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Picture of some of the demonstrators

Ruling Opens Way for Tucson Cabbies to Unionize

More than 200 Tucson taxi drivers hired by AAA Transportation/Yellow Cab are employees, not independent contractors, and therefore eligible for union representation according to an October ruling by National Labor Relations Board Regional (NLRB) director Cornele A. Overstreet. This historic decision is based on a determination that the drivers’ opportunities for loss or gain are […]

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Imaga of Occupy poster: "We are the 99% -- We will not be ignored -- We stand in solidarity with Madrid, San Francisco, Madison, [and it lists many more cities]

Occupy Updates

A news digest of recent activities of the Occupy movement Occupy abolishes $4 million in other people’s student loan debt (CNN — September 17) Marking the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the group’s Strike Debt initiative announced Wednesday it has abolished $3.8 million worth of private student loan debt since January. It […]

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Occupy Tucson Activist Billy Lolos Dies

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Billy Lolos, a key activist of Occupy Tucson since its earliest days, has died aged 61 after a short but valiant battle against liver cancer. Billy spearheaded Occupy’s protests on issues revolving around home mortgages and banks and was noted for adding both clarity and color to the Mayor and Council Meetings […]

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“We want wages supersized!!!” chant Tucson demonstrators

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN “Hold the burgers!”, “Hold the fries!”, “We want wages supersized!!!” chanted demonstrators at the McDonald’s on Speedway and Alvernon in Tucson yesterday. The demonstration was held in solidarity with protests all over the country against the obscenely low wages paid to McDonald’s workers and to fast food workers in general. By 12:30 […]

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