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Commentary :: Labor
How to Start a Union in Ten Steps
02 Feb 2009
(below are the lessons taken from a successful organizing campaign in 1997)

1) Be the best worker at your workplace

If you are to influence your co-workers to join a union, you’d better already have their respect at work. This doesn’t mean that you must be the absolute best, but that you are a leader and rank among one of the best. This first step is the all-important foundation for your effort, directly or indirectly affecting EVERY other step toward forming a union.

It helps also to be the best liked co-worker. Not that you need to be prom-king/queen popular, but that you are easily approachable, social, and generally kind. In being so, you’ll make your job of talking with your co-workers about a union – which constitutes 95% of the work of organizing — MUCH easier. If your trust is earned as a good worker and friend, you can better expect that your ideas will be not only better received, but kept away from management during the initial stage of secrecy.
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News :: Labor
For Media, ‘Employee Free Choice Act' Promise Is One to Break Corporate outlets suddenly discover ‘workers rights’
02 Feb 2009
If corporate media really cared about workers rights, there probably would have been more than zero stories on those rights on the nightly broadcast news in the last year.And labor representatives would likely have provided more than the not quite 0.2 percent of nightly news sources found in a recent survey (Extra!, 5–6/02). Yet we are to believe that concern for workers rights drives some elite media to oppose the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA).
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News :: Race
The liberal establishment
02 Feb 2009
The liberal establishment
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LOCAL Announcement :: Education
Community Church of Boston: February Sunday Forums
02 Feb 2009
A list of upcoming Sunday forums at the Community Church of Boston...
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Ceasefires, Israeli-Style
02 Feb 2009
Israel never honors them.
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Review :: Human Rights
Addiction and Control
30 Jan 2009
Modified: 03:40:07 PM
Meth is an upper. It is used as (inappropriate) self - medication for depression. Problems don’t come about without cause. The methamphetamine problem didn’t drop out of the sky. There are biological and social causes of meth abuse and they need to be fully discussed by an informed citizenry. Here’s why.
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News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 01/30/09 Listen Globally!
29 Jan 2009
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
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Commentary :: Politics
Bolivia's New Constitution: Progressive Change or Business As Usual
29 Jan 2009
Bolivians vote.
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
AdvancedPhysics.Org Advocates Medeval "Obscurantism"!
28 Jan 2009
How this "Mission Statement" of AdvancedPhysics.Org conforms to the historically speculative and expermental nature of scientific inquiry is actually so beyond any basic imagination or logic as to be totally absurd!
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Commentary :: Politics
Bashing Venezuelan Democracy
28 Jan 2009
The dominant media again on the rampage.
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