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Forum Post: Sanders introduced the Workplace Democracy Act Tuesday

Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 7, 2015, 6:19 p.m. EST by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Workplace Democracy Act Sanders introduced the Workplace Democracy Act Tuesday, a bill to eliminate the two-stage balloting process for union election, a move that labor advocates say will make it easier for workers to form unions, The Associated Pres, The Washington Post, The Hill, The Guardian and Al Jazeera America reported. "I'm hoping he can be a role model," said Kellie Duckett, a worker who spoke at the press conference. "He can tell the people what's going on better than they can see." LINK , LINK, LINK, LINK, LINK

TPP On Tuesday, President Barack Obama began what may be a similarly difficult task — selling the Trans-Pacific Partnership to Congress and the American public, The Associated Press and The New Yorker reported. Among the Democratic candidates running for president, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., moved quickly to voice his opposition. "Wall Street and big corporations just won a big victory. Now it's on us to stop the #TPP from becoming law," Sanders tweeted, The Washington Post and The Associated Press reported LINK, LINK, LINK, LINK, LINK

Child Care The annual cost of child care for an infant, which EPI defines as a 1-year-old child for the purposes of its analysis, exceeded the average price of a year of in-state tuition at a public 4-year college in 33 states and the District of Columbia in 2014, The Huffington Post reported. Sanders has said he would ensure high-quality, affordable daycare and preschool for all by taxing Wall Street and the wealthy. LINK

VPR Sanders Profile Sanders is an improbable politician. Independent, he came from the far left and an urban background to win elections in one of the most rural states in the country. Now Sanders’ rhetoric is on the national stage. So who is Bernie Sanders? What molded his politics and his convictions? And what can the chapters of his life tell us about what might come next? Vermont Public Radio tries to answer those questions in a new profile. LINK

World

Kunduz The American commander in Afghanistan now believes that United States troops probably did not follow their own rules in calling in the airstrike that decimated a Doctors Without Borders hospital when no American and Afghan troops were in extreme danger, according to officials with direct knowledge of the general’s thinking, The New York Times reported. LINK

National

Prisoners to be Released The Justice Department is preparing to release roughly 6,000 inmates from federal prisons starting at the end of this month as part of an effort to ease overcrowding and roll back the harsh penalties given to nonviolent drug dealers in the 1980s and ’90s, according to federal law enforcement officials, The New York Times reported. LINK

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/newswatch/100715

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