I remember when cop cars were all big, white Chevy sedans. And police officers dressed in light blue uniforms. They wore innocent enough black, cabbie looking hats, and I was never afraid to approach them with a question, or a problem. And then I grew up. Now they drive midnight black, stealth vehicles, usually equipped with mean grill guards.
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.
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.
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.
Government Employees News & Opinion Articles
|Mon Sep 12, 2016 | newyorker.com|
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,...
|Sun Aug 16, 2015 | theatlantic.com|
Thirty-five years ago, as a reporter for The Washington Post, I spent 13 weeks following young recruits through Marine Officer Candidate School at Quantico, Virginia. That...
|Wed Jun 10, 2015 | talkingpointsmemo.com|
Though the killing of Trayvon Martin was not a police killing, that event three years ago started off a chain of events that has dramatically heightened the prominence of...
|Wed Mar 04, 2015 | newrepublic.com|
One month after taking office as president of the United States, George W. Bush declared to a joint session of Congress that racial profiling “is wrong and we will end it...
Democratic Legislation that Benefits Government Employees
|01/02/11||9/11 Victim Compensation Fund reopened and expanded to provide compensation for losses and harm for all 9/11 workers affected ||9/11 Health and Compensation Act|
|01/02/11||9/11 first responders and survivors granted eligibility for medical monitoring and treatment for injuries received on 9/11 and subsequent illnesses||9/11 Health and Compensation Act|
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