Nation Topics - Labor Organizing and Activism
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As domestic workers win state-level struggles for workplace protections, their employers—many of them middle-class families—get stuck with the bill, while the government gets off scot-free.
On June 22, several hundred nurses and progressive activists marched on Wall Street in New York demanding a new tax on financial transactions.
Rose Ann DeMoro discusses the Mainstreet Contract for America, a new activist movement inspired by nurses but extending to everyone.
John Nichols joins Laura Flanders at Netroots Nation to discuss political and digital organization, and a new group that he refers to as the "next roots"—the students, mothers and the once apolitical who are now mobilizing.
It's official—the high court of Wisconsin has re-instated Scott Walker's union-busting "Budget Repair Bill" as the law of the land.
How can the pro-worker movement born in the streets of Madison be nurtured into a national force?
Actress Susan Sarandon joined protesters at the Wisconsin Capitol to speak out against Governor Walker and his anti-worker bill.
Union protesters in Wisconsin are shrewdly targeting M&I Bank, a top Walker campaign contributor.
With no help likely to come from Congress, Dorian Warren and Chris Hayes ask: what can Obama, his National Labor Relations Board appointees and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis do to promote labor organizing?
John Nichols reports on the situation in Madison and the future of the 14 Senators who left the state to prevent Walker from forcing the bill through the legislature.