The Plum Line: labor


Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 08/29/2013

UPDATED: GOP lawmakers suggest unemployed are on drugs

Two Republicans revive an old meme: The unemployed are too lazy to work

By Alex Seitz-Wald  |  12:52 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  labor

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/22/2013

A bait and switch on immigration reform

Republicans claim that unions are asking for too much in the negotiations over immigration reform, and could kill the emerging compromise. Don't buy it.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration, labor

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 12/20/2012

AFL-CIO to White House: Time to rescind your offer to Boehner

Major groups on the left won't tolerate a single additional concession of any significance on Obama's part.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:57 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fiscal cliff, labor, Medicare, Social Security

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:44 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fiscal cliff, Happy Hour Roundup, john boehner, labor, State Department

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 12/13/2012

The Morning Plum: Dems hold the middle ground. GOP is on fringe.

There is no longer any doubt: The main obstacle to any compromise is the GOP's insistence on clinging to a fringe position on taxes, one far outside the American mainstream.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:07 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bush tax cuts, fiscal cliff, labor, Morning Plum, right to work

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:32 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fiscal cliff, Happy Hour Roundup, labor, right to work

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 12/11/2012

The Morning Plum: A way out for labor in Michigan?

There may be a way to force a popular vote on the "right to work" law.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:15 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Collective bargaining, fiscal cliff, labor, Morning Plum, right to work

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Obama drops the hammer on Michigan "right to work" push

The President spells out that "right to work" laws are rotten to their core.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:34 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama, Collective bargaining, labor

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 12/10/2012

"Right to work" push guarantees all out war in Michigan

In private meeting, Dems pointedly tell Governor Rick Snyder that the "right to work" push guarantees years of conflict and division.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:23 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Collective bargaining, labor

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 12/10/2012

The Morning Plum: National Dems not giving up on Michigan "right to work" fight

Top Michigan Democrats are meeting with Governor Rick Snyder to urge him to find a way out of the impasse, rather than further divide the state.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:09 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bush tax cuts, fiscal cliff, Gay marriage, john boehner, labor, Morning Plum

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 12/07/2012

In Michigan, the GOP's long march to the right continues

Today's Republicans are reversing a tradition partly enshrined by none other than George Romney.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:12 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Collective bargaining, labor, Mitt Romney