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Category Archive: Labor

Apr 02 2014

MI Legislators Don’t Want MSU to Teach About Unions

The incredibly far-right Republicans that control Michigan’s state legislature have a brilliant and appalling new idea. They want to punish Michigan State University by taking away $500,000 in funding if they continue to teach courses about labor union organizing.

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Dec 27 2012

God Behind Right to Work Laws

Republicans in control of the Michigan legislature rammed through a right-to-work law during their last-minute lame-duck session, as I’m sure you’ve heard by now. Turns out God was behind the whole thing, according to the state senator who pushed the bill through. Here he is talking to none other than David Barton:

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Dec 17 2012

A Staggeringly Stupid Column on Michigan Situation

I haven’t written much about the situation at the Michigan Capitol in Lansing, where the Republican-dominated legislature is ramming numerous pieces of vile and destructive legislation through in the last days of the legislative session, prompting mass protests. But I have to respond to this mendacious bit of poppycock in the Moonie Times by someone …

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Sep 28 2012

Romney: Ban Teachers Unions From Giving Money to Campaigns

Mitt Romney, who is on record saying that people and corporations should be allowed to contribute any amount they want to a campaign, doesn’t seem to think that should apply to teachers unions. Because that would be a conflict of interest.

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Sep 18 2012

Wisconsin Anti-Union Law Struck Down

A state judge has overturned most of the state law pushed and signed by Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin that effectively ended the right to form unions and collectively bargain for public employees in that state. ABC News reports:

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Aug 31 2012

Miners Forced to Attend Romney Rally

Remember when Mitt Romney appeared in front of a group of coal miners in Eastern Ohio a couple weeks ago? It’s now been revealed that the company that owns the mine required the miners to attend — and that they had to give up their pay for the day to do so.

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Aug 28 2012

Romney Admits to Owning Sweatshop

This is really an incredible video of Mitt Romney, apparently speaking at a private fundraising dinner, talking about buying a factory in China. After finding out that the workers at the factory lived in terrible conditions, he casually accepted the seller’s claim that people actually liked that and wanted it in China.

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Aug 13 2012

The WTF Endorsement of the Day

WTF is the AFL-CIO thinking? They just endorsed Roy Moore, a virulent theocrat, for the Alabama Supreme Court. Roy freaking Moore, man who quite literally wants to put gay people to death. And their excuse for the endorsement is nonsense:

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Jul 26 2012

Only Executives Get Pay Raise Due to High Profits

Workers at Caterpillar have gone on strike as they try to negotiate a new union contract. Despite making record profits last year, and being on pace to break that record again this year, the company is insisting on a long pay freeze for all workers — but not the executives, of course.

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Jun 14 2012

An Orwellian Anti-Union Ad

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We get some weird and even disturbing ads fed to the site from the remnant ad networks like Google Adsense sometimes, triggered by keywords and other factors. But this one contains positively Orwellian language after the Walker recall vote:

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