Karl Rove, the IAF, and Protest Advice Everywhere We Turn

Community Organizing Ideas and Issues Organizing

Little Rock   When Karl Rove, the George W. Bush hardcore Republican consigliere and now Fox News favorite and Wall Street Journal op-ed pundit approvingly quotes Michael Gecan, veteran community organizer and co-director of the Industrial Areas Foundation, the Saul Alinsky legacy community organizing training and support outfit, it is hard to prevent a momentary shutter …

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Republican Anti-worker Perversions in Wake of Wisconsin Anti-Union Laws

Labor Organizing National Politics

New Orleans    A year ago new Governor Scott Walker led the Wisconsin legislature in a bitter, highly contentious and contested, battle to attack public employee unionization.  The headlines a year later focus on labor’s efforts to recall the government.  What happened to the workers in Wisconsin in the face of these new laws?  Short answer:  nothing …

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The Canadian Lessons in Turning Back Collective Bargaining Assaults

Labor Organizing Organizing

New Orleans In the early years of this century in Canada public employees and their unions faced almost exactly the same kind of hard conservative, neoliberal provincial attack on collective bargaining that we are seeing in the Republican assault in the Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana.  Conservative governments had gained the whip hand in provincial parliaments …

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