Obama announced his proposal for a two year wage freeze for all non-military government workers. The proposal is a terrible idea. It's bad for the economy and feeds into racist, anti-worker stereotypes of the "lazy" public worker.
Thanksgiving is a grand American holiday: secular, focused on family, food, friends, celebrating and giving.
Given the worst losses for the Democrats in Congress in the last 50 years, some serious rethinking seems called for.
And it's a choice that should have national impact, given California's prominence as a pace-setting state.
"We the lower class people wish for better waitress pay, better health care, day care, and more jobs," says a waitress in a small town in Georgia.
This is a time of emerging and growing working class consciousness.Let's take a look at the specifics.
Recently, Arturo Rodriguez, president of the United Farm Workers, appeared on Comedy Central's Steven Colbert Report to encourage U.S. workers to take jobs in agriculture.
A Catholic scholars group says that opposing unions is a "grave violation" of the church's social doctrine - in fact, it's a mortal sin.
To win jobs for all, it requires a multi-racial united movement.
Recently I read with dismay an article by Mort Zuckerman, the editor of U.S. News & World Report, on the Huffingtonpost.com titled 'Breaking the Public Sector Unions' Stranglehold on State and Local Governments.' First, that's a whopper of a title, right? Secondly, the article has nothing at all to do with facts.