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Public Sector Unions

WATCH: HuffPost's Amanda Terkel Talks Unions With Rachel Maddow

Huff TV | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Amanda Terkel, Senior Politics Reporter at The Huffington Post, appeared Monday on 'The Rachel Maddow Show' to discuss new anti-union measures being p...

LA's Message to Cities Across the Country: Collective Bargaining Works

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Instead of laying blame, we invited our employees to the negotiating table. In the end, working with labor, we reached an agreement that is a win-win-win for taxpayers, for employers, and for LA.

Towards Truly Progressive Education Unions

Conor Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Conor Williams

I know that workers need a voice to advocate for their interests when negotiating with their employers .... But I also know that teachers unions, in their current iteration, have lost their way.

William Alden

Jesse Jackson Speaks To Milwaukee Crowd In Support Of Unions | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke to a crowd of demonstrators in Milwaukee Thursday evening, laying out a strategy to oppose the anti-union rights...

Sam Stein

Wisconsin GOP Senators Pass Anti-Union Bill Without Democrats Present | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a bold gambit to put an end to the weeks-long budget standoff in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker (R) split his controversial budget-repa...

Wisconsin Democrats Will Return To State

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- The leader of Democrats in the Wisconsin Senate says his caucus will return to the state, but he won't say when. Senate Democrats ...

Public Pensions 101

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

There are powerful political actors in this country who are anxious to build a bridge back to the 19th century, taking us back to a time where working people enjoyed few protections and could not count on sharing in the gains of economic growth.

Walker Issues Layoff Warning Notices

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

March 4, 2011 11:39:08 PM MADISON, Wis., March 4 (Reuters) - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker issued layoff warning notices on Friday to unions ...

Fox News Debate on Public Sector Unions

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Leonie Haimson

My favorite moment was when Malanga said he didn't feel "oppressed" by not being a member of a union.

Walker Unveils Full Budget With Deep Cuts

AP/The Huffington Post | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — After focusing for weeks on his proposal to strip public employees of collective bargaining rights, Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday...

Save a Middle-Class Dream

Robert Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

Many believe there would be no middle class if unions did not organize a third of the workforce after World War II, one of the most prosperous eras in the nation's history.

WATCH: Governor Walker's Prank Caller Speaks With Lawrence O'Donnell

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Wednesday night on MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell," Lawrence spoke with Ian Murphy, editor-in-chief of Murphy is th...

Rights Ain't Right

Adam Geller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Geller

The question in Gallup's latest poll on public sector unions contains the loaded term, "collective bargaining rights," making the question more rhetorical and less balanced than is the norm.

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses Wisconsin With Lawrence O'Donnell

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

The Huffington Post's Senior Political Editor Howard Fineman appeared Tuesday night on MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" to discuss Wisc...

Wisconsin Governor: 'Dire Consequences' If Anti-Union Bill Doesn't Pass

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says failing to pass a bill stripping union rights for Wisconsin public workers would have "dir...

On Wisconsin, Packers (and People Around the World) Back State Workers

Jay Walljasper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Walljasper

The Super Bowl and protests in Wisconsin may seem worlds apart to you, but members of the Packers have issued a statement supporting state workers and their right to collective bargaining.

Schwarzenegger Rips Whitman For Selling Out To Police Unions On Twitter

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger sounded off on Twitter about public sector unions Thursday morning, calling on both parties to "explain why they're fit...