Posts Tagged ‘Captain Uh Merica’

Feb
2011
10

Businesses Lobbyists Hurling Predictable, Weak Arguments Against the Expansion of E-Verify

Businesses Lobbyists Hurling Predictable, Weak Arguments Against the Expansion of E-Verify
Supporters of E-Verify say that, with minimal effort, the program ensures that jobs are filled only by U.S. citizens and those foreigners who are legally authorized to work The Washington Post today published a piece on E-Verify, the swift, voluntary electronic system the government offers employers for determining the immigration status of...
Feb
2011
9

The Republican Picture

The Republican Picture
The always insightful 538 Blog by Nate Silver has offered a Graphical Overview of the 2012 Republican Field. Silver explains some of the thinking: One can certainly debate exactly what it means to be a moderate or a conservative, and exactly where any particular candidate falls along this spectrum. Likewise, the insider/outsider dimension is...
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Feb
2011
8

Oh (Big) Brother: Tell the House to Let the Patriot Act Expire Before Tonight’s Vote

Oh (Big) Brother: Tell the House to Let the Patriot Act Expire Before Tonight’s Vote
Activist Jon Pincus let the cat out of the bag last night with respect to the House of Representatives swift move to renew the Patriot Act in a vote tonight. Pincus is shocked: With so many new members of Congress, you’d think they might want to take some time to discuss the issue, or at ...
Feb
2011
7

VIDEO: International Composure Championships

Welcome to the International Composure Championships. Today’s match, dating back to the 90s, pits the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, against a dignitary/diplomat or friend/family member of a dignitary/diplomat from a Far East nation. Which man will flinch first…? NEITHER!...
Feb
2011
4

Union-Made Super Bowl Party Shopping

Union-Made Super Bowl Party Shopping
Support the brothers and sisters of all unions. Shop for Union-made products tomorrow to show your super support on Sunday. A list of Union-made products, courtesy of the Union Label & Service Trades Department, is below. They appear in no particular order which you may have deciphered for yourself based on Jim Beam being near ...
Feb
2011
2

Interactive Chart About Income Equality

Interactive Chart About Income Equality
Very sleek and easy-to-use State of Working America interactive chart shows the growth of income inequality since 1917. Use it HERE. This issue must be addressed by Washington. Economic Policy Institute has been releasing some incredible resources of late, including this thorough report on the benefits of Community Workforce Agreements/Project...
Jan
2011
31

Exactly How Much is in a Boost, Anyway?

Exactly How Much is in a Boost, Anyway?
“The labor market is expected to show continued slow improvement in January but at a pace that continues to disappoint given the large number of unemployed workers,” reads a Market Watch report from yesterday. Meanwhile, the GOP is taking credit for good economic news, the definition of which is so loose now that a survey ...
Jan
2011
28

The State of the Web

The State of the Web
This week’s State of the Union was big news and all, but Gizmodo is here with some hilarious cartoons about “The State of the Web.” They pounce on Facebook, Yahoo, Tumblr, Ping, HTML, Netflix and, below, Groupon. See them all ...
Jan
2011
28

Bricklayer: Union Insurance “Saved My Family”

It’s been a tough year for Josip Dukic of Skokie, IL. A workplace injury left Dukic, of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) Local 21, out of work for months at a time. “The pain was so bad,” he says, “I couldn’t even lift my arm up over my shoulder.” But as ...
Jan
2011
27

When Your Blackberry’s Broken and Your Apple Doesn’t Work, There’s Always…an Eggs Box.

When Your Blackberry's Broken and Your Apple Doesn't Work, There's Always...an Eggs Box.
10,000,000 YouTube views on this HILARIOUS clip from British TV show, “The One Ronnie.” And for good reason. Completely gets the goat of the technology revolution...
Jan
2011
27

Speaker Boehner Says He “Made a Mistake” When He Suggested Raising the Retirement Age. And Then He Says “It Should Be on the Table.”

Unsure whether this is actually news or not. It’s seems like it’s news, so we’ll just go with it. Speaker of the House, John Boehner, in a CNN interview, back tracks on previous assertions that raising the retirement age is a way to help fix the deficit, and then suggests that since life expectancy is ...
Jan
2011
25

Teamsters President, James P. Hoffa, Exposes Right-to-Work Laws for What They Are: “Political Payback”

Teamsters President, James P. Hoffa, Exposes Right-to-Work Laws for What They Are:
In a Huffington Post op-ed last week, International Brotherhood of Teamsters President, James P. Hoffa, exposed the real motivation behind recent attention to Right-to-Work legislation in the U.S. A coordinated network of think tanks, business groups and phony grass-roots organizations has for years been working toward passing these right-to-work...