Workers Memorial Day event

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We at the Working Kansas Alliance wanted to take a moment to bring an upcoming event to your attention. Our President, Terry Forsyth, will be speaking at the event and we would like to encourage everyone to come out and join us. Every year in late April, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have … Read More

Workers Memorial Day event

Brownback demands it his way. Business over Kansans.

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Having it both ways is becoming a daily occurrence in the legislature. After killing the Governor’s plan to give tax breaks to corporations and wealthy Kansans early on Wednesday a phone rang in the Senate republican leadership office with Gov. Sam Brownback on the other end of it and just about as quickly as they could the Kansas Senate made an about … Read More

Brownback demands it his way. Business over Kansans.

WKA Update: House Commerce tees up anti-worker bills

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It’s time for action! Late Friday night the House Commerce Committee took action on several anti-worker bills that change Unemployment and workers compensation benefits. Resorting to procedural moves to deny the public the opportunity to comment on the bills, the committee passed out Senate Bills 413 and 416, and now both are headed to the full House next week. The … Read More

WKA Update: House Commerce tees up anti-worker bills

Brownlee’s version of “Fair and Balanced” bad for injured workers

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Karin Brownlee’s UI and Work Comp court-packing scheme took a big step forward yesterday as it was voted out of House Commerce on a party-line vote. Ranking Democrat Mike Slattery and Rep. Annie Tietze voiced strong objections to the plan before voting against the measure that will let the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and its allies hand-pick judges who will … Read More

Brownlee’s version of “Fair and Balanced” bad for injured workers

43 Years Later & Still Seeking the Promised Land

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On April 3, 1968, King arrived in Memphis, TN on behalf of striking municipal sanitation workers. As the workers themselves tell it, the conditions were horrific: there were no overtime rights; there was no grievance procedure; those who were paid lived in poverty; and those who were injured on the job were fired.

43 Years Later & Still Seeking the Promised Land