March

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Social movement unionism is coming alive

It wasn't long ago that a criticism directed at trade unions was they were only in it to service their members in exchange for dues. The happenings in Wisconsin blew all that to shreds.

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"Potiche": entertaining film features stars, strikes, class struggle

The delightful Potiche tackles the class war in an extremely entertaining, thought-provoking, funny way.

Banker’s deficit solution: work longer with less pay and half the benefits

Many children were working in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory when fire broke out. Such conditions, if Republicans have their way, may again become commonplace.

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Routing the barbarians at the gate

The right-wing offensive is backfiring. But the battle is far from won.

New Yorkers play their part in national upsurge

The New York labor movement and its allies are playing an important role in the national upsurge against GOP bills targeting public workers but more broad unity and support is needed to advance progress.

Jobs and the 2012 election

The GOP has awakened a working-class giant, which is standing front and center and declaring proudly, "We are one nation."

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Your mailman talks about St. Patrick’s Day and workers who vote Republican

St. Patrick's Day marks the 41st anniversary of the Great Postal Strike of 1970. The key to our dismal conditions then was this: we had no collective bargaining rights.

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Teachers need strong unions

Teachers need the firm right to collective bargaining no less than Wisconsin's other public employees, no less than the public employees of every other state.

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Capitalist insolence and taxes

Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Citigroup were all deeply involved in the sub-prime mortgage crisis, which prompted the Great Recession and the huge budget deficits. And they pay no taxes.