Archive for the 'Labor'

MI Legislators Don’t Want MSU to Teach About Unions

The incredibly far-right Republicans that control Michigan’s state legislature have a brilliant and appalling new idea. They want to punish Michigan State University by taking away $500,000 in funding if they continue to teach courses about labor union organizing. Read more

God Behind Right to Work Laws

Republicans in control of the Michigan legislature rammed through a right-to-work law during their last-minute lame-duck session, as I’m sure you’ve heard by now. Turns out God was behind the whole thing, according to the state senator who pushed the bill through. Here he is talking to none other than David Barton: Read more

A Staggeringly Stupid Column on Michigan Situation

I haven’t written much about the situation at the Michigan Capitol in Lansing, where the Republican-dominated legislature is ramming numerous pieces of vile and destructive legislation through in the last days of the legislative session, prompting mass protests. But I have to respond to this mendacious bit of poppycock in the Moonie Times by someone named Eric Golub. Read more

Romney: Ban Teachers Unions From Giving Money to Campaigns

Mitt Romney, who is on record saying that people and corporations should be allowed to contribute any amount they want to a campaign, doesn’t seem to think that should apply to teachers unions. Because that would be a conflict of interest. Read more

Wisconsin Anti-Union Law Struck Down

A state judge has overturned most of the state law pushed and signed by Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin that effectively ended the right to form unions and collectively bargain for public employees in that state. ABC News reports: Read more