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May Day: Stakeholders vs. Shareholders

In 1885 the group of labor unions that would later become the American Federation of Labor boldly declared that as of May 1st 1886, eight hours would constitute a day’s labor. This was at a time when 12 and 14 … Continue reading

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Happy May Day

Today is May Day, a.k.a. International Workers Day. In the last few years labor unions and immigrant rights activists have revived this fine tradition in the U.S. I’m indoors tending to a sick family, but here are a few things … Continue reading

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DHS Raids Likely Part of Bush Political Strategy

This week the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided meatpacking and poultry plants around the country arresting some 1,300 workers for alleged immigration violations and identity theft. If, as it appears to be, this … Continue reading

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Transnational

US-based progressives and labor activists have good reason to watch events in Mexico. It is not simply that things have heated up in recent days with the beating of PRD lawmakers by federal riot police, but more generally because these … Continue reading

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