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WIN Feature: Report from AFCSME's annual convention in...
THEAMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES CONVENED AT THEIR ANNUAL CONVENTION IN LA, IN THE FIRST CONTESTED ELECTION AT THE UNION IN 30 YEARS. NOT ONLY DID THEY VOTE FOR THEIR NEXT LEADER, BUT ARE FIGHTING FOR THE DIRECTION THAT AFSCME WILL TAKE IN FUTURE FIGHTS. LEILANI ALBANO HAS MORE ON THE STORY.
Coalition of Immokalee Workers take on Trader Joe's
The Florida farmworker rights group Coalition of Immokalee Workers has achieved historic labor agreements over the last decade. Many fast food companies have signed onto their Campaign for Fair Food, which has raised wages and improved conditions for field laborers. Their latest target is an unlikely one: Trader Joe’s—a smaller chain with a focus on organic food. Yet the management’s unwillingness to negotiate triggered a wave of protests across the country. Alice Ollstein reports from...
Labor negotiations at a stand still in Los Angeles
Labor negotiations remain at a standstill since grocery companies and representatives for 62,000 Southern California workers began talks a few months ago.The workers have held rallies in Arcadia, Compton and other California locations to call attention to the stalled talks. Leilani Albano has more.
Why did the Connecticut budget deal blow up?
Connecticut has one of the highest deficits in the country as a percentage of its budget. When the new Democratic governor, Dannel Malloy, came into office in January, he proposed a package of tax increases, budget cuts and state employee concessions to balance the budget. Melinda Tuhus reports on how the agreement with the state's 45,000 public workers blew up.
WIN's Doug Cunningham On First Shift With Tony Trupiano....
Doug Cunningham talks with Detroit talk show host Tony Trupiano on WDTW about Workers Independent News, covering the midwest workers' response to the attacks on unions and the need to get the truth out about the labor movement and what's happening to America's working families.
WIN's Doug Cunningham Interviews We Are Ohio - They've...
We Are Ohio announces success in collecting signatures to get referendum on November ballot to kill SB5 - the anti-collective bargaining bill.
Weighing the pros and cons of restarting the Mexican...
President Barack Obama announced he will re-start a pilot program to extend the North American Free Trade Agreement to Mexican truckers. The original trucking plan was introduced by former President George Bush in 2007. But it was de-funded in 2009 over fears that Mexican truckers entering the country weren’t complying with safety regulations. In response, Mexican officials retaliated by placing an annual $2.4 billion tariff on US goods. Obama’s plan would eliminate the Mexican tariffs and...
What's changed on the one year anniversary of the BP oil...
What's changed on the one year anniversary of the BP oil rig disaster?
WIN's Doug Cunningham On Thom Hartmann's Show - The...
WIN's Doug Cunningham guests on the Thom Hartmann Show to talk about legal challenges, recalls and capitol access issues as the pro-working family struggle continues in Wisconsin.
WIN's Doug Cunningham On Thom Hartmann - Wisconsin Is...
WIN's Doug Cunningham tells Thom Hartmann that thousands of Wisconsin protesters stayed put in the People's Houset state capitol in Madison despite a deadline to leave Sunday night. Off-duty police and firefighters - in solidarity with the protesters- risked arrest along with the working family and student protesters. This Wisconsin working family stand is galvanizing a national movement equating labor rights with human rights. It is a broad and deep Ghandi-like movement of resistance to...
Wisconsin Solidarity Rally In Boston
WIN freelance correspondent Dave Goodman reports from Boston on a rally held in solidarity with the Wisconsin struggle to defend public worker collective bargaining.
Battle For Wisconsin: WIN's Doug Cunningham On Frank...
WIN's Doug Cunningham talks with Columbia, South Carolina talk show host Frank Knapp about the Battle For Wisconsin.
Battle For Wisconsin: WIN's Doug Cunningham On The Thom...
WIN's Doug Cunningham talks with Thom Hartmann about Wisconsin's movement to defend the American Dream. Wisconsin teachers, students, nurses, workers, firefighters, police officers, and private sector union workers continue their state capitol protests, determined to NOT surrender collective bargaining rights for public workers.
Exclusive: Abdel Hafiz of the Egyptian Independent...
Exclusive: Abdel Hafiz of the Egyptian Independent Teachers Syndicate on Egypt's Revolution
WIN Interview: Abdel Hafiz, Egyptian Labor Movement
WIN's Doug Cunningham interviews Abdel Hafiz of the Egyptian Independent Teachers Syndicate about the democratic revolution unfolding in Egypt and the labor movement's role in it.
NFLPA's George Atallah and Kevin Mawae discuss "Block...
NFLPA's George Atallah and Kevin Mawae discuss the player's union's "Block the Lockout" effort.
Interview with OPEIU President Michael Goodwin regarding...
OPEIU President Michael Goodwin says his union is offering access to health care, discounted prescriptions, towing services and other benefits for just $52 a year. The plan is being rolled out here in Las Vegas in an effort to attract 2,000 taxi drivers to the OPEIU. These drivers are already represented by the union but aren’t members in this right to work state. Doug Cunningham spoke with Goodwin on December 16, 2010.
NALC Protests 5-Day Work Week Proposal
Members of one of the largest letter carriers' unions are urging lawmakers to defeat plans by the US Postal Service to eliminate Saturday service, as a way to fill a widening budget gap. The 295,000-strong National Association of Letter Carriers says the cuts in delivery will not only hurt customers but will have lasting effects on the nation’s mail service as well.
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