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by Ty Moore, ATU Local 1005 Member On November 18 the third largest transit system in the country began to move again. For 35 days Los Angeles buses and trains were brought to a standstill...

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by Canyon Lalama, University of Minnesota Student On October 21, the University of Minnesota (U of M) was shocked by its first strike in 60 years. For two weeks, members of the 1,800-strong American Federation...

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In May and June, massive strikes against the government’s attacks on public sector workers’ pensions rocked France. Teachers played a leading role in this struggle, after continuously striking throughout the school year against the right-wing...

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Stop Layoffs at Harvard

September 1, 2003

Socialist Alternative has initiated a campaign at Harvard University, bringing together workers, students, and community members to fight against an epidemic of layoffs. Since the Harvard Corporation again voted to freeze spending from the endowment,...

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By Justin Harrison, CWA Local 13000 (personal capacity) On August 2, union contracts for 80,000 Verizon telephone workers expired. As we go to press, CWA and IBEW union members are working with no contract, and...

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Overtime Pay Under Attack

September 1, 2003

By Diane Stokes, AFSCME Local 2858 (personal capacity) The Bush Administration’s Department of Labor opened an assault on the 40-hour workweek and overtime pay protection last March by proposing changes to the Fair Labor Standards...

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Unemployment in the USA has officially risen to 6.2%, although the real figure is surely much higher. The massive budget cuts and the deterioration of the dot.com industry are major factors in leaving more people...

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The French government’s attacks on public sector workers’ pensions and efforts to weaken the education workers’ union provoked a massive wave of strikes and protests across France. The right-wing government of President Jacques Chirac and...

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Wal-Mart has become the world’s largest corporation, having surpassed ExxonMobil for the slot, and is now the country’s largest private employer. Wal-Mart CEOs point to their creative marketing strategies and “commitment to customer service” to...

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On June 2, roughly 700 people gathered in downtown Seattle to protest outside the annual conference of the Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit (LEIU). The LEIU claims to be devoted to monitoring criminal activity, but it...

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