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Union Busting

Dave Jamieson

Guitar Center Accused Of Union-Busting

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.07.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- More than a year after its initial election victory at a Guitar Center store, the union representing the chain's first unionized employe...

Which Side Are You On? Inequality and the Case for Unions

Tim Koechlin | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

Republicans tell a tired, cynical story about all of this, insisting that union busting is, somehow, good for the economy and good for workers. It's the same old trickle down nonsense. Democrats, on the other hand, have done too little to defend unions and worker rights.

Dave Jamieson

Pro-Labor Group's Workers Feel 'Betrayed' By Its Opposition To Their Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

The apparent decision by executives at Media Matters for America to oppose the unionization of their staff has left employees at the progressive media...

Union-busting, Bloomberg-Style

Alan Singer | Posted 03.20.2013 | New York
Alan Singer

The dispute between New York City and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 is the result of a decision by the Bloomberg administration to allow competitive bidding for school bus contracts. But lower bids would mean no job security for current school bus drivers.

Michigan Mayor Blasts 'Right To Work' Laws

Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

On Tuesday night, Michigan governor Rick Snyder signed the so-called "right-to-work" legislation into law, sparking giant protests in the capitol of L...

Billionaire Dispatches from the DNC - Day 1 - Welcome To Charlotte~

Clifford J. Tasner | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Clifford J. Tasner

We are the smallest, most beleaguered minority in America today, and here at the Democratic Convention, it feels like we're even smaller and more beleaguered.

Labor's Love Lost

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

"Look for the union label." That was one of the catch phrases for the union movement in happier times. What is the status of labor unions as we approach Labor Day 2012?

The Battle of Chicago Teachers Union Vs. Out-of-Town Billionaires

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 10.22.2012 | Education
Kenzo Shibata

In a recently released video, Chicago Teachers Union shows the games played by wealthy elites to smear the Union in the midst of heated contract negotiations.

Joy Resmovits

Weingarten On Rhee: 'I'd Be The First To Welcome Her If She Actually Changed'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education

The day after Michelle Rhee's education lobbying group, StudentsFirst, got dumped by progressive petition site Change.org because of intense pressure ...

Chicago Teacher Stands Up to Stand for Children and Wins

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education
Kenzo Shibata

Chicago Public Schools history teacher Jennifer Johnson was tired of watching her colleagues being bashed by out-of-state special interest groups and opportunistic politicians.

Dave Jamieson

Anti-Union Front Group Launches Major Ad Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A D.C.-based front group representing corporate interests will be rolling out a $10 million national advertising campaign next week to p...

Dave Jamieson

GOP Threatening Middle Class: Dems

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats and labor leaders went on the offensive against anti-union House Republicans Wednesday, accusing GOP members and business grou...

Will Republicans Shut Down the FAA Again to Help Delta's Union Busting?

Dave Johnson | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Once again Republicans are ready to shut down the FAA to help a union-busting effort by Delta Airlines.

Kindness Is Society

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

As I watched news coverage last night of the vote to repeal Ohio's union busting law that newly elected Republican governor, John Kasich, rammed throu...

Friday Talking Points -- What I'd Call "Class Warfare"

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back, everyone, to this week's edition of So You Think You Can President?!? Just to remind everyone, this year we've got the Republican field of candidates for the party's nomination.

Wisconsin's Vote More Important Than Iowa's

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The less said about the Iowa straw poll the better, actually. Wisconsin could prove to be a much better weathervane in terms of predicting which way the political winds will be blowing, come next year.

Why Are Republicans Playing With Fire?

Harlan Green | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business
Harlan Green

The reports that 4,000 FAA employees and up to 70,000 airport construction workers narrowly escaped being laid off until Labor Day because Congress went on vacation is unbelievably true.

Weiner's Hubris Means There Is One Fewer Democrat to Fight Bad GOP Policies

Mitchell Bard | Posted 08.12.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

To me, in the wake of Weiner's foolishness, the big question is: How will the Democrats proceed without one of their most steadfast and articulate spokesmen in Washington?

The Attack on Working People & Organized Labor

Chip Berlet | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics
Chip Berlet

Public attention has been galvanized by the attack on working people in Wisconsin by an ultraconservative governor. But there is a far larger process at work than just what is usually reported.

GOP Buyer's Remorse Is Nice, But It Only Matters If It Leads to Votes

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Republicans campaigned in 2010 on creating jobs and cutting spending and the deficit. But once in power, both in the House and in numerous states, all those promises went out the window.

The Rich Should Have Mass Protests, Too!

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

The huge protests in places like Egypt and Wisconsin have been inspiring. Citizens thirsting for democracy, workers trying to protect their hard-earne...

Citizens United Will Be Overturned by Unions

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

As unions now have the same prerogatives as corporations under Citizens United to advocate whatever they want, they should use it with every measure of conviction the Framers had.

Who Wants to Be a Teacher? (Pink Slip Blues)

Amy Weisberg, M.Ed. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Amy Weisberg, M.Ed.

I was struck by the dedication of these professionals, even in times as difficult as these, with furlough days, budget cuts, increased class size and lack of resources.

Gov. Walker Does "Something Big"

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

The tea-party-enabled Wisconsin Legislature is working overtime to protect its governor. On the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that protes...

William Alden

Jesse Jackson Speaks To Milwaukee Crowd In Support Of Unions

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke to a crowd of demonstrators in Milwaukee Thursday evening, laying out a strategy to oppose the anti-union rights...