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Category Archives: Labor

Wage Weasels Ripped Your Flesh


If one is properly attuned, even the most innocuous seeming news story can be rife with outrage. For instance. I do not usually have the time to read the USA Toady, which is delivered with the local newspaper each morning, but this morning was enjoying a leisurely breakfast out and so had time to do […]

Which Side Are You On?


I want to explain something to you about labor unions. Labor unions didn’t fight for weekends and 40-hour work weeks because they were concerned with procuring you more leisure time. And they did not press for child labor laws because they believed that children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the […]

Jobs = Labor. Labor = Jobs.


I have just heard new congressional candidate Alan Grayson (yes, he’s running again, I shall have to see if I can get a few scheckels behind him, and I mean literally, where I work now they pay in scheckels) say something on the radio as a guest of Mr. Thom Hartmann, that we have been […]

Get A Job


I logged on this morning thinking I was about to be redundant. I’m still going to be redundant. Just not so much so. Because I went first to enjoy a little news. And as it happens, today’s news dovetails exactly with what I wanted to write about. I love it when that happens. Though, I […]

Get Your Minimum Daily Allowance at Workers Independent News


Nobody else is covering this story. House Republicans once again thumbed their noses at American workers last week by voting to give $310 million of taxpayer dollars to reward the owners of the Avondale (La.) shipyard for shutting down and putting nearly 5,000 people out of work. The House rejected by a margin of 246-177 […]



Cheers to PB for an excellent post regarding the seeming anti-nexus of bottom-line worship and the interest of safety. An addendum to his observation that may or may not come back at a later date to bite me in the ass: When’s the last time you heard of a horrific nuclear accident in France? The […]



A teabagger, a union member, and a CEO are sitting at a table with a dozen cookies. The CEO immediately takes 11 cookies for himself, and then turns to the teabagger and says, “Watch out for that union guy. He wants part of your cookie.”

Today We Are All Wisconsinites


Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. (Abraham Lincoln, from his message to the U.S. Congress of Dec. 3, 1861) Are you aware that […]

President Underpants Gnome


From last evening’s State Of The Union speech… This is our generation’s Sputnik moment. Two years ago, I said that we needed to reach a level of research and development we haven’t seen since the height of the Space Race. In a few weeks, I will be sending a budget to Congress that helps us […]

Can’t Say They Never Warned Us