December 11, 2013
By David Bacon
Oakland, CA. - The day before Thanksgiving November 28th is the busiest air travel day of the year. At the Oakland airport, workers at the fast food concessions walked out to protest the failure of the big food service concessionaire, HMS Host, to negotiate a new contract.
November 8, 2013
By Dan Cantor, Working Families
This week, we caught a glimpse of the future. Or at least, the future we can build. Progressives won big victories in local elections on Tuesday. We helped elect dozens of new progressive city councilors, county legislators, school board members -- and even a couple of mayors. We threw a wrench into the plans of the school privatizers. And we voted to lift up low-wage workers out of poverty.
November 27, 2013
By Jerry Kremer
Albany NY - Over my desk hangs an oil portrait of President John F. Kennedy. The painting attracts many comments from visitors to my office who admire its strong resemblance to the late president. Like all good works of art, this one has a story associated with it, and it involves Governor Nelson Rockefeller.
October 31, 2013
By Mario Cilento, NYS AFL-CIO President
As voters across the state consider Proposition One, which would allow destination resort casinos, the ground-breaking contract at Resorts World New York reveals the potential benefit of the gaming industry for hard working New Yorkers.
November 13, 20013
By Mary Kay Henry, SEIU President
"Weather-related disasters are always devastating but particularly heartbreaking and tragic when countless people lose their lives or loved ones. In our ranks are many courageous sisters and brothers from the Philippines. Some have families who live on the islands. I want to personally extend my prayers and to let them know that the SEIU stands with you. We also extend our deepest sympathies to all others affected by this calamitous event.
October 22, 2013
By John Zogby
Washington, DC - I met just this past Thursday with about two dozen key Republican leaders in a mid-Atlantic state. It was the day after the “deal” and I began my informal luncheon remarks with a simple declaration: “I hope there isn’t anyone in this room who believes that what we all just experienced can in any way be spun as a GOP victory.” No one did. These men and women — seasoned politicians, community activists, and business and civic leaders– were just too smart. And they were gravely concerned about the future of their party.