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US Politics & Gov't

This Labor Day, Let's Give Workers Something To Cheer About
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Labor Day, workers rights, unions, government, corruption, republicans, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, politics, news, elections, abuse, economy, candidates )

Carrie
- 112 days ago - nationalmemo.com
It's no coincidence that prosperity was widely shared when unions were at the height of their power in the decades after World War II, and that inequality has soared as unions have been weakened.
Seattle Announces $15 Minimum Wage, Highest In The U.S.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Seattle, Minimum Wage, Livable Wage, $15/hour, May Day, Workers Rights, Economic Justice, Progress )

Brian
- 233 days ago - thinkprogress.org
"Seattle will raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour over the coming years under a deal brokered by Mayor Ed Murray and blessed by labor and business groups alike, city leaders announced Thursday afternoon."
Supreme Court: The Voting Rights Act Worked--So Now It's Unconstitutional
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, government, ethics, SupremeCourt, u.s., workers rights )

Cal
- 543 days ago - motherjones.com
Chief Justice Roberts led the high court's five conservatives in striking down a key part of the Voting Rights Act on Tuesday.
Court Rulings Complicate Discrimination Suits For Employees
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, government, ethics, SupremeCourt, u.s., workers rights )

Cal
- 543 days ago - npr.org
In two big employment law cases, the U.S. Supreme Court has made it harder for employees to bring discrimination suits about workplace harassment and retaliation.
Michigan Bills Limiting Union Power Pass in Legislature
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, corruption, dishonesty, economy, ethics, freedoms, Govtfearmongering, Labor, lies, media, obama, politics, propaganda, republicans, Unions, workers Rights )

Kit
- 739 days ago - nytimes.com
The Michigan Legislature approved sweeping legislation on Tuesday that vastly reduces the power of organized labor in a state that has been a symbol of union dominance and served as an incubator for union activity over decades of modern American -->
TAKE ACTION! STAND WITH THE WISCONSIN 14
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, government, freedoms, americans, rights, workers rights, Wisconsin 14, media, democrats, usa )

Cal
- 1386 days ago - pol.moveon.org
The Wisconsin 14--the brave Democratic state senators who left the state to stop the Republican attacks on workers--are under increasing pressure to return to Wisconsin. PLEASE SIGN THIS STATEMENT OF SUPPORT!
Stand With Wisconsin Workers
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Wisconsin, protest, unions, workers rights )

Dandelion
- 1400 days ago - site.pfaw.org
Public employees are teachers, police officers, sanitation workers, firefighters, snow plow drivers ... they are our friends, family and neighbors ... most are not rich, but they work hard and earn their benefits.
End Workplace Discrimination
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: workers rights, anti-discrimination, worker protections, GLBT rights, Human Rights )

Lauren
- 2742 days ago - hrcactioncenter.org
In 33 states, it's still legal to fire someone because they're gay; in 42 states it is legal to fire someone for being transgender. Tell Congress to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
   

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