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Why Wages Are Going Nowhere

  Why Do 80% of Americans Say They Are Living Paycheck to Paycheck? By Robert Reich/ RobertReich.org/ July 30, 2018 The official rate of unemployment in America has plunged to a remarkably low 3.8%. The Federal Reserve forecasts that the … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders: The Cost of Hypercapitalism

by Jonathan Tasini/ Playboy/ October 17, 2013 At a time when politicians—particularly members of Congress—are almost universally reviled and blind partisanship seems to dictate the fate of every piece of legislation, one U.S. senator stands out as a unique voice. Bernie … Continue reading

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Robert Reich: Where Are the Good Jobs?

Manufacturing Illusions by Robert Reich,  Feb. 17, 2012 Suddenly, manufacturing is back – at least on the election trail. But don’t be fooled. The real issue isn’t how to get manufacturing back. It’s how to get good jobs and good … Continue reading

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The Real Spirit of Labor Day

   Labor Day and the spirit of Joe Hill Joe Hill, workers’ martyr, was executed by firing squad nearly a century ago, but his message lives on: ‘Don’t mourn – organise!’    by Clancy Sigal The funeral of IWW organiser … Continue reading

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Bad News From the Badger State

The failure of Democrats to pick up more than two of the six state senate seats in Wisconsin is immensely discouraging.  As I wrote yesterday: “If the huge amounts of campaign money sent in to sabotage the recall effort can … Continue reading

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Bigger Than Wisconsin

The implications of the recall elections in Wisconsin Tuesday are huge. What happens will tell us much about the political landscape and balance of power in America. Have the Republicans, personified by Gov. Scott Walker and his legislative allies in … Continue reading

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BPR Quote of the Day: Unions & Freedom

Somebody tell the Republican governors…… “These are the values inspiring those brave workers in Poland … They remind us that where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost.” Ronald Reagan  Labor Day campaign speech in 1980

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