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AFL-CIO redefines labor movement

The AFL-CIO convention reflected changed realities and the need to adopt new perspectives and goals. Delegates redefined the labor movement as more than union members. For decades the bureaucracy has become more identified with the corporations than the aspirations of the workers. Continue reading

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BART workers forced to strike

From the November-December 2013 issue of News & Letters: BART workers forced to strike Oakland, Cal.—“One day longer, one day stronger!” shouted a transit worker to kick off a noon rally on Oct. 18 at Oakland’s Lake Merritt BART (Bay … Continue reading

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Lac Mégantic: capitalism’s train wreck

On July 6, around 1:15 AM, an unattended 74-car freight train filled with crude oil derailed and exploded in the center of the town of Lac Mégantic, Québec. This catastrophe was avoidable with even the slightest attention to safety, and is a result of cutting corners to save money, and the lack of anyone in charge taking responsibility for any aspect of the negligence, including those in the government. Continue reading

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Sutter nurses strike

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: Sutter nurses strike Oakland, Calif.—Sutter Healthcare nurses were joined by sympathizing Kaiser nurses for a rally outside Summit Medical Center on Sept. 22. Sut­ter nurses called the one-day strike because of … Continue reading

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Nurses demand safety

From the March-April issue of News & Letters: Nurses demand safety Editor’s note: On Jan. 19, after months of inaction regarding the murder of Donna Gross at Napa State Hospital (see “Losing nurses and patients for profit,” Jan.-Feb. N&L), the … Continue reading

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