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.
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.
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.
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.