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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."
In the 1st hour, David Bego joins Joe to how over the past four decades, Big Labor has continued to see its membership shrink drastically as its leaders use the same failed tactics involving forced unionism.The argument that most workers are better off without unions today is supported by the facts.
In the 2nd hour, David Bego wraps up the union argument. Then Joe covers those stories we all love to hear that are so hard to believe. Tune in!
Have you had your healthy dose of reality lately?
There are always at least two sides to every story. Have you ever wondered how someone, who saw the same thing you did, walked away telling a vastly different story? Which version was correct? Which one was the REAL story? Actually, both are! It’s just a matter of perspective.
Joe takes the issues… especially the controversial issues (politics, prejudice, religion, illegal immigration)… and brings in people from different sides to share their viewpoint. This is definitely not a fluff piece. And while no one is attacked, the questions are hard-hitting.
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.
Civil Chat with Lee looks at what's trending and continues to look at selected Iowa Free Summit potential republican presidential candidates. Today will conclude with the FULL segment (aside form trending events) on the political success and failures of Scott Walker. Did he deliver on the 250,000 new jobs he said he'd create in his first term. Why does Walker want to dismantle public education and fill Wisconsin with charter schools. Why is Walker so against unions and collective bargaining. Why is Wisconsin at the top of the US in cutting school funding?
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.)
Agitator Radio host Robert Dawkins discusses: progressive politics, race relations, American politics, African American, culture, demographics, social justice, economic justice, racial disparity, justice, American history, society, social change, law enforcement, police, labor, labor organizing, organized labor, North Carolina, community action, community organization, and more!
This week's topic will be organizing wit Millennials and developing the next generation of activist. Robert's guest will be Bree Newsome.
Bree is the Western North Carolina field organizer for Ignite NC. She is also an organizer and leader in the Charlotte community, organizing primarily around the issue of police brutality. After the murder of Johnathan Ferrell she led the effort to demand justice in his case. She is a co-founder of Stay Up NC, a singer/songwriter and filmmaker. Bree’s films have been shown to national audiences and is known throughout the Charlotte community. A staunch advocate for civil rights and social reform, Newsome was arrested last year during a sit-in at the North Carolina State Capitol where she spoke out against the state’s recent attack on voting rights.
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