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An Open Letter to Our Brother and Sister Trade Unionists

Emergency Labor Network

Note: unions and community organizations that agree with this Open Letter  are urged to fill out the form on the Labor Fightback Network’s web page. With the lockout of federal workers finally ended and with social programs being restored, attention is now being focused on what will happen next. The divide between the major political […]

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After Michigan: A Proposed Path Forward For The Labor Movement

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Enactment of right-to-work (for less) legislation in Michigan was not only a momentous blow to that state’s trade unionists but also to the entire organized labor movement and the working class. By way of response, it should certainly be an occasion for galvanizing labor’s troops, allies and supporters in demonstrating an intention to mount an […]

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What Went Wrong In Wisconsin and Where Does Labor Go From Here?

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Emergency Labor Network When Wisconsin workers occupied the Capitol and took to the streets by the hundreds of thousands in February and March, 2011 to defend their unions and living standards, the effect was electrifying. Workers throughout the U.S. and the world were elated to see American workers taking such militant actions, reminiscent of the […]

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Prevent Voter Disenfranchisement!

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Third in a Series on Key Issues in 2012 Since the right to vote is the cornerstone of a democratic society, the widespread assault on the exercise of that right is a reason for more than concern ‑ it is a reason for alarm. We are greatly heartened by the many groups that have spoken […]

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Whose Security Is Iran Threatening?

Emergency Labor Network

Emergency Labor Network No War, No Sanctions, No Bombing Iran! Second in a Series on Key Issues in 2012 Iran poses no threat to the U.S. It has initiated no aggressive measures against the U.S.  It has not sent its navy into the Gulf of Mexico in order to flaunt its power.  It has not […]

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ELN Statement in Support of Occupy Wall Street

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Emergency Labor Network We in the Emergency Labor Network salute the Occupy Wall Street movement in its demand for social justice. During the past several decades we have witnessed an historic growing inequality where wealth has been diverted from working people and channeled into the hands of bankers, corporate CEOs and the rich. Government policies […]

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Mass Demonstrations Needed for Real Jobs Program

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When governments fall deaf to social reality, it’s up to working people to get loud.

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Please Join Us in Building the Kent State Conference!

Emergency Labor Network

Dear Sisters and Brothers: Below is an invitation to an important upcoming labor-community conference at Kent State University, Ohio, on June 24-26. It is aimed at union activists and community allies who want to organize a fight-back in response to the unprecedented corporate attacks on working people. We want to especially encourage you to attend. […]

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Building Unity To Defeat Union-Busting And Concessions: Report On Emergency Labor Meeting

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Ninety-six union leaders and activists from 26 states and from a broad cross-section of the labor movement gathered at the Laborers Local 310 Hall in Cleveland on March 4-5, 2011, in response to an invitation sent out in January urging them to “explore together what we can do to mount a more militant and robust […]

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Perspectives Approved by the Emergency Labor Meeting

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Cleveland, Ohio As they are doing throughout most countries, the corporate class is using the financial crisis orchestrated by them to launch unprecedented attacks on the job security, living standards, working conditions and useful public services once enjoyed by the working class in the United States. This cold-blooded offensive threatens the very existence of our […]

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