N.H. Right to Life likens Obamacare to Nazi atrocities

Images: facebook.com New Hampshire Right to Life PAC shared a message on its Facebook page comparing Obamacare to Nazi atrocities. “Evil must be confronted,” wrote NHRTL president Jane Cormier. “On every front.” The message NHRTL shared was originally posted by Daniel Becker, president of Georgia Right to Life and founder of Personhood Alliance, a national […]

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December 8, 1993

President Bill Clinton signs the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) into law, stating that it “will promote more growth, more equality, better preservation of the environment, and a greater possibility for world peace.” In reality, NAFTA has done the opposite: costing jobs and lowering wages, increasing inequality, and compromising environmental and consumer protections. Source […]

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Defense Bill Includes Shaheen, Ayotte Priorities To Strengthen Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Bill authorizes funding for KC-46A, two Virginia Class submarines, and facilities construction at Pease  (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced today that the negotiated version of the fiscal year (FY) 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes provisions championed by the […]

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Today in labor history for the week of December 8, 2014

December 08Twenty-five unions found the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in Columbus, Ohio; Cigarmaker’s union leader Samuel Gompers is elected president. The AFL’s founding document’s preamble reads: “A struggle is going on in all of the civilized world between oppressors and oppressed of all countries, between capitalist and laborer…” – 1886(There is Power in a […]

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December 7, 1896

Eleven representatives from local unions meet in Chicago to form the National Union of Steam Engineers of America, the forerunner to today’s International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE). Working conditions for construction and stationary workers in the late 1800s were appalling: low wages, 60-90 hour workweeks, and few benefits. Today the IUOE represents 400,000 workers […]

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Senator Liz Warren To Keynote AFL-CIO Summit On Wages

Major Event to Launch Bold Year of Action (Washington, D.C.) – The AFL-CIO announced today that Senator Elizabeth Warren will deliver the keynote address during the first-ever National Summit on Wages next month. On January 7, 2015, at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., Senator Warren will headline a vibrant mix of contributors to the summit […]

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President Obama Defies Democrats And Unions Pushing For The TPP

In really crappy news, President Obama announced today that he is willing to defy Democrats and the labor unions that helped elect him to side with Republicans to push through the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “Those who oppose these trade deals ironically are accepting a status quo that is more damaging to American workers,” Obama said at […]

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Walmart Could, And Should Be Paying $15 An Hour And Would Still Make $10 Billion In Profit

Working families are struggling and Walmart workers symbolize the struggles that millions of Americans are facing.  They work as many hours as their employer will give them and they are still living in poverty. “If you are a man or woman working full-time in this country, it is a crime for you to still be […]

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Retiree’s Will See Massive Increases From ACA’s “Cadillac Tax”

Exorbitant Increase of PBGC Multiemployer Insurance Premium Is Attack on Seniors, Robbing Them of What They Worked for Their Entire Lives “Even Scrooge Couldn’t Stomach Such a Holiday Season Attack on Retirees” Washington, D.C. – LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – today urged Congress to reject a proposal which would dramatically […]

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