Posts Tagged ‘Chaz Bolte’

Aug
2011
24

Wisconsin’s Voter ID Faces Latest Legal Challenge

Wisconsin's Voter ID Faces Latest Legal Challenge
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently passed a comprehensive Voter ID law that may be crossing the line into unconstitutional territory, according to the law’s opponents. The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is preparing a lawsuit which alleges that the law violates right to vote provisions of the state constitution not present in the...
Aug
2011
23

Woods, James, Streisand, Piven Top List of Celebrities Least Likely to “Share the Sacrifice”

Woods, James, Streisand, Piven Top List of Celebrities Least Likely to
The working man is getting the rub from the wealthy elite, and It’s not just monocled men in tuxedos looking down on street beggars from their champagne and caviar-stocked limousines. It’s some of your favorite celebs, who, after receiving exemplary service, refuse to tip the waitress or bellhop on hour 10, 11 or 12 of [&hellip...
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Aug
2011
23

Free Trade Agreements…An Infringement On States Rights?

Vermont politicians have been showing large amounts of concern about how the Trans-Pacific Partnership will affect their abilities to control local issues. Many in Vermont see the free trade agreement currently being negotiated between the United States, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam as potentially...
Aug
2011
23

DEMOCKRACY: Paul Ryan, Other GOPers Charging Constituents to Attend Town Halls

DEMOCKRACY: Paul Ryan, Other GOPers Charging Constituents to Attend Town Halls
As more and more protesters gather around his office to demand that he make jobs his priority, Wisconsin Republican Representative Paul Ryan vacations with his family and plans an end of August speaking engagement in which people can line up to ask him a question…at $15 a head. Unfortunately, many Republicans are following suit. According...
Aug
2011
23

Massachusetts Rebuilt 14 Bridges This Summer Using Innovative Techniques and Union Labor

Massachusetts Rebuilt 14 Bridges This Summer Using Innovative Techniques and Union Labor
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and union workers in Massachusetts have basically reinvented how bridge construction should be done with their “Fast 14” accelerated bridge project. According to The Boston Herald, MassDOT pulled off the project in record time by using prefabricated superstructures — 40-ton...
Aug
2011
22

Ohio Turns Down Unemployment Benefit Aid

Ohio Turns Down Unemployment Benefit Aid
As unemployment numbers continue to grow in the Buckeye state, its Republican politicians are looking to solve exacerbate the problem by turning down $176 million in Federal stimulus money that had been allotted to them to help broaden unemployment programs. The Associated Press reported that the money which the Ohio GOP turned down was from...
Aug
2011
19

Bachmann’s Faith Outreach Organizer Spent a Month In a Ugandan Jail on Terrorism Charges

Bachmann's Faith Outreach Organizer Spent a Month In a Ugandan Jail on Terrorism Charges
Yesterday The Atlantic broke a story that alleges a member of GOP Presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann’s campaign, Peter E. Waldron, was arrested and detained for 37 days in a Ugandan prison on charges of Terrorism. According to reports, in February of 2006 Waldron and six Congolese and Ugandan nationals were found with automatic weapons...
Aug
2011
18

Issa, GOP Aim to Eliminate Over 200,000 Postal Service Jobs and End Saturday Delivery

Issa, GOP Aim to Eliminate Over 200,000 Postal Service Jobs and End Saturday Delivery
Recently, Representatives Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Dennis Ross (R-FL) introduced a bill that would reform the United States Postal Service, as Republicans continue to migrate their war on unions to the national stage. Coupled with attacks on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the bastions of...
Aug
2011
18

Construction Employment Isn’t Rising, the Number of Defectors from the Industry Is

A shocking drop in unemployment numbers for the construction industry may not be such a good thing once the numbers are more closely inspected. In January of this year, the unemployment rate in construction was a whopping 22.5 percent. By July, it had fallen to 13.6 percent. What changed that could cause such a drastic [&hellip...
Aug
2011
18

Legislation, on the Rocks: Ohio May Put a Bar In the Statehouse

Legislation, on the Rocks: Ohio May Put a Bar In the Statehouse
Open wide, Ohio. Happy hour might be coming to the Statehouse. That’s right. Soon, when the kids have finished their field trips and lessons about the advent of Toledo, your favorite State Senators might be able to freely kick back a few stiff ones with their fellow statesmen in the Capitol. According to an article [&hellip...
Aug
2011
17

OSHA Lists 178 Employers as “Severe Violators.” Half Are In Construction.

OSHA Lists 178 Employers as “Severe Violators.”  Half Are In Construction.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has named 178 different employers as “severe violators” (SVEP) of work health and safety standards. The companies span various professions, but over half are in the construction field. OSHA defines severe violators as “recalcitrant employers who endanger workers by...
Aug
2011
16

Romney Praising Scott Walker, Right-to-Work On The Campaign Trail

Romney Praising Scott Walker, Right-to-Work On The Campaign Trail
Former Massachusetts Governor and current GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is making unions his prime target during his travels across America. From New Hampshire to Iowa, Romney has sung the praises of Right-to-Work laws to anyone who will listen. According to an article by Michael O’Brien for The Hill, organized labor has become...