The bill was supported by a bipartisan group of eight senators (the "Gang of Eight").
UAW International Vice-President Cindy Estrada has called on union members to mobilize to create "foreclosure-free zones," to halt the eviction threats that have affected families.
The plant's owner apparently didn't disclose the dangers there, and the government agencies responsible for protecting the area also failed. Profoundly.
It's true that liberal and progressive - frankly political - organizations have taken advantage of the 501(c)(4) tax exempt provisions too, but not on the scale of the tea party.
The debate, held at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, drew not only workers who are members of unions but people impacted by the economic crisis in many different ways.
The people of Moore cannot be expected to merely pick up where they left off; rebuilding and recovering will cost money that few of them are likely to have in this largely working-class community.
"We are not going without a fight!" declared nine-year-old Asean Johnson, a third grader at Marcus Garvey Elementary School. "We shall not be moved today!"
As his company hordes $102 billion in overseas profits on which it has paid no taxes, Apple's CEO, Tom Cook, is asking the Senate for lower corporate tax rates.
Elite colleges are being reserved for the very wealthy and higher education for the 99 percent becoming more standardized, impersonal, low quality or completely out-of-reach.
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