Tag Archives: Unions

What the Wisconsin recall fail means … and what it doesn’t

Democrats and union supporters were dejected Tuesday night as the effort to recall Wisconsin governor Scott Walker failed, and failed fast. The election was called for Walker just about an hour after polls closed, first by NBC, and then successively … Continue reading

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Bad v Worse in Miami-Dade: the public sector worker attacks begin

Now that he’s mayor, Carlos Gimenez is getting down to business in Miami-Dade.

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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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(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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Florida political roundup: Students protest Rick Scott budget cuts, union-busting bill passes House

South Florida students joined thousands of protesters in Tallahassee, rallying against Rick Scott’s proposed budget cuts. Also on tap for the Florida GOP: defunding environmental protections and shutting down unions.

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At height of WI union fight, Walker made time for Frank Luntz … Plus: WI GOPers back down

  At least, we think it was the real Fox News pollster and message guru, and not a Koch-style prankster…

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WI GOP uses ‘nuclear option’ to jam through anti-union bill

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy On the same day Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker released emails indicating he was engaging in negotiations with the 14 Democratic State Senators who left the state to deny … Continue reading

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(Video) South Florida ‘Awake the State’ rallies

With a hat tip to Michael Rajner.

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Wisconsin governor’s unconstitutional ‘arrest the Senators’ gambit

By what authority can Wisconsin’s increasingly desperate governor, Scott Walker, use the state police to force 14 Democratic Senators to come back to the state so his allies can ram through a bill taking away teachers’ collective bargaining rights? It … Continue reading

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