Tag Archives: collective bargaining

Know your enemy. Keep the Brawny boys in the news.


Interesting reader’s comment on a Crooks and Liars story about the Saturday rally in Madison, WI, that drew 100,000 protesters: I think that the Koch brothers may finally have unwittingly jumped the shark. While it may be a bit premature … Continue reading

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Round 2: Boycott the union buster’s bank


As the protesting spirit spreads in Wisconsin, one tactic that union members are now adopting is to take aim at institutions that have donated heavily to Governor Scott Walker. Members of the Wisconsin firefighters union set out for a local … Continue reading

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Anti-unions bill OK’d. (Don’t sit still for it, Tom.)


Because these wings are no longer wings to fly But merely vans to beat the air The air which is now thoroughly small and dry Smaller and dryer than the will Teach us to care and not to care Teach … Continue reading

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Obama to workers: Can’t find those shoes!


If Americans workers are being denied their rights to organize and collectively bargain when I’m in the White House, I’ll put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself; I’ll walk on that picket line with you as president of the … Continue reading

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Media guy blames media for Wisconsin turmoil


Wisconsin says a lot about our political discourse, none of it good… Complex issues are reduced to sound bites. Talking points of the extreme left and right dominate. Americans obediently fall into line, either for “free enterprise” or the “working … Continue reading

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