Opinion

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Chipotle fires Mexican workers for crime of working

Three months ago the chain that made its fortune selling Mexican food made by Mexican workers fired hundreds of them throughout Minnesota. Their crime was that they worked, but had no immigration papers.

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Poem of the week: Marge Piercy and workers of the world

Marge Piercy's writing almost always focuses on working class women and wide-ranging social concerns including a lifelong commitment to progressive social change.

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There were no outsiders in Madison

America called and they came. And it was immediate. Wave after wave of concerned citizens evolved into a tsunami of humanity that descended upon Madison, Wisconsin. As workers, students and everyday citizens with no political bent understood the Republicans' intent, they responded en masse.

New Yorkers play their part in national upsurge

The New York labor movement and its allies are playing an important role in the national upsurge against GOP bills targeting public workers but more broad unity and support is needed to advance progress.

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Make Wall Street pay

A statewide coalition of union and community groups in Connectticut has formed to demand that Bank of America  contribute its fair share to the state's economy.

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Your mailman talks about St. Patrick’s Day and workers who vote Republican

St. Patrick's Day marks the 41st anniversary of the Great Postal Strike of 1970. The key to our dismal conditions then was this: we had no collective bargaining rights.

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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.

Republicans should get their story straight

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

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