On the Newsstand:Unions

and / March 27, 2014 9:10 am

DoubleTree, Double Standards

Students have a huge role to play in supporting the DoubleTree workers in their fight for justice.

/ September 29, 2013 9:24 pm

Boston’s Next Mayor: A Primer

Marty Walsh and John Connolly advance in the race to become Boston's next mayor, demonstrating the power of organization and financial support.

/ September 13, 2013 8:20 am

“No Justice, No Cookies.” Seen and Heard at the Insomnia Cookies Protest

Reactions from the Insomnia Cookies Protest

/ June 29, 2013 4:07 pm

On Tuesday, the Senate Failed

Senate Democrats abandoned their union supporters on Tuesday by confirming Penny Pritzker as Commerce Secretary.

/ May 28, 2013 6:30 pm

Peña Nieto and the Unions

The Dirty Politics of Mexican Education

/ October 4, 2012 8:50 pm

Politics of the Pigskin

The NFL referee controversy has implications off the field as well.

/ September 17, 2012 3:23 pm

Charlotte and Chicago: The Coming Battle for Control of the Democratic Party

Conditions are ripe for a showdown between union and non-union factions.

/ October 8, 2011 8:09 pm

The Perspective on Harvard’s Workers

Many students watched the Harvard Workers’ Labor Day Protests from afar, but the effects of the negotiations between those workers and the University hit close to home. The Perspective joins the debate, encouraging students to support the various Harvard employees. Read the full article at the Perspective. 

/ March 25, 2011 10:41 am

Mark Warren Supports Unions and their Rights

In a recent post for the Perspective, Mark Warren writes in support of the unions in Wisconsin. The proposed budget cuts are simply “a case of states trying to balance their budgets by throwing their own employees under the bus, and not by negotiating economic concessions in good faith by collective bargaining, but by restricting unions’ rights.” Read the full ... Read More

/ February 25, 2011 5:19 am

Wisconsin Lawmakers Need to Face the Music

Wisconsin Democrats are shirking their duties by refusing to attend legislative sessions.

/ February 23, 2011 9:56 pm

Rallying in Solidarity: From Egypt to Wisconsin to Cambridge

The Crimson gets it wrong when they accuse American youth of apathy.

/ February 21, 2011 9:53 am

An Overcompensated Public Sector?

We have something like a bipartisan consensus that public sector unions are a major cause of states’ budget shortfalls and that public sector workers are overpaid. The first claim, at least, seems to be lacking in evidence. And the second is no better. This goes back to an exchange I had with Alex Sherbany a couple months ago. I suggested ... Read More

/ October 13, 2010 4:19 pm

Weighing Superman’s Argument

Even if you’re not an education policy wonk, you’ve probably heard about Davis Guggenheim’s new documentary, Waiting for “Superman.” And, like many Americans, you may be planning to watch it. After all, Guggenheim’s last film, An Inconvenient Truth, changed the way many people think about global warming. What’s not to like about the fact that he is now exerting his ... Read More

/ June 3, 2010 5:38 pm

“Public Employees who Make a Lot of Money” Journalism

I’m sure this genre has been around as long as some public employees have made large salaries, but I’ve noticed a couple of recent such articles which I’d like to discuss. One is a Politico article about Capitol Police officers who make up to $175,000, with forty-four of them earning more than the average House chief of staff. Another is ... Read More

/ May 22, 2010 7:15 pm

Rand Paul a Racist? I Think Not.

Sam Barr’s most recent post makes the rather shocking claim that Rand Paul, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate seat in Kentucky being vacated by the retiring Jim Bunning, is a racist, or at least that he is not a non-racist. Sam deduces this from the fact that Mr. Paul is not a “consistent libertarian,” that he “picks and ... Read More

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