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  • Union leader denounces corporate and judicial excess

    Union leader denounces corporate and judicial excess
    The leader of the nation's largest labor federation denounced several top American corporations and the U.S. Supreme Court for contributing to the erosion of the middle class. In a fiery speech to thousands of union members at the AFL-CIO convention...
  • Big U.S. banks keeping door open to another financial crisis

    Big U.S. banks keeping door open to another financial crisis
    There are two ways to think about how far we've come in protecting against a repeat of the financial meltdown five years ago that plunged the world into recession. You can conclude that we've pretty much eradicated the risk of another such crisis. That'...
  • Elizabeth Warren's misleading attacks continue

    Elizabeth Warren, Occupy Wall Street's favorite senator, is getting another round of praise from liberals for a speech she gave at the AFL-CIO convention on Sept. 8. It's one more reason the Massachusetts Democrat, just elected in November, is being...
  • Will this year's GOP primary be the one where mischief voting actually works?

     
    From Sunday's print column Note that in the last quarter of 2013, GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner raised about four times as much campaign cash as his three rivals combined in the March primary. Even if you don't count the......
  • Ex-Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich warns about income inequality

    Ex-Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich warns about income inequality
    Former Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich, who served in the Clinton administration, warned during an interview of the perils of widening income inequality in the United States, excessive executive compensation and the future of labor. Reich is promoting...
  • Immigration activists depart Dodger Stadium for Bakersfield march

    Immigration activists depart Dodger Stadium for Bakersfield march
    A caravan of protesters departed Los Angeles Wednesday morning, bound for a march in Bakersfield that organizers are billing as one of the largest protests in the nation in support of an immigration overhaul. The march, which is expected to draw...
  • Railworkers, AFL-CIO sue over rejected SunRail bid

    Railworkers, AFL-CIO sue over rejected SunRail bid
    TALLAHASSEE -- Two unions filed a lawsuit Thursday objecting to the state's attempt to side-step an agreement from 2009 to use federally certified union signal workers in the signal construction of the $1.6 billion SunRail commuter line. The Brotherhood...
  • Friday Morning Reads: Ethics, Rowing Centers and Obamacare

    TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Friday.   Here's what we're reading this morning.   * Orlando Sentinel reports that the group seeking to put the question of medical marijuana on the ballot has gathered enough signatures for a Supreme Court...
  • Fast-Food Workers in Connecticut Protest Low Wages

    Fast-Food Workers in Connecticut Protest Low Wages
    If you believe people who serve you food should be able to get a living wage, you might want to honor the picket lines of the Connecticut fast-food workers expected to join a national strike on Thursday. Organizers and local activists say they expect...
  • Immigration activists arrested during protest outside Capitol

    Immigration activists arrested during protest outside Capitol
    WASHINGTON -- Forty protesters, including union leader Eliseo Medina of the Service Employees International Union, were arrested Thursday afternoon for blocking passage outside the U.S. Capitol during a demonstration urging the House to pass comprehensive...
  • Strikes Can Help Tilt Balance Back For Workers

    There is a cold, damp but exhilarating example of workplace courage and hope for a better future at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London. Let's thank the brave souls on the picket lines as they stand up for workplace justice and fight for middle-...
  • Illinois lawmakers reach tentative deal on pension fix

    Illinois lawmakers reach tentative deal on pension fix
    Top Illinois legislators said today they’ve reached agreement on a plan to deal with the state’s worst-in-the-nation unfunded public pension liability and expect to vote on it next week. Details of the measure were unclear today and its...