Monthly Archives: June 2005

Labor Radio

The Church Secretary’s comment about the lack of pro-labor voices in the mass media reminded me that there is an interesting experiment in labor radio available online. Check out the LabourStart labor news website (with the tag line, “Where trade … Continue reading

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House Passes Patriot Act Revision

If you have not heard about this yet, it seems like good news. Reprinted from the National Coalition for History Washington Update: HOUSE HANDS BUSH A DEFEAT — VOTES TO CURB PATRIOT ACT LIBRARY PROVISIONSOn 15 June 2005, in a … Continue reading

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A new job. A new blog?

As some of my three hardcore readers know, I will soon be taking a new job. Yes we’re leaving Chicago for the mild, smalltown charms of Champaign-Urbana. And I’m leaving behind the Newberry Library for the University of Illinois Institute … Continue reading

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SEIU et al. form “Change to Win” coalition

In the run up to this July’s AFLCIO conference in Chicago, five dissident unions (SEIU, Unite Here, UFCW, Teamsters, and Laborers) have formed the “Change to Win” coalition and formally threatened to split from the federation if their ideas are … Continue reading

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