Emotions Soar High During National Day of Action Protest

(Caption Information) Good Jobs Now Rally, July, 24, 2012, Southgate, Mi.

More than 500 activists urged Congress to raise the minimum wage Tuesday afternoon during our National Day of Action. These ardent protesters rallied along a two-mile stretch of Bain Capital-owned companies–Toys R’ Us, Dunkin’ Donuts, Michael’s and Outback Steakhouse–in Southgate, Mich., a nearby Detroit suburb. Drivers honked their horns in support as protesters chanted, “We […]

Recap: Protest Against Romney and His Proposed Policies

Last week, we traveled around Michigan while Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney went on a bus tour through the state. Hundreds of our supporters loaded up buses to Troy, Dewitt, Frankenmuth and Holland to protest against Romney’s business practices and show their disdain for his proposed policies. WATCH: In Dewitt, Mich., Good Jobs Now activists […]

Republicans are trying to raise your taxes

Republicans in Congress are at it again. For the fifth time in two months Congressional Republicans blocked Democratic efforts to extend the payroll tax cut for 160 million working Americans and small business owners. Why? Because it asks the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share by including a tiny surtax on income – excluding […]

Republicans are filibustering while they’re sitting by the pool with their billionaire donors…

Like the House – the Senate is now on vacation too – but not before Republicans could latch on to a procedural gimmick to keep President Obama from making a recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Over the next month – a series of “pro forma” sessions will […]

The GOP’s Honeymoon Is So Over

Voters want an annulment. Republicans swept last year's elections. The GOP captured more than 675 state legislative seats, flipped 10 governor's mansions, gained control of over 20 state legislative chambers, and won more than 60 seats in Congress previously occupied by Democrats. Elections this lopsided have consequences for the victors and vanquished alike. Usually these […]

Assault on unions contributes to free fall in take home pay

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Anyone who survives on a pay check knows the only thing falling is their take home pay, and a chart compiled by the Labor Department floating around the internet illustrates what we are experiencing. The chart shows that the decline in pay checks began with the brief recession that followed 9/11 in 2001, but it […]