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I have a plan to eliminate world poverty, a topic ML King was concerned with January 18, 2010 5:39 PM

Hello. One of my friends from Lima is a member of your group and I thought I'd duck in here and say my piece:

The only thing that stands in the way of everyone on earth having a billion dollars in assets each is high powered production means, and actually production and distribution to everyone. Everyone can be living in an estate home that he/she owns, etc. across the board in asset type. I reject the contention of the Chinese government that there is not enough soil in all of China to build everyone an estate home there, as they so stated in the Design E2 show starring Brad Pitt available for free viewing on . Besides even if there weren't enough soil, they could crush some rock. -Adam

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 March 09, 2008 9:10 PM

Welcome Patrick, and thanks for the interesting Article which i agree with you.  [ send green star]
"intro"saying hello to all March 09, 2008 10:30 AM

hello all,

i am patrick o,proud shop steward,for long island laborers local 66;

laborers international of north america.

an honest days work ,for an honest days pay. this has been my motto for the past 25 yrs. i am in the building trades. i have injoyed  the comradery of the differant trades. it seems we are increasingly,becoming replaced by contractors who abuse the recent immigrants to this country.abusing rights such as the number one threat to all workers ;"job safety"

its a pretty sad state of affairs, when in a community i grew up in,paid taxes all my life,worked diligently,to standing in the street,with an inflatable rat blown up in protest,because unscrupulous contracter choose "greed" over doing the right thing.***bottom line*** i ,who am part of this great fabric that makes up the work force;not longer need to apply

being a union member has enabled me to give the basics to my family;home,food on the table,medical benifits.

america,was made great by its working class,when men united for similar causes that bridge we used to cross "god"&"country  was called "unions" we must reawaken to make right for what is being wronged today,    thank/you paddyo

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Some Helpful Union and Relief and Human Rights Websites. May 01, 2007 3:34 AM

Action for Southern Africa:
Amnesty International:
Anti-corruption website UNICORN , the trade-union anti-corruption network, is a joint initiative of TUAC, ICFTU and Public Services International. It is located at the School of Social Sciences, based at Cardiff in the UK.
China Labour Bulletin
Child Labour News Service (CLN, managed by the Global March Against Child Labour, is produced as a non-commercial public service. Archives available at
Commonwealth trade union group at the ICFTU
Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU):
Ethical Trading Initiative:
Global Workplace: (War on Want website for trade union activists)
Health and Safety/Hazards website:
International Crisis Group website:
Landmine action website:
New Internationalist: reporting on issues of world poverty and inequality:
Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign
Make Poverty History:
Make Poverty History trade union specific (click on MPH on menu on left of page)
War on Want:
Global Workplace: (War on Want website for trade union activists)
World Development Movement
Worldwide trade union news (updated daily):  [ send green star]
anonymous  March 28, 2007 6:17 AM


 Thank you, Philip for the invite!  

I am happy to be here!  

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 March 26, 2007 6:13 PM

welcome to the group Iveta and Blair, feel free to post anytime.   [ send green star]
anonymous  March 26, 2007 7:57 AM

Thanks for the invite Phil!!!! =-)  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 March 26, 2007 7:52 AM

Thank you for the invitation Philip!

I work for the eduacational and scientific workers union of Latvia and I'm also actively involved in the union youth work in Latvia and the Baltic states.

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 March 26, 2007 3:39 AM

Thanks Rosemary, and welcome to the group, feel free to post anytime.  [ send green star]
Thank You Phillip for Inviting me to Join Your Group Labour Unions United Stop Poverty March 25, 2007 8:23 PM

Phillip thanks for your invitation to join your group Labour Unions to help stop global extreme poverty. i will do whatever i possibly can to end poverty.   [ send green star]  [ accepted]
I need a union March 25, 2007 6:15 PM

Hi.  I need a union for caregivers of children and the elderly.  We work hard.  We have to be professional.  Elderly care can be a hard as construction work.  Child caregivers and to keep taking classes.  Our pay does not reflect this.

Please, Click to Donate daily. 


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 March 25, 2007 12:13 PM

There will be a Transportations Unions Rally in Washington D.C. on the 17th of May, and I will be there, as I have a course that week at my Union's Labour College which is called the Wipinsinger Institiute of Technology and Education, my Union is the Internation Association of Machinest and Aerospace Workers.

I am the President of our Local which is Local 608, so the week of the 19thth I will be in Hollywood Maryland, which is where are labour college is, it is about a hour south East of Baltimore, and that is where i fly into, on the 12th of May in the afternoon.

I will have some time to kill before the bus picks me up to take me to the college, the bus usally picks us up at 8:00 p.m. so if anyone from the area want to be a tour guide of Baltimore, i would greatly appreciate it, I will keep everyone informed on my schedule.

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 March 25, 2007 12:00 PM

your Welcome Sharon, feel free to post anytime you wish.     [ send green star]
 March 25, 2007 4:41 AM

thanks for the invite philip

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 January 27, 2007 7:59 AM

Philip for inviting me to the group. Although I don't belong to any union, my father was a Trade's Union activist. I look forward to reading and finding information in this group.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 January 26, 2007 6:32 PM

Welcome New members to the group, feel free to post anytime.  [ send green star]
Thanks for the invite, Phillip January 26, 2007 5:00 PM

I'm Clyde, a penguin and I split time between Duluth, MN and Antarctica.

Actually, I run my own little, and I mean little, personal computer repair business.


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anonymous Thank you for the invite Philip January 21, 2007 2:29 AM

 My name is Anu and I live in Finland.

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 January 20, 2007 7:05 PM

Thanks Jon, we are strong when we belong to Unions, are rights are respected and we earn more money if we had not been organized and belonged to a Union, as I believe Unions can work together to help end Poverty, as we are united when we work together in International Unions and Labour Councils, which I both belong to, as I am president of my Union, and a Secretary Treasuer of a Canadian Labour council, so I am very pro-active with the Labour movement.  [ send green star]
minimum wage January 20, 2007 4:22 AM

for all the tea in china.  for all the coffee in central    america.  We need to be organized.     we are the workers of the world.  we go out everyday and prostitute our lives so    that our families and children can have a  chance.  We ensure that the work place is safe so that we have a chance to make it home safe and healthy at the end of the day.

We have organization.  we make it easy for company management to continue buisness day in, day out, because of our efforts there is process,    process to facilitate all labour matters in a buisness like fashion.  

We love  and support each other, brothers and sisters of labour. 

We take a lot of crap but we dont eat it,  because we are angels of mercy.


Jon xxoo

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 November 30, 2006 7:58 PM

Thanks Carol.  [ send green star]
WAS SICK AND AM BACK!! November 30, 2006 7:56 PM

 October 09, 2006 9:13 PM

Hi Members as the 1st of October I am the new President of the International Association of Machinest and Aerospace Workers Union, Local 608, Pinawa Manitoba, Canada.  [ send green star]
Hello September 09, 2006 9:55 AM

I am new to this group.  My name is Michael.  I am glad to be here and thank you for the invite Philip.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
THANKS PHILIP FOR THE INVITATION!!!! September 09, 2006 5:35 AM

HELLOOOO EVERYONE, I AM CAROL FROM OHIO!!!!!...HAVE A WONDROUS DAY!!!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
welcome new Members September 03, 2006 7:49 PM

Feel free to post anytime, and ask questions on Unions, or the formation of Unions.  [ send green star]
 September 03, 2006 12:11 PM

Hi Phillip, thanks for the invite. I have no ties with labour unions, but I'm willing to learn and will look around. I will post when I think I can contribute something.

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 September 03, 2006 11:36 AM

Hi Philip....thankyou for the invite. Have been pro union and a union member my whole working career. My husband, who has passed away, was national vice president of and international trade union...therefore very aware...  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 September 03, 2006 10:38 AM

Thank you Philip, for the invite.

Congratulations on your promotion too.

I am a member of the National Union for Teachers and I strongly believe in education and equality for all.

This looks to be a promising group to be a member of, and I hope to be a useful member!

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Thanks Simon, I will be spreading the word, this fall. July 21, 2006 11:33 PM

When I will attend a Union Leadership 1 School course for a week in September at Placis Harbour Maryland U.S.A  at my Unions college called Wippensinger Institute for Education and Technology, I will try to get more signatures on my Petition from fellow Union Members, I am looking forward for the Experience, should also be fun, I will keep in contact with the group when I am there, as they have a Computer centre, where I will be able to do my clicks, and keep up with my e-mail, I will give updated about the course, if anyone is interested.  [ send green star]
: ) July 21, 2006 11:23 PM

Hola everyone 

Philip!  Good on you for creating this great group and doing so much to build it!

(P.S., congratulations on being elected Vice President of your union, Philip! From what I have seen of your dedication to ending poverty, you will be a true representative of your fellow workers, won't you?)


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anonymous  July 16, 2006 11:08 AM


Thanks for the invite.  I don't know how much help I'll be here, but I'll give it a try!

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better world July 16, 2006 9:41 AM

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I will be attending a Union College in September. July 15, 2006 8:28 PM

Hi Members, I will be attending the Wippinsinger Institute for Technology and Education in Placid Habour Maryland U.SA. the college is run by my Union, the International Association of Machinists and Aero-Space Workers, I will be taking Leadership 1, the dates are September 09, to september 14 /2006, on the last day we get a tour if are heaed office which is in Washington D.C. I am looking forward to it, they have a computer centre there, so I should be able to keep in contact with the group, and still will be able to click to donate daily on Care2.  [ send green star]
Thanks for inviting me to join May 16, 2006 12:16 PM

I appreciate Philip thinking of me.

It is great to see so many wonderful friends and to be among such fantastic people.

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Hi! May 15, 2006 7:40 PM

Thanx Phillip for inviting me, I personally don't have ties to any labour Union, but know those who do, will do all I can to help , and help those in my area. HUGZ Maiden

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Unions in Canada helped bring in Medicare and Pensions. May 15, 2006 6:56 PM

Unions have contributed so much to the Canadian Public, by pushing for Medicare, which every Canadian enjoys, even when you are rich or poor, everyone is treated the same, Canada's Public Pension, and old age security, which everyone gets when they retire was also pushed though by Unions, Safety Committee's , Workers Compensation and Un-employment Insurance are also a few more things Unions are responsible for, all Employees weather they belong to a Union or not, have a lot to thank Unions for, the Canadian Post this year has come out with a stamp to Thank the Canadian Labour Congress, which represent Unions across Canada, for there contribution to making Canada a better place for all people.  [ send green star]
thanks Mary, my promotion is important to me. May 15, 2006 6:46 PM

as Vice President of my Union, which I need to correct, it is the International  Association of Machinests and Aerospace Workers, and in September I will be going down to Baltimore Maryland, where just outside of the City I will be taking a leadership 1 course for Union Members, at my Unions Education and Technology College called the Wippinsinger Institute, I am looking forward to the Cours which runs from the 10th of Septembers to the 15th, of this year, I hope to learn a lot more about unions operations and History, which should be interesting, if any members have any stories about any union courses they have taken, please feel free to share.  [ send green star]
 May 15, 2006 5:50 PM

Almost forgot----Congrats, Philip, on your promotion!!!!

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 May 15, 2006 5:49 PM

Thank you, Philip, for the invite. My dad was a train engineer in steel mill and was union.  Many, many years ago, I was working in an horrific factory and we tried to get a union in.  As you can probably guess, we lost due to the fact that by the time the vote came around, the company had so cowed most, that we lost the union.  Those of us who did vote for it were made to pay the price; one by one we were subjected to worse and worse treatment/punishment until we began to leave our jobs.  It was quite a learning experience!

I'm looking forward to getting involved here and learning as much as I can from all of you.


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 May 15, 2006 3:51 PM

Thanks for the invite Philip

My husband is a journeyman carpenter, and member of the UBC.  We consider ourselves a union family.

I am a big proponent of liberal education... and after years of reading about labor history, and studying world history, I've discovered that wars for liberty and struggles for social freedom and justice, coincide quite obviously with the struggle for labor-rights.... many different countries, different centuries, different cultures,  all with this something in common.

OM Shanti

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anonymous teacher May 15, 2006 10:52 AM

hi philip i'm a memeber of the techer's union LEBE in Switzerland. Altough we don't have the right for strike our union helps sometimes to secure our rights  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 May 15, 2006 10:32 AM

Hi Philip, thanks for the invite. I also am not in a union, however, labor history was one of my focuses in college. It amazes me how easily the general public has forgotten the huge contributions to our society that unions have made in the past. However, just because so many things have been made better, does not mean that unions are no longer necessary!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
anonymous Thanks for the invite Phillip May 15, 2006 10:26 AM

Thanks for the invite. i  am against global warming and an trying to stop it from getting any warmer than it already is,I feel for the penguins and the polar bear.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 May 07, 2006 5:54 PM

Thank you for the invitation Philip.  I hope to learn as I don't have any direct experience with Unions; however, I have a son who is a member of a Union.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 May 07, 2006 9:17 AM


Thanks so much for the invite.  I hope to make some friends here as we  discuss some of the different topics. 

I feel that , in this day and age, with the resources we have at hand, there is no reason for anyone to be living in poverty.

Luv n light,


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anonymous thanks March 14, 2006 8:41 AM

Thank you for the invite Philip, and thank you for all you do......

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Hi February 19, 2006 8:31 PM

Thanks for the invite Philip, hope to be of some help and to learn a lot.  

am Agnes Corbett, I live in Brazil. So...Braziliantreehugs to you all.

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 January 14, 2006 1:58 PM

Congrats Philip!  That's wonderful news!  Thanks for the invite...



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I have just beed elected to Vice president of my Union January 12, 2006 7:34 PM

The Union is the Internationl association of Machanists and Auto Workers,  my local is 608 and the District is 181, you can find it on the website, I will have to take a Leadership course soon, at our college, which is in Maryland, U.S.A.

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 January 09, 2006 11:25 AM

Hi, I am LuAnn from Kentucky.  I don't have any direct connection to a union, but I support workers receiving a living wage and more anywhere.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Intro December 28, 2005 1:22 AM

Hi my name is Philip J. Clarke, I am a Member of the International Association of Machinist and Auto workers, there I am a member of the executive, I am also the Recording and Secretary Treasurer of the South East Labour Manitoba Labour Council in Manitoba, Canada. I am the Owner of this group, which will show the World of the important work Global Unions are doing to fight Global Extreme Poverty.  [ send green star]
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