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Wisconsin Collective Bargaining Reforms Do Not Violate Workers' Constitutional Rights: Judge

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

MILWAUKEE, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Wisconsin's controversial collective bargaining reforms do not violate the free speech and equal protection rights of p...

How the GOP Hopes to Take Away Americans' Right to Collective Bargaining

Robert Creamer | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

By standing up to Republican abuse of rules in the Senate, Democrats will be standing up to the economic abuse inflicted on most Americans by a tiny minority of unelected, wealthy speculators and CEOs who think they are entitled to be "masters of the universe."

Koch Brothers Fuel Anti-Union Push In Another State

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

In Arizona, Republican efforts to dismantle public unions took another step forward this week. On Tuesday, the state Senate passed a bill banning t...

Quinn: Indiana's 'Right To Work' Plan NOT Happening In Illinois

Posted 02.01.2012 | Chicago

As Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels prepares to sign right-to-work legislation into law, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn said he's not worried about the mov...

How the 99% Won in the Fight for Worker Rights

Andy Kroll | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Andy Kroll

Republican governor John Kasich's anti-union law might still be on the books if not for the force of OWS. And if the Occupy movement survives, if it regroups and adapts to life beyond Zuccotti Park, you can bet it will notch more political victories in 2012.

Scott Walker Recall Effort May Be Sabotaged

Patch.com | By Denise Lockwood | Posted 11.16.2011 | Home

Residents who signed legitimate recall petitions may never have them counted by the Government Accountability Board....

Sarah Palin Sounds Off On Controversial Anti-Union Measure

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

Ohio's Issue 2, a referendum on a controversial law curtailing collective bargaining rights for public employees, picked up the endorsement of former ...

As a Country, We Are in Free-Fall

David Macaray | Posted 12.09.2011 | Business
David Macaray

We hear "sell-out" applied to the United Auto Workers and, unfortunately, we hear it applied with little or no understanding of how ferociously the union resisted it, or how forcefully the two-tier configuration was crammed down their throats.

Lizzie Schiffman

Religious Leaders Join Hyatt Strikers, Host Interfaith Prayer

HuffingtonPost.com | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 11.14.2011 | Chicago

Citing “the calling of their faith traditions to do justice for the oppressed,” Jewish, Christian and Muslim clergy will join employees striking a...

Hyatt Workers In The Midst Of Weeklong Strike

Posted 11.09.2011 | Chicago

Hyatt hotel workers in Chicago on Thursday morning joined their fellow unionized workers in three other cities with the launch of a weeklong strike ou...

WATCH: Union Files Complaint Over Hyatt Heat Lamp Incident

Posted 09.27.2011 | Chicago

Unite Here Local 1, a union representing some 170 Park Hyatt Chicago hotel workers who have been without a contract for nearly two years, announced Th...

Jen Sabella

Hyatt Protest Heats Up: Hotel Turns Heat Lamps On Union Strikers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jen Sabella | Posted 09.21.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: The Hyatt released the following statement regarding the heat lamps being turned on Chicago strikers: Hyatt regrets the events that occurr...

Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Factory Fire

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

We are still saddened today at the senseless loss of life in the Triangle fire. We are still galvanized by the call for workers' rights in its aftermath. But I'm also struck by those who refuse to learn the lessons this tragedy can teach us.

Wisconsin Layoff Notices Coming Tomorrow

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that he will issue layoff notices to 1,500 state workers on Friday if his proposal forcing ...

Ohio Anti-Union Bill Passes State Senate

AP/The Huffington Post | ANN SANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The bargaining rights of public workers in Ohio would be dramatically reduced and strikes would be banned under a bill narrowly pas...

Police Let Protesters Stay Night At Wis. Capitol

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- Dozens of protesters camped overnight in the Wisconsin Capitol and vowed to be back in full force Monday after police backed away fro...

Michael Bloomberg: Unions Can Help Cut The Deficit

The New York Times | Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Organizing around a common interest is a fundamental part of democracy. We should no more try to take away the right of individuals to collectively ba...