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text Labor Needs to Recalibrate and Fight Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer 2013-10-12 2:32 AM
While the U.S. media has been obsessed with the in-fighting between Democrats and Republicans, as well as the recent government shutdown and the global/domestic ramifications of a possible government default, little attention has been paid to a looming disaster confronting working people: Obama is again threatening to cut “entitlement” programs, meaning Social Security and Medicare. (text/plain)

text The UAW Takes One Step Forward, and One Backward Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer 2013-10-10 9:46 AM
Trying to rebound off the ropes, where it has been pummeled for the past several decades, The United Auto Workers (UAW) has launched an aggressive organizing campaign in the South, in line with an AFL-CIO resolution emphasizing organizing there, where unionization rates are weak across the board. (text/plain)

text Detroit’s Retired City Workers in the Crosshairs Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer 2013-06-22 6:21 AM
With Detroit’s finances looking increasingly dire, the city’s creditors are beginning to face off with one another, each trying to minimize their losses. The city’s pension fund, which supports retired city workers, has found itself in direct conflict with a formidable opponent, the bondholders, individuals and institutions that gave the city money in order to enjoy the interest on the loan. (text/plain)

text Detroit’s Retired City Workers in the Crosshairs Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer 2013-06-22 6:17 AM
With Detroit’s finances looking increasingly dire, the city’s creditors are beginning to face off with one another, each trying to minimize their losses. The city’s pension fund, which supports retired city workers, has found itself in direct conflict with a formidable opponent, the bondholders, individuals and institutions that gave the city money in order to enjoy the interest on the loan. (text/plain)

text AFL-CIO’s Own Oil Disaster Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer 2013-03-04 1:11 AM
With less than transparency, the AFL-CIO just issued a statement endorsing “expanding the nation’s pipeline system.” Although it did not explicitly endorse the Keystone XL pipeline, the labor federation nevertheless managed to extend its blessing to the project while hiding behind vague generalities. However, the logic of its position is unambiguous: the federation is in favor of extending pipelines in general and without qualification; the Keystone XL is a pipeline. Therefore logic compels us to infer that the federation supports the extension of the Keystone XL pipeline. (text/plain)

text How To Defend the Public Sector Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer 2013-01-13 8:21 AM
The attacks on the public domain, particularly public education, social services, and the public sector unions that are linked to these services, are coming in rapid-fire succession, sometimes in an overwhelming barrage where the victims have little time to comprehend what is happening and respond effectively. (text/html)

text Corporate Tax Breaks and Jobs Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer 2012-12-16 5:54 AM
It has become an entrenched trend: corporations approach government officials and demand tax breaks, threatening to abandon the city, state or country if the politicians are not forthcoming. (text/plain)

text How Unions Could Do Much Better Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer 2012-09-04 1:03 PM
Workers Action has a new article on by Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer titled “How Unions Could Do Much Better.” (text/plain)

text Inequalities, Taxes, and More Inequalities Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer 2012-08-04 2:47 AM
Thanks to Occupy, most working people are well aware of the growing inequalities in wealth. But for those who lack the specifics, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich provides a useful overview: “…the rich have been getting a larger and larger portion of total income. From 9 percent in 1980, the top 1 percent's take increased to 23.5 percent by 2007. CEOs who in the 1970s took home 40 times the compensation of average workers now rake in 350 times.” (“Confessions of a Class Warrior,” August 22, 2010). (text/plain)

text Taxing the Rich and Its “Left” Critics Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer 2012-07-29 3:03 AM
In a recent article published on the website of Socialist Viewpoint, Chris Kinder criticized those on the left who call for raising taxes on the rich. Identifying himself as a Trotskyist, Mr. Kinder displayed particular displeasure with Trotskyists who embrace this demand. Yet, as we will argue, his arguments fundamentally deviate from the political-strategic framework established by Marx and Engels and developed by Lenin and Trotsky. (text/plain)

text Money, Power, and Politics Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer 2012-06-27 6:17 AM
When it is a question of the efficacy of money in politics and workers fail to put up a fight, money prevails. The moral is: money counts — but only if we let it. (text/plain)

image Obama backs Big Oil Robert Norse 2012-03-09 8:11 AM
Obama backs Big Oil
Keeping gas prices High (image/jpeg)

text tes on RFK, Jr.'s defense of fracking in the Huffington Post Robert Jereski 2011-10-26 5:03 PM
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has finally acknowledged some terrible things about the fracking-for-natural gas industry. This took the good work of a lot of activists outraged at his appearance in ads for the gas industry and his groups' promotion of gas as a 'transition' fuel. Tragically for New York, however, by the middle of his opinion piece, it is clear that he hasn't even convinced himself. (text/plain)

text Excited for having my new phone robert 2011-08-29 9:12 AM

text Tennis game at the park robert 2011-08-28 7:59 AM

comment making change Robert Norse 2011-04-27 9:00 AM

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text Mumia legal update: The Philly DA still wants to execute him! Lead attorney Robert R. Bryan 2008-10-20 6:40 AM
Below is the new legal update from Mumia Abu-Jamal’s lead attorney Robert R. Bryan, concerning Mumia’s appeal to the US Supreme Court. He is appealing the US Third Circuit Court decision denying a new guilt-phase trial or a preliminary hearing that could have led to a new guilt phase trial. The Supreme Court granted Bryan’s request for a 60-day extension, so he will have to submit his petition by Dec. 19, 2008. Significantly, Bryan announces that the Philadelphia DA is appealing the Third Circuit Court’s affirmation of US District Court Judge William Yohn’s 2001 decision, which ‘overturned’ the death penalty and stated that if the DA wants to re-impose the death sentence, they must hold a new penalty-phase jury trial where new evidence of Mumia’s innocence can be presented, BUT, the jury can only decide between a sentence of life without chance of parole or execution. Therefore, if the US Supreme Court rules for the DA and overturns this ruling, Mumia can then be executed without having a new penalty-phase jury trial. The DA will submit their petition by Nov. 19, 2008. (text/plain + 1 comment)

comment the Most popular pictures at the DNC Robert Hass 2008-08-28 7:11 AM

image Unit President Jerry Morton Robert Rossi-Independent Labor Correspondent 2008-05-01 10:43 PM
Unit President Jerry Morton

image JWJ Delivers Petition Robert Rossi-Independent Labor Correspondent 2008-05-01 10:43 PM
JWJ Delivers Petition

image Unit President Jerry Morton Robert Rossi-Independent Labor Correspondent 2008-05-01 10:43 PM
Unit President Jerry Morton

image Mon Valley Shows Support Robert Rossi-Independent Labor Correspondent 2008-05-01 10:43 PM
Mon Valley Shows Support

image Support Locked Out Steelworkers Robert Rossi-Independent Labor Correspondent 2008-05-01 10:43 PM
Support Locked Out Steelworkers

image Locked out Steelworkers Rally, Confront Management Robert Rossi-Independent Labor Correspondent 2008-05-01 10:43 PM
Locked out Steelworkers Rally, Confront Management
On Wednesday, May 1 members of United Steelworkers Local 5032 and their supporters rallied outside Calgon Carbon’s (NYSE: CCC) annual shareholder’s meeting. Union members have been locked out of their jobs at the company’s Neville Island facility for just over two months. The company is demanded that union workers submit to massive cuts in healthcare and pensions before returning to work; locked out union members have stated that they are committed to winning a fair contract that preserves their pensions and keeps healthcare affordable. (image/jpeg + 2 comments)

text S.1959 Could Prohibit Gun-Ownership for many Americans Stan Roberts 2008-01-09 11:31 AM
“The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act." The Thought Crime Bill (text/plain + 1 comment)

text The young Iranian Makvan Moloudzadeh must live! Roberto Malini, Matteo Pegoraro - EveryOne 2007-11-21 9:17 AM
Sign the petition for Life in Iran: http://www.stopexecution.net Send fresh flowers: one white, one red to say yes to a respect for human rights, no to the death sentence. Choose a company that guarantees deliveries to Teheran (Iran), Interflora, for example. Send the two flowers to: - President Mahmud Ahmadinejad - Pasteur Ave - 13168-43311 Tehran - Iran. We suggest you also sign the petition and send an email to the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran: dr-ahmadinejad@president.ir - Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi - Ministry of Justice - Ministry of Justice Building, Panzdah-Khordad Square - Tehran - Iran. Email: info@dadgostary-tehran.ir (text/plain)

text Iran granted a pardon to the young homosexual Makvan Roberto Malini, Glegys Robinson 2007-11-17 3:03 PM
President Ahmadinejad and the Iranian judges have granted a pardon to the young homosexual Makvan Mouloodzadeh (text/plain)

text Nuclear Energy: The Answer is Blowing in the Wind Robert Dietrich II 2007-10-04 4:25 PM
This Essay looks at Nuclear Energy as the answer to our energy needs. It compares it to the green energy sources such as Wind And Solar energy. (text/plain)

text Computerization of voting in Brazil Robert Petersen 2006-10-24 9:52 AM
I will present a summary of the computerization of voting in Brazil, but before that, it's necessary to explain some characteristics of the organization of the electoral power so that it can be understood, because some things happened that could lead to misunderstanding. (text/plain)

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