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Obama: Right-To-Work Laws Mean ‘Right To Work For Less Money’

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Labor Day Tweet Of The Day: Today We Celebrate The Business Man!

Typically today we celebrate the working men and women of this country. You know, those everyday working people who have built this country with their hands and their sweat. Unfortunately, the Republican Party doesn’t see it that way anymore. For Republican Majority Leader, Eric Cantor, the meaning of Labor Day is to celebrate the businessmen of this country. Sorry workers, the Republican Party just took away your one and only holiday…

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Happy Labor Day! Thank You To The Union Brothers & Sisters Who Made It Possible…

Once again it’s Labor Day, the day we celebrate the American worker. A day that has been brought to you through the blood and sweat of workers and their fight to organize… More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers. Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.” But Peter McGuire’s place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, … Continue reading

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MN GOP Legislators Reject State Union Contracts

Courtesy of The Uptake: MN GOP Legislators Rejects State Union Contracts from The UpTake. Like this? Watch the latest episode of The UpTake on Blip! http://blip.tv/the-uptake/watch Representative Leon Lillie (DFL) argues that state employees should be given the 2% raise that the unions have negotiated with Governor Mark Dayton. Senator Mike Parry (R) and other Republicans oppose the move and shut down debate, voting 6-4 to reject the contract. See all episodes of The UpTake http://blip.tv/the-uptake#EpisodeArchive Visit The UpTake’s series page http://blip.tv/the-uptake

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The Draz Calls Health Benefits DIVISIVE SOCIAL ISSUE

Steve Drazkowski (R) is not at all pleased about state union negotiations. Anyone familiar with “The Draz” will find this less than shocking given the track record of the Republican from Mazeppa for supporting every piece of anti-union legislation he can find in the ALEC database. This time, however, he is displeased for a whole other reason and that is because the state is, according to “The Draz“, “incorporating social issues” into the negotiations process. What outrageous social issues has “The Draz” fired up? “I find it very troubling that our governor is initiating actions to incorporate social issues, very divisive social issues, into these contract proposals and that’s what we’re trying to get to the bottom of here,” Drazkowski said. Has he changed his … Continue reading

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