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Plutocrats in California Decide to Wait Until 2018 Before Trying to Gut Public Pensions

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.19.2017 | Los Angeles
Joseph A. Palermo

The millionaires and billionaires who want to gut public sector pensions in California have decided to put off their anti-labor ballot initiatives until after the Roberts Court imposes its "right-to-work" regimen on the whole country this June.

Women Remain Under-Represented in Public Sector Leadership Across the G20

Uschi Schreiber | Posted 12.23.2014 | Home
Uschi Schreiber

Unconscious bias, in both men and women, is powerful and pervasive. Leaders need to send a consistent message to achieve greater equality at senior levels.

Progressives Must Stand Up Against the Right Wing War on Public Employees

Robert Creamer | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

For many years the American Right -- and many of the most powerful elements of corporate and Wall Street elite -- have conducted a war on public employees. It's time for Progressives -- and Americans of all stripes -- to wake up and smell the coffee.

Jon Ward

Iowa Republican Governor Accepts Health Care Dare, Volunteers To Pay 20 Percent Of His Premiums | Jon Ward | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) said in an interview Friday that he is going to begin paying 20 percent of his own health care premiums vol...

Elise Foley

Scott Walker Splits With Romney On Key Issue | Elise Foley | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said on Sunday that he disagreed with Mitt Romney's recent statement that the governor's win in last wee...

Overpaid Public Workers: Actually, We're Moving Toward Consensus

Jason Richwine | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
Jason Richwine

Most Americans agree that public workers should be compensated for their skills at the same market rates as private employees. But right now, many public workers get an unjustified premium.

Newly-Red States Love The Whole Job-Cutting Thing

Posted 03.27.2012 | Business

If you work for the government, your job is probably more secure if you live in a state not controlled by Republicans. The 11 states that went red...

Right-to-Work Laws and Working-Class Voters: Another Teachable Moment

John Russo | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
John Russo

Republicans also forget that their attacks on unions can turn off long-time Republican voters. In Ohio, the demonization of teachers as part of Issue 2 moved many Republican educators toward the Democrats.

Public Employees Rush To Retire | Posted 12.08.2011 | Fifty

MADISON, Wis. -- As states and cities struggle to resolve paralyzing budget shortfalls by sending workers on unpaid furloughs, freezing salaries and e...

Jesus' Call: Move From Greed To Greatness

Troy Jackson | Posted 11.30.2011 | Religion
Troy Jackson

Some extreme politicians are blaming hard working people for the economic hardships facing many of our states and communities. The attack on public sector workers is evidence of leaders who want to ask for more and more.

State, Local Governments Could Face Larger Layoffs Next Year, Report Says

Posted 07.23.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Joan Gralla) - Around 450,000 people who work for U.S. states, counties, cities, towns and villages could get pink slips in fiscal 2012, sha...

Collective Bargaining Under Fire: When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Arva Rice | Posted 07.18.2011 | New York
Arva Rice

As politicians all over the nation cast their scrutiny upon public-sector unions, middle-class blacks and other minorities face the prospect of an attack on their collective bargaining rights.

Weekly Pulse: Florida Governor Wants to Drug Test All State Employees

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott plans to force public workers and welfare recipients to undergo...

Wisconsin Subterfuge Violates American Democratic Values

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

Scott Walker & Crew got what they wanted. They commandeered from workers the right to collectively bargain for a better life. They did it with nefarious methods that disrespect the Constitution, disrespect democracy and disrespect workers.

GOP Vilifies Workers Who Serve the Public

Fred Redmond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Redmond

While Republicans are blasting public sector workers, they voted against reforming Wall Street, where compensation and bonuses remain immorally high even after taxpayers footed a bailout.