Unions are fighting for their lives, in addition to the minds of their students.
Teachers are Striking Because We Are On Their Side (It's Working)
"We pay such lip service to kids, and then we nickle and dime them to death," Maher said.
Shaniqua Davis, a fast food worker in New York City, talks about the struggles she faces trying to raise a family on the federally mandated minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.
If anyone was not already acquainted with the standard fare offered up on Fox every Saturday during their so-called "business block" where they spend week after week trashing unions, the poor and the working class in general, they got a pretty good dose of what watching those shows on a regular basis is like if they caught John Oliver's opening segment on The Daily Show this Thursday.
As we already discussed here, with fast food workers across the country organizing strikes to demand a living wage, fighting against the likes of the Koch brothers and their ilk, who don't think we need any minimum wage at all, Stephen Colbert took McDonald's to task for their financial advice website for employees.
As Chris Hayes noted in the opening of his show this Monday, former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was known for pulling no punches and "out of deference to that legacy, we should pull none ourselves" and reminded his viewers of some of the "hallmarks" of Thatcher's career.
The Overpass Light Brigade Strikes Again...
April 26, 1964 - LBJ Announces substantial Nuclear Weapons reduction. Khruschev announces similar reduction. Cuba tensions resume. Dean Rusk returns from Saigon with upbeat assessment. Robert McNamara concedes winning in Vietnam "will take time". Railroad Union settlement reached. LBJ tours Appalachia promoting War On Poverty legislation. Civil Rights Bill at a standstill. Threatened "stall-ins" at opening of Worlds Fair don't materialize, but 300 Civil Rights demonstrators arrested.
January 19, 1987 - the Battle of Basra continues in the seemingly endless (going on 7 year) Iran-Iraq War. A suspect in the TWA Flight 847 Hijacking in 1985 is being held in Bonn, West Germany. Fears of terrorist reprisals. U.S. entry in Americas Cup wins latest round. Long Island Railroad on strike for 2nd day. 22,000 Steelworkers urged to approve new contact with USX. Dollar sinks to new low in Tokyo and Martin Luther King's Birthday is celebrated in 37 states.
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