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If you support labor unions and collective bargaining, you may shed a special tear for James Rebhorn, the highly recognizable and talented character actor who died this week after a battle with ...
by rlegro
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 02:29 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
I am writing this as a theory to partly explain what is happening or happening fast enough. I am not sure what the solution is but you cannot offer workable solutions until you can define and ...
by Jamesleo
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Mar 23, 2014 at 03:11 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
The discussion on Daily Kos about Ukraine has largely fallen into the typical Daily Kos factional pro-U.S. administration/anti-U.S. administration battle lines.The debate on dkos seems to often ...
by ZhenRen
Comment Count 64 comments on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 09:41 PM PST with 40 Recommends
Every once in a while a knuckle-headed Conservative will fall off the wagon and start blabbering about how bad unions are... Since Conservatives are today's equivalent of yesteryear's Communists, ...
by kavips
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 09:29 AM PST with 6 Recommends
When the year began, the Koch boys and the radical right-wing Republicans in the Pennsylvania state legislature had a plan to quick hit the labor movement with their legislation to deny dues ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 06:04 AM PST with 17 Recommends
Yesterday I discussed both global and domestic inequality , how inequality is growing, and where our country ranks in income and wealth inequality–extremely poorly. Borrowing again ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Feb 06, 2014 at 06:30 AM PST with 3 Recommends
As I stand here at zero degrees temperature in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, thousands of union members have filled the state capitol to capacity and thousands more circle and rally outside. This ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 09:24 AM PST with 30 Recommends
They really know how to commemorate and celebrate the life, struggle, and legacy of Dr. King in East Tennessee. I am writing this as I’m on a planes, trains, and automobiles trip back to Philly ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 06:10 AM PST with 11 Recommends
Photo: Occupy Olympia Yesterday I was at the Emeryville Public Market having lunch with an associate, and when we were done, one of the workers that has been cleaning nearby ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 11:57 AM PST with 26 Recommends
Josh Eidelson has a very important piece in Salon today looking at Harris v. Quinn (a little known case before the Supreme Court this year) which as Eidelson reports, "offers the court’s ...
by Dr Christopher Boerl
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 07:44 AM PST with 10 Recommends
The neoliberal tide has long been making a concerted and coordinated effort to wipe organized labor off the face of the American landscape. They are approaching success with employment in the ...
by Richard Lyon
Comment Count 17 comments on Fri Dec 13, 2013 at 08:15 AM PST with 21 Recommends
What I really want to see in McDonald's menu is a super-size wage increase for the woefully underpaid hardworking people it employees. I stopped by yesterday at the McDonald's in downtown ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 30 comments on Fri Dec 06, 2013 at 11:58 AM PST with 23 Recommends
The United States is experiencing unprecedented income inequality . It’s not only affecting the lives of millions of Americans, but it’s the root cause of political polarization that has ...
by bobburnett
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Dec 06, 2013 at 06:37 AM PST with 4 Recommends
It is likely you did not see one of these on November 29th. I ordered a new acoustic guitar as a Christmas gift to myself on Tuesday. The store I went to did not have any in stock and would have to ...
by Mark E Andersen
Comment Count 39 comments on Mon Dec 02, 2013 at 12:00 PM PST with 39 Recommends
I'm really looking forward to Black Friday! You see, this year I feel that both, Thanksgiving Thursday, and what has come to be known as "Black Friday," are going to be days of sharing, of ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 96 comments on Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 08:55 PM PST with 139 Recommends
Sign found on State Street just off the Capitol Square in Madison, Wisconsin on February 16th, 2011. A couple years ago something happened in Wisconsin. You might have heard of it, people ...
by Mark E Andersen
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 02:00 PM PST with 43 Recommends
If you want to win you have to embrace these concepts: boldness, commitment, responsibility, unity and solidarity, principles and conviction, and cohesiveness. Let me give you an example... ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 44 comments on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 12:42 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
I've always found the "knowledge is power" concept very intriguing because of its simplicity and applicability. No matter the setting, this concept, which I consider a truism, can be viewed as a ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 327 comments on Wed Sep 11, 2013 at 01:01 AM PDT with 115 Recommends
(NOTE: Dr. Giroux has provided written authorization to the diarist to reproduce his work in its entirety for the benefit of the Daily Kos community. Giroux is a member of Truthout's Board of ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Sep 05, 2013 at 02:54 AM PDT with 28 Recommends
From Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, Fall, 2013 mobiusmagazine.com Every weekday at noon, citizens gather at the Wisconsin State Capitol to sing. And face arrest. They are unbowed because ...
by Vampire Cabbie
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 10:59 AM PDT with 17 Recommends