Tag Archives: Labor Movement

News: Obama Lawsuit, Minimum Wage, UAW

HOUSE LAWSUIT AGAINST OBAMA Speaker of the House John Boehner initiates lawsuit against Pres. Obama: “Here’s the complete text of the letter Speaker John A. Boehner sent Wednesday to House members, regarding his decision to initiate a lawsuit on behalf of … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Decisions

               SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF HOBBY LOBBY AGAINST OBAMACARE Supreme Court rules against Obamacare contraception mandate: “A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday ruled that “closely held” for-profit corporations cannot be forced to abide … Continue reading

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News: Food Stamps, Labor Unions, Gay Rights

FOOD STAMPS Congress passes $8.7 billion food stamp cut: “It’s official: 850,000 households across the country are set to lose an average of $90 per month in food stamp benefits. “The Senate on Tuesday voted 68-32 to send the 2014 Farm … Continue reading

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News: First Responders, Shutdown, UAW

SEPTEMBER 11 FIRST RESPONDERS People who lived or worked near Ground Zero are still being diagnosed with cancer: “As the nation marks the 12th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the federal government is still working to ensure that the people … Continue reading

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Jobs and Unemployment: The Disaster Continues

Discrimination against the long-term unemployed: “This past Friday, the Atlantic’s Matthew O’Brien dug up a study by Northeastern University which found that, after submitting an application for a job, a person’s chances of being called back for an interview completely collapse … Continue reading

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News: Jobs, Social Security, Sequestration

JOBS AND UNEMPLOYMENT Creating the political will to tackle the jobs crisis: “We can create the political will to tackle the jobs crisis by advancing a progressive economic narrative. “The question we must ask today, on the 78th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Jobs and Unemployment: A Persistent Problem

JOBS AND UNEMPLOYMENT: A PERSISTENT PROBLEM Job market expanding, but so are the numbers of part-timers and workers earning lower wages: “While there continue to be signs that the economy may be on the verge of moving out of the … Continue reading

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Governor Granholm and Other Gifts

The Buddhists have a concept about their teachings, which are collectively known as “the Dharma”: They say that we who are living on this earth at this time are very fortunate because we have access to the Dharma, should we choose to accept … Continue reading

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News: Connecticut Shooting, Marijuana, Union Busting

GUNMAN KILLS 20 CHILDREN,  6 ADULTS AT SCHOOL IN CONNECTICUT: “The gunman in the Connecticut shooting blasted his way into the elementary school and then sprayed the children with bullets, first from a distance and then at close range, hitting some … Continue reading

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News: Final Primary Results, Wisconsin Unions, Tom DeLay

FINAL 2012 PRIMARY RESULTS: “More Republican lawmakers than Democrats lost in primaries this year, according to an analysis by The Hill. “Eight Republicans in Congress lost a primary race in the 2012 cycle compared to seven Democrats, according to The Hill’s … Continue reading

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