Progressives scored a victory but it's only round one.
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.
A new article from the AFLCIO
New Fact Sheets from UPTE on Prop 30 and 32
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“It’s time to confront elected officials who try to divide working women and men"
A history of Labor day from the Department of Labor
A panel of three federal judges has ruled that Texas’ redistricting plan violates the Voting Rights Act.
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.
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.
An article from the New York Times
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.
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A new briefing on ALEC from In the Public Interest
From the Pension Rights Center
"United Water to take over operations of Bayonne's water, sewer systems in $150 million deal"
A new op ed from the Secretary of Labor:
A new article in the New Yorker:
From President of the IAFF Harold Schaitberger
A new article from Salon.com