So far the FDL Membership Program has raised $83,583.88 and spent $42,833.96 on supplies, and we are proud to report that union made hats, scarves and socks are now on their way to 40 Occupations across the country.
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday November 8, 2011 7:54 am|
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 13, 2011 9:03 am|
That giant sucking sound you hear today is the sound of jobs being outsourced as President Obama signs into law three free trade deals; South Korea, Colombia and Panama. According to the Economic Policy Institute, passing the Korea Free Trade deal will likely cost this country 159,000 jobs. The three trade deals remain basically unchanged [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 11, 2011 9:11 am|
Over the past few weeks President Obama has been traveling the country championing his doomed America Jobs Act as his plan to address the jobs crisis. But during the same time Obama has been publicly flogging this dead show bill, his administration was actually implementing policies and pushing legislation through Congress that will destroy tens [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Sunday August 14, 2011 8:32 am|
So the two jobs plans under consideration are put on a show and score a “win” by paying off the Chamber, arming the North Koreans and offshoring 160,000 jobs with another NAFTA deal, or put on a show and pretend to care about passing legislation that will never happen.
You know at some point people might get wise to the fact that Obama is the most powerful political figure in the world, and he does have options beyond being a corporate tool who lets his campaign manager rearrange the national lawn furniture.
|By: Michael Whitney Thursday May 5, 2011 6:56 am|
The Obama Administration intends to meet Congressional demands to move all three pending NAFTA-style “free trade” agreements with Colombia, Korea, and Panama by an arbitrary deadline of July 1
|By: Jon Walker Thursday March 10, 2011 11:39 am|
The problem with President Obama’s willingness to give into Senate Republican’s “hostage taking” tactics is that it just ends up encouraging them to take more hostages and demand even bigger ransoms. The most recent hostage taker is Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and his latest hostage is the South Korean free trade deal. From The Hill: [...]
|By: Michael Whitney Tuesday December 7, 2010 11:30 am|
President Obama is going to send this NAFTA-style Korea Free Trade deal to Congress soon. We need to put a stop to this new NAFTA immediately, so Congress needs to hear from you now.
Sign our petition to Congress at NoNewNAFTA.com.
|By: Jane Hamsher Sunday December 5, 2010 9:43 am|
I asked Ryan Grim if Leo Gerard’s comment that “some people feel they’re smart enough to make decisions based on rumors” was directed at the UAW’s Bob King.
“Definitely,” he said.
|By: Michael Whitney Saturday December 4, 2010 5:08 pm|
It’s like a party for the Corporate Axis of Evil, and Obama’s throwing a kegger.
|By: Michael Whitney Saturday December 4, 2010 4:42 pm|
President Obama’s NAFTA-style Korea Free Trade will still cost the country 159,000 jobs, despite last-minute changes to the agreement.