Labor/Unions

More Photos from Madison

Feb
22

Courtesy of Buzzfeed.

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Battle of Madison : Last Stand of the Middle-Class?

Feb
19

Linda Kaboolian in a blog post for the NY Times appropriately titled, 'It's Not About Money':

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Fear-mongering for Political Purposes

Feb
18

More fear-mongering in order to achieve partisan ends this time (not surprisingly) in Wisconsin from Brian Beutler at TPM:

Wisconsin Gov. Walker Ginned Up Budget Shortfall To Undercut Worker Rights

Wisconsin's new Republican governor has framed his assault on public worker's collective bargaining rights as a needed measure of fiscal austerity during tough times.

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Question of Media Accountability, WBBM Newsradio 780 Edition

Jun
04

Here's an interesting question:

Walmart is trying to bust into the Chicago market with a 2nd store, thus dragging down the wages and working conditions of employees at competitor companies, many of whom are represented by the good people at UFCW.

So, in order for them to grease the way so to speak, this monster corporation has flooded the airwaves with testimonials supposedly from employees of how awesome Walmart as an employer is.

I've heard the same commercial over and over again on the CBS affiliate WBBM the whole week.

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The Virtues of Protest

Apr
03

I think Matt Yglesias has been going to the wrong protests:

"Getting people to come out every once in a while hold a 'protest' is, by contrast, pretty easy. And in the right frame of mind, it’s even fun. I’ve had fun doing it. But it doesn’t really change anything."

Picketing and other forms of protest are routine ways that progressives can make their voices heard.

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Wal-Mart Warns Employees Against Voting Democratic

Aug
02

Just about the best endorsement the Dems could get. From the WSJ:

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is mobilizing its store managers and department supervisors around the country to warn that if Democrats win power in November, they'll likely change federal law to make it easier for workers to unionize companies -- including Wal-Mart.

[h/t ThinkProgress]

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Wal-Mart Watch Has a Winner (Logo)

Jul
18

walmart_watch_logo.jpgThe good people over at Wal-Mart Watch had an "unofficial" contest to redesign the Wal-Mart Logo.

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