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Scott Walker Fights For Americans, But Which Americans?

It’s worth noting that even as he is supported by a scowling segment of the population, Scott Walker is calling for a return of the Patriot Act, and its massive surveillance of Americans’ private communications by the federal government. […]

Three Graphs: Per Capita GDP Up, Worker Productivity Up, Worker Pay Stagnant in the USA

Three graphs:

Source: USDA Economic Research Service

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

The juxtaposition speaks. How do you respond?

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Jeb Bush Fact Check: Is Declining Worker Productivity to Blame for America’s Economic Rut?

Jeb Bush said it July 8 in an interview with the New Hampshire Union Leader:

New Hampshire Union Leader: Anything specific?

Jeb Bush: “We’re working on a strategy to, that’s kind of under, let’s say, my aspiration for the country, and I believe we can achieve it, is 4% growth as far as the […]

DesignTShirtsFree[Dot]Com and SunFrog Shirts: “Printed in the USA”… but MADE in a Sweatshop

Today, some cheesehead from a website called DesignTShirtsFree[Dot]Com posted a spam comment at Irregular Times, advertising for some fairly stupid t-shirts with “Keep Calm and [BLANK] On” and “It’s a [BLANK] Thing… You Wouldn’t Understand” printed on them, selling for $25 a pop. On most days, I’d just delete the stupid piece of spam and […]

Why Do Corporations Need Weeks To React Before Workers Hold Union Elections?

Corporations want to delay labor union elections because they seek to interfere in the elections, and intimidate workers from supporting union leaders of their own choice. […]

Despite Improvement, Complaint Backlog at DOL Wage and Hour Division is Worse than Under Bush

The staff of the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor are tasked with investigating worker complaints to make sure that workers aren’t being abused by employers who exploit labor laws — by withholding pay, by refusing to grant overtime, by employing child labor, and otherwise exploiting people who are desperate for […]

On Super Bowl Sunday, Time for a Legislative Gut Check

Number of years that the federal minimum wage has been in decline, accounting for inflation: 6

Number of American workers earning the federal minimum wage or less: 3.3 million

Number of bills before the 114th Congress to raise the federal minimum wage: 1

Number of Congressional cosponsors for legislation to raise the minimum wage: 19

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Jeb Bush Record of Dirty Leadership Revealed at Swisher Hygiene

Jeb Bush has demonstrated, through his failed business leadership at Swisher Hygiene, that he has the same character flaws that led to the loss of thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars under his brother’s presidency. […]

Jeb Bush Work At Rayonier Shows Poor Management Skills

If I worked at Rayonier, I wouldn’t support keeping Jeb Bush on the company’s Board of Directors. […]

Honeybee Class Warfare

It’s Labor Day, but I just can’t bear to reiterate the awful facts about economic inequality in the United States. I could tell you about the insights from the latest article from the Journal of Economic Inequality, but I would have to pay $44.95 for access to that article, and I just don’t have that […]

Legislation Will Ban Imports Made With Slave And Indentured Labor

U.S. Representative Ron Kind has introduced legislation, H.R. 5247, that would close the consumptive demand loophole. If H.R. 5247 is signed into law, imports of items made by slaves, prisoners and indentured workers would be absolutely banned, without exception. […]