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Collective Bargaining

"Pearl Harbor of Workers' Rights": Unions Launch Morning Protests Across Wisconsin. Strikes Next?

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

In the wake of the Wisconsin Senate's end-run to strip public employees of collective bargaining rights, the top labor unions are organizing state-wide protests Thursday morning.

Sam Stein

Wisconsin GOP Senators Pass Anti-Union Bill Without Democrats Present | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a bold gambit to put an end to the weeks-long budget standoff in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker (R) split his controversial budget-repa...

Wisconsin Democrats Will Return To State

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- The leader of Democrats in the Wisconsin Senate says his caucus will return to the state, but he won't say when. Senate Democrats ...

Torture, Collective Bargaining And Getting Our Own House In Order

Lillian Daniel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

At this time of uprising in the world, we would do well to attend to our own blind spots. Having seen the brutality in other countries, might we be ready to take on brutality in our own?

The Key to NFL Labor Peace: Mitigating Risk

Andrew Brandt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

The owners want the players to share their risk of operating their professional football franchises. The players want the owners to reduce the health and safety risk associated with playing a violent game.

Who's the Boss?

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Schmock


Weekly Audit: Standoff Continues in Wisconsin

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Standoff Continues in WisconsinBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The 14 Democratic state senators who fled Wisconsin to th...

Anger Brews Over Government Workers' Benefits

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Erin McFarlane looks at public workers, she sees lucrative pension benefits she doesn't ever expect to get. And it makes her mad. "I don't think...

Bargaining Rights Are Human Rights

Greg Tarpinian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Tarpinian

In the focus on the fight to preserve collective bargaining rights for public employees in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and elsewhere, the mass media has ...

Wisconsin State Senator Hansen: Once a Teamster, Always a Teamster

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Dave Hansen, a 20-year Teamster, is one of the 14 Democratic senators from Wisconsin who courageously left their state in a show of solidarity that has captured the attention of the nation.

Workers' Rights And The Public Good

Randi Weingarten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Collective bargaining is a vehicle to improve services -- whether in education or other areas -- and it would hurt both workers and those they serve if that important right was lost.

On Women's Day, GOP Attacks Women

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

The GOP is intent on setting women back. If Republican governors across the country succeed in confiscating collective bargaining rights from public sector workers, women will be hurt most.

Three Fatal Republican Mistakes That Could Spell Their Defeat Next November

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Republicans have forgotten the fundamental truth that it is much more difficult to take something away from people that they already have, than to prevent them from getting something for which they aspire.

Mark Blumenthal

Local Poll: Wisconsin Wants Compromise | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The recent vow by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) that he "can't compromise" with Democratic legislators on union rights runs sharply counter to prefe...

Today's Heroes: The Wisconsin 14

Richard Trumka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Trumka

Gov. Walker may be sending them $100-a-day fines and arrest warrants, but take a look at some Facebook and phone messages real people are sending the brave Wisconsin 14.

Walker Issues Layoff Warning Notices

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

March 4, 2011 11:39:08 PM MADISON, Wis., March 4 (Reuters) - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker issued layoff warning notices on Friday to unions ...

Pointing the Finger

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Schmock


Jon Stewart and the Sheer Hypocrisy of Fox News on Teachers

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Wallis

I like teachers. But what I am learning from conservatives these days, especially the hosts and commentators for Fox News is that public school teachers are greedy.

Yeah Unions!

Dal LaMagna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dal LaMagna

If you are wondering why the right to collective bargaining is so important for union workers here is a story about my father.

Republicans Protect Billions in Health Insurance Company Profits

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Unfortunately it's no shock that America's big insurance companies make huge amounts of money and then spend millions to own the Republican Party, which then protects their ability to make excessive profits and pay bloated CEO salaries.

Judge Orders Protesters To Be Removed From Wisconsin Capitol

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — About 50 pro-union protesters peacefully left the state Capitol late Thursday after a judge ruled they could no longer spend the...

Professors as Management? OK, Let's Take That Seriously

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Lennard Davis

Ohio's Senate just passed legislation that would eliminate collective bargaining for public university faculty because they are now to be seen as management.

The Bullying Style in American Politics

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Prolonged and systematic attacks on any group in an effort to take away their rights, voice, and respect in society are a hallmark of the bullying style in American politics.

Wisconsin Layoff Notices Coming Tomorrow

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that he will issue layoff notices to 1,500 state workers on Friday if his proposal forcing ...

When it Comes to Winning Issues, Republicans are Losing

Margie Omero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

When it comes to winning, Republicans are like Charlie Sheen. That is, they think they are WINNING, but they're obviously not. But don't take my word ...