Obama Announces Overtime Pay Eligibility for 11 Million More Workers


The following two statistics reflect how economic inequality in our country has continued to escalate:   Read More

Kentucky Gov. Beshear Heeds Call for Economic Fairness


Responding to calls for action by both Kentucky NCFO and national SEIU, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear (D) issued a June 8 executive order raising the minimum wage for state employees --and employees of state contractors--from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour   Read More

NCFO Rejects Arbitration in Dispute with New Jersey Transit


The National Conference of Firemen and Oilers (NCFO) notified the National Mediation Board (NMB), that the union is rejecting arbitration of its contract dispute with New Jersey Transit (NJT).   Read More

Americans Want Government to Help Close the Income Gap


A new poll sends a message: the growing gulf between the rich and the rest of us requires action, and government has to play a greater role in narrowing the gap   Read More

Missouri Right to Work "Us Over" Bill Vetoed by Governor


But Override Threat Looms, as Do 2016   Read More

Unaffordable Child Care: a National Problem


In no state is there adequate, affordable child care for a majority of children under five. And in 31 states, the annual cost of private child care is higher than the cost of in-state college tuition   Read More

Money from Super PACs Will Extend Internal Republican Fight


Most Republicans cheered when the Citizens United Supreme Court decision opened the floodgates to unlimited money in elections.   Read More

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