Under legislation introduced by state Sen. Don Balfour, the former could result in a $1,000 fine. And the latter? Well, that could get you charged with a felony. Yes, despite the fact that Georgia has some of the weakest labor laws and lowest union memberships in the country, the Snellville Republicans wants to further clamp down on the organizations. And it looks like the Occupy movement won’t get a pass either.
Balfour’s Senate Bill 496 would, among other things, add “private residences” to the list of places where “mass picketing” about a labor dispute would be verboten. The legislation would also allow businesses to ask a judge to halt the protests. If the picketing continues, protesters could be slapped with a $1,000 fine. In addition, any union or organization which “continues to sponsor or assist in the prohibited activity” would be subject to $10,000 fine. Businesses which think they suffered damage from the picketing could ask for a cut of that cash.
Speight notes that the bill’s sponsors are affiliated with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a free-market organization that’s been accused of championing anti-labor policies. Speight thinks the bill exhibits telltale signs of being “template legislation” that such groups typically hand off to state lawmakers throughout the country to change policy.
Jon Corzine’s testimony before the House agriculture committee may mark the definitive end to the Democratic party’s love affair with Wall Street.
Let us hope so. There needs to be a difference between the parties. Just Sayin’
The violent police assaults across the US are no coincidence. Occupy has touched the third rail of our political class’s venality
While Religious Right leaders lauded tea party groups for taking to the streets, now they are asking for the government, and God, to crush the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Earlier this week, the Family Research Council asked members to pray against “these raucus [sic] groups” and “ideological anarchists,” asking for God to “harvest souls for Christ among them”
The average effective tax rate for all 280 companies in the study over the three year period was 18.5 percent; for the period 2009-2010 it was 17.3 percent, less than half the statutory rate of 35 percent.
The weight of the 1 Percent has become intolerable. How can we take our country back? Here’s a fresh draft
Their employment prospects are dim, their debt is high, their lives are on hold and a stunning number are living with their parents, even into their 30s. They are young adults, 18 to 34, struggling to begin their adult lives during the worst economy since the Great Depression, and they risk becoming a lost generation, according to an extensive new study released Wednesday by two advocacy groups.
While begun long before the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, the research may help explain why so many young people are taking part in the protests.
Some data unearthed by the study by the advocacy groups Demos and The Young Invincibles, which combined an independent telephone poll with U.S. Census Bureau data, is stark and stunning. Rent is taking up nearly 33 percent more of young adults’ income than a decade ago — at least for those who have their own place. But nearly 20 percent live with their parents. They are postponing buying a home, having children, even getting married.
Thousands of Wall Street protesters shut down the Oakland, Calif., port Wednesday evening, culminating a day of picketing banks and mostly peaceful marching throughout the city’s downtown.
Demonstrators in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Philadelphia held solidarity actions
Protesters of all political persuasions are increasingly documenting their protests — and encounters with the police — using electronic devices like cameras and cell phones. The following tips apply to protesters in the United States who are concerned about protecting their electronic devices when questioned, detained, or arrested by police.