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Hey, Union-Busters: We'll Give You a Supermajority

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

It's great that Sen. Johnny Isakson and his fellow conservative Republicans in the U.S. Senate now back the supermajority concept that the Employee Free Choice Act achieves through "card check."

Union Buster J. Justin Wilson Calls Me Outside, but Proves My Point About EFCA

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

I heard that J. Justin Wilson was going to meet me in the schoolyard for advocating for the Employee Free Choice Act. This guy is suppose to be the top researcher at the nation's top anti-worker front.

An Undertone of Dissension Caused by a Union Election Proposal

John C. Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John C. Ryan

However contentiously both sides act, most members in blue-collar trade unions agree on one aspect of the argument: Fear is a fixture of union formation -- an inescapable tradition of its own.

From "Fired Up and Ready to Go" to "Tired Out and Staying Home"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

During the Reagan-Bush-Clinton-Bush years the center of American politics was pushed about a hundred degrees to the Right. Obama gets elected and tries to move it about a half degree leftward and all we hear are screams of "socialism!"

If EFCA is DOA, Why Is the Chamber Still Lobbying Against It?

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Why is the Chamber of Commerce still lobbying on the Employee Free Choice Act if it's considered dead? Because they want to crush the ability of organized labor to shape the agenda on labor law.

Obama's Pro-Union Nominations to Labor Relations Board Stalled

Steven Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Hill

By Dmitri Iglitzin and Steven Hill A pitched battle is taking place behind closed doors over the Obama administration's appointments to the National...

Sam Stein

Trumka: Employee Free Choice Act Will Pass In Early 2010 | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka predicted on Monday that the Employee Free Choice Act -- the provision that would give workers easier avenues to unio...

Rubber Chickens in Reading...

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

As I start to exhale, I am realizing, personally, that Specter is not right for Pennsylvania at this time.

My Grandmother Takes a Stand for Gay Marriage in Church Despite Loving Glenn Beck

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

To label all these Glenn Beck followers as unreachable, bigoted racists is an extraordinarily dangerous and misleading move for the progressive movement, which aims to include all people.

Parker Griffith Switches Positions To Fit GOP

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Parker Griffith of Alabama has switched some of his positions to more neatly fit the conservative mold along with abandoning th...

Turning Up the Pressure on the U.S Chamber of Commerce

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Companies should only be members of the Chamber of Commerce if they support hyper-conservative anti-regulatory policies across the board, and aren't afraid to show it.

America Needs Warriors for Justice

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

It is clear that if we are to win the change we voted for last fall, and that many of us have worked for for years, we are gonna have to fight hard, and fight outside the normal Washington lobbying box.

New Reason for Devotion to Employee Free Choice Act

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

For Ted Kennedy, for Crystal Lee Sutton, for us all, America ought to have the Employee Free Choice Act.

Friday Talking Points [91] -- Win One For Teddy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Calling for some sort of decorous avoidance of politics during politicians' funerals is downright ridiculous. It'd be like eulogizing Charles Lindbergh and not mentioning airplanes.

Reid: Employee Free Choice Act Off The Table For Now

Las Vegas Review Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reid also said the Employee Free Choice Act, which would make union-organizing easier through measures such as card-check votes and mandatory binding ...

Teabaggers Are To Congresspeople What Union-Busters Are To Workers

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

The right wing is creating a climate of fear in which no logical argument can be made.

Specter: My Record On EFCA Is Consistent

The Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a letter to the editor published in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Wednesday, Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) said his views on the Employee Free Choice A...

Workers' Rights Are Civil Rights

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

This week the minimum wage rose by 70 cents to $7.25 an hour, a beggar's lot really, but still corporations across America decried it.

The Church and the Employee Free Choice Act

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

I'm neither a Roman Catholic scholar nor a Biblical scholar, but I can read, and the Pope's language is crisp and clear: restrain the greed of the markets; protect workers; pass the EFCA.

Who Is at the Table?

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Progressives believe in a "we're all in this together" philosophy while conservatives follow a "you are on your own" philosophy. The differences betwe...

EFCA Opponent Runs Ad Suggesting Unions Gag Employees With Duct Tape

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A top union is demanding that an Arkansas TV station yank a new ad being run by the "Dr. Evil" of pro-business lobbyists that depicts workers as mobbe...

CNBC Fail: Iran elections = Employee Free Choice Act?

Michael Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Whitney

Yesterday, CNBC reporters made a ridiculous, irresponsible statement. They compared the aftermath of Iran's recent election to what would happen under the Employee Free Choice Act.

Jason Linkins

CNBC's Erin Burnett Compares EFCA to Ahmadinejad | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Burnett compared the lack of a "secret ballot" in Iran to the Employee Free Choice Act, which would allow unions to form via signed cards. Yes, on CNBC, "card check" equals creeping Ahmadinejadism.

Collective Bargaining For America

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

It should be abundantly clear and obvious by now that unions and collective bargaining are not economic culprits but are essential to long term, sustainable economic well being.

Sam Stein

Labor Takes New EFCA Tact: Targets Business On Arbitration | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scroll down to see the ad In what is a tactical shift in the debate over the Employee Free Choice Act, the labor community is going after business, c...