Hate Group Formation Associated with Big-box... →
Hmm… maybe Wal-Mart really is fascist… Published: April 11, 2012. Penn State The presence of big-box retailers, such as Wal-Mart, K-Mart and Target, may alter a community’s social and economic fabric enough to promote the creation of hate groups, according to economists. Related •More news from Penn State•Penn State The number of Wal-Mart stores in a county is...
Michigan charter schools spend more on... →
Charter Schools are not the answer to our education problems! —- KALAMAZOO, MI — Michigan charter schools spend twice as much per pupil on administration and about 20 percent less on instruction than traditional public schools, according to a study just released by the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education at Columbia University. “Despite the fact that...
Greedy shareholders at Hostess could kill off... →
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread heads to court Tuesday to try to throw out its union contracts, in a battle that leaves the iconic baker’s future very much in doubt. Hostess Brands, which makes Ding Dongs and a variety of other sweet treats, is asking the bankruptcy court in White Plains, N.Y. to tear up labor agreements, which would, among other things,...
Trumka ‘Personally Outraged’ by Obama-Backed JOBS... →
@MikeElk by Mike Elk Richard Trumka WASHINGTON, D.C.—Last month, the AFL-CIO’s Executive Council endorsed President Barack Obama for re-election. About a week later, Congress passed the ”Jumpstart Our Business Startup,” or JOBS Act—a bill backed by President Obama and his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, and strongly opposed by organized labor. President Obama signed it into law last...
URGENT: Impending Workers' Rights Vote in Senate
From American Rights at Work: The right wing is at it again. And this time, they’ve got fair elections for workers in the crosshairs. In December, the federal agency that protects workers’ rights issued a rule that cuts back on the delays and red tape that keep employees from having an election on whether to form a union. Now anti-worker politicians in Congress are trying to ram...
Ted Nugent Stumps for Mitt Romney at NRA... →
Click the link for the full article and video. I don’t understand how any sane person can actually believe that Ted Nugent would make a good Governor or President. Nugent: “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.” Sounds like classic far right paranoia. Also, shilling for Romney at an NRA event is absurd. Apparently...
Mel Gibson Still hates Jews, and is crazy as ever. →
Joe Eszterhas’ Letter to Mel Gibson Click the link to read one hell of a letter to Mel Gibson.
Rep. Virginia Foxx On People With Student Loans:... →
If you have student debt, and think Rep. Foxx is an idiot, you can let her know via twitter: @virginiafoxx . Apparently she missed out on the fact that tuition has risen drastically since since she graduated in 1968. Disgustingly enough, she’s the chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training. She was one of 11 members of Congress to vote against the $51 billion...
The Nation: Why Hilary Rosen Is Right →
For most of today, the homepage of Fox News has featured a huge picture of the Romney family with the headline: “5 Kids, 16 Grandkids, and Dem Adviser Charges Ann Romney Has ‘Never Worked a Day in Her Life.’ ” The outrage, which has spanned across mainstream media, Twitter, Facebook and beyond, is over Hilary Rosen’s comments to Anderson Cooper yesterday that Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann, has “never...
The Detroit News: Teachers decry changes to... →
Lansing — Steve Goff has taught high school history in a rural Midland County school district for 18 years since spending 10 years in the U.S. Army. To make up for those lost years in his teaching career, Goff bought 10 years of credit in the public school employee pension system with plans of retiring in summer 2014 at age 54. But Goff said he might have to work another six years at the...
Politico: Communist Party slams Allen West →
A top official of the Communist Party USA on Wednesday ripped Rep. Allen West’s “sad ploy” for claiming that as many as 80 Democratic members of the House are communists. “I just think it’s an absurd way to cast a shadow over his colleagues. It’s kind of a sad ploy,” Libero Della Piana, a vice-chairman of the national Communist Party, said of the Florida Republican’s charge that about 80 House...
This week in the War on Workers: One lockout ends,... →
Daily Kos: For workers in two lockouts I’ve written about in recent months, it’s two different stories. The lockout at Connecticut’s West River Health Care Center ended this week. The lockout had gone on for nearly four months, and the National Labor Relations Board had issued a complaint against the nursing home chain, HealthBridge, for bargaining in bad faith. That was...
UK: Teachers union votes to increase industrial... →
A teachers union has voted to step up its campaign of industrial action which could result in strike action in schools in the autumn. (click the link for a video and article)
Wisconsin Lawmaker Introduces Law To Classify... →
Wisconsin state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) has introduced a bill demonizing single parents by classifying them as child abusers. Senate Bill 507 specifically requires “the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board to emphasize nonmarital parenthood as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect.” A third of Wisconsin parents are single parents, but this law affects even...
Thousands of Chicago Janitors Vote “Yes” to... →
Janitors in Chicago, Illinois, clean the buildings and office space of some of the richest companies in the world. These corporations are making huge profits, but the janitors’ wages haven’t increased in real dollars in more than a decade. On Saturday, March 31, SEIU Local 1 janitors voted to give their bargaining committee the power to call a strike. The union hall was electric with energy as...