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Why Do Most People Think of Lincoln as an Anti-Slavery President When He Was Really More Pro-Unification?

Quora | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Matthew Pinsker, Pohanka Chair for Civil War History, Dickinson College The best way to answer this...

A Clear Choice for Workers

Joe Hansen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joe Hansen

One candidate -- President Obama -- supports workers' rights and is committed to protecting them. The other -- Mitt Romney -- is out to destroy them. That's what at stake in this election.

You Can't Fool the People!

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 10.04.2012 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

After having the largest environmental judgment in history -- $19 billion -- handed down against them and held up under appeal, Chevron is fooling fewer and fewer people hardly any of the time these days.

Republicans Reject Union Workers But Respect Union Refs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.01.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans' reaction to last week's Monday Night Football debacle was record-breaking given their decades of hating on union workers.

Cole Stangler

The Labor Movement's Profound Effect On Politicians | Cole Stangler | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Politicians who come of age with the labor movement in their lives are more likely to advocate on behalf of worker-friendly policies, re...

Mitt + Koch = Prop 32 Ways to Buy CA

Rick Jacobs | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

We can say no to the Koch brothers/Karl Rove/RomneyBain and show them that people power can still beat corporate money. We can also tell them that the eighth largest economy in the world is not up to bid to the highest bidder.

Why I Don't Support the Chicago Teachers

Liz Ryan | Posted 11.13.2012 | Education
Liz Ryan

I get it. Teachers' jobs are brutal. But why, in the face of unworkable and outdated methods and an inhuman work load, would teachers ever conclude "Let's hold the district's feet to the fire for 45 extra bucks a week, and call it good"?

The Naked Ideology of School Reform

Mark Cassello | Posted 11.10.2012 | Education
Mark Cassello

If Chicagoans fail to recognize the deeper systemic issues underlying their failing schools, the teachers' strike may play right into the hands of Emanuel, who stands to profit politically, and the charter school corporations, which stand to profit financially.

Unless the Board of Education Gets Serious, Chicago Educators May Need to Strike

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 10.14.2012 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

Top-down management style employed by the new crop of school administrators leave educators feeling frustrated, dejected and ready to throw in the towel. Educators need respect.

Unions: Friends or Foes of the Arts?

Richard Dare | Posted 09.05.2012 | Home
Richard Dare

No one wants second-rate legal work or almost good healthcare; and I don't think they want second-best music either.

Cole Stangler

Union Says American Airlines Stalling Election | Cole Stangler | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

Rosemary Capasso, 59, has worked as a passenger service agent at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport for the last 30 years. She splits her ...

Live-Streamed Civil War Seminar -- Creating Education That Is Accessible to All

Larry Velvel | Posted 08.15.2012 | College
Larry Velvel

The high cost of both legal and undergraduate education is, justly, a hot button topic right now, and in my opinion, far too little is being done to ensure that every American has access to the remarkable educational opportunities this country has to offer.

Cole Stangler

Pizza Workers On Strike: 'No Justice, No Piece' | Cole Stangler | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

More than 125 workers at a Milwaukee pizza plant have been on strike for nearly two weeks, claiming workplace dangers, problems in obtaining overtime ...

Latino Voters Double In North Carolina

The Huffington Post | Janell Ross | Posted 05.25.2012 | Latino Voices

The number of registered Latino voters living in North Carolina has doubled in the last four years, likely cementing North Carolina’s status as a sw...

Zach Carter

Obama Urged To Pressure Colombia On Workers' Rights Following Murders | Zach Carter | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, the leaders of the largest coalition of American labor unions sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to mainta...

As the World Turns

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.01.2012 | Business
Paula Gordon

SAG-AFTRA, one union, now stands where once there were a separate Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Actors. The labor movement is far from dead.

Saki Knafo

Workers And Managers Face Off At Iconic New York Bookstore | Saki Knafo | Posted 03.23.2012 | New York

Visitors to the Strand Book Store, a quirky bastion of the New York intellectual tradition on Broadway and 12th Street, may have noticed that the plac...

In All-India General Strike, Workers Go All Out Against Neoliberalism

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.09.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

India's economic ascent seems like it should be the envy of the world's richest nations. Except Indian workers just gave the boosters of global capitalism a few million second thoughts.

Janell Ross

Detroit's Latest Problem: Drastic Bus Service Cuts | Janell Ross | Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

Detroit's beleaguered bus riders already have little love for the Motor City's transit system. Now service is about to get worse. Beginning Saturd...

Every Worker Deserves Sick Days - That Includes You

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 04.08.2012 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

Many friends and acquaintances have told me, "In the private sector, we don't get to roll over our sick days like teachers do." We tend to aim for the lowest common denominator in what we consider proper working conditions.

My 2011 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This year we turn to the Democrats to find the winner of Destined For Political Stardom. If Elizabeth Warren manages to wrest Teddy Kennedy's old Senate seat away from the Republican usurper, she will indeed be on the road to Democratic stardom.

The Lessons of Ohio

Richard Trumka | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Richard Trumka

"Remember Ohio." Those two words should carry new meaning to politicians in Congress and state houses who think they can respond to unemployment, budget crises and voter anger with faux solutions that scapegoat those hit hardest by the current economy.

Got Outrage? We Do, and We Are Ready to Share

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 01.08.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

I feel outrage everyday. I think of the stories I know about those who have lived with and died from tuberculosis and I feel truly deeply irreparably angry.

The EU 'Rescue Fund' -- Part Of The Problem, Not The Solution

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

There is still much to be decided before EU leaders can claim to have provided a comprehensive and credible plan to end the sovereign debt crisis.

Car Wash Workers Win Landmark Rights

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

Workers at a Southern California car wash won a union contract Tuesday, making them the first unionized car-wash employees in the country. The Los ...