Opinion

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Fight for public workers is about freedom

The rights of public workers and the services they provide is a part of the bigger fight for all workers to organize and win decent wages, working conditions, benefits and strong communities.

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Public workers are US

Under the guise of "fiscal responsibility" the tea party GOP extreme right at both the federal and state level is wielding a two-edged sword aimed at the heart of the black and Latino community's economic life.

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Attention Glenn Beck: Capitalism, not unions, is the problem

Not missed by anyone in this majority African American city is the racist inference that Detroit's residents are the root of the problem.

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Defeat Ohio's SB5

Today 36% of public workers are union members which corresponds very closely to 37% of the total U.S. workforce unionized from the 1960s to 1980s.

Wisconsin and beyond: the conflict is irreconcilable

Wisconsin, joined by other states, is ground zero of an irreconcilable conflict over the role of government.

Republicans should get their story straight

The right wing, in its assault on working people, is full of contradictory statements.

The greatest recovery?

Corporate executives have extracted record profits by sabotaging the recovery on every front - eliminating employees, repressing wages, withholding investment and shirking federal taxes.

Not everybody is sacrificing: In Kentucky the rich take care of their own

The differences between the ruling class and the working class are extreme. And The reality of the U.S. class system  is alive in Kentucky.

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NFL - the untold story

I'm sure that some folks sitting in front of their TVs watching the Super Bowl last week were wondering, "Why does the little working-class town of Green Bay have an NFL franchise?"

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"Rally for Coal": which way for West Virginia?

The EPA vetoed the permit for the Logan County mine, a symbol of the debate over mountain top removal mining that has been embroiled in litigation since 1998.

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