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WATCH: Breitbart Tells Unions To 'F**k Off' At Tea Party Convention

Posted 12.01.2011 | Chicago

Andrew Breitbart helped kick off the Chicago Tea Party's TeaCon 2011 Convention in suburban Schaumburg Friday night -- and had some harsh words for un...

Dave Jamieson

Trumka Blasts 'Outsourcer's Bill Of Rights' Pushed By Republicans | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka blasted a Republican bill designed to cripple the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), calling the le...

Sam Stein

AFL-CIO's Trumka, Facing Worst Political Climate In His 40 Years, Outlines New Strategy | Sam Stein | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Faced with hostility from Democrats and Republicans alike, as well as scant hope that his organizational objectives can be accomplished,...

How the Unions Have Corrupted the Social and Economic Fabric of America

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

Until we can eradicate the dishonest and corrupt unions while keeping the honest ones, municipalities in particular will continue to suffer, as will the rest of the workers and American economy.

Fareed Zakaria's Republican Case for a National Infrastructure Bank

Michael Likosky | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

Zakaria begins to make the case for Republican and Tea Party support. Let's flesh it out a bit.

Russ Feingold Is Emerging as a Significant Force Against Corporate Control of Our Government

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Perhaps President Abraham Lincoln's famous words of hope for a "... government of the people, by the people, for the people..." will yet ring true again -- with a little help from Russ Feingold and his growing movement.

What the Government Should Be Verifying: Jobs, Safety, and Training

Pablo Alvarado | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Pablo Alvarado

The government should stop its immigrant witch hunt and start focusing on real solutions. What we need is verification of workplace safety and effective enforcement of wage and hour laws.

Can The DNC and Our President Break Their Establishment Ties?

Pearl Korn | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

For the DNC to become relevant again, it needs to truly embrace that spirit of "change" from 2008 and support some real Progressives for Congress in 2012.

Sam Stein

Labor Chief To Dems: If You Don't Even Try To Stop The Wrecking Ball, We Won't Support You | Sam Stein | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka plans to issue yet another warning to Democrats on Friday, proclaiming that if lawmakers don't push har...

Why Do Unions Want to Hurt Job Creators?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 06.07.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Why do unions oppose repatriation, a proposal to allow a lower tax rate for a defined time period for U.S. companies seeking to bring money earned overseas back into the country, as a solution to stimulate the economy?

Andrea Stone

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Calls For Solidarity In Face Of Anti-Union Push By Republicans | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

One day after Wisconsin voters turned out in force for a judicial election widely seen as a referendum on Gov. Scott Walker’s law ending collective...

Kerry's American Infrastructure Bank

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

Today, a rare thing happened in the United States Senate. A major bill was unveiled aiming to invest in America's infrastructure.

Who Knew That Cairo Was This Chilly?

Mary Bottari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Bottari

In addition to absurd suggestions that President Obama is behind the whole thing (he has been AWOL and unhelpful), one aspect missing in the debate surrounding this bill is the role of Wall Street.

Sam Stein

Chamber, AFL-CIO Back Infrastructure Spending In Rare Joint Statement | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO, often bitter foes in conflicts between business and labor, released a rare joint statement...

Richard Trumka v. Goldman Sachs: Different Visions of America

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

It is Trumka, and the labor movement's general vision, not Goldman Sachs, that offers the road map to a decent society.

Locked Out Honeywell Workers Kicked Out of Fiscal Commission Meeting

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Locked out workers at Honeywell's Metropolis, Illinois uranium facility have been traveling all over the country to meet with Honeywell CEO David Cote to discuss ending the current lockout.

Labor's Missed Opportunity

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Shaw

Labor's ongoing failure to achieve its national legislative goals speaks to an institutional dysfunction that transcends particular union leaders like Dick Trumka and Andy Stern.

Labor Pushing Backbone Implant for Wavering Dems on Taxes, Social Security, Deficits

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

Everyone talks about Democrats caving in to the GOP and right-wing talking points, but not many advocacy groups are effectively and visibly pushing back against the right-wing assault either.

Sam Stein

Trumka Willing To 'Accept The Consequences' Of Holding The Line On Ending Wealthy Tax Rates | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The largest union federation in the country has been in talks with both Democrats in Congress and members of the administration to push ...

Sam Stein

AFL-CIO President: We Did Our Job' In 2010 | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At various junctures during the 2010 cycle, the lack of enthusiasm among labor organizations and, more specifically, union workers, appeared like it w...

Jon Stewart Rally Represents Elitism, Consumerism, and Disrespect for the Progressive Movement

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Stewart's rally is not a political event aimed at informing grassroots progressive activists such as union members. It is an "entertainment event," in the tradition of Glenn Beck, aimed at increasing ratings so Comedy Central can make bigger profits.

Honeywell, America's Top Political Donor, Has Received $13 Billion in Federal Money

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Honeywell has used their increased fundraising clout to build a close relationship with the White House. Obama cites Honeywell CEO David Cote as one of his closest advisors in the business community.

Big Insurance, Pharma, Wall Street and John Boehner

Richard Trumka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Trumka

The man Wall Street wants to make speaker of the House supports raising the retirement age for Social Security. This is just one of the extreme positions John Boehner holds.

Weekly Audit: One Nation with No Jobs

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Tens of thousands of Americans rallied for jobs and justice at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D...

Sam Stein

Trumka: Primarying Lincoln Was 'Priceless', Dems Will Realize Their Timidity | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hoping to shape the narrative around the expected loss of Democratic congressional seats in the fall election, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka argued...