Monthly Archives: July 2011

Last night’s appearance on MSNBC’s The Ed Show discussing the Debt Ceiling “crisis” & the President’s address

The President called for an end to the “dysfunction” in Washington and issued an appeal to all Americans to demand better from their representatives. He is right, of course. We are being held hostage by the Tea Party. I challenged the President to use the 14th Amendment to protect the full faith and credit of the United States and avoid default during my recent appearance on The Ed Show.

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Healthy growing middle class from worker organization

Look what happens when workers can freely express themselves and organize… Wow, a growing, healthy middle class emerges. Imagine if we could just get China, Mexico, Russia and other corporate favorites to play by democratic rules and respect workers’ rights. We might just get a level playing field where American workers could compete and economic growth for regular folks, instead of just the few at the top.

GM Agrees to Pay Korean Workers a Record Bonus of $6,140 Each and Increase Basic Salaries by 4.7%! –

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We must demand FAIR trade, instead of FREE trade

In a global economy, it is essential that we are all playing by the same set of rules, so that all workers have a chance to compete and win. When America insists on a level playing field, instead of giveaway FREE trade agreements and looking the other way at trade transgressions, domestic production increases and American workers win. We must demand FAIR trade, instead of FREE trade.

Guest Column: Staying Quiet About China is a Dangerous Approach


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