Bush’s Overtime Law - Defend the Right to an Eight Hour Day

Although Bush's new overtime law has been rejected by both houses of Congress, this fundamental right is in grave danger. This and all other hard-fought gains of the labor movement are under attack. Workers can rely only on their own forces to stop the onslaught of the bosses.

US Mid-Term Election 2002: The factors that led to the Republican victory

As the results of the mid-term elections come in - an apparent sweeping victory for President Bush's Republican Party - many questions must be answered.  How and why did this happen?  What will it mean for working people and activists on the left? Does this mean Americans actually like George Bush and his policies?

US Mid-Term Election 2002: The factors that led to the Republican victory

As the results of the mid-term elections come in - an apparent sweeping victory for President Bush's Republican Party - many questions must be answered.  How and why did this happen?  What will it mean for working people and activists on the left? Does this mean Americans actually like George Bush and his policies?

2002 - A Year of Betrayal by the Democrats

As we celebrate the holiday season and say goodbye to the year 2002, it is also a time when we look back on the preceding year and make our resolutions for the next. 2002 has been a tumultuous and crisis-ridden year, marked on the one hand by continuing economic stagnation and on the other by the looming war with Iraq. It has also been a very turbulent year politically.

Hands Off Our Pensions!

In the aftermath of the Enron scandal, Bush Jr. stated that, "One of the things we’re deeply concerned about is that there has been a wave of bankruptcies that have caused many workers to lose their pensions, and that’s deeply troubling me." Bush’s sorrow for the misfortune of workers hasn’t been enough of an inspiration to keep him from proposing measures which would eliminate the liability of employers in age-discrimination lawsuits brought on by the transition to "cash-balance" pension plans, a process which will affect far more working people than the collapse of Enron.