Posts Tagged ‘Chaz Bolte’

Aug
2011
16

L.A. Football Stadium Likely To Become The City’s Latest Union-Built Job-Creator

L.A. Football Stadium Likely To Become The City’s Latest Union-Built Job-Creator
The Los Angeles City Council has announced that it will be getting a new football stadium that aims to be ready by the 2016 season. Along with the NFL stadium, a new convention center and two parking structures will be built adjacent to the Staples Center and L.A. Live. According to MyFoxLA, the proposal would [&hellip...
Aug
2011
15

ISSA-LATIONIST: House Committee Head Tries to Bring Down the NLRB In Advance of 2012 Election

ISSA-LATIONIST: House Committee Head Tries to Bring Down the NLRB In Advance of 2012 Election
If Democrats have been waiting for the battle that they must fight to the death…this is it. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-CA, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, has put in motion an all-out war on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that desires no other endgame than for it to be [&hellip...
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Aug
2011
15

IBEW Local 96 Members Take On The Post-Tornado Cleanup Of Sturbridge, MA

Nate Daniel and his fellow International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 96 members saw the distress that June tornadoes imposed on their Sturbridge, MA neighbors and felt compelled to help. The tornadoes that took four lives and seriously injured over 80 others left downed trees and debris littering the streets weeks after the...
Aug
2011
12

How to Help the Families of the Navy SEALs Lost In the Recent Helicopter Crash

How to Help the Families of the Navy SEALs Lost In the Recent Helicopter Crash
In memory of the 17 Navy SEALs and the 5 Naval Special Warfare forces who gave their lives serving their country in Afghanistan on August 6th, visit the Navy SEALs Foundation website where you can learn more about what the organization does for the families of Navy SEALs who lose their life defending our country. [&hellip...
Aug
2011
12

Only Chile and Mexico Tax Their People and Companies Less Than the U.S.

Only Chile and Mexico Tax Their People and Companies Less Than the U.S.
Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail, has recently published an excellent article about the need for the United States to raise its taxes, especially on the wealthiest Americans, as part of finding a long term solution to the debt problem. Simply speaking about raising taxes is enough to throw the average American into a patriotic [&hellip...
Aug
2011
12

“Democrats need to find out what they stand for and get busy standing for it.”

“Democrats need to find out what they stand for and get busy standing for it.”
In a very well written piece, “Which Side Are You On?”, writer Andrew Cole calls out the Democratic Party for doing nothing but trying to elect other Democrats and riffs on other lessons learned from the Wisconsin recall elections. His article argues that Democrats blew an opportunity to make the recall elections about what the...
Aug
2011
11

Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray Takes Scott Brown to Task on Transportation Funding

Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray Takes Scott Brown to Task on Transportation Funding
Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray sharpened the attack on Republican Senator Scott Brown this week, claiming that he is reluctant to lead on controversial issues as they come through Congress. The strong words come as Congress has been criticized by many for not being able to pass a long-term reauthorization of transportation funding. He was...
Aug
2011
11

“Pink Slip Rick” Gives Floridians The Chance to Robo-Call Governor Rick Scott

Since taking the oath of office, Florida Governor Rick Scott has been interrupting his constituents with a multitude of annoying, afternoon robocalls. Now, Pink Slip Rick Scott wants to give Floridians the chance to get revenge. A trip to the site allows you to sign up to record your own robo-call. On August 15th, the [&hellip...
Aug
2011
11

“A majority of Americans believe that unions exert a positive influence on working conditions.”

The question, ‘Do Americans think unions help everyone?’ has been asked by writer Matthew DiCarlo at Shankerblog.org. The article compares global views on the importance of labor unions to working conditions and shows some interesting results. Much of the data used in the article was taken from the International Social Survey Programme...
Aug
2011
10

Arizona Now Pushing Paycheck Deception, Restrictions On Public Assembly

Arizona Now Pushing Paycheck Deception, Restrictions On Public Assembly
A State Attorney in Arizona is asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by local unions that seeks to overturn two laws passed earlier this year that would greatly limit union effectiveness. The statutes in question place limits on where and when unions can protest and make it tougher for unions to collect [&hellip...
Aug
2011
10

No Friend of Labor: Romney Offers Meddlesome Endorsement of NH Right-to-Work Law

No Friend of Labor: Romney Offers Meddlesome Endorsement of NH Right-to-Work Law
Former Massachusetts Governor and current GOP Presidential Candidate, Mitt Romney, told Republican voters in Concord that they should be contacting their elected officials and demanding that New Hampshire become a Right-to-Work (RTW) state because, “the labor policy spurs job growth”. The Concord Monitor reported that Romney said,...
Aug
2011
10

“Rebuilding our infrastructure goes hand in hand with how to reinvigorate our economy.”

“Rebuilding our infrastructure goes hand in hand with how to reinvigorate our economy.”
Building America’s Future (BAF), a bipartisan, national infrastructure coalition co‐chaired by Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I‐NYC), former Governor Ed Rendell (D-PA) and former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R‐CA), has released shocking new numbers that show how far behind America’s investment in infrastructure is lagging. In 2005,...