Opinion

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Why working in the fields is no laughing matter

Recently, Arturo Rodriguez, president of the United Farm Workers, appeared on Comedy Central's Steven Colbert Report to encourage U.S. workers to take jobs in agriculture.

God not on side of union-busters, Catholic scholars say

A Catholic scholars group says that opposing unions is a "grave violation" of the church's social doctrine - in fact, it's a mortal sin.

A united fight on jobs

To win jobs for all, it requires a multi-racial united movement.

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On public sector unions: A reply to Mort Zuckerman

Recently I read with dismay an article by Mort Zuckerman, the editor of U.S. News & World Report, on the Huffingtonpost.com titled 'Breaking the Public Sector Unions' Stranglehold on State and Local Governments.' First, that's a whopper of a title, right? Secondly, the article has nothing at all to do with facts.

A dubious immigration proposal

Senate Democratic leaders have presented an outline for an immigration reform bill, but many will find it wanting.

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Price too high to pay

Anti-union attacks exact a price. That price was paid by more than two dozen workers in West Virginia. Too high a price to pay.

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Florida Senate bill is attack on teachers

According to a proposed bill in the Florida state Senate, teachers will no longer have tenure in the upcoming school year, and it would introduce so-called merit pay.

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Chamber of Commerce declares class war

To call it hypocrisy would be a gross understatement. So let's just call it class war. Because that's what it is.

The real impediments to good schools

Blaming teachers' unions for the "failure" of public education is at best a red herring, at worst a cynical way to sow division.

 

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The bottom line in the debate about charter schools

When it comes to New York City's public schools, one thing is not in dispute: there are problems, a lot of them.

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