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U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Betting Against the American Middle Class

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Unionization is how the middle class re-emerges. America could do without a few filthy-rich boys lolling on yachts in the Mediterranean.

Take Action to Support Bakery Workers at Stella D'oro!

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stewart Acuff

The Stella D'oro story sums it up: Corporate mismanagement, the destruction of an iconic brand and an attempt to destroy the livelihoods of modest working families.

Karl Rove: Let's Debate Employee Free Choice

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

Karl Rove, I challenge you to debate the Employee Free Choice Act. You can pick the time and place, but you cannot limit the audience or exclude the media.

Obama Delays Panama Trade Deal Under Pressure From Unions

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. officials said they will delay seeking congressional approval for a pending free-trade deal with Panama until President Barack Obama offers a new...

Corporations Now Widely Using Wal-Mart Tactics, New Report on Unionbusting Finds

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Art Levine

What distinguishes the current organizing climate from previous decades of employer opposition to unions?

Dick Cheney Battles Clergy Over Employee Free Choice Act

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

Dick Cheney's remarks Tuesday attacking the Employee Free Choice Act aired on the same day as a new coalition of religious leaders pressed the case for the pro-worker legislation.

Real Movement for Change

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

The most important and useful thing Democrats can do is to free American workers to act on their own behalf.

Feinstein, Specter Compromises Pave the Way for Passage of Employee Free Choice Act

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

With 900,000 union members in the state of Pennsylvania, the Arlen Specter firewall appears to be crumbling.

Specter Faces Price of Betrayal: Angry Dems, Workers, Primary Challenge

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

Specter now stands alone. Stripped of his rank by Democrats. Scorned by Republicans. Specter's flash of strength has turned to weakness.

Sam Stein

Veterans Groups Go To Bat For EFCA

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Adding a new dimension to the debate over the Employee Free Choice Act, a host of veterans groups is launching a new effort to help pass the union-bac...

Which Side Are You on Specter?

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

Labor is re-energized by Specter's decision. Grassroots union activity -- already at a fever pitch -- is escalating even more.

Local Media Challenged DC Pundits' Anti-Union Spin -- And Pushed Specter

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

The conventional wisdom among members of the Washington punditocracy is that the EFCA is essentially dead or doomed, in part because of the defections of moderate Senators Specter and Lincoln.

Learning From History On Health Care Reform

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

The most transformative health care overhauls that succeeded in the last century employed the same strategy: build on what we've got and let the changes happen organically.

Pass the Employee Free Choice Act

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Passage of the Employee Free Choice Act is easy to justify on the basis of guaranteeing the basic human rights of working Americans.

With Friends Like These...Robert Reich's "Mistakes" on Employee Free Choice Act

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

EFCA backers were no doubt thrilled to hear the only liberal on CNBC mimic conservative falsehoods on employee free choice.

Faux-Populist "Tea Parties" Ignore Tax Breaks for Overpaid CEOs

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

There's a useful way to channel anger over corporate pay abuses and tax ripoffs that does far more than venting mindless anti-Obama, anti-tax rage at "tea party" rallies.

As 'Secret Ballot' Myth Sputters, Chamber Launches New Anti-Union Attack Line

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

It's still an open question if the business community will succeed in their drive to spread misinformation about arbitration with claims that the bill will take away the secret ballot.

Ryan Grim

AFL-CIO Memo Disses Reunification Reports

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The AFL-CIO is pushing back hard against reports that a new union federation could pave the way to the reunification of the labor movement. Washingt...

Card Check Dilemma: How Can Well-Meaning Americans Be So Far Apart?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

I am very hopeful that card check is dead for this Congress. The issue is divisive, harmful, and not a good use of time by anyone.

The Ongoing Struggle for Workers' Rights

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

For workers in the private sector it is harder to form a union and engage in collective bargaining today than it was in 1968.

Unions, Civil Rights Groups Launch Ground War For Pro-Worker Bill Pundits Declared Dead

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Art Levine

While some Washington pundits have declared the Employee Free Choice Act essentially dead because Republican Senator Arlen Specter defected two weeks ...

New Franken Ruling, Civil Rights Coalition Backing Boosts Pro-Union Bill

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

Tuesday's court decision favoring Al Franken in the disputed Minnesota Senate race also serves as a boon to the ongoing fight over the Employee Free Choice Act.

Sam Stein

Norquist: Specter's EFCA Opposition A Major Step To Republican Resurrection

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Arlen Specter's early opposition to the Employee Free Choice Act could serve as an influential pivot point by which Republicans can reclaim elect...

Sam Stein

AFL-CIO May Work Against Specter In Republican Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the highest-ranking political operatives in the labor movement offered a none-too-subtle electoral threat to Sen. Arlen Specter on Wednesday, s...

Grassroots Support for the Employee Free Choice Act Grows

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

Now that the Employee Free Choice Act has been introduced in the U.S. House and Senate, organized labor's multi-state grassroots campaign is running at full throttle.