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How They Learned to Love the Kochs

Dana Point, California

Hmm.

Question for our resident liberal, ex-liberals, or any others reading this that want to take a crack cocaine at it:

Why all this hate for the Koch brothers from the left, so much so that their very surname is a swear word? 258 more words

Organized Labor

this day in crime history: july 30, 1975

On this date in 1975, former (and wannabe future) teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa disappeared. Hoffa was scheduled to have a sit-down at the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield, MI with Detroit mobster Anthony “Tony Jack” Giacalone and New Jersey labor leader Anthony “Tony Pro” Provenzano. 95 more words

True Crime

Don't Shoot PDX: Confronting Racist Police Violence

We come to mark it on our calendar every year. It comes as the annual chance to bring issues together, meet and greet and have an action that is often more about getting re-energized than about getting something done. 1,407 more words

Housing Justice

Not Waiting For Bernie

Washington, D.C.

Reading material, here, here and here.

What it all amounts to is that HRC vassal Randi Weingarten is appearing to throw the AFT’s weight behind her in order to head off the Bernie Sanders Pepsi Challenge. 213 more words

Education

Hillary Clinton Faces Unrest Among Organized Labor

Hillary Clinton had good reason to celebrate Saturday. The American Federation of Teachers, a 1.6-million strong union of teachers, nurses and higher education faculty endorsed her, adding a key working-class voice to a campaign that has so far lacked much overt support from organized labor. 1,815 more words

"The Church Of Organized Labor": Scott Walker's Evangelical Faith And Union-Busting Do Not Go Hand In Hand

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is better known for his union-busting prowess than his evangelical faith, but in recent months he’s been talking more openly about the latter… 818 more words

Scott Walker

The Cost of 365Black

Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham News:

Protest outside Birmingham McDonald’s asks for $15 an hour wages

Kevin Yelling, 21, said he regularly has to choose whether to buy groceries or putting gas in his car on the $7.50 an hour he gets paid at Burger King.

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