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Holocaust Museum Shooting Demostrates Need for Employee Free Choice

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Security guards at the Holocaust Museum had tried to get protective vests from the company that employs them. The company didn't want to bother with this "cost." Now a guard is dead.

GM Bankruptcy Hurts People of Color Hardest. Workers Desperately Need EFCA.

Seth Freed Wessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Seth Freed Wessler

In the economy we've inherited from the last three decades of deregulation and declining union density, people of color are increasingly relegated to low-wage, precarious work that pays too little to support a family.

In Praise of Injustice (Accentuate the Negative)

Eli Dansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eli Dansky

Let's restore despair and self-righteousness, along with shame/fearmongering, to their rightful places in the activist's arsenal.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Betting Against the American Middle Class

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

Unionization is how the middle class re-emerges. America could do without a few filthy-rich boys lolling on yachts in the Mediterranean.

Karl Rove: Let's Debate Employee Free Choice

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

Karl Rove, I challenge you to debate the Employee Free Choice Act. You can pick the time and place, but you cannot limit the audience or exclude the media.

Ryan Grim

Senate Dems Hold EFCA Strategy Session | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democratic leaders met Thursday afternoon in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's office, two sources familiar with the meeting say, to discuss ...

Spilling the Beans About Starbucks' Union-Busting Tactics

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

Turns out the coffee giant has a nasty history of being anti-barista, anti-union, and thus anti-Employee Free Choice Act as well.

What Do Starbucks and Wal-Mart Have in Common?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

There are over 127,000 baristas in our country alone, many of whom are in dire need of better wages, health benefits, and hours. Shouldn't they have the right to be treated fairly?

Jason Linkins

Newt Gingrich Threatens To Sue Twitterer | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Twitter. Everybody talks about it, but no one seems to want to do anything about it. Until today, anyways! In case you haven't heard, Newt Gingrich...

The Stars Align for Employee Free Choice Act

Arlene Holt Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Arlene Holt Baker

From the big screen to the Broadway stage, a stellar lineup of stars is joining the fight for working families.

Card Check Is Not the Solution for Pension Mismanagement

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

The union promise of jobs and better wages is deeply alluring, but their mechanism to securing them, so-called "card check," is fundamentally flawed.

A Song for EFCA Opponents

Max and the Marginalized | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max and the Marginalized

We wrote "My Heart Belongs to Cleveland" as a response to Republicans in Congress who pledge support for working people but oppose the Employee Free Choice Act.

Penny Pritzker: Wealthy Obama Campaign Finance Chair Breaks With President, Opposes EFCA

FireDogLake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Penny Pritzker, the finance chair of the Obama campaign who is now a member of his Economic Recovery Advisory Board, has a somewhat different opinion ...

Poll: Even Republicans Want Specter To Back EFCA

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Buried in this week's Quinnipiac Poll of Pennsylvania is a stunning number that really leaves you wondering why Arlen Specter is holding out against...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: May 4, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

We'll see if the results of this recent study undertaken by the University of Illinois-Chicago makes it into the discussion of the Employee Free Choic...

Sam Stein

Veterans Groups Go To Bat For EFCA | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Adding a new dimension to the debate over the Employee Free Choice Act, a host of veterans groups is launching a new effort to help pass the union-bac...

Teabag the Boss, Card Check for the Masses

Daniel Denvir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Denvir

The business community is scared shitless by the prospect of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) becoming law. They have conjured up images of aggress...

Sam Stein

EFCA Backers Step Up Efforts, Begin Calling Out Democrats, Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Whether out of despair, frustration, or the political calculus that more sheer aggression is needed, labor officials and progressives are taking a far...

Song Guy Who Wrote "Hey, Paul Krugman" Takes on EFCA

Jonah Lalas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonah Lalas

Firing someone for expressing an opinion should be branded "un-American" and identified as something you would expect from a dictatorial regime

Sam Stein

Romney Leads Anti-EFCA Charge, Spurs Presidential Discussion | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney hosted a conference call with the Workforce Fairness Institute on Monday in an attempt to drum up opposition...

Sam Stein

Lincoln Under Siege From Both Sides For EFCA Position | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Blanche Lincoln's decision to oppose the union-backed Employee Free Choice Act, two years after supporting it, seemed at the time to take a thorn...

No Hoax: Pass Employee Free Choice Act to Revive Economy

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

Workers must vanquish the new hoax being perpetrated by conservatives, greedy CEOs and other labor union-haters. Workers must win the freedom that they had in 1935 to choose how to form their unions.

As 'Secret Ballot' Myth Sputters, Chamber Launches New Anti-Union Attack Line

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

It's still an open question if the business community will succeed in their drive to spread misinformation about arbitration with claims that the bill will take away the secret ballot.

The Heritage Foundation Spreads Lies on YouTube About the Employee Free Choice Act

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

The right to organize independent labor unions and to collectively bargain is what built the American middle class. The Heritage Foundation would like to take away that right.

Sam Stein

Key Democrat Blanche Lincoln To Oppose Employee Free Choice Act, As Is | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In what is, perhaps, the most devastating blow yet to the fate of the Employee Free Choice Act, Sen. Blanche Lincoln said on Monday that she will oppo...