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Scott Walker: F@&* Puppet of Industry

Wisconsin Right-to-Work Bill

Scott Walker, trying hard to prove that looks do indeed provide a window into the soul, is expected to sign a right-to-work bill that his republican cohorts approved in the Wisconsin Senate.   289 more words


Education as Workforce Development: The Horror

W.J. Astore

A strong trend in higher education today is to sell education as workforce development.  I saw this at the college where I used to teach, which was unsurprising given that the college started as a technical institute in a conservative area.   663 more words

US Politics

Michael Simms reblogged this on Vox Populi.

When Math Attacks

Basic math can be cruel. Long ago, when Ronald Reagan was first running for president, he promised, were he president, an across-the-board reduction in income tax rates and an even larger reduction in capital gains tax rates. 3,455 more words

Income Inequality

Walmart to Raise Wages

Walmart Raises Wages

I was happily surprised today to see that Walmart is raising the minimum hourly wage that it pays workers from $7.25 to $9 and eventually to $10.   170 more words


Video: Philip Levine reads "What Work Is"

Philip Levine reads his work at the AFL-CIO on Nov. 15, 2011.

Philip Levine (January 10, 1928 – February 14, 2015) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet best known for writing about working-class Detroit. 456 more words

Social Justice

Technology & The American Worker #1 – Introduction

Job security in America is becoming more and more elusive every year that goes by. The worker is becoming more dispensable and companies have no problem squeezing their workers  to siphon every last drop of blood, from the employee’s veins. 249 more words

International Relations

Fool's Errand

It’s always a fool’s errand to preach what you don’t practice, but in today’s politics, that behavior is rewarded financially. Which by the way, attracts plenty of Grifters. 231 more words

Income Equality