public employee unions

Fox News host Neil Cavuto says that it's time for state and local governments to begin cutting union pensions because people don't need to have expensive Chateaubriand steaks "every night." After voters in San Jose on Tuesday approved steep cuts Read more...
"Do not think you can sell us out in June and buy us back in November." What a great line. Labor was a major focus of this year's Netroots Nation, and one of the things we want to plant firmly in the public perception is that cutting public Read more...
When last I checked in on Maine's new teabagging governor, he wanted to repeal the state regulation that prevented using toxic chemical bisphenol-A in baby bottles. (Says there was no "science" behind the ban.) Now, under Paul LePage's Read more...
Like Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, and many other states, Alabama has a big, new Republican legislative majority working hard to undermine unions. The House passed HB 64 yesterday, which would amend Alabama's 1901 constitution to require secret Read more...
So much for toning down the violent political rhetoric in Washington. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) used gun imagery Sunday while discussing public workers' collective bargaining rights. "In some of these states you've got collective Read more...

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Our own Susie Madrak joined Dylan Ratigan to discuss the response to the Boxing Day Blizzard which she wrote about here -- Take A Good Look At Post-Blizzard New York City. This Is What Our 'New Austerity' Will Look Like. And of course Read more...
I started the day with this story in the Times (how great that the corporate media so faithfully completes their assigned propaganda!), and because it made me so grumpy, was happy to turn on This Week With Christiane Amanpour and see Donna Read more...