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Western Massachusetts AFL-CIO Resolution on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

(April 11, 2022) Whereas the Western Massachusetts Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO is committed to labor’s antiwar voice being heard in the current national debate; and Whereas the Russian invasion of Ukraine constitutes a gross violation of the UN Charter; and Whereas, this act of aggression is inflicting horrific pain, suffering, and death on the civilian population of Ukraine, while forcing

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CALL TO SUPPORT FLOC CAMPAIGN IN NORTH CAROLINA

CALL TO SUPPORT FLOC CAMPAIGN IN NORTH CAROLINAFLOC President Baldemar Velasquez Addresses Labor FightbackNetwork Conference in Cleveland, Denounces Corporate Attacks onFLOC in North Carolina and Calls for Support to Boycott of R.J. Reynolds “Vuse” Electronic Cigarette Speaking at the opening night session of the Third National Labor Fightback Conference in Cleve-land, Ohio, on July 21, Baldemar Velasquez, president of the

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On the Aftermath of Charlottesville, Virginia

On the Aftermath of Charlottesville, Virginia As was widely reported, white nationalists gathered on August 19 for a “Unite the Right” march in Charlottesville. The rally was organized in opposition to a plan by local officials to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee, the Confederacy’s top general, from Emancipation Park in Charlottesville. However, it is also clear that the

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ELN Statement on the Safety Net

ELN Statement on the Safety Net A gigantic hoax is being perpetrated on the American people. The hoax is that in the foreseeable future Social Security and Medicare will go bust unless drastic cuts in benefits are adopted. The goal is to ensure that the working class and low income people pay through the nose if these two programs are

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The November 6 Election and what lies ahead

The November 6 Election and What Lies AheadThe November 6 election was a devastating defeat for the far right, but wasit a victory for the working class?Clearly, the Republican Party leadership is the avowed enemy of labor.Romney attacked unions throughout his campaign. He opposed every publicprogram designed to promote the health and welfare of the American people.He advocated privatizing Social

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The Immigrant Community after Obama’s First Term: From Record Deportations to Deferred Action, With Raids and Deportations Happening at Both the Federal and State Levels

The Immigrant Community after Obama’s First Term: From Record Deportations to Deferred Action, With Raids and Deportations Happening at Both the Federal and State Levels As a result of the Supreme Court’s decision on Arizona’s anti-immigrant laws, the announcement by President Obama that qualifying immigrants will not be deported for at least for two years — though there is no

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THE DEMOCRATS: A PARTY LED BY MILLIONAIRES

THE DEMOCRATS: A PARTY LED BY MILLIONAIRES The Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) has issued its report that says: “For the first time, most members of Congress are millionaires.” While this really only verifies what most people have suspected for a long time, it does put to rest the unfounded notion that the Republicans represent the “fat cats” while the Democrats

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EMERGENCY LABOR NETWORK

EMERGENCY LABOR NETWORK Jobs * Social Security * Labor Rights Medicare and Medicaid * Peace and Justice emergencylabor@aol.com http://www.laborfightback.org ———- [please excuse duplicate postings, please distribute widely] The hype is on again in the press that recovery is around the corner. Last month’s jobs numbers are cited as the latest proof of recovery. The economic data puffery will no doubt

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ELN Calls for Actions on December 3-10 [2011] to Preserve & Expand the Social Safety Net

No Cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Other Social Programs; This is “Ground Zero” in the Fight Against the Wall Street Dictatorship! The clock continues to tick. In late September, the Emergency Labor Network issued a strong warning: Either the labor movement and its community allies take to the streets in massive numbers to protect and expand our vital

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