Archive for February 17, 2011
Join Jim and Howard Dean for Dinner
Instead of expensive dinners to take contributions from Washington insiders, Jim and Howard Dean will join one supporter and guest for dinner in beautiful Burlington, Vermont!
One thing we know — Citizens United has changed the game.
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Blog for Iowa Stands in Solidarity With Wisconsin Workers
Thousands in Wisconsin Protest GOP Governor's War On Unions
John Nichols of The Nation on Sunday compared Walker to a “Dictator Governor”.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s proposal to strip public employees of most collective bargaining rights, cut pay and gut benefits without any negotiation represents the most radical assault yet by the current crop of Republican governors on the rights of workers has inspired outrage in a historically progressive and pro-labor state.
With unions calling on members an allies to “fight back” against a “blatant power grab,” tensions are running so high that the governor, who took office in January, is threatening to call out the National Guard in case of industrial action by state, county and municipal employees. “Even if you don’t like unions,” says Rich Abelson, executive director of AFSCME Council 48, the union that represents Milwaukee County workers, “surely we all can agree that anti-freedom attacks that deny public employees the right to negotiate a fair contract…are outrageous and wrong.”