Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Raleigh Demonstration: “Forward Together, Not One Step Back!”

This chant repeated again and again by tens of thousands in Raleigh on February 8, 2014, energized and inspired all who rallied and marched up Fayetteville Street toward the North Carolina capitol. We were young and old, black, brown and … Continue reading

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Update on Boeing Workers’ Fight for Justice and Democratic Rights

Below are links to articles published in Labor Notes written by Jon Flanders, a retired member of the International Association of Machinists (IAM), and Jim Levitt, a 35 year machinist at the Boeing company. Their articles focus on the Boeing … Continue reading

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Pensions Under the Gun!

Our employers make their money by purchasing our ability to labor as cheaply as they can and compelling us to work as long and hard as possible, each day, every day. They are best able to do this when we … Continue reading

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Why Have So Many Workers Lost Their Unemployment Insurance?

On December 28, 2014, 1.3 million long-term unemployed workers saw their insurance abruptly terminated. That figure has now risen to 1.7 million and with further inaction by Congress could reach 3.6 million in the months ahead. The long-tern unemployed — … Continue reading

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U.S. Education System in Deepening Crisis — What Can Be Done About It?

Defend Public Education! I. Public education, one of the storied pillars of our society, is under attack by people and institutions who like to think of themselves as “reformers.” What is the message of these self-styled reformers? They contend that … Continue reading

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Bring All the Troops Home Now! End the Occupation of Afghanistan!

American troops have been fighting in Afghanistan for over twelve years. At the beginning American working people might have had some idea—right or wrong—what the war was about. But now, after over 3,500 soldiers and Marines have been killed and … Continue reading

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Call to Mount a Solidarity Campaign to Win Justice for Boeing Workers!

IAM Union Members Call on Labor and Its Allies to Mount a Campaign to Nullify January 3 Vote and to Hold a New Vote On November 13, the 31,000 members of District 751 of the International Association of Machinists in … Continue reading

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