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June 1, 2016

This Lawsuit Against Domino’s Could Be Huge for Workers

 The New York attorney general’s wage-theft suit could pave the way for unionizing workplaces across different owner-operators.

It might become the biggest tip in the history of New York pizza: a lawsuit cracking down on one of the country’s fast-food giants, linking its chain-business model to three franchise bosses charged with collectively owing workers more than half a million dollars in stolen wages.

According to a lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office last week, the Domino’s pizza empire and its franchise operators share the blame for years of cheating workers out of tipped wages and overtime pay. Both the parent company and the franchise operators are targeted as joint employers, charged with failing to adhere to wage-and-hour laws for workers. While wage theft is rampant throughout the restaurant business, the lawsuit alleges that the proprietary payroll software system Domino’s uses in its franchises is rigged to encourage cheating workers by design. A multi-year investigation has traced a digital paper trail from each pizza shop straight up to corporate headquarters.

more: http://www.thenation.com/article/this-lawsuit-against-dominos-could-be-huge-for-workers/
May 31, 2016

Criticism of Hillary is Sexism, Says Colorado Governor Hickenlooper

Superdelegate sees sexism in criticism of Clinton

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), a superdelegate who will back front-runner Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, said Sunday she is unfairly criticized because of her gender.

"If she were a man, all this stuff wouldn't be at the same level. There's an awful lot of criticism ... over things that really aren't that — I guess a man, it wouldn't be brought up like that," Hickenlooper said on CBS's "Face the Nation."

more: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/281640-clinton-superdelegate-clinton-criticized-because-of
May 31, 2016

The bottom line: Hillary Is the Candidate of the War Machine

Hillary Is the Candidate of the War Machine by Jeffrey Sachs
There’s no doubt that Hillary is the candidate of Wall Street. Even more dangerous, though, is that she is the candidate of the military-industrial complex. The idea that she is bad on the corporate issues but good on national security has it wrong. Her so-called foreign policy “experience” has been to support every war demanded by the US deep security state run by the military and the CIA.

Hillary and Bill Clinton’s close relations with Wall Street helped to stoke two financial bubbles (1999-2000 and 2005-8) and the Great Recession that followed Lehman’s collapse. In the 1990s they pushed financial deregulation for their campaign backers that in turn let loose the worst demons of financial manipulation, toxic assets, financial fraud, and eventually collapse. In the process they won elections and got mighty rich.

Yet Hillary’s connections with the military-industrial complex are also alarming. It is often believed that the Republicans are the neocons and the Democrats act as restraints on the warmongering. This is not correct. Both parties are divided between neocon hawks and cautious realists who don’t want the US in unending war. Hillary is a staunch neocon whose record of favoring American war adventures explains much of our current security danger.

Just as the last Clinton presidency set the stage for financial collapse, it also set the stage for unending war. On October 31, 1998 President Clinton signed the Iraq Liberation Act that made it official US policy to support “regime change” in Iraq.
more http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-sachs/hillary-is-the-candidate_b_9168938.html
May 29, 2016

Does Debbie Wasserman-Schultz resent Bernie & Jane Sanders because of their interfaith marriage?

We know she sees this kind of intermarriage as a "problem" because she said so in early 2015.

Could this explain if she had some bias against Bernie Sanders?

Although she does not actively "oppose" it, she identified "assimilation" and intermarriage as problems.

"We have the problem of assimilation. We have the problem of intermarriage. We have the problem that too many generations of Jews don't realize the importance of our institutions strengthening our community..."

Comments and a subsequent clarification from U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston have attracted new attention to long-running concerns over the implications of interfaith marriage in the Jewish community.

Wasserman Schultz recently told a Jewish group that interfaith marriage is a "problem." On Tuesday, in a statement issued by the Democratic National Committee, she said she does "not oppose" it.
May 29, 2016

Sub sailor's photo case draws comparisons to Clinton emails

The sailor now faces a maximum possible sentence of up to ten years in prison, but faced up to 30 years if found guilty on both charges. Federal guidelines discussed in court Friday appear to call for a sentence of about five to six-and-a-half years, although the defense has signaled it will seek a lighter sentence.

Saucier’s friends, conservative commentators and others say the stiff charges leveled against Saucier were out of whack with more lenient treatment given to senior officials who face allegations of mishandling classified information, like Clinton.

“I just don’t think it’s fair,” said Gene Pitcher, a retired Navy sailor who served with Saucier aboard the Alexandria. “In reality, what she did is so much worse than what Kris did. ... I think it’s just a blatant double standard.”

Clinton has not been charged with any crime, but the FBI has been investigating how information that intelligence agencies consider classified wound up on the private server that hosted her only email account during the four years she served as secretary of state. Some news reports have said charges are unlikely.

“Felony charges appear to be reserved for people of the lowest ranks. Everyone else who does it either doesn’t get charged or gets charged with a misdemeanor,” said Edward MacMahon, a Virginia defense attorney not involved in the Saucier case.

link: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/kristian-saucier-investigation-hillary-clinton-223646

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