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Entries by Mike Elk from 11/2010

What the San Francisco Giants and My Dad Can Teach Progressives About Overcoming Defeat

| Posted 11.02.2010 | Politics

Like the San Francisco Giants, the progressive movement will someday win if we believe in all of our players and play as hard as we can.

Ballot Intiative Victory Points to Next Possible Casualty for Unions: Project Labor Agreements

| Posted 11.03.2010 | Business

San Diego voted in favor of a ballot initiative that forbids unions from negotiating PLAs on construction projects financed by the county government. Now anti-union contractors are hoping to go nationwide in their attacks against them.

Some Good Election News: Thousand of Airline Workers Vote to Unionize

| Posted 11.08.2010 | Business

Amid all the bad news for workers last week, what was missed is that 3,000 workers with Piedmont Airlines, a subsidiary of US Airways, voted to become members of the Communication Workers of America.

ABC's Amanpour Refuses to Ask Honeywell CEO About Locked Out Workers

| Posted 11.16.2010 | Media

The case of the Metropolis plant lockout confirms what many of us already know: when journalists stop caring about worker's struggles, the natural result is that politicians like President Obama don't need to care either.

Electoral Defeat Shows It's Time Progressive Bloggers Started Caring About the Labor Movement

| Posted 11.24.2010 | Politics

Perhaps after the recent election losses, bloggers will stop viewing elections as the key to challenging corporate power -- and instead focus on creating power in the workplace.

I Am Thankful for TSA Workers

| Posted 11.26.2010 | Politics

I am thankful for the TSA workers who, despite terrible working conditions, a denial of a fundamental right to collectively bargain, and scorn by many airline travelers, still continue doing their jobs.