Thursday, March 10, 2005

  • Political Activism or Grassroots Organizing? A Debate on the Future of Organized Labor

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    In recent weeks, a group of some of the largest unions have begun considering leaving the AFL-CIO. At the center of the controversy is the issue of political activism and organizing: The AFL-CIO camp advocates directing more resources to the federation’s political program while the SEIU and its backers want the focus to be on grassroots labor organizing. We host a debate with the AFL-CIO and UNITE HERE. [includes rush transcript]

  • Is the Democratic Party Turning to Anti-Choice Candidates to Attract Conservative Voters?

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    Pro-choice activists are accusing the Democratic Party of abandoning its commitment to abortion rights and turning to anti-choice candidates in order to woo moderate and conservative voters. We speak with members of the National Organization for Women and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. [includes rush transcript]

  • Immokalee Tomato Pickers Win Campaign Against Taco Bell

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    The Coalition of Immokalee Workers–a group of tomato pickers from Florida–claimed a decisive victory in their national boycott of fast food giant Taco Bell to improve wages and working conditions. We speak with a farmworker with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and a member of the Student Farmworker Alliance. [includes rush transcript]

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