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The 50 Most Influential Progressives of the 20th Century

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

We all stand on the shoulders of earlier generations of radicals and reformers who challenged the status quo of their day. Unfortunately, most Americans know little of this progressive history.

Lies, Damned Lies and Employers

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

Massey issued a statement asserting that a review of conditions in the Upper Big Branch mine uncovered no problems. All that could only mean one thing, right? Massey did nothing wrong and bears no responsibility.

Joe Six-Pack Demands Answers From Anti-Union McCain & Co.

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Like many Republicans, McCain has made it clear that he feels about unions the way an Alaskan aerial hunter does about wolves -- best when dead.

Labor's Self-Inflicted Wounds Threaten Progressive Movement

Kelly Candaele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Candaele

Just as we are on the precipice of a major political realignment, a possible resurgence of progressive politics in Washington, the backbone of that movement -- organized labor -- is engaged in a self-destructive internal battle.

Labor's Self-Inflicted Wounds Threaten Progressive Movement

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Dreier

Just as we are on the precipice of a major political realignment, a possible resurgence of progressive politics in Washington, the backbone of that movement -- organized labor -- is engaged in a self-destructive internal battle.