Standing Up for Working Families in Wisconsin and Everywhere

Remarks by AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka, Wisconsin Solidarity Rally in Trenton, New JerseyFebruary 25, 2011Thank you, Arlyn [Halvorson] and Susan [Blaustein], for your courage for igniting the spark that has inspired the nation, and for touching off the rallies that have given so much hope to so many working people across America.  I'm honored to pledge the unflinching support of the 12 million members of the AFL-CIO to your cause.

The Fightback Fire is Being Lit Down Below

This article is not so much about the economy as it is about the jobs fight.

Public Workers are not Public Enemies

There have been a lot of negative things written about public workers lately, not just in our local newspapers, but everywhere we turn: Our healthcare benefits are too generous.

General Electric and the New Industrial Policy

The addition of General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt to the third top Obama Administration position on economic policy tells an important tale about both this political moment, but more importantly, about the struggle within ruling economic and policy elites over the fundamental structural changes that recovery from the great financial crisis requires.