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Laborers fight for safe working conditions while the media chases right wing protesters

Excerpt: While big media has focused on protests organized by covidiots, one hundred and ninety worker actions resulting from refusing to be victims of COVID-19 are largely ignored.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Healthcare, World Commmunity
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The Trump regime’s incompetence is holding up financial assistance for small businesses

Excerpt: Small businesses are dealing with a double whammy: the novel coronavirus pandemic and the Trump regime's incompetent response to it.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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2014 should be the year of the worker

Excerpt: We’ve been in the post-reces­sion recov­ery peri­od for five years. It is time to shape what the next-gen­er­a­tion work place needs to look like. The year of the work­er needs to build on our new-found con­fi­dence that we can cre­ate a more fair econ­o­my, not just set­tle for what the econ­o­my used to be or […]
Written by:Gael Tarleton
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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President Barack Obama nominates Janet Yellen to be the next Federal Reserve Chair

Excerpt: His­to­ry was made today at the White House when Pres­i­dent Barack Oba­ma announced that he has decid­ed to for­mal­ly nom­i­nate Janet Yellen as the next chair­per­son of the Board of Gov­er­nors of the Fed­er­al Reserve Sys­tem. Yellen, who cur­rent­ly serves as vice chair of the board, would be (if con­firmed) the first woman and the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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Let’s not forget: House Republicans forced this federal government shutdown to happen

Excerpt: We are almost through Day One of the first major shut­down of the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment in sev­en­teen years, and sad­ly, it still appears that House Repub­li­cans are unwill­ing and unready to do their jobs. They could have eas­i­ly avert­ed the shut­down days ago by sim­ply pass­ing the con­tin­u­ing bud­get res­o­lu­tion the Sen­ate sent them, and […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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Republicans shamelessly block Patty Murray’s veterans jobs bill in U.S. Senate

Excerpt: As if we need­ed fur­ther proof that Repub­li­cans aren’t inter­est­ed in help­ing cre­ate jobs and strength­en­ing eco­nom­ic secu­ri­ty for Amer­i­cans, the Noto­ri­ous G.O.P (which stands for Grave­yard of Progress these days) has blocked Sen­a­tor Pat­ty Mur­ray’s vet­er­ans jobs bill from com­ing up for a vote in the U.S. Sen­ate, effec­tive­ly killing it for the year: […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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Teamsters, UFCW file legal challenge seeking to have Costco’s I‑1183 overturned

Excerpt: Two unions that rep­re­sent work­ing fam­i­lies who would be adverse­ly harmed by the imple­men­ta­tion of Cost­co’s Ini­tia­tive 1183 filed suit today in King Coun­ty Supe­ri­or Court seek­ing to have the mea­sure strick­en in its entire­ty as uncon­sti­tu­tion­al. Team­sters Local 174 and UFCW Local 21 con­tend that I‑1183 vio­lates Arti­cle II, § 19 of Wash­ing­ton’s Con­sti­tu­tion, which […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Litigation
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Unemployment falls to lowest level in two and a half years, Department of Labor says

Excerpt: The Bureau of Labor Sta­tis­tics today released a report sum­ma­riz­ing the state of the econ­o­my for the just end­ed month of Novem­ber. Turns out our nation’s unem­ploy­ment rate has gone down. Here’s Bloomberg with more details: Job gains in the U.S. picked up last month and the unem­ploy­ment rate unex­pect­ed­ly fell to the low­est lev­el […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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Right wing economic liberty myths simply don’t square with reality

Excerpt: Part of our work here at the North­west Pro­gres­sive Insti­tute is to pro­vide you, our read­ers, and fel­low pro­gres­sive activists with infor­ma­tion that can be used to counter the talk­ing points lies, half-truths, and decep­tion par­rot­ed by con­ser­v­a­tive talk radio hosts, talk­ing heads and polit­i­cal oper­a­tives. Here are two cas­es where the truth is entire­ly […]
Written by:Ken
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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Borders prepares to liquidate

Excerpt: Bor­ders, the sec­ond largest book­store chain in the Unit­ed States, will soon be going out of busi­ness. The com­pa­ny announced today that it had run out of time to reor­ga­nize itself and would wind down its oper­a­tions. Bor­ders said in a news release that it will pro­ceed with a pro­pos­al by Hilco and the Gor­don […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Views & Reviews
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