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Entries by Dave Johnson from 05/2008

Security Guards Striking for the Right to Have Our Laws Enforced

| Posted 05.06.2008 | Business

There is a strike starting today at Kaiser Permanente hospitals in California. Security guards are paid little and get few benefits -- not even sick leave.

Why They (And You) Need A Union

| Posted 05.07.2008 | Business

In Oregon, Kaiser Permanente security guards are employed by Kaiser, not by a contractor. They are unionized and here is a short chart of just some of the difference this makes.

Unions: Sticking Together to Fight Corporate Power

| Posted 05.09.2008 | Business

Companies classifying workers as "temporary" or "contractors" is one of the bigger scams that is going on these days.

Kaiser Security Guard Strike

| Posted 05.10.2008 | Business

This week I wrote about the Kaiser Permanente / Inter-Con Security Security Guard strike. The post Security Guards Striking for the Right to Have Our...

Do Republicans Believe In Free Markets?

| Posted 05.14.2008 | Business

John McCain urges free-market principles to reduce global warming. Which "free-market principles" does McCain mean?

Why Don't We Hear About Labor Issues Anymore?

| Posted 05.16.2008 | Media

Do you think for a minute that a large corporation would allow any kind of pro-labor stories to be carried on news media that it owns?

All You Need To Know About Republican Accusations

| Posted 05.19.2008 | Politics

When you are deciding whether to listen to a Republican when they talk about Democrats as "appeasers," consider the story of Oliver North.

Job Killers -- Or Just More Fear?

| Posted 05.20.2008 | Business

The California Chamber of Commerce has released its annual list of what it calls "job-killer bills." Why is it that the hit-list seems to only target Democrats?

Private Greed vs. Public Good

| Posted 05.22.2008 | Business

The California Chamber of commerce is a lobbying association. They represent their members: businesses, many of which are large corporations. This is about private greed vs. the public good.

Blogs Brought Attention To The Security Guard Strike

| Posted 05.24.2008 | Media

Over the last few weeks I have been writing about the plight of security guards working for a company called Inter-Con, a contractor at Kaiser Permane...

Do You Want To Beat McCain Or Just Score Points Against Hillary/Obama?

| Posted 05.28.2008 | Politics

From what I can see, many of the activists in this campaign are vastly more invested in beating the "other side" than they are in beating the Republicans in the fall.