(Cross-posted from The COFAR Blogsite) We hope a federal investigation of Triangle, Inc., a corporate provider to the Department of Developmental Services for alleged anti-union activity brings public attention to the potential for … [Read more...]
Thought provoking discussion on labor law reform at regional LRAN forum
About 35 union organizers, labor researchers and academics attended a forum to discuss "Labor Law Reform: Which Way Forward?" on Nov. 13. The forum was held at SEIU Local 888 and was organized by a regional committee of the Labor Research … [Read more...]
Teachers Union Nod? Oh, Yes!
Public schools need to be better. A whole lot better. Yet in the valuable discussion of what to do and how, it is easy to fall into good union/bad union cliches which undermine even the most well-meaning critics, create a presumption of … [Read more...]
Could “Just Cause” be the next state labor law reform?
The editors of Labor Notes asked several activists to contribute articles for a special 400th issue of the magazine. They requested we address what happened to labor—and what we should do given the spot we're in. I wrote an article … [Read more...]
Boston telecom workers support Boston occupation
IBEW Local 2222 members voted at their monthly meeting on Oct. 5 to support the occupations opposed to corporate greed in New York and Boston's financial districts. Labor support for the occupations has been growing. On Oct. 4, the … [Read more...]
On Doing Better Than 50%, Part Two, Or, Is “Made in USA” A Jobs Program?
When last we met, it was to discuss a Big Idea that the Obama Administration might apply to get some job creation going, despite a difficult Congress; the Big Idea was to look at the “Buy American” provisions that exist in our laws, … [Read more...]
An Open Letter – Gilded Mouthpieces for Big Business Shill Class Warfare Agenda for Corporate Sugar
An Open Letter - Gilded Mouthpieces for Big Business Shill Class Warfare Agenda for Corporate Sugar Daddies After that blatantly manufactured "statewide" report on municipal health insurance ("The Utility of Trouble, Municipal Health Plans: … [Read more...]
MA Progressive Derides Monarchy
Small's UMN has successfully attacked some of the most daunting issues for communities of color here. That includes high unemployment,CORI reform, prisons, and education in poor communities. Listen in as he talks about successes...and … [Read more...]
New Hampshire GOP Legislators Try to Ban Collective Bargaining
NHDP Chair Ray Buckley, on Blue Hampshire. I was just told that the House Republicans just attached an amendment on the budget bill calling for the repeal of collective bargaining. http://www.bluehampshire.com/d... I imagine Governor Lynch … [Read more...]
Dear President Obama
I am asking you to speak up loudly and strongly against the recent actions of Republican governors and legislatures in Wisconsin and other states. The working people of the United States, the very people who comprised the army of grassroots … [Read more...]
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