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Waiting for SCOTUS

Workers Action

Introduction by Mark Vorpahl The statement below from Labor for Single Payer Healthcare is evidence that a significant segment of the union movement continues to put workers’ health care needs above political maneuvers to gain influence within the Obama administration. It recognizes that even if the Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act in its […]

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Obama Trade Document Leaked, Revealing New Corporate Powers And Broken Campaign Promises

Workers Action

Workers Action Introduction Not satisfied with the passage of the Korea, Panama, and Colombian Free Trade Acts (FTA), overriding the protests of Labor and environmental activists, the Obama Administration is secretly negotiating another FTA — the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Pact (TPP). This FTA in the making involves not only the United States but Australia, Brunei Darussalam, […]

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Why Did So Many Workers Vote for Walker?

Bill Leumer

Introduction By Bill Leumer In the wake of a major setback for organized labor, because of its failure to unseat rabid anti-union Wisconsin Governor Walker, many in the labor movement have offered their various diagnoses to explain the defeat. Most gravitate around the convenient excuse that labor was vastly outspent by the right wing. We […]

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December Surprise? From Rubin to Pelosi, Wall Street & DC Dems Push Post-Election Austerity

Mark Vorpahl

Introduction Forget the November elections. As the article below shows the most significant political event in the near future will take place shortly after, regardless of whether it is Obama or Romney in the White House. That will be the bipartisan austerity attack plan known has Simpson/Bowles. This measure will inflict massive cuts on Medicare […]

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Quebec’s ‘Truncheon Law’ Rebounds As Student Strike Spreads

Mark Vorpahl

Introduction by Mark Vorpahl With a historically massive student strike that is now expanding to all sectors of society, the Canadian Province of Quebec has become the new center for an international-wide popular response to the devastating cuts capitalism is forcing on workers and students. The world’s economic and political elites have their program of […]

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NATO in Chicago: Protests Are Here to Stay, and the Warmakers are Afraid

Workers Action

Mark T. Harris The thousands gathered in Chicago this past weekend to protest the NATO summit and the G8 meeting in Camp David are another sign we are in a new era of social activism. The Occupy movement is not going away. What is disappearing from the American landscape is the old passive acquiescence to […]

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National Nurses United Take the Lead for Taxing the Rich

Mark Vorpahl

Mark Vorpahl The following report of a rally in Chicago supporting the “Robin Hood Tax,” led by National Nurses United, provides a small glimpse of the potential power that a union allied with the community can wield. The “Robin Hood Tax” is a tax-the-rich measure that would collect 25 to 50 cents for every $100 in […]

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