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Articles and Information About Civil Liberties and Labor

February 24, 2004, Brian Tanner, AP, Education Chief Calls Teachers Union a 'Terrorist' Organization

February 25, 2004, Sam Dillon and Diana Jean Schemo, New York Times, Union Urges Bush to Replace Education Chief Over Remark

December 22, 2003, Chris Townsend, Homeland Security? A trade unionist ponders the Patriot Act and our ever-expanding "Homeland Security"” mania

June 2003, San Francisco Labor Council, AFL-CIO Special Report, PATRIOT Act II – Completing the Architecture for a Police State?

George Caffentzis, Why Unions Should Work to Repeal the USA Patriot Act

Resolutions Passed by Labor Organizations

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California Labor Federation AFL-CIO, The PATRIOT Act (PDF), see pages 11-12; passed at its July 2004 Biennial Convention.

Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, Resolution against war in Iraq and USA PATRIOT Act; passed January 27, 2003, at a delegates' meeting.

San Francisco Labor Council, Bring the Troops Home Now – End the Occupation of Iraq; Money for Human Needs, Not War; Repeal the Patriot Act; passed June 14, 2004.

United Electrical (UE), Defend Our Civil Liberties resolution; passed at the 70th UE convention, held August 2007. Similar resolutions were passed at previous UE conventions in 2003 and 2005.

Washington State Labor Council, Resolution Against the War, Attacks on Civil Liberties, and Cuts in Public Services; passed August 28, 2002.