Opinion

New Yorkers play their part in national upsurge

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.

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Your mailman talks about St. Patrick’s Day and workers who vote Republican

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.

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Fight for public workers is about freedom

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.

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Public workers are US

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.

Republicans should get their story straight

The right wing, in its assault on working people, is full of contradictory statements.

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Martin Luther King Jr. and the attack on public workers

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.

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State budget crises and Mr. Holland's sorrow

In the coming year, states face a combined shortfall likely to exceed $112 billion.

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Public workers in the bull’s-eye

Taking advantage of the economic crisis, the Republicans and Wall Street have placed public workers in the bull's-eye of their attack.

Corporate capital has pulled the plug on America

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.

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Is your town cutting libraries and closing pools?

DALLAS - In our town, small groups are forming to oppose local government cuts and layoffs - but the downside is, they are largely working against each other.

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