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Labor Unions, Benefits Understood, Have Almost Never Been Less Popular

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.31.2011 | Business

The vast majority of Americans say labor unions raise wages and better working conditions, a new survey finds. Yet despite those benefits, Americans h...

Dave Jamieson

Health Care Workers Given Easier Road To Union | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.30.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- With the departure of the chairwoman of the National Labor Relations Board this past weekend, the board has been issuing a slew of last-...

City Lays Off Half Its Traffic Aide Force

Posted 10.02.2011 | Chicago

Pink slips were reportedly delivered Friday to 97 full-time city-employed traffic control aides who keep an eye on busy intersections in the Loop and ...

Sam Stein

Progressive Groups Launch 11th Hour Debt Ceiling Ad Campaign | Sam Stein | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a sign of where politics currently stand on a vote to raise the debt ceiling, two progressive-leaning groups are launching a new ad c...

Banks Should Pay for the Foreclosure Crisis

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.02.2011 | Business
Peter Dreier

We can't solve California's fiscal disaster without addressing the foreclosure crisis. It doesn't make sense to make severe cuts to state and local budgets only to allow Wall Street banks and their overpaid CEOs to drain billions more from our states.

The Spiritually Viral Hunger Fast

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.08.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

The hunger fast for a moral budget has gone spiritually viral. Ten days ago, we announced that the budget debate had become a moral crisis. We now have more than 30,000 participants and are still growing.

John Delloro's Legacy of Labor Leadership

Jonah Lalas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonah Lalas

Workers are not perfect, John would remind us, but even if they are racist, sexist, homophobic, or anti-immigrant, they need to be organized.

Mary Kay Henry Elected SEIU President

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The nation's fastest growing labor union elected its first woman president Saturday. The Service Employees International Union sel...

How to Derail Our Economic and Political System in 4 Easy Steps

Anna Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anna Burger

Corporate, anti-worker, and anti-immigrant interests have developed the perfect system to cripple our democracy and hold our economy hostage. 1. Pic...

Term Limits for Labor Leaders?

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

In the two weeks since Andy Stern announced his retirement after 14 years as the president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), most o...

Mary Kay Henry 'Almost Certain' To Be Next SEIU President

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The race to become the next president of the nation's fastest growing labor union became clearer on Wednesday after one of the cand...

The F Word: Hard At Work Figuring Out Imbalance

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

For a little balance on the deal reached between New York City's residential building owners and their hard working janitors and doormen -- It's not a...

Workers Expect Congress to Fix Our Financial System, Clamp Down on Derivatives

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Kay Henry

Workers aren't asking for the lavish lives of Wall Street CEOs. No mansions, private schools, or yachts needed.

Mary Kay Henry, California Labor Leader, Earns Key Support In Race For SEIU Presidency

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A giant New York-based local union is poised to vote to support California labor leader Mary Kay Henry (above) for the presidency of America's largest...

The F Word: Unifying Labor Post-Stern

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The announcement this week that labor's maverick leader, Andy Stern, is stepping down -- "very soon" in the words of a colleague -- creates a void in the country's labor movement at an awkward time.

What the Iconic Labor Battle at Hugo Boss Means for Our Economic Future

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Not only is the whole company profitable, there is every indication that the Cleveland plant is profitable as well. So why is Hugo Boss shuttering its Cleveland operation and sending 400 American workers onto unemployment lines?

Goldman Sachs: It's Time to Put Country Before Company

Andy Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andy Stern

We're taking to the streets because it seems as if companies like Goldman Sachs love their company more than their country. Goldman Sachs seems to salute no flag but their own corporate logo.

A Clear Path Forward on Jobs

Andy Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Stern

The President's leadership on job creation is critical, and we will now see whether our Congress and the President's economic team can translate his wisdom into a real American economic plan.

Turning Up the Pressure on the U.S Chamber of Commerce

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Companies should only be members of the Chamber of Commerce if they support hyper-conservative anti-regulatory policies across the board, and aren't afraid to show it.

Lloyd Blankfein Gives Thanks

Andy Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andy Stern

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein has a lot to be thankful for this year. But among it all, he and other Wall Stree CEOs don't seem especially thankful for the American people.

EFCA Opponent Runs Ad Suggesting Unions Gag Employees With Duct Tape

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A top union is demanding that an Arkansas TV station yank a new ad being run by the "Dr. Evil" of pro-business lobbyists that depicts workers as mobbe...

Why Wal-Mart's Health Care Letter Matters

Doug Schoen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Doug Schoen

The company made famous for low prices just helped further solidify cost control as a requirement for entry in the health care debate.

Song Guy Who Wrote "Hey, Paul Krugman" Takes on EFCA

Jonah Lalas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonah Lalas

Firing someone for expressing an opinion should be branded "un-American" and identified as something you would expect from a dictatorial regime

Five Things to Know about the Employee Free Choice Act

Andy Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Stern

Corporate interests are bent on lying about EFCA -- they'd have you believe that the bill means the end of the secret ballot, when it simply gives employees the choice to join unions -- not the employers.

Sam Stein

SEIU Set To Realign And Potentially Lay-off Work Force | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the nation's most influential unions is making preparations for staff cuts and rearrangements in an effort to meet challenging economic and pol...