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What MLK Taught Us About Fear

What MLK Taught Us About Fear
One of our greatest civil rights heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. did not wait “for the right time” to lead his people to political and social freedom and equality. He made it the right time with his bold vision and strategy of non-violent resistance. Dr. King fearlessly confronted both his...

Why Union Employees Make Better Workers

Why Union Employees Make Better Workers
I recently met a business owner who told me that if his employees want to unionize, he’d feel that he failed them. I pondered the root of that statement. If he were talking strictly about economics and work conditions, I can see why he might feel this way. Employees who want to join a union are...

How Compromise Wins Agreements

How Compromise Wins Agreements
There’s a terrific article that ran in Monday’s San Francisco Chronicle about Representative George Miller of Martinez, Calif., a 40-year veteran of Congress getting set to retire. My favorite George Miller quote: “I really never thought about disliking somebody because they disagreed with...

How New Union Leaders Solve The Experience Gap

How New Union Leaders Solve The Experience Gap
I felt panicked. Anxious. Insecure. “Must be a super tough negotiation with a high-profile employer,” you say. Not quite. I was helping coach Junior Varsity football at my former high school. Are you laughing? How could coaching JV football cause such panic? It seems like it should be a blast,...