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    • A Capital Idea 

      Silvers, Damon (1992-09-01)
      [Excerpt] The victory at Work Wear plants is a striking example of how unions' financial power can make worker's lives better. Unions can intervene and show power in bankruptcy courts, in corporate board rooms, and at the ...
    • Achieving City Pride: Labor, Community and Private Sector Bake a New Idea in Ownership 

      Croft, Tom (1992-09-01)
      [Excerpt] This article will describe the City Pride Project, the role of the SVA and the City Pride Coalition, the context for victory, and broader implications for economic justice and revitalization.
    • Fashioning an Industrial Strategy for Garment Workers 

      Parrott, James (1992-09-01)
      [Excerpt] Since 1984, the [ILGWU] has initiated a series of efforts to better secure the jobs, working conditions, and earnings opportunities of garment workers and to chart new directions for small union manufacturers and ...
    • For the Public Good 

      Nissen, Bruce; Feekin, Lynn (1992-09-01)
      [Excerpt] This early warning meeting began the labor and community struggle in Hammond, Indiana to save LaSalle Steel, a 350-worker specialty products steel mill owned by Texas-based Quanex Corporation. A year later, the ...
    • High Stakes: Oregon Labor Sets Union Agenda for High Skill, High Wage Strategy 

      Hallock, Margaret; Baugh, Bob (1992-09-01)
      [Excerpt] The labor movement of Oregon is responding to the current economic crisis by adopting an agenda to help workers gain control over work and technology. The union agenda emphasizes worker-centered education and ...
    • LRR Focus: "I Never Lost Hope that We Would Come Out Ahead" 

      Unknown author (1992-09-01)
      [Excerpt] The following reflections are by three ACTWU members who worked at Fairwood Wells and were involved with the Committee. The interviews were conducted by Monica Russo and Isaac Betancourt of ACTWU's Florida District ...
    • LRR Focus: "We Need to Get Together More" 

      Ansley, Fran (1992-09-01)
      [Excerpt] Luvernel Clark is shop steward of ACTWU Local 1742 in Knoxville, Tennessee and chairperson of the Tennessee Industrial Renewal Network's Maquiladora Committee which participated in a worker exchange to Mexico in ...
    • LRR Focus: Calumet Project for Industrial Jobs 

      Unknown author (1992-09-01)
      [Excerpt] Born out of the loss of 40,000 jobs in the deindustrialization of northwest Indiana in the early '80s, the Calumet Project for Industrial Jobs in a non-profit membership organization composed of unions, churches, ...
    • LRR Focus: Economic Development Initiatives 

      Unknown author (1992-09-01)
      [Excerpt] The Garment Industry Development Corporation (GIDC) was set up in New York City in 1984, and is governed by a tripartite board of the ILGWU, industry, and the City of New York. Initially GIDC s efforts were geared ...
    • LRR Focus: IRS Code 936: The Tax Loophole that Ate Elkhart 

      Unknown author (1992-09-01)
      [Excerpt] Leaders of OCAW Local 7-515 were uneasy when they learned in 1988 that American Home Products, the parent of their Whitehall Laboratories plant, was completing a new plant in Guayama, Puerto Rico. But AHP reassured ...
    • LRR Focus: Keep'em Rolling: The Strategy for Victory 

      Unknown author (1992-09-01)
      [Excerpt] City Pride had to have a strong marketing and product plan to be taken seriously. In addition to having an ace plan, it was essential to keep the workers and community mobilized.
    • LRR Focus: Oregon's Workforce Development Plan 

      Unknown author (1992-09-01)
      [Excerpt] Oregon experienced the longest and deepest recession in the nation during the 1980s. More than 100,000 jobs were lost; it took fully five years to regain the 1979 level of employment. High-wage manufacturing jobs, ...
    • LRR Focus: Steel Valley Authority 

      Unknown author (1992-09-01)
      [Excerpt] The Steel Valley Authority was founded in 1986 after town hall meetings organized by the Tri-State Conference on Steel demonstrated the need for a regional economic development organization. The SVA, modeled on ...
    • LRR Focus: The Fight to End the ESOP Rip-Off at Cone Mills 

      Unknown author (1992-09-01)
      [Excerpt] If you own a pair of Levi's jeans, chances are you are wearing denim made by members of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. ACTWU represents 2,400 employees of Cone Mills, the world's largest ...
    • LRR Focus: The Gary Tax Abatement Ordinance 

      Unknown author (1992-09-01)
      Rules for applicants and city, as set down by the Gary Tax Abatement Ordinance.
    • Tax, Bonds, and Videotape: Rewriting the Script On Shutdowns 

      LeRoy, Greg (1992-09-01)
      [Excerpt] Labor-community resistance to shutdowns has upset the script written by Big Business for American Labor, a script that called for unions to passively accept capital flight, community abandonment and union-busting. ...
    • The Search for Counterparts: A Labor-Community Agenda Must Cross Borders As Well 

      Brooks, David (1992-09-01)
      [Excerpt] Mexico has been discovered by individuals and organizations in the U.S. and Canada for the first time as a result of the proposed North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). NAFTA is presented by the Bush, Salinas ...
    • WARN and EDWAA: Use 'em or Lose 'em: An Interview with Greg LeRoy, Research Director, MCLR 

      Unknown author (1992-09-01)
      [Editor's Note] The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act is the federal law that requires companies with 100 or more workers to provide 60 days notice of a plant closing or mass layoff. It took effect ...