On this day in 1940…

the 40 hour work week went into effect. Thanks Fair Labor Standards Act!!

Republican managers threatening the jobs of their employees if Obama wins

It’s becoming a trend.

Remember how one of the various functions of unions was to prevent this kind of thing?

Remember how republicans went on a union-busting crusade?

(Source: bottomline.nbcnews.com)

americanmanufacturing:

We think Nanette Lepore gets the quote of the day!
(Context.)

Well? Why shouldn’t we?

americanmanufacturing:

We think Nanette Lepore gets the quote of the day!

(Context.)

Well? Why shouldn’t we?

Change.org promotes unionbusting organization’s petition

…Change.org is currently promoting a petition intended to publicly shame teachers, created by group “Stand for Children”. This does not mean the group jumped on change.org and created a petition, it means change.org took thousands of dollars from them to promote their petition.

"Stand for Children" pushes for privatization of schools, ending collective bargaining and lots and lots of high stakes testing.

Progressives on tumblr have taken to change.org to voice their support on a variety of issues. It’s time now to ask change.org to do the right thing.

I saw Ben Wikler of Change.org on a panel today. He acknowledged the organization is in the midst of a discussion about its promotion of Stand For Children’s content. This is a great time to sign this petition and let change.org know you do not support its choice!

Nice mash-up by AFSCME. Perfectly highlights the ludicrous nature batshit insanity of Newt Gingrich’s ‘fire union workers and hire the kids’ idea.

Read and sign their letter here.