Ebola in Texas: For-profit health care system exposed

By October 7, 2014

On the evening of Sept. 25, Thomas Duncan walked into the emergency room of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. He told the nurse that he felt ill with strong stomach cramps. He was found to have a fever. He also told the nurse that a few days earlier he had arrived in Dallas from […]

 

On the picket line

By October 4, 2014

Nurses stage die-in to demand Ebola readiness in U.S. About 1,000 members of National Nurses United staged a die-in during their conference in Las Vegas on Sept. 24. They protested the lack of readiness in this country to confront the Ebola epidemic sweeping West Africa. Marching through the Planet Hollywood casino, they moved on to […]

 

PSC members demand raise and contract

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PSC members demand raise and contract

The Professional Staff Congress represents 25,000 faculty and staff at the City University of New York, who educate 270,000 students. Union members have had neither a contract nor a raise for the past four years. Led by PSC President Barbara Bowen, 100 or so members went inside the Board of Trustees meeting at Baruch College’s […]

 

Laundry workers celebrate third anniversary

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Laundry workers celebrate third anniversary

It was a warm and classy – in all senses of the word – event to celebrate the Laundry Workers Center’s third anniversary on Sept. 27. The LWC addresses the need for community-based leadership development geared toward improving the living and working conditions of workers, as well as their families. Its work aims to combat […]

 

Postal workers, supporters protest cuts

By October 3, 2014
WW photo: Johnnie Stevens

Members of the New York Metro and Mid-Hudson areas of the American Postal Workers Union, the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and community organizations, including Community Labor United for Postal Jobs and Services, participated in a day of action here on Sept. 9, holding a militant picket line and rally in front of the Westchester […]

 

Capitalism, greed and DNA

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When some 5,000 people — mainly CEOs and other executives — gather at New York’s Radio City Music Hall for the World Business Forum on Oct. 7-8, they’ll shell out between $2,700 and $3,000 for a ticket. Do the math and you’ll see the gate will take in almost $15 million for the two-day event. […]

 

Durham, N.C.: ‘Black lives matter’

By October 2, 2014

A diverse audience participated in a film screening and discussion entitled “From Ferguson to Durham: Black Lives Matter” at the Hayti Center in Durham, N.C., on Sept. 28, sponsored by the Workers World Party Durham branch and the group Black Is. The event included a lively discussion led by Workers World Party leader Monica Moorehead […]

 

Milwaukee community protests killer cops

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Photo: Occupy Riverwest

Milwaukee — A crowd of labor, community and student supporters of the Dontre Hamilton family and other victims of police killings and other brutality packed Red Arrow Park in Milwaukee on Sept. 30 to demand justice. The action marked five months since Milwaukee cop Christopher Manney shot Hamilton 14 times at the park, killing him […]

 

Milwaukee community protests police brutality

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Photo: Occupy Riverwest

Members from a broad array of labor, community and student organizations participated in a “Black and Brown Lives Matter” protest on Sept. 26 near the Milwaukee Area Technical College, which is across the street from a variety of police buildings. Speakers demanded justice for Michael Brown and others killed and brutalized by the police and […]

 

Ebola crisis requires global response

By October 1, 2014

Sept. 29 — A special session at the 69th U.N. General Assembly discussed the spread of the Ebola virus in several West African states on Sept. 25. African Union Commission Chair Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan spoke on the worsening crisis and the need for assistance from the international community […]

 
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