Did working people really think a “billionaire” con artist was going to help them?! Don is doing what he’s done his whole life, getting rich on the backs of us working stiffs
Join working people across the country urging their Congresspersons to oppose the “badly misnamed” Working Families Flexibility Act
“The Working Families Flexibility Act would weaken overtime protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act, reduce take-home pay for millions of workers, and result in longer hours, more unpredictable schedules, and higher day care costs for working parents”
And the hits to working people just keep on coming. This one is huge and seeks to kneecap overtime. I can tell you that personally, as an hourly employee, overtime pay incentives my employer not to work me like a dog. It’s not just about the extra pay, it’s a checks and balance system. And if there’s a brutal 60 hour week I’m compensated for the added hardship. I can’t imagine losing this.
People, enough is enough. I’m so done with this b.s. of fast tracking us into a f&ck the working class society. Thanks to the hard fought rights the labor movement and FDR won for us we were able to shake off many of the abuses working people just had to live with. And that golden age is being dismantled, brick by brick. Apparently the fools won’t understand what they’re losing until it’s completely gone. We’re sliding faster and faster into a third world nation. So people better shout from the rooftops about this one. Don’t let it get lost in news cycles about what the stupid, spoiled child is tweeting about now.
Much like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the falsely cloaked Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180/S. 801) would hurt, not help, working women and fam…
“Instead of fighting for working class interests, the Democratic party, under the direction of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), effectively abandoned them by adopting economically conservative policies. To differentiate themselves from Republicans at the national level, Democrats also focused on socio-cultural wedge issues:
The Democratic Leadership Council, the organization that produced such figures as Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Joe Lieberman and Terry McAuliffe, has long been pushing the party to forget blue-collar voters and concentrate instead on recruiting affluent, white-collar professionals who are liberal on social issues. The larger interests that the DLC wants desperately to court are corporations, capable of generating campaign contributions far outweighing anything raised by organized labor. The way to collect the votes and — more important — the money of these coveted constituencies, “New Democrats” think, is to stand rock-solid on, say, the pro-choice position while making endless concessions on economic issues, on welfare, NAFTA, Social Security, labor law, privatization, deregulation and the rest of it.”
(Frank, T. 2004 “What’s the Matter with Kansas?”, pp. 243)
I would highly suggest getting involved with the Working Families Party if you’re looking to get active.
They are strong progressives with a winning strategy, and in my personal dealings with them, I’ve had nothing but positive experiences!
Join the Progressive 3rd Party, and fight to build an America that works for everyone, not just the wealthy and well connected
Fifty-one percent of working Americans make less than $30,000 a year, new data from the Social Security Administration (SSA) shows. That’s $2,500 a month before taxes and just over the federal pov
Working on a research paper about Single Payer healthcare now. Digging up some interesting facts and crunching the numbers. This will be the definitive proof on whether it will really save money while covering everyone, since we haven’t found anything in depth that really lays the numbers and facts out.
Thinking of a title – “The truth on Single Payer”
Or “Will Single Payer really save money”
We want people who don’t necessarily already agree with it to read the paper. Any suggestions on title? Hoping to publish it on Friday!