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Sanders, Pocan introduce legislation to strengthen workers' rights

Published Oct. 10, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) introduced legislation Tuesday that would make it easier for workers to join unions and bargain for better wages, benefits and working conditions, according to a report from Madison365.


Walker's teacher licensing program is a bad idea and another attack on unions

Published Jan. 27, 2015

The "Scott Walker thing" in question is the plan our governor is putting in his budget to allow people with "real-life experience" to become licensed public school teachers, potentially without even a lick of training, student teaching, or other assurance that those people know a single thing about teaching. It's easy to guess why Walker is proposing such a thing -- I'll get to that in a minute -- but let me explain why I agree with my student teacher that it's a terrible idea.


The right to freeload

Published Dec. 9, 2014

Right to work? There is not, right now, in Wisconsin or any other state a prohibition on people working. The act ought to be called the "right to freeload" bill.


Why can't Walker make up his mind?

Published Dec. 8, 2014

For someone who is supposedly so "unintimidated," Gov. Scott Walker sure needs a lot of time to make us his mind. His decision-making process on major issues is starting to resemble a Rube Goldberg machine. We need complex flow charts to understand the governor's positions on a slew of important issues.


Milwaukee workers march for better wages

Published May 15, 2013

Members of Raise Up MKE, a local group with ties to a growing national movement of retail workers, is striking and rallying across Milwaukee today.

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Union Clout vs Corporate Clout

Conservative pundits never tire of reminding us that public employee unions  promote the candidacy of  pro-union politicians,  with whom those same unios negotiate for their members.  This is true. For example, my School Board campaign committee  (Voters for Glazer) ...

Who is More Over Paid, a UAW Autoworker or a CEO?

Steve Jobs reinvented the wheel, putting thousands of people to work and revolutionized the music industry as we know it.  He averages around 20Million in compensation a year.An Autoworker on the other hand has the same skillsets as a construction worker, a machinist, a printer and tool and ...

Help me Milwaukee Liberals, your my only hope!

Please help me understand this Milwaukee, I am just not smart enough to figure this one out.  If the most liberal state in the Country(California) is operating on the I.O.U. system and the most liberal country in the world(France) has record levels of unemployment and protest and the largest...

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