Posts Tagged ‘Cheap Labor Conservatives’

August 7th, 2018 - 9:52 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Missouri voters annihilate GOP’s “right to work” law

Missouri voters overwhelmingly passed a referendum overturning a Republican-passed “right to work” law Tuesday, by more than a 2-to-1 margin. It was a major victory for labor. “Right to work” laws, which exist in 27 states, are anti-union measures that keep wages low. Read st[...]

March 23rd, 2018 - 1:23 am § in Misc.

Where the (low wage) jobs go

Just because you get rid of illegal migrant workers doesn’t mean you get the jobs back. Minimum wages are fair, but may not be efficient Automation  is getting better with time and unskilled labor doesn’t.    Knut Robert Knutsen  FACEBOOK The “no citizen will do the work”[...]

April 28th, 2017 - 10:08 am § in Foreign Affairs

Workers Strike Against Conservative Government

Brazil crippled by general strike RIO DE JANEIRO, April 28 (Xinhua) — Brazil’s transportation, schools and businesses were brought to a halt on Friday as Brazilian unions launched a full-scale strike nationwide to protest President Michel Temer’s social security and labor reforms. [...]

December 8th, 2016 - 9:20 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Trump may pick fast food chain CEO to head the Department of Labor

We are in a “government-mandated restaurant recession,” Andy Puzder President-elect Donald Trump famously loves his fast food.  Andrew Puzder  is the chief executive of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. Puzder would be an alarming choice for Seattle’s advocates of paying a living wage to fas[...]

April 6th, 2015 - 11:05 am § in America, The Ave Scene

Conservatives Go Bull Shit Over Seattle’s Minimum Wage

Here is a  response and fact check to the story that Ray Tennison posted and other conservatives bought hook line and sinker. Turns out like so much of their crap on minimum wage to not be true. Minimum Wage Increase Killing Seattle Restaurants? Anatomy Of A Lie From Inside The Bubble It all began [...]

August 31st, 2014 - 12:20 am § in Misc.

What? No Workers? Employers Can’t Hire? How Did That Happen?

I regularly read Barron’s magazine, despite its conservative editorial slant (eye roll), because of its in-depth reporting on markets and investing. This week’s cover story asks where have all the workers gone. I’ll explain momentarily, but first a little background. If you follow economic new[...]