Category Archives: Organized Labor

This week’s Herald column: the politics of work

Playing a bit of posting catch-up: here’s my column from Thursday on the GOP’s war on unions.

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AFSCME’s genius Romney ad: ‘I love lamp’

Mashed up with a scene from “Anchorman.” TRR offers a suggestion for the next Romney ad, after the jump…

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Arizona strikes again

It’s not enough that it’s the land of wildly anti-immigrant laws and sheriffs, and the crooked-fingered governor who feels “threatened” by … um… tall presidents. Now, Arizona is out-Wisconsining Wisconsin.

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In Ohio, Kasich waves the white flag

Note to Ohio Gov. John Kasich: calling cops “idiots” in a speech is not a good idea, and neither is ramming through an anti-union bill aimed at cops, plus firefighters and teachers.

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NJ becomes latest state to pass anti-union law, plus, the latest state battles

On Thursday, New Jersey became the latest state to pass a bill ending collective bargaining rights for public workers, handing a major victory to Republican Gov. Chris Christie, and the latest in a string of defeats for unions.

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FL Teachers union sues Rick Scott

Rick Scott has already been sued by the ACLU over drug testing (he has since suspended that policy while the case goes forward) and by doctors over the gun-gag law he signed. Now, it’s the teachers’ turn.

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Trumka to blast those seeking ‘I got mine’ nation

Labor leader Richard Trumka, who heads the powerful AFL-CIO, will take a giant step away from the Democratic Party in a speech today, while slamming a Republican budget he says is aimed at breaking the middle class.

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While Wisconsin gets the ink, Florida stripping union rights, too

While the national media — well, MSNBC — has been focused on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican legislature in that state’s brazen push to strip teachers and other public employees of collective bargaining rights, much the same battle … Continue reading

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(Video) MLK’s speech to Memphis sanitation workers, April 3, 1968

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech to Memphis sanitation workers as they prepared to strike, the day before he was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine motel. Watch the speech here:

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In contempt: Wisconsin judge blocks anti-union law … AGAIN … as Republicans vow to ignore her

A Wisconsin judge issues a new ruling on the GOP union-busting law, perhaps wondering whether anyone in Madison can read (and if not, why they’re trying to chase away all the teachers …)

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