Opinion

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.

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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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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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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Colombia trade pact ignores big problems

The U.S.-Colombia free trade pact would reinforce a system that leaves farmers and consumers at the mercy of volatile prices and markets.

 

 

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