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More Republican War on Labor
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: constitution, GOP War, injustice, labor )

- 1506 days ago -
See 1st comment.
Have You Heard McDonald's Holiday Advice!? PETITION!!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Minimum Wage, business, corporate, dishonesty, ethics, finance, government, labor, money, politics, society, safety, sadness, rights, news, abuse, congress )

- 1611 days ago -
McDonald's is giving its employees holiday "financial tips" like, "Selling some of your unwanted possessions on eBay or Craigslist could bring in some quick cash" and "Sing away stress: singing along to your favorite songs can lower your blood pressure."
Workers Shorted On Pay Under New Albuquerque Minimum Wage Law Told To Find Private Attorneys
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Albuquerque New Mexico, labor, minimum wage, government, politics, ethics, dishonesty, corruption, republicans )

- 1680 days ago -
Workers still shorted on pay seven months after the city of Albuquerque, N.M., raised its minimum wage are being told to find their own lawyers and duke it out with their employers in court, advocates say.
Happy Labor Day
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Blog News, Holiday, Labor )

- 1697 days ago -
My Holiday greeting to you all
GOP Education Blackmail
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Class Warfare, Education, Labor, TEAbuggery, Video )

- 1714 days ago -
See 1st comment.
Repeal "Shoot First" ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, americans, ALEC, ethics, shoot first, stand your ground, labor, money, corporate )

- 1740 days ago -
Instead of balancing the value of each human life against the legitimate right of self defense, Shoot First gives the legal stamp of approval to a "shoot first, ask questions later" mentality.
Cashing in on Kids: 139 ALEC Bills in 2013 Promote a Private, For-Profit Education Model
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: education, corruption, americans, ALEC, ethics, labor, money, corporate )

- 1743 days ago -
ALEC boasts on the "history" section of its website that it first started promoting "such 'radical' ideas as a [educational] voucher system" in 1983 -- the same year as the Reagan administration's "Nation At Risk" report -- taking up ideas first articulat
The Supreme Court Has Severely Limited Workers' Ability to Sue Employers for Discrimination
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corporate, corruption, americans, employers, ALEC, ethics, labor, money )

- 1743 days ago -
In the midst of landmark opinions on the Voting Rights Act, affirmative action, and marriage equality, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a pair of barely-noticed decisions that will severely limit workers' ability to seek justice if they are victims of-
Petition | President Obama: Rescind the Nomination of Starbucks' Lawyer Denying Me Justice | Change.Org
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: labor, laborrelations, corporatelawyer, starbucks, unions, workersrights, righttounionize, starbucksunion, workingpeople )

- 1779 days ago -
Corporate lawyer Patricia Millett is disconnected from the reality facing working Americans like me and her legal track record makes clear that she would not be able to rule impartially on questions of worker freedom of association. A Shill for Starbucks!
Tell Congress to Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act Now ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, business, pay, labor, equal pay, women, humanrights, usa, ethics )

- 1789 days ago -
Here is a disturbing fact: The Equal Pay Act was passed 50 years ago this June and yet, five decades later women still earn, on average, 23 percent less than men earn for the same work. Moms and women of color experience even bigger wage hits.
President Obama: Sign the Executive Order That Would Give 2,000,000 Federal Workers a Living Wage ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: federal employees, living wage, usa, obama, economy, labor, money )

- 1800 days ago -
With over 2,000,000 workers receiving poverty-level wages, the federal government is by far the largest employer of low paying jobs in the country. It exceeds McDonald's (600,000) and Walmart (900,000) combined.
Tell Republicans: Ending Overtime Pay Is Unacceptable ACTION LINK
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, overtime pay, business, labor, law, politics, americans )

- 1807 days ago -
In a shocking new salvo in their war on workers, House Republicans have passed a bill that repeals mandatory overtime pay.
GOP Seeks Alternative to Overtime Pay
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, republicans, usa, labor, overtime pay, compensation )

- 1814 days ago -
It seems like a simple proposition: give employees who work more than 40 hours a week the option of taking paid time off instead of overtime pay.

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