As Indiana Republicans rush to pass an anti-union bill before the Super Bowl and its high-profile union players come to town, the state's Democratic legislators are fighting to slow down the rush and get enough votes to block the bill, despite serious possible cost to themselves for taking this stand. Send a message offering your support to Indiana House Democrats.
- The National Labor Relations Board has filed additional unfair labor practices charges against Target in a union organizing drive last summer.
- Income mobility is one of those things that in popular mythology characterizes the United States—anyone can become a millionaire! supposedly—but in reality, not so much.
- I previously wrote about how Stephen Lerner had written an explanation of how something like Occupy Wall Street might work—even if the Occupy movement didn't know it—Harold Meyerson has a nice discussion of Lerner's career and ideas.
- In case you wanted to learn how to misclassify employees.
- Diarist Broke and Unemployed writes "Suddenly broke and unemployed, I put my faith in education and the Wizard of Jobs.
- Idaho's Tom Luna: Worst schools superintendent in the country? Certainly among the most in the pocket of big business; the New York Times details his plan to make kids take online classes regardless of what's good for them.
- Two Idaho anti-union laws were overturned by a federal judge for violating federal law:
The two measures, SB 1007 and 1006, were expansions of Idaho’s right-to-work law. One banned “job targeting programs” that use union dues to subsidize members’ wages as a way to help contractors win bids. The other banned “project labor agreements” through which contractors sign agreements with unionized workers while bidding on public works projects.
- Obama's recess appointments send some bullies a message.