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Collective Bargaining Rights

My Message to the DNC's Platform Drafting Committee

Chris Shelton | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

The goal for all working families remains a secure, sustainable job and a real improvement in our standard of living. Here's how we get there.

Higher Minimum Wage Strengthens Labor Unions

Harlan Green | Posted 05.21.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

Unions may have been weakened by Republican efforts to eliminate labor's collective bargaining rights (which in turn weakens their support of Democratic Party policies), but that may be changing as unions have found a new cause: working to raise minimum wages.

Dave Jamieson

How Right-To-Work Laws Hurt Unions

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This week, Republican state legislators in Wisconsin plan to take up right-to-work legislation in a special session. If the measure pass...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Joy Resmovits

How It Feels To Be A Teacher In Wisconsin On June 27

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.27.2011 | Education

Margarette Allen was never ashamed to be a teacher. She still isn't -- for the most part. "I'm proud of what I do," the Manitowoc, Wis., high scho...

Collective Bargaining Under Fire: When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Arva Rice | Posted 07.18.2011 | New York
Arva Rice

As politicians all over the nation cast their scrutiny upon public-sector unions, middle-class blacks and other minorities face the prospect of an attack on their collective bargaining rights.

Return to Wisconsin: The Beginning or the End?

Andy Kroll | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Andy Kroll

In the February weeks I spent in snowy Madison, I tried to make sense of the massive protests unfolding around me. What was I witnessing? The beginning of a new movement in this country, or the last stand of organized labor?

Wisconsin Subterfuge Violates American Democratic Values

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

Scott Walker & Crew got what they wanted. They commandeered from workers the right to collectively bargain for a better life. They did it with nefarious methods that disrespect the Constitution, disrespect democracy and disrespect workers.

William Alden

Jesse Jackson Speaks To Milwaukee Crowd In Support Of Unions

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke to a crowd of demonstrators in Milwaukee Thursday evening, laying out a strategy to oppose the anti-union rights...