Labor & Education


When Workers Fight: NUHW Wins Battle with Kaiser

Posted November 24, 2015 by Cal Winslow

The therapists, counselors, and social workers at Kaiser Permanente in California have won a magnificent victory. In a last minute retreat, in the face of an open-ended strike, Kaiser, the giant California health care corporation, settled with 1400 workers and
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Celebrating Joe Hill

Posted November 16, 2015 by Bill Raden

November 19 marks the 100-year anniversary of Joe Hill’s execution by a Utah firing squad for a sensationalized Salt Lake City double homicide. Hill, a 36-year-old Swedish immigrant, was an itinerant laborer and union organizer for the Wobblies – the
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Inside SF McDonald's at 11/10 Fight for $15 protest

Fight for $15 – Will AFL-CIO Jump In?

Posted November 11, 2015 by

There are only two flashpoints in American history where labor unions became center stage in politics. I will call these “Big Bang” moments because they propelled the American Federation of Labor (AFL) after 1886 and the Committee for Industrial Organization
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Workers of America, Unite!

Posted October 29, 2015 by

Remarks* by panelist Carl Finamore at the Oct. 26, 2015 Black Lives Matter Forum sponsored by the San Francisco Labor Council, AFL-CIO. ***** The American working class is the most powerful in the world, is the most productive in the
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Billionaires Can’t Teach Our Kids

Posted October 26, 2015 by Donald Cohen

Last month, the Los Angeles Times released a terrifying confidential roadmap for privatizing L.A.’s schools that was produced by billionaire Eli Broad. Broad plans to raise and spend $490 million to create enough privately operated charter schools to house half
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Near Silence on Education at First Democratic Debate

Posted October 20, 2015 by Steven Singer

None. Null. Nada. That’s how many questions CNN anchors asked presidential hopefuls about America’s public schools at the first Democratic Debate. Imagine if Anderson Cooper and company had been silent on Climate Change. The candidates would have brought it up
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Saint Dorothy Day?

Posted October 6, 2015 by Peter Dreier

In his speech to Congress, Pope Francis praised Dorothy Day — along with Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and Thomas Merton — as one of four “representatives of the American people” whom he admired. Pope Francis was probably the
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