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Jobs Bill Stalls – Legislation Allowing More Corporate Access To Prison Labor Passed

A VLTP Special Report by Bob Sloan, Executive Director LABOR UNIONS AND GROUPS – PULL THE WOOL FROM OVER YOUR EYES AND GET ACTIVELY INVOLVED NOW – BEFORE ITS TOO LATE! Over the past two weeks VLTP published the first, second and final segments of an expose reporting on the use of prison labor in Nevada to deny jobs to local […]

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 […]

Three Reforms to Top N.C. Agenda – Americans For Prosperity

by Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity Now with a new governor working with the Legislature, here are the three key reforms to watch in the coming legislative session: First, the Legislature needs to bring the benefits of fiscal responsibility home to each taxpayer through permanent tax reform. While the details have yet to […]

ALEC Right to Work (for Less) Battle in Missouri Heats Up

More disturbing news from the midwest.  Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri? First of all – let’s start with a recap of information from a report that was issued a few months ago – about the effect of implementing ALEC policies in your state. (my emphasis) ALEC/Laffer claim that wage suppression policies (anti-union “right-to- work” laws and the […]

Don’t Burden Middle,-Low-Income in ALEC Tax Plan–NC to Get Hit Again?

It wasn’t mere coincidence that a day before N.C. Senate leader Republican Phil Berger (R-ALEC)  unveiled a plan to overhaul the state’s tax system that Nebraska’s GOP Gov. Dave Heineman was giving his State of the State address focusing on the same thing. And it’s not just happenstance that the centerpiece of both plans is […]

Las Vegas: Prison Labor Used to Beat the Odds

Part one of a three part Expose on Prison Labor in Nevada and Beyond By Bob Sloan – Prison Industry Consultant Thousands of tourists, businessmen, CEO’s and executives from all over the world mix with citizens of Nevada in the luxury and splendor of Las Vegas’ many hotels and casinos.  Most come to this beautiful […]

Privatizing Government Services in the Era of ALEC and the Great Recession – Part IV – Unions and Collective Bargaining

IV.   UNIONS AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING Many ALEC bills target teachers and collective bargaining, and laws that are similar to those bills have been enacted in the aftermath of the Republican victories in 2010.  For example, in Indiana, where Republicans had a 60-40 House majority and a 37-13 Senate super-majority, the Senate labor committee chair coupled […]

The Truth About “Right-To-Work” – Video

New information from EPI shows that despite claims from Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels that “right-to-work” created jobs in his state, the state is actually losing jobs to neighboring states that don’t have those laws.  Ed Schultz has the details. Please click here to watch this video from the Ed Show, 12/16/12. originally posted at The […]

Michigan “Right-To-Work” Law Passes – Video

Michigan’s right-to-work law passes, thanks to right-wing organizations like Americans for Prosperity and ALEC.  Reporter, Andy Kroll, joins Ed Schultz to help expose the dark money and shadow government, and strength of the right wing in state government. Please click here to watch this video.  Finally, some TV exposure of ALEC and the Koch Brothers […]

Detroit Free Press Snyder Endorsement Actually Predicted How He Would Screw Michigan

That ill-advised Snyder endorsement contained a hidden gem….one the Detroit Free Press hopes readers won’t revisit. It’s not often that a major metropolitan newspaper editorial board makes the news over an opinion piece, but that’s just what happened this past week as the Detroit Free Press backed-out of Governor Snyder’s camp like it was suddenly a circulation-killing leper colony. Their “opinion” diatribe displayed a […]