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|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday March 8, 2011 8:00 pm|
Today is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day: “a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is a national holiday.”
|By: Tula Connell Thursday March 5, 2009 1:30 pm|
There’s too much going on this week to focus on one topic. So here’s a rundown from the world of working people and their unions.
-Hilda Solis made her first public appearance as labor secretary during the AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting in Miami, where she toured an Electrical Workers (IBEW) union training facility and held a meeting in the inner city with 700 community members.