Medina, executive vice president of SEIU, spoke to me about labor's position in the pro-CIR movement, SEIU's role in the boycott of Arizona and the union's efforts to increase Latino political strength throughout the country.
SEIU is not promoting its efforts at Kaiser hospitals for good reason. Its campaign is taking a page from the playbook of professional union-busters by avoiding public debate, instead seeking to sway workers through lies and fear.
Nearly 30,000 of us signed petitions telling the government that we want NUHW to be our union and we wanted this election to make it official -- the biggest private sector union election in more than 70 years.
As we scan the labor movement across America, the hell raisers are building their numbers and the fundraisers are fading away. The fate of the middle class depends largely on what paradigm American labor chooses.
I spoke with Fitz to explore the current context in the Beltway. We discussed the congressional politics on immigration in 2007 and 2010 and the significance of Latino voting patterns for the prospects of immigration reform.
The politicians and corporate interests pushing arguments that we can't afford Social Security are the same people who destroyed our pensions. The same people who want to hand the fate of our retirements over to Wall Street.
Today I announced my retirement as Secretary-Treasurer of SEIU and Chair of Change to Win. Our union is a gift and it gave me, the daughter of a disabled truck driver and a nurse working the night shift, the opportunity to transform my life.
This is the last of my five posts on the PPACA wherein I will analyze whether the legislation delivers enough to be worth the $1 trillion investment over the next 10 years and whether it will really work.
In our last three posts, we examined how the PPACA stacks up against the goals of reform for cost containment, affordability and access to care. Here we consider what its likely impact will be on the quality of care.
After an 18-month battle that began with SEIU believing it could affect a hostile takeover of a fellow international union, the two unions reached a settlement today almost entirely on UNITE HERE's terms.
there is substantially more discussion in the blogosphere about cultural issues (whatever stupid thing Sarah Palin said today) important to urban professionals on the East and West Coast than trade issues important to steelworkers in the Midwest.
Like LeBron James, the Chamber of Commerce's Tom Donahue knows who his Super Friends are: big business, the conservative, naysaying obstructionists in Congress and their candidates, poised to take back the majority.