Labor Issues

Kevin Madden: Minimum Wage Hike Denies 'Opportunity' For 'Bottom Rung Of The Economic Ladder'
CNN contributor Kevin Madden, a former advisor and spokesperson for Mitt Romney (R), said on Sunday that Congress should not raise the minimum wage because it would deny people the "opportunity to grab that bottom rung of the economic ladder." Read more...
Surprise! Low-wage Workers Are More Likely To Be Victims Of Wage Theft
Calling for livable wages is not just about the money, it's about respecting workers. Read more...
A national strike for a living wage and the right to unionize in the fast food and retail sectors has spread across seven cities. Hundreds of workers walked off the job Thursday in Milwaukee, and before that in Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Detroit, Flint and New York City. Read more...
Competing demonstrations brought thousands to Cairo Sunday as protesters in Tahrir Square demanded Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi step down, and others rallied behind the leader near the presidential palace. Read more...
It wouldn't be a Saturday morning on Fox "news" if they didn't have at least five or ten of these type of segments their so-called "business block," bashing unions and blaming workers for the problems with our economy. And as always on these shows, Read more...

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Alan Grayson helps Walmart worker walk off job in 'Black Friday' protest Read more...
Ah yes... somebody's got to look out for those poor, oppressed millionaires and billionaires and stand up to those evil union thugs and Occupy protesters: Malkin Reacts to Union Protests: ‘People Need to Understand That Big Labor Thugs Don’t Read more...
I would really love to see Sam Seder get his own show at either MSNBC or Current TV. He did a fine job filling in for Chris Hayes on Up this weekend, and here's his opening from Sunday's show -- How Republicans are using the crisis of poverty... Read more...
April 23, 1979 - Selling SALT And Windfall Profits.
April 23, 1979. Selling SALT and Windfall Profits. Jimmy Carter back in Washington after Easter vacation. Congress back after Easter Recess. SCOTUS hears arguments regarding Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Assassination in Tehran. Cambodia fighting reported as heavy. Idi Amin lands in Iraq, seeking asylum. Please help keep Newstalgia from extinction. Donate what you can! Read more...
April 18, 1941 - "Yugoslavia Has Ceased To Exist".
April 18, 1941 - Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany. Balkans come under Nazi control. Greece next. British bombers raid Germany. German bombers raid Britain. British public opinion runs against government action. Capitol Hill - Senators accused of trying to get deferments for sons and constituents. Soft Coal strike continues. Bills introduced to prevent strikes in Defense industries. Anticipated heated argument over Convoy Bill. Read more...