Tag Archives: Labor Unions

Anne Lewis :
Bridging the chasm between environmental and economic justice

A conversation with activists Bill Fletcher, Jr., and Bill Gallegos. By Anne Lewis | The Rag Blog | February 11, 2014 Steelworkers President Leo Gerard said about the choice between a clean environment and good jobs, “You can have both, … finish reading Anne Lewis :
Bridging the chasm between environmental and economic justice

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Johnny Hazard : Tanks Versus Teachers in Mexico City

Striking teachers at Zócalo plaza in Mexico City, Friday, September 13, 2013. Photo by Eduardo Verdugo / AP. Tanks vs. teachers: Federal police drive striking teachers from Mexico’s Zócalo plaza By Johnny Hazard | The Rag Blog | September 19, … finish reading Johnny Hazard : Tanks Versus Teachers in Mexico City

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Johnny Hazard : Militant Teachers Block Mexico City Airport

Teachers shut down airport in Mexico City. Photos by Jesús Villaseca for The Rag Blog Protesting radical education ‘reforms’: Militant teachers block Mexico City airport The action was part of a series of escalating protests against the passage, without discussion, … finish reading Johnny Hazard : Militant Teachers Block Mexico City Airport

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Bob Feldman : Regressive Taxation and Limited Unionization in Texas, 1996-2011

Staff and supporters of Texas’ Workers’ Defense Project perform at Texas state Capitor inside Capitol at event commemorating Texas workers who have died on the job. Photo by  Jason Cato / Workers Defense Project. Image from the Texas Observer. The … finish reading Bob Feldman : Regressive Taxation and Limited Unionization in Texas, 1996-2011

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Shirley Youxjeste : Mexican Teachers Take to Streets on ‘Teachers’ Day’

Militant teachers demonstrate in Mexico City, May 15, 2013. Photo by Fritz Schtickelmeyer / MexDFmagazine. Marching against education ‘reforms’:Teachers’ Day in Mexico: Teachers who earn about $600 a month, work two jobs, and bear constant insults in the media, see … finish reading Shirley Youxjeste : Mexican Teachers Take to Streets on ‘Teachers’ Day’

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Anne Lewis : Corporate Crime Scene in West, Texas

Putting on the makeup. Television reporter on the scene at the fertilizer plant explosion in West Texas, Thursday, April 18, 2013. Photo by Patrick Bresnan / The Rag Blog. Getting the picture: Corporate crime scene in West, Texas How do … finish reading Anne Lewis : Corporate Crime Scene in West, Texas

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Anne Lewis : UT-Austin Ponders Privatizing Staff

Members of the Make UT Sweatshop-Free Coalition gather at the UT-Austin Tower Wednesday, February 6, to protest the University’s consideration of job privatization for staff members. Photo by David Maly / The Horn.‘Culture war’ at UT-Austin: President Powers considers privatization The … finish reading Anne Lewis : UT-Austin Ponders Privatizing Staff

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Bob Feldman : Race, Unions, and the Booming Texas Oil Business, 1920-1930

Burkburnett oil field, Burkburnett, Texas, circa 1920. Image from Texas in the 1920s.The hidden history of Texas Part 10: 1920-1930/2 — Race, exploitation of workers, and the booming oil business By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | December 27, … finish reading Bob Feldman : Race, Unions, and the Booming Texas Oil Business, 1920-1930

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Alice Embree : Campaigning against Cuts at Corn Dog’s Office

From left, at Austin “fiscal Cliff” demonstration: Aron Duhoon, Harrison Hiner, Grover Norquist (Thorne Dreyer), Alice Embree, Les Cunningham, Paula Littles, and, in front, Sen. John (Corn Dog) Cornyn. Photo by Carlos Lowry / The Rag Blog. Austin protest against … finish reading Alice Embree : Campaigning against Cuts at Corn Dog’s Office

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David Bacon : Who’s to Blame for the Bangladesh Fire?

Black Friday demonstrations: Service Employees International Union (SEIU) President Mary Kay Henry pickets at a Walmart store in Richmond, CA, in support of better wages and benefits for workers. Photo by David Bacon.Who’s responsible?Deadly fire in Bangladesh The Bangladesh fire … finish reading David Bacon : Who’s to Blame for the Bangladesh Fire?

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Harry Targ : It’s Time to Organize Workers

Label of the American Federation of Labor (AFL), circa 1900. Image from Wikimedia Commons.Lessons from history: It is time to organize all workers By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | September 18, 2012 “Ten thousand times the labor movement … finish reading Harry Targ : It’s Time to Organize Workers

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INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Fred Klonsky and the Chicago Teachers’ Strike

Chicago teachers on strike. Photo by Fred Klonsky / The Rag Blog.An interview with Fred Klonsky:Chicago teachers in red and on strike If the city of Chicago wins this strike it will very likely give the green light to big … finish reading INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Fred Klonsky and the Chicago Teachers’ Strike

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