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Supreme Court to Women: Father Knows Best

Nan Aron | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Nan Aron

These three decisions, taken together, are an assault on the rights, health, and economic well-being of women in every corner of this country. But they are also a challenge to President Obama, to Congress, to the political system, and to the American people to take the action necessary to undo the damage.

Perhaps "Compromise" and "Politics" Can Coexist? Candidate Fishman Switches Sides and Hopes So

Kevin Walsh | Posted 07.01.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

This "all-for-one and none-for-all" mentality might not make those four musketeers cringe, but it did cause one young Republican to leave his party.

Who Is Behind the National Right to Work Committee and Its Anti-Union Crusade?

Mary Bottari | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics
Mary Bottari

As the U.S. Supreme Court's 2014 session comes to a close, one of the major cases left for a decision is Harris vs. Quinn, which could affect millions of public sector workers in the United States.

Paul Blumenthal

Koch Brothers Face Insults While Unions Face Threats To Their Very Existence

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Not a week goes by these days without Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) denouncing the billionaire Koch brothers as "un-America...

'Choice': Another Republican Lie

Dale Hansen | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Republican-led legislatures across the nation are making controversial changes to many laws under the guise of "choice." Charter schools give families a "choice" of where to send their children. Right to work gives workers a "choice" to join a union. The truth is, "choice" is a red herring in these political discussions.

Gov. Rick Snyder: One Misleading Flip-flopper

Dale Hansen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

So far in this election cycle, Snyder and his team of experts have proven to be very good at creating catchy nicknames and misrepresenting data to make it appear the governor has had a positive impact.

So-Called Right to Work Is Still Wrong for Workers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Lawmakers must resist the cheap corporate rhetoric pushed by ALEC and others that makes right-to-work seem like a solution. It isn't.

Dave Jamieson

The Right's Plans To Demolish Labor Unions

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Any right-wing confab probing the power of "big labor" suffers from an inherent contradiction: The ranks of unionized workers ...

Can Michigan Really Trust Gov. Rick Snyder?

Dale Hansen | Posted 04.27.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

Given how divisive right to work would be, it should come as no surprise that the governor would want to insulate Republican members of the state house and senate from taking a potentially damaging vote that would expose their true intentions shortly before an election. The governor, however, tells a different story.

Only Aggressive Action Will Save the American Labor Movement

Alan Singer | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

Only aggressive action is going to save the American labor movement. When laws are made by the rich and powerful to serve their interests, organized workers need to stop obeying the laws.

Turns Out Anti-Union Volkswagen Workers May Have Screwed Themselves And The South

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Volkswagen employees may have made a huge mistake when they rejected union membership on Friday. Employees at VW's Chattanooga plant voted against ...

Dave Jamieson

Did Unions Suffer A Massive Loss Because Of GOP Meddling?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Tennessee Volkswagen workers were voting last week on whether or not to have the United Auto Workers represent them, Sen. Bob Corker ...

Then Along Came a Snyder: Super Bowl Scuba-Governor and Four Great Lake Shipwrecks to Explore Before the $30 Million Tidal Wave Hits

Kevin Walsh | Posted 04.17.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Some disturbing images are tough to shake. Not every Super Bowl ad offers a snorkeling governor rising dramatically from the depths of a swimming pool. Toss in the Phil Hartman-like cheesy narrator and you've got a $400,000 bid for amnesia.

A House Is Not a Home Without Rights for Care Workers

Michelle Chen | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Does a public union belong in the most private of workplaces? Thousands of personal care workers in Illinois who tend to elders and people with disabilities at home wouldn't have it any other way.

Dave Jamieson

Biden: Right Wing Is 'Waging War' On Unions

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Speaking to a crowd of United Auto Workers union members on Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden said business interests and the right wi...

Newsflash! Michigan Company Moves to Michigan - "Right-to-Work" Righteousness by Gov. Snyder

Kevin Walsh | Posted 02.12.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the Michigan's governor signing into law "Right to Work" under the promises that it would make Michigan more competitive, attract new companies and give employees more options.

Why Not a Charter Government -- If 80% Raises for Everyone Doesn't Make Sense?

Kevin Walsh | Posted 01.26.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

On a quiet Sunday, the Detroit Free Press has reported that the State of Michigan under Governor Snyder, has decided it's time to start paying people what they're worth.

GOPers Know Best - NOT

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

In the radio version of Father Knows Best, the patriarch was an arrogant potentate. He would say, for example, "What a bunch of stupid children I have!" That is how Republicans have always regarded workers. Now they've revealed they feel the same way about CEOs.

Dave Jamieson

McConnell, Paul Introduce National Right-To-Work Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have proposed an amendment to a workplace discrimination bill ...

On Jobs Rick Snyder Is 'One Lucky Nerd'

Dale Hansen | Posted 12.28.2013 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

If we are to believe Rick Snyder is responsible for this job creation, he should be able to identify specific legislative actions that brought this improvement; otherwise the governor is just taking credit for the work of his predecessor.

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.

Decision On Right-To-Work Law Slammed As 'Purely Political'

AP | DAVID EGGERT | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan's right-to-work law applies to 35,000 state employees, a divided state appeals court ruled Thursday in the first major lega...

New Normal Growth, Or A New Social Contract

Harlan Green | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

It should be obvious. If government size and spending is to shrink as the so-called Austerians and deficit hawks want, then private wealth has to inc...

This Could Turn Every State Into A Right-To-Work State

| Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

A California lawsuit filed this spring against teachers unions could have widespread national implications for labor laws. Ten non-union teachers and ...