Working people don't have as much money as the squillionaires trying to buy our democracy, but there are more of us than there are of them. We have boots on the ground to combat the influence of big money in politics.
Teamsters reject contract with Washoe RTC operator Reno Gazette-Journal ...Public transit workers in Washoe County turned down a contract Sunday afternoon with MV Transportation, which manages the county's transit system for the Regional Transportation Commission...
Participation Rate of 25 to 54 Age Men at Record Low Calculated Risk ...The collapse in the labor force participation rate has been one of the key stories of the great recession...
This won't come as a surprise to any of us in the labor movement: the mainstream media is so biased against working people that it won't even report on a federal agency.
Who Will Stand Up to the Superrich? (opinion) New York Times ...Inequality is instead the result of specific policies, including tax policies, championed by Washington Democrats and Republicans alike as they conducted a bidding war for high-rolling donors in election after election...
Congratulations to our friends in Congress who had tough races but won:
Raul Grijalva of Arizona, Loretta Sanchez of California, Sanford Bishop of Georgia, Bruce Braley of Iowa, Barney Frank of Massachusetts, Mike Michaud of Maine, Gary Peters of Michigan, Russ Carnahan of Missouri, Tim Bishop of New York, Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, Peter DeFazio of Oregon, Tim Holden of Pennsylvania and Nick Rahall of West Virginia.
Other friends in Congress we're pleased to see back (and yes, they include Republicans):