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Collective Bargaining

Hard Times Not An Excuse for Dividing Families

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

Certainly our current economic crisis demands tough decisions. However, no new math exists that makes it morally and economically logical to ask that those who are least able to shoulder the majority of that sacrifice.

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 ...

Mark Blumenthal

Polls: Wisconsin Polarized But Leaning Toward Unions

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A automated telephone poll conducted this week in Wisconsin by the Democratic-affiliated firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) largely confir...

WATCH: Fox News Uses Footage From California Rally In Segment On Wisconsin Protests

Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The ongoing labor protests in Wisconsin have been relatively peaceful, with union workers and supporters rallying non-violently in opposition to Gover...

Walker Unveils Full Budget With Deep Cuts

AP/The Huffington Post | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — After focusing for weeks on his proposal to strip public employees of collective bargaining rights, Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday...

America Waking up to Value of Unions

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

There has been a virtual blackout of information about unions in the corporate media: More than 1/3 of the public hasn't heard enough about unions to know if they like them or not.

Be Like Ike, Wisconsin

Tom Silva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Silva

For those who may associate collective bargaining with the left wing of the Democratic Party, it may be valuable to know that people of impeccable Republican credentials supported it.

Wake Up America! Labor Needs a New "Clock Movement" to Keep Up With the Times

Armand F. Pereira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Armand F. Pereira

The right to organize and bargain collectively is beyond limited union powers to organize workers and mobilize crowds.

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...

United We Stand for Solutions

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

When workers began protesting Governor Scott Walker's attempt to bust the public employee unions in Wisconsin, I was proud to say that the Sierra Club stands firmly behind the right to organize and bargain collectively.

Amanda Terkel

John Boehner: Unions Have A 'Machine Gun' Pointed At 'The Heads Of Local Officials'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) weighed in on the labor protests rocking the Midwest on Sunday, saying that the current system of co...

Mark Blumenthal

New Polls Find Support For Public Employee Unions

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As protests continue over the proposal by Gov. Scott Walker (R) to strip collective bargaining rights from public employees in Wisconsin...

Not a Union Member? Why You Should Care About Wisconsin (or Ohio or Michigan)

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

Many people may not see collectively bargaining as relevant to problems in their own work lives. You might think, I don't need a union because I'm a professional. You are nevertheless affected by a growing imbalance of power in today's workplaces.

The (CBA) End Is Near for the NFL

Andrew Brandt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

It has now come down to this week in the two-year attempt to extend NFL players' Collective Bargaining Agreement, which expires Thursday at midnight.

At the Table

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sec. Hilda Solis

My mother worked the 3 p.m. to midnight shift at a toy factory. My father worked at a battery recycling plant and was a shop steward there for the Teamsters Union. I was "raised union."

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.

Why Madison Rabbis Oppose Wisconsin Governor's Budget Repair Bill

Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman

Jewish tradition, beginning with the Hebrew Bible, mandates that employers treat their workers fairly: "You shall not abuse a needy and destitute laborer."

Honoring a Great Teacher

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 06.25.2011 | Impact
Jack Schimmelman

Add to that brilliant mind a beautiful heart, you can begin to understand why former students who are well into their middle age wish to thank Madame C. for her classwork of decades past.

Michael Bloomberg: Unions Can Help Cut The Deficit

The New York Times | Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Organizing around a common interest is a fundamental part of democracy. We should no more try to take away the right of individuals to collectively ba...

Both Sides Now w/ Huffington and Matalin: Who Blinks in Washington... in Wisconsin? Also, DOMA, Watson, and Mardi Gras

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgThis week's show heard sharp differences on the federal budget standoff and an epic battle in Wisconsin. Was the prank call from "Koch" to Walker a smoking gun?

Two-Minute Warning in NFL Negotiations

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

We are getting close to the time when there will be a "cost of disagreement," when the failure to make an earnest effort to bridge the gap will result in significant damage to the business.

Southern States Lack Union Bargaining Rights

AP | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business

JACKSON, Miss. -- Whenever Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has asked lawmakers to weaken benefits for state employees, his proposals have met little re...

Solidarity Protests Draw Thousands Across U.S.

Reuters | Michelle Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of people rallied in cities across the United States on Saturday to express solidarity with Wisconsin public sector ...

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.

The Real Issues: A Wisconsin Update

George Lakoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Lakoff

If the plan to kill public employees' unions succeeds, conservatives will be effectively unopposed in raising campaign funding. This will mean a thoroughly conservative America in every issue area.