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Finally, an Explanation for the Bankers' Behavior, and the Insurers' Too!

Carine Fabius | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Carine Fabius

When people gain power, they become fearless when it comes to taking risks, and have a false sense of control. Sound like a banker or politician you know?

Why the Arkansas Primary Challenge Was Worth It

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Loeb

Recapturing America is a long-term struggle, and we aren't going to always win every round. If the coalitions that came together to try to elect Halter can continue to broaden their reach, the Halter-Lincoln race will have been worth it.

White House Officials Meet With Labor To Make Amends For Disparaging 'Toilet' Comments

The Washington Post | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In a private meeting currently under way with labor leaders, top White House officials are working hard to smooth over tensions in the wake of an anon...

Sam Stein

Gibbs Walks Back Disparaging Union Remark, Labor Remains Displeased | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The labor community remained peeved with the White House on Wednesday even after Press Secretary Robert Gibbs gently retreated from disparaging remark...

Sam Stein

Blanche Lincoln Win Sparks Furious Sniping Between White House, Labor | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The loss of Lt. Gov. Bill Halter in the Arkansas Senate Democratic primary runoff election resulted in a rare outburst of intense, sometimes nasty, gr...

AFL-CIO Head vs. Andrew Breitbart On Tea Party Racism, Alleged Labor Attacks

Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and conservative Web site head Andrew Breitbart exchanged accusations of protest racism on Wednesday -- from the tea ...

The New "Lost Generation": Young Workers

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Art Levine

A devastating new report, "The Kids Aren't All Right," released by the Economic Policy Institute last Wednesday underscores the plight facing young w...

Punching Holes in so-called Free Market Economics

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stewart Acuff

This piece co-authored by Stewart Acuff & Bill Fletcher, Jr. We have found ourselves wondering why President Obama is being 'red-baited' ...

Sam Stein

AFL-CIO Accuses Blanche Lincoln Of 'Going Native' In D.C. | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As the Arkansas Democratic Senate primary begins early voting for the runoff election, a major union backer of Lt. Gov. Bill Halter is distributing pa...

End the Denial: Label China a Currency Manipulator

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leo W. Gerard

America and China share a terrible delusion. They are in denial about currency manipulation. Both officially state that China is not devaluing its currency. This is too costly to America.

America Needs Jobs, Big Banks Need to Pay

Richard Trumka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard Trumka

Wall Street got our bailout money after fueling an economic disaster that has left America's workers without jobs and communities without hope. Now we need to see some returns. Here's what needs to be done.

Obama's NLRB Recess Appointments: A Flexible Economy Needs a Nimble Labor Board

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amy B. Dean

Any effective jobs strategy in America requires an efficient and functioning NLRB. An ineffective NLRB is bad for American workers, and it is bad for American business, too.

Bill Clinton Used As An Anti-Blanche Lincoln, Pro-Bill Halter Symbol In Arkansas

AP/Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

EDITOR'S NOTE: The story below includes references to polling conducted by the firm Research 2000. The reliability and accuracy of Research 2000's pol...

Business, Blue Dogs Blocking Passage of Jobs Bill, Taxing Wall Street

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Art Levine

Labor groups, including the AFL-CIO, are joining with House Democrats to back an ambitious bill that could save or create one million jobs while raisi...

Getting America Back to Work

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stewart Acuff

"From explaining what's gone wrong in America, to what we have to do to get power back in the hands of common working people, "Getting America Back to...

Weekly Diaspora: 200,000 March on DC, Call for Immigration Reform Now

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger As the health care debate comes to a close, there's no better time to introduce comprehensive immigration refor...

Why Is Richard Trumka Taking Money From College Students to Pay for Union Tax Fix?

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane Hamsher

By denying a vote on the public option, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is forcing his "fix" to be paid for by taking $22 billion directly away from education funding.

After Health Care, the Next Fight: Financial Reform

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Danny Schechter

In Britain, the police are raiding Hedge Funds to bust insider traders. In America, the Hedge Funds are still raiding us, even as public opinion calls for a crackdown on Wall Street.

With 2.4 Million U.S. Jobs Already Lost, China Sticks to "Screw-You" Trade Policy

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Art Levine

Concern about massive jobs losses due to unfair Chinese trade practices is reshaping the American political battle-lines over trade, with labor winnin...

Cows on the Track

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gerald McEntee

Michael Steele, the hapless chairman of the Republican National Committee, was asked a while back by Fox News how he would stop health care reform. "I will be the cow on the track," he answered.

US Trade Unions and the Global Economic Crisis

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stewart Acuff

On Sunday, March 21, 2010, I participated in the Left Forum in New York City. I was a featured panelist at the event, speaking about the current economic crisis and the role Unions are playing in getting economy back on the right track.

Diary of a Wimpy Health Care Bill

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rose Ann DeMoro

The legislation fails to deliver on the promise of a single standard of excellence in care for all and instead makes piecemeal adjustments to the current privatized, for-profit health care behemoth.

Red Cross Cutbacks Puts Blood Safety At Risk, Workers May Strike

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Art Levine

A national coalition of labor unions, consumers and health advocates called on the FDA Wednesday to crack down on the Red Cross's ongoing failures t...

The F Word: Where's the Party?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Laura Flanders

The winners were challengers -- right and left - and those who organized on the ground. As our friend Jane Hamsher put it primary night, "Between Obam...

Root Cause of Voters' Revolt: Congress, Obama, GOP Ignore 11 Million Jobless

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Art Levine

The revolt across the political landscape on Tuesday against incumbents wasn't just an attack against the Washington establishment, but an outpouring...