Labor commentator, and former union staffer, Steve Early draws on years of trade union activism to shed light on labor’s troubled path over the last decade. His recent book, The Civil War’s in US Labor, examines the internal conflicts which have wracked the labor movement over the last decade: the 2005 split of several international unions from the AFL-CIO to form the Change to Win coalition, the subsequent fracturing of Change to Win, and the internal conflict within the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
|By: Joe Burns Saturday September 10, 2011 1:59 pm|
|By: emptywheel Thursday February 10, 2011 1:46 pm|
I noted yesterday the mind-numbingly ignorant analysis of Glenn Greenwald’s motivation as a careerist hack that was provided by HBGary. And if the allegations in the excerpts of former WikiLeaks volunteer Daniel Domscheit-Berg’s book are accurate, HBGary’s analysis about WikiLeaks itself is even more ignorant.
|By: Michael Whitney Saturday December 4, 2010 5:00 pm|
US Chamber Watch, an advocacy group originally launched by the Change to Win labor federation, issued a statement blasting the supporters of the NAFTA-style Korea Free Trade agreement as “outsourcers all.”
|By: Michael Whitney Saturday December 4, 2010 8:45 am|
In the 14 hours since the White House dumped the news of a NAFTA-style Korea Free Trade agreement on a Friday night, labor unions are deafly silent in opposing this job-killing agreement.
|By: Jon Walker Monday June 28, 2010 7:15 pm|
The California Secretary of State has officially declared the 10 ballot measures the people of California will decide on this November. California has a history of passing consequential legislation through ballot initiatives, and this year will be no different.
|By: Michael Whitney Tuesday April 13, 2010 6:00 am|
Ben Smith dropped a bombshell this evening with his report that SEIU President Andy Stern will resign. Stern, president of one of the country’s biggest unions since 1996, reportedly plans to resign before the end of his term in 2012. So what’s really going on here?
|By: Michael Whitney Thursday March 18, 2010 4:00 pm|
The Change to Win labor federation has unsurprisingly backed the health care bill, even with the increased excise tax on middle class health care plans. Later, the AFL-CIO’s Executive Committee also decided to endorse the bill.