Labor Research Review, Volume 1, Number 22 (1994)

Labor and Political Action

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  • LRR Focus: Labor Party Advocates 

    Johnson, J.J. (1994-09-01)
    [Excerpt] For more than a decade, Tony Mazzocchi, Presidential Assistant of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union, has traversed the nation as the principal organizer of the Labor Party Advocates. His message: "For ...
  • Debate: Inside or Outside the Democratic Party 

    Fletcher, Jr., Bill (1994-09-01)
    [Excerpt] Since the New Deal, the dominant political strategy of American labor has been to work within the Democratic Party for legislative and other political aims. While sentiment for a "party of our own" has never ...
  • What Plant Closings Cost a Community: The Hard Data 

    Ginsburg, Robert (1994-09-01)
    [Excerpt] Because the public doesn't understand, they don't support us — or worse — they support the company that is trying to destroy us. On the other hand, if they really did understand how our fight was their fight, ...
  • Silicon Valley: Labor's High-Tech Stumping 

    Dean, Amy (1994-09-01)
    [Excerpt] Nestled 50 miles south of San Francisco, Silicon Valley has been touted as the model for the future of industrial and corporate America. More important, it could serve as a blueprint for deploying the power of ...
  • An AFSCME Local Transforms Local Politics 

    McLeod, Sean P. (1994-09-01)
    [Excerpt] In the late 1980s, AFSCME Local 2703, in Merced, California, found itself in a position familiar to many union members at that time: fighting hard to keep pay and benefits from being slashed. The realization that ...
  • Winning Lessons from the NAFTA Loss 

    Wilson, Rand (1994-09-01)
    [Excerpt] The period around last fall's Congressional vote on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was the best of times and the worst of times for organized labor. The threat of NAFTA's passage galvanized tens ...
  • Building the Road As We Travel: New Political Coalitions and the Washington State Labor Council 

    Feekin, Lynn (1994-09-01)
    [Excerpt] New political action often involves testing ideas and approaches that do not always come together immediately or as envisioned. The political agenda of the Washington State Labor Council was formulated as one of ...
  • The New Democratic Party and Labor Political Action in Canada 

    Bernard, Elaine (1994-09-01)
    [Excerpt] Political humorist Barry Crimmins recently remarked that the Perot phenomenon in the last Presidential election showed the depressing state of U.S. politics. "Who would have thought/' shrugged Crimmins, "that the ...
  • Labor, Democrats and the Third Way 

    Friedman, Ellen David (1994-09-01)
    [Excerpt] This past winter the Massachusetts AFL-CIO made a striking gesture. Still smarting from the battle over the North American Free Trade Agreement, the state federation decided to withhold routine PAC contributions ...
  • LRR Focus: Electoral Success in Michigan, It Takes More Than Money 

    Crump, Joe (1994-09-01)
    [Excerpt] It's said that money is the mother's milk of politics. But cash isn't all there is to it. By 1992, my local had achieved the lofty status as the No. 2 local union in raising dollars for the Active Ballot Club ...

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