Submitted by DCblogger on Sat, 09/15/2012 - 6:00pm
Submitted by libbyliberal on Sat, 06/16/2012 - 7:27pm
Submitted by MontanaMaven on Thu, 06/14/2012 - 11:36am
Submitted by libbyliberal on Thu, 05/10/2012 - 5:53am
Obama is now promising jobs to American workers. But there is a COLOSSAL catch. Savaged wages and benefits.
Exactly what the one percenters have been lusting after and now enjoy coming to fruition from a DEMOCRATIC President, of all creatures, who has managed to hoodwink the American citizenry into not seriously noticing. You put the rhetorical emphasis on JOBS .... yadda yadda yadda ... then who seeks more reality-troubling negative details as to how this will come about. Who seriously applies individual critical thinking in this hysterical climate of political gamesmanship and mass corporate disinformation?
Apparently our Democratic president thinks he can keep up the big lie beyond his election in November. Sadly, I wouldn't make book against that. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:17pm
Submitted by rossl on Wed, 12/29/2010 - 8:04pm
From Philadelphia Weekly (read the whole article here):
Hugh Giordano, a 26-year-old, Roxborough native and food workers’ union organizer for UFCW Local 152, ran on the Green Party ticket against Democrat Lou Agre for a seat in the 194th. He lost, but garnered 18 percent of the vote (23 percent in Philly)—an unprecedented number for a third-party candidate. He may have his district’s attention, but Giordano and the Green Party of Philadelphia want everyone to know that when it comes to the ballot, three isn’t a crowd. What’s more, they’ve got heavy union support—typically an automatic vote for Democrats—to help them. Read below the fold...
Submitted by rossl on Tue, 12/07/2010 - 9:03pm
In an open letter to the leaders of the Philadelphia labor movement, the young and energetic organizer for UFCW Local 152 Hugh Giordano has challenged the city's unions to have the courage to support the Green Party. Giordano ran an exceptionally strong campaign as a Green for state legislature this year, raising almost $30,000 from unions and individuals and capturing over 18 percent of the vote in a three way race. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Thu, 06/10/2010 - 8:38pm
Submitted by DCblogger on Mon, 03/29/2010 - 5:11pm
Open Letter To AFT President Randi Weingarten
“Thanks to Thursday’s (March 25) vote of the Washington Teachers Union, President George Parker and certain WTU Executive Board members will not support the April 10 march to the US Department of Education that has been organized by Steve Conn, a Detroit public schools teacher. The purpose of the march is to defend public education by taking a stand against the attacks on teachers; black, Latino, poor, working class and middle class students of all races; end privatization of public education; end separate and unequal schools; and restore Dr. King’s vision for America. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Thu, 03/11/2010 - 3:41pm
Submitted by jumpjet on Fri, 11/20/2009 - 2:45pm
I don't know if anyone pays attention to the generic ballot for Congress, but things are looking up lately for Republicans. The aggregate on Pollster.com shows a generic Republican polling only two points behind a generic Democrat; at several polling outfits, notably Rasmussen Reports, Republicans are ahead substantially in the generic ballot. Coupled with the losses Democrats suffered in the New Jersey and Virginia governors' races this month, you could argue that 2010 is shaping up to be a bad year for the Democratic Party. Read below the fold...
Submitted by mass on Tue, 09/01/2009 - 10:09pm
BarbMD declares "This is what is sounds like when someone representing the Democratic wing of the Party speaks" in reference to AFL-CIO president Trumka laying down markers for what health reform must have, including the so-called public option (It is unclear if Trumka is referring to Hacker's 2007 Medicare Plus, or the sliver public option being debated in Congress). Trumka's line in the sand is the public option, but where do member unions stand? Read below the fold...
Submitted by Sarah on Fri, 01/30/2009 - 3:36pm
Submitted by DCblogger on Wed, 12/17/2008 - 1:54pm
Shikha Dalmia embarrasses herself in Forbes:
Detroit's Big Three need a bailout not because Big Labor has been too greedy but because American taxpayers haven't been generous enough.
At least, that's the argument that Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm was making on Meet The Press and other shows last weekend. But Granholm ought to get her facts straight. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Fri, 11/21/2008 - 8:46pm
Supporters of ‘Medicare for All’ Prepare for Health Care Showdown
Union advocates of “Medicare for all” are organizing to make labor a united voice on health care reform—and to pressure Democrats to do the right thing.
Discussed in conference calls for months and officially launched in mid-November, the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Healthcare aims to mobilize a grassroots movement of union members that politicians (and union leaders) cannot ignore.
Organizers plan a January 10 founding conference in St. Louis to bring together supporters, especially those who can put the weight of their locals, central labor councils, and state federations behind the project. Read below the fold...