Archive for February 6th, 2009

San Francisco Labor Council Adopts Bold Plan to Confront Economic Crisis

On January 15, 2009, the San Francisco Labor Council adopted a bold program to fight the economic crisis facing workers.

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Los Angeles Teachers Endorse WERC!

On February 4, 2009, the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) House of Representatives endorsed the WERC platform!


We Must Give Voice to This New Mood of Hope: Nancy Wohlforth

An interview with Nancy Wolforth, a member of the National Executive Committee of the AFL-CIO. She is also a co-convener of US Labor Against the War and co-chair of Pride at Work. The interview below is reprinted from Unity & Independence No. 13, February 2009.

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Thanks for your support!

Our call for endorsements received almost 500 responses, including prominent labor officials and nationally recognized leaders of progressive political campaigns.


Nationalization: To Be or Not To Be? By Bill Leumer

ecause of the increasing severity of the economic crisis and because the banks have been given billions of taxpayer dollars but still refuse to lend money, we in the Workers’ Emergency Recovery Campaign believe the question of nationalization should be thoroughly discussed and debated. Many prominent economists are arguing that the banks can only be saved if they are nationalized. But if they are nationalized, that step raises additional questions: Why should they return to private hands if the governmen’s expertise is required to save them?

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En Espanol: WERC

The WERC Call in Spanish.


Auto Crisis: The Nationalization Demand Is Gaining Ground

[Note: Jerry Tucker is a past International Executive Board member of the United Auto Workers' union (UAW). He is also a co-founder of the Center for Labor Renewal and is actively involved in organizing a national labor campaign for single-payer healthcare. The interview below is reprinted from Unity & Independence No. 13, February 2009.]
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Unions Vow Stepped-Up Pressure on Congress To Support Single-Payer Healthcare Reform

A report on the January meeting of Labor for Single-Payer Healthcare.

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