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Social Democrats Ask Senate to Reject Anti-Labor Puzder

January 12, 2017

The National Committee of Social Democrats USA has issued the following statement: Social Democrats USA joins working people throughout the United States in urging the Senate to reject the nomination of fast-food executive Andrew Puzder to be Secretary of Labor. We urge members, supporters, and friends to sign the AFL-CIO petition against his confirmation. The […]

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The Class War

January 10, 2017

For the last several decades neoliberal Democrats and conservative Republicans have greeted proposals to help working families as “class legislation.” Throughout this time a very small part of the population has taken most of the productivity gains, unions have been all but destroyed, and working families have found it increasingly difficult to meet the costs […]

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Warren, Schumer Discuss Health Care Strategy Tonight

January 10, 2017

Senators Warren and Schumer will discuss the Senate Democrats’ strategy to stop the repeal of the Affordable Care Act in a teleconference tonight at 10 p.m. Eastern Time. The call-in number is 855-808-5137, followed by the PIN 113043#. The call is limited to 5,000 participants, so promptness is essential. This teleconference is part of the […]

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Herbert Hoover’s Revenge?

January 4, 2017

Since 1932 there has been a part of the Republican Party that has consistently resisted the New Deal, the Great Society and whatever we have had for the last eight years. As Democratic administrations enacted Social Security, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act, this faction fought the descent of the country into the pit of […]

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Jewish Labor Committee Blasts Puzder

December 29, 2016

The Jewish Labor Committee has asked the Senate to reject the confirmation of fast-food executive Andrew Puzder to be Secretary of Labor in the Trump administration. Calling him a “rigid anti-worker ideologue,” the Committee observed:”It is unprecedented to appoint a corporate chief executive officer to this position, especially one who in his public positions, in […]

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