Jeanne Mirer: States are Legally Required to Protect the Right to Vote

Litigators and activists should expand their legal arsenal as they attack voter suppression

Jeanne Mirer: Assault on Collective Bargaining Illegal, Says International Labor Rights

The International Commission for Labor Rights (ICLR) sent a notice to the Wisconsin Legislature, explaining that its attempt to strip collective bargaining rights from public workers is illegal.  See http://www.nlg-laboremploy–   Anyone who has watched the events unfolding in Wisconsin and other states that are trying to remove collective bargaining rights from public workers has Read more…

Jeanne Mirer: Obama: Create Jobs by Executive Order

On May 6, 1935, with the country in the midst of the Great Depression, and with indirect efforts to create jobs having not moved the needle of unemployment rates, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 7034 and appropriated $4.8 billion for the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The WPA put millions of Americans to work Read more…

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