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Gingrich Doubles Down On Questionable Child Labor Proposal

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich clarified his comment calling child labor laws "stupid" Monday in an interview with The Washington Pos...

Victory! Voters Reject Tea Party Overreach, Protect American Freedoms

Christine Pelosi | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

President Obama must be heartened and his GOP challengers concerned about the people's vetoes of extreme tea party corporate libertarian overreach in Ohio, Maine, Arizona, Mississippi, and Iowa.

Labor Union Targets Vulnerable Republicans In Ads

The Huffington Post | Jordan Howard | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the nation's largest labor unions, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, will begin the airing an ad...

Arbitrator Sides With Union Over Quinn's Layoffs, Closures

Posted 12.03.2011 | Chicago

An arbitrator ruled Monday that Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D)'s call for seven state facility closures and 1,900 worker layoffs violates the state's...

Quinn Announces Plans To Close Seven Facilities, Lay Off 1,900 Workers

Posted 11.08.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn announced plans Thursday to close seven state agencies, which, along with other cuts, will eliminate more than 1,900 jobs in an effort ...

Quinn Admits Thousands Of Layoffs, Facility Closures Coming Soon

Posted 11.06.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Tuesday admitted that the reports about thousands of state employee layoffs and facility closures across the state shor...

Free America From GOP Hostage Takers in Wisconsin

Christine Pelosi | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

What happens in Wisconsin will not stay in Wisconsin -- it will spread across the country as a shining example or cautionary tale for President Obama.

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Progressive Groups Launch Debt Ceiling Ad Campaign | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the nation less than a week away from the Aug. 2 deadline to raise the debt ceiling, a group of progressive and labor organizations...

Amanda Terkel

Thousands Of Aviation Workers Still Furloughed | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 4,000 federal employees remained temporarily out of work for the fourth day in a row on Tuesday, as Congress appeared no closer t...

Arbitrator:Governor Quinn Should Pay Raises He Cancelled

Posted 09.18.2011 | Chicago

An arbitrator sided Tuesday with Illinois' largest employee union in an ongoing battle over Governor Pat Quinn's announcement earlier this month that ...

Samuel Haass

Union to Democratic Senators: Don't Cut Medicaid! | Samuel Haass | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top union representing state and local workers is putting pressure on moderate Senate Democrats to reject any debt ceiling proposals...

State Employee Union Sues Gov. Quinn To Get Raises

AP | Posted 09.08.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A major state employee union has filed a federal lawsuit over Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's decision to cancel raises for thousa...

Quinn Defends Cancelling Raises, Is Prepared For Possible Lawsuit

Posted 09.05.2011 | Chicago

Though Democratic Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's Friday announcement of the cancellation of some 30,000 state employee's anticipated raises was describ...

Joseph Erbentraut

Union: Gov. Quinn Cancelling Raises Worse Than Scott Walker | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.31.2011 | Chicago

In a move that has ignited the ire of labor groups statewide, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced on Friday the cancellation of pay raises for thous...

Matt Sledge

Minnesota On Cusp Of A Government Shutdown | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

A simmering labor dispute in Minnesota could erupt into a full-blown state government shutdown just in time for the July 4th holiday weekend if a $5 b...

Paul Blumenthal

George Soros, Unions Power New Dem Super PAC | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The contributors to House Majority PAC, the new Democratic Super PAC, reads like a Glenn Beck fever dream. The list includes George Soro...

Amanda Terkel

Labor Battles Heat Up In Florida Against Gov. Rick Scott | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Garrett Lamp is a lifelong Republican. As a firefighter with the Orlando Fire Department, he voted for Jeb Bush for governor and even wo...

Wisconsin Is a Tide Turner; Can We Ride the Wave?

Christine Pelosi | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Wisconsin is a generational choice. Just as the greatest generation was judged by World War Two, the Mad Men generation was judged by civil rights and the baby boomers were judged by Vietnam, ours will be judged by Wisconsin.

Labor and the LGBT Community

Tobias Barrington Wolff | Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics
Tobias Barrington Wolff

Labor rights is an LGBT issue. Showing up to help labor in their current struggle is not an act of altruism, it is the satisfaction of a reciprocal obligation.

How Dr. King's Assassination and the Struggle for Collective Bargaining Changed My Life

Robert Creamer | Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Tomorrow we observe the 43rd anniversary of Dr. King's assassination. Then -- as now -- collective bargaining was about freedom. He would be so proud of those who have carried on his struggle.

We Are All Part of the Labor Movement Now

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The battle of Wisconsin is about the principle of whether everyday people have the right to sit at a bargaining table and have a say about their wages, their working conditions, and their jobs.

We Are All Wisconsin Workers

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

My kinship with Wisconsin workers is based on my history as a proud pro-union Democrat. But you need not share my history to share my stake in their efforts to protect collective bargaining.

Wisconsin's Workers Are Fighting for All of Us

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The American Dream has been made possible by the strength of the American labor movement. The people of Wisconsin are making history by drawing a serious line in the sand against unbridled corporate power.

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...

IGNORE The Wisconsin Protests and Instead LOOK OVER THERE! (video)

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp