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Editorials Op-Ed: If Organized Labor’s Learned Anything From Its Loss In The Wisconsin Recall Election, Its That It Must Now Work Extremely Hard To Inform & Educate Union Members Themselves Before November’s Presidential Election

Published Thursday, June 7, 2012
It didn’t take long for the Republicans and Anti-Union Forces to jump on the bandwagon and loudly bang their tom-toms after the Organized Labor-led and extremely high-profile Recall Election in Wisconsin failed to take out Republican Governor Scott Walker – whose star has shot right to the top of the GOP Charts and has some even predicting Walker could more» Labor Viewpoint: Good for Buffalo Teachers! Attendance Does Matter – Teachers Had The Right To Say “No”

Published Friday, March 9, 2012
Despite the uproar from The Buffalo News, which was expected, and the reaction from the gentlemen who’s leading a parent’s group in the City of Buffalo, I have one thing to say about Buffalo Teachers saying no to an evaluation program that would have allowed students who are frequently absent to count in Teacher evaluations: “Good for more»
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Guest Columns

Les Leopold Via Six Reasons Why Trump Is ‘Too Weak’ to Save American Jobs

Published Sunday, March 12, 2017
AlterNet Editor’s Note: Les Leopold, who serves as the Director of the Labor Institute, is currently working with Labor Unions and community organizations to build the educational infrastructure for a new anti-Wall Street Movement. His new book: Runaway Inequality: An Activist’s Guide to Economic Justice, serves as a text for this campaign. more»

Detroit News’ ‘Labor Voices’ Column From Teamsters President James Hoffa: Trade Deal Should Help Workers

Published Tuesday, March 7, 2017
The State of Michigan has seen firsthand the terrible damage trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have brought to this country. Nearly 200,000 manufacturing jobs have been lost in the state since the deal took effect and it is estimated NAFTA has cost the U.S. more than 700,000 jobs overall as of 2013. That is unacceptable, but more»
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Letters to the Editor

Letter To The Editor @ Long-Time ATU-Represented Employee Says NFTA Must “Stop Squandering Resources, Stop The Posturing And Positional Bargaining, And Come To The Table With A Fair Contract Proposal”

Published Monday, June 9, 2014 Editor’s Note: This Letter to the Editor @ Comes From 30-Year Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1342 Member Joseph Sirianni. For An Update on Local 1342’s Continued Attempts to Negotiate a New Contract With the Buffalo-Headquartered Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA), Go to Your Regional, more»

Letter To The Editor @ From Atlanta IBEW Member Kelsey Kahle: It’s Time To Rebuild Our Country

Published Thursday, November 8, 2012 Editor’s Note: Twelve-year, Union-Represented Journeyman/Wireman Kelsey Kahle (Pictured Above), a Member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 613 in Atlanta, Georgia, submitted this Letter To The Editor @ following the November 6th General Election. At age 61, Kelsey tells Your more»
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