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US Politics & Gov't

Protest Music: Bruce Springsteen Sings "John Henry"   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen, union workers, minimum wage, jobs, labor, outsourcing, politics, government, Campaign 2008, YES WE CAN! )

- 2195 days ago -
It opens with The Boss describing the music and then goes into a performance of "John Henry"....a steel workers' song ... a rail workers' song ... a workers' song ... Sprinsteen endorsed Obama; WE ARE TAKING OUR COUNTRY BACK! YES WE CAN!
Tomato Pickers Feeling Spied on | News-Press.Com | The News-Press
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corporate rule, burger king, field workers, labor, human rights )

- 2200 days ago -
Who would spy on a couple of nonprofit human rights groups? Who would hire a professional infiltrator to sit in on the organizations' planning sessions? Who would attack them on the Web for their efforts to improve the lives of workers who pick produce fo
Longshoremen to Close All U.S. West Coast Ports to Protest War on International Workers' Day
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: labor, war, iraq, Vietnam veterans, International Workers' Day )

- 2204 days ago -
This decision came after an impassioned debate where the union's Vietnam veterans turned the tide of opinion in favor of the anti-war resolution. The motion called it an imperial action for oil in which the lives of working-class youth and Iraqi civilians
Prominent Women's Activist, Farm Leader Arrested
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: farm workers, immigrants, labor, drug war, usa, mexico )

- 2206 days ago -
now free after posting a $700 bond...It wasn't immediately clear why the Mexican federal government suddenly acted on legal issues almost three years old at a time when Mexican troops and federal police were supposedly focused on...drug cartels.
Mexican Authorities Move to Crush Copper Strike
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: labor, corporatism, globalization, repression, Mexico )

- 2290 days ago -
The Mexican press reports that over 700 heavily armed agents of the Sonora state police arrived in Cananea just hours before the decision was announced, and agents of the Federal Preventative Police were sent to this tiny mountain town as well. Strikers r
Beaten on the Docks
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: labor, police brutality, racism )

- 2380 days ago -
...both men were attacked, assaulted, dragged from the car, maced and jailed by the cops, without provocation, and charged with trespassing...ILWU:... assault on 2 Black union members by white security guards and cops...racial profiling...This is our Jena
She Is Being Charged Look at Her Leg
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: crime, workers, rights, police, Brutality, slave, labor )

- 2443 days ago -
Providence RI, Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) march on Jackies Galaxy, a local restaurant chain supplied by HWH/Dragonland in NYC, a supplier notorious for slave labor conditions and a lack of basic labor rights
THIS Had Better Make You Furious!   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: crime, freedoms, ethics, government, slavery, embassy, baghdad, labor, corruption, military, lies, iraq, propaganda, war, troops, usa, terrorism, cia, impeach )

- 2447 days ago -
This is horrible. It has to do with the US Embassy in Iraq. It's only 5 minutes. Please watch and spread this around.
Lawsuits Expose Conditions in US "Guest Worker" Program
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: labor, minimumwage, corruption, exploitation, human trafficking, undocumented immigrants, HumanRights, law )

- 2469 days ago -
The court found that Global Horizons and the growers that contracted it violated federal laws by discouraging US resident workers from applying for jobs so that it could hire workers enrolled in the government's "guest worker" program instead.
Listen to Kennedy's Support of the Minimum Wage Increase & Sign The Petition   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Minimum Wage, Labor, Ted Kennedy )

- 2638 days ago -
A minimum wage employee working full time (40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year) will earn $10,700 per year - almost $6,000 below the federal poverty guidelines of $16,600 for a family of three.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Minimum Wage, Labor )

- 2639 days ago -
Your help is needed ...e Senate has invoked cloture, which means that our opponents in the Senate have 30 hours to hammer away at the bill before we can vote on it. SIGN THIS PETITION, PLEASE!
Kennedy Blasts Republicans on Minimum Wage
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Ted Kennedy, Minimum Wage, Labor )

- 2643 days ago -
...Kennedy (D-Mass.), angry about Republican filibustering of the minimum wage increase that easily passed the House of Representatives two weeks ago, erupted on the Senate floor, demanding of the other side of the aisle, "When does the greed stop?"....

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