Showdown in Vegas: II

In General Interest by Jonathan Tasini0 Comments

So, less than a week out from the showdown, it may not be a showdown after all–at least where the politics are concerned. I hear that John Wilhelm, the president …

What’s An Economy For?

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If the economy is supposedly growing, why is job growth still a problem? Which leads me to the related question: if an economy isn’t producing jobs, what good is it? …

More on Elections and Labor

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Thanks for everyone’s comments. I also received many others via email. Here’s a selection (I’m only using initials assuming that if they wrote to me privately, they might not want …

Showdown in Vegas: I

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We’re just 12 days away from the AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting in Las Vegas (Feb 28th-March 3rd). Hard to know whether there will be a knock-down, dragged-out fight, with one …

Pension Power

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Bill Greider has a must-read piece in the Feb. 28th issue of The Nation on the potential power of public pensions to reshape public policy. The potential use of public …