Sunday, September 6, 2015

OMNI LABOR DAY NEWSLETTER 2015

Labor Day is a time to honor America’s workers and our contributions to the economy. EPI’s Labor Day 2015 by the Numbers examines how the economy has performed for workers this year. It finds that most workers continue to endure stagnating wages; that the decline of collective bargaining is harming workers’ wage prospects; and that African Americans, Hispanics, and young graduates face stubbornly high unemployment rates. However, there are a number of policies we can pursue to raise Americans’ pay and ensure that prosperity is broadly shared.  Economic Policy Institute

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LABOR DAY NEWSLETTER #7, SEPTEMBER 7, 2015.
Compiled by Dick Bennett for a Culture of Peace and Justice

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What’s at stake, …”we must truly consider what strengthens our families and communities and take a look at how public policies have deliberately diminished working peoples’ ability to sustain a good living and driven our economy out of balance.”  AFL/CIO LABOR DAY 2015


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Contents:  Labor DAY Newsletter #7, 9-7-15
AFL/CIO Labor Day 2015
Economic Policy Institute, Quality of Life for US Workers?
Bernie Sanders Labor Day 2015, Google Search
Hillary Clinton Labor Day 2015
Donald Trump Labor Day 2015
Jill Stein Labor Day 2015




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This Labor Day we recognize the incredible achievements of America’s working people and celebrate all those who make our country run. Many of us will be busy with barbecues, festivals and other types of family events that bring everyone together. Amid all the celebrating, we must truly consider what strengthens our families and communities and take a look at how public policies have deliberately diminished working peoples’ ability to sustain a good living and driven our economy out of balance.
Working people are the backbone of our nation and need to be recognized as such, both in word and deed. Too often, those working every day for a better life are forced to take a back seat to corporate interests which care only about their own bottom line.
Workers everywhere are standing up and speaking out for fundamental, lasting change regardless of whether they work in manufacturing, engineering, service or retail. Every day, working people use their talent, dedication and drive to make our nation stronger. This Labor Day should be a celebration of working families, because we are ready to speak up together, change the rules and bring lasting economic balance so that every family can pursue the American Dream and work for a better life.
On Labor Day, we are asking all working families to highlight the single greatest thing that unites us—“Working. For a Better Life”— and to join the push for a fairer and more just economy.
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EPI’s new report on the productivity–pay gap found that from 2000 to 2014, net productivity grew by 21.6 percent, while the typical worker’s hourly compensation (wages and benefits) grew by just 1.8 percent. EPI’s Josh Bivens and Larry Mishel explain how in the decades immediately following World War II, inflation-adjusted hourly compensation for typical American workers rose in line with productivity, but since the 1970s, productivity and typical workers’ pay have diverged—due largely to rising inequality.
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Nearly a quarter—24 percent—of private-sector workers will not be enjoying a paid day off on Labor Day, according to this week’s Economic Snapshot. It also shows that access to paid time off varies dramatically according to workers’ pay. For example, only 34 percent of private-sector workers at the bottom 10 percent of the wage distribution receive paid holidays, and only 39 percent get paid vacation. Among the top 10 percent of workers, meanwhile, 93 percent receive both paid holidays and paid vacation.
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Labor Day is a time to honor America’s workers and our contributions to the economy. EPI’s Labor Day 2015 by the Numbers examines how the economy has performed for workers this year. It finds that most workers continue to endure stagnating wages; that the decline of collective bargaining is harming workers’ wage prospects; and that African Americans, Hispanics, and young graduates face stubbornly high unemployment rates. However, there are a number of policies we can pursue to raise Americans’ pay and ensure that prosperity is broadly shared.
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EPI’s Daniel Costa wrote in the New York Times about how employers exploit unauthorized immigrants to keep wages low."Employers Exploit Unauthorized Immigrants to Keep Wages Low" »
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The New York Times also featured research from EPI’s new report on the pay–productivity gap. "Low-Income Workers See Biggest Drop in Paychecks" »
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The New York Post turned to EPI research on how college graduates ages 21 to 24 face a 7.2 percent unemployment rate, significantly higher than the overall rate. |"Don’t worry, grads: There are plenty of job openings out there" »
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The Guardian’s Jana Kasperkevic cited EPI research on the effects of raising the federal minimum wage to $12 by 2020, including how the majority of affected workers—55.9 percent—are women. "‘Dr Evil’ says a $15 minimum wage will create high school dropouts" »
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EPI’s Josh Bivens joined NPR’s “On Point” to discuss a potential interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve, and what it would mean for jobs, wages, and the economy. Bivens also wrote in the New York Times that higher interest rates will lead to more economic slack and rising joblessness. "Will The Fed Finally Raise Interest Rates?" »
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BERNIE SANDERS LABOR DAY 2015, Google Search, September 6, 2015
In the news
1.    Sanders thinks Clinton campaign is 'getting nervous'   CNN - 12 hours ago
Bernie Sanders is closing the gap in Iowa and around the ... Updated 10:29 PM ET, Sat September 5, 2015 ..... Sanders capped off his three-day, nine-event swing in Iowa with a Labor Day ...
Wichita Eagle - 15 hours ago
DesMoinesRegister.com - 1 day ago
dailycaller.com/2015/.../still-no-love-for-hillary-as-unio...
The Daily Caller
Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is seen outside the Supreme Court in Washington, on October 8, 2013 in Washington, DC. ... Still No Love For Hillary As Unions Plan Big Labor DayBernie Rally. Connor D. Wolf · Reporter. 3:54 PM 09/03/2015. Pinterest.
https://www.facebook.com/LaborForBernie
Published on Sunday, August 30, 2015byCommon DreamsClinton 'Can Be Beaten' as .... I just supported Labor(Day) for Bernie Sanders on @ThunderclapIt //.
https://go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/.../4jlg2
On September 7th, we will be marching in the 2015 AFL-CIO Labor Day Parade in South Buffalo in support of Bernie Sanders. We will be lining up for the parade ...
billmoyers.com/   Bill D. Moyers
Robert Borosage | Campaign for America's Future | September 4, 2015. This week, Sen.Bernie Sanders took on Big PhRMA, the all-powerful prescription drug ... In honor ofLabor Day, here's a stab at the impossible task of naming the best ...
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1 day ago - Bernie Sanders is hosting two events, one in New Hampshire and one in Massachusetts on Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2015. You can ...
https://talkingunion.wordpress.com/2015/.../union-members-will-campai...
3 days ago - 3, 2015 As grassroots support continues to surge… Union members will campaign on Labor Day for Bernie Sanders for President National ...
nhlabornews.com/2015/.../bernie-sanders-lincoln-chafee-to-headline-nh-...
5 days ago - The program at the 2015 NH Labor Day Breakfast will include the following Speakers: Sen. Bernie Sanders; Gov. Lincoln Chafee; Sen. Debbie ...
www.juancole.com/2015/09/sanders-frontrunner-weekend.html
Juan Cole
Can Bernie Sanders become the Frontrunner coming out of Labor Day Weekend? By contributors | Sep. 6, 2015 |. 0. Retweet 0 Share 0 Google +1 0 0 Send via ...
www.kansas.com/news/local/article34206630.html
The Wichita Eagle
September 5, 2015. Union Labor Day picnic features bingo, Bernie Sanders supporters (+video). Jake Lowen is the director of the Wichita-Hutchinson Labor ...


HILLARY CLINTON LABOR DAY 2015, Google Search, Sept. 6, 2015
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4 days ago - Hillary Rodham Clinton FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2015 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in Ankeny, ...
In the news
Today.com - 2 hours ago
Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton is trying to reset her campaign as the ... September 6th, 2015 ...
CNN - 12 hours ago
Concord Monitor - 16 hours ago
blog.4president.org/.../2015/.../hillary-clinton-to-campaign-at-labor-day-...
4 days ago - Hillary Clinton to Campaign at Labor Day Events Across Iowa ... the Health Care in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Friday, September 4, 2015 » ...
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16 hours ago - Hillary Clinton campaigned in New Hampshire on Saturday, Sept. 5,2015, holding a Labor Day reception at The Puritan Backroom in ...
dailycaller.com/2015/.../still-no-love-for-hillary-as-unio...
The Daily Caller
Still No Love For Hillary As Unions Plan Big Labor Day Bernie Rally. Connor D. Wolf · Reporter. 3:54 PM 09/03/2015 ... With union leaders hesitant to endorse Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, a coalition of their members are preparing a ...
www.politico.com/.../2015/.../hillary-clintons-strategy-to-woo-lab...
Politico
Jul 30, 2015 - SILVER SPRING, Md. — It's no secret to Hillary Clinton's campaign that it .... Clinton spoke with the AFL-CIO executive council one day after ...
www.realclearpolitics.com/.../2015/.../candidates_blitzin...
RealClearPolitics
By Alexis Simendinger and Caitlin Huey-Burns - September 3, 2015 ... whether Vice President Joe Biden decides to challenge Hillary Clinton for the nomination. ... On Monday, Clinton has three Labor Day events on her schedule (two picnics ...
www.kcrg.com/.../clinton-coming-to-iowa-for-labor-day-eve...
KCRG‑TV
4 days ago - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the 2015 Iowa Democratic Party Hall of Fame Celebration at the Cedar Rapids ...
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CNN
Updated 10:29 PM ET, Sat September 5, 2015 ..... the gap in Iowa and around the country as he chases Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. ... Sanders capped off his three-day, nine-event swing in Iowa with a Labor Day weekend meeting ...
www.bloomberg.com/.../2015.../what-hillary-clinton-nee...
Bloomberg L.P.
5 days ago - Sep 1, 2015 10:13 AM PDT ... Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton still has room for improvement on labor issues, according to ... Both Biden and Clinton will be courting unions over the Labor Day weekend.


DONALD TRUMP LABOR DAY 2015, Google Search, Sept. 6, 2015
In the news
WFAA - 22 hours ago
DALLAS — Donald Trump's presidential campaign will make a stop in ... or independent run on September 3, 2015 in New York City. ... he'll start one week before he shows up with a rally on Labor Day.
SurveyUSA - 2 days ago
Daily Beast - 11 hours ago
thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2015/.../anti-tru...
The Dallas Morning News
Published: September 4, 2015 1:02 pm. The Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump just announced he's coming to Dallas on Sept. ... But this Labor Day, an anti-Trump, warm-up reception of sorts is planned at the Dallas City Hall ...
www.wnd.com/2015/.../gop-establishment-to-unleash-on-...
WorldNetDaily
5 hours ago - The Republican establishment is reportedly about to launch a massive blitz of commercials after Labor Day to take down front-runner Donald ...
Updated 2:38 PM ET, Mon August 31, 2015 ... 'Inside Politics' Forecast: August 30,2015 03:26 ... for Jeb Bush, and the GOP establishment debate about trying to take down Donald Trump -- those ... An anti-Trump ad deluge after Labor Day?
www.latintimes.com/labor-day-2015-10-historical-facts-understand-holi...
4 days ago - Jorge Ramos Explains Why Donald Trump's US-Mexico Border Wall Idea ... Each year, Labor Day 2015 falls on the first Monday of September ...
www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/.../report-gop-elites-plan-to-take-dow...
6 days ago - Jim Hoft Aug 31st, 2015 8:54 am 145 Comments. The GOP establishment is very concerned with Donald Trump's ... The party elites are reportedly planning a deluge of anti-Trump ads following the Labor Day weekend.
theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/.../new-labor-day-polls-show-trump-.
Two Labor Day Polls Portend 'Splodey Heads For The Anti-Trump Advocates. ... Posted on September 4, 2015 by sundance ... for President of the United States, today, Labor Day, business provocateur Donald Trump narrowly defeats Hillary ...
thinkprogress.org/politics/2015/09/.../trump-third-party-ru...   ThinkProgress
2 days ago - 3, 2015Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid ... here's another big story on Trump going into Labor Day,” Kondick said.
insider.foxnews.com/2015/.../charlie-gasparino-gop-contenders-planning...
Aug 19, 2015 - ... Republican candidates are planning on launching an anti-Donald Trump ad assault after labor day. ... Like · Reply · 5 · Aug 19, 2015 2:25pm.
patriotupdate.com/gop-elitists-plan-ad-blitz-to-destroy-trump-after-labor...
5 days ago - Terresa Monroe-Hamilton Tuesday, September 1, 2015 ... After Labor Day, they plan a full out ad blitz to destroy Donald Trump. They'll spend ...


JILL STEIN LABOR DAY 2015, Google Search, Sept. 6, 2015
www.commondreams.org/.../2015/.../unde...
Common Dreams NewsCenter
Published on. Wednesday, June 24, 2015. by ... Jill Stein at an Occupy Wall Street demonstration in 2012. (Photo: Paul Stein/flickr/cc) .... Why Labor Day Matters.
www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/.../jill-stein-green-pa...
The Huffington Post
Email. Posted: 04/06/2015 2:02 pm EDT Updated: 04/06/2015 2:59 pm EDT ... The "traditional base of the Democratic Party," composed of "labor, students, women and ... Watch more from Jill Stein's conversation with HuffPost Live in the video above. ... joining us that day and give you the best clips from the day before!
www.gp.org/labor-day.../jill-stein-labor-...
Green Party of the United States
2012 Labor Day Statement from Jill Stein. official release. Winning labor's battles requires independent politics. I welcome and endorse the AFL-CIO's campaign ...
thinkprogress.org/.../2015/.../green-partys-jill-stein-thinks-.
ThinkProgress
Jun 24, 2015 - Dr. Jill Stein, who is seeking the Green Party nomination for President, ... by Alice Ollstein Jun 24, 2015 10:50am ... but at the end of the day, they have not built a foundation for the future. ... “The two parties did not listen to the biggest coalition ever of labor and environmentalists who stood against fast-track.
www.ragingchickenpress.org/2015/.../its-not-always-greener-on-the-othe...
Jul 16, 2015 - Earlier this week, Jill Stein—the Green presidential nominee in 2012—announced on Democracy Now! that she would be seeking ... Screen Shot 2015-06-25 at 11.34.38 PM .... On this day in Labor History the year was 1991.
https://votesmart.org/candidate/35775/jill-stein
Jill E. Stein's Political Summary. PrintTrack This Politician. Jill Stein ... Political Courage Test. 1; 2 · Next. 09/04/2015. Positions: .... Labor Day Message: Winning Labor's Battles Requires Independent Politics. 1; 2 · Next. Site Search Form ...
ecowatch.com/2015/06/30/jill-stein-green-party/
Jun 30, 2015 - Green Party candidate Jill Stein officially announced she is running in the ... She held a campaign kickoff event the following day at the National Press ... Texas, for an environmental justice conference held in February 2015.
959watd.com/political/tag/jill-stein/
August 23, 2015; South Shore: Three Coastal Communities Receiving ... Deval Patrickhas bucked the anti-incumbent trend and won a second term with the .... per week, fromLabor Day until Election Day; WATD started making the calls, and ...
theobamacrat.com/2015/09/04/labor-day-greetings/
Jill Stein For President 2016 Grassroots Supporters ... Labor Day Greetings. By Mr. Militant Negro on September 4, 2015 • ( Leave a comment ). Mr. Militant Negro: LaborDayFlag ... Nothing to hope for, or labor for; nothing to sign for or gain;.
theobamacrat.com/2015/.../george-clinton-sheila-e-headline-nightshift-la...
2 days ago - Dr. Jill Stein: FLUSH Obama's TPP. ... This Labor Day (September 7,2015) Working California will hold Los Angeles' fourth annual Nightshift ...












Contents Labor Day Newsletter #6, Sept. 1, 2014
Capitalism’s Not-So-Secret Weapon: Commodify  Everything
Lazboy’s Labor Day Sale
Juliet Schor, Born to Buy

Condition of US Labor Today in the Corporate Plutocracy
Working Overtime
Jim Hightower’s Lowdown on Amazon
Joseph Stiglitz, US Tax System Rigged for the Rich

Support for Workers
Credo Action Petition
US Department of Labor
AFL-CIO
AFL-CIO Google Search
Interfaith Worker Justice
NWA Workers’ Justice Center
In These Times Magazine
Bernie Sanders
Ron Wyden

History
History of Labor Day
History of International Workers’ Day, May 1, May Day



END LABOR DAY NEWSLETTER #7, SEPTEMBER 7, 2014

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