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Besides standing up against Trade Deals that end up exporting American Jobs; Besides calling for more equitable Tax rates on the Wealthy, that will reduce the dangerous and growing gaps in Income ...
by jamess
Comment Count 152 comments on Sat May 02, 2015 at 07:02 PM PDT with 191 Recommends
One hundred and twenty-nine years ago today, history was made at the Haymarket Square in Chicago, Illinois. This piece of history was so critically important to the lives of working men and ...
by thanatokephaloides
Comment Count 40 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 03:00 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
by kos
Comment Count 359 comments on Tue Apr 28, 2015 at 10:50 AM PDT with 391 Recommends
Haymarket Tragedy Note: This is not presented as a general overview of May Day history and the Haymarket Martyrs. For a general overview, please ...
by ZhenRen
Comment Count 18 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 08:51 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
On Thursday, the House voted to overturn the District's Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014, which the DC City Council passed unanimously in December. What did DC's bill do?
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 08:44 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Monday ...
by JayRaye
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 11:00 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Long-shot Miliband now the favorite to become Britain’s prime minister STOCKTON-ON-TEES, ENGLAND — Even before the election campaign began, the verdict was in on Ed Miliband: He was too weak ...
by smiley7
Comment Count 279 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 10:51 AM PDT with 140 Recommends
I saw on PoliticusUSA that the Koch Brothers' problems with the IRS have a big reason behind them. They don't control it with their billions of dollars, and now they're about to be investigated for ...
by jgsf1987
Comment Count 146 comments on Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 05:14 PM PDT with 353 Recommends
A couple of ladies were chatting near my cash register the other day after their lunch, as one admired the other's wallet. "Oh, it was only five hundred dollars," she said to her friend. "I wish I'd ...
by RationalSouthCarolina
Comment Count 513 comments on Tue Apr 21, 2015 at 05:40 PM PDT with 534 Recommends
This week, in honor of Workers Memorial Day, the AFL-CIO released its Death on the Job report. Some facts: In ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat May 02, 2015 at 03:55 PM PDT with 35 Recommends
That was the first offensive thing my boss said to me today. It was not the last. We were building a lawn irrigation system for a large house with a small yard in downtown Chicago. Everything was ...
by PvtJarHead
Comment Count 148 comments on Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 05:53 PM PDT with 217 Recommends
Reprinting this diary from last year's May Day: In the US, May Day used to be the internationally-recognized day of recognition and celebration for Labor and its struggles--at least until the ...
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 12:00 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Bolivia, a nation nestled high in the Andes, has a history steeped in struggle, populated by a peoples whose greatest accomplishment can be said to be their very survival. Cochabamba, one of the ...
by KantV420
Comment Count 143 comments on Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 11:18 AM PDT with 159 Recommends
Except increasingly for pseudonymous blogging, much of the left in the U.S. long has been intimidated into keeping its heterodox political economic views to itself. Certainly for all the red-...
by Galtisalie
Comment Count 13 comments on Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 06:00 AM PDT with 34 Recommends
I was born in 1979. It's a year that many economists have now found to be a turning point. From the end of the Great Depression until the year I was born, American productivity and prosperity ...
by greywolfe359
Comment Count 27 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 03:53 PM PDT with 32 Recommends
Contract workers in federal buildings once again walked out and rallied with supporters on Wednesday as they continue pressing the federal government to raise employment standards. Workers ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 57 comments on Wed Apr 22, 2015 at 09:23 AM PDT with 219 Recommends
Watching the discussion around the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) gives me a nasty sense of déjà vu. Long before joining AFGE, I worked as a food service worker, licensed practical nurse, and ...
by J David Cox
Comment Count 178 comments on Thu Apr 23, 2015 at 06:40 AM PDT with 204 Recommends
Senator Bernie Sanders is a friend of mine. After all he wrote the foreword to my second book, Playing Bigger Than You Are . I have the utmost respect for Elizabeth Warren. But I also have a lot ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 331 comments on Thu Apr 16, 2015 at 02:57 AM PDT with 296 Recommends
Anyone who has had the pleasure of receiving right wing viral emails has likely seen this screed or a closely related version of it: Subject: Hamburgers and Minimum Wage... For those fast food ...
by RustyCannon
Comment Count 109 comments on Fri Apr 24, 2015 at 08:25 AM PDT with 131 Recommends
If you work something close to a 9-5 schedule, a 10 p.m. ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 12:32 PM PDT with 29 Recommends