Opinion

For California’s farm workers, justice delayed

California Gov. Jerry Brown surprised many when he vetoed a law needed to ensure that farm workers could actually practice their rights.

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Kenneth Appelhans, fighter for working people, dies

Kenneth William Appelhans, a staunch fighter for the rights of all workers, died June 29 at the age of 75.

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Attention lawmakers: Connecticut is not broke

State workers in Connecticut are in a pitched battle to save their jobs and the services they provide.

Rahm Emanuel treading wrong path

It's pretty clear which side Rahm Emanuel is on.

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.

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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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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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