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  • Militarizing The Police Force, And It's Unintended Consequences
    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.
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  • Super-Centers Are Leaving Part-Time Workers To Fend For Themselves
    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
    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
    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.

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Democratic Legislation that Benefits Government Employees

DatePositive Result\BenefitLawRank
01/02/119/11 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
01/02/119/11 first responders and survivors granted eligibility for medical monitoring and treatment for injuries received on 9/11 and subsequent illnesses9/11 Health and Compensation Act

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