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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 U.S. State Department approved visa program designed to promote cultural exchange and international understanding.  He […]

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at February 25, 2011 | 5:00 pm | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

Today marks the debut of Rock The Capital Minute. Yes, for those sticklers on some days it will run slightly less, and on most days it will go over the one-minute mark. Here, we will go over some of the highlights of the day, and quite often we will preview some of the pieces we are working on. As always we appreciate your comments […]

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Contrasting Realities in Wisconsin

By at February 23, 2011 | 1:18 pm | 3 Comments

Contrasting Realities in Wisconsin

Scott Paterno returns with the conclusion of his insight and perspective of what continues to unfold in Wisconsin. Paterno suspects unions are trying to scare the middle class by saying that middle wage earners will vanish without the power of unions and collective bargaining.

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A Birdseye view of Pennsylvania’s Stake in Wisconsin

By at February 23, 2011 | 12:38 pm | 2 Comments

A Birdseye view of Pennsylvania’s Stake in Wisconsin

(By Rick Smith) Representative Fred Clark of Wisconsin took time off the Wisconsin House Floor to help relate the situation to Pennsylvania. We talked about how Govenor Walker’s attack on our rights is “Part of a national agenda to eliminate public employee unions.” He made it clear that “This is a game changer… Nobody campaigned […]

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Pennsylvania squarely in President Obama’s State of the Union

By at January 26, 2011 | 9:59 am | 0 Comment

Pennsylvania squarely in President Obama’s State of the Union

President Obama’s State of the Union Speech lacked his trademark energy. Obama talked about the need to improve education and invest in renewable energy. He offered up a plan to win in a global economy that is becoming increasingly competitive. The atmosphere in the gallery was cordial and refined in the weeks after the deadly shooting in Arizona that left Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in critical condition.

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