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Meister: So, what about the state of the unions, Mr. President?

By Dick MeisterDick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than a...

Dick Meister: Walter Johnson did what needed to be done

BY Dick MeisterDick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV, has covered labor and politics for more than a half-century,...

Dick Meister: Six ways to heal the economy

By Dick Meister  Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more...

Dick Meister: The lessons of Ohio

By Dick MeisterDick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than a half-century....

Dick Meister: Labor and the occupiers: a natural fit

LABOR & THE OCCUPIERS: A NATURAL FIT By Dick MeisterDick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom and a...

Dick Meister: Respect for car wash workers

RESPECT FOR CAR WASH WORKERS – AT LAST By Dick Meister Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV...

The goals of Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street is an easy target -- a group of protesters taking on one of the most powerful institutions in the country, with...

Heroes who did their jobs on 9/11

By Dick Meister You know those public employees who are under seemingly constant attack? Who are being blamed for all sorts of governmental problems,...

An American blindness

We're ten years from 9/11 and still in the Long War. Can we open our eyes in time?

Dick Meister: VIVA EL BOICOTTEO!

By Dick Meister(Third part of a five part daily series) Although the United Farm Workers initially relied solely on strikes in its drive...

Dick Meister: Labor’s unhappy anniversary

  By Dick MeisterIt was 30 years ago this month that Ronald Reagan struck the blow that sent the American labor movement tumbling into...

Dick Meister: New hope for domestic workers

 With a lot of luck, we may finally take decisive action to guarantee decent treatment for the world's highly exploited housekeepers, maids, nannies and...

Dick Meister: Paid sick leave is good for us all

The latest figures show that some 44 million workers in private employment  - more than 40 percent of the private sector workforce - do...

Dick Meister: Unions save lives

 A miner's life is like a sailor's'Board a ship to cross the wavesEvery day his life's in dangerStill he ventures being brave---Traditional labor songA...

Dick Meister: 11 Million a Year Bandits

Dick Meister, formerly labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor, politics and other matters for a ...

Battling the banksters

Unions and progressive groups organize and protest to push for economic justice

Dick Meister: Teachers Need Strong Unions

Like many people, I'm sure, Washington Post writer Matt Miller is confused about, "where to come down on the question of who should 'win''"...

Facebooking your solidarity

Freaky days, these, what with the war on NPR, Planned Parenthood, and Wisconsin. Freaky enough that people feel the need to make a gesture,...

Wisconsin, unions, and defunding the left

Mother Jones mag this month has a GREAT story about the battle in Wisconsin, the history of unions and the Democratic Party, and the...

Dick Meister: Black Porters Led the Way

Dick Meister, formerly labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor, politics and other matters for a ...

Investing in the future

Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom has covered labor and politics for a half-century. Contact him ...

Rebuilding the labor movement

Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for a half century. Contact him...

Election over, what next?

Dick Meister is a San Francisco-based columnist who has covered political and labor issues for a half-century as a reporter, editor , ...

Labor’s outreach

Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for a half-century. Contact him through his...