It's time for progressives to put the demand for full employment policies on the table. And guess what? It’s also a great way to win elections. What would it mean in people’s lives if there were more job openings than people? Right now, people suffer terrible job fear that forces them to accept pay cuts, benefit cuts, extra hours and other things that increase profits for the giant corporations. While it sounds utopian, the first steps are obvious: fixing the nation's crumbling infrastructure and moving on from the carbon addiction that is burning the world around us.
Colorado Congressman and candidate for U.S. Senate Cory Gardner delivered this week’s Republican Party address. He is one of the swing-state candidates on whom the party is pinning hopes of winning a majority in the upper chamber of Congress this November. The topic of the speech, posted on Friday, will come as no surprise to Coloradans who have followed Gardner’s career, but it registers as deeply out of synch this weekend. At the heart of the six-minute talk, Gardner admonishes President Obama and Democratic members of Congress for delaying construction of the TransCanada Keystone oil pipeline.
New rules put in place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will require employers to report workplace related hospitalizations, amputations, or losses of an eye within 24 hours. Previously, OSHA regulations only required employers to report such incidents if they involved three or more people. Now, all incidents will be published on OSHA’s website.
For far too long, the responsibility for sexual assault has inexplicably rested on the shoulders of the victim: Her clothes were too revealing, she was too drunk, she should've known better. The White House has launched a new campaign to put the responsibility back where it belongs: On the men who should know better and, more importantly, need to act better.
A press release from the arch-conservative Republican Study Committee of Colorado, the social club for the more right-leaning among Republican legislators in this state, announced that they are taking another field trip to the Mexican border. In 2006 and 2010, both years like 2014 when immigration was in the headlines, a gaggle of Republican elected officials and candidates undertook similar border "fact-finding tours." As you might imagine, those trips revealed more about the legislators themselves than anything on the border.
A crowd of at least 310,000 flooded the streets of New York Sunday for the historic People's Climate March, billed as the largest demonstration of its kind in history, organized by more than 1,500 organizations including indigenous, faith, labor, environmental justice, social justice, youth, and climate activism groups.