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The Social Contract

With shrieks of “class warfare” going back and forth in Washington, a closer look at the data shows just what class warfare looks like. by Paul Krugman

Friday, September 23, 2011

Labor News and Notes Round-up

The latest stories from the front lines of the labor fight across the country...

  • Thousands of nurses are on strike at Sutter Health and Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California. Take action to show your solidarity.
  • Families of the 1,300 workers locked out by American Crystal Sugar need your help.
  • Lindsey Graham continues the Republican assault on the National Labor Relations Board.
  • Our trade deficit with China is costing us nearly three million jobs.
  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is suing to block the new Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act ruling.
  • Four of four union-backed candidates won in New Hampshire elections.
  • United Food and Commercial Workers reached a three-year deal with grocery storkes in Southern California, avoiding a strike.
  • united Food and Commercial Workers International Union settled a lawsuit over getting paid for work done that has stretched out for 12 years.
  • Working America has expanded its Job Tracker to help workers find out what companies are doing in terms of outsourcing, violation of codes and discriminatory and illegal practices.
  • The Department of Labor is cracking down on wage theft.
  • The deal reached between the United Auto Workers and General Motors is predicted to create 17,000 jobs.
  • Corporations supporting new free trade deals are big-time outsourcers.
  • is continues to allow discrimination against the unemployed.
  • Only the top 3% of Americans, in terms of education level, saw wage increases over the last ten years.

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    Thursday, September 22, 2011
    ATLANTA (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter said in a statement to The Associated Press on Thursday he hopes Davis' execution 'will spur us as a nation toward the total rejection of capital punishment.'...

    Sunday, September 18, 2011

    Preserving Life (Unless It’s Uninsured) By Joe Conason
    Watching the Republican presidential candidates and their agitated tea party supporters at the CNN/Tea Party Debate, an ordinary citizen might feel confused.

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    Saturday, September 17, 2011

    Hey GOP 2012ers: You Lie!
    by David Corn
    Let's cut to the chase: The GOP presidential field is a pack of liars.

    Thursday, September 15, 2011
    Have you got three minutes. Because that's all you need to learn how to defeat the Republican Right. Just read through this handy guide and you'll have everything you need to successfully debunk right-wing propaganda.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011

    The Republican presidential debate last week should have taught us that we are no longer in the world of civics textbooks. Does the President finally understand that?

    Don’t fall for it. There’s no “new tone” coming from the Republican-controlled House. It’s just a remix of the same old song.

    Tuesday, September 13, 2011

    More Details Emerge in Republican Assault on Post Office and Postal Unions
    After weeks of testing the political waters, Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard Law school professor and Wall Street critic, will officially announce her run for Senate tomorrow morning against US Senator Scott Brown.

    Sunday, September 04, 2011

    Mean, ornery and just plain wrong

    Eric Cantor's ideological purity overrules common sense -- and heart

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