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I am a Unionist, What I Stand For

I have really been learning so much about how politics and government works, and how America is made up of so many thoughts and so many different ideas. I am a Unionist. This means that I stand for working families and workers' rights. I believe America would not be the way it is today with Democracy and all of the freedoms we enjoy without Capitalism. I however feel that there is some coruption, but there is in most things in this life. I do not believe in taking anything from anyone. If…

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Added by alexandria Knox on February 26, 2012 at 15:25 — No Comments

Sheltered Workshops and the Slavery of Disabled Workers

I feel strongly about the working conditions of America’s disabled workers, because I am a disabled person myself. I was born totally visually impaired. My goal is to form the Disabled Workers Committee to ensure minimum wage, safer conditions, health retirement and other benefits, and that disabled workers are treated as equals just like every other working American. My goal in forming this part of the union movement will be to ensure the voice of all disabled workers whether they are…

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Added by alexandria Knox on February 26, 2012 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Rare Worker Victory in Iran (via Yoshi Furuhashi, USA)

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Added by peter waterman on February 26, 2012 at 0:27 — No Comments

Dont Try to Tell Us it's Not a Class War! (Gerald Caplan, Globe&Mail, Canada, via Sid Shniad)

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/second-reading/gerald-caplan/dont-tell-us-its-not-a-class-war/article2349194/page1/



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Added by peter waterman on February 25, 2012 at 22:29 — No Comments

Chicago Occupy workplace

Chicago Occupy workplace



here's a nice short film made by someone outside the factory here: http://youtu.be/7H-XB5TgFFE 



You can also follow developments on twitter, hastag #seriousoccupation 

https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23seriousoccupation …



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Added by Viola Wilkins on February 24, 2012 at 22:51 — No Comments

OCCUPY MAY 1ST GENERAL STRIKE!

OCCUPY MAY 1ST GENERAL STRIKE!

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Added by Orsan Senalp on February 24, 2012 at 21:12 — No Comments

Is Facebook Exploiting Workers? A response from Jacob Rigi and Michel Bauwens’ response to Rigi

Is Facebook Exploiting Workers? A response from Jacob Rigi and Michel Bauwens’ response to Rigi

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Added by Orsan Senalp on February 24, 2012 at 9:21 — No Comments

Immigrant US Workers March Against Firings (David Bacon, Truth Out, USA)

IMMIGRANT STEEL WORKERS MARCH AGAINST UNJUST FIRINGS

By David Bacon
Truthout
        BERKELEY, CA  (2/18/12) -- Two hundred immigrant workers, their wives,…
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Added by peter waterman on February 24, 2012 at 0:20 — No Comments

Nine KESK activists sent to jail

Nine KESK activists sent to jail

A Turkish court on late Thursday arrested and sent to jail nine trade union activists over suspected links with Kurdish rebels in Ankara.

A Turkish court on late Thursday arrested and sent to jail nine trade union activists over suspected links with Kurdish rebels in Ankara.

Trade union activists, all women and members of public employees union KESK, were detained by police on Monday along…

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Added by Orsan Senalp on February 23, 2012 at 17:22 — No Comments

Council takes a bath...

How Manchester people saved their swimming baths from closure by the Council   http://lipsticksocialist.wordpress.com

Added by Michael Herbert on February 23, 2012 at 15:05 — No Comments

America’s Ports: The Place Where Old Trucks Go To Die

Aynalem Moba doesn’t want to kill anyone. He doesn’t want to injure anyone. He certainly doesn’t want to poison anyone. No, he is not a draftee in a horrible war he doesn’t believe in. He is an American truck driver who drives loads at the Port of Seattle.

“Every day, I haul two or three loads that are overweight, possibly putting myself and others at risk. The truck could tip over. I’m afraid I might kill myself or someone else. Sometimes we’re carrying hazardous materials,…
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Added by Bob Simpson on February 23, 2012 at 14:59 — No Comments

Seattle Port Truck Drivers Fight Precarisation (David Bacon, In These Times, USA)

seattle port strike challenges "independent contractor" lie

Inbox x David Bacon dbacon@igc.org 3:03 PM (2 hours ago) to dbacon

SEATTLE PORT STRIKE CHALLENGES "INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR" LIE

Truck drivers in the Puget Sound shut down ports for two weeks-and begin to shift the balance of power. By David Bacon In These Times, Website edition, 2/21/12…

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Added by peter waterman on February 21, 2012 at 23:55 — No Comments

Workers should not pay the costs of the crises

Workers should not pay the costs of the crises!



Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF)



Millions of workers around the world who were pushed even further into poverty and marginalization due to the Economical Crisis, however, this “recovery” is meaningless. Together with the Food, Climate, and Fuel Crises, the Economic Crisis led to massive job and wage losses, cut-backs in the provision of Basic Human /Fundamental rights to Healthcare, Education, Housing, Water, Electricity, and… Continue

Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on February 21, 2012 at 17:12 — No Comments

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