By far the most emails I’ve received this week on a subject is that of New York’s Cablevision.
Barclay’s bank is crying like a baby
The banks are still to be despised as much as before the financial crisis as they were after the financial crisis. They still continue to function with an air of privilege and arrogance. What’s worse is the fact that the federal government has done little to really stand up to Wall Street.
Since the subprime meltdown Barclay’s bank has actually been one of the really rotten characters with its…
Short staffing at DC’s Providence Hospital hurting patients
Organized labor doesn’t only fight for pocketbook issues like jobs, wages and benefits. They have always cared about workplace safety–in the teaching profession their students–and in the healthcare industry their patients.
Short staffing at hospitals throughout the country is not a new issue by any means but it’s something that needs to be addressed. It’s a constant battle between the staff and…
Obama, give me five.
Cuban Five that is. It’s actually ridiculous that there are still members of this group imprisoned for no good reason.
The Cuban 5 are five Cuban nationals who worked in South Florida to observe the activities of far right-wing Cuban exiles who had for years been mounting armed actions against Cuba, in which thousands of Cuban citizens have been killed. Information they had gathered was passed to…
War on Women: Republicans block paycheck equality
Why do these aging white men in the U.S. Senate hate women so much? They can’t even stand to see them get paid as much as white men.
“Wage disparities between women and men are evident today in both the private and public sectors and at every educational level. The Paycheck Fairness Act responds to the shortcomings of the Equal Pay Act and provides targeted remedies designed to update the…
A Republican actually wants faster Internet for his constituents?
I find it interesting that there’s a Republican in Congress who is actually willing to go against what the the large telecommunications corporations want.
US Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) pointed to communities with little or no access to high-speed broadband, saying if the minimum speed isn’t high enough, “rural constituents in my district will be left on the wrong side of the digital divide.”
Congrats to American Airlines Passenger Service Agents on Unionizing
Today I received an email from the Communications Workers of America altering me to an organizing victory at American Airlines that was twenty years in the making.
Here’s what Larry Cohen, president of the CWA had to say.
There’s so much I could tell you about this victory. I could tell you that it’s the largest labor organizing victory in the South in decades. I could tell you what a union…
Candidate Clinton should strongly back paid family leave
When the second act of the Hillary Clinton for President campaign emerges sometime next year, one of the main planks of the campaign should be paid family leave for all.
Secretary Hillary Clinton was a previous advocate of healthcare reform and President Bill Clinton passed the Family Medical Leave Act in the 90s–so taking up the cause of paid family leave should be a no-brainer.
As an article in
Could the US one day decay from within like the Soviet Union?
I truly believe that all great powers in the world ultimately find out that their greatest enemy turns out to be internal not external. The Soviet Union, Britain and Rome are only a few examples of what can happen when negligence and greed remain unchecked inside of a superpower.
This is what Tom Engelhardt recently wrote about the Soviet Union:
This was the world as it was presented to me in the…
The Banks’ 2005 Bankruptcy Law is About to Destroy Radioshack
It’s quite ironic to see a law that the banks lobbied for in 2005 to shred bankruptcy protection for people actually harming corporations like Radioshack.
Since the 2005 law changes, only 12 percent of the retail companies were able to restructure and emerge from bankruptcy, down from half before 2005, according to a study by the Cooley law firm that looked at 45 large retail bankruptcies. The…