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December Profile: The American People

The progressive voice of the American people became louder and stronger in 2012. Examples abound everywhere and on every topic from voting rights to workers rights. For our December Progressive Profile, we salute the American people — with several examples — of how individuals and organizations are fighting back and reclaiming our proud progressive past. Continue reading

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Wisconsin’s Final Recall Hours: From Jackson Browne, To Phone Banks, To Voting

Tuesday will hopefully bring an end to Scott Walker and his Wisconsin-tradition busting. It won’t be easy. Those who grab power through lies and deceit never go quietly into the night. The Wisconsin recall is about so much more than unions. Continue reading

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March Profile: Eugene V. Debs

As we await a spring revival of the Occupy Movement, a look back at the life and times of Eugene V. Debs reminds us that the fight for the 99 percent has long been waged. Read our March Progressive Profile and ask yourself if his words from nearly 100 years ago don’t ring just as true in 2012. Continue reading

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Playing Bigger Than You Are: No One Said It Was Going To Be Easy

Of the many lessons woven throughout Stewart Acuff’s book Playing Bigger Than You Are:  A Life in Organizing (Levins Publishing, Minneapolis) is the valuable perspective he shares about the day-in and day-out work that is the reality of union organizing. … Continue reading

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The Walker Recall: A Win For Democracy And Robert LaFollette

Wisconsin has shown us the way on how to save our democracy with the culmination of the recall of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Long live democracy and the work of Robert LaFollette Continue reading

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More Good News For Vote No On Issue 2

We head into the final two weeks before the November 8 election in Ohio that focuses on the repeal of the anti-union, anti-worker, regressive Senate Bill 5 that was passed by the Ohio Republican legislature and signed by Gov. John … Continue reading

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Labor Day 2011: Don’t Forget The Past

Like many, I have spent some time reflecting on Labor Day and what it has meant to me and my family over the year and how the state of labor in this country has changed over the course of my … Continue reading

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September Profile: Stewart Acuff

“I know that as bad as it may seem today, and it may get worse, there will be a time when good people, average people, unite and turn it around,” said veteran union organizer Stewart Acuff. His insightful views on today’s labor movement and our democracy are featured in this month’s Progressive Profie. Continue reading

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