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The Price of Cheap: Slave Labor, No Jobs

Cheap. Low prices. Bargains. It’s the American way of recent decades–a promise we’ve been given by everyone from politicians to corporate marketing campaigns. And most people find it hard to see the devastating cost to us as a society. But, sometimes things happen at once that can give a very clear picture, if you look. For your consideration.

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Trumka: No Grand Bargain

I am always looking for someone to get out from the idiotic discussion about the phony debt and deficit crisis. Thanks, Rich Trumka.

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Democratic Tomfoolery: Panama and The White House’s “Ship Our Jobs Overseas” Plan

    Why doesn’t Bill Daley, the White House Chief of Staff, just come right out and say it: we’re going to ram through these so-called "free trade" deals because, dammit, we need that corporate cash for the re-election campaign? Just be honest. Stop coloring it in the phony Republican-corporate rhetoric of "job creation". Then, at […]

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Richard Trumka V. Goldman Sachs: Different Visions of America

You can’t find a better contrast between the vision for our country than those offered by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Goldman Sachs. One vision sees America as the land of equality and fairness. The other vision sees an America where greed is good.   Here is some of what Trumka will say today at […]

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Minimum Wage–A Campaign Issue

     This caught my eye: More than 20 years ago, congressional Democrats pushed for an increase in the minimum wage, only to have the first President Bush veto the legislation. There were fights over the minimum wage again during Bill Clinton’s presidency, and more battles under George W. Bush. Now, Democrats are once again […]

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A Global Tax On Finance

   A bit of a lateish post here today (I know, everyone is just crushed). I wandered down to Wall Street to see the new president of the AFL-CIO give one of his first–perhaps his first–public speech since taking over the federation last week. Here is Trumka on the left–to his left is Liz Schuler, […]

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Race, Labor and The Election

   Look, in the middle of this economic crisis and financial meltdown, you have to wonder: why is this election close? The answer is: race. All those negative answers to questions about whether Barack Obama has enough experience, or can be commander-in-chief or…whatever you want to choose, boil down to certain people won’t vote for […]

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