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It's Past Time We Invested in Young Workers

Liz Shuler | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Liz Shuler

Free, high-quality public higher education. Expanded apprenticeship programs. Jobs that pay living wages. Workplaces that are free of discrimination. Strong union rights. Don't those sound great?

One Totally Overlooked Middle Class Problem

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 09.19.2013 | Business

This week the Census Bureau reported the latest depressing decline in middle-class incomes during the so-called economic recovery. But it may have mis...

John Roberts Isn't What You Think He Is

David Macaray | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
David Macaray

Whatever one's definition of "anti-union," the Roberts' Court clearly conforms to it.

Why Every Union Member Should Be An Independent Voter

Bill Hillsman | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Bill Hillsman

It's time for unions to quit their co-dependent relationship with the Democratic Party. It's time to become "free agent" voters again -- voters with clout. It's time to become voters who can decide elections instead of voters who are taken for granted.

Targeting Unions: The Table Scraps War

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The regular people of Toilerville worked hard, but it was difficult to stay ahead even in the best of times. Which is why the regular people of Toilerville were so grateful for the gristle.

From Hollywood to Wisconsin: A Good Day for Unions

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sally Kohn

From the almost-entirely unionized Oscar winners to the public workers in Wisconsin continuing their two-week sit-in for worker justice, Americans everywhere were hopefully reminded that unions make America great.

In Madison, The Governor Gets Buffaloed

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

So it turns out I'm not the only person in Wisconsin without caller ID. Then again, I never get any calls from Buffalo bloggers pretending to be one of my billionaire sugar daddies.

In Wisconsin, Singing Out for Justice

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

There once was a union maid/ Who found herself betrayed/ By sharps and clowns in Madison town/ Who decided that they'd degrade her trade.

Unions Create the Silver Lining

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

Before the pity parties and recriminations begin, I hope that Democrats will see the silver lining and remember the millions of hard-working men and women who have stood up and fought for them.

Chicago Ranks 2nd In Percentage Of Union Workers

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Many people still think of Chicago as a big "union town" -- and they're right, at least compared with most other major U.S. cities....

Democracy on Trial: My View on SEIU's Lawsuit Against Our Union

Shirley Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shirley Nelson

It is clear that SEIU's lawyers understand, and want to hide from the jury, that the vast majority of the members of our union disagreed with Andy Stern.