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When President Obama pushed his health care overhaul plan through Congress, he counted labor unions among his strongest supporters. But some unions leaders have grown frustrated and angry about what they say are unexpected consequences of the new law -- problems that they say could jeopardize the health benefits offered to millions of their members. The issue could create a political headache next year for Democrats facing re-election if disgruntled union members believe the Obama administration and Congress aren't working to fix the problem. "It makes an untruth out of what the president said, that if you like your insurance, you could keep it," said Joe Hansen, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. "That is not going to be true for millions of workers now."
Matt Frendewey is the National Communications Director for The American Federation for Children. Led by the NEA and AFT, the national teachers' unions boasted of spending $80 million in this election to defeat candidates who support vouchers, teacher accountability and other promising education reforms. They lost. And they lost big.
The number one target for school choice opponents was Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, an unapologetic supporter of vouchers for kids in the struggling under-performing schools. The unions spent millions to defeat Walker – three times – and they lost all three times.
The American Federation for Children and the Alliance for School Choice seek to improve our nation’s K-12 education by advancing systemic and sustainable public policy that empowers parents, particularly those in low-income families, to choose the education they determine is best for their children.
Join BluPrint Radio on Wednesday November 12, 2014 when we talk with Deriece Pate Bennett - Vice President of Government Affairs at the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. Deriece will share with our listening audience details about the upcoming HRCI Approved Labor and Employment Law Conference on November 20, 2014 in Annapolis, Maryland. She will give details about conference topics that reference the legal landscape in Maryland particularly based on the outcomes of the mid-term election.
As a lobbyist for the Chamber, she is responsible for advocating on the behalf of business on all issues pertaining to employment law, energy and environment and transportation. Deriece earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in Public Policy and Management.
Prior to her tenure at the Chamber, Deriece served as the Executive Director for the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Inc. where she was instrumental in implementing the Caucus’ agenda while operating as an intermediary between the Caucus, its constituents and community partners.
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Back in the day, over 100 years ago, the average worker had no rights whatsoever! In some cases, a 60-72 hour a week job was commonplace. There were no Child Labor Laws. A man of 40 years of age could be working next to a child of 10 years of age. Many children barely completed six years of school. We at The Coffee Club would like to know what your views are...In today's society, what does Labor Day mean to you??? Call us at 646-595-3275; the coffee is optional.
Issue: Corporations, job creators and even some workers do not respect our labor. Who's to Blame?
Though both corporate productivity and corporate profits climb, workers' wages remain stagnant. CEO's continue to see big payouts, even during economic downturn. Corporations are being accused of wage theft. America can't even get our legislators to respect our labor through increasing the minimum wage.
However, without the productivity of the worker you don't have profits. Why don't workers get paid more for their productivity? Laborers, they get no respect.
Is the government to Blame for not raising the minimum wage?
Would a $2.00 wage increase kill business and force them into layoffs?
Do you feel that a worker's productivity is not always worth a certain wage?
Do workers even know what their labor is worth?
Learn if banks are safer than credit unions and savings and loan associations to store your money during these current unpredictable economic times.
We're back this week with an all new episode and a guest!
I invited good friend and fellow comic book artist Phil Buck to the show and we'll be discussing the new Deadpool movie and the catch 22 that comes with animation and unions and all that Jazz.
plus, some one will prolly say penis and Kai will Zach Synder to go fuck himself (she has trouble letting things go.)
TONIGHT: Listen to The African History Network Show Thursday, Nov. 6th, 8:00pm-10:00pm EST with host Michael Imhotep. We’ll air our interview with Dr. Claud Anderson, author of “Black Labor, White Wealth”, “PowerNomics” and featured in “Hidden Colors 2”. We’ll discuss The Black Freedmen – Indian Treaty of 1866 and how to play the game of Politics to WIN.
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Today On The Boochcast, we celebrate Labor Day. We talk about the origin of Labor Day, The continued popularity of Guardians Of The Galaxy and Lets Be Cops, what went down at the Respect My Hustle Urban Festival, Recap NXT, talk to NFLExporter Lance Goodman, and Women Smuggled Stolen Watches In Vaginas.
It is time Americans take down the GOP veil of deceit and work once again to strengthen American Unions. Unions are responsible for everything good about working class Americans way of life. GOP lobbyist are responsible for everything that has contributed to the crushing of American unions. The top 1% of Americans own 42 percent of the USA. Without unions being in American history, think about what America would look like today. Our soldiers are on food stamps all across America. A lady dies in Florida because of lack of finances to purchase life saving drugs. A lady dies in New Jersey, while sleeping in her vehicle, getting rested up so she could work a second shift on her full time job. Unions are representative of workers. The union is a collective body that speaks and negotiates the wishes of workers to CEOs and politicians. Lobbyist are a collective body that speaks and negotiates the wishes of CEOs to politicians.
Without unions would USA have:
Ended child labor
40 hour work week and paid overtime
Worker's comp benefits for workers injured on the job
Unemployment insurance for workers who lose their jobs
A guaranteed minimum wage for workers
Pensions for workers
Healthcare insurance for workers
Paid sick leave, vacations, and holidays as standard benefits for most workers
the right for public sector workers to collectively bargain
Occupational Safety and Health Act
Family Medical Leave Act
Lobbyist are there for American Legislative Exchange Council, who are a body of corporations, headed up by CEOs whose goal is to develop wealth through massive unemployment of the American worker. This happens because of the GOP. GOP protects CEOs with laws to outsource US jobs, and bring in Foreign workers to do jobs, claiming Americans won't do the jobs, or can't do the jobs. Call this crap!
“Labor Day Adventures…in the Minnesota Renaissance/Dragon Con Land of Fun and…Stuff.” This is the working title heralding the beginning of this goofy-great episode in which you get to hear about all the shenanigans that happened with the Level Up Guys this weekend. Adventure abounded at both the Minnesota Renaissance Festival and Dragon Con in Atlanta. […]
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Join me "In the Pickle Barrel" as we tke a look at the fickled world of labor on this special day we call Labor Day. It has been a year made up of the good, the bad and the ugly as the US tries to come to terms with a fluctuating economy.
Politics has certainly played a big role in our condition. Unending issues across the oceans have added to the crazy economic times. It has indeed been a strange year.
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