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Unions are edging into the peace movement, but they are still minor
players.

In 2000, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan posed a question to
the Millennium Summit of the UN: "If humanitarian intervention is,
indeed, an unacceptable assault on sovereignty, how s

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Sung to the tune of 'Blow the Man Down')

President Bush, a scion of great wealth who has never had to earn an honest living, has abruptly wiped out the jobs, retirement security and health benefits of 850,000 blue- and white-collar

When immigrant janitors in Boston went on strike this fall, they
attracted some unlikely allies.

Research support was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation
Institute.

At a "Lean Workplace School" for union members, sponsored by the monthly
magazine Labor Notes in 1996, the discussion centered around how
to fight employers' speed-up and worker-manageme

One of the great disappointments of recent decades is that Democrats
have more or less swallowed whole the underlying economic theories of
their Republican rivals.

Unions have improved their political game but are unhappy with the
results.

As one of the largest private employers in Africa, the Coca-Cola Company could
dramatically alter the course of HIV/AIDS.

Blogs

After Obama cited Roosevelt in his Kansas speech, Fox News has decided that TR peddled “socialistic nationalism.”

December 7, 2011

The bailouts were worse than we thought.

December 6, 2011

Cuts in service, shuttering facilities and mass layoffs will hurt workers, communities, the USPS and the economy.

December 6, 2011

An old campaign tape reveals that Scott Walker, who is spending millions to avert a recall election, once hailed them as democracy in action.

December 3, 2011

Suggesting that poor kids are only good at crime, GOP front-runner renews campaign to end child labor laws and make low-income children “clean the bathrooms.”

December 2, 2011

The Supercommittee is dead. Here’s what should come next.

December 1, 2011

Despite earlier threats, a Republican on the National Labor Relations Board didn’t prevent passage of a key pro-worker rule.

November 30, 2011

Even as Republican presidential contenders stake out extreme anti-labor positions in New Hampshire, unions in that state have succeeded in blocking an anti-union “Right-to-Work” law. It‘s the latest big win for labor at the state level.

November 30, 2011

Taking the position of former Senator Russ Feingold, former Utah governor positions himself as the anti-bankster candidate -- and a serious alternative to over-the-top corporatism of Romney, Gingrich and their kind.

November 30, 2011

A federal judge’s ruling in an SEC settlement with Citigroup might strengthen regulation of the financial sector.

November 29, 2011