Tag Archives: Public Services

ITALY’S UNIONS ON STRIKE AGAINST AUSTERITY MEASURES

  Italy’s workers on rotating strikes across the country the week of Dec. 12, 2011 Play/Pause Video Italy’s week started with demonstrations and strikes that are set to be repeated over the next five days. On Monday port, highway and … Continue reading

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CHOKWE LUMUMBA SPEAKS AT EM LAW FORUM THURS. DEC. 1 @ 6 P.M. SACRED HEART CHURCH

Chokwe Lumumba speaks to media before successful march to free the Scott Sisters

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NOV. 28 PROTEST TARGETS STATE’S ‘ROCKET DOCKET’ WELFARE CUTS HEARING PROCESS

Release by UAW Local 6000 More than 900 of Michigan’s poorest families losing cash assistance – and chance to appeal DETROIT – Here’s something else to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: On Nov. 28, protesters will rally to remind those … Continue reading

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STOP THE ATTACKS ON CITY, COUNTY & DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOL WORKERS

 Stop the Corporate Austerity Drive that is Pushing Us into Poverty Statement issued by public workers unions at November 17 rally at CAYMC This country is not broke. The top tiers of our nation continue to grow more obscenely wealthy … Continue reading

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DETROIT CRISIS A CRIMINAL HOAX?

Are Snyder, Bing, Council and EY conspiring to get concessions or EM? PA 4 (EM law) may be frozen by mid-December, as referendum petition nears signature goal Council handing out tax abatements as it demands 2300 lay-offs By Diane Bukowski … Continue reading

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THOUSANDS OF DEFENDERS MOBILIZE TO STOP POLICE EVICTION OF OCCUPY LA, SET FOR NOV. 28

‘Occupy LA under attack,’ ‘The people can stop the eviction’ Sign petition to stop eviction Click here; call Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at (213)978-0600, Occupy LA website: http://occupylosangeles.org/ By Deborah Dupre Human Rights Examiner November 26, 2011 – Like this? Subscribe … Continue reading

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BING, COUNCIL DECLARE WAR ON RETIREES, TRY TO TAKE 13TH CHECK; PUBLIC HEARING TUES. NOV. 29, 9:30 AM

Workers demonstrate against Bing’s attacks on pension rights and other cutbacks outside his State of the City address April 12, 2011  13th check, other pension rights at stake; Public hearing Tues. Nov. 29 9:30 a.m. CAYMC, Council chambers By Diane … Continue reading

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CITY’S TOP CROOKS (MAYOR, COUNCIL), ERNST & YOUNG COOK THE BOOKS, DEMAND WORKERS, RESIDENTS PAY

  VOD COMPILED CHART ABOVE, BASED ON ERNST & YOUNG REPORT Mayor, City Council plan severe cuts based on faulty report Even Ernst & Young disavows results: “reliance on this report prohibited by any third party”   By Diane Bukowski  Analysis   November … Continue reading

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BUS MECHANICS’ PRESIDENT SAYS BING WILL NOT FIX BUSES

Interview with bus mechanics’ Local President Leamon Wilson (seen speaking at City Council hearing in part of video above). By Diane Bukowski Nov. 4, 2011 VOD interviewed Leamon Wilson, president of Local 312 of the American Federation of State, County … Continue reading

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BING KEEPS BUSES BROKEN, DRIVERS AND RIDERS IN DANGER; BLAMES YOUTH

   Says “hooligans” responsible after drivers refuse to roll, will not provide what mechanics need to fix buses  By Diane Bukowski  November 4, 2011  DETROIT— City residents awoke today to find no DDOT buses running. Drivers said they were afraid … Continue reading

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