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CWA Members Press Missouri Legislature To Uphold Two Key Vetoes

In a major blow to a concerted right wing campaign to undermine worker rights and public services, Missouri CWA members, working in a coalition with labor, faith, student and community groups succeeded in pressuring the Missouri legislature to sustain Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of two key bills today.

Where Did All Our Pensions Go?

A new article from the AFLCIO

Yes on Prop 30! No on Prop 32!

New Fact Sheets from UPTE on Prop 30 and 32

Privatization Updates from Around the Country

In the Public Interest provides weekly updates on privatization throughout the United States. If you find this useful, sign up for their email list.

CWA’s Statement in Support of Chicago Teachers

“It’s time to confront elected officials who try to divide working women and men"

The History of Labor Day

A history of Labor day from the Department of Labor

Federal Court Finds Texas’ Redistricting Plan Violates Voting Rights Act

A panel of three federal judges has ruled that Texas’ redistricting plan violates the Voting Rights Act.

Crime-Ridden New Jersey City Busts Police Union To Save Money

A New Jersey city often described as the most dangerous in the country will no longer have its own police force, as a crunched state budget has intensified an effort to reduce costs by busting the local police union.

“Good-government groups call Proposition 32 deceptive”

Two of California's leading good-government groups joined with some of the state's most powerful labor unions Monday to denounce Proposition 32, the November ballot measure that promises to eliminate special-interest money in politics.

“Public Workers Face New Rash of Layoffs, Hurting Recovery”

An article from the New York Times

Privatized Lottery Short 100 Million Dollars in Illinois

The Illinois Lottery's private manager fell nearly $100 million short of the profits it promised to deliver the state in its first year of operation, according to a published report Tuesday.

Bring call center jobs back home

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Profiting from Public Dollars: ALEC’s Privatization Agenda

A new briefing on ALEC from In the Public Interest

Senator Harkin’s Proposal to Solve Nation’s Retirement Crisis

From the Pension Rights Center

Water systems Privitized in New Jersey

"United Water to take over operations of Bayonne's water, sewer systems in $150 million deal"

Secretary Solis: “Let’s Bring Our Jobs Home”

A new op ed from the Secretary of Labor:

Prisons, Colleges, and the Private-Sector Delusion

A new article in the New Yorker:

5 Myths About Public Employee Pensions

From President of the IAFF Harold Schaitberger

“Why unions are not super PACs”

A new article from Salon.com

Will Southern governors sacrifice their economies by seceding from the Medicaid expansion?

New article from the Southern Studies Institute

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