Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Afternoon Roundup

Not much news to report today, nevertheless here are a few things from around the blogosphere that have caught my eye.
  • Democratic candidate for Attorney General, Linda Pence, announced today a comprehensive plan to combat child abuse within the state-- a cornerstone of her candidacy's platform. Read the press release in its entirety here.

  • Fellow bloosier Joh Padgett, has created a centralized online social network for progressives across the state. I urge you to jump over and check out the aptly named Bloosiers, and be sure to register as well. Keep up the good work Joh.

  • Sixth district congressional candidate Barry Welsh talks about the Employee Free Choice Act:

    From great dkos diary on the subject:
    The Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800, S. 1041), supported by a bipartisan coalition in Congress, would level the playing field for workers and employers and help rebuild America’s middle class. It would restore workers’ freedom to choose a union by:

    1)Establishing stronger penalties for violation of employee rights when workers seek to form a union and during first-contract negotiations.

    2)Providing mediation and arbitration for first-contract disputes. (Allowing workers who form unions to realize a contract quicker than the average 3 year waiting period)

    3)Allowing employees to form unions by signing cards authorizing union representation.

What did I miss?

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