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Comment on: Paramount workers sue for nonpayment of overtime
Posted 05/15/2015 10:39:58 EDT
No, it's not really "a growing problem". It's just that the press has finally discovered it.
Comment on: Showdown looms on MBTA overhaul
Posted 05/10/2015 10:37:09 EDT
The bottom line is this: pay for a 21st century transit system with 20th century budgets; write a 50 page report showing pervasive MANAGEMENT deficiencies; and cash in decent blue collar jobs with ben more »
Comment on: Complaints follow nursing home chainâs expansion With nursing home chainâs expansion, problems spiked
Posted 05/05/2015 06:40:53 EDT
Well done commenters! We might keep an eye on Governor Baker's plan to reduce all state regulations to the level of effectiveness of federal regulations. That will mean more profit for these creeps an more »
Comment on: Hey Chris Christie, good luck with that entitlement reform Hey Chris Christie, good luck with that entitlement reform
Posted 04/26/2015 08:36:12 EDT
'Truer words n'er were spoke'! more »
Comment on: Mass. residents tell Charlie Baker what they want fixed
Posted 11/09/2014 10:19:58 EST
And Charlie...half a million people in Bristol County are waiting for a chance to share the Bahlkes' frustration with commuter rail so they can take advantage of the jobs in the Boston area, too. more »
Comment on: Itâs Labor Day, but thereâs little for labor to celebrate - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 08/29/2014 01:00:55 EDT
Thanks for the fairness and truth in this piece. Unions continue to be the only countervailing power resisting the conversion of the US to 'banana republic' status. more »
Comment on: Education isnât enough for a just recovery - Columns - The Boston Globe
Posted 08/13/2014 07:50:26 EDT
The best detergent for this mess is the labor movement. more »
Comment on: Not so golden: Wealth gap lasting into retirement - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 08/05/2014 06:56:31 EDT
A good first step would be to expand Social Security. more »
Comment on: Taking care of your trust fund - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 07/28/2014 09:39:52 EDT
Good balance in this piece. Rare when there is so much 1% hysteria about "austerity", or why we must take money from poor, elderly widows. more »
Comment on: The real reason for income inequality - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 07/22/2014 09:40:07 EDT
Greater inequality is directly related to lower union density. more »
Comment on: Whatâs the matter with wages? - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 07/16/2014 04:57:12 EDT
Union density and the middle class share of aggregate income are directly related. more »
Comment on: Walsh no fan of deal with Red SoxYawkey Way, Lansdowne Streets - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 07/11/2014 07:51:45 EDT
The Pioneer Institute is not simply a "policy think tank". It is a "right wing think tank". more »
Comment on: Commuter rail generating not-so-smart growth - Letters - The Boston Globe
Posted 07/09/2014 08:01:35 EDT
But...the vast and underutilized economic potential of Gateway Cities New Bedford and Fall River will never be realized without a real connection to the Metro Boston region. more »
Comment on: Scrap the casino idea â Boston is booming - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 06/26/2014 06:18:44 EDT
Another example of Boston-centric thinking! And why Western and Southeastern Massachusetts can be so alienated from the crowd In the capital city! more »
Comment on: Massachusetts House approves convention center expansion plan - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 05/29/2014 06:53:37 EDT
Wrong about the Pioneer Institute. It is a right wing "stink tank" masquerading as a "nonpartisan research organization". To imply the latter is to be inaccurate and taints the impartiality of the pie more »
Comment on: Mass. pension plan ranked worst in US, study finds - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 05/02/2014 07:28:02 EDT
Wall Street under cover: overstate the problem; croc tears for younger workers; scoop pension funds for rip-off 401(k)s. more »
Comment on: Minimum wage vs. EITC: End the âeither-orâ thinking - Editorials - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/02/2014 06:55:06 EDT
The best antibiotic for inequality: a union card.
Comment on: Yuenglingâs impact being felt in Mass. - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/02/2014 06:21:03 EDT
Smashed a union in PA.
Comment on: Raise earnings, but go beyond the minumum wage to do it - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/23/2014 12:18:20 EDT
The best antibiotic for inequality is a union card.
Comment on: $80 million for 6 weeks for cable chief - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/21/2014 07:00:20 EDT
I'm so glad my cable company (Comcast), which I love, was able to help out this deserving man! I can only hope that the cost of my 'bundle' with the "Big C" helped contribute to this wonderful and ju more »
Comment on: The ways to a longer school day - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/07/2014 06:52:00 EST
Sounds like a good model for Globe columnists, too. How about $10 per column for the last 3 months of the year? Might be a slightly excessive price for some columns, though.
Comment on: Cleaning company ordered to pay $1 million in back wages - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/07/2014 06:41:38 EST
Just one more skirmish in the war over inequality. More important to know are the willingly oblivious hotel owners.
Comment on: Report urges MBTA to replace pension board and raise retirement age for workers to save more than $1 billion - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 02/06/2014 06:50:12 EST
The Pioneer Institute is not a "think tank". It is a "right wing, corporate backed Think Tank". Please be careful with your terminology.
Comment on: State mulls big staffing changes at 2 failing Boston schools - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 01/26/2014 09:26:14 EST
This would be funny if it wasn't such a tragedy for the teachers...and the kids.
Comment on: Should business have a conscience? - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/08/2013 09:05:25 EST
We better prepare ourselves for the following headline: "Business owners claim religious objection to cancer treatment."
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