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Lee Saunders

Exposing the Koch Brothers and the Price We All Pay

Robert Greenwald | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

If there can be such a thing as a typical American billionaire, David H. and Charles G. Koch do not fit that bill. They are not just among the richest Americans -- $100 billion and counting. They are deeply political libertarian industrialists.

Dave Jamieson

White House: No Bailout For Detroit

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Public workers and residents in Detroit shouldn't expect their city to be bailed out by the federal government. But during a meeting at ...

When Trust Turns to Rust in the Motor City

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

In Rick Snyder's Michigan, there's no money to make good on the pensions seniors in Detroit worked a lifetime to earn, but there's always a few hundred million available for a billionaire who wants an extravagant new sports arena.

(Extra)Ordinary People

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Yes, we have survived the Great Recession and employment is up. But according to the Census Bureau, one-third of adults who live in poverty are working. They simply don't earn enough to support themselves and their families.

Scott Walker's Austerity Plan: Turning Wisconsin Into the New Greece

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Scott Walker and his tea party cohorts bought the snake oil of austerity. They forced the Badger State to drink it. And Wisconsin's families are suffering because the governor ignored the evidence that it is a toxic brew.

Noxious Notions From the Heritage Foundation

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Conservatives are being forced to take sides: They can either stand with promoters of inflammatory tracts -- like the Heritage Foundation and their hack Jason Richwine -- or they can stand with Americans in both parties who are working to fix our broken immigration system.

Sam Stein

Labor Leader Calls Politicians 'Turncoats,' Says Time To 'Make Them Pay'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the top labor leaders in the country ripped into two prominent Democratic lawmakers Monday morning, calling them "turncoats" and...

The Road to Jobs and Economic Growth

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

One of the great lies of our time is that raising taxes on the wealthy hurts job creation and undermines economic growth. There is absolutely no evidence anywhere in the world that this claim is true. In fact, all the evidence points to the exact opposite being true.

Dave Jamieson

Labor Leader: 'We Did Deliver' Ohio, Wisconsin, Nevada

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For a labor movement that's found itself on its heels for much of the past two years, President Barack Obama's decisive victory in Tuesd...

It Takes a Lot of Brass: Romney and America's Veterans

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Romney has made no secret of his contempt for the men and women who sacrifice for all Americans. It is the same contempt he feels for every American who relies on government to help when there is a need for a helping hand.

Taxes, Offshore Accounts and Corruption

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Who cares that a man we know is wealthy put money in overseas accounts and created shell companies overseas with hidden assets? All of us should care.

Mitt Romney's "Fake-Facts"

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

It is clear that Romney and his allies have decided not to discuss Obamacare factually. They know that if they told the truth about the law, the public would not support their efforts to overturn it.

'Our Success Or Failure Will Mark A Turning Point'

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2012 | Business

By Lisa Lambert and James B. Kelleher LOS ANGELES, June 22 (Reuters) - As America's biggest state and local government employees' unio...

Are Democrats In Trouble With Union's Newly Elected Leader?

AP | Posted 06.22.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The nation's largest union of government workers chose a new leader on Thursday as its members grapple with efforts around the country ...

Union President Spent $325,000 On Private Jet Trips

The Huffington Post | Cole Stangler | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

The president of the nation’s largest public-sector employee union spent about $325,000 on chartered planes over the last two years, according to a ...

Sam Stein

Obama-Allied Union Faces Major Presidential Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, one of the most influential unions in the country, is poised to witne...

Sam Stein

EXCLUSIVE: AFSCME Treasurer Launching Historic Presidential Bid

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The labor movement could witness a historic change at the very top this June with the election of a new president to American Federation...

Rep. Gutierrez on Rahm Endorsement: AFSCME President McEntee Is "Disgrace to the Labor Movement"

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

AFSCME President Gerry McEntee has endorsed former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. McEntee's words carry a lot of weight within the labor movement.

Sam Stein

Lee Saunders, Likely AFSCME President, Pledges To Continue Primarying Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The likely successor to AFSCME President Gerald McEntee pledged on Thursday to continue and even accelerate the union's mission to primary those Democ...