Open Letter: Labor Leaders Support the Lakeview Sit-In and People’s School

Posted on June 23, 2012 http://saveoaklandschools.org/2012/06/23/open-letter-labor-leaders-support-the-lakeview-sit-in-and-peoples-school/ Dear Brothers and Sisters, We are writing to declare our support for the parents, teachers, and community member sit-in and People’s School for Public Education at Lakeview Elementary in Oakland, and to urge full labor support and outreach for this fight to keep all Oakland neighborhood schools open, public, […]

The liberal center has collapsed: Appeasement by public sector unions in Oregon and California

The liberal center has folded.  Anyone who had any illusions about Democrats and a politics of resistance, you can forget it.  The issue that faced both Governor Jerry Brown of California and Governor Kitzhaber of Oregon was the same: whether to tax the rich of both states to offset the state deficits caused by the […]