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Collective Bargaining Rights

Wisconsin Collective Bargaining Reforms Do Not Violate Workers' Constitutional Rights: Judge

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

MILWAUKEE, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Wisconsin's controversial collective bargaining reforms do not violate the free speech and equal protection rights of p...

Social Security Isn't Dead

Harlan Green | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

Social Security isn't dead, or even dying in spite of the prediction by the Social Security Trustees that it will no longer be able to pay full benefi...

An Inconvenient Economic Truth

Sharan Burrow | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Sharan Burrow

Inequality is a poison that is destroying livelihoods, stripping families of dignity and splitting communities. We know the antidote: strong democratic voices, strong unions and the right to collective bargaining for fair wages and conditions.

John Celock

'Extreme' Kansas Union Bill Set For Quick Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kansas lawmakers are set to hold a hearing Tuesday afternoon on a bill that could dramatically overhaul collective bargaining for teache...

DEBATE: Should Michigan Pass The Proposal 2 Protect Our Jobs Amendment?

Posted 11.06.2012 | Detroit

Michigan is known for its automobiles -- and also for its residents' strong belief in preserving unions, passed down through generations of autoworker...

Firefighters Blast Romney As 'Anti-Worker'

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The International Association of Fire Fighters union has distributed a video to its members that compiles several damaging comments Mitt...

Wisconsin Loss Shouldn't Make Us Forget Other Wins for Labor

Bob Hagan | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics
Bob Hagan

Sure, Governor Scott Walker's victory earlier this week is a blow to the labor movement. But let's not get carried away. It does not signal that national voters are ready to begin a full-scale attack on public sector workers or abandon unions all together.

What Has Caused Record Inequality (and Greater Recessions)?

Harlan Green | Posted 06.29.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

We can no longer tolerate such a diversion of wealth that has weakened our economic and social fabric so much that we have fallen behind the rest of the developed world in education, health care, aging infrastructure, and even environmental protection.

Lila Shapiro

Critics Say New Hampshire's Right-To-Work Legislation Would Not Net Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business

The nationwide anti-union push is moving to New Hampshire, where the state legislature is considering right-to-work legislation once again. The pro...

John Celock

'It Is Wisconsin And Ohio On Steroids'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

The war over public employee collective bargaining has moved to New Hampshire, where the Tea Party-controlled legislature has taken up consideration o...

Walker's Anti-Union Law May Have Led To Record Number Of Retirements

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

A record number of Wisconsin's government employees retired in 2011, the same year Governor Scott Walker (R) pushed a law that took away the collectiv...

Lawsuit Challenging Walker's Anti-Union Law Could Be Revived

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — A prosecutor asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday to reopen his lawsuit challenging Gov. Scott Walker's contentious colle...

New Hampshire Republicans Fail To Override Veto On Right To Work Bill

Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

The Republican-controlled New Hampshire House of Representatives failed to overturn the Democratic governor's veto of an anti-union bill on Wednesday....

NBA Season Salvaged: 5 Best Newspaper Columnist Reactions

Danny Groner | Posted 01.27.2012 | Sports
Danny Groner

After a 149-day lockout, the NBA announced this weekend that owners and players had finally reached a tentative deal on a collective bargaining agreement that will save the season. Well, 66 games of it.

Ohio Governor Fumbles Cleveland Browns Comeback Analogy

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) fumbled the facts of Cleveland football history this week, when he tried -- and failed -- to make a sports analogy about her...

Judge Upholds Idaho Students Come First Laws

Posted 12.03.2011 | Education

In a ruling last week, Idaho Judge Timothy Hansen ruled in favor of a series of laws that localized administrative power, phased out teacher tenure an...

Scores Of Wisconsin School Unions Seek Recertification After Contentious Rights Law

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 12.01.2011 | Education

MADISON, Wis. — More than 200 school unions in Wisconsin met Friday's deadline to seek recertification, but it's unclear how many others let it ...

Union Fight Gearing Up In Ohio

Solon Patch | By Chris Mazzolini | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

John Morris walked down the tree-lined streets of Shaker Heights, knocking on doors and buttonholing residents. An English teacher at the high scho...

Scott Walker Law Keeps Unions At Bay

AP | By SCOTT BAUER | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

By SCOTT BAUER, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin will no longer be obligated to bargain with its largest public employee unions aft...

Teachers And Other Labor Unions Adjust To New Reality Under Obama

AP | By SAM HANANEL | Posted 11.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the early days of the Obama administration, organized labor had grand visions of pushing through a sweeping agenda that would help bo...

Doubled Retirement Exodus - Nearly 5,000 Wisconsin Teachers Leave After Cuts

AP | By SCOTT BAUER | Posted 10.31.2011 | Education

MADISON, Wis. -- When students return Thursday for the first day of school across Wisconsin, many familiar faces will be gone, as teachers chose retir...

Private Employers Now Required To Inform Workers Of Union Rights

AP | By SAM HANANEL | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Labor Relations Board has approved a new rule that requires private employers to display posters that tell workers about th...

GOP Lawmakers Move To Limit Health Coverage For Michigan Employees

AP | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Republicans dealt another blow to public employee unions Wednesday as they pushed ahead with a plan to force local gov...

GOP Governor Looks To Stop Effort To Repeal Controversial Anti-Union Law

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH and ANN SANNER | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich and top Republican lawmakers said Wednesday they're offering to discuss weakening a new law limiting coll...

Paige Lavender

Koch-Backed Group Accused Of Voter Suppression In Wisconsin Recall Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch, has been accused of attempting to suppress De...