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‘Made in America’ Just a Political Slogan to Conservatives

By at February 10, 2015 | 1:01 pm | 0 Comment

‘Made in America’ Just a Political Slogan to Conservatives

Conservatives in Congress have once again proven they are un-American and unpatriotic. This time, it’s because of their fierce approval for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

The pipeline, being built and run by TransCanada, will bring tar sands… Read the rest

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Labor Day Assignment: Educating the Uninformed

By at September 2, 2014 | 11:14 am | 0 Comment

Labor Day Assignment: Educating the Uninformed

It’s Labor Day weekend, the schools have been in session about a week, and the disgruntled voices of a minority drone on. Their screeching refrain, often in letters to the editor and talk show call-ins, is familiar:

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Labor Not Represented in Management of ‘The People’s Universities’

By at December 14, 2011 | 7:20 am | 1 Comments

Labor Not Represented in Management of ‘The People’s Universities’

Although more than one million Pennsylvanians are members of labor unions, and the state has a long history of worker exploitation and union activism, neither of the two largest university systems has a labor representative on its governing board.

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Crocodile Tears on a Cash Register Patriotism

By at September 14, 2011 | 8:28 am | 11 Comments

Crocodile Tears on a Cash Register Patriotism

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Walter Brasch has written dozens of columns, human interest stories, and investigative articles about 9/11 and its effects. He was one of the first to write about the PATRIOT Act violating civil liberties and parts of the Constitution.Read the rest

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The Debt Ceiling Crisis: Let’s Get Personal

By at August 25, 2011 | 9:09 am | 1 Comments

The Debt Ceiling Crisis: Let’s Get Personal

You have a credit card with a $25,000 limit.

Because you have a good job, you only have $6,000 on the card, and routinely pay the monthly statement and a little extra on the principal.

But then you decide you… Read the rest

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Not so sweet: Hershey’s exploits student workers to avoid paying living wages in Pennsylvania

By at August 19, 2011 | 12:44 pm | 0 Comment

Not so sweet: Hershey’s exploits student workers to avoid paying living wages in Pennsylvania

Godwin is a Nigerian student who heard about a great opportunity to learn about American culture and hone his English skills in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  He was excited when he learned he was accepted to be a part of a special… Read the rest

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The Economy is on a roll, and the payoff for some is Huge

By at May 6, 2011 | 11:21 am | 1 Comments

The Economy is on a roll, and the payoff for some is Huge

April, yes the month of showers, amounted to something more than measurable inches. The Labor Department out with its latest numbers shows that employers added about 245,000 people to their payrolls last month.

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The U.S. Economy: A Diamond in the Rough

By at April 1, 2011 | 1:28 pm | 26 Comments

The U.S. Economy: A Diamond in the Rough

A bounce in a better direction for America’s economy; the Labor Department out with its latest numbers on employment say the private-sector created 216,000 jobs in March, beating most economists’ predictions.

That number was strong enough to send the national unemployment rate to 8.8 percent; it had been stuck at about… Read the rest

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 1, 2011 | 9:16 am | 958 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In This Edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan says his country will beat the nuclear crisis and rebound to build the safest systems anywhere. It has been three weeks since and earthquake and tsunami struck Japan. The U.S Transportation Department says safer cars, fewer drunk drivers, and use of seat belts is credited for the fewest number of deaths on roadways since 1949. The Department of Labor releases job numbers. Economists are under the impression 190,000 jobs were created last month.

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More and More

By at March 1, 2011 | 12:33 pm | 952 Comments

More and More

As Rock The Capital’s Scott Paterno duly notes, unions have accomplished so much over the past 120 years what is left to achieve? Paterno finds higher salaries, which in the end government can’t afford.

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