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Anna Burger

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Anna Burger Exit Interview: Praises Obama But Calls Out Timid Aides

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Freed by her retirement to offer unbidden reflections on the state of politics, Anna Burger, one of the foremost figures in the labor community, paint...

After SEIU: The Work Ahead to Build a Progressive Future

Anna Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anna Burger

Today I announced my retirement as Secretary-Treasurer of SEIU and Chair of Change to Win. Our union is a gift and it gave me, the daughter of a disabled truck driver and a nurse working the night shift, the opportunity to transform my life.

The F Word: The Year of Which Women Again?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

So it's “the year of the women" in the media again. But again, it's only some. All about money media are all about the women of the GOP. It...

How to Derail Our Economic and Political System in 4 Easy Steps

Anna Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anna Burger

Corporate, anti-worker, and anti-immigrant interests have developed the perfect system to cripple our democracy and hold our economy hostage. 1. Pic...

Mary Kay Henry 'Almost Certain' To Be Next SEIU President

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The race to become the next president of the nation's fastest growing labor union became clearer on Wednesday after one of the cand...

It's Going to Take Guts to Win Real Wall Street Reform

Anna Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anna Burger

Just remember the havoc Wall Street caused to our families and our communities. They had their chance to step up and take responsibility for the economic disaster they created. Now it's our turn.

Is Bipartisanship a Means or an End?

Anna Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anna Burger

The American people want the best ideas from both parties and they want to see Congress have an honest debate on those ideas. But make no mistake about it: Americans are deeply invested in results.

Sam Stein

Stern Lashes Out At Senate Dems, Calls Some Legislative 'Terrorists'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two of the most powerful union officials in the country lashed out at Senate Democrats on Tuesday, jokingly calling some of them legislative "terroris...

Batten Down the Hatches: Supreme Court Opens Floodgates For Corporate Spending in Elections

Anna Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anna Burger

The Supreme Court has cast a mortal blow to accountability, transparency and ethical standards for corporate electoral activity by dismantling century-old restrictions.

It's Time for Congress to Investigate the Banks

Anna Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anna Burger

What do we do about our broken finance system? We can begin by making sure that the architects of our current economic crisis are investigated, and if necessary, prosecuted for the crash.

We Object: Republicans and Women's Health

Anna Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anna Burger

For years, Republicans have attacked women's health care policy every chance they have gotten. Of course, you start to expect this kind of behavior from a party whose caucus is 90% male.

Crash the Bankers' Party in Chicago

Anna Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anna Burger

If you could get all the architects of the Wall Street scam together in one place, what would you say to them? They'll all be in Chicago this weekend -- and we're headed there to meet them.

Wall Street: the Real Roadblock to Economic Recovery

Anna Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anna Burger

When I think about what still needs to be done to build a true economic recovery, I think about workers such as Maria Guerra.

Please, Senate Finance Democrats: Stop Hiding Behind Republicans

Anna Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anna Burger

In just a few hours, the Senate Finance Committee has an opportunity to include in their bill a strong public health insurance option. Only one thing stands in their way: themselves.

Sam Stein

SEIU Refutes Report, Won't Abandon Public Option

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is pushing back against reports that the union is willing to abandon the public option in the final v...

Sam Stein

SEIU Writes Bank Of America, Calls For Lewis' Outright Firing

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Officials with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are calling on the new chairman of Bank of America to fire recently-replaced chairman ...