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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
Unraveling the Card Check Debate
Sometimes in politics a particular issue strikes at the core of deeper social-economic forces. Card Check - properly named The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)- is such an issue.

No other recent debate has spurred such passions on two opposite poles: the corporate elite versus labor. The cause of the uproar is the effect it would have on the relationship between these two classes: card check would vastly strengthen the working-class at the expense of the employers.
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03 Apr 2009 | Filed under: Commentary / Labor
Mass union leaders call on Obama to support Medicare for All
More than forty Massachusetts labor leaders have signed onto a letter to President Obama raising concerns that some policy makers in Washington are backing health care reforms based on the state plan adopted two years ago. The Massachusetts plan features an "individual mandate" requiring all citizens to buy private health insurance. The letter sent today and spearheaded by the Jobs with Justice coalition, states:
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18 Feb 2009 | Filed under: News / Labor : Politics : Social Welfare
Home Depot, Bank of America Executives Caught on Tape trying to Defeat the EFCA
Bank of America, Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus, Rick Berman founder of Union Facts exposed on tape trying to Defeat The Employee Free Choice Act. Audio of the conference call, which was obtained by the Huffington Post, is excerpted throughout this piece to provide a clearer insight into the pitched battle surrounding the Employee Free Choice legislation.

Participants on the October 17 call--including at least one representative from another bailout recipient, AIG--were urged to persuade their clients to send "large contributions" to groups working against the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), as well as to vulnerable Senate Republicans, who could help block passage of the bill. Bernie Marcus, the charismatic co-founder of Home Depot, led the call along with Rick Berman, an aggressive EFCA opponent and founder of the Center for Union Facts.
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30 Jan 2009 | Filed under: News / Labor
Alexander: Obama’s $825 Billion Stimulus Plan offers too little, too late
With less than 10 days in office, President Barack Obama has indicated that his $825 billion economic stimulus package will energize the U.S. economy and create future jobs for more than three million Americans. Socialists nationwide are rejecting this new call for deficit spending and are calling for programs that will meet the short and long term needs of the nation and create immediate employment for the millions of working people that are unemployed or under-employed.
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30 Jan 2009 | Filed under: News / Labor
Hope and Change for Low-Wage Workers
Martin_Luther_King_22391g.pngOn March 18, 1968, two weeks before his murder, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. told striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tenn., "It is criminal to have people working on a full-time basis getting part-time income." He said, "A living wage should be the right of all working Americans."

What would Dr. King have thought of a $6.55 federal minimum wage in 2009, when the 1968 minimum wage is worth about $10 in today’s dollars? What would he have made of a minimum wage that is less adequate for the basic necessities of life than it was 40 years ago?
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14 Jan 2009 | Filed under: Commentary / Labor : Race
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