The largest strike in Teamsters’ history heads into its second week without any sign of a settlement between UPS and its 185,000 workers. Teamster leader Ron Carey told members this weekend to prepare for a long strike.
• Alexander Cockburn, a columnist for The Nation magazine and the northern California weekly newspaper The Anderson Valley Advertiser. Along with Ken Silverstein, he is the editor of Counterpunch, a bi-monthly newsletter about power and evil in Washington.
• Bob Fitch, a professor of metropolitan studies at New York University. He is a former union organizer and former economic consultant to the Communication Worker’s of America. Among other works, he is the author of The Assassination of New York which is available in paperback from Verso.
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