American labor unions are often associated with New York City garment workers or West Virginia coal miners, but California has a rich labor history. Fred Glass’ brilliant new book, From Mission to Microchip: A History of the California Labor Movement, Read More »
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Corporate and Republican-backed Steve Glazer easily won Tuesday’s East Bay D7 State Senate race, defeating union-backed Assemblymember Susan Bonilla by a 54-46% margin. A registered Democrat, Glazer rode to victory on a Scott Walker-type campaign of bashing public employee unions, Read More »
Twelve years ago, America’s leading advocate of occupational health and environmental safety succumbed to pancreatic cancer.
In the U.S., where the influence of organized labor has long been contracting, the death of a former trade union official is often little Read More »
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For their own protection, California workers and their unions had better start raising hell about the erosion of job safety protections since Democrat Jerry Brown became governor four years ago with strong labor backing.
Since 1973, California has run its Read More »
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SEIU is again being depicted as the agent for reviving the nation’s labor movement.After funding a national convention of fast food workers last weekend, SEIU is credited for framing the fast-food movement as “an economic justice movement comparable to the Read More »
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