Posts Tagged ‘Chaz Bolte’

Aug
2011
10

Cast Your Vote For Worst Governor Ever

Cast Your Vote For Worst Governor Ever
A new site launched by the Transport Workers Union (TWU), Worst Governor Ever, offers a hilarious take on the new wave of Tea Party Governors and their all-out war on everything Obama. The not-quite-look-alike Scott Walker, John Kasich, Paul LePage and Rick Scott impersonators supply some levity as they attempt to “outworst” each...
Aug
2011
9

Scott Walker’s Radical Agenda Has Cost Wisconsin More Than 2,000 Jobs

Scott Walker’s Radical Agenda Has Cost Wisconsin More Than 2,000 Jobs
After promising to bring jobs to Wisconsin when elected Governor, Scott Walker has seen 19 plants close and 2,207 workers get laid off. Many other potential jobs have been pulled from Wisconsin because of Walker’s policies. Uppity Wisconsin shows a list of all the companies that have had to lay off workers since mass radical [&hellip...
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Aug
2011
8

Enough With The Polling! Get On The Bus!

Enough With The Polling! Get On The Bus!
The recall of six Republican State Senators in Wisconsin takes place tomorrow. The country will be fixated on the outcome, with the TV and Internet (ever heard of it?) providing raucous and divergent interpretations of what it means for the future of the state and the nation. The recall efforts, which grew out of the [&hellip...
Aug
2011
8

Construction Employment Is Up Slightly For The First Time In Five Years

Construction Employment Is Up Slightly For The First Time In Five Years
According to Calculated Risk, construction employment numbers are up slightly this year, but still down 2.194 million jobs from April of 2006. This is the first time in five years that residential construction numbers have been on the rise. These numbers, although small, give some hope to a sector which has spent half of a [&hellip...
Aug
2011
8

Veterans Often Lack the Specific Credentials to Translate Their Military Skills Into Civilian Jobs

Many veterans are returning home to find that they are not “qualified” to do the civilian equivalent of jobs that they had been doing in the military. According to an article by Alexandra Alper, this is one of the biggest hurdles for returning veterans looking to reacclimate to civilian life. The soldiers have experience in [&hellip...
Aug
2011
6

New York Iron Worker Lands Good Morning America Gig, Belting Out the Classics

New York Iron Worker Lands Good Morning America Gig, Belting Out the Classics
Everyone in New York has the potential to be the next big star or at least get their 15 minutes of fame. It’s even true for Union construction workers in downtown Manhattan, it turns out, and Gary Russo is proof. The foreman from Iron Workers Local 40 has been serenading people on 2nd Avenue during [&hellip...
Aug
2011
5

Debt Deal Could Cost U.S. 1.8 Million Jobs

Debt Deal Could Cost U.S. 1.8 Million Jobs
Republicans and Democrats are still taking as many press opportunities as possible to congratulate themselves for their just-to-to-get-by-partisan work in avoiding a debt crisis, but that may change soon. The Economic Policy Institute has released figures that suggest the newly signed debt deal could cost the country 1.8 million jobs in 2012....
Aug
2011
4

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Tells a Tea Party Leader He Won’t Pursue Right-to-Work

During a meeting of the Ottawa County Tea Party Patriots in Zeeland, Michigan, State Representative Amanda Price reaffirmed what Governor Rick Snyder proclaimed earlier this year to members of the state’s Building Trades unions: that “Michigan is not Wisconsin” and that he will not sign a Right-to-Work (RTW) bill into law....
Aug
2011
4

New Bill Forces Obama to Make the Keystone XL Call By November 1st

New Bill Forces Obama to Make the Keystone XL Call By November 1st
House Republicans have pushed a bill through that would force President Barack Obama to make a decision on the Keystone XL expansion project by November 1st. The project would build a pipeline to deliver 700,000 barrels of Canadian oil per day to Texas to be refined by American companies. It would create tens of thousands [&hellip...
Aug
2011
3

Million-Dollar Home Buyer Incentive Created Through Union Partnership in St. Louis

Million-Dollar Home Buyer Incentive Created Through Union Partnership in St. Louis
Missouri unions have pooled together money for a program called “Neighborhoods Built By Your Neighbors” to help stimulate a stagnant economy that has seen union tradesmen suffer 30% unemployment. According to an article by Evan Binns from BizJournal.com, the idea was conceptualized by John Eilermann, Jr. the Chairman and CEO of McBride...
Aug
2011
3

The Link Between the Decline In Union Membership and Growing Income Inequality

The Link Between the Decline In Union Membership and Growing Income Inequality
Bruce Western, Professor of Sociology at Harvard, has released a new study showing the link between the decline in union membership and growing income inequality in America. The study, released in the American Sociological Review, shows that deunionization is one of the main culprits in the squeezing of the Middle Class. Our study underscores the...
Aug
2011
3

House Republicans Send the Clean Water Act, 40 Years of Progress Downstream

House Republicans Send the Clean Water Act, 40 Years of Progress Downstream
Last week, the Republican led House of Representatives passed a bill titled The Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act, or HR 2018, which will likely erase much of the progress made in the past 40 years by environmentalists trying to protect the nation’s water supply. The war against the environment makes little sense, in that clean [&hellip...