Like many labor negotiators, I looked to health care reform for legislative relief from endless haggling with management over employee benefit costs. My own union and others worked hard for passage of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) three years Read More »
If reform legislation dies in Congress, advocates plan to pressure the president to act on his own — and get political revenge on the GOP House.
The biggest obstacle facing immigration reform may be not opposition but inertia. Leaders of Read More »
The place is San Diego, California…right next to the heart of Mexico. A young mexican boy Ulises A. Toledo (Salvador) Lives in Mexico. Then by accident, Tom (William Giammona) gets involved with Ulises in Mexico. And — the steam is Read More »
More than 9,000 babies have been born in each of the last five years in Washington, DC — but will their families stay in the city as these kids grow up? A recent study by the real estate company Trulia Read More »
The CTU plans to change the political landscape in Chicago.
Politics in Chicago is about to get exciting. Not since 1983, when a coalition of Lakefront liberals, Latinos, Blacks and progressive union activists elected Harold Washington mayor, have the prospects Read More »
Republicans today have all kinds of uses for Martin Luther King Jr., but their version of him probably isn’t one he’d recognize. Not only are Republicans an active part of the campaign to turn King into a bland saint whose Read More »
If you happen to be in the Bay Area today, chances are that you’ll pass a fast food chain with striking workers picketing outside. They’re part of a national day of action in more than 50 cities across the country, Read More »
China, big box retail, and automation: the economic development of the world as seen through the iconic school notebook
In a world of cell phones and iPads, there’s one back-to-school product both grandparents and children share: lined paper. Whether it’s Read More »