Why hasn’t any reporter picked up on the fact that only one person running for State Senate in the 2nd Essex District didn’t file her year-end report on time? The reports were due on January 20, 2012 for the 2011 campaign year, yet Salem … [Read more...]
On Holding Down The Conversational Fort, Or, Jobs, Republicans, And Hooey
As the next Congressional fight over payroll tax extensions and unemployment benefits and pipelines gets set up in the next few weeks for either its final chapter or to be kicked down the road a bit farther, one or the other, you’re going … [Read more...]
On Doing Better Than 50%, Or, Could More “Made In USA” Mean More Jobs?
We gotta grow some jobs, and that’s a fact, and we probably aren’t going to be able to do it with big ol’ jobs programs funded by the Federal Government, what with today’s politics and all, and that means if this Administration wants to … [Read more...]
This system is needlessly archane and the signature-gathering process can be daunting, but it can be done if the activist base wakes up early and focuses on the fact that the outcome in November is often determined by what people are … [Read more...]
Was Levy Shtuping the help?
Is it any surprise that a man who uses his power to keep employees from banding together for their own benefit, would use his power inappropriately with a female subordinate? … [Read more...]
Hundreds rally at state house in support of home care workers
On April 1,home care workers joined 1199SEIU members, consumers, allies and elected officials to speak out for better wages, benefits, training options and state funding for a contract that improves home care in Massachusetts. Over 5,000 … [Read more...]
Why telephone workers are fighting for the good jobs our communities’ need
For example, thousands of Verizon Wireless and Business employees want the benefits and protections of a union contract, yet management is opposing their efforts to unite in the IBEW and CWA. Employees and customers in Northern New … [Read more...]
Deval’s Vision of Hope for Education
It's fair to say that after our recreational governors, many schools in Massachusetts need help. Some buildings need repair or replacement, many children need early education and full-day kindergarten, and our public higher education … [Read more...]