McDonald’s held jointly liable for shitty treatment of workers. Door’s now open to a McD’s union.

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National Labor Relations Board’S general counsel on Tuesday ruled that McDonald’s can not hold itself separate from what franchises are doing to their workers but are instead jointly liable for labor and wage violations. This opens the door to the formation of nationwide labor unions for McDonald’s workers. This could eventually go to the Supreme more »

APPLAUSE: New York Times Editorial Board says LEGALIZE IT

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  “It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which people kept drinking, otherwise law-abiding citizens became criminals and crime syndicates arose and flourished. It has been more than 40 years since Congress passed the current ban on marijuana, inflicting great harm on society just more »

Records show Lt. Gov. Kleefisch was acting governor approx. 1 of every 4 days 2011 – ’13

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For real. But before delving into Our Dear Leader’s absenteeism, I want to note that he’s upping his stealth factor.* I heard it from Jake who heard it from Wisconsin State Journal: “Citing security concerns, Gov. Scott Walker’s office is no longer releasing information about where he stays on out-of-state trips in regularly released calendars more »

Outsourcery, Burke v. Walker edition.

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I find this game of Which-Is-The-Worst-Outsourcer depressing. Neither candidate is able to come out strong against outsourcing. Bill Clinton signed NAFTA in 1993 (after Bush, Carter, and Ford helped him sell it to America) and the rest is history. Anyway. Just a few notes, here. 1. Scott Walker’s campaign is still ignoring Wall Street Journal Here’s more »

Racine, Wisconsin school district puts book purge on pause

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According to a story in the Journal Times entitled, “Unified holds ‘weeded’ books for librarians to examine“, the purging of school library books in Racine, Wisconsin will be paused for two schools. RACINE — Unified’s administration will hold books removed from the libraries of Case High School and Mitchell Middle School until those schools’ new more »