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Sam Stein

Biden Endorses Employee Free Choice Act In Miami Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Like Barack Obama before him, Vice President Joe Biden offered a one-line endorsement of the Employee Free Choice Act on Thursday in a speech at the b...

Gingrich Joins Big Business "Horror Movie" Attacks vs. Workers' Call for Union Rights (Video)

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Art Levine

Despite all the scare-mongering, union strategists are growing increasingly confident that they'll be able to hold on to the few past supporters of the legislation.

The Big Lie about the Employee Free Choice Act

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gerald McEntee

America's top CEOs have declared their top legislative priority for 2009 -- to scuttle the bipartisan legislation that would restore workers' freedom to form unions and bargain for a better life.

Obama's Next Gauntlet: Reviving the Middle Class

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert L. Borosage

The campaign on EFCA will be fierce. Gaining 60 votes won't be easy. The business community will go all out, claiming that strong unions will ruin America, trample workers' freedoms, drive jobs abroad. But we've tried an economy with weak unions -- and that didn't work out so well. Obama is right to tee this up early even as he struggles to get the economy moving, to get the financial system reorganized, to move on health care and new energy. This is a fight that citizens across the country should join. It will be a critical building block of the new economy that we must construct from the ashes of the old.

Sam Stein

"We're 100 Percent Confident" EFCA Will Pass: Union Official

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pushing back against reports of concern over the Employee Free Choice Act's passage, union officials insisted on Monday and Tuesday that they have eno...

Memo To Business: Only Unions Will Save Your Bottom Line

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jonathan Tasini

Henry Ford used to say that he wanted his workers to have enough money to buy his cars. For their own self-interest, business, and their Republican allies in Congress, should embrace broad unionization.

Sam Stein

Worry Grows Over Dem Defections On EFCA

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Officials tasked with helping push the Employee Free Choice Act through Congress are growing concerned about the possible defection of Senate Democrat...

Sam Stein

Gingrich On EFCA: "Mortal Threat To American Freedom"

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

How serious and committed are conservatives to the defeat of the Employee Free Choice Act? This committed: "This bill is a mortal threat to American f...

Jason Linkins

Newt Gingrich: Fight Against Unions, Win A Free Wii

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Good news, paupers! Thanks to Newt Gingrich and CPAC, at least one lucky child is going to get his hands on a brand new video game system, no bootstr...

Burger King Backs off Opposition to Employee Free Choice Act

Michael Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Whitney

This week, under pressure from Service Employees International Union (SEIU) activists, Burger King scrambled to respond to allegations that it lobbied against the Employee Free Choice Act, while paying its workers poverty wages.

How Many Would Unionize?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Blumenthal

A few days back, Mickey Kaus asked a good question about two conflicting results relevant to the debate about the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA): ...

EFCA: Molyneux Responds

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Blumenthal

After reading Tuesday's post on the new polling data on the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), I received the following comment from Guy Molyneux, the p...

EFCA Polling: What Opinions Will Be Prudent to Heed?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Blumenthal

Today brings some important new polling data on the issue of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) now making its way through Congress. The release from...

Sam Stein

Labor To Open Fire Over Solis Confirmation

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The country's largest labor and Hispanic groups are ratcheting up the confirmation fight over Labor Secretary nominee Hilda Solis, preparing a full-ou...

Sam Stein

Good Gov't Groups: Are Corporations Using Bailout Money To Fund Political Campaigns?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Reform groups are blasting letters to congressional committee chairs and the head of the Congressional Oversight Panel, urging an investigation into w...

SEIU To Call For Firing Of Bank Of America CEO

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The labor powerhouse Service Employees International Union will become the first union to call on Bank of America to fire embattled CEO Ken Lewis late...

Sam Stein

Bailout Recipients Hosted Call To Defeat Key Labor Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Three days after receiving $25 billion in federal bailout funds, Bank of America Corp. hosted a conference call with conservative activists and busine...

Sam Stein

Concern In Labor Community That Obama Won't Act On EFCA Soon

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

There is a bubbling concern among officials in the labor community that Barack Obama will not act on their most cherished legislative item within the ...

Ryan Grim

Big Labor Launches Multimillion Dollar EFCA Ad Campaign (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Big Labor will launch a multimillion dollar national ad campaign Thursday to push for the Employee Free Choice Act. Known as "card check," the bill ha...

High Priced Republican Party Propaganda Campaign Seeks To Undermine Workers' Free Choice

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Howie Klein

Big Business interests-- the greed and selfishness wing of the Republican coalition-- has been panic-stricken since then, putting all their energy and resources into stopping the Employee Free Choice Act.

Sam Stein

AFL-CIO Advances Employee Free Choice Battle With New Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The AFL-CIO, one of the country's most powerful unions, has commissioned a new poll on the Employee Free Choice Act showing that their messaging on th...

"Hired Gun" Polling and Card Check (EFCA)

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Blumenthal

A week or so ago, my colleague Marc Ambinder (anchor of the new Atlantic Politics Channel), did a series of blog posts on some privately commissioned ...

Wal-Mart Gets a Makeover So It Can Fight Economic Recovery

Michael Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Whitney

What prompted the usually greedy Grinch to give more than half a billion dollars to its employees? It must've been a passing wind of Christmas Cheer, right? No.

Right-Wing Ad Ties Union Campaign To Blagojevich

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Kicking off what promises to be a huge fight over labor's top legislative priority, a pro-business group is sinking over a million dollars into a TV a...

Boycott McDonald's: Every Big Mac Eaten Attacks Workers

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jonathan Tasini

On the eve of the international recognition Human Rights Day, McDonald's announced it will launch a massive campaign to defeat the Employee Free Choice Act So, let's respond in kind: boycott McDonald's.