Carl Finamore

Carl Finamore

Carl Finamore is former president (ret) and current Local Lodge 1781, IAMAW, delegate to the San Francisco Labor Council, AFL-CIO. He can be reached at local1781@yahoo.com

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Hands Up, Don't Shoot: Howard University students Views
Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 1:15pm
Missing in Action: AFL-CIO Should Be in Ferguson
The weakness of organized labor is often attributed to its low numbers and they are low for sure. For example, AFL-CIO membership remained stagnant this year at 12.5 million even with the whopping addition last year of 1.3 million UFCW food and commercial workers. Nonetheless, I believe the falling...
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Monday, October 31, 2011 - 8:50am
Is Capitalism Losing the Debate?
A remarkable shift in mass public opinion is occurring right before our eyes. It does not happen often. Normally, only when there is a severe breakdown in public confidence about the future. Now is such a time. Millions are demanding clear explanations for the economic turmoil surrounding their lives and rejecting en masse standard platitudes from an increasingly discredited political establishment.
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Friday, September 2, 2011 - 7:35am
Nurses Take on Wall Street
An open-air soup kitchen staffed by registered nurses in bright red union t-shirts feeding a line of hungry San Franciscan’s assembled midday outside a busy U.S. Federal Building is not something you see every day and it caused lots of heads to turn.
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Monday, February 14, 2011 - 2:32pm
Cairo, One Day After Mubarak
I arrived at a nearly empty Cairo airport one day after President Hosni Mubarak resigned, an act deemed unthinkable only 18 days ago. Over one million tourists left Egypt in the last week according to the country's press reports, so the hotels and streets were empty of visitors. I, myself, was eager to see how a people's movement actually was able to forge such a powerful movement in such a short span of time. I was excited and exhilarated to be here.
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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 8:44am
Airlines on Final Approach to Monopoly of the Skies
The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, April 29 that United Airlines (UAL) is very likely to soon announce their merger with Continental Airlines, making it the world's largest airline by number of passengers carried. UAL is the nation's third-largest airline while Continental is number four. If actually successful, the single carrier will reportedly keep the Chicago-based United brand name.
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