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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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • LRR Focus: Fifteen Ways to Avoid a Loser; Keeping Your Campaign on Track 

      Nordlinger, Gary (1994-09-01)
      [Excerpt] What's wrong with this picture? You and your union work hard. You invest thousands of dollars and hours in a campaign. Yet your candidate gets clobbered. Or even worse, your candidate wins and either pretends he ...