Union Values And The Test Of Time

Dave Johnson is a progressive writer and Fellow at the Campaign for America's Future. He writes and researches about issues which impact working men and women who belong to trade unions. He recently did a piece about the consistent values which unions stand for. This article is a nice reminder of what unions stand for.

http://www.ourfuture.org/blog-entry/2010020611/union-values-and-test-tiime

Richard Trumka Statement on Tax Cut Deal

On December 7 AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka  issued the following statement on the tax cut deal reached between President Obama and congressional Republicans: Read more »

Right to Work for Less

With the political changes of the Minnesota Legislature it may be time to review the arguments which organized labor historically makes when the issue of begins to creep into media discussions. Looking ahead to the new legislative session, there may be an effort to make Minnesota a "Right to Work State." Let's be prepared. Read more »

NFL union: Prepare for pending lockout

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The NFL players' union has advised its members to prepare for a lockout it expects to come in March, telling players to save their last three game checks this year in case there is no season in 2011.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5882717

Latest Deficit Commission Proposal Tells Workers ‘Drop Dead’—Again

With 800,000 workers losing their unemployment benefits last night, the deficit commission’s proposal “once again tells working Americans to ‘Drop Dead,’” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said. All the commission members should vote against the latest blueprint presented by commission co-chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, which calls for keeping the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy while cutting Social Security and Medicare, Trumka said. And all members of Congress should oppose these “job-killing policies” if they are raised in future legislation or budgets, he said. Read more »

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