April tornado outbreak voted top 2011 Tennessee news story NASHVILLE (AP) - Marvin Quinn and Willie, his wife of 57 years, were reading Bible verses last April when a tornado neared their home in ... General Assembly that stripped teachers of their collective bargaining rights. The issue drew protesters throughout ... 08/12/2014 - 1:49 am | View Link
Tennessee Moves to End Tax on Dividend Income Tennessee already has no tax on wages or salaries. The state’s tax on dividend and other income is known as the “Hall Income Tax” after State Senator Frank Hall, who led the fight for it in 1929. Gov. Bill Haslam has publicly opposed the tax cut but ... 04/9/2014 - 7:22 am | View Link
Tennessee GOP Will Move This Plant To Mexico Before They Let VW Let Its Workers Have A Union Obviously, Tennessee Republicans will not let ... style of labor campaign is one in which the employer moves heaven and earth to intimidate workers and suppress their legal right to collective bargaining, not one in which the employer sees concrete ... 02/13/2014 - 1:38 am | View Link
Educational reforms raise bar for Tennessee teachers Some teachers may think ... quashed collective bargaining rights, made it tougher to achieve tenure and tied teacher evaluations to student test scores. Altogether, the changes lay out a new vision for Tennessee education, one that eliminates some of ... 06/23/2013 - 3:31 am | View Link
Tennessee Titans finish 9-7 in Munchak’s First Season as Head Coach With an expired collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the NFL Players ... and this stability will allow our team to continue growing together,” Adams said. “I know these moves will make our organization a better one.” 02/7/2012 - 2:40 pm | View Link
Collective Bargaining Collective Bargaining Workers today face multi-national corporations able to shift profits, jobs and assets around the world. When several IAM locals or other unions ... 08/20/2014 - 10:17 pm | View Website
Bargaining Units & Contracts | UCnet The University of California works hard to build professional relations and negotiate fair agreements with the 15 unions that represent more than 77,000 of our employees. 08/20/2014 - 9:55 pm | View Website
Collective bargaining, private-public sector differences ... History. Collective bargaining started to be used in the 1950s by public employees, with Wisconsin being the first state to adopt it. Between 1955 and 1965 10 states ... 08/20/2014 - 8:36 pm | View Website
Latest News | APWU APWU -- American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO ... The Support Services Division represents APWU bargaining unit members at Information Technology/ Accounting Service ... 08/20/2014 - 7:32 pm | View Website
Collective Bargaining 101 | Stand for Children Stand explains collective bargaining 101 to help parents and education advocates understand the process of collective bargaining 08/20/2014 - 1:45 am | View Website
Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can be seen here.
A senior U. S. defense official said Wednesday that Russian troops have fired missiles inside Ukraine at central government military positions, providing further evidence for the Obama administration's charges that Russia is orchestrating new military operations in eastern Ukraine.
U. S. officials are taking a wary view of the disclosure this week that Iran – one of four countries the United States accuses of supporting terrorism – has begun arming the Kurdish Regional Government in northern Iraq, as the Kurds scramble to combat the threat posed by ISIS.
At 68 cents a gallon, Californians already pay the nation's second highest gas tax. It goes up again in January to pay for a first in the nation climate change law that hits motorists where it hurts most: the pocketbook.
From the August 27 edition of MSNBC's The Ed Show:Previously:
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Charles and David Koch, brothers and the oil barons who are already shaping the 2014 midterm elections according to recently leaked audio recordings, are often portrayed as environmentally responsible advocates of the free-market that are unfairly targeted by Democrats. However, their political influence, which benefits the fossil fuel industry and their own bottom line, is unparalleled.
How far does the Koch brothers' influence spread?
Is it fair to equate them with big liberal donors?
Is it fair to characterize the Kochs as Big Oil?
Are the Kochs unbiased in their energy advocacy?
Do the Kochs have a good track record on environmental regulations?
Do they have a stake in the Keystone XL debate?
Are the Koch brothers transparent?
How extreme are their views?
Koch Brothers Are Shaping Politics In 2014 Elections
Associated Press: Koch Brothers Are "Reshaping Politics." From an Associated Press primer on "the Koch brothers and their role in politics":
Charles and David Koch, ages 78 and 74, are billionaire brothers who helped create a broad network of nonprofit groups that control hundreds of millions of dollars flowing into politics.