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Super-Centers Are Leaving Part-Time Workers To Fend For Themselves
Oct 08 2014
Walmart, our nation's largest retailer, is cutting some 30,000 part-time employee's health care benefits, due to the rising costs for the company.
Labor Day Milestone: Fair Labor Wasn't A Standard Until 1938
Aug 22 2014
It's standard in today's American workplace to work 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week. But did you ever wonder where they came up with those numbers in the first place? The short answer, labor unions lobbied Congress for decades until The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt.
Raise The Minimum Wage to 1968 Standards, It's Only Fair
Apr 21 2014
In the last two State of the Union addresses by President Barack Obama, the raising of the minimum wage has been brought up. Obama urged the nation to vote on and be in support of proposed legislation that would raise the minimum wage from the national level that it is now at $7.25/hour to a more reasonable sum of $9.00/hr in his 2013 address, and $10.00/hour in his 2014 address.
Farmers News & Opinion Articles
Why Are Police Unions Blocking Reform?
Mon Sep 12, 2016
On August 26th, Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, refused to stand for the national anthem, as a protest against police brutality. Since then,...
Obama orders government contractors to offer paid sick leave
Mon Sep 07, 2015
President Barack Obama on Monday ordered government contractors to offer their workers seven days of paid sick leave a year and, without naming them, knocked Republican...
Why the New York Times’s Amazon story is so controversial, explained
Mon Aug 17, 2015
On Sunday, the New York Times published a massive exposé of Amazon's "punishing" work culture. The company, the Times alleged, "is conducting a little-known experiment in...
Special Report: For Islamic State, wheat season sows seeds of discontent
Tue Jan 20, 2015
As the season for wheat planting in Iraq wound down early last month, farmers in areas under the control of Sunni militant group Islamic State grew worried. More than...
How Mass-Produced Meat Turned Phosphorus Into Pollution
Thu Jan 02, 2014
Excess phosphorus can run off into streams and lakes and become an ecological disaster.
Amendment To Farm Bill Could Be End To Humane Farming Standards
Sat Nov 16, 2013
A proposed amendment to the $1 trillion federal farm bill is of concern to both states’ rights and humane farming advocates as Congress looks to finalize the bill passed in...
Plain Talk: Sad email underscores how GOP divides us
Wed Feb 22, 2012
Dave Zweifel of the Capitol Times writes about how a rural Wisconsin farm worker takes out her animosity on public sector workers. Her view "underscores how successful the...
JOHNSON: Thankful for farmers, ranchers
Sun Nov 18, 2012
On Thursday, families across the country will gather around the table to celebrate Thanksgiving. I have much to be thankful for this year, including a loving wife, children...
Democratic Legislation that Benefits Farmers
Small family farms selling locally exempted from federal regulations such as traceability and record keeping
Food Safety Modernization Act
$1.5 billion awarded to some 75,000 black farmers who were victims of discrimination in applying for farm loans from 1983 to 1997
Claims Resolution Act