Daily Archives: December 29, 2013

South Slope lockout

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Labor Update: Predictions For 2014

As we approach New Year’s Eve, it’s tempting to write a year-end review of all that passed in the preceding twelve months related to labor and politics. But my memory is bad. And I’d sooner not have to think about most of … Continue reading

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Dick Clark was Mandela when Mandela wasn’t cool.

A one-term Democratic senator from Iowa and for years afterward a leader of congressional discussions on apartheid, Clark is now 85 and long gone from the public scene. But the ups and downs of his career are an intriguing back story — … Continue reading

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Robert Reich on unemployment benefits

By Robert Reich As of today, only 1 out of every 4 jobless Americans receives unemployment benefits – even though most of these people paid payroll taxes when last employed. But Republicans don’t believe in social insurance. Also on the … Continue reading

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