Opinion

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Destroying the Postal Service in order to save it?

The big lie seems to be working. Most Americans now believe that the U.S. Postal Service is on the verge of a financial collapse.

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Hyatt workers strike in four cities after two years without contract

More than 90 percent of the unionized early shift in Chicago's Hyatt hotels showed up for picket duty instead of work this morning.

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A tip for Joe the machinist: Watch your back

A Labor Day reflection: Corporate America no longer even pays lip service to the importance of encouraging hard work and skill.

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Labor board rule changes help defeat employer delay tactics

By now, there's been publicity - and lots of management propaganda - about proposals by the National Labor Relations Board to change some rules.

Standing up: a poem for the picket lines

This poem was inspired by the just-concluded United Steelworkers convention.

On, Wisconsin!

Wisconsin working people and their supporters this week defeated two incumbent state senators who backed Republican Gov. Scott Walker's attacks on collective bargaining rights.

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FAA shutdown and labor's unhappy anniversary

It was 30 years ago this month that Ronald Reagan struck the blow that sent the American labor movement tumbling into a decline it's still struggling to reverse.

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Jobs with Justice: Now more than ever

Jobs with Justice enters its 25th year facing incredible challenges. In the wake of the just agreed to debt ceiling fight the whole working class faces even greater attack and pain.

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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