Tag Archives: AFL-CIO

Why Campaigning for Democrats Cripples Labor Unions

Shamus Cooke  As labor leaders across the U.S. shift resources away from defending workers and into Obama’s re-election campaign, millions of organized and non-organized workers remain unemployed and hopeless. Contrary to the “optimistic” government jobs numbers, the jobs crisis grinds … Continue reading

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U.S. Military to Escort Scab Grain Ship in Longview, Washington

San Francisco Labor Council Resolution – Adopted January 9, 2012 by Unanimous Vote Whereas, EGT, a joint venture led by multinational grain giant Bunge, agreed to hire union Longshoremen when accepting millions in taxpayer funds to build a huge new … Continue reading

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The Working Class Begins to Fight Back

by Bill Leumer and Ann Robertson (Originally published on Workers Action, January 7, 2012) After decades of losing ground and feeling helpless, working people are beginning to fight back. This development has emerged in part because the Occupy Wall Street … Continue reading

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The AFL-CIO’s Covert Ops in Venezuela

by Alberto C. Ruiz (Originally posted on ZNet, December 13, 2011) In 2002, the AFL-CIO’s international arm known as the “Solidarity Center” was greatly embarrassed when it came to light that it had been supporting actors in Venezuela that participated … Continue reading

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Labor Must Choose Between Occupy And The Democrats

by Shamus Cooke The Occupy Movement couldn’t have come along at a worse time, from the viewpoint of the Democrats. Election season is just getting started and Occupy has thrown a giant wrench into the political machinery. Some labor leaders … Continue reading

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