Posts Tagged ‘workers’

Wisconsin Governor Recall Drive Heats Up

Filed under: Labor / Unions — by Will Kirkland 01/16/2012 @ 1:15:43 PM
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“Thousands of volunteers have raced to collect signatures near busy intersections and malls all over Wisconsin, at makeshift “drive-through” operations in parking lots, during Green Bay Packers viewing parties and … [Keep reading >>]

Right to Freeload Legislation Readied in Indiana

Filed under: Labor / Unions — by Will Kirkland 01/6/2012 @ 9:36:17 PM
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From the headline you’ll know where I stand on so called Right to Work legislation.  The bosses have the right to organize; the workers have none.  Or, more cleverly, as … [Keep reading >>]

Marin Solidarity with Wisconsin

Filed under: Action! | Labor / Unions — by Will Kirkland 02/22/2011 @ 11:04:43 AM
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Tuesday, February 22, 5:30 PM
“We Are One”
Candlelight Vigil in Solidarity with Wisconsin Workers

Rallies. Crowds spilling into the streets. Seas of people marching together in solidarity. Every
day this week, nonstop.

This … [Keep reading >>]

Workers Honored in Egypt; In the US Not So Much

Filed under: Labor / Unions | Middle East | Republicans — by Will Kirkland 02/16/2011 @ 12:40:57 PM
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The coup de grace that toppled Hosni Mubarak came after tens of thousands of Egyptian workers went on strike beginning last Tuesday. By Friday, when Egypt’s military leaders apparently decided … [Keep reading >>]

Movies and the Working Class

Filed under: Art & Culture | Movies — by Will Kirkland 12/12/2010 @ 5:46:10 PM
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Two good movies for you this coming week, both very good stories about working folks near the bottom of the ladder, both about love and friendship and connection.  Both quiet, … [Keep reading >>]

Guest Workers in Sweden and Finland Revolt

Filed under: Labor / Unions — by Will Kirkland 09/8/2010 @ 9:29:02 AM
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For all those who wish labor unions would go away, it is very simple: treat workers as you would wish to be treated yourself.  Since that is a homily universally … [Keep reading >>]

Chinese Workers Organize

Filed under: Asia | Economy | Organizing — by Will Kirkland 08/15/2010 @ 8:06:29 PM
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“A few days after the Agricultural Bank went public, dozens of former bank employees stealthily gathered outside the headquarters of the country’s central bank. There, after distributing small Chinese flags, … [Keep reading >>]

Don’t Scab for the Bosses

Filed under: Labor / Unions — by Will Kirkland 09/1/2008 @ 10:19:06 AM
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Labor Day, 1882 — 2008
Not Just a Hamburger Holiday

Main Street, Buffalo,
New York, circa 1900.

Miners with Their Children,
Labor Day Celebration,
Silverton, Colorado, 1940

Really, Labor Day, like International … [Keep reading >>]

Words for Acts

Perhaps an honest world will never exist. But what's to keep us from dreaming? If each one of us tries to change, maybe we'll succeed.

Rita Atria -- The Sicilian Rebel

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