 | Filed under: Announcement / Labor
CORI Reform Hearing, March and Rally Reportback
2008_0707_CORI_march-350.pngOn Monday, July 27, over 600 people packed the State House CORI Hearing as part of an extended CORI Day of Action. Organized by the Commonwealth CORI Coalition, supporters demonstrated the severity of the CORI crisis and raised the need for immediate reforms.
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30 Jul 2009 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Labor : Race
The Democrats vs. Public Education
48_Charter_Schools.pngPublic education in the United States is under heavy attack. And because a so-called “progressive” President is leading the charge, many education activists have been lulled to sleep while on lookout duty. Obama recently announced his “race to the top” program to “reform” education. Much like Bush’s No Child Left Behind, Obama’s plan represents progress for education in name only.

In reality, Obama’s plan is to lure cash-starved schools into a “competition” to accept federal funds, with dangerous strings attached. The two most devious conditions are the widespread creation of charter schools and the implementation of teacher merit pay. Both of these items have been long-condemned by progressive educational advocates as well as the majority of the nation’s teachers. If implemented, they would have a destructive effect on public education.
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28 Jul 2009 | Filed under: Commentary / Labor
Appalachia and Colombia: The People Behind the Coal --an interview with Aviva Chomsky
Aviva Chomsky is a professor of history and Latin American Studies at Salem State College in Massachusetts, and is a founder of the North Shore Colombia Solidarity Committee, which has been working since 2002 with Colombian labor and popular movements, especially those affected by the foreign-owned mining sector. She just returned from a Witness for Peace delegation (May 28 – June 6) that traveled to two regions devastated by coal mining: the state of Kentucky and to northern Colombia.
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16 Jun 2009 | Filed under: Interview / Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Organizing
"ICE, ICE, Get out of the way, Happy Mothers Day!" -- Protesters Demanded an End to the Raids, Detentions and Deportations
rally_5-10-09.jpgBoston, May 10, 2009.- Nearly 60 people demonstrated around the Suffolk County Jail in Boston (known as South Bay House of Corrections) in protest for the detention of immigrants in that facility. The signs and the chants indicated what the protesters wanted: an end to the represion of immigrant workers and their families, legalization, family reunification. All this in the context of the commercial celebration of Mother's Day. The prisoners were fully aware of the presence of the demonstrators and banged their cell windows furiously.
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13 May 2009 | Filed under: News / Labor
Mother’s Day Action: Resist the Raids, FAMILIES KNOW NO BORDERS
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Mother’s Day is a time for celebration for mother’s everywhere. Yet, for women in prison and immigration detention this is not the case. This is why we are taking a stance on Mother’s Day for all the women who are imprisoned and detained across the USA. Large scale women’s imprisonment has resulted in an increasing number of children who suffer from their mother’s incarceration and detention and the loss of family ties. Families should Know No Borders.

WHEN:
Sunday, May 10, 2009
1:30pm - Marchers gather in front of South Bay Corrections and Detention Center
2:00pm - Procession proceeds from South Bay entrance to 93 on-ramp.

WHERE:
Journey: Meeting at South Bay Corrections and Detention entrance 20 Bradston St, Boston 02118
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09 May 2009 | Filed under: Announcement / Labor
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