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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."

Unions Plan New Offensive After Defeat

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT and SAM HANANEL | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Blindsided by a new law weakening union rights in Michigan, organized labor is preparing to target Republican governors in politica...

Michigan Unions Prepare For Protest In Lansing

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 12.10.2012 | Detroit

DEARBORN, Mich. -- More than 200 activists attended training Saturday in preparation for a protest at the Michigan Capitol, where lawmakers are puttin...

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...

Scott Walker Recall Effort Could Add Up

AP | By TODD RICHMOND | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- A recall election to oust Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker from office could cost at least $9 million. The estimate from the s...

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....

Unions Flex Their Political Muscle In Ohio

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Union leaders said Wednesday their success in striking down an Ohio law curbing collective bargaining rights for public workers poi...

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...

Private Employers Now Required To Inform Workers Of Union Rights

AP | By SAM HANANEL | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Labor Relations Board has approved a new rule that requires private employers to display posters that tell workers about th...

Wisconsin Recalls Leave Both Republicans And Democrats Claiming Victory

AP | By SCOTT BAUER | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- Recall elections prompted by anger over lawmaker handling of a proposal to curb union rights let Wisconsin Democrats narrow the Repub...

GOP Governor Looks To Stop Effort To Repeal Controversial Anti-Union Law

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH and ANN SANNER | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich and top Republican lawmakers said Wednesday they're offering to discuss weakening a new law limiting coll...

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...

Opponents Of Ohio Union Law Say They Have Enough Repeal Signatures

AP | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Opponents of Ohio's new collective bargaining law say they have enough signatures to get a repeal question on November's ballot...

Opponents Of Ohio Union Law Say They Have Enough Signatures For Repeal Initiative

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Opponents of Ohio's new collective bargaining law say they have collected hundreds of thousands more signatures than needed in ...

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.

Anger Brews Over Government Workers' Benefits

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Erin McFarlane looks at public workers, she sees lucrative pension benefits she doesn't ever expect to get. And it makes her mad. "I don't think...

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 ...

Chris Christie: 'I Love Collective Bargaining'

AP | BETH DeFALCO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie, long at odds with unions over his budget-cutting ways, said that he's ready to start negotiating with ...