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Lawmakers Lambaste Money-Losing Prison Industries Program

Lawmakers Lambaste Money-Losing Prison Industries Program

We have been posting about an investigation into prison labor violations in Nevada.  Three posts by VLTP Executive Director Bob Sloan, which you can access here, here, and here.  After exposing this to the entire Nevada State Legislature, Governor Sandoval (R), AG Masto (D), and Union leaders, and aided by an interview on the Dana Gentry […]

NDOC & Silver State Industries – Meet the Exploiters – Expose on Prison Labor in Nevada Pt. II

Second in a Three Part Expose on Prison Labor in Nevada Displacing Workers (Reposted from January 11th) By Bob Sloan – Prison Industry Consultant Working on the “Chain-Gang” was how prisoners were punished for their crimes in days gone by – and people who had been victims of crime were happy. Then we became “civilized” […]

Destroying Access to Local Democracy

Most of you will have no idea what I am writing about – because you are fortunate to have more than just basic cable, and were born after the advent of cable TV. Many of you – might not know or care – but you should –  if you claim to care about the democratic […]

Postal Service to Cut Saturday Mail to Trim Costs

The ALEC-led death spiral for the USPS continues.  We wonder what will happen after UPS and FedEX get the USPS privatized and then decide that they are not going to deliver the mail to unprofitable routes.  Who will pick up the  slack?  Who else–WE THE TAXPAYERS! Hey there USPS Management and Union Leaders:  get out […]

Rape of America’s Workers: Crime Victims – Now Prisoners Given Their Jobs

Today Nevada Workers Lose Jobs to Inmates – Next it Could be your Turn Third and final segment of the series on Nevada’s situation involving unfair competition by use of prisoner labor by Bob Sloan, Executive Director, VLTP.net “Insourcing”..: there is no current definition for this word in our Urban Dictionary or Websters. I plan to […]

NDOC & Silver State Industries – Meet the Exploiters – Expose on Prison Labor in Nevada Pt. II

Second in a Three Part Expose on Prison Labor in Nevada Displacing Workers By Bob Sloan – Prison Industry Consultant Working on the “Chain-Gang” was how prisoners were punished for their crimes in days gone by – and people who had been victims of crime were happy. Then we became “civilized” as a society and […]

Cuccinelli and Dominion Move to Repeal Virginia’s Clean Electricity Standard

Proposed legislation would harm environment and, opponents say, constitutes a confession that Dominion has accepted $77 million from ratepayers without properly fulfilling intent of current law RICHMOND—Dominion Virginia Power has informed environmental groups that the company has reached a tentative agreement with Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to support legislation that would effectively repeal the […]

Michigan Right to Work Law Was the Brainchild of ALEC, The Most Dangerous Group in Politics

From article written by Bob Sloan and published on Policy Mic… Fact: 282 bills were passed in Michigan during the lame duck session. 42% of all the bills passed in the last two years were in this last lame duck session, with 180 votes taken on the last day of the 2012 session alone. Fact: In the session […]

A Post-Mortem on CA Prop. 37 – Labeling of GMO Foods

Labeling of GMO foods seemed like a perfect law for all of the health- and environmentally-conscious voters of California.  Yet it went down to defeat. Here is a list of the groups that                                Here is the list of companies opposing GMO supported Prop. 37                                                 labeling                Note the big money corporations which belong to ALEC […]

Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants

Proposed law scheduled for a vote next week originally increased Americans’ e-mail privacy. Then law enforcement complained. Now it increases government access to e-mail and other digital files. A Senate proposal touted as protecting Americans’ e-mail privacy has been quietly rewritten, giving government agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current law. CNET has […]