Union Coalition Promotes “Jobs Not Cuts,” Directly Targets Democratic Senators

By: Tuesday November 20, 2012 8:15 am

A coalition of unions has released the first set of ads pressuring Democrats on the grand bargain, with an explicit message of “Jobs Not Cuts.” The ads target some Republicans as well Democratic lawmakers in several states who have made noises in favor of a grand bargain that would cut social insurance programs like Medicare, [...]

Wisconsin Unions Use Politico Gaffe as Rallying Cry

By: Monday February 20, 2012 12:23 pm

You may have heard about Politico’s gaffe of the year (at least so far), when a reporter confused the Wisconsin state flag, which has the year of the state’s founding, 1848, on it with the flag of the “Wisconsin local 1848″ union. There’s a Google cache of the old story, which was quickly changed. Brian [...]

Wisconsin: Randy Hopper’s Fleeting Connection to the Truth

By: Wednesday March 16, 2011 6:15 am

Randy Hopper, one of the 8 Republican State Senators likely to face a recall by the summer, has no shortage of problems. Worse, he can’t keep his stories straight. The Senator, who won his 2008 Senate election by only 163 votes, agreed last week to stripping collective bargaining rights from public employees. At the time [...]

AFSCME Files Unfair Labor Practice Against Walker in Wisconsin

By: Monday February 28, 2011 11:22 am

One undiscussed part of the Wisconsin situation is the number of legal fights that could be pursued. I was at a meeting of progressives which went line by line through Walker’s prank phone call with “David Koch” and discussed the potential legal, ethical and campaign law violations contained therein. For example, in one part at [...]

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Massive Crowds – and Organizing – in Madison

By: Saturday February 26, 2011 11:07 am

MADISON, WI (FDL) – On a cold, snowy day in Madison, men and women from across the state have descended on the state Capitol. Inside is still packed, but outside, the stage on State Street has already drawn tens of thousands. A variety of music acts – including a union-friendly version of Eminem – have [...]

Labor, Progressive Leaders Biting Bullet on Food Stamp Cut-for-State Fiscal Aid

By: Friday July 30, 2010 1:54 pm

On a conference call with reporters, top labor officials and the head of a progressive coalition for education funding acknowledged that they would accept an offset to the education and Medicaid funding bill for budget-constrained states that would reduce expenditures on the federal food stamp program by $6.7 billion dollars starting in 2015. But they [...]

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