All posts in tag: collective bargaining

Harley Shaiken What happened in Chattanooga?

Snow blanketed the Tennessee hills surrounding Chattanooga last week as workers at the sprawling Volkswagen plant began voting on whether the United Automobile Workers union (UAW) should represent them.

The stakes were high.  A union victory would pave the way for a German-style Works Council elected by all employees for the first … More >

Robert Reich Governor Walker’s coup d’état

Governor Scott Walker and his Wisconsin senate Republicans have laid bare the motives for their coup d’état. By severing the financial part of the bill (which couldn’t be passed without absent Democrats) from the part eliminating the collective bargaining rights of public employees (which could be), … More >

George Lakoff The real issues: A Wisconsin update

The Wisconsin protests are about much more than budgets and unions. As I observed in What Conservatives Really Want, the conservative story about budget deficits is a ruse to turn the country conservative in every area.  Karl Rove and Shep Smith have made it clear on Fox: If the Wisconsin … More >

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