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Wisconsin Union Protests

Amanda Terkel

Unions: Sunday Shows Are Shutting Us Out | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE: NBC just sent out its line-up for Sunday's "Meet the Press" and it does now include AFL-CIO head Richard Trumka, who will be part of a roundta...

Bargaining Bans Don't End Deficits

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

To say the least, it is rather difficult to prove that ending collective bargaining, as is now proposed in Wisconsin, Ohio and elsewhere, offers any guarantee that states can close their budget gaps.

Top 5: Why Wisconsin Matters to You

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

When public sector workers can negotiate for fair pay, healthy workplaces and secure retirements, that puts pressure on private sector CEOs to do the same.

Should Christians Care About Unions?

Christopher LaTondresse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christopher LaTondresse

As Christians, let's not forget that MLK was killed in Memphis, Tenn., while in town supporting a strike organized by the black sanitation workers union.

Poor No More! Or That "Hard Working Middle Class" Baloney

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

The one thing Obama and Palin have in common? Everyone is middle class. To call a man or woman poor is to insult them -- to call them a failure in this land of plenty.

From Cairo to Madison: Hope and Solidarity Are Alive

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

My travels from Cairo to Madison seem like one seamless web. An Egyptian held a sign in Tahrir Square saying "Egypt Supports Wisconsin Workers -- One World, One Pain." Solidarity is, indeed, a beautiful thing.

Greenspan's Incompetence Badgers Wisconsin's Workers

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

Greenspan has been strangely missing from the fierce battle over the future of public-sector unions in Wisconsin. His absence is strange because he bears more responsibility for the current conflict than anyone else alive.

Need to Fix the Budget Deficit? Charge Those Who Caused It

Jordan Zakarin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jordan Zakarin

We don't have a budget deficit, we have a budget distortion. A case of misplaced priorities. Millionaires over teachers, hospital workers, firefighters. Sounds about right.

Amanda Terkel

Rage Against The Machine Guitarist Coming To Wisconsin For Concert | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, WIS. - For the past week, the protests outside of the Wisconsin statehouse have had a background soundtrack of Bruce Springsteen, Journey and...

Wisconsin Governor's Attack on Labor May Backfire on Radical Right

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Scott Walker's plan was a blitzkrieg attack to catch the opposition with its defenses down.

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin Protesters Call On Obama | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, WIS. -- President Obama has expressed more support for the protests over Gov. Scott Walker's (R) controversial budget proposal than perhaps a...

Amanda Terkel

Russ Feingold Rallies Protesters In Wisconsin | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, WIS. -- Russ Feingold may no longer be in elected office, but he can still excite crowds of labor protesters who have rallied at the state's ...