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Lucia Graves

Reformers Sweep UC Union Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.09.2011 | College

Graduate students at the University of California voted resoundingly to elect a slate of reformers to lead their union, United Auto Workers Local 2865...

Lucia Graves

Vote Counting To Resume After UC Grad Students Occupy Union Offices

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

The elections committee for a union representing academic student employees in the University of California system voted unanimously on Tuesday to res...

Slavery and the Civil War: Not What You Think

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

With a volley of artillery fired at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor on April 12, 1861, the South started a war that nearly destroyed the United State...

PHOTOS: The Faces Of The Civil War

Posted 06.11.2011 | Arts

Why do the men in Civil War portraits look so calm? The soldiers, who fought some of the bloodiest battles in American history, couldn't have been at ...

Obama's Colombia-Korea NAFTA Expansion Is Disgusting

Lori Wallach | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
Lori Wallach

Today's announcement by the Obama administration of an "Action Plan" ostensibly aimed at addressing Colombia's horrific labor rights conditions is a remarkably cynical maneuver.

Weekly Audit: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing--The Myth of Fiscal Conservatism

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Fashionable pundits like to say that the Republican Party has shifted its focus from "social conservat...

Want to Scare the Hell Out of the NFL?

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Instead of the NFL players complaining about the owners -- why don't the players start making a move towards forming their own league?

Weekly Audit: Hostile Takeover Threat Spurs Concessions from Michigan Unions

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Michigan's new Emergency Manager Law is already forcing major concessions from unions. The law gives t...

Weekly Audit: Massive Protest In Wisconsin Shows Walker's Overreach

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger About 100,000 people gathered in Madison, Wisconsin to protest Gov. Scott Walker's new anti-collective...

Wisconsin 14 May Be Weakening, Struggle to Regain Leverage

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

Whatever face they put on it publicly, it would be unwise and naive for those who support the labor movement in Wisconsin and nationally to pretend to themselves that the Wisconsin 14 are holding firm forever.

Weekly Audit: Standoff Continues in Wisconsin

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Standoff Continues in WisconsinBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The 14 Democratic state senators who fled Wisconsin to th...

Adventist Wins Fight Not To Join Union

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Ron Csillag Religion News Service TORONTO -- A labor relations board in Canada has granted an Adventist worker the right to not join a union becau...

Weekly Audit: Police Defy Order to Clear Protesters from Wisconsin Capital

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger On Monday afternoon, the Capitol Police in Madison, Wisconsin refused to enforce an order to clear the...

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.

100,000+ Protest Across America, 3,000 in Denver

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Rallies were held at state capitols in all fifty states on Saturday, bringing out hundreds of thousands of Americans to stand in solidarity with workers in Wisconsin.

Banging Gongs at a Union Rally

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

I really hate it when organizations parachute outside people into local situations. The outside people think they know an area because they went to school in a city or town a decade or two before or they once had a cheesesteak when they came to Philly.

Why Union?

Krystal Ball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Krystal Ball

A more equitable society is not just good for union members, it is good for every person in our country and it is certainly good for the middle class.

Weekly Audit: A Recall Fight Brewing in Wisconsin?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Tens of thousands of people continue their peaceful occupation of the Wisconsin state capital to prote...

Bison, Fashion's New Favorite Skin (PHOTOS)

Joy Yoon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Joy Yoon

Bison is all the rage. From new meat alternative to now, fashion, the duo behind the Los Angeles label Parabellum are pushing the fashion boundaries with their use of bison skin.

This Isn't Deficit Control. It's Assault.

Richard Trumka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Trumka

This isn't "fiscal responsibility" or "deficit control." It's about the most bald-faced assault on America's middle class I've ever seen.

The Superbowl Is Over -- Now The Real Combat Begins

David Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Morris

For thousands of workers and millions of fans, the NFL game that really counts isn't Packers v. Steelers. It's Workers v. Bosses.

US Chamber's Lobbyists Ran Smear Campaign On Political Opponents

thinkprogress.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ThinkProgress has learned that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the big business trade association representing ExxonMobil, AIG, and other major internat...

New York Times Fuels War Against The Middle Class

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jonathan Tasini

Apparently, the New York Times has decided nobody should count on decent pensions, health care, and decent wages as part of a decent standard of living in the future. All that is just too "generous."

Making America the Best Place on Earth to Work

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The most telling line in the State of the Union address was this: "We have to make America the best place on Earth to do business." Especially because it wasn't matched by this: "We have to make America the best place on Earth to work."

The F Word: Setting the Story Straight on Snow "Slowdown"

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Laura Flanders

It's worth noting: the story of a union-staged work slowdown after New York's first major snowstorm of the year has been debunked pretty thoroughly by now.