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The Government Is The Largest Creator Of Low-Wage Jobs

“The government doesn’t create jobs,” said Mitt Romney about one month before he suffered a blistering defeat in the 2012 Presidential election. Of course this out-right lie has been repeated over and over and over. “Government doesn’t create jobs, the private sector does,” said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. As a former Governor, and a (soon to be former) Congressman they should know that the government does create jobs.  The federal government alone spends $3.6 … Continue reading

The NH Union Leader Helps AFP Spread Misinformation About Right To Work (For Less) In NH

Once again the Union Leader’s editorial board is peddling misinformation about unions and “right to work” (for less) legislation (“Protesting information: Picket sign o’ the times”). Let’s clear up a few things. 1) Just whose “rights” is Americans for Prosperity supposedly “protecting”? AFP spins this as a “worker freedom” bill.  But if AFP was really interested in protecting workers, they would be lobbying for workplace safety and better enforcement of wage and hour laws. So, … Continue reading

Teachers, Postal Workers, and Public Employees Cry Out, “The Mail Is Not For Sale”

Last night at their bi-annual convention, the American Federation of Teachers adopted a resolution to support of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) in a national boycott Staples Inc. for their attempt to steal jobs from dedicated postal employee’s and continue the race to the bottom. It resolves “that members of the AFT, along with friends, colleagues and family members, are urged to no longer shop at Staples stores until further notice.” Read the resolution … Continue reading

America’s Moral Crisis: A Video Of Rev. Dr. William Barber’s Epic Speech At The AFT Convention

“There is a moral crisis in the country” These are the bold words of Rev. Dr. William Barber who is one of the many faith leaders leading the “Moral Monday’s” campaign in North Carolina. Yesterday Rev. Barber was a keynote speaker at this year’s American Federation of Teachers convention in Los Angeles. “We are declaring that we will go forward together and not take one step back,” Rev. Barber said in his opening. Rev. Barber … Continue reading

Guest Editorial — Susan Bruce: Big Daddy Hobby Lobby Knows Best

By Susan Bruce I was 18 in 1974, the year that Roe v. Wade was enacted. I was pregnant. My doctor sat me down to explain my options to me. All of them. She was very thorough. I decided I was having a baby. She thought I was nuts. There I was, a high school dropout with a substance abuse problem, no money, no skills, and no family support, deciding to have a baby. Did … Continue reading

UPDATED: NH’s Congressional Delegation Is Outraged Over The Hobby Lobby Decision (Well Most Of It Anyway)

In a very unsurprising decision, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby.  The case was to determine if Hobby Lobby could be forced to have an insurance plan that would cover contraceptives that the Green family – the evangelical owners and operators of Hobby Lobby – say they disagree with on religious grounds. In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that because Hobby Lobby was a privately owned corporation … Continue reading

Why It Is A Bad Idea For Teachers To Be “Packing Heat” At School

It seems like every few weeks we are hearing about another school shooting or unstable individual attacking innocent people in the streets. For some people the answer is always the same, more guns! Fact: More guns do not mean people are safer. Research shows the exact opposite. “More Guns = More Accidental Shootings: People of all age groups are significantly more likely to die from unintentional firearm injuries when they live in states with more … Continue reading

The SCOTUS Rules On “Recess Appointments” To The NLRB

Yesterday the news broke that the Supreme Court of the United States had issued a ruling on whether or not the President could make “recess appointments.” A recess appointment is when the Senate is officially in “recess,” and the President nominates someone to an official Executive Branch position, like the National Labor Relations Board. “Today’s ruling clears up the legal landscape on a question both Democratic and Republican presidents have faced for decades – the … Continue reading

Highlighted Posts

The NH Union Leader Helps AFP Spread Misinformation About Right To Work (For Less) In NH

Once again the Union Leader’s editorial board is peddling misinformation about unions and “right to work” (for less) legislation (“Protesting information: Picket sign o’ the times”). Let’s clear up a few things......

America’s Moral Crisis: A Video Of Rev. Dr. William Barber’s Epic Speech At The AFT Convention

“There is a moral crisis in the country” These are the bold words of Rev. Dr. William Barber who is one of the many faith leaders leading the “Moral Monday’s” campaign in North Carolina. Yesterday Rev. Barber was a keynote speaker at this year’s American Federation of Teachers convention in Los Angeles.

After SCOTUS Destroyed The Voting Rights Act, Labor Leaders Call On Congress To Protect Voters

The 1960’s were a tumultuous time in America, especially for Americans of color. The battle for civil rights was being played out in city streets across the country. The evening news was full of demonstrations and rallies where people were gathering to fight for equality, and to be allowed their Constitutionally protected right to participate in our democracy.

Public Pensions: Still Waiting to be ‘Made Whole’

Looks like the Justice Department is settling cases with banks responsible for the 2008 financial meltdown. Citigroup is next up: and reported to be paying $7 billion to end Justice Department investigations. But I don’t see any of that money headed back to public pension systems.

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