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Collective Bargaining

John Celock

'Extreme' Kansas Union Bill Set For Quick Hearing | 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...

Union Membership Numbers Don't Tell the Whole Story

Sarita Gupta | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business
Sarita Gupta

Without placing a priority on creating not just jobs but good, union jobs, our economy will remain at a standstill for anyone but the 1 percent.

'Right to Work' Weakens Democracy

Stan Sorscher | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics
Stan Sorscher

We all know that those politicians who would gladly vote for "right to work" in Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan don't really care about workers' rights. Right to work takes away the workers democratic right decide what terms they want to negotiate into their contract.

Dave Jamieson

Labor Leader: 'Weak' Michigan Gov Epitomizes GOP Problems | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A lot of people would think the passage of right-to-work legislation in union-stronghold Michigan signifies broader troubles for an emba...

Michigan: Workers, Women, What's Next?

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

These bills will make Michigan one of the most regressive states in the nation in terms of women's health. Michigan. The friendly blue mitten is giving the people a slap in the face. Part of me can't believe it, but part of me believes it too well.

Les GOP Misérables

Brent Budowsky | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

If Republicans keep obsessively pursuing their demons as Javert obsessively pursued Valjean, they will end up politically as he did, which is why I propose you read the book and enjoy the film.

Should We Eliminate Collective Bargaining For Stockholders, Too?

Eric Zuesse | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

Tuesday night, Michigan's Republican Governor Rick Snyder signed into law what has now become the standard Republican labor legislation; it's called b...

How Republicans Issued Major Blow In Anti-Union Fight

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

By Nick Carey and Bernie Woodall LANSING, Mich., Dec 13 (Reuters) - As a trained aerospace engineer, Patrick Colbeck applied his pench...

An Open Letter to Sen. Gretchen Whitmer

Lindsey Dodge | Posted 12.11.2012 | Detroit
Lindsey Dodge

Unions' prohibitive collective bargaining agreements' impact on women, and the subsequent restriction of women's opportunities and flexibility, is rarely discussed. Union seniority rules, an unnecessary restriction on pay achievement, and flexibility restrictions are essential points.

Freedom's Just Another Word

Dave Helfert | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business
Dave Helfert

America is on the verge of losing something very important in Michigan and it isn't getting nearly enough attention, probably because it's just one more act in a long-running drama.

State House Passes Controversial Union Bill

Posted 12.06.2012 | Detroit

Members of the Michigan House quickly voted in favor of a new bill Thursday evening that would make Michigan a right-to-work state, as Democratic repr...

Ashley Woods

Michigan Gov. Introduces Right-To-Work Legislation | Ashley Woods | Posted 12.06.2012 | Detroit

Calling it a measure to protect “freedom in the workplace," Gov. Rick Snyder (R) finally voiced his support for controversial right-to-work legislat...

Michigan Voters Send Message to Nation: No Means No!

Bob Williams | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Bob Williams

The lesson from the Michigan election this year to fiscal rights advocates all over America is that effective popular control over taxing and spending is possible, but it requires continuous, ongoing voter education and sustained effort to boost turnout.

Walmart, the Elections and the Key to Democracy

Sarita Gupta | Posted 01.07.2013 | Business
Sarita Gupta

Good jobs, where workers have collective bargaining rights, security and benefits that allow their families to enjoy a decent standard of living, are the cornerstone of building a strong economy. Yet Walmart's bottom line has no regard for the general well-being of a majority of Americans.

Dave Jamieson

Labor Leader: 'We Did Deliver' Ohio, Wisconsin, Nevada | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For a labor movement that's found itself on its heels for much of the past two years, President Barack Obama's decisive victory in Tuesd...

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...

Saving Michigan's Auto Industry And Michigan Families

Beth Cox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Beth Cox

Communities in Michigan have suffered enough. Collective bargaining is a fundamental right that we must preserve for future generations. It works and it is time we allow it to work for more Michiganders.

Why Should You Vote? Visualize Romney World

Robert Creamer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

If Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are elected on Tuesday, they will turn back the clock on progress in America. If they are allowed to do so by a Republican House and Senate, they would return us to a time we could scarcely imagine.

Voting YES on Prop 2 Supports Public Service Workers Who Protect Our Kids

Benny Napoleon | Posted 12.29.2012 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

Proposal 2 to protect collective bargaining rights for public sector employees is not a one-sided worker argument. Passage of Proposal 2 provides the mechanism for public sector workers to protect their professional training from getting cut.

Joy Resmovits

Michelle Rhee's Group Wades Into Michigan Union Fight | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.25.2012 | Education

Michelle Rhee is jumping into another union battle -- this time in Michigan. As Washington, D.C. schools chief, Rhee sparred with American Federati...

Vote Yes on 2

Paul Ruth | Posted 12.23.2012 | Detroit
Paul Ruth

People have always collected in ways to make life easier, freer and more prosperous. People unite against unequal treatment, or for the advancement of a common value. Collective bargaining is a natural advancement of the modern person.

Detroit Free Press Stabs City in Back

Scott Janssen | Posted 12.23.2012 | Detroit
Scott Janssen

Collective bargaining has made my family's American dream come to fruition and made Detroit a world power. Proposal 2 will allow the American dream to continue. The Detroit Free Press, however, has rallied against collective bargaining.

AFT Survey Finds State Employees With Union Representation Have Significant Wage Advantage

Posted 10.19.2012 | Education

The American Federation of Teachers public employees division recently issued its annual "State Employee Compensation Survey," which determined that e...

Hawaii Teachers Halt Labor Negotiations, Escalating Conflict

stateline | Melissa Maynard | Posted 10.16.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...

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...