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Tune in to this space tomorrow, January 7, 2015, at 9 am to watch our livestream of the Raising Wages Summit. And if you're seeing this after the event ended, no worries, it will still be at the ...
by WeActRadio
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Jan 06, 2015 at 08:07 AM PST with 2 Recommends
One of our favorite Zero Hour segments of 2014 was an extended interview with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. During the interview, Trumka laid out the stark reality of the American economy: ...
by TZHRJ
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Jan 06, 2015 at 09:37 AM PST with 3 Recommends
I just watched a disturbing report on 60 Minutes focusing on the state of America's bridges. It painted a damning picture of federal neglect of both bridges and our interstate highways, with many ...
by DarkScholar82
Comment Count 94 comments on Sun Nov 23, 2014 at 06:12 PM PST with 63 Recommends
Here's something to make you raise your eyebrows: https://bangordailynews.com/2014/10/23/politics/elections/lepage-says-hell-win-re-election-if-cutler-drops-out/?ref=...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Oct 24, 2014 at 11:55 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
An article in The Nation yesterday talked about the work AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has been doing on the campaign trail and how we would like to see Democrats be more populist and put more ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 40 comments on Wed Oct 08, 2014 at 08:54 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Earlier this month, I strayed from my usual convention speech at the Missouri AFL-CIO Convention in St. Louis . You see, it was time for us in the labor movement to talk about Michael Brown’s ...
by Richard Trumka
Comment Count 85 comments on Tue Sep 30, 2014 at 09:50 AM PDT with 263 Recommends
Common Core is a divisive topic in today's political world. On the surface, it's nothing more than some very solid standards that are easily achievable. Focusing more on depth of knowledge, and less ...
by colddecking
Comment Count 123 comments on Fri Sep 19, 2014 at 09:54 PM PDT with 74 Recommends
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has been particularly passionate about fighting racism, and speaking to the Missouri AFL-CIO, he addressed the killing of ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Sep 16, 2014 at 03:00 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
Hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend. Lets start off September with the U.S. Senate race in Georgia where Michelle Nunn (D. GA) is getting some big name help for her campaign: http://blogs....
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Sep 02, 2014 at 09:05 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Americans, as a culture, are terrible at learning from other's mistakes. I wonder-- and I'm sure a lot of others do, too-- why North Carolina didn't look at Wisconsin and Michigan before the 2012 ...
by Lucy Montrose
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat Aug 02, 2014 at 10:03 AM PDT with 35 Recommends
This is pathetic: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/17/murkowski-birth-control_n_5596025....
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 01:09 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
Staples is feeling the heat from a national boycott , called by the American Postal Workers Union and recently endorsed by major non-postal-worker unions across the country. Some of the seeds for ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 100 comments on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 07:19 AM PDT with 325 Recommends
This is what I like to hear: http://www.nhregister.com/government-and-politics/20140617/weingarten-endorses-malloy-says-connecticut-should-not-let-koch-brothers-take-...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 04:40 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Lay it down Charlie: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/blogs/political-pulse/os-crist-tells-teachers-its-over-for-rick-scott-20140616,0,3818526....
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 05:52 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
So in one of PA-Gov diaries I posted last week, I cited an analysis by Franklin & Marshall Colleg political analysts, Terry Madonna and Michael Young, about how Tom Wolf's (D. PA) biggest opponent ...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Jun 13, 2014 at 06:52 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
The American federation of unions, the AFL-CIO just released their annual report on workplace safety and fracking deaths are on the rise. Deaths rose by 23 percent just in 2012 alone. The climb in ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue May 27, 2014 at 05:49 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
After seeing a link on Twitter, I took a look at the AFL-CIO's latest "Death on the Job Report," which rates all 50 states for workplace safety (or lack thereof). If you take a look at the 15 ...
by Jake formerly of the LP
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed May 14, 2014 at 05:25 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
America is truly an exceptional country. Along with many other Americans of all political stripes, I do believe that. And I am very thankful for all the ways in which the uniqueness and ...
by Michael Lux
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun May 11, 2014 at 12:01 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
Good thing there aren't many regulations on ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 41 comments on Thu May 08, 2014 at 10:36 AM PDT with 42 Recommends
Los Angeles County has become a fractivism hotbed. The City of Los Angeles has voted in favor of a fracking moratorium. The county has 87 additional cities, many of which are angry about the ...
by RLMiller
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 12:00 PM PDT with 19 Recommends