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Trump the Terrible Demagogue

Harlan Green | Posted 10.07.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

Many Republicans as well as Democrats are horrified at the possibility of a Trump Presidency. It's not only because of his blatant racism, which he m...

The Divided States of America

Harlan Green | Posted 07.09.2016 | Politics
Harlan Green

It is now becoming obvious that we are no longer a United States of America. There are many states that restrict voting rights, abortion rights, immigration, even the collective bargaining rights of workers that are no longer able to negotiate for their own living wages.

Higher Minimum Wage Strengthens Labor Unions

Harlan Green | Posted 05.21.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

Unions may have been weakened by Republican efforts to eliminate labor's collective bargaining rights (which in turn weakens their support of Democratic Party policies), but that may be changing as unions have found a new cause: working to raise minimum wages.

Wisconsin Assembly To Begin Final Debate On Right-To-Work Bill

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

By Brendan O'Brien MADISON, Wis., March 5 (Reuters) - Wisconsin lawmakers on Thursday will begin a final debate on a measure supported...

Dave Jamieson

The Big Scott Walker Story You May Have Missed | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has generated numerous headlines over the past week and a half. Whether it was his handling of a question about Presid...

Scott Walker Asks GOP Legislators To Hold Off On Right-To-Work Legislation

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker responded Wednesday to reports that GOP legislators would pursue right-to-work legislation in the new year by...

Samantha Lachman

New Right To Work Bill Could Blow Up Wisconsin Again | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican state legislator in Wisconsin said Tuesday that he planned to introduce a right-to-work bill. The legislation could be the ...

Court Upholds Indiana's Right-To-Work Law

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON, Sept 2 (Reuters) - The validity of an Indiana state law that bars companies from requiring workers to joi...

Labor's Day Remembered

Harlan Green | Posted 11.02.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

We celebrate another Labor Day, a national holiday, and how do we remember it? I would like to remember it as some other developed countries celebrate it.

Why Right-to-Work Is Not Pro-Worker

Ben Townsend | Posted 07.03.2013 | Detroit
Ben Townsend

Here are some thoughts on recent changes to union laws in Michigan, the historic home of the American labor movement.

Jason Linkins

Right To Work, But No Right To Shoot | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

In the wake of the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., there has been much renewed attention to the notion that ...

The Brutal History Behind 'Right To Work' Laws | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

Once you meet a few of these cretins -- specifically, Vance Muse, the Karl Rove-meets-David Duke brains behind the whole "Right-to-Work" movement whom...

Conservative Groups Vow To Push ‘Right To Work’ Laws In Other States

The Washington Post | Felicia Sonmez and David A. Fahrenthold | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

The conservative groups that supported Michigan’s new “right to work” law — winning a stunning victory over unions, even in the heart of Ameri...

Amanda Terkel

Michigan Governor Signs Controversial Anti-Union Bills Into Law | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gov. Rick Snyder (R) officially made Michigan a "right-to-work" state on Tuesday, signing into law two bills that significantly diminish...

Freedom's Just Another Word

Dave Helfert | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business
Dave Helfert

America is on the verge of losing something very important in Michigan and it isn't getting nearly enough attention, probably because it's just one more act in a long-running drama.

'This Bill Is Going To Affect Every Single Person In Michigan': Readers Weigh In On Right-To-Work

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

On Tuesday, the Michigan state legislature approved a controversial bill that labor advocates say would hamstring union workers. Now that the bill has...

26,000 Students Miss School As Teachers Stage 'Sick Out' To Join Labor Protest

Posted 12.11.2012 | Education

Several Michigan school districts are closed Tuesday as teachers called in sick or took a vacation day to protest proposed right-to-work legislation t...

Why 'Right To Work' Laws Hurt LGBT Equality

Brian Stone | Posted 12.10.2012 | Queer Voices
Brian Stone

If "right to work" legislation is passed in Michigan, conservatives are sure to use homophobia as a tool to weaken unions and hurt the middle class and the LGBT rights movement all at the same time. The real price will be paid in the health and safety of our workers, and in rising inequality.

Governor: 'Right-To-Work' Legislation Now 'On The Agenda'

Posted 12.05.2012 | Detroit

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has stated "right-to-work" legislation is now "on the agenda," a surprising change of course for a politician who has in...

The Republican Crusade Against Regulation: A "Holy War" Against Workers and Consumers?

David Coates | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
David Coates

In the standard trilogy of core commitments currently being made by Republican presidential candidates, the cutting of taxes and the pruning of government is invariably accompanied by the promise to deregulate business -- and indeed to re-regulate labor.