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Meet America's Highest Paid Government Workers

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

As the nation seeks to understand the causes and solutions of income inequality, the recent trend of outsourcing public services to for-profit corporations should be a focus of study. We've allowed huge corporations to assume control of our schools, roads, prisons and libraries.

CAP Anniversary Celebration: Where Walmart And Labor Unions Come Together

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton brought down the curtain on the celebration of the Center for American Progress' 10-year anniv...

Romney and Ryan and Respect for Workers

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Fox executives think stripping workers of their livelihoods is a creative and entertaining idea. In reality it is another sign that workers need their voices heard in the struggle to maintain their dignity.

It Takes a Lot of Brass: Romney and America's Veterans

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Romney has made no secret of his contempt for the men and women who sacrifice for all Americans. It is the same contempt he feels for every American who relies on government to help when there is a need for a helping hand.

Wisconsin Recall Loss Drives Rifts Through Labor Union

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A heated battle is taking place inside a giant U.S. public employees' union following its crushing failure this week to oust Wiscon...

Leslie Knope Gets Big Labor Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

National labor unions rarely make endorsements in local races, but the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is making...

Union Eyes Dual Chairman-CEO Roles At Goldman, JPMorgan Chase

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2012 | Business

* Union seeks to cut CEO power at JPMorgan, Goldman, others * Independent chair hottest governance issue in 2012 - analysts ...

Killing Pensions to Benefit the 1 Percent

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business
Lee A. Saunders

Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal, the Pravda of the 1 percent, is at it again, continuing its push to gut the retirement security of millions of middle class workers across the country.

Quinn Admits Thousands Of Layoffs, Facility Closures Coming Soon

Posted 11.06.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Tuesday admitted that the reports about thousands of state employee layoffs and facility closures across the state shor...

Eerie Echoes of a Long-ago Battle

William Lucy | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics
William Lucy

I was with Dr. King during his time in Memphis. Today the struggle of union members in Wisconsin and elsewhere stirs my memories of that time.

Major Union Board Writes Scathing Letter Demanding End To Anti-Obama Attacks

The Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AFSCME Executive Board Members Send Scathing Letter to Union Chief McEntee Demanding End to Anti-Obama Attacks Accusations that pro-Clinton union eff...