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Monday, September 2, 1996

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  • John Sweeney Addresses Democratic National Convention

    ORGANIZED LABOR IS POURING AN UNPRECEDENTED AMOUNT OF MONEY INTO EFFORTS TO RE-ELECT PRESIDENT CLINTON THIS NOVEMBER. THE AFL-CIO HAS BEEN CRITICIZED BY SOME FOR GIVING SO EARLY AN ENDORSEMENT TO A POLITICIAN WHO PUSHED THROUGH NAFTA, A TREATY WHICH MANY BELIEVE WILL HURT AMERICAN WORKERS FOR YEARS TO COME. JOHN SWEENEY, THE PRESIDENT OF THE AFL-CIO, ADDRESSED DELEGATES AT THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION IN CHICAGO THIS PAST WEEK.

  • Hazel Dickens, continued

  • Oral History About Women Labor Organizers

    WOMEN LABOR LEADERS. SOME OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE LABOR ORGANIZERS OF THIS CENTURY HAVE BEEN WOMEN WHO HAVE GONE INTO THE FIELDS, THE FACTORIES AND THE OFFICES TO EDUCATE AND EMPOWER WORKERS TO FIGHT FOR BETTER WAGES, WORKING CONDITIONS AND BETTER LIVES. THERE’S A NEW ORAL HISTORY OUT ABOUT WOMEN LABOR ORGANIZERS, ITS CALLED "ROCKING THE BOAT" AND SOME OF THE WOMEN WHOSE STORIES ARE TOLD IN ITS PAGES RECENTLY GATHERED AT THE GEORGE MEANY CENTER FOR LABOR STUDIES TO TALK ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES ON THE PICKET LINE AND THE UNION HALL AS FAR BACK AS THE 1930S AND UP TO TODAY.