Category Archives: Labor Power Loss

Is the power of labor not only falling but being suppressed? Are court rulings favoring corporations over unions? Are new court appointees more likely to be pro business? Have unions been added to the enemy list? Is union busting being sanctioned by government action or inaction? Are employees afraid that if they unionize, the store may be closed? Are national unions splitting apart? When will laws that protect workers trying to unionize be repealed? When will unions be subsumed through government mandated guilds for both employers and employees heavily weighted in favor of the corporations and their owners? When will unions be outlawed? How far is too far?

Tracking the Growth of American Authoritarianism

“Can There Really Be Fascist People In A Democracy?”
Libertarians are stealthily taking over America.

Since the 1971 Powell Memo, America has moved closer and closer to Fascism.

 

Right to Slave Wages is Now Possible as Your Own CEO.

Another example of information you won’t get from profit centric MSM that must keep its profit master happy by entertaining the masses: Steven Hill has written Raw Deal. Using companies like Uber and AirBnB, Hill discusses the next move in … Continue reading

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Why Do The ONE% Keep Getting Richer?

An updated report on growing income inequality between America’s profit makers and profit takers shows the growth of income for the profit takers – the top ONE%, who are making at least $394,000/year for 2012. The table below shows how … Continue reading

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Labor Is Dealt Two New Blows – Both Limit NLRB

The following is from Thom Hartmann: You need to know this. For decades, unions have been fighting to preserve workers’ rights, but that fight just got a lot more difficult. [Thursday], two separate events illustrated just how extreme the war … Continue reading

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Minimum Wage, Wage Theft and The Free Market at Work – Is it Fixable?

The post 80’s ideas of keeping the minimum wage suppressed and not rewarding workers, profit creators, for their productivity increases of the last three decades must stop. The decisions of the supply side free market and most of its leaders, … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3/26/2010

But, first a thought on the future: Voting is like driving a car … Choose (D) to move forward, Or (R) to go backward. The above is from a bumper sticker I saw. And now, the Bad Deeds:   Lousy … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-30-2009

Mike and Sarah Palin are the far right of the far right. They hate what America is becoming – not like them. They want it back and if they can’t have it, no one can. If the can’t have it, they can’t wait for the apocalypse. Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-6-2009

We Will All Pay Dearly if Health Care Reform is Not Enacted – Every American has a direct stake in health care reform. Every citizen faced with soaring health care bills, every one of the 14,000 who lose their health … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3-12-2009

To Conservatives, Bipartisanship is Forcing Others to Agree With Them – From the Conservative Political Action Conference, “To us, bipartisanship is them being forced to agree with us, after we have politically cleaned their clocks and beaten them.” Yes, that … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 1-28-2009

  FBI Saw Mortgage Fraud Early; Took No Action – The FBI was aware for years of “pervasive and growing” fraud in the mortgage industry that eventually contributed to America’s financial meltdown, but did not take definitive action to stop … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-1-2008

Texas Prosecutes Little Old Ladies for Voter Fraud – Willie Ray was a 69-year-old African-American City Council member from Texarkana who wanted her granddaughter, Jamillah Johnson, to learn about civil rights and voting during the 2004 presidential election. The pair … Continue reading

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Bush Appointees Create Third Class of Worker – And Exempts Them from Union Representation

On October 3, 2006, the five member National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled by a 3 to 2 vote to ‘clarify’ the definition of a ‘supervisor’ to favor employers and oppose employees. The vote had three Bush appointees supporting the … Continue reading

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An American Caste System In the Works? – Rich Make Significant Strides While Poor Fall Farther

A full-time worker making the minimum wage earns $5.15 an hour. (no raise since 1997) Last year, the CEO of Wal-Mart earned $3,500 an hour. (679 times what the minimum-wage earner makes) The CEO of Halliburton earned about $8,300 an … Continue reading

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More Corporate Failure – And a Win for Labor?

In Has America’s Greatest Generation Begat The Failure Generation?, I summarized the introduction to “The Rise of the Rogue Executive,” where the authors point out, “Business scandals are just another part of the stream of daily news that is full … Continue reading

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As Membership Wains, So Does Labor Power

As a percentage of the workforce, union membership peaked around 1960 and has declined to one fourth of that. Continue reading

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The WAWG Index

This index attempts to ‘measure’ the extent to which the list of 14 characteristics monitored by this blog apply to the United States over time.   The index will be determined monthly as a percent change from the previous month. … Continue reading

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