by Terry Stulce, Tue Jul 18, 2006 at 03:04:37 PM EDT
I'm challenging Congressman Wamp to represent Tennessee's third district because I believe you deserve someone who will stand up for Tennessee values. As one example, let's talk about the minimum wage.
Wamp has continuously voted AGAINST raising the minimum wage, while at the same time he has voted for increases in his own annual salary to the tune of over 30,000 dollars. This is just plain wrong.
by bedobe, Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 11:19:35 PM EDT
Many around here have asked, how can I show solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of immigrants that marched across the country over the last few weeks?
Well, here's something you can do without leaving the comfort your home: stand up for the 15 women that were fired for attending the marches.
A manager at a Detroit meatpacking plant said Monday that 15 immigrant women were fired last month after attending a protest for immigrant rights.
[A]bout 20 union officials went Monday to Wolverine Packing Co. offices on Rivard to inquire about what happened.
[A]s Wolverine knows, the workers were documented, but an employment agency does the actual hiring. He said the workers had been told, "written and verbally," on the Friday before the protests that their attendance was mandatory on the day of the protest.
They were fired "for standing up for their rights."
The fired workers were natives of Mexico and many had worked at the plant for several years. Most have children and are worried about supporting their families, Herrada said.