Report: State lawmakers enable wage theft, child labor

Published on People’s World, by Mark Gruenberg, Nov 1, 2013.

WASHINGTON – Corporate interests, led by the American Legislative Exchange Council ALEC and including the National Association of Manufacturers, the (US) Chamber of Commerce and retailers‘ groups, have undertaken – and continue to undertake – a wide-ranging attack on workers, union and non-union, a new Economic Policy Institute EPI report and a panel discussing it says.  

The corporate campaign amounts to a “a broad, ambitious attempt to fundamentally affect the ability to make a living in America,” said EPI economist Ross Eisenbrey during the Oct. 31 discussion of The Legislative Attack On American Wages And Labor Standards, 2011-2012. The 100-page report is on EPI’s website. YouTube has a video of the discussion … //

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Post soviet directions: Russian diplomacy is back, too, on Le Monde diplomatique.english, by Yann Breault, November 2013:
When the USSR crashed, so did its foreign ministry and its well-trained employees, who leached away into international commercial employment. Now they have regained some state support and a clear objective …;

Leserbrief zur Entschuldung armer Länder, auf Schreibstuben Blog, by Heidi, 22 Dec 2009;

EPI on YouTube, 21 videos in bulgarian language.

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