There were supposed to be a hundred and fifty thousand people at the demonstration against the looming Iraq war, in Boston, in March 2003. Fifty thousand showed up-lots of us out there by local standards, however pathetic compared to London, New York, or San Francisco. So there we were marching around in Boston, having a wonderful time. I hope we can have as good a time at this conference as we did that day. We felt very sure of ourselves-that we were right-and we were right. Afterwards, as events unfolded, we could say we hadn’t been mistaken. It was a beautiful day, and it hadn’t been stupid to spend it that way.
Voting rights advocates should explore section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act as a vehicle to combat voter intimidation.
Labor organizing privilege is not a magic bullet that will secure the rights of workers to organize and collectively bargain. Employers will continue to resist the efforts of their workers to organize.
An evidentiary privilege to protect workers' confidential communications from disclosure in federal and state court proceedings would support unions.
Mandatory arbitration for guestworkers, a uniquely vulnerable group, will result in class inequality and worse conditions for all workers.