World War III: The war on labor organizations

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‘Homeland Security’ as Union Busting: The war on terror just became a war on unionism
By Nathan Newman, Progressive Populist, 15 July 2002. Under the rubric of “national security”, the Bush administration seeks to destroy the union rights of 170,000 federal workers being transferred into its proposed Department of Homeland Security.
In the Name of National Security, Bush declares war on unions
By David Bacon, RadTimes, 21 October 2002. A new Transportation Security Administration requires that screeners be citizens, which is an attack on the many non-citizen screeners. “You can fly the airplane and carry a rifle in the airport as a member of the National Guard without being a citizen, but you can't check the bags of the passengers”.
National Security Concerns Wipe Out Union Rights at Mapping Agency
By Stephen Barr, Washington Post, Monday 10 February 2003. The war against terrorism is forcing many federal agencies to reexamine how they do business. At the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, the rethinking has led to the termination of union rights for more than 1,000 employees.
Patriots & profiteers
By Gregg Shotwell, [4 April 2003]. House Majority Leader, Tom DeLay, signed a letter of solicitation for the National Right to Work Foundation which accused unions of threatening homeland security and exploiting national emergencies for selfish gain.
213 trade unionists assassinated or disappeared worldwide
ICFTU Online…, 10 June 2003. A stain of anti-union repression is spreading across the map of the world. The devastating effects of crude free market globalisation on workers' rights. How the world map of trade union rights violations is expanding in size.
Bush Administration's Low-Intensity War Against Labour
By Rick Fantasia and Kim Voss, Le Monde diplomatique, June 2003. The Bush administration policy of stripping workers of their rights and de-unionising whole zones of employment. The quiet post 911 reverence was quickly overwhelmed by the noise of vengeance and war. The use of its war against terrorism to front another kind of low-intensity warfare against workers and trades unions.
Bush's sneak attack
Editorial, Workers World, 17 July 2003. There's a war that barely gets any mention, except in the pages of union newspapers or the Black press. It is the domestic war of the Bush administration, the war on the multinational working class in the US.
‘War Makes Privatization Easy’
By David Bacon, Counterpunch, 25 August 2003. In Iraq, Labor Protest is a Crime. On July 29, US occupation forces arrested a leader of Iraq's new emerging labor movement, Kacem Madi, along with 20 other members of the Union of the Unemployed. The unionists had been conducting a sit-in to protest the treatment of unemployed Iraqi workers by the US occupation authority.
U.S. Arrests Iraqi Union Leaders
By David Bacon, Pacific News Service, 10 December 2003. There's another kind of battle being waged in Iraq— the struggle for worker's rights. Iraqi union organizers say the U.S. authority is working against them.
ICFTU Annual Survey: Grim global catalogue of anti-union repression
ICFTU ONLINE…, 18 October 2005. Being a trade unionist is becoming more dangerous. Trade unionists in many countries continue to face imprisonment, dismissal and discrimination, while legal obstacles to trade union organizing and collective bargaining are being used to deny millions of workers their rights.