Opinion

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FAA shutdown and labor's unhappy anniversary

It was 30 years ago this month that Ronald Reagan struck the blow that sent the American labor movement tumbling into a decline it's still struggling to reverse.

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Jobs with Justice: Now more than ever

Jobs with Justice enters its 25th year facing incredible challenges. In the wake of the just agreed to debt ceiling fight the whole working class faces even greater attack and pain.

For California’s farm workers, justice delayed

California Gov. Jerry Brown surprised many when he vetoed a law needed to ensure that farm workers could actually practice their rights.

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Kenneth Appelhans, fighter for working people, dies

Kenneth William Appelhans, a staunch fighter for the rights of all workers, died June 29 at the age of 75.

Thank you, Governor Walker

It's time for progressives to take a moment to join together in offering Gov. Walker thanks.

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The "right" not to join a union

Dean Zarras, of the Civil Society Trust, has made a momentous discovery, a philosophical leap of world-historical importance that will crush the labor movement once and for all, or so he says.

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Collective bargaining is a right, not a privilege!

Note to Governors Kasich and Walker: The right of workers to bargain collectively over their basic conditions of work is a 76-year American tradition.

New York same-sex marriage law takes giant step for civil rights

New York took a jump into the 21st century as  Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill June 24 legalizing same-sex marriage.

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Paid sick leave good for us all

More than 40 percent of private sector workers do not have paid sick days they could use to recover from contagious illnesses.

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