Bill Resnick talks with labor historian Nelson Lichtenstein about debates over building the labor movement, dealing especially with the SEIU (Service Workers International Union), the nation's largest union. He discusses these issues also in a recent op-ed column in the LA Times.
In today's installment of Kboo's feature “Civil Liberties Watch “, reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Daniel Metcalfe, a lawyer who has challenged the politically-motivated hiring and firing of U-S attorneys at the U-S Department of Justice.
In a few weeks, the Western Climate Initiative, or W-C-I, will release its plan to improve the environment by reducing global warming pollution in the West.The plan is already getting criticism for making too many concessions to industry.Seven states and four Canadian provinces are WCI members, including Oregon. KBOO's Crystal Leighty has more, in collaboration with the Oregon News Service.
Three journalists were detained and had their equipment confiscated by Minneapolis police yesterday. The police told the journalists that in the leadup to the Republican Convention, they had increased 'search and seizure' rights under the Department of Homeland Security. Vlad was one of the journalists detained.