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Wednesday
Feb122014

Life IS Worse in Right-To-Work States

University of Oregon labor scholar and EPI research associate Gordon Lafer often points out how relatively poor the quality of life is in right-to-work states, on average, compared to states that don’t restrict union contract rights
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University of Oregon labor scholar and EPI research associate Gordon Lafer often points out how relatively poor the quality of life is in right-to-work states, on average, compared to states that don’t restrict union contract rights - See more at: http://www.epi.org/blog/life-worse-work-states/#sthash.aPBUOFly.dpuf
Wednesday
Feb122014

Take Note Ohians - New report confirms how "Right-To-Work" affects Middle Class

Jefferson City, MO -  "Right to Work" legislation would be harmful to Missouri's middle class families, according to a new report released today.

The report by Dr. Michael Kelsay, an economics professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, demonstrates that Missouri would lose between $4.8 billion and $6.28 billion annually in wages and tax revenue by becoming a "Right to Work" state.
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Wednesday
Feb122014

US Labor Dept. files lawsuit againt AT&T

Workers suspended without pay for reporting workplace injuries has prompted a lawsuit by the US Department of Labor.  The department filed the lawsuit against The Ohio Bell Telephone Company, which operates as AT&T, on behalf of 13 employees who received unpaid suspensions after reporting work place injuries from 2011 to 2013.
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Monday
Feb102014

Right-to-Work Laws Aim to Weaken Unions

Republican Gov. John Kasich said last week that so-called right-to-work legislation, which weakens labor unions, isn't on his agenda

That's not the same as saying Kasich would fight or veto it

Click for complete editorial in the Plain Dealer 

Thursday
Feb062014

Contract for the American Dream

We, the American people, promise to defend and advance a simple ideal: liberty and justice . . . for all. Americans who are willing to work hard and play by the rules should be able to find a decent job, get a good home in a strong community, retire with dignity, and give their kids a better life. Every one of us – rich, poor, or in-between, regardless of skin color or birthplace, no matter their sexual orientation or gender – has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That is our covenant, our compact, our contract with one another. It is a promise we can fulfill – but only by working together.

Today, the American Dream is under threat.  Click here to read the full article.