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Bill Knight – October 2
10:39 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Labor and Progressives Should Work for Justice in Ferguson

Protestors outside the Ferguson Police Department
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Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Tom Jackson last week apologized to the family of unarmed African-American teen Michael Brown.

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Bill Knight – September 25
12:55 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

The Gray Economy – Inequality for All

Workers who used to be on the edges of the economy – day laborers and temps, freelancers and adjuncts, independent contractors and contingent employees – are closer to the core.

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Bill Knight – September 4
4:28 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

High Court Decisions Attack Labor Rights

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In two controversial decisions this summer, the U.S. Supreme Court made it more difficult for unions to operate, and could make it more important to come up with innovative ways to do their work.

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Bill Knight – August 28
11:41 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Proposal for Union Membership to be a Civil Right

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Progressive Democrats are fighting back against employers that break the law by introducing legislation on Capitol Hill that makes free association with unions a Civil Right.

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Bill Knight – May 1
2:29 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Cesar Chavez – A Hero for All Americans

Everyday people holding voter-registration drives, partnering with faith communities, organizing corporate campaigns and fasting in protest all may be so familiar that their revival by Cesar Chavez a generation ago is overlooked.

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Bill Knight – April 24
3:03 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

A Bloody Chapter in American Labor History

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It’s neither unpatriotic nor an exaggeration to recall the Ludlow Massacre 100 years ago this week as that era’s 9-11, Pearl Harbor or Alamo.

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Bill Knight - April 5
11:46 am
Wed April 4, 2012

An Economy That Helps All

Bill Knight

 Recording artist Bruce Springsteen talks about his new album, “Wrecking Ball,” in a conversation with The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart in the current issue of Rolling Stone magazine, describing the record as featuring characters who are regular people who “just want a job.” In cuts such as “Jack of All Trades” and “Death to My Hometown,” Springsteen’s newest record depicts the country at odds with itself.

 “The banker man grows fat,” he sings, “Working man grows thin.”

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