Opinion

Thank you, Governor Walker

It's time for progressives to take a moment to join together in offering Gov. Walker thanks.

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The "right" not to join a union

Dean Zarras, of the Civil Society Trust, has made a momentous discovery, a philosophical leap of world-historical importance that will crush the labor movement once and for all, or so he says.

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Collective bargaining is a right, not a privilege!

Note to Governors Kasich and Walker: The right of workers to bargain collectively over their basic conditions of work is a 76-year American tradition.

New York same-sex marriage law takes giant step for civil rights

New York took a jump into the 21st century as  Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill June 24 legalizing same-sex marriage.

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Paid sick leave good for us all

More than 40 percent of private sector workers do not have paid sick days they could use to recover from contagious illnesses.

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Barack Obama and the FBI

Proposed new FBI rules pose a threat to civil libeties and the democratic movement for change.

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Wisconsin, the law, and Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson

Reading the judge's dissent last week, I was not surprised that she maintained her integrity, as I witnessed it first-hand when I knocked on her door three years ago.

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No such thing as too big for justice

The conservative-dominated Supreme Court ruled that Wal-Mart is too big to face class action justice, but America's workers think otherwise.

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Minimum wage is a poverty wage

Imagine trying to live on $7.25 an hour. Even if you managed to work full eight-hour days, you'd be making only about $58 a day, $290 a week.

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