Daily Archives: January 21, 2015

Political rule means rich drown out everyday Americans

Today, Americans around the country will reflect not only on the status of our increasingly unrepresentative democracy, but also on our commitment to write new political rules that actually preserve government of the people, by the people and for the … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the State of the Union Address

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January 20, 2015 President Obama eloquently and forcefully advocated for working families throughout his State of the Union Address this evening. The President’s focus on raising wages through collective bargaining, better paying jobs, a fairer tax code, fair overtime rules, … Continue reading

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Hi everybody, “Capitalism and Climate Change: the Science and Politics of Global Warming” is a new ebook that I illustrated and wrote the foreword for, available free. It’s written by Prof. David Klein (CSUN), who will use it in the … Continue reading

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Response to Senator Ernst Rebuttal

. The choice of freshmen Senator Joni Ernst to speak on behalf of the Republican Party says a lot about the direction the Republican Party wants to go. The GOP says they want to work together to get things done … Continue reading

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State of the Union: Needed focus on working families Economy, families with young kids would benefit from President’s tax proposals

IOWA CITY, Iowa (Jan. 21, 2015) — The nonpartisan Iowa Fiscal Partnership released this statement about key provisions in President Obama’s State of the Union address: Given striking income disparities in this country, President Obama is offering a welcome emphasis … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 22 Indian field hands at San Juan Capistrano mission refused to work, engaging in what was probably the first farm worker strike in California – 1826 (Farmworker’s Friend: The story of Cesar Chavez is a thoughtful and moving book … Continue reading

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Five Years Later: Political Impact of “Citizens United”

January 21, 2015 – John Michaelson, Public News Service (IA) Play Audio in Browser Window IMAGE: Protest events are planned around the nation today to mark the fifth anniversary of the Citizens United decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. The … Continue reading

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