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1,000,000 + Voters Want Walker Out: On Wisconsin!

Filed under: Citizen Action | Labor / Unions | Politics — by Will Kirkland 01/17/2012 @ 5:17:17 PM
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The sheer number of signatures being filed – nearly as many as the total votes cast for Walker in November 2010, and almost twice as (many as) those needed to … [Keep reading >>]

Wisconsin Governor Recall Drive Heats Up

Filed under: Labor / Unions — by Will Kirkland 01/16/2012 @ 1:15:43 PM
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“Thousands of volunteers have raced to collect signatures near busy intersections and malls all over Wisconsin, at makeshift “drive-through” operations in parking lots, during Green Bay Packers viewing parties and … [Keep reading >>]

China Labor Awakening

Filed under: Asia | Labor / Unions — by Will Kirkland 01/15/2012 @ 12:05:09 PM
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Just as young people in Libya and Egypt, finding examples of self-determination outside their own country, have risen in revolt, so it seems that workers in China are realizing that … [Keep reading >>]

Right to Freeload Legislation Readied in Indiana

Filed under: Labor / Unions — by Will Kirkland 01/6/2012 @ 9:36:17 PM
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From the headline you’ll know where I stand on so called Right to Work legislation.  The bosses have the right to organize; the workers have none.  Or, more cleverly, as … [Keep reading >>]

Business Still Rides the Ponies in Sacramento

Filed under: California | Economy | Labor / Unions — by Will Kirkland 12/26/2011 @ 9:15:27 PM
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From SF Chronicle

Business interests were the top bill-killers inside California’s Capitol during Gov. Jerry Brown’s first year back in office, as concerns about the state’s weak economy cut into labor’s … [Keep reading >>]

Migrants Flee Alabama. Welcomed in Lugano, Switzerland

Filed under: Labor / Unions | Migration — by Will Kirkland 10/6/2011 @ 12:38:01 AM
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The vices of Alabama law, which have caused an exodus of Hispanic workers in recent weeks, have a particularly strong stench here in Lugano, Switzerland, where I am passing a … [Keep reading >>]

Migrant Workers Battle Police in Guangdong Province, China

Filed under: Asia | Economy | Labor / Unions — by Will Kirkland 06/14/2011 @ 6:55:57 AM

At least three days of mass protests have followed police abuse of a pregnant street vendor in Zengchen, Guangdong, China.  Police cars overturned, shop windows broken and bricks hurled at … [Keep reading >>]

The Scourge of Unemployment and Do-Nothing Poo-Bahs

Filed under: Economy | Labor / Unions — by Will Kirkland 05/30/2011 @ 3:42:33 PM

Unemployment is a terrible scourge across much of the Western world. Almost 14 million Americans are jobless, and millions more are stuck with part-time work or jobs that fail to … [Keep reading >>]

The Last Mountain: Robert Kennedy Jr on Mountain Top Removal

Filed under: Energy | Environment | Labor / Unions — by Will Kirkland 05/25/2011 @ 8:38:21 AM
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Along with the report on Massey Energy and the disastrous April, 2010 explosion that killed 29 miners, Amy Goodman on Democracy Now interviewed Robert Kennedy, Jr about the release of … [Keep reading >>]

Massey Energy: Guilty!

Filed under: Corruption | Disaster | Energy | Labor / Unions — by Will Kirkland 05/25/2011 @ 8:27:09 AM
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In April of last year the country was riveted by news of another coal mine explosion. As the last camera was shut off, 29 men had died; twenty nine families torn apart. … [Keep reading >>]

Unions Pulling Money from Banks Backing Florida Chamber

Filed under: Labor / Unions — by JKaplan 04/30/2011 @ 12:10:51 PM
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By Mark Schlueb, Orlando Sentinel
6:03 PM EDT, April 20, 2011

Unions representing Central Florida teachers, firefighters, police and other government workers are pulling an estimated $10 million from five banks affiliated with … [Keep reading >>]

Firefighters Squeeze Dems Where it Hurts

Filed under: Democrats | Labor / Unions | Politics — by Will Kirkland 04/27/2011 @ 4:02:18 PM
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The nation’s main firefighters’ union, long a strong supporter of Democratic candidates, announced on Tuesday that it would indefinitely suspend all contributions to federal candidates out of frustration with Congressional … [Keep reading >>]

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Perhaps an honest world will never exist. But what's to keep us from dreaming? If each one of us tries to change, maybe we'll succeed.

Rita Atria -- The Sicilian Rebel

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