October 31, 2014

Say it ain’t so, governor

Say it ain’t so, governor. But it is. Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage has ordered removal from the Maine Department of Labor of a 36-foot, 11-panel mural depicting the state’s and nation’s proud labor history. Gone will be World War II icon Rosie the Riveter and other artwork depicting the role of the American worker [...]

VP Biden warns of ‘barbarians at the gate’

WASHINGTON — Speaking to labor’s rank-and-file via an AFL-CIO electronic town hall meeting last week, Vice President Joe Biden warned of “barbarians at the gate” of working families as attacks on collective bargaining and union membership move forward in numerous state legislatures. “The only people who have the capacity — organizational capacity and muscle — [...]