Thursday, September 6, 2012

Three million people

By Mary Hough on  Infographics

We just hit a major milestone: More than 3 million supporters now own a piece of this

campaign. Find out more about the people who make this campaign


Three million people

blueyes43  3 days ago

36 Reasons to Thank a Union
1. Weekends
2. All Breaks at Work, including your Lunch Breaks
3.Paid Vacation
5. Sick Leave
6. Social Security
7. Minimum Wage
8. Civil Rights Act/Title VII (Prohibits Employer Discrimination)
9. 8-Hour Work Day
10. Overtime Pay
11. Child Labor Laws
12. Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
13. 40 Hour Work Week
14. Worker's Compensation (Worker's Comp)
15. Unemployment Insurance
16. Pensions
17. Workplace Safety Standards and Regulations
18. Employer Health Care Insurance
19. Collective Bargaining Rights for Employees
20. Wrongful Termination Laws
21. Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
22. Whistleblower Protection Laws
23. Employee Polygraph Protect Act (Prohibits Employer from using a lie detector test on an employee)
24. Veteran's Employment and Training Services (VETS)
25. Compensation increases and Evaluations (Raises)
26. Sexual Harassment Laws
27. Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
28. Holiday Pay
29. Employer Dental, Life, and Vision Insurance
30. Privacy Rights
31. Pregnancy and Parental Leave
32. Military Leave
33. The Right to Strike
34. Public Education for Children
35. Equal Pay Acts of 1963 & 2011 (Requires employers pay men and women equally for the same amount of work)
36. Laws Ending Sweatshops in the United States


VegasNevada  3 days ago  parent

This is what Paul Ryan thinks about Labor when confronted at last year's Labor Day

Uploaded by  on Sep 7, 2011
Among supporters, Rep. Paul Ryan meets protesters and hecklers along parade route

blueyes43  3 days ago

Seniors caught in Hole for their drugs, now save over $2000 that they had to pay out of their own pockets! Thanks Mr. President
People with pre-existing conditions who NOW have Health Insurance
Shortly after Obama took office the Dow hit 6626, it's now at 13,066. The stock market has DOUBLED.
President Obama got out of Iraq, eliminated bin Laden, saved the Auto Industry, reformed Wall Street, and expanded Health Care!
In 2008 had to lay off 25 workers. Have since hired more than that number back.
My 25 yr old daughter is covered under my health care.
Did you get a no-copay physical lately?
Did you take out a federal student loan or get pell grant to afford college in the last 4 years?
4 years ago, George W. Bush was President. Now, Barack Obama is
President Obama respects all citizens & believes in our potential 4 success of all. Out of many !
Our air quality + our wallets with NEW MPG standards for our cars + trucks. Thank you Mr. President!
4 years ago, you could be refused health insurance if you'd ever been sick in the past. Now, you can't.
Our climate with Green Jobs + Renewable Energy use put in place through Stimulus Act! Thank you President Obama!
President Obama believes in wind and solar energy for better jobs and a better environment.
President Obama has enabled the military to decimate Al Qaeda.
4 years ago, US car manufacturers were about to go bankrupt. Now they're ALL profitable.
President Obama stared down BP oil to demand responsibility for their horrendous oil spill.
Women + THEIR families do not have co-pays for birth control! Thank you Mr. President!
Seniors that do NOT have to pay for Preventative Screenings! Thank you President Obama! President
Obama recognized contribution of Latino Dreamers-they can now be part of our success.
President Obama is responsibly drawing down the war in Afghanistan.
President Obama signed the LIly Ledbetter Act ensuring equal pay for women.
Small business owners who have 18 different tax breaks to use to build their businesses! Thanks President Obama!
More students who can afford College because President Obama increased Pell Grants! Thanks Mr. President!
Anyone who was afraid that Osama Bin Laden would attack America again! Thank you President Obama!
Anyone who invests in the stock market because our POTUS got Dodd Frank passed into law. Thanks Mr. President!
4 years ago, insurers could take uncontrolled profits. Now they must spend 80% of what you pay on care or give you the difference
Yes, the USA economy is betteroff because of Pres. Obama; the Dow is up 64.68% since our President took office!!
The soldiers who have fought for us so valiently coming home to education + job opportunities! Thank you President Obama!
Yes, I’m #betteroff because of Pres. Obama and despite the Republican/ American Taliban Party obstruction, racism, & hatred!!
Tax credit + CUTS for workers during worst recession since the Great Depression! Thanks President Obama!
Are we again respected around the world? YES. Is economy improving? YES. 4 yrs ago we were in full tailspin thx to GOP policies.
Anyone applying for a mortgage or credit card has clearer contracts to sign b/c POTUS got us Consumer
Financial Protection Bureau
More transparency with earmarking forcing lawmakers to JUSTIFY their requests for money. Thank you Mr. President
4 years ago young people were kicked off parent's insurance after graduation. Now they can stay on until 25, as 2.5M of them have
I am and we r. It's a slow recovery, but we r recovering. We cannot return 2 the same policies that created the downturn. Bush2?
I blame traitorous GOP #PartyOfNo for sacrificing America for political goal of taking down the Prez. But despite them we ARE #BetterOff
More weeks of unemployment insurance to millions of Americans EVEN though he had to extend tax cuts 2 RICH 2 get them. Thanks PBO
4 years ago, I was embarrassed when my President travelled abroad. Now, I'm proud.
Any military member who can now FREELY serve their Country + not be afraid to TALK about WHO they LOVE! Thanks Pres. Obama
ALL Americans are now FREE to express their LOVE without the Dept. of Justice defending only CERTAIN marriages! Thanks Mr. Pres.
Thx, media, for inspiring us to point out how we are #BetterOff than 4 yrs ago, since you can't seem to report it yourselves.
Despite 9/20/09 RW plot & relentless GOP obstruction, PBO soldiered on: saved auto ind, 29mo of growth, ACA, got OBL
Families who got REFUNDS from their Health Insurer b/c the POTUS capped Adm. costs in his ObamaCARE! Thanks Mr. President!
Extended Child tax credits + Alt. Min. Tax patch to help families pay LESS taxes! Thanks Mr. President!
With new MPG standards + funding of RESEARCH for Renewables, LOWEST Importation of OIL to USA. Thank you Mr. President!
This President REDUCED Gov't spending to LOWS not seen since Ike was in office! Thank you Mr. President!
The REST of the WORLD no longer SEES USA as Aggressor BUT as a Partner. Thank you President Obama!
My 401k is growing instead of hemorrhaging so yeah
More can be found on twitter under the #BetterOff

Desert Dove Dan  3 days ago

Why is the media obsessed with the question, "are YOU better off than you were four years ago?" Shouldn't the correct question be, "is OUR country better off than it was four years ago?" Makes a big difference, no? "No man is an island," right?

Gen44 Isack  3 days ago  parent

Why run away from this question, when the answer is simple:
0- 4 years ago we were losing 700,000 jobs per month. Today we are creating private sector jobs
1- Auto Industry, Ohio, Detroit IS BETTER TODAY THAN 4 years ago
2- Car Battery Industry is better today that it wast 4 years ago
3- Student Loans is better today than it was 4 years ago
4- Senior who's presc drugs are cheaper today is better today than she was 4 years ago
5- Stock market is better today than it was 4 years ago
6- Consumer Protection bureau is better today than it was 4 years ago
7- 4 millions jobs created is better today than it was 4 years ago
8- Latino Dreamers are is better today than they where 4 years ago
And I could EASILY GO ON. Why would any democrat run away from this? LOL Makes no sense!

MARWBI  3 days ago  parent

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