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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:27 PM
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350 rally for collective bargaining (Omaha Steve Included)
Source: Omaha World Herald

By Paul Hammel

LINCOLN They sang songs like Solidarity Forever and We Shall Overcome, chanted We are One, and carried placards reading Stop the War on Workers and Save the American Dream.

An estimated 350 people rallied Monday evening on the steps of Nebraska State Capitol in support of retaining collective bargaining rights.

The rally, organized by the Nebraska State AFL-CIO, coincided with several across the country on the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of pro-labor civil rights leader Martin Luther King.

Speakers, which included Nebraska labor union leaders and an Omaha Catholic priest, the Rev. Ken Vavrina, complained that robber barons and billionaires were getting richer and richer while middle-class wages have remained stagnant.

Read more: http://www.omaha.com/article/20110404/NEWS01/704059975/...



http://www.omaha.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=OW&Date=...
About 350 people rallied Monday at the Nebraska State Capitol in support of union rights. Photo: PAUL HAMML/THE WORLD-HERALD
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:30 PM
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1. That 'Omaha Steve' is a troublemaker alright. nt
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:55 PM
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6. Hooray for troublemakers then!
Net recommendation: +29 votes (Your vote: +1)
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:43 PM
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2. Great! And in Nebraska no less. The heart of the conservative Midwest.
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:04 PM
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3. Solidarity Forever !...nt
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:09 PM
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4. Keep up the good work!
:kick:
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unkachuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:13 PM
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5. this deserves a big K&R....excellent....n/t
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:24 PM
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7. K/R
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:22 PM
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8. Solidarity! K&R!
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2banon Donating Member (794 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:58 PM
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9. Rumors of a Nation Wide General Strike about to be called
Heard it mentioned on the radio today... emphasis on rumor. I'm fairly certain I was listening to FSRN... wondered if there were any discussions or rumors to that effect in your neck of the woods?
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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 06:27 AM
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13. I haven't heard that here

Even as a joke.

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2banon Donating Member (794 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:09 AM
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15. Keep your ears to the ground.. you may hear whispers of it soon..
in the meantime, if i get the time tomorrow i'll see if i can go to FSRN archive for yesterday's broadcast to check that report..
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Cowpunk Donating Member (572 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 12:03 AM
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10. Has the Nebraska Democratic Party finally seen the light?
I laughed out loud a couple weeks ago when former NE governor Bob Kerrey referred to Ben Nelson's legislative legacy as "progressive populism", but I am seeing a few more signs that the NDP may have finally got religion after seeing the movement building upon Wisconsin's great uprising.

I've been highly critical of the Nebraska Democratic Party in recent years for what I see as a slavish devotion to Nelsonian "centrism". During these years, "populism" has remained a dirty word among Nebraska's political and media elites. But that seems to finally be changing. This may be just a cynical ploy by the Ben Nelson Machine to capitalize on a newly energized progressive movement, but paying lip service to progressive populism at least opens the door a crack and brings some respectability to true populists.
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 01:18 AM
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11. We had about the same number here in Tucson...
Edited on Tue Apr-05-11 02:10 AM by ProudDad
YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceaEjUQkyLI

For more information about why we're getting screwed...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Mitchs Mule Donating Member (8 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 02:07 AM
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12. I BELIEVE

" .... we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, as 'right-to-work.' It provides no 'rights' and no 'works.' Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the FREEDOM OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING... We demand this fraud be stopped.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 12:09 PM
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14. K&R! And thank you, Omaha Steve, for keeping us so well-informed about the Labor Movement! nt
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:42 AM
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16. Kick for Omaha Steve and labor. (Too late to rec.)
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