Come Out of Hiding, Bret Jacobson

By: Tuesday December 23, 2008 4:40 pm

Hey, all, this is from Seth Michaels at AFL-CIO Now. OMG. A labor secretary who might look out for workers? As an op-ed in today’s Los Angeles Times makes clear, President-elect Barack Obama’s selection of Rep. Hilda Solis as secretary of labor is too terrible to contemplate.

 

Go for the Grinch

By: Thursday December 18, 2008 1:30 pm

Bah, humbug. Forget the cute socks hanging by the fireplace and the stomach-churning eggnog. ‘Tis the season to go after the Grinch. This year, there are many options. First up: “The Mitch Who Stole Christmas.” The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC) is running a great action featuring one of this year’s worst anti-worker lawmakers, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)

Greedy Troglodytes Attack Teachers

By: Thursday March 13, 2008 10:30 am

What is it about teachers that reactionaries don’t like?

Maybe it’s because an educated electorate poses a threat to those who seek to control the public—”Danger: Educated Union Member” is one of our favorite phrases—and so teachers pose an easy target for the antediluvians among us. (Remember John Stossel’s ABC trash piece, “Stupid in America”?).

The success of teachers’ unions also draws particular ire from the anti-education crowd.

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