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Collective Bargaining

When Unions are Strong, Americans Enjoy the Fruits of Their Labor

David Morris | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics
David Morris

n the last generation, US unions have shrunk in size and influence, largely as a result of a withering attack by corporations and Republicans.

Where Does the Labor Movement Go From Here?

Amy B. Dean | Posted 06.07.2011 | Impact
Amy B. Dean

We must act differently, earning lasting support from the public by showing, in concrete and local fashion, how much the labor movement serves the public good.

Weekly Audit: Republicans' Budget Declares War on Medicare

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The Republicans are poised to unveil a model budget on Tuesday that would effectively end Medicare by ...

Remembering MLK: Honor The Dignity Of Workers

Alexander Mikulich, Ph.D. | Posted 06.04.2011 | Religion
Alexander Mikulich, Ph.D.

We should also carry on Dr. King's commitment to economic justice by making fair budget choices, protecting labor rights and defending the dignity of workers.

Labor and the LGBT Community

Tobias Barrington Wolff | Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics
Tobias Barrington Wolff

Labor rights is an LGBT issue. Showing up to help labor in their current struggle is not an act of altruism, it is the satisfaction of a reciprocal obligation.

How Dr. King's Assassination and the Struggle for Collective Bargaining Changed My Life

Robert Creamer | Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Tomorrow we observe the 43rd anniversary of Dr. King's assassination. Then -- as now -- collective bargaining was about freedom. He would be so proud of those who have carried on his struggle.

I Am Still a Man

Wade Henderson, Esq. | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
Wade Henderson, Esq.

In 1968, sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee carried picket signs with four simple but powerful words: "I AM A Man." These workers -- African-Ame...

Andrea Stone

Firefighters, Cops Warn Republicans Anti-Union Stance Has Consequences | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leaders from two unions known to support the Republican Party warned of serious repercussions for GOP candidates in the 2012 elections, ...

Battle Over Censorship of Maine Murals Part of a Larger Struggle for Basic Rights and Justice

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Many Americans are angry about the attack on our living standards and basic rights by the right-wing forces around the country -- of which the Maine mural controversy is but a small part. It's time for Obama to take a stand.

GOP Overreach: The Mess That Greed and Ignorance Made

David A. Love | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

Republican overreach is in the air. You can see it, smell it, taste it everywhere, as you have in years past. And the only surprise is that is that it happened so quickly this time around.

Why I Support Teachers' Right to Collective Bargaining

Michelle Rhee | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Michelle Rhee

The problem is not collective bargaining. The problems arise when unions use collective bargaining to push for policies that devalue great teachers.

Injustices, From Memphis to Madison

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

On Monday, the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination in Memphis, I will be in Madison. There is a straight line from Memphis -- where Dr. King stood with striking public employees -- to Madison.

WATCH: HuffPost's Amanda Terkel Talks Unions With Rachel Maddow

Huff TV | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Amanda Terkel, Senior Politics Reporter at The Huffington Post, appeared Monday on 'The Rachel Maddow Show' to discuss new anti-union measures being p...

LA's Message to Cities Across the Country: Collective Bargaining Works

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Instead of laying blame, we invited our employees to the negotiating table. In the end, working with labor, we reached an agreement that is a win-win-win for taxpayers, for employers, and for LA.

Maine Governor Paul LePage Reveals the Fears of the Right

Harvey J. Kaye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey J. Kaye

Governor LePage has made it quite clear that, contrary to their repeated claims, conservatives do not revere the nation's history but actually fear it.

Why Wisconsin Matters to LA

María Elena Durazo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
María Elena Durazo

I had the privilege to go to Madison, WI with 161 union members from LA. Where but in America could an immigrant worker from LA join arms with a Wisconsin dairy farmer in a common cause?

Towards Truly Progressive Education Unions

Conor Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Conor Williams

I know that workers need a voice to advocate for their interests when negotiating with their employers .... But I also know that teachers unions, in their current iteration, have lost their way.

A Layman's Guide to NFL's brief in Brady v. NFL

Andrew Brandt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

Now that the NFLPA and the NFL have had their annual meetings to vent about the other side and their tactics, we are at the same place we were when talks broke off on March 11th.

Collective Bargaining Rights Are Key for Workplace Equality

Barbara R. Arnwine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Barbara R. Arnwine

Women's History Month is a time to reflect on the challenges women continue to face in the workplace. It is up to us to recognize the significance of being both women and part of a broader collective.

Martin Luther King Stood With Workers in Fight for Civil Rights

Arlene Holt Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene Holt Baker

CORE spokesman Niger Innis should not find it absurd or insulting that workers and community allies around this country will stand up on April 4, 2011...

Stale Economic Ideas Fueling U.S. Troubles

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Our old economy cannot -- and should not -- be recovered. If we are to rebuild a strong economy, then wrenching and fundamental changes are needed.

One Right-Wing Strategy Creates a Thousand Local Battles

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

While the strategy of scapegoating teachers, immigrants, or government employees has become popular in many Republican statehouses, it is more ridiculous today than ever.

Warning: If They Take Wisconsin, They Might Go After Our Weekends

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hector E. Sanchez

We can fight the anti-union ambush in the states with worker solidarity among Latinos and all workers, but first we need to understand why we are fighting and what is at stake.

Brady v. NFL: A Primer

Andrew Brandt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

Before everyone returns to the "he said/she said" phase of the NFL labor dispute, it's worth focusing on what is actually in front of us as the reality of the NFL right now.

Who Suffers Without Collective Bargaining in Wisconsin? Families

Jennifer Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Clark

In Wisconsin, female-dominated public sector professions will take the biggest hit from the new legislation. The last thing these Wisconsin families need is one less way to improve women's wages.