As the next federal budget deadline looms large, economist Paul Krugman continued his one-man campaign against the “Deficit Hawks” in his New York Times column last Thursday. As Krugman pointed out, people like Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles have continued to drum up anxiety around the federal deficit, despite the fact that the deficit has […]Read more "Anti-Austerity Campaign Demands Shutdown of Corporate Tax Dodging"
The Rev. Jim Sessions, an Interfaith Worker Justice Board Member, was in the car driving to St. Louis for the “Fairness at Patriot” rally, when news of the settlement between the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) and Patriot Coal was announced on the radio. * Not knowing the details of the settlement, he called […]Read more "Fight for Fairness at Patriot is not Over"
Reps. John Kline (R-Minn.) and Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) wrote Labor Secretary Thomas Perez this week, as reported in the Wall Street Journal on July 25, asking for an “official determination” on the question of whether worker centers should be subject to the same filing requirements as labor unions. Their letter should be rejected as a […]Read more "Classing worker centers like unions is wrongheaded"