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Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

March 1st, 2011

Right to Work: Representation Without Taxation

Part of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's union-busting agenda is including a "right to work" rule for public-sector employees. Several other Republican governors are considering similar measures for both the public and private sectors. Insofar as they succeed, these right-to-work measures will seriously weaken the bargaining power of workers. "Right to ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 6th, 2010

Happy Fuckin' Labor Day!

[Welcome to OpenMike. This is where Mike blogs. Soon to be its own pretty section of]Dear Rahm Emanuel: Happy Fuckin' Labor Day! I read this week that — according to a new book by Steven Rattner, your administration's former "Car Czar" — during White House meetings about how to ... continue reading

August 26th, 2010

Jesse Jackson to lead Detroit march

Nearly 50 years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the Rev. Jesse Jackson hopes to advance a new agenda that cuts across class -- not racial -- lines with a form of protest honed by earlier generations.Joined by United Auto Workers President Bob King, elected officials and ... continue reading

April 29th, 2010

Workers march on Wall Street, protest big banks

NEW YORK — Thousands of workers and union leaders marched on Wall Street on Thursday to express their anger over lost jobs, the taxpayer-funded bailout of financial institutions and questionable lending practices by big banks.The rally was organized by the AFL-CIO and an association of community groups. It included a ... continue reading

April 29th, 2010

Protesters enter NYC bank buildings before rally

NEW YORK — Noisy protesters with signs took over two bank building lobbies on Thursday in a prelude to a Wall Street rally by workers and union leaders angry over lost jobs, the taxpayer-funded bailout of financial institutions and questionable lending practices by big banks.Hours before the scheduled rally, more ... continue reading

April 28th, 2010

Temple and nurses settle strike

After four marathon days of negotiating, Temple University Hospital and its 1,500 nurses and allied health professionals reached an agreement Tuesday to end a 28-day strike that began March 31.The employees plan to return to work at 7 p.m. Friday, assuming the proposed contract is approved during three ratification votes ... continue reading

April 28th, 2010

Protesters Launch Showdown With the Monster Banks, Demand Wells Fargo to End Predatory Lending

"We are many and they are few -- and today they have to deal with us!" yelled an organizer at a San Francisco march and rally on Tuesday afternoon aimed at calling out Wells Fargo for its predatory lending practices. A crowd of a few hundred pissed-off consumers responded boisterously ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

April 22nd, 2010

Everybody In, Nobody Out: At Temple and Beyond an Injury to One is an Injury to All

When you see the faces of the members of PASNAP (Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals) on strike at Temple University Hospital and perhaps most especially when you see the faces of their children walking on the picket line with them, you embrace the reality of why these ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

April 14th, 2010

Temple Students ‘Die-In’ To Oppose Exploitation of Workers

PHILADELPHIA – “Should I care if someone else is being exploited?” asked Kate Harkins, 21, of Schuylkill County, PA, who is a junior majoring in American Studies at Temple.  “If we don’t stand up for those workers now, then down the road when we are workers, conditions will not be ... continue reading

April 13th, 2010

Sending Support for Striking Temple Workers

Filmmaker and documentarian Michael Moore sent words of support for the 1,500 striking workers of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professions now on strike at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. The PASNAP members have been on strike since March 31, and Moore’s statement was read at a ... continue reading

Karen Matts LPN

Karen Matts is a licensed practical nurse and a proud member of Teamsters Local 332.

April 12th, 2010

When Did "Pray" Become a 4-Letter Word?

I'm writing to you with an update on my 300 sisters and brothers in Flint, Michigan who work for the largest Catholic hospital chain in the country. They're still fighting for a new contract and fighting the cuts Ascension Health wants to make at Genesys Medical Center (see for ... continue reading

April 8th, 2010

Michael Moore, UAW Region 1-C director throw support to Genesys technical workers in contract talks with hospital

GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, Michigan — From a Michael Moore tweet to a top UAW leader showing up at the bargaining table, Genesys Regional Medical Center’s 300 technical workers are gaining support in their effort toward a contract resolution.On Wednesday, the head of UAW Region 1-C went to the bargaining table ... continue reading

April 6th, 2010

Temple nurses strike over work rule, tuition perk

PHILADELPHIA — Hundreds of striking Temple University Hospital nurses and other employees rallied Tuesday in an effort to restart contract negotiations stalled over language that workers say would jeopardize patients, limit free speech and take away a crucial college tuition benefit.About 1,000 nurses and 500 professional health workers have been ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

April 3rd, 2010

RNs on Strike at Temple: Snapshots from Day Three on the Line

A transplant doctor steps into the crowd of picketing nurses and other health professionals at Temple and says how much he hopes this is all over soon.  “I just cannot transplant anyone this way,” he shares. No one takes any pleasure in his statement, but another RN asks him about ... continue reading

March 31st, 2010

Hilda Solis: Labor's New Sheriff

In 1984, on the Wasatch Plateau in southern Utah, the Wilberg coal mine, a property of Emery Mining, exploded into flames. Witnesses described plumes of dark gray smoke billowing up into the heavens. Twenty-seven coal miners were trapped inside. By the following night it was clear none of them would ... continue reading

February 10th, 2010

Greek workers strike as government tightens belt

Athens, Greece (CNN) -- Greek workers were holding a one-day strike Wednesday to protest government efforts to stave off a financial crisis. Thousands of public-sector workers and their supporters began the 24-hour walkout at 9 a.m. (2 a.m. ET), though local media said workers at Athens' main international airport began ... continue reading

January 27th, 2010

Howard Zinn, historian who challenged status quo, dies at 87

Howard Zinn, the Boston University historian and political activist who was an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam and a leading faculty critic of BU president John Silber, died of a heart attack today in Santa Monica, Calif, where he was traveling, his family said. He was 87."His writings ... continue reading

January 20th, 2010

No More Beer: Belgium Brewery Workers Block Beverages

Striking brewery workers in Belgium have stopped the production of several popular beers at brewing giant InBev. Good news for InBev's competitors but bad news for drinkers who prefer Stella Artois, Hoegaarden or Leffe beers.The wall made of beer crates is more than five meters high and it's clear that ... continue reading

January 19th, 2010

Company Boycott Called by Fired Warehouse Workers

Rev. Craig Purchase of Mt. Zion Tabernacle Church in the Chicago suburbs thinks that if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today, he would certainly be supporting the Warehouse Workers for Justice. So Purchase rallied clergy to call for a boycott of the vacuum and cleaning products company Bissell ... continue reading

January 19th, 2010

In Dr. King's footsteps

JOLIET -- On a day set aside to honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., a group of warehouse workers, community leaders and local clergy gathered at Sacred Heart Church to launch a peaceful protest of their own: a boycott of Bissell products. The boycott stems from the termination ... continue reading

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My father, Francis (Frank) Moore, passed away this morning a few months shy if his 93rd birthday. He was a great dad I am blessed to have had him in my life. I...

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Time to put the cuffs on Chris Christie -- not for the bridge scandal, but for this: Chris Christie's $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption...

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George W. Bush Debuts New Paintings Of Dogs, Friends, Ghost Of Iraqi Child That Follows Him... President Bush has a new hobby -- painting! --...

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Big new story from David Sirota and Pando on top Christie adviser and appearance of corruption at New Jersey's pension fund: REVEALED: Gov....

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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
8:27 PM
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law Donna Smith Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
10:13 PM
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
5:41 PM
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
4:48 PM
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? Donna Smith We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
5:56 PM
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa Nick Turse Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
4:59 PM
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
9:53 AM
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
2:24 PM
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
6:48 PM
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch Donna Smith The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
8:39 PM
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
1:21 PM
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Enron billionaire John Arnold thinks everyone should believe him when he says we've got to cut pensions because he's so incredibly rich: John...

Mar 5th
4:20 PM
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