Category Archives: Labor Unions

Robert Reich: We Must Strengthen Labor Unions

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Senator Cory Booker’s Campaign Kickoff in Garfield, NJ…and I was there!

Wednesday, September 3, was the official kickoff campaign for Senator Cory Booker to secure re-election as the Garden States’ junior Senator. Newark’s former Mayor scheduled an all day odyssey to transverse the states’ segment of Interstate -95’s corridor.  I secured a good seat at the Boys’ & Girls’ Club in Garfield, NJ for my first campaign stomp event.The room was a stronghold of NJ Democrats, including Mayor Dawn Zimmer of Hoboken (#bridgegate witness) Congressman Pascrell the senior Senator Robert Mendez (grainy, but you can see him seated beside Senator Booker and on the right side, Mr. – Read the full article

A Peek of What Campaigns May Come

Congressman Charles Rangel (D) – NY NY State Senator – Adriano Espaillat (D) – NY The NY primary race between 22-term Democrat, Congressman Charles Rangel (D) – NY has flown under the media radar. State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D) – NY, for the second time since 2012, is seeking to unseat Mr. – Read the full article

Shop New, 100% Union Metro Market, Madison, WI

I didn’t expect to see this in Scott Walker’s Wisconsin – Metro Market has just opened a new, 100% Union grocery in Madison! Granted, Madison is the most liberal area in the state, but its good to see a business that still cares about its workers. – Read the full article

MAD AS HELL?

Almost half a century has gone by since the passage of the Equal Pay Act and still a sizable  gap remains between the compensation women and men receive for comparable jobs. Tuesday, April 8, 2014, is EQUAL PAY DAY.   RAISE your voice.  – Read the full article

McDonald’s Employee Helpless Desk

The McDonald’s Employee Helpline, known as the McResource Line, made headlines back in November when some of the gems of wisdom it offers its minimum-wage-barely-surviving employee base came to light. From “breaking food into pieces often results in eating less and still feeling full” to “consider returning some of your unopened purchases that may not seem as appealing as they did. – Read the full article

Labor Day: Celebrating Unions’ Uplifting the American Worker

The Goal Of Unions Is And Always Has Been To Better The Standards Of Life For Wage Earners  The TRUE meaning of Labor Day has been hijacked like every other American holiday and demurred to the official weekend closing the summer break with the introduction to a new school year. – Read the full article

Conservatives Have Much in Common with Nazis

Beck, Limbaugh, Hannity … they all love to describe the people who dare to disagree with them as “Nazis”. But the fact is, conservatives have a great deal more in common with Nazis than anyone on the left. – Read the full article

The GOP Road to 2016, One Fool at a Time: Scott Walker

Wisconsin’s little twerp of a Governor is writing his memoir, which is leading many to believe he”l make a bid for the GOP nomination in 2016. Not for nothin’, but if I was a Republican I’d want a Presidential candidate that at least looked like he’d reached puberty; but, to each his own I guess. – Read the full article

Terrible State Laws

The Democratic Governors Association alerts us to 9 terrible proposed state laws, proposed by the radical right, of course (I see the War on Women goes on): NORTH DAKOTA: The state is getting in on the latest anti-abortion fad sweeping the nation: so-called “heartbeat bills” that ban abortion as soon as a fetal heartbeat can be detected. – Read the full article

Mr. Obama, Tear Down the Private Profit Prisons

“…men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.” –Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America In 2007, a teenager in a depressed county of Northeastern Pennsylvania, recently bereft of its industrial and coal mining jobs, was sentenced to 3 months in juvenile detention.  – Read the full article

Atlas Whined

“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession  with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world.  – Read the full article