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Trump: Day 591
-Attacks Union Leader on Labor Day
-Criticized AG 4 Charging GOP Allies
-Will Likely Try 2 Block Mueller Report
-Sasse: US Not a "Banana Republic"
-Abruptly Scrapped Plans 2 Go Golf
-Sz McCain Death Was a Distraction
-No Remark 4 KIA/Wounded Soldiers
Day 696 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 548 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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New #QAnon 2066

Both [C-3]h[A-5]mbers (House / Senate) in [S-6]ESSION tomorrow.
Where once there was [D-1]ARK
Th[E-2]re is now [L-4]IGHT

#QArmy #MAGA #WWG1WGA #Trump #potus #PatriotsFight #MondayMotivation #laborday @realDonaldTrump @POTUS
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On this Labor Day, be reminded that we have the 8 hr work day, 40 hr work week, & child labor laws because of the labor movement. #LaborDay
If you're enjoying your long weekend, remember that you have a weekend break from work because of the labor movement. #LaborDay
Workers' compensation, unemployment insurance, pensions, and Social Security? They exist largely due to the labor movement. #LaborDay
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1/ On this fine #LaborDay, here's a recap of some of our most impactful stories about work and workers.

We'll begin with shipbuilders. In 2017, @jennifergollan laid out how private companies with poor safety records keep winning gov't contracts.…
2/ Reporter @willCIR found a pattern endemic to the temp industry of racist, sexist and otherwise discriminatory hiring.

Some agencies even went so far as to use code words to refer to – and avoid hiring – people of color.…
3/ Working with @frontlinepbs, @KQED, @Univision and @UCBerkeleyIRP, @bmyeung uncovered an epidemic of rape and sexual assault committed against female janitors who work alone on the night shift.…
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Earlier this year, I introduced a new bill, the “Workers’ Freedom to Negotiate Act” to reform our broken labor laws & help the very workers we celebrate on #LaborDay to earn better wages.

This is especially important given the Trump Admin & GOP assault on worker rights & safety.
While President Trump promised to stand up for the working people in this country, his administration appears hell-bent on causing more harm to working families than good.

Here’s a few examples:………
President Trump’s rolling back much-needed reforms that keep workers safe, freezing pay for federal workers, or limiting the power of public sector unions will do nothing to help the working people in this country and instead only benefit the special interests and wealthiest.
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Have a great day, Fellow Workers.

via @YouTube
#WeNeverForget #LaborDay the men, women, and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause:
1877 - Pennsylvania Miners
1886 - Chicago
1887 - Chicago
1898 - Virden
1903 - Stanaford Mountain
1913 - Calumet
1914 - Ludlow
1921 - Blair Mountain
1934 - Minneapolis
etc etc etc etc
#WeNeverForget #LaborDay the men, women, and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause

June 21, 1877 Pennsylvania
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A core proposition in #MMT is that we can always create whatever money is necessary to maintain a full employment economy. The Federal Reserve building is named after the Fed Chairman who made the same point in 1939. #MarrinerEccles
Here's Eccles--a businessman and a banker--calling B.S. on business leaders and their argument that tax cuts & deregulation would unleash a powerful (trickle-down) effect that would boost output and employment.
Here he is arguing that tax cuts should be aimed at the real job creators--consumers --especially low-income workers. For economic *and* social equity reasons.
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It's #LaborDay weekend and all, so I'm gonna do a thread about a job listing I just saw.

I think it's depressing and on the dystopian side that this looks normal to lots of people. Let's unpack it together...

Have a song to read it with:

"We have 2 different opportunities- both in fast growing companies with lots of room for advancement! Hard workers rewarded! I need about 50 people. General Labor to start at $11-$12 an hour. Four shifts available starting 5:30, 6:30, 7:00 and 3:00(pm). Overtime available" [2/15]
This was posted by an individual, not an organizational account. There's a phone number to call, and that's it. There's no company name. There's no location mentioned. There is implication that this is some kind of job agency person with 2 separate requests to hire staff.[3/15]
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On #LaborDay Day, let us celebrate the power of the people. Let us celebrate those who fought the greedy corporations to improve lives for the workers. Let us celebrate the workers who banded together to fight 16 hour days, seven days a week.
Let us celebrate the workers who would not stand for unsafe working conditions and who fought for fair pay. Let us celebrate the parents who fought to keep their kids out of the workplace, who fought to put them in public schools.
Let us celebrate the continued advocacy and protection of the Union, who even after being under attack by the leadership in Frankfort, continue to stand strong and fight for the worker
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Blessed Be Your #LaborDay and enjoy this video:… and know...
1) The Work Of Our Hand - The Sweat Of Our Brow - It Builds Our Character - Reveals Purpose In Struggle - And Adds Meaning To Life.
2) "Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
~ Teddy Roosevelt
3) "When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another."
~ Helen Keller
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It's #LaborDay.
▪Did you know that women comprise the majority of America's #minimumwage & #workingpoor workers?
▪Did you know K-12 teachers are 86% female & nearly all get working class pay despite degrees?

Read my investigation and pass it on.…
Since the 2016 election male politicians have talked about America's working class as if it was white men when it is women of all races.

Trump and Bernie Sanders speak to the disaffected white male worker, but it is women doing low-paid labor.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics and the US Census detail how even white collar professions like teacher, nurse, veteranarian, paralegal become low-wage jobs when they are "feminized" by becoming majority female professions.
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A #LaborDay prayer for moms and dads whose daily (unpaid!) work and calling includes the glorious duty of diapers:
"Heavenly Father, in such menial moments as this—the changing of a diaper—I would remember this truth: My unseen labors are not lost, for it is these repeated acts of small sacrifice that are slowly being sewn into a quilt of lovingkindness that swaddles this child.
"I am not just changing a diaper. By love & service I'm tending a budding heart that, rooted early in such grace-filled devotion, might one day be more readily-inclined to bow to your compassionate conviction—knowing itself then as both receptacle & reservoir of heavenly grace.
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I know it’s Labor Day weekend, but please remember @realDonaldTrump still has 500 refugee children locked up in cages he separated from their parents. And he hasn’t even tried to reunite them. Plus thousands died in Puerto Rico. Someone needs to be held accountable for all of it.
Listen to my interview below with a pre-med student who volunteers at the border giving first aid to refugees after leaving ICE prisons. The stories she tells are horrifying-ICE agents are threatening those who ask for medical help #DworkinReport #LaborDay…
Listen to my interview below, where a pre-med student who gives first aid to refugees at the border, reveals the fact some ICE agents are mentally and physically abusing refugee children. And leaving ICE prisons covered in lice. #DworkinReport #LaborDay…
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1. PERSONAL THREAD: I had the WILDEST night in the fetid swamps of Hillary hate. These people are PETRIFIED of her. I'll explain...
2. On a relatively quiet #LaborDay weekend night, Hillary Clinton endorsed @Verrit, the media platform I cofounded.
3. Within seconds, traffic to the site surged and we began getting thousands of signups. Then all hell broke loose.…
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