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In Wisconsin and elsewhere, attacks on unions aren’t about budget savings. They're about dismantling the final barrier to the domination of American politics by the power of money.

When President Obama framed an NFL lockout and the possible cancellation of the 2011 season as a quarrel between billionaires and millionaires, he missed the point.

The spirit of democratic protest, so vibrant across the Middle East, has been kindled here in Middle America.

Progressive service organizations connect real world needs to Beltway advocacy and lobbying. Conservatives fear and loathe that.

The Spirit of Wisconsin

How Scott Walker’s unionbusting spurred a popular uprising.

Proposed budget cuts and threats to collective bargaining are already damaging public education in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin's struggle is about more than unions, it's part of a larger campaign against the foundations of the American middle class.

As the showdown in Wisconsin demonstrates, progressives must embrace the government workers’ struggle as our own—or else.

A proposed bill to end collective bargaining and slash wages and benefits for nearly all public employees could foreshadow a larger conservative strategy to take down unions.

The assault on public employee unions is the next phase of a the forty-year campaign by the rich against the rest of us.

Blogs

As a last resort to end a fourteen-year campaign for a living wage, fifteen students are now on day six of a hunger strike.

February 23, 2012

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has not limited the assault on collective bargaining to his own state.

February 3, 2012

Wisconsin’s union-busting governor traveled to Arizona and urged conservatives to join him in fighting public-employee unions. Now, the group he addressed is spearheading an anti-labor agenda that seeks to out-Walker Walker.

February 2, 2012

The Deal with Detroit is gold dust for Democrats. Reality is a bit more complicated.

February 2, 2012

Republican presidential candidates are demonizing unions while an ad from a pro-Gingrich group demonstrates how necessary they are. 

January 9, 2012

Republican presidential contenders love Wisconsin's anti-labor governor almost as much as they hate the NLRB and unions.

January 9, 2012

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

As in the United States, many Mexican education reformers focus on teachers' unions--but both countries need a broader public schools agenda.

November 10, 2011

National Nurses United and the AFL-CIO have been urging the White House to stop opposing a global financial transactions tax. It’s working.

November 3, 2011

The former White House political czar, who pulls so many Republican and conservative strings, is all over the fight to defend Ohio Governor John Kasich’s anti-union law. But will that be enough to save the law when angry voters come to the polls on November 8?

October 25, 2011