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Daimler Should Speak Up So Alabama Will Stand Down

52 Comments | Posted April 3, 2012 | 3:32 PM

This week I am in Germany with a delegation to ask Daimler, maker of Mercedes-Benz, to do the right thing and denounce Alabama's racially-charged anti-immigration law, HB 56.

The group, including La Raza, America's Voices and the AFL-CIO, will seek censure of the law from Daimler because of the impact...

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GOP Vilifies Workers Who Serve the Public

0 Comments | Posted August 17, 2010 | 5:08 PM

Government workers are the latest victims of a GOP smear campaign. Right-wing strategists have revived the tactic of false accusation in a vain attempt to keep voters from noticing that the policies of the current batch of Republican candidates mirror those of the batch who laid waste to our economy....

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Black History Month Challenge: A Youth-Led Jobs Revolution

0 Comments | Posted February 11, 2010 | 10:12 AM

On Feb. 1, 1960, when four African-American college students sat down at a whites-only lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., they ignited a youth-led movement to challenge racial segregation and injustice in the South.

The freshmen refused to stand and eat at the F.W. Woolworth counter as the policy of...

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Taking a Stand Against Hate: Hotels Bar American Renaissance

0 Comments | Posted February 2, 2010 | 2:01 PM

A Washington, D.C. area hotel last week closed its doors to a racist convention that had booked rooms under the benign-sounding name "American Renaissance" conference. Now all American hotels and conference centers should follow that lead, because in the U.S. renaissance means overcoming bigotry.

American Renaissance conducts a biannual conference...

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A Call to Arms for Civil Rights Activists

0 Comments | Posted December 11, 2009 | 4:13 PM

Today I issued a call to arms to the civil rights activists of the United Steelworkers union.

This was no summons to warfare, though.

To the contrary, I challenged USW civil rights committee members to shield the downtrodden in society, to aid those felled by the...

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An AFL-CIO as Diverse as Workers

0 Comments | Posted September 17, 2009 | 2:08 PM

A. Philip Randolph spoke up for civil rights at an AFL-CIO convention during a different era. It was a time when women who got pregnant were fired the moment they showed; one in which America practiced apartheid at water fountains, on buses, and in schools; one that hid people with...

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No Evidence Found that Colombia Suddenly FTA-Worthy

0 Comments | Posted May 12, 2009 | 12:40 PM

Four hours into the New Year, a political activist who was also a well-known trade unionist was celebrating at a party in the town of Montoso when a political opponent stabbed him numerous times in the chest. As Adolfo Tique lay dead, his six children fatherless, police interrogated the assassin....

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USW Helps Empower Workers on Firestone Plantation in Liberia

0 Comments | Posted September 15, 2008 | 3:11 PM

Just off the coast of Liberia, an African country founded by freed American slaves, is the largest rubber tree plantation in the world, where, until last month, Bridgestone Corp, a Fortune 500 company that pocketed a profit of $1.16 billion last year, paid its 10,300 workers between $2.65 and $3.38...

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