economic justice

How we got screwed

Thank you, Big Mike.

 

Vlog Entry: Rising unemployment and recalls, recalls, recalls

The Progressive Majority interns and I had lunch at Farragut North and talked to some DC locals about the issues of the day.

 

Become a corporation: all the rights with none of the responsibility!

Lee Camp released this hilarious video on corporations not paying their fair share.

Big surprise: Telecommunications run America

In the New York Times' article "Pay at the Top", compensation research firm Equilar took data on the top 200 companies CEO's salaries and displayed them in a "Here's the data, now draw whatever conclusions you may."

Well, my initial surpise was how much telecommunications giants like Viacom, Direct TV and Disney out spent the CEOs at oil companies. Which has brought me to the conclusion I've long held:

TV OWNS US!

Other observations:

Labor Acronyms: Who are they and what they do

With labor fights happening all over the country, news reports are veritable alphabet soups of the who's-who in labor unions. We break it down for you here!

PA & VA: Rising profits, sea levels and a lot of conservative hot air

Corporate Profits at 18 Year High, Workers Must Suck it Up: President and CEO of the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and self-proclaimed "Real Mayor" of Bucks and Montgomery tells city council not to pass a bill that would require paid sick leave. via Young Philly Politics

Wisconsin update: Recalls, hypocrisy & Badger solidarity

The effect Wisconsin is having across the nation: We're all Badgers now. via The Motley Cow

What's that you say? Walker supported recalls before he opposed them?

That's right, there's too much at stake and I'll take my lunch bento-style, thank you.

Progressive Champion Connie Pillich on Social Activism

Connie Pillich is one of Progressive Majority's champions in the Ohio House of Representatives. She's listening - and fighting the good fight - in Ohio.

Read her guest column on Cincinnati.com: When (and if) you speak, legislature does listen 

Get involved in Wisconsin!

Balance your state budget - 11 games that put you in the governor's seat

I know Progressive Majority supporters can balance a budget better than any conservative like Governor Walker. Try your hand at balancing a state's budget or tackle the national deficit.

State Budgets

Ohio's Budget Deficit - Can you balance the state budget? via the Columbus Dispatch

Erase California's Deficit via the Sacremento Bee

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