Category Archives: labor

Nobody Who Works Should Be Living in Poverty

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Neglecting the People

SYRIA AND THE REALITY AT HOME IN AMERICA By Robert Reich/ RobertReich.org/ September 6, 2013 While all eyes are on Syria and America’s response, the real economy in which most Americans live is sputtering. More than four years after the … Continue reading

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Not Much to Celebrate on Labor Day

A quickie Robert Reich lecture (less than 3 minutes) on the problems of and solutions for American workers…..

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Highest Paid Public Employee: Compare Your State

Read Article Here: Deadspin.com

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“Helpless Before the Corporate Onslaught”

RISE UP OR DIE By Chris Hedges/ OpEdNews/ May 20, 2013   We stand helpless before the corporate onslaught. There is no way to vote against corporate power. Citizens have no way to bring about the prosecution of Wall Street … Continue reading

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AND THE POOR GET POORER

Some Filthy Facts About the Rich By Paul Buchheit/ Nation of Change/ August 26, 2013 First of all, who are they? Mostly the 1%. But the top 2-5% have also done quite well, increasing their inflation-adjusted wealth by 75 percent from 1983 … Continue reading

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TPP–MUCH WORSE THAN EVEN NAFTA

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is not about free trade. It’s a corporate coup d’etat–against us! Both Bush & Obama have kept negotiations secret about this nuclearized NAFTA By Jim Hightower/ Hightower Lowdown/August, 2013 In 2002, it was reported that British Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Why Costco Workers Aren’t Striking

CNN.Money.com: Worker Wages: Wendy’s vs Wal-Mart vs Costco

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It’s the Postal SERVICE, Stupid

By Arlen Grossman/ The Big Picture Report It’s called the U.S. Postal Service because it’s a service, not a corporation. Who decided the Postal Service must be profitable? Do other government agencies, like the Defense Department, the V.A., and the Department … Continue reading

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Has Washington Souled Out?

THE SOUL OF AMERICA By Bernie Sanders/ Huffington Post/ January 9, 2013 Despite such terminology as “fiscal cliff” and “debt ceiling,” the great debate taking place in Washington now has relatively little to do with financial issues. It is all … Continue reading

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