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5 Lessons for the New Activist-Lawmaker Wave

I had been an activist all my young adult life, as a college student against the war in Vietnam and later as an organizer of labor-community coalitions taking on everything from union busting to racis... read more

Congress balks at deal to fund VA hospital in Aurora

WASHINGTON — With only days left to act, federal lawmakers failed Tuesday to reach a deal on how to finish construction of a VA hospital in Aurora that has made national headlines by busting its budge... read more

Now is the time to fight

He is known the length and breadth of the country as an anti-labor maniac who will go to any length--legal or not, moral or not, democratic or not--to break the unions of teachers, nurses and health-c... read more

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Bernie’s Way

Or the right to have health care “because they are human beings ... for welching on one of the president’s top campaign promises: letting the 10-year, budget-busting Bush tax cuts for the wealthy suns... read more


Why Camden, N.J., the Murder Capital of the Country, Disbanded Its Police Force

Critics decried the reorganization as nothing more than union busting. By laying off the officers and rehiring them as county employees, Camden was able to slash officer pay ... its veteran officers. ... read more

The Recall Blog: Walker survives challenge in Wisconsin

Walker's union measures required government workers including teachers to pay more for their benefits such as pensions and health insurance, and made paying union dues voluntary. Critics called it "un... read more

Lawmakers Haggle Over Spending Bill

The agreements, struck privately in back-room discussions all over the Capitol, came amid a push by congressional leaders to finish spending work that has been overdue since Oct. 1, when the new budge... read more

Why postal workers need your support

Postal Service officials claim the job cuts are necessary as a result of a budget shortfall that will lead to a default on a $5.5 billion payment to finance retirees' future health care benefits ... a... read more

Spending Package Including Money For Veterans’ Programs Passed By Senate As Lawmakers Try To Avoid Shutdown

The package includes a $5.1 billion increase for the Department of Veterans Affairs, including $1.1 billion to pay ... budget year begins Oct. 1. (Daly, 9/12) Lawmakers hope to pass another spending p... read more

Is the debate over Obamacare finally over? Election delivers powerful validation of the embattled law

A decade after President Obama took office pledging to extend healthcare protections to all Americans and setting off an unprecedented partisan battle, the fight is effectively over ... veteran GOP lo... read more

Trump Is Sabotaging a Veterans’ Health Care Law He Just Signed

Last Wednesday, Donald Trump gathered lawmakers ... from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) budget that could have been used to remediate the agency’s long-standing capacity problems—the agency ... read more

How Will the Air Force Pay for its Budget-Busting Next-Generation Bomber?

A top Air Force official on Wednesday floated a potentially controversial scheme to pay for the service’s pricey next-generation ... is expected to cost more than $62 billion over its projected 30-yea... read more



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