If House Republicans prevail and their move to overturn fair and democratic election rules for air and rail workers remains in the final version of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill (H.R. 658), the White House warned yesterday that President Obama would veto the bill.
International solidarity travels both ways. Workers under attack in the United States have received strong support from workers around the world and they have come to the aid of their brothers and sisters when they needed help and support.
UPDATE: Walker has removed the image from his Facebook page here.
Today’s word is duplicitous. Let’s use it in a sentence. If Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) claimed that he had the support of the AFL-CIO, that would be duplicitous. Now let’s use our Thesaurus to find similar words. Try these—double-dealing, tricky, deceitful, fraudulent, misleading, deceptive.
As we approach Tuesday, April 5, the first anniversary of the deadly blast at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch (W.Va.) mine that killed 29 coal miners, the nation’s top mine safety official today called for tougher laws and bigger penalties for safety violators.
While Republican lawmakers like House Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) continue their efforts to repeal the new health care reform law, last week Vermont moved a step closer to universal health care coverage when the state House of Representatives passed sweeping health care legislation, Said House Speaker Shap Smith (D):
This bill takes our state one step closer to a system that ensures that all Vermonters have access to the care they deserve and contains costs.
Stan Johnson, Sid Hatch and Mike Langyelwere surprised when they were asked by Gov. Scott Walker’s staff representatives and the Milwaukee police department’s professional performance division to leave a press conference this afternoon on education reform.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s assault on workers’ freedom to bargain has spurred more workers to consider joining a union. In response to a surge of interest on the part of non-union sheet metal workers across Wisconsin, the Sheet Metal Workers’ (SMWIA) launched a new campaign this week to make Wisconsin Open for Workers again.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) finally decided to do what most any other law-abiding citizen would do—obey a judge’s order. Walker administration officials told the Associated Press today that he will comply with a restraining order he defied last week that puts a temporary halt on his law that guts collective bargaining rights for public employees.