Tidbits - Feb. 14, 2019 - Reader Comments: Stand with Ilhan; Venezuela; Separation of Families; Virginia Politics; Angela Davis; Anti-Semitism; Rhiannon Gidden; Teacher Strikes; Black History activities; and more....
Jewish Labor Committee Condemns Bigotry, Prejudice, Racism, and Anti-Semitism in Wake of Violence in Charlottesville
Jewish Labor Committee
The neo-Nazis, The Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacists must be condemned, and defeated, in the press, on the streets, in the classrooms, in the workplaces, and in the halls of government, from the highest levels in the White House to every town hall and union hall across the United States.
Virginians voted down an amendment that would have established the states right-to-work status in the state constitution.
Working In These Times
Republicans in Virginia have proposed a referendum in November to strengthen the state's existing open shop laws. In this, an opportunity presents itself that labor unions must take. Our goal should not simply be to defeat the proposal: it should be a realignment of the conversation surrounding the role in labor unions in Virginia’s—and America’s—political economy.
Reader Comments- Race inequality...by the Numbers; Darren Wilson Acquittal; Workers and Students Leave Jobs, Classes in Nationwide Walkout for Ferguson; Thanksgiving; Univ of Virginia Finally Confronts Its Rape Problem; Madison Teachers Recertify Union; Walmart Black Friday Protests; Price of 13-Year War on Terror; Chile; Israel's Jewish State Bill; 2014 and Future Elections; ALEC Blueprint for 2015; Wanted: A Challenge to Clinton; Chicago's Mayoral Race (correction)
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Elections show the tide can turn against the unholy alliance of big business, the Tea Party, and the religious right. Growing protests - the "Moral Monday" movement in North Carolina, militant immigrant rights activism, battles to protect women's health clinics from state budget cuts, strikes by low-wage workers, civil disobedience actions to challenge voter suppression, & campaigns against global energy corporations. Virginia - win in a race lost by 17 points in 2009.