Exclusive: Marines' Nazi-Flag Whistleblower Comes... →
An Iraq vet, now a Holocaust expert, explains why he exposed Marines’ use of an SS flag. —By Adam Weinstein | Sat Feb. 11, 2012 3:29 PM PST Marine unit’s SS flag in Afghanistan Tayler Jerome When Marine investigators learned last November that a scout sniper platoon in Afghanistan was using a Nazi SS flag as its standard, it wasn’t a member of the unit who told them....
Romney op-ed: U.S. autos bailout 'was crony... →
@MittRomney You’re completely out of touch with the residents of Michigan, and that’s why your name and money can’t even buy you this primary. —— You’re no son of Detroit, and this article is one of the biggest bunches of bullshit I’ve ever read. You’re a classic upper class-never-worked-a-day-in-your-life jackass from the uber rich parts of...
Victory at the Anchorage Sheraton →
February 13, 2012 On February 3, US District Court Judge Timothy M. Burgess granted a 10(J) preliminary injunction as authorized under the National Labor Relations Act, ordering the Sheraton Hotel in Anchorage to recognize and bargain with UNITE HERE Local 878. This order was wide-reaching and included many significant issues for the workers at the hotel, which is owned by Ashford and...
Right to work laws don't create jobs →
David Hecker By David Hecker Detroit Free Press guest writer We hear a lot of talk from politicians in Lansing about creating jobs and making education a top priority, but Michigan’s middle class families know talk is cheap. Last year our elected officials cut more than $1 billion from our K-12 schools, community colleges and universities so they could provide a $1.7 billion...
What Happens In Your Body When You Eat Ramen And... →
By Briana Rognlin for Blisstree.com Most of the time, we hear about avoiding processed foods because they’ll make us fat. But a new video of what happens in your body when you eat Top Ramen and Gatorade vs. homemade noodles and drinks gives us a whole new reason to avoid it: We can’t even digest it properly. More from Blisstree.com: These Preservatives Are Trying To Kill You Why...
Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education... →
by Chris Hedges A nation that destroys its systems of education, degrades its public information, guts its public libraries and turns its airwaves into vehicles for cheap, mindless amusement becomes deaf, dumb and blind. It prizes test scores above critical thinking and literacy. It celebrates rote vocational training and the singular, amoral skill of making money. It churns out stunted...
Against the Tide, Michigan Graduate Employees... →
Go GEO! Go AFT-MI! —— Liz DeLisle Rodrigues, Jim McAsey | February 8, 2012 The Graduate Employees’ Organization at the University of Michigan is organizing research assistants and fighting for childcare for its teaching assistant members. Photo: Ben Seese. Research assistants at the University of Michigan are finding their battle to unionize caught up in the...
NPR: Faith and community groups rallying for short... →
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 By Bellamy Pailthorp Read the article at NPR. As many as 30 or 40 percent of the short-haul truckers who normally move containers from docks to railcar terminals at the Port of Seattle have stopped working. The work stoppage comes after one of the drivers was retaliated against for attending a hearing in Olympia last week on a proposal to improve their...
Golden Nugget Atlantic City workers approve 3-year... →
By DONALD WITTKOWSKI, Staff Writer | ATLANTIC CITY — Union workers at Golden Nugget Atlantic City approved on Monday a three-year contract that preserves their health care and pension benefits and also gives them pay raises. The pact covers about 500 bartenders, cocktail servers, housekeepers, cooks and other service workers represented by Local 54 of UNITE-HERE, Atlantic City’s largest gaming...