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The Myth of Expansive Workers’ Rights


For many, Labor Day is a chance to seize the remaining vestiges of summer- the final trip to the beach, the last picnic before the weather turns too crisp. But for many politicians and labor activists, it’s a chance to harp on the supposed horrors of American capitalism. Because apparently any wage below $15 an hour is exploitation. As are ...

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Happy American Dream Day?

Trumka and Obama

Most of you know today as Labor Day. What exactly is Labor Day? Sounds like a day to celebrate work, but it isn’t. Maybe it’s a day where we celebrate the ability for women to give birth? Nope, not that either. Labor Day isn’t just a day off with pay. And it’s not BBQ at the beach or a celebration ...

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The Classless Community Organizer Strikes Again

On this past Saturday of the Labor Day weekend that generally marks the end of summer in America, President Obama was in full community/union organizing mode during a speech he gave in Detroit. In an article at, Obama previews jobs plan, warns Republicans against ‘more games’, In that article citing direct quotes from his speech,  we get a glimpse of ...

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Laborious Day… Or… The Behavior of Slugs

Ahh, Labor Day! The first Monday in September. The unofficial end of summer (tell that to those of us south of the Mason-Dixon line). It’s a time to fire up the grill, spend time with family and, of course, reflect on the reason for the season – labor unions. Granted, back in the day, working conditions were not so good ...

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