Month: September 2017

Federal GOP tax plan is ‘the great con,’ says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

GOP tax plan is ‘the great con,’ says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

The Republican tax reform plan gives more to rich people and corporations, with middle- and lower-income Americans paying for it, Richard Trumka said. Billionaire investor Tom Steyer agreed, calling it a “reverse Robin Hood.” However, economist Lawrence Lindsey said the middle class will benefit the most from the bill. Michelle Fox | @MFoxCNBC Published 6:24 PM …

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News Ford extends paid leave for mothers of new children, adds time off for fathers

Ford extends paid leave for mothers of new children, adds time off for fathers

September 27, 2017 @ 7:00 amMichael Martinez DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. is expanding paid time for mothers of newborns and newly adopted children, and is introducing paid time off for fathers as part of an updated health plan, the automaker said Wednesday. Mothers can now take an additional 10 days off any time in …

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Federal Republican Tax Plan Would Lower Trump’s Taxes By 81 Percent!

Republican Tax Plan Would Lower Trump’s Taxes By 81 Percent!

One change in particular would give wealthy people like the president a massive break. 09/27/2017 08:48 pm ET Updated 14 hours ago Carlos Barria / Reuters The Alternative Minimum Tax (as Rodney Dangerfield might have put it) don’t get no respect. Few who don’t pay it have ever even heard of it. Those who do …

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APWU Postal Vehicle Service Scanning Duty Settlement Reached APWU

Postal Vehicle Service Scanning Duty Settlement Reached APWU

09/28/2017 – On August 31, the APWU Motor Vehicle Service Craft Division and the USPS came to a settlement for case numbers Q10V-4Q-C 16466169/HQTV20160275, Q10V-4Q-C 15300453/HQTV20150846 and Q10V-4Q-C 16466163/A19V20160276. The issue concerns the deployment of scanners to Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) drivers, as part of the Surface Visibility (SV) program. The issue initially arose in …

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News The Witty Liberal

The Witty Liberal

The Witty Liberal September 26 at 6:00pm · “Maybe we all need to read the Constitution again. There has never been a better use of pen to paper. Our forefathers made freedom of speech the First Amendment. They listed 10, and not one of them says you have to stand during the anthem. And I …

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Federal Trump tax plan cuts corporate rates, nearly doubles standard deduction

Trump tax plan cuts corporate rates, nearly doubles standard deduction

By Naomi Jagoda and Mike Lillis – 09/27/17 10:13 AM EDT 6,459 The Republicans’ long-awaited tax framework would cut the top tax rate for the wealthy, drastically slash taxes for businesses and eliminate most itemized deductions, according to a copy obtained by The Hill. President Trump is expected to promote the framework today at a …

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News NFL Players Association Responds to Attacks on Free Speech

NFL Players Association Responds to Attacks on Free Speech

Kenneth Quinnell September 26, 2017 After President Donald Trump and others attacked the free speech rights of athletes, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) responded to the president’s comments. NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith said: The peaceful demonstrations by some of our players have generated a wide array of responses. Those opinions are protected speech and a …

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Postal USPS to issue stamp commemorating National Museum of African American History and Culture

USPS to issue stamp commemorating National Museum of African American History and Culture

Posted on September 27, 2017 by postal U.S. Postal Service Honors National Museum of African American History and Culture with Forever Stamp WHAT: First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony for the Celebrating African American History and Culture Forever stamp. This stamp will be on sale at the ceremony and available nationwide on Friday, Oct. 13. WHO: Ronald A. Stroman, …

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APWU The Heritage Foundation: A Think-Tank on a Mission to Destroy the Public Postal Service

The Heritage Foundation: A Think-Tank on a Mission to Destroy the Public Postal Service

Courtesy of Mike Konopacki (This article first appeared in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) On paper, the Heritage Foundation looks like an ordinary “think tank,” a group of experts who research public policy ideas and write reports and articles. The organization describes itself as a research and educational non-profit, promoting conservative …

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