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    Labor vs Management War Looms

Labor vs Management War Looms

Republicans have worked hard to break labor unions across the United States. In the process, minimum wage has become the standard for many of our nation’s largest corporations. The country’s largest retailer Wal-Mart pays only slightly more than the bare minimum. The fast food industry is no longer comprised of high school and college student workers, many are single mothers, or fathers who are forced to work two and even

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    Fast Food Workers are not Animals

Fast Food Workers are not Animals

When I first walked into a McDonald’s, my impression was of a small business. It appeared to be a fun place to work, and the smiling employees were happy. That was over 50 years ago; I know better now. Fast food employees are virtually slave labor. They work at the discretion of management and receive an unlivable wage. If they fail to work any and all assigned hours they lose

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    Chris Christie Just Doesn’t get it

Chris Christie Just Doesn’t get it

 Once considered a front runner as the Republican Presidential Nominee in 2016, events in 2014 may have derailed his hopes. Statements in the last week indicate that Chris Christie just doesn’t get it. The Governor of New Jersey displayed a solid Republican attitude which ignores the plight of the poor, the rights and needs of women, and the working class. His year began with ‘Bridgegate,’ and although Christie was not

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