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Workshop Talks: Nurses vs. Kaiser

From the September-October 2014 issue of News & Letters: Workshop Talks: Nurses vs. Kaiser Contract bargaining has begun between the California Nurses Association and Kaiser Permanente. CNA has steadfastly rejected management’s demand to hold negotiations in closed sessions….

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Legislators let us down

People shared stories about their experiences with Medicaid, the minimum wage, disability rights, and talked about the importance of seeing the human side of issues. The only things the legislators would say was that “revenues were the problem.” Continue reading

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BART workers face strike-breaking tactics

Several hundred rallied in support of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers trying to negotiate a contract with a modest raise and no more takeaways. Continue reading

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Some cuts don’t heal

From the new March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: Workshop Talks Some cuts don’t heal by Htun Lin As Congress’s latest self-imposed sequestration crisis makes clear, not all cuts are the same. A campaign slogan of California Nurses’ Association … Continue reading

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Workshop Talks: Just who are the makers and takers?

From the new November-December 2012 issue of News & Letters Workshop Talks Just who are the makers and takers by Htun Lin The unparalleled billions of dollars spent in the 2012 elections, in the midst of the Great Recession, drowned … Continue reading

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Workshop Talks: Capitalism trashes union democracy

From the new July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Workshop Talks Capitalism trashes union democracy by Htun Lin The “Great Recession” we’re living in will continue so long as we accept that there is no alternative to capitalism. It … Continue reading

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Class enemies in union clothing

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: Workshop Talks Class enemies in union clothing by Htun Lin The spreading Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement has gripped the attention of the country. Some signs in these tent cities say … Continue reading

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