Monday, February 23, 2009

Does America Still Need Labor Unions?

The Employee Free Choice Act, or “Card Check” for short, is one of the most controversial measures Congress faces this year. The bill—first introduced in the Senate in 2007 by Ted Kennedy and co-sponsored by then-Senators Barack Obama and Joe Biden—would make it easier for workers to join unions and would tighten penalties for employers who try to stop them. Supporters such as Human Rights Watch and the NAACP say the bill provides important protections for the middle class. Opponents like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Restaurant Association say it increases labor costs and hurts the bottom line. Both sides have spent millions on lobbyists and advertising to make their case. READ MORE HERE>>>


Monday, February 09, 2009

Governor Tim Kaine Answers Economic Recovery Questions

Governor Tim Kaine answers questions sent in by Organizing For America members ahead of February 7th house parties.


Sunday, February 08, 2009

Stimulus Economic Recovery Plan Update

Senate to vote Tuesday on stimulus plan.

Senate negotiators reached agreement on a roughly $780 billion stimulus package, which aims to use tax cuts and spending to help jump-start the economy. Many Republicans say they still oppose the measure, which is set for a vote on Tuesday.
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