Tag: bargaining power

Work isn’t valued in America

Work isn’t valued. Making money is valued but work isn’t. If work were valued, then workers would be paid more. No one would ever think about cutting wages or killing pensions if work were valued. From EPI: Over the last 30 years there has been very modest wage growth for the typical worker. This is not because the economy was weak and employers were strapped for cash or profits. The economy enjoyed soaring productivity between 1980 and 2009. The Figure compares median wage growth over that period to average gross domestic product growth per worker, a measure of what each individual

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Big Pharmaceuticals and Insurance Choking Health Care Reform

It should be no surprise that those who stand to have their profits curtailed are fighting tooth and nail to make sure that heathcare reform doesn’t happen.  It is up to progressives to continue to push our representatives and senators toward a solution that will work for all of us.  That is their job!!! From Robert Reich: I’ved poked around Washington today, talking with friends on the Hill who confirm the worst: Big Pharma and Big Insurance are gaining ground in their campaign to kill the public option in the emerging health care bill. You know why, of course. They don’t

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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The Thirteeneth Juror

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