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On Labor Day, Here Are 5 Ways To Help Labor

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 09.06.2015 | Politics

Labor Day isn’t simply a time to fire up the grill and enjoy one last weekend of summer. It’s a day to think about the challenges facing ...

Dave Jamieson

Pro-Labor Group's Workers Feel 'Betrayed' By Its Opposition To Their Union | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

The apparent decision by executives at Media Matters for America to oppose the unionization of their staff has left employees at the progressive media...

Friends Without Benefits: Obama's Betrayal of Labor

David Macaray | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
David Macaray

It's now a bit embarrassing to admit, but organized labor actually had high hopes for Barack Obama. But unfortunately, the man who said, "Politics didn't lead me to working folks; working folks led me to politics," hasn't done much to help working folks.

Why Did Jerry Brown Veto the Farm Worker Bill?

William Bradley | Posted 09.07.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

In any real biography of Jerry Brown, the farm workers are not only a big chapter, they are shot through the entire story. Yet, he vetoed the bill.

Bennet Dodges the Card Check Question, Again (VIDEO)

Kelly Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kelly Maher

Appointed U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., will not give a straight answer on whether he supports card check, which would eliminate a secret ballot ...

Hey, Union-Busters: We'll Give You a Supermajority

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

It's great that Sen. Johnny Isakson and his fellow conservative Republicans in the U.S. Senate now back the supermajority concept that the Employee Free Choice Act achieves through "card check."

Supermarket Contract Stops 36,000 Workers From Strike

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mary Ann West

Due to the recession, supermarket workers are feeling the pain: low wages, escalating health care costs, and a reduction in pension benefits. However, unionized workers have locals watching their backs, and negotiating fair wages and benefits.

An Undertone of Dissension Caused by a Union Election Proposal

John C. Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John C. Ryan

However contentiously both sides act, most members in blue-collar trade unions agree on one aspect of the argument: Fear is a fixture of union formation -- an inescapable tradition of its own.

How Union Pensions Will Challenge Our Economy, And Other Reasons to Avoid Card Check

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Our nation will soon be hit by another economic tsunami. Behind the union bankrolling of the 2008 elections are union pension obligations that will ba...

A Holiday Wish List That No One Should Fulfill

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Here are the "top ten" things our government could do in 2010 to reverse our nascent economic recovery. Of course, it shouldn't do any of these things - but its record causes me grave concern.

Credit Cards: Federal Reserve Closer To New Limits On Cards

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve proposed rules Tuesday to better protect Americans from sudden hikes in interest rates on credit cards. The prop...

New Reason for Devotion to Employee Free Choice Act

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

For Ted Kennedy, for Crystal Lee Sutton, for us all, America ought to have the Employee Free Choice Act.

Credit Card Companies Dodge Reform With New Fees

BusinessWeek | Ben Levisohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

New credit-card rules, designed to curb the industry's abusive practices, went into effect a few weeks ago. But already lenders have found ways to get...

AFL-CIO Official Implies He Can Live Without Card Check

Wall Street Journal | Melanie Trottman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka offered a hint that, just maybe, the labor movement is willing compromise on the so-called card-check provi...

Friday Talking Points [91] -- Win One For Teddy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Calling for some sort of decorous avoidance of politics during politicians' funerals is downright ridiculous. It'd be like eulogizing Charles Lindbergh and not mentioning airplanes.

Amex, Discover To End Credit Card Over-The-Limit Fees

AP | EILEEN AJ CONNELLY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — American Express and Discover customers will soon be free of fees for charging over their credit limits. The two companies said sepa...

Sam Stein

Unions Take A Hit With Employee Free Choice Act Compromise | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Moderate Democrats have forced a key compromise to the Employee Free Choice Act, which removes one of the labor community's most cherished provisions ...

Card Check Cut From Employee Free Choice Act By Democrats

New York Times | STEVEN GREENHOUSE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A half-dozen senators friendly to labor have decided to drop a central provision of a bill that would have made it easier to organize workers. The ...

CNBC Fail: Iran elections = Employee Free Choice Act?

Michael Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Whitney

Yesterday, CNBC reporters made a ridiculous, irresponsible statement. They compared the aftermath of Iran's recent election to what would happen under the Employee Free Choice Act.

Jason Linkins

CNBC's Erin Burnett Compares EFCA to Ahmadinejad | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Burnett compared the lack of a "secret ballot" in Iran to the Employee Free Choice Act, which would allow unions to form via signed cards. Yes, on CNBC, "card check" equals creeping Ahmadinejadism.

Ryan Grim

Senate Dems Hold EFCA Strategy Session | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democratic leaders met Thursday afternoon in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's office, two sources familiar with the meeting say, to discuss ...

Card Check Is Not the Solution for Pension Mismanagement

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

The union promise of jobs and better wages is deeply alluring, but their mechanism to securing them, so-called "card check," is fundamentally flawed.

The Specter Switch: The Downfall of the Democrats?

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

Those who forget the fact that America is a moderate country tend to perish.

Sam Stein

Veterans Groups Go To Bat For EFCA | 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...

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.