Coalition Demands GOP Compromise on Debt Talks

Call on Republicans to Compromise and Not Wreck our Economy to Protect Tax Breaks for Millionaires, Private Jet Owners and Corporations (Washington, DC) -  Like a broken record Republicans in the House and Senate are willing to wreck our economy by refusing to compromise and insisting on their radical plan to balance the budget on the backs of seniors and the middle class by slashing Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security while giving tax breaks to millionaires, hedge fund managers and big corporations.

Labor Movement: We will Not Be Quiet

Remarks by AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka, Boilermakers 32nd Consolidated Convention, Las Vegas, NevadaJuly 26, 2011Thank you, Newt [Jones].

The Meaning of Blair Mountain

The Battle of Blair Mountain, in Logan County, West Virginia was the largest armed insurrection since the Civil War. For five days in late August and early September 1921 15,000 miners confronted an army of police and strikebreakers backed by coal operators during a struggle by the miners for the right to collectively bargain and to end horrendous working conditions and poverty in the southwestern West Virginia coalfields.

Podcast: Apartheid Archipelago or Paradise: The Labor Movement in Hawaii, Part 2

On this episode we'll play the second part of our two part interview with author and historian Gerald Horne on his newest book Fighting in Paradises just out from the University of Hawaii Press.

Japan: Labor Movement Calls for Shift Away from Nukes

Japan's national labor federation, the National Confederation of Trade Unions, or Zenroren, recently released a draft proposal calling on the Japanese government to abandon nuclear energy and to shift to natural, renewable energy resources.