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Labor Active As Election Nears

John Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Morgan

The AFL-CIO hopes to have a major impact on next month's elections. In an internal memo released to the press, spokesperson Marty Marks detailed the o...

Sam Stein

Democrats Working Ground Game As Conservative Groups Storm The Airwaves

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

From mid-August through mid-October, nearly every dime of independent expenditure money spent by the conservative group American Crossroads went to po...

'Will They Get What They're Paying For?' -- the Best Election Flier I've Seen

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

In the wake of Citizens United, with corporations pumping in unprecedented levels of dollars through shadowy front groups, we need to make their spending the salient issue in every message we put forth.

Let's Cheer the Chilean Miners -- and Fight for Workers Everywhere

Richard Trumka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Trumka

While I cheered for the miners coming up from the ground beneath the Atacama Desert, it was painful to recognize yet another sign of the dangerous, corporate-driven agenda that has far more regard for the bottom line than for working people.

When Progressives Unilaterally Disarm: AFL-CIO Says EFCA Is Now an Insignificant 'Non Issue'

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Sirota

This week, Senator Bennet finally ended his silence on the Employee Free Choice Act by coming out against it. This is not surprising. What is surprising is the labor movement's messaging about Bennet's announcement.

The Chamber of Commerce Is Illegally Using Foreign Corporations Money

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

The Chamber of Commerce has bragged that it is spending 75 million to defeat Democrats but they won't say where the money comes from. Now we know.

Prescription for Union Growth: Be Proactive, Take Risks

Edwin D. Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Edwin D. Hill

We have built our reputation by working with our unionized contractors to provide the best-trained, safest and most productive electrical construction workforce in the world.

Big Insurance, Pharma, Wall Street and John Boehner

Richard Trumka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Trumka

The man Wall Street wants to make speaker of the House supports raising the retirement age for Social Security. This is just one of the extreme positions John Boehner holds.

'One Nation Rally' Photo Gallery

Jeff Malet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Malet

2010-10-06-pullquote.jpg On October 2, 2010, tens of thousands of activists gathered, hoping to counter the conservative tea party movement and energize the electorate.

Cracks in the American Way, as Labor Stands Strong in Europe

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

The groups carrying the "One Nation" banner might want to focus a bit less on projecting an aura of middle-class liberal harmony, and instead learn from the mass appeal of European union militancy.

Pablo's Kids March on Washington

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Glenn Beck wasn't there for this rally; it was for the wrong side. Comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert won't be in Washington until October 30. ...

Did the October 2nd Rally Create Enough Leverage to Achieve "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs"?

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

If this weekend's rally was modeled on the 1963 March on Washington, it lacked the spirit of civil disobedience and direct action that marked that event 37 years ago.

Amanda Terkel

Thousands Rally At The Lincoln Memorial For Jobs, Justice And Education

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scroll down for photos Tens of thousands of civil rights, labor, and other progressive activists gathered on the National Mall today for the One Na...

Labor-Backed Oct. 2 Rally Competing With Jon Stewart, Pro-Corporate Senate

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Levine

This Saturday's "One Nation Working Together" rally on October 2 in Washington has drawn the support of the most diverse coalition of over 400 progre...

Whose America Is That?

Richard Trumka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Trumka

Nothing about the content of the Pledge to America is surprising -- it's the same Bush-era economic agenda that got us into the mess we're in today.

Liberal Groups Aim To Revive Enthusiasm, Compete With Tea Party With 'One Nation' Rally

The Washington Post | Krissah Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Liberal groups hoping to revive enthusiasm before the midterm elections are encouraging members to show up on the Mall on Saturday for a rally that th...

For Jobs and Peace, Re-Elect Feingold-McGovern and a Democratic Congress

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

If some Democrats want to punish Obama at the ballot box, sitting on their hands while Republicans take down Russ Feingold and Jim McGovern and the Democratic Congress is an irrational way to do it.

Was the Mott's Strike "Victory" Really a Victory?

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

By threatening massive wage cuts, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group was able to force the union to accept small benefit concessions and a two-tier employee system that saves Dr. Pepper Snapple money.

Immigrants Drive Campaign to Unionize L.A. Car Washes

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

In Los Angeles, carwash workers are driving a movement to expose rampant abuses in one of the city's dirtiest jobs.

Will the Dems' Ground Game Be Enough to Beat GOP Fervor?

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

The enthusiasm gap is real -- but what can Democrats do about it? The President's latest infrastructure and tax-cutting proposals seems to be too litt...

Labor's Stand for Immigration Reform: An Interview with Eliseo Medina

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Altschuler

Medina, executive vice president of SEIU, spoke to me about labor's position in the pro-CIR movement, SEIU's role in the boycott of Arizona and the union's efforts to increase Latino political strength throughout the country.

Union Members to Palin: Where Do You Stand?

Edwin D. Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edwin D. Hill

If Governor Palin expects to get union members to support her endorsed candidates, we'll need to see the details.

Amanda Terkel

AFL-CIO: Tea Party, Corporate Backers Won't Get Final Word

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The AFL-CIO is launching an aggressive grassroots mobilization over Labor Day weekend, with events in more than 200 communities intended to distribute...

Sarah Palin Tries To Convert Union Members: Your Bosses 'Have Acted Like Thugs'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin continued a bristly squabble with AFL-CIO President Richard Thursday, defending her record with unions, bashing union bosses who she said ...

Jobless Organize to Remove Republican Royalists From Their Jobs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Beck leads a pack of royalist Republicans who have spent the summer mocking, vilifying and denigrating the nation's 14.5 million unemployed workers. The unemployed are fighting back, however.