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March 23, 2019

On This Day in 1886
Mark Twain, a lifelong member of the Int’l Typographical Union (now part of CWA), speaks in Hartford, Conn., extolling the Knights of Labor’s commitment to fair treatment of all workers, regardless of race or gender.
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It’s Still the Economy, Stupid
Updated On: Jul 06, 2018
July 6, 2018  | ECONOMY | By focusing attention on issues such as immigration and Korea, Trump has managed to deflect attention from the economic resentments that helped get him elected—namely, outrage that the rules are rigged on behalf of the wealthy and the powerful…According to the latest tabulation by Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF), the total value of share buybacks has been $503 billion since the tax act was passed in last December. Corporations have spent 72 times on share buybacks what they have spent on one-time worker bonuses and raises. About 40 percent of all stocks are held by the top one percent, and most of the rest by the wealthiest ten percent, so this is a pure gift for the rich… American Prospect  Related: Economists expect wage pressures to continue building as part of increasing inflation...CNBC
 
 
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