Opinion

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Radical history will come to life at Oklahoma Laborfest

One of the most remarkable features will be a special reading of Nor Iron Bars, which incorporates social realism, regionalism and agitation.

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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.

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No such thing as too big for justice

The conservative-dominated Supreme Court ruled that Wal-Mart is too big to face class action justice, but America's workers think otherwise.

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The Oprah Winfrey Show: union made

One phrase most entertainment reporters fail to mention about Oprah Winfrey's 25 years as the "queen of talk" is "union employer and member."

The battles that must be won

Re-electing Obama in 2012, preserving unions and public services, defeating racism, advocating for LGBT rights,  fighting for a massive  jobs program and ending the wars overseas are must win battles.

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News flash: Americans aren't anti-worker

Polls have found Wisconsin Gov. Walker's union-busting tactics to be widely unpopular despite the major media's presumption that the opposite would be true.

 

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Social movement unionism is coming alive

It wasn't long ago that a criticism directed at trade unions was they were only in it to service their members in exchange for dues. The happenings in Wisconsin blew all that to shreds.

Near disaster at airport fitting tribute to Reagan’s legacy

Do you remember Ronald Reagan and the air traffic controllers' strike of 1981? That was the year Reagan destroyedthe Professional Air Traffic Controllers' Organization.

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There were no outsiders in Madison

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.

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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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