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Employee Free Choice Act

Sam Stein

Good Gov't Groups: Are Corporations Using Bailout Money To Fund Political Campaigns? | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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 | Politics

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...

Human Rights Watch Backs Pro-Union Bill -- Did Anti-Union Bailout Barons Break Campaign Laws?

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Art Levine

While international law recognizes union organizing as a human right, the bailout barons were seeking to use some of the billions in taxpayer funds to rob those same taxpayers of the right to fairly form a union.

Sam Stein

Bailout Recipients Hosted Call To Defeat Key Labor Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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

GOP Blocks Obama's Labor Nominee, Pushes Big Lie on "Card Check"

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

GOP leaders appear to be willing to play "chicken" with the nation's troubled economy by holding up the vote on the Obama's choice for Secretary of Labor, the pro-worker Hilda Solis.

Ad Wars: Dr. Evil vs. Unions Over Employee Free Choice Act

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Art Levine

There is a savvy, if deceptive, ad blitz against the Employee Free Choice Act led in part by Richard Berman, whose specialty is attacking public interest organizations, including MADD.

Ryan Grim

Big Labor Launches Multimillion Dollar EFCA Ad Campaign (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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 | Politics
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.

How Globalization Set the Stage for the 2008 Economic Collapse

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

A good case can be made that the massive globalization of labor and financial markets, coupled with "free markets uber alles" policies, formed a toxic mixture that made the collapse inevitable. Here's why.

The Horror, The Horror!: GOP, Business Alarmed by Fair Pay Bills

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

The two pay equity bills being considered this week by the House are a good sign that pro-worker legislation will get a fair hearing in this new Congress.

Sam Stein

Obama, Pelosi Discuss Economy, Labor, And Lilly Ledbetter | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama returned to Capitol Hill today for the first time since his election, convening leaders of both parties to lay the groundwork for his eco...

"Hired Gun" Polling and Card Check (EFCA)

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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 | Business
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.

Is the GOP Risking the Economy to Win the PR War Against Unions?

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

With three million jobs at stake, potentially costing taxpayers $150 billion, unions remain the primary targets of the GOP blame game for the troubled auto industry and the failed bailout deal.

The Economic Recovery Program Our Nation Needs

Anna Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anna Burger

With news that unemployment claims have reached a 26-year high and Congress' continuing failure to reach a compromise to save millions of jobs and Ame...

Sam Stein

Obama Team Restates Strong Support For Union Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An aide to Barack Obama reaffirmed the President-elect's support for the labor movement's chief legislative priority in a one-word statement issued to...

Wal-Mart's Failure to Protect Its Workers: An Unfortunate Symbol

David Nassar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Nassar

When ten employees of the Wal-Mart meat department in a TX store elected UFCW as their union, Wal-Mart immediately scrapped their entire network of in-store butcher departments nationwide.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About EFCA (But Were Afraid To Ask)

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
ZP Heller

We're so close to passing the Employee Free Choice Act that we must dispel the last-minute attempts by anti-labor politicians to quash our efforts of standing up for working people.

Will a President Obama Fight for the Employee Free Choice Act?

Pachacutec | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rahm Emanuel's refusal to express the incoming administration's commitment to the Employee Free Choice Act has generated concern for those who see the legislation as critical to any sustainable economic recovery for the middle class.

What Matthews Must Do To Beat Specter

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Employee Free Choice is becoming the new gay -- the issue that wingnuttia is whipping itself into a frenzy over. If Matthews is indeed exploring a run, he needs to quickly bone up on this issue.

Playing Offense for the Employee Free Choice Act

Mary Beth Maxwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mary Beth Maxwell

This week, American Rights at Work launched a substantial nationwide television ad campaign. It emphasizes the fact that far too often, CEOs won't wil...

On November 4th, Workers Won, Corporate Interests Lost

David Bonior | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bonior

Our new pro-worker Congress is significant in light of how big business front groups tried -- and failed -- to use the Employee Free Choice Act as a wedge issue.

Obama Win Emboldens Unions

Crain's Chicago Business | Mike Colias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Unions are planning aggressive organizing drives at Chicago-area hospitals in the wake of Tuesday's election of Barack Obama, a close ally of organize...

Chamber of Commerce Hopes to Avoid Employee Free Choice Act

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

Ensuring a Republican majority in the Senate would mean potential blockage of the Employee Free Choice Act, a bill that gives workers additional rights with respect to unions.

An Obama Administration Must Deal with the Underlying Cause of Our Economic Meltdown: The Increasing Concentration of Wealth

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The bottom line is that the top two percent of the population has managed to siphon off all of America's economic growth over the last eight years.