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This Bud’s for You: Nationalize Anheuser-Busch

In July, Anheuser-Busch, maker of Budweiser and Bud Light beer, joined the long list of companies to be gobbled up in yet another big corporate merger. The largest U.S. brewer was bought out by Belgian-based […]

Lessons of American Axle

The three month strike of 3,650 American Axle workers was the most recent in a series of defensive strikes in the auto industry, and also one of the longest in recent decades. Despite the fact […]

The Strike at American Axle: No to Concessions

Since February 26th, 3,600 members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) have been on strike at American Axle & Manufacturing. As we go to press, contract negotiations are underway. The nearly three month strike has […]

Ford: Global Company, Global Struggle

While Ford workers in North America prepare to weather a new round of plant closings and layoffs, their bosses in Detroit have unveiled plans for new plants in China, a country with the world’s fastest […]

St. Louis Mayoral Recall Campaign

“Slay must go!” was the rallying cry on the steps of City Hall in St. Louis on October 21st, and this call was repeated again with greater volume as the recall campaign held its second […]

The UAW Under Attack: Organize & Fight Back

On September 26th, after the first national strike by U.S. auto workers in 37 years, General Motors along with United Auto Workers union President Ron Gettlefinger, announced agreement on a “landmark” contract proposal. A similar […]

No to VEBA! Defend UAW Health Care!

As contract talks between the UAW and Chrysler/Cerberus continue in Detroit, the Big Three Auto bosses are preparing the ground for renewed attacks on the health care front. Citing “legacy costs” and declining profitability, they […]

New Boeing Contract Threatens Machinist Jobs

St. Louis area Machinists recently approved a new three-year contract with Boeing Co. by a narrow margin. The workers’ main concerns were not over salary, or even health care, but the threats posed to seniority […]

DaimlerChrysler “Family” puts 13,000 of its “Children” up for Adoption

On February 14th, the DaimlerChrysler AG Corporation announced sweeping plant closings and job cuts for its U.S. operations which will go into effect in 2008 and 2009. The company announced the closing of the Newark, […]

U.S. Elections 2006: A Referendum on Bush

In what was in all but name a referendum on George W. Bush, the Democratic Party has been swept into power in the House of Representatives and Senate.  The majority of state governors’ mansions were […]

New Pension Laws Squeeze Workers

As wages for American workers continue to drop, the federal government has announced a new package of pension laws.  Under the new laws it is now legal for companies to convert plans called "Defined Benefit […]

Hundreds Protest as Bush Eats $2,000 Dinner

On Wednesday, July 28th, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Ritz-Carlton luxury hotel in St. Louis while Bush and top Republican Party members dined inside at a $2000 per plate fundraising banquet.

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