Tag Archives: unions

The fight for $15–bring on the briar-hoppers

How the people of my father’s social network¬†looked on the UAW membership in Ohio–the briar-hoppers. This is a post about the fight for a $15 an hour wage for people working in Fast Food. Apologies for taking a long detour to get there.¬† My dad was a snob. You do not need to get me […]

Does the Tea Party WANT a default?

(warning–conspiracy theory ahead) I’ve been watching the clownies in DC dance the debt ceiling dance. What supposedly started as a fight over Obamacare (which more properly should be called ‘Romneycare‘ or even ‘Heritage Foundation care‘) has now morphed into a battle over government size. The Tea Party types, spurred on by ideologues with lots of […]