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 [...]
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 [...]
When governments fall deaf to social reality, it’s up to working people to get loud.
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. [...]
Bill Leumer (Remarks made by Bill Leumer at the Emergency Labor Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, March 5, 2011.) Bill Leumer was a member of International Association of Machinists Local 565 for 15 years and President of the local for 10 years. He also was a Teamster for over 15 years, much of that time as a Steward. Bill is [...]