Post Tagged with: "Labor Day"

Remember When Republicans Promoted Unions And Equal Rights? Your Grandpappy Does

Remember When Republicans Promoted Unions And Equal Rights? Your Grandpappy Does

Once upon a time, the Republican party supported labor unions, social security and equal rights. What happened?

by John Prager· · News
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President Obama Celebrates Labor Day By Giving Paid Sick Leave To 300,000 American Workers

It’s a move that is sure to enrage Republicans. Thanks, Obama!

by Stephen D Foster Jr· · News
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GOP Predicted Gas Price Meltdown By Now, And Prices Are Far Lower, So Where Are They?

Contrary to the GOP’s scary predictions, this is the lowest gas prices have been for a long time.

by Rika Christensen· · News
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How The GOP’s Top 5 Presidential Candidates Really Feel About American Workers

Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are the GOP’s top 5 candidates. What do they plan to do for American workers if they’re elected?

by Rika Christensen· · Current Issues, News
Conservative Think Tank Boycotting Labor Day By Going To Work On Monday

Conservative Think Tank Boycotting Labor Day By Going To Work On Monday

Washington-based conservative think tank, Freedom Foundation, says its employees are refusing to take Monday off for Labor Day because of that holiday’s association with labor unions. That’ll show ’em! The pro-business conservative group announced that its workers will participate in a “work-in” all day instead of the traditional Labor Day […]

by Jameson Parker· · News
6 Things Needed To Boost Employment And Wages (VIDEO)

6 Things Needed To Boost Employment And Wages (VIDEO)

Robert Reich, Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, summarizes the 6 things that are needed to boost American labor and to increase wages. He does this in just over two minutes and has managed to do so in a more concise manner than all the nonsense presented on the […]

by The Liberal· · News
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5 Reasons Why We Love Labor Unions And Need Them More Than Ever

How labor unions won amazing victories like the 40-hour work week, safe workplaces, living wages, and paid vacations … and how they’re making a comeback.

Worked To Death: Why U.S. Workers Don’t Take Advantage Of Paid Time Off

Worked To Death: Why U.S. Workers Don’t Take Advantage Of Paid Time Off

Something to think about on Labor Day – The U.S. does not have any paid vacation or sick time guaranteed by law, the only industrialized nation with none.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Overworked On Labor Day: It’s Time To Restore The 40 Hour Work Week

Overworked On Labor Day: It’s Time To Restore The 40 Hour Work Week

As we celebrate Labor Day this year, we must remember that corporations are still abusing their employees with ‘mandatory’ overtime to the point of danger and exhaustion. Profits before people is not the American way.

by Terrence Johnson· · News
Labor Day Has Been Robbed Of Its Meaning By Corporate Greed

Labor Day Has Been Robbed Of Its Meaning By Corporate Greed

Labor Day used to be a celebration of the hard work of building America for the benefit of us all. Now it’s just another reminder that corporate greed is stealing our work to enrich the 1% and leaving us crumbs.

by Greg Miller· · News
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8 Ways To Be Sure You Have A Good Time For Labor Day

Let’s take the ‘labor’ out of Labor Day — these videos show you fun ways to avoid labor and stay cool.

by Deborah Montesano· · News
Target Janitors Threaten Strike: Hardworking Low Wage Americans Have Had Enough (VIDEO)

Target Janitors Threaten Strike: Hardworking Low Wage Americans Have Had Enough (VIDEO)

Target joins Walmart and a growing list of companies nationwide whose employees are rising up against poor wages and unacceptable working conditions.

by Tiffany Willis· · News
Eric Cantor Celebrates Labor Day With Tweet Honoring Management (VIDEOS)

Eric Cantor Celebrates Labor Day With Tweet Honoring Management (VIDEOS)

In less than 140 characters, Cantor poked a stick in the eyes of the vast majority of Americans, those who are employed by others.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
We All Built It…A Labor Day Salute

We All Built It…A Labor Day Salute

Republican ideology would dismantle the programs and security of the New Deal…all for the sake of corporate profits and offshore wealth of a hereditary oligarchy.

15 Of The Greatest Quotes In Honor Of The American Worker

15 Of The Greatest Quotes In Honor Of The American Worker

From labor leaders, activists, and other public figures, here are words of wisdom and support for the labor movement and all workers on Labor Day,

by Deborah Montesano· · News
Ann Coulter Calls Kindergarten Teachers ‘Useless’

Ann Coulter Calls Kindergarten Teachers ‘Useless’

On Wednesday morning’s ‘Fox & Friends,’ Ann Coulter responded to Jimmy Hoffa’s Labor Day remarks by calling kindergarten teachers ‘useless’.

80 Reasons Why It’s Time To Take These Republican/Tea Party ‘Sons Of Bitches’ Down

80 Reasons Why It’s Time To Take These Republican/Tea Party ‘Sons Of Bitches’ Down

At a Labor Day event yesterday, Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa gave a fiery speech about the tea party, telling the American people that ‘It’s time to take these sons of bitches out.’ And each and every one of us should listen. For the last thirty years, the American people have been under assault from the right-wing and their corporate overlords.