Green Party prez Jill Stein Labor Day 2012 editorial

On Labor Day, remember that great victories have always been won by independent actions that pressured the political establishment to make concessions

Revitalizing the AFL-CIO by Ralph Nader (via Dandelion Salad)

When Harry Kelber, the 96 year old relentless labor advocate and editor of The Labor Educator speaks, the leadership of the AFL-CIO should listen. A vigorous champion for the rights of rank-and-file workers vis-à-vis their corporate employers and their labor union leaders, Kelbe … Read More via Dandelion Salad

The Democrats Attack Unions Nationwide

Here is the short list of states with De­moc­ratic gover­nors where labor uni­ons are un­der­go­ing severe at­tacks: Mas­sachusetts, Con­nec­ticut, Oregon, Califor­nia, New York, Il­linois, Was­hington, Hawaii, Min­nesota, Maryland and New Hampshire. Other states with De­moc­ratic gover­nors are at­tack­ing uni­ons to a less­er de­gree. via The Democrats Attack Unions Nationwide | Truthout.

Wisconsin: 100,000 rally PLUS police join protesters inside the Capitol

from Common Dreams 100,000 Strong In Madison: “We Fish Through Ice” by Abby Zimet / Feb 26, 2011, 8:30 PM In reportedly the largest rally in the history of Madison, over 100,000 people packed the Capitol Square for a “Rally for Workers’ Rights” Saturday as a snowstorm raged and Peter Yarrow played. The AFL-CIO live-streams […]