's network of worker centers even tries to resurrect--in an ecumenical version--the now forgotten movement of 200 Catholic labor schools that taught workers' rights in parish basements in the mid-20th century.
Perhaps too IWJ realised that his lack of charisma didn't cut him out to be a national leader.
Certainly the way Carwyn Jones has successfully appropriated much of Plaid's rhetoric and support base demonstrates there were limitations to IWJ's strategic capabilities.
"Pulte Homes has created a situation that encourages subcontractors to exploit and abuse workers," says Will Tanzman, an organizer for IWJ
. "Pulte appears to be choosing contractors based purely on price rather than ethical considerations, which encourages contractors to do everything to cut costs." Pulte did not respond to repeated requests for comment.
: I can understand that perception because as a North Wales AM it is part of my job to make clear that North Wales is an important region for us and that the needs of North Wales are going to be listened to.
She called a meeting that November, and IWJ
South East Wales AM Lindsay Whittle said: "It's fair to say that upon his election as leader of Plaid Cymru IWJ
certainly hit the ground running.
"I don't imagine that constituencies have been asked to nominate, especially as IWJ
talked about a two-year period," sniffs one.
- THE WELSH BUSINESS VERDICT JANET JONES, CHAIRWOMAN OF THE FEDERATION OF SMALL BUSINESSES (FSB) IN WALES: "The introduction of the Economic Renewal Programme will be the legacy of Ieuan Wyn Jones as Economic Development Minister in the Assembly term, and the FSB has raised numerous concerns that the programme will benefit larger business to the detriment of the majority of indigenous Welsh business.
will retain the economic brief as long as Plaid remains in government; the party will also keep heritage so Rhodri Glyn Thomas is safe, especially as he's pleasantly surprised many in Labour with his competence as well as his willingness to take decisions against his own party's grass roots (such as with the Welsh-language newspaper).
As someone who has actively supported IWJ
, I feel he and his colleagues have acted in a cowardly fashion in regards to this issue.
the opposition: ``IDS leads the Tories in Westminster and then there's IWJ
who leads the nation-alists in Wales.