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American Rights at Work

Democracy in Action, From the Coffeehouse to the Statehouse

Sarita Gupta | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Sarita Gupta

Politicians love to extol the virtues and the values of hard work--in their stump speeches, press releases, and in debates. But how many of them are going to bat legislatively for those who work hard for a living?

Cole Stangler

The Labor Movement's Profound Effect On Politicians | Cole Stangler | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Politicians who come of age with the labor movement in their lives are more likely to advocate on behalf of worker-friendly policies, re...

Dave Jamieson

Anti-Union Front Group Launches Major Ad Campaign | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A D.C.-based front group representing corporate interests will be rolling out a $10 million national advertising campaign next week to p...

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Besieged by Critics

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

Even local chambers of commerce are unhappy with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Some local chambers are even speaking out.

The Kennedy Legacy vs. Glenn Beck's Lies About Reform "Murdering" Small Businesses

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

Contrary to conservative myth-making, it's not just workers who would benefit from the right to get accessible, affordable health-care, but small businesses too.

Sam Stein

Specter Targeted By Labor For First Time As Democrat (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For the first time since he switched political parties, Sen. Arlen Specter is being targeted in television advertisements by the progressive constitue...

What Is Wal-Mart So Afraid Of? Four Words: Employee Free Choice Act

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

The Employee Free Choice Act is a vital piece of legislation that, if passed, will go a long way toward restoring the middle class in our country.