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Collective Bargaining

Republicans Reject Union Workers But Respect Union Refs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.01.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans' reaction to last week's Monday Night Football debacle was record-breaking given their decades of hating on union workers.

Friday Talking Points -- Debate Questions I'd Ask

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Here are questions I would ask the two candidates if I were the moderator of a presidential debate.

Ryan On Unionized NFL Refs: Time To Bring Them Back

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

CINCINNATI -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the Republican vice presidential nominee, became on Tuesday the latest politician to weigh in on the growing co...

Wisconsin To Strike Back At Ruling Striking Down Union Law

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics

Sept 15 (Reuters) - Wisconsin's controversial law that limited the rights of many public-sector union workers should stay in place while the state a...

Dave Jamieson

NFL Referee Lockout: Refs Resist Pension Freeze, Cite League Profits | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.13.2012 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- When week two of the NFL season starts in Green Bay, Wis. Thursday night, fans won't see the league's most experienced referees taking t...

DougCo School Board Severs Ties With Teachers Union

Posted 09.06.2012 | Denver

On Wednesday, The Douglas County School Board voted to officially end negotiations with the teachers union over their collective-bargaining agreement ...

How We Can Bring Millions of Americans to the Middle Class

Bob Herbert | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Bob Herbert

The decline of the middle class was a result, in part, of public policy choices. Today's downward mobility can only be reversed by a range of new choices consciously aimed at helping working Americans regain their financial footing.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Wayne State Faculty: University Administration Trying To Do Away With Tenure | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.23.2012 | Detroit

As negotiators work to meet a rapidly approaching deadline for Wayne State University faculty contracts, union representatives claim that a proposal o...

Can Obama Win Back The Youth Vote?

Amy B. Dean | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

Young people are not acting irrationally when they report growing cynical. They are responding to the reality of an American Dream that lies in fragments at their feet.

America's Ideological Crisis

Eric Zuesse | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

The problem with America that is displayed in the Hobson's choice of an "election" is ideological: voters are being compelled to choose between an elitist version of liberalism and conservatism itself, which is elitist by its very nature. Progressivism has lost out in this country.

WATCH: Colbert Furious Over Collective Bargaining Win By Pennsylvania Cafeteria Workers

Posted 06.14.2012 | Comedy

While collective bargaining was dealt a major blow in Wisconsin's recent recall election, some unions are still out there fighting for small victories...

Elise Foley

Scott Walker Splits With Romney On Key Issue | Elise Foley | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said on Sunday that he disagreed with Mitt Romney's recent statement that the governor's win in last wee...

Elise Foley

Daniels: Public-Sector Unions Shouldn't Exist | Elise Foley | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) criticized public-sector unions on Sunday, saying they should be eliminated entirely. "There's, I thin...

Advice for Teachers' Unions

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 08.16.2012 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

Rank and file members must first help their neighbors understand that collective bargaining benefits the children and the community school. When children and schools benefit, the entire community thrives.

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.

Matt Sledge

After Wisconsin Recall Defeat, Labor Movement Finds Consolation In Ohio | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Before there was a crucial recall election about labor rights in Wisconsin, there was a crucial referendum on labor rights in Ohio...

The Collective Bargaining Club... for Billionaires!

Carolita Johnson | Posted 08.07.2012 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson


Obama Allies Following In Walker's Footsteps With Contentious Position

The Daily Beast | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other Democratic officials gagged at the recall victory of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. But they should also be embolde...

Green Bay Packers Players Urge Voters To Defeat Scott Walker

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

Green Bay Packers players are helping to get out the vote in the Wisconsin recall elections. On Monday, wide receiver Tori Gurley and tight end Jer...

Walker Recall Smashes Record, Acts As National Referendum On Unions

Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics

By Paul Abowd, Center for Public Integrity Tuesday’s recall election of Republican Gov. Scott Walker is the most expensive in Wisconsin history....

How Walker Divided Wisconsin

The New York Times Magazine | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics

This past March, standing outside a Shell station in Mellen, Wis., in the state’s far north, Mike Wiggins Jr. told me about a series of dark and pre...

Rescue Me

Sen. Daylin Leach | Posted 07.24.2012 | Education
Sen. Daylin Leach

Pennsylvania has a lot of school districts in grave financial distress. But as bad as this is, it gets far, far worse.

Wisconsin Anti-Union Law Was GOP's 'Middle Ground': Republican Leader

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

Jeff Fitzgerald, the Republican speaker of the Wisconsin state assembly, assumed that Gov. Scott Walker's rollback of collective bargaining rights in ...

D.M. Levine

Merger Efforts In the Works | D.M. Levine | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business

US Airways says it has taken a first step to a potential merger with rival American Airlines. The company has reached an agreement with the three ...

Workers of the World Divide

Bruce Western | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Bruce Western

Over the last few decades, unions' influence has waned and workers' collective voice in the political process has weakened. As a result, wages have stagnated, income inequality has increased, and the American political conversation has narrowed.