Monthly Archives: October 2006

Oaxaca Takeover Begins

Developing news and on the ground reports coming in from NarcoNewsBulletin, and El Universal reports the PFP (federal police) entering the zocalo with few if any people present around 3:30 PM. The PFP is using watercannon to dispurse the crowds … Continue reading

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Showdown in Oaxaca: Feds Enter City

After a weekend of violence in which undercover police and municipal officials shot and killed several APPO supporters and an American Indymedia journalist, a new turn of events is taking place in Oaxaca. Yesterday, federal police flew to the southern … Continue reading

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More Glowing Reviews of Andy Stern from Corporate America

CNNMoney/Fortune: “Andy is absolutely straight-up,” says David Lawrence, the former head of Kaiser Permanente, with whom Stern settled a bitter, long-running labor dispute in 1997. “He’s neither defensive nor paranoid and takes a pragmatic approach to solving problems.” “He’s a … Continue reading

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NLRB Ruling Opens Door to More Deunionizing

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued an important new ruling today in the so-called Kentucky River case. In a nutshell, the board ruled that lead nurses are “supervisors” and therefore have no right to join a union because they … Continue reading

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