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Public Sector Employees

Trade Deals Set Their Sights on Public Workers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
James P. Hoffa

For much of this decade, Tea Party-backed lawmakers have been at war with public sector employees across the country. They've tried, and in a few cases succeeded, in taking away public servants' ability to collectively bargain. But now the battle is going abroad.

Governor Snyder's True Colors Show in Michigan's Right to Work Battle

Gretchen Whitmer | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Gretchen Whitmer

Last week Michigan Governor Rick Snyder removed any remaining shred of credibility as a moderate with a stunning about-face on "Right to Work," a policy that he had recently declared "too divisive" and not something that was in Michigan's best interest.

Voting YES on Prop 2 Supports Public Service Workers Who Protect Our Kids

Benny Napoleon | Posted 12.29.2012 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

Proposal 2 to protect collective bargaining rights for public sector employees is not a one-sided worker argument. Passage of Proposal 2 provides the mechanism for public sector workers to protect their professional training from getting cut.

Jon Stewart and the Sheer Hypocrisy of Fox News on Teachers

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Wallis

I like teachers. But what I am learning from conservatives these days, especially the hosts and commentators for Fox News is that public school teachers are greedy.

Less Secure Retirements Lie Ahead

National Journal | RONALD BROWNSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One big reason public employees are under siege in Wisconsin and other states is because they now enjoy more secure retirement benefits than most priv...

WATCH: Governor Walker's Prank Caller Speaks With Lawrence O'Donnell

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Wednesday night on MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell," Lawrence spoke with Ian Murphy, editor-in-chief of BuffaloBeast.com. Murphy is th...

Wisconsin Governor Launches Attack on Public Sector Employees and Unions (VIDEO)

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Democracy Now!

Recently elected Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker has proposed a bill that would eliminate almost all collective bargaining rights for most ...

For the Right: A Regular Deregulation Celebration

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

When it comes to regulating, the Right is downright irregular. Now that Republicans control the House, they're hell-bent on further deregulating cor...