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Employee Free Choice Act

The Change We Deserve

Edwin D. Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edwin D. Hill

It didn't take long for the anti-worker far right to try to spin the results of the 2009 elections as a mandate for their pro-corporate agenda.

Shall We Take This Opportunity To Eradicate the Middle Class?

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Despite the overblown criticism of the latest stimulus jobs numbers, job creation is lagging in the United States and the economy is clearly not working for the majority of American middle-class households.

Dr. King and the Struggle for Economic Justice

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

All through this three day weekend we will see corporate America thanking Dr. King for his incredible efforts to free African-Americans and fight racial injustice -- but they will stop far short of the whole story.

A Fractured Left Might Not Be Such A Bad Thing

John Odum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Odum

A progressive break of support for the administration over the health reform bill could be a risky political strategy. But, it could also be quite effective. Just think "divide and conquer."

Sam Stein

World Series Stars Push Employee Free Choice Act | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The labor community has largely put on the back burner its efforts to pass the Employee Free Choice Act -- wary that the pro-organizing provision lack...

More Compelling Evidence That Free Market Capitalism Doesn't Work Without Government Regulation

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

Now we have a leading University of Chicago economist making the key economics rationale for quick passage of the Employee Free Choice Act.

Liberal Elitism Will Make Sarah Palin President - How Only Union Organizing Can Stop It

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

The experiences of liberal elites are so outside of the mainstream that, very often, they just don't understand the working class. Very few have any experience living with or knowing working-class people.

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.

Union Exemption From Excise Tax Is a Bad, Bad Idea

Michael Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Whitney

If unions take the deal to exempt union health care plans from the excise tax, they fulfill one of the worst of stereotypes of labor unions: blind self interest.

Fighting for Workers?

Eliseo Medina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eliseo Medina

Members of the anti-immigrant Immigration Reform Caucus in Congress are now trying to co-opt a "pro-worker agenda" in a ruthless effort to push their extremist mass deportation agenda.

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.

A Real Employee Free Choice Act

Wall Street Journal | Matt Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As health reform legislation hurtles toward its finale, corporate America has rushed to the barricades to make sure that big business remains at the h...

ReThinking Norma Rae: A Union Icon Falls Fighting the Healthcare Industry

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

We should be thankful that Crystal Lee Sutton's struggle to help the working poor has been immortalized in a film as great as Norma Rae for generations to enjoy and be inspired by.

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.

Happy 'Enlightened' Labor Day

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Workers need the chance to decide for themselves -- without being spied on, threatened, or fired -- whether to join a union. The Employee Free Choice Act would give them that chance.

The Cause of Our Lives: Meaningful Health Care Reform

Ron Gettelfinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ron Gettelfinger

Healthy economies and healthy communities require good jobs and good wages. The collective voice of a union is the only instrument workers have to put a check on corporate power.

The Cause of Our Lives: Meaningful Health Care Reform

Ron Gettelfinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ron Gettelfinger

Healthy economies and healthy communities require good jobs and good wages. The collective voice of a union is the only instrument workers have to put a check on corporate power.

AFL-CIO Official Implies He Can Live Without Card Check

Wall Street Journal | Melanie Trottman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka offered a hint that, just maybe, the labor movement is willing compromise on the so-called card-check provi...

Labor-Environmental Coalition Targets Wal-Mart

The Washington Post | Ylan Q. Mui | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Labor groups renewed their campaign against Wal-Mart on Tuesday, launching a coalition that calls for improvements in the company's wages, health care...

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 ...

The Kennedy Legacy vs. Glenn Beck's Lies About Reform "Murdering" Small Businesses

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

Contrary to conservative myth-making, it's not just workers who would benefit from the right to get accessible, affordable health-care, but small businesses too.

Weekly Audit: EFCA, Tax Cheats and the Racial Wealth Gap

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

The U.S. economy may finally be bottoming out. But while conditions may improve in a dry, statistical sense, the foundation for a productive economy has been decimated over the past three decades.

Fighting the Radical Right

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

The August congressional recess has been a bizarre season of rightwing brown shirt tactics of real thuggery led by Dick Armey, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, and Newt Gingrich.

We Need More Wellstone/Tasini Democrats in the Senate

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

If it were up to the House, we wouldn't be talking about dropping the public option for health insurance. Maybe we'd be talking about Medicare for All. That's why we need more progressive fighters in the Senate.