A Silver Lining In Michigan Labor Defeat

In General Interest by Jonathan Tasini0 Comments

The attack against Michigan unions – by right-wing political and business forces, resulting in the rollback of significant labor rights – was swift and vicious. But, consider this: in the hand-wringing over the defeat, there are long-term, silver lined lessons for unions globally.

A Bitter Note

In General Interest by Jonathan Tasini0 Comments

All in all, it was a pretty nice night for the forces of pretty good — as opposed to the excellent Wellstone-like leaders we need. But, a note from the front-lines of collective bargaining where it matters long term– an initiative to lock in collective bargaining in Michigan was soundly defeated.