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On September 29 in San Francisco, 4,000 hotel employees--all members of the newly merged union UNITE HERE--walked out on strike or were locked out of their workplaces after their contracts expire

Jon Wiener is on the board of the Liberty Hill Foundation.

Now that a summerlong Homeland Security crackdown along the Arizona border is concluding, the results are in and they spell lethal failure.

When the Bushes need a fixer, they turn to James Baker III. He and his firm benefit.

An anti-Bush backlash is growing among ranchers, hunters and property owners.

Juliana Zuccaro and Kelly Kraus thought they were exercising their civic rights and responsibilities on August 31 when, as officers of the Network of Feminist Student Activists at the University

Democrats hope demographic changes will translate into a win in November.

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A plan to run “fake” candidates in districts where Democrats are challenging state senators allied with Governor Scott Walker has stirred a statewide outcry.

June 11, 2011

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's allies are pointing fingers of blame at one another as a scheme to run fraudulent candidates comes to light.

June 9, 2011

The former senator's renewed public profile has progressives talking about an open Senate seat or a recall election against Governor Walker.

June 7, 2011

Governor Scott Walker fancied himself a new Ronald Reagan. Now he's looking like the next Herbert Hoover, as thousands are returning to the streets to block his budget and remove his legislative allies.

June 6, 2011

Activists challenging Walker administration assaults on public education and on college students from immigrant families disrupt Wisconsin legislative hearing with a reading from the Declaration of Independence.

June 3, 2011

Unlike grassroots efforts to recall Republican state senators over their support for Governor Walker's anti-labor bill, efforts by Republicans to recall Democratic state senators may have involved fraudulent methods.

June 1, 2011

Wisconsin Republicans, in their rush to strip workers of collective bargaining rights, violated the state’s Open Meetings law and disregarding a tradition of governmental transparency. That has tripped them up, for now.

May 26, 2011

The AFL-CIO president, inspired by developments in Wisconsin and other states fighting battles over labor rights and cuts in public services, wants to change the way labor practices politics.

May 20, 2011

Governor Scott Walker still has not implemented his agenda and thousands of Wisconsinites filled the streets of Madison and other cities Saturday to say they are going to keep fighting -- not just to block Walker's assaults on labor and local democracy but to block his budget.

May 16, 2011

The governor who has led te fight to bust unions and cut public services now steps up as the pointman for privatization of education -- and his own political ambitions.

May 9, 2011