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Employee Free Choice Act

Sam Stein

"We're 100 Percent Confident" EFCA Will Pass: Union Official

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pushing back against reports of concern over the Employee Free Choice Act's passage, union officials insisted on Monday and Tuesday that they have eno...

Sam Stein

Worry Grows Over Dem Defections On EFCA

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Officials tasked with helping push the Employee Free Choice Act through Congress are growing concerned about the possible defection of Senate Democrat...

Union Allies Fight Back Against GOP "Meltdown Lobby" With IRS Complaint, Grass-Roots Campaigns

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

Republican leaders and their conservative big business allies, including the Chamber of Commerce, have gone after workers' rights ...

Jason Linkins

Newt Gingrich: Fight Against Unions, Win A Free Wii

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Good news, paupers! Thanks to Newt Gingrich and CPAC, at least one lucky child is going to get his hands on a brand new video game system, no bootstr...

Sam Stein

SEIU's Stern: Solis' Absence Hurt Workers On Stimulus

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the nation's most prominent union leaders says that working Americans were deprived a voice during the debate over the stimulus package and hou...

A Victory for the Asian-American Community

Jonah Lalas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonah Lalas

The Filipino veterans have received their due, but Asian workers have not. It is up Asian activists to continue to educate and politicize our youth.

Burger King Backs off Opposition to Employee Free Choice Act

Michael Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Whitney

This week, under pressure from Service Employees International Union (SEIU) activists, Burger King scrambled to respond to allegations that it lobbied against the Employee Free Choice Act, while paying its workers poverty wages.

New Boon to Obama's Economic Plan: Solis Confirmed as Labor Secretary

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Art Levine

With the pro-worker Hilda Solis now at the helm of the Labor Department, our country will have a better chance to fulfill the vision President Obama highlighted Tuesday night.

Solidarity for Never

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

In the wake of this economic meltdown, maybe it's time to put to rest the conservative canard that respecting workers' rights to unionize and to bargain collectively is tantamount to a communist coup d'etat.

New Report Reveals Why GOP Hates Unions: They Raise Wages, Boost Economy

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

Big businesses and the GOP have taken a short-term, greedy look at their economic self-interest and determined they must fight the Employee Free Choice Act with all the weapons at their disposal.

How Many Would Unionize?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

A few days back, Mickey Kaus asked a good question about two conflicting results relevant to the debate about the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA): ...

Labor Rips Burris For Unclear Stance On Employee Free Choice Act

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As if he wasn't dealing with enough this week, newly appointed Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) is coming in for heavy criticism from some of President Bar...

EFCA: Molyneux Responds

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

After reading Tuesday's post on the new polling data on the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), I received the following comment from Guy Molyneux, the p...

Sam Stein

SEIU Set To Realign And Potentially Lay-off Work Force

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the nation's most influential unions is making preparations for staff cuts and rearrangements in an effort to meet challenging economic and pol...

EFCA Polling: What Opinions Will Be Prudent to Heed?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Today brings some important new polling data on the issue of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) now making its way through Congress. The release from...

Sam Stein

Hilda Solis Confirmation Appears Certain

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration expressed confidence on Wednesday that one of the few remaining holes in its cabinet would be filled shortly. The nomination...

Republicans: Spare Me Your Newfound "Fiscal Responsibility"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The Republicans today are conforming to an ideology based on a myth that other Republicans created in 1997, a copy of a copy without an original.

Why We Must Fight Like Hell to Confirm Hilda Solis for Labor Secretary

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

The Senate Labor committee postponed Solis' nomination yesterday because of a recent USA Today report about her husband's outstanding California tax liens.

Sam Stein

Labor To Open Fire Over Solis Confirmation

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The country's largest labor and Hispanic groups are ratcheting up the confirmation fight over Labor Secretary nominee Hilda Solis, preparing a full-ou...

Committee Set To Vote On GOP-Blocked Labor Nominee Thursday

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's Labor Secretary nominee, former Rep. Hilda Solis (D-CA), will get her long-awaited confirmation vote in the Senate labor committee t...

Capital Strike?

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The day will come when Obama will have no choice but to remind the giant corporations through tough government action that the U.S. is not just another one of their wholly owned subsidiaries.

Alinsky's Legacy, Obama and Labor's Challenge

Jonah Lalas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonah Lalas

Until Obama, I had always viewed the White House as synonymous with "the boss" or the "management" of a facility who instills fear into workers when they try to organize.

President Obama Wants You to Join the Union

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

On Friday, President Obama, a onetime organizer, had more words to say about unions, and they were the kind of explicit endorsement that we literally haven't heard from a president since FDR's day.

Employee Free Choice Act Gives Workers a Fair and Democratic Chance to Form Unions

Steve Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Rosenthal

Union representation elections currently have the deck is stacked against workers in winning the right to unite together. Anyone who thinks this is a fair and democratic process has obviously never been involved in it.

Unions Hold Firm on Employee Free Choice Act, Buoyed by Tough Ads, White House Support

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

An aggressive new ad campaign launched Sunday against the lies about the Employee Free Choice Act have clearly boosted the union cause.