The Plum Line: Labor

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Breaking: Wisconsin Dems throw their weight behind drive to recall GOP Senators

The Wisconsin Democratic Party has decided to throw its weight behind a nascent grassroots drive to recall a number of GOP state senators, a move that will considerably increase the pressure on them to break with Governor Scott Walker, the...

By Greg Sargent  |  02:34 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Labor

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Why did Huckabee think Obama 'grew up in Kenya?'

Yesterday, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee told conservative radio host Steve Malzberg that President Barack Obama had "grown up in Kenya," and cited the president's father's background as proof that Obama has an abiding hatred of Western culture: HUCKABEE: I...

By Adam Serwer  |  10:38 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  , Labor

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

* Next up in Wisconsin: Tonight Governor Scott Walker is proposing a budget containing more than $1 billion in state aid cuts to schools and local governments. Key question: Whether other groups gearing up to battle the budget will join...

By Greg Sargent  |  06:29 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Happy Hour Roundup, House GOPers, Labor, Senate Dems, budget

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Will Americans' support for public workers matter?

As Greg noted this morning, three national polls have shown that Americans may not like unions, but they're supportive of public workers' basic right to organize. A Pew Center poll found that Americans support the public workers' position over that...

By Adam Serwer  |  04:11 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Labor

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 02/28/2011

Wisconsin GOPers angered by Republican official's efforts to reach compromise with labor, Dems

Here's a pretty good indicator of just how resistant Republicans allied with Governor Scott Walker have become to reaching a compromise of any kind with labor and Dems to end the standoff in Wisconsin over the Governor's proposal to roll...

By Greg Sargent  |  01:33 PM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Labor