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Posts published by “Dick Meister”

The Pioneering Black Porters

It's Black History Month, a good time to honor the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, one of the most important yet too often overlooked leaders…

Home Care Workers Need Presidential Help

The country's 2-million-plus home care workers have been waiting a whole year now for President Obama to make good on his promise to grant them…

We All Need A Higher Minimum Wage

Election's over, the good guy won, so what now for working people? Labor's wish list for our re-elected president and the new Congress is long,…

Let’s Count Our Blessings On Labor Day

OK, it's time to celebrate Labor Day, time to celebrate the labor movement that won a wide range of benefits for working people. That includes,…

Labor & New Media

The coming of the Internet has had a profound impact on media coverage of working people and their unions. No, the mainstream media have not…

The Temples Of Baseball

Baseball season again. Time to re-enter the temples of baseball. Temples? Yes, temples. To most people, baseball is merely a game. But to some others,…

Caesar Chavez, A True American Hero

I hope we can all pause and reflect on the extraordinary life of a true American hero on Saturday (March 31). It's Cesar Chavez Day,…

The IWW Legacy

The Occupy Wall Street Movement and the other anti-capitalist forces of today could find no greater inspiration than the Industrial Workers of the World –…

Sit Down, Punk!

I spotted a forgotten hero at the memorial service for the nationally prominent San Francisco labor leader Walter Johnson recently, a true but largely unacknowledged…

Jobless In Wonderland

Finding a job is hard enough for the many millions of unemployed American workers. But, believe it or not, the fact that they are jobless…

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