Archive for the ‘workers’ Category

Republican Senate Primary Will Place Extremism, Intolerance Center Stage

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — State Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron issued a statement Tuesday saying the Primary for U.S. Senate between incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander and State Rep. Joe Carr will place Republican extremism and intolerance center stage:

“This Republican Senate Primary will be a race to the bottom of fear and hate. [...]

Chairman: Expand Medicaid for Working People

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

If the politicians and the prisoners, the lawmakers and the lawbreakers, have health care, what’s wrong with working women and working men having health care?

That’s the question Chairman Roy Herron sought to answer in a column that ran in Sunday’s Knoxville News-Sentinel.  I hope you’ll read this short column and, if you [...]

U.S. House Republican Majority Votes to Axe 40-Hour Work Week

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen: “Today was one of the saddest days the House of Representatives has probably ever seen.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) spoke on the U.S. House floor about the House passage of HR 1406, which eliminates the 40-hour workweek. The measure, designed to drive down earnings for working Americans to [...]

Weakening the Middle Class: Workers Suffer Worst Week at Legislature

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

The Republicans who control the Tennessee State House passed on Thursday a series of bills that will weaken the middle class by eliminating rights and lowering wages for Tennessee workers.

During the nearly four-hour session, House Republicans voted to destroy the state workers’ compensation system and do away with the prevailing wage, a rule [...]