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If Walmart is going to halt labor unrest with punitive “plumbing problems” its workers could plumb the same depths

Walmart has reportedly closed a smattering of its stores across the country citing “plumbing problems”. The mega-retailer’s media cohorts are reporting the mystery but won’t say that the closures coincide with stores which have been hardest hit by labor unrest. … Continue reading

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Goddamnit! 100 years on, KRCC plays soldier to butcher Ludlow miners again

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO- This is what happen when apolitical wits want to dribble their sardonic apathy on a subject of historic import. Or as they see it, unimport. The 100-year anniversary of the Ludlow Massacre passed in April, with considerable … Continue reading

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Pueblo museum excises Mine Workers Union from Ludlow Massacre exhibit!

PUEBLO, COLORADO- 2014 marks one hundred years since the Ludlow Massacre of 1914. A variety of commemorations are planned before the formal anniversary on April 20. I attended one such event on Wednesday, a lecture by a CSU professor to … Continue reading

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We all hate bad teachers, and so do teachers. Chicago Teachers Strike is about improving education

No one hates bad teachers more than fellow teachers. What a vile media construct to assert the Chicago Teachers Strike wants to force bad teachers on the public school system. The strike is a bid to strengthen the union and … Continue reading

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Colorado police brutality retrospective: the 1934 Relief Strike Battle, UP story “Girl Radical Leads Mob in Denver Riot”

If one image captures the “Relief Strike Riot” of October 30, 1934, it’s of Patrolman CV Satt who continues to fire his service revolver after he’s felled by a bottle thrown by a striking picketer. Although Colorado newspapers were anti-union, … Continue reading

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MAY DAY International Worker’s Day

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Reformist US labor unions plan to suck life from Occupy movement this spring

Here it is, the big push this spring by ‘Labor’ to try to suck the life out of the US Occupy Movement and push us all back into the Democratic Party behind Barack O’bomber man and a second term of … Continue reading

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In India- a general strike called by a Right Wing party paralyzes the country

India has two major parties, one of which is much like the Far Right Republican Party here in the US, and the other much like the Right Centrist Democratic Party we here in the US are currently burdened with having … Continue reading

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Say goodbye to 2011 and bad bad Walmart

OCCUPIED COLORADO SPRINGS- Occupy Walmart continues today at Platte and Chelton. JOIN US. Why Walmart — where have you been?! If the 99% can come together on anything, it’s against capitalism’s most despotic retailer. Judging by the support from traffic … Continue reading

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Why I Occupy Walmart

MY ENDGAME in occupying Walmart is to rally union members to the Occupy Movement. Union members, not unions. Taking the fight straight to Walmart, one of the most despicable, exploitative despoilers of the world’s people and economy is something the … Continue reading

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Organize, but think outside the school

I love this graphic, it’s clever, it’s instructional, sort of. It offers at least the illusion of parity in a big fish eats little fish world. Because you know, it’s not going to work unless one of the little fishies … Continue reading

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Ikea factory workers organized by IAM, who will unionize the retail employees?

Ikea factory workers in Danville, Virginia, voted to unionize. Did they do it alone? No, they joined the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (Upside for Ikea, its customers can pretend their prefab furniture is tooled by rocket scientists). … Continue reading

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Morons at AFL-CIO say AT&T/T-Mobile merger will benefit union workers

That’s the problem with unions. Collective bargaining is key to making capitalists heed the people, but the big unions are co-opted by back- peddling idiots. Aka, counter-revolutionaries. The AFL-CIO praised this merger because the unionized AT&T will absorb the non-union … Continue reading

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Scott Walker, Koch-Licker Supreme, strikes again

In a measure not just skirting state constitution, but directly contravening it, the Anti-Workers Rights law was published Friday. Not even bothering anymore to hide their vicious agenda to deprive workers of freedom. The only “right” workers will have is … Continue reading

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A union worker, a citizen and a CEO …

Via UNAC’s Ward Reilly: A unionized public employee, an ill-informed citizen, and a CEO are sitting at a table. In the middle of the table is a plate with a dozen cookies on it. The CEO reaches across and takes … Continue reading

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“Invest in America” speak-out at Lame-Bone’s Office Tomorrow

Instead of his lame-ass “town halls” like the Tea-Party ones he held for health care, remember those? The one at a Country Club on the far edge of town that started after the bus stopped running on a Friday evening, … Continue reading

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Egyptians support Wisconsin workers

I’ll rally to support the Wisconsin unions, AND let’s hope they too can rise above what immediately threatens them to see that the oppressed of the world have a common enemy.

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Celebrity Leaders of the Anti-Peasant Crusade

Why is Lou Dobbs considered an “expert” on Immigration, but not Colbert? Now they’re barking because Colbert testified in Congress as an “expert witness”. And say that his only expertise was that he’s a “Celebrity” Say whut? The problem they’re … Continue reading

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“What would taxing the predatory oil, gas and coal companies mean to YOU?”

If they had asked the question honestly…. But they didn’t and don’t. By the way, that means the aforementioned Predatory Oil, Gas and Coal companies are still fighting, with the full blessings of Washington Insiders, any regulation on their practices … Continue reading

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King Soopers v Unions, just a thought.

I’ve noticed lately they’ve got signs up all around the stores saying “Our People Make The Difference” and similar themes, to the effect that they value the workers, really they (say they) do. So why the continual Big Scary Hassle … Continue reading

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Obama breaks truth to widows: Miners died as Corporate Slaves, get used to it

Not really. He said they died in pursuit of a better life. But since the Coal Companies and other Corporate owners of West Virginia aren’t going to actually invest anything in developing some other way for the people who live … Continue reading

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Massey orphan, suddenly fatherless, says Coal equals Freedom

AFTER the Massey Company took her daddy’s life with their Union-Busting activities, AFTER they got rich off her Daddy’s work and her Daddy didn’t… (edit: the comment following was sloppy editing on the part of the “news” service, she blurts … Continue reading

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You can’t even trust Goobers anymore

By “goobers” I mean Goober Peas. That staple of American Diet in more ways than you can possibly imagine unless you’re allergic to them, Once Again being recalled due to bacteria that exist naturally in the digestive tracts of Carnivores. … Continue reading

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Got Toyota Stock?

There’s a touch of strange to the news reporting about Toyota and their troubles. Now, one would think that a company that doesn’t actually do business with the Bad Ol’ Wicked Naughty Labor Unions would be a darling of the … Continue reading

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Scabs have been getting welfare since Spring

Technically, it’s legal. And not any more or less Morally Repugnant than stealing the bread from the mouths of our Fellow Workers and their kids, and selling their future, their childrens’ futures, the futures of their fellow workers and the … Continue reading

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