September 17, 2012 -
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his administration's school leaders have come perilously close to sounding like one of those Mississippi legislators back in 1985 who dealt with a statewide teachers' strike by giving them a pay raise -- but at the cost of a provision that prevented them from ever striking again.
August 20, 2012 -
Planning is underway to make the opening day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. one to recognize the struggle of workers in the nation's least unionized and poorest paid region.
December 6, 2005 -
Getting ready to head to New Orleans, I'm a little behind commenting on a few big events in the Southern political landscape, including the announcement last week that nearly 5,000 janitors in Houston had voted to "go union":