The Long March
Half a million Australian workers turn out for the largest industrial protests the nation has ever seen, an old style symbol of resistance linked by new world technology, opposing laws from another galaxy.
Interview: Public Defender
The CPSU's Stephen Jones has confronted the Howard Government's IR agenda at close quarters.
Legal: Craig's Story
An inquest in western NSW is a cautionary tale of the use of AWAs, writes Ian Latham
Unions: Wrong Way, Go Back
The WorkChoice legislation sends Australia down the wrong economic road by smashing the instittutions that have made it strong, argues Greg Combet.
The Howard Government has shown itself to be the master of illusion, writes Dr Anthony Forsyth
Politics: Queue Jumping
The changes to industrial laws, betray a new vision of Australian society, writes James Gallaway.
History: Iron Heel
Conservative governments using laws to take away basic civil rights. It's nothing new, writes Rowan Cahill
Economics: Waging War
When was the last time you heard an Australian politician talk about incomes policy, asks Matt Thistlethwaite
International: Under Pressure
The push for UN intervention in Burma is intensifying, following a report by Vaclav Havel and Bishop Desmond Tutu into slave labour.
Poetry: Billy Negotiates An AWA
More and more people are meeting Billy, the hero of page 15 of the WorkChoices booklet, including our resident bard, David Peetz
Review: A Pertinent Proposition
Nick Cave's "Australian western" touches on some themes still relevant today, Julianne Taverner writes.
Aussies Shrug Off Threats
PM Executes Back Flip
National Rally Boosts Local Action
Restaurateurs Do a Runner
St Hilliers No Angels
Penalties Frozen on Sundaes
Slammer Threat for Operators
Sunday Light on IR Shadows
Sol Dials Up 12,000 Scalps
Boss Likes Women 'Work-Hardened'
Bread Winner on $9 an Hour
King Goes the Gouge
Jo Jacks Up
Currawong Funds for IR Battle
Howard Joins IR Rogues
Activist's What's On!
Men and Women of Australia
What makes a perfect speech? Michael Fullilove has scoured Australian history to find out.
The Locker Room
The Hungry Years
Phil Doyle gets the feeling we’ve been here before
From Little Things
Paul Kelly's song about the battle for land rights misses one important character, writes Graham Ring
Driven to despair
The Westie Wing
Ian West takes a look at Public Private Partnerships, and wonders if we should all just drink rum…
What lucky country
Swimming with Sharks
Save Our Culture
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Unions on LaborNET
A campaign by workers in California has sunk moves by celebrity politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to write anti-union laws onto the state's statutes.
Schwarzenegger had sought to bypass lawmakers, taking his Proposition 75, which would have stopped unions from running political campaigns, to a public referendum.
The proposition was lost 53 percent to 47 percent.
"Labour's voice was not silenced-we spoke loud and clear. Today we kicked Arnold's butt," said Art Pulaski, executive secretary-treasurer of the California Labor Federation.
Unions pout the victory down to worker-to-worker contact on the job, the phones and at the door that, creating a huge turnaround in public opinion.
Unions also helped defeat a proposal to reduce teachers' job security and contract protections.
California union members passed out more than 2 million workplace leaflets and made more than 2 million phone calls to mobilize union family voters against the corporate-backed attacks.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Schwarzenegger's campaign was "financed chiefly by business interests, including real estate developers, technology executives, auto dealers, agribusiness and Wal-Mart heirs."
On thew same day in New Jersey unions helped elect U.S. Sen. Jon Corzine to the governorship.
Unions claimed Corzine as having a 100 percent pro-AFL-CIO voting record.
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