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The F Word: Setting the Story Straight on Snow "Slowdown"

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Laura Flanders

It's worth noting: the story of a union-staged work slowdown after New York's first major snowstorm of the year has been debunked pretty thoroughly by now.

After Tucson, the State of the Union

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The speech Barack Obama gave in Tucson was a memorial to the victims of a horrible tragedy, but the spirit of his speech could also shape Tuesday's State of the Union address by calling us to be worthy of each victim's sacrifice.

America's Choices

Richard Trumka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Trumka

What kind of country are we? A country with scant resources, fading glory and no choices? America's working people already know the answer. We are a nation that still has choices, and we don't need to settle for stagnation.

The F Word: Widening Concern for Public Workers

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

It's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day on Monday, the holiday that celebrates the Nobel Peace Prize winner's birth and life. The Rev. King wasn't assass...

Guest Column: Obama on Education -- A-Plus Values, F-Minus Policies

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Chris Weigant

Roughly once a year or so, I turn this column space over to a guest author. This usually happens when a point of view is presented to me either in pu...

The F Word: Public Workers Getting Snowed

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Laura Flanders

Non-New Yorkers gloat beware -- the Big Apple's storm offers just a taste of the problems that are likely to be coming your way.

Feds Sues Lucasfilm for Undermining VFX Artists

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lee Stranahan

The unions may have just gotten a Christmas present from two of the biggest, most well-known names in the worlds of animation and visual effects.

CA Nurses Strike Against Billion-Dollar Felon, HCA

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

Registered Nurse Estella Chavez (photo by Linda Milazzo) With support from California Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield and California State Senator Fran...

Republicans Have Forsaken Any Claim to "Fiscal Responsibility"

Richard Trumka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Trumka

While desperately poor families are forgoing Christmas this year Republicans fought tooth-and-nail for a gilded gift basket of income tax cuts worth $120 billion for America's super-rich.

The Weekly Pulse: Michael Pollan's Rules for Thanksgiving, Plus Whole Foods' Healthcare Lies

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Editor's Note: Happy Thanksgiving from the Media Consortium! This week, we aren't stopping The Audit, The Pulse, The Diaspora, or The Mulch, but we ar...

The F Word: Profits, Pensions, and the Return of GM

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Today marked the return of automaker GM to public trading on the stock market. All hail the American automakers, returning to profitability in a littl...

Let's Cheer the Chilean Miners -- and Fight for Workers Everywhere

Richard Trumka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Trumka

While I cheered for the miners coming up from the ground beneath the Atacama Desert, it was painful to recognize yet another sign of the dangerous, corporate-driven agenda that has far more regard for the bottom line than for working people.

'One Nation Rally' Photo Gallery

Jeff Malet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Malet

2010-10-06-pullquote.jpg On October 2, 2010, tens of thousands of activists gathered, hoping to counter the conservative tea party movement and energize the electorate.

One Nation in Los Angeles: From Spectacle to Spark

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

A beautiful giant collage art piece. A sea of people of every ethnicity. Danny Glover. Tom Morello. Young Poets. Wait, what's going on? And wasn't tha...

Saving Universities Through the Unionization of the Untenurable

Bob Samuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Bob Samuels

To protect undergraduate education and increase the economic viability of our institutions, nontenurable faculty have to unionize, and unions should pour their money into organizing this growth market.

San Francisco Mime Troupe's Latest: "Posibilidad, or Death of the Worker"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If you are a member of a union (especially if you're an officer or hold other clout with your union), urge them to extend an invitation to the San Francisco Mime Troupe to perform POSIBILIDAD, or Death of the Worker.

Friday Talking Points [137] -- Listen To Westen And Lakoff, Democrats!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week, I heard an interesting take on the political scene: that both parties seem to be trying mightily to lose the upcoming midterm elections. R...

Jobs and Freedom -- and Hate

Arlene Holt Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene Holt Baker

Forty-seven years ago this Aug. 28, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. ...

Mets' Mess: Rough Justice for a Tough Customer

Joe Lapointe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Lapointe

Overlooked in the Mets' looming battle with Francisco Rodriguez is the situational morality and circumstantial logic behind the Mets' most recent decision. The underlying logic of this case reveals the ambiguous self-interest of both sides.

FedEx Lobbying To Avoid Same Union Rules As UPS: Teamsters Pushing Back

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As they continue to wage a high-dollar and nasty lobbying campaign, archrivals FedEx and UPS are awaiting final delivery of legislation that will dete...

Friday Talking Points [121] -- Swampy Muck

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Once you get started, it becomes quite easy to justify shaking people down for their papers. I think the police should pull over anyone who looks like they work on Wall Street, at any time.

The F Word: Catastrophes Every Day for Profit

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

"It's premature to say this is catastrophic." The words of Gulf Coast Coast Guard Commander Mary Landry about the BP oil spill Tuesday were spoken as ...

Mary Kay Henry 'Almost Certain' To Be Next SEIU President

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The race to become the next president of the nation's fastest growing labor union became clearer on Wednesday after one of the cand...

Difficult Questions in the Wake of a Coal Tragedy

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

Instead of clinging to the status quo, West Virginia's elected officials must use this tragedy as an opportunity to ask difficult questions about the future of coal in West Virginia. Here are some of mine.

Sam Stein Talks Labor, Movement's Senate Allies

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost political reporter Sam Stein appeared on "The Ed Show" Tuesday to discuss the U.S. labor movement and SEIU president Andy Stern's decision to...