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October 18, 2009

Jobs Not Greed


My union Mass Teacher Association (MTA), along with a number of other unions and organizations, marched with about a thousand labor / union activists through downtown Boston on Oct. 1, 2009 -- the one year anniversary of the Wall Street economic meltdown. Demands: stop corporate greed, save our jobs. Recently laid off Verizon and Hyatt workers, and other unions sponsored by Mass AFL-CIO, Jobs With Justice, as well as unions such as IBEW and SEIU participated.

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Posted by cat at 11:01 AM

Mark Tribe and The Port Huron Project


These are based on collages I made while working on the Port Huron Project. I scan the collages, modify them on a computer, print them out at original size, and mount them on board. The result: layers of mediation in a trompe-l'oeil package. - Mark Tribe

The Port Huron Project will exhibit at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) this Tuesday, October 20 - January 24, 2010. The Port Huron Project was a series of reenactments of protest speeches from the New Left movements of the Vietnam era. Each speech took place at the site of the original event, and was delivered by an actor or performance artist to an audience of invited guests and passers-by. Videos of these performances have been screened on campuses, exhibited in art spaces, and distributed online as open-source media. See more here

Posted by cat at 10:50 AM

October 07, 2009

Asia Floor Wage


All garment workers in Asia need a wage increase. But often, when workers struggle to improve their wages and conditions in one country, companies relocate to another country, where wages and conditions are lower. So workers are afraid to fight for better wages, because they might lose their jobs. The Asia Floor Wage (AFW) is a response to this problem, developed by an alliance of NGOs, trade unions and academics from Asia, Europe and North America. The AFW is a proposal for a floor wage for garment workers in Asia. More via Clean Clothes

Posted by cat at 10:03 PM