Opinion

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Occupy's 89%? Where anarchism shuns unionists, it allies with the ultra-right

Anarchist collectives in the Occupy movement in Oakland and the Pacific Northwest have put forward a new slogan, "We are the 89%." This threatens to destroy any alliance between the Occupy movement and organized labor.

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Truckers force port to talk and lawmakers to act

"They want to make the owners responsible for the equipment they (the truckers) use," Michaels explains.

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Egypt's new labor movement comes of age

The Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions has just announced to Egypt and the world that it has come of age.

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GOP holiday message to America: Drop dead!

As the GOP lawmakers fled home for the holidays, the nightmares they have been causing for Americans turned into rock hard reality.

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Alabama's racism

Alabama approved the racist, anti-immigrant, anti-Hispanic law HB56. The law, passed by the GOP legislature and pushed through by the GOP governor, cries out for a nationwide counterattack.

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NLRB has airtight case against Boeing

Republicans are clearly using the National Labor Relations Board complaint against Boeing to launch a bigger, right-wing assault on individual worker rights and collective bargaining.

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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.

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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