America called and they came. And it was immediate. Wave after wave of concerned citizens evolved into a tsunami of humanity that descended upon Madison, Wisconsin. As workers, students and everyday citizens with no political bent understood the Republicans' intent, they responded en masse.
The New York labor movement and its allies are playing an important role in the national upsurge against GOP bills targeting public workers but more broad unity and support is needed to advance progress.
St. Patrick's Day marks the 41st anniversary of the Great Postal Strike of 1970. The key to our dismal conditions then was this: we had no collective bargaining rights.
The rights of public workers and the services they provide is a part of the bigger fight for all workers to organize and win decent wages, working conditions, benefits and strong communities.
Under the guise of "fiscal responsibility" the tea party GOP extreme right at both the federal and state level is wielding a two-edged sword aimed at the heart of the black and Latino community's economic life.
The right wing, in its assault on working people, is full of contradictory statements.
As we celebrate the life and historic contributions of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, public workers are under fierce attack across the country.
In the coming year, states face a combined shortfall likely to exceed $112 billion.
Taking advantage of the economic crisis, the Republicans and Wall Street have placed public workers in the bull's-eye of their attack.
Is today's corporate elite meaner than capitalists and wealthy families of the previous era? Perhaps, but there are more fundamental reasons for their behavior.