Sanders blocks proposal to force rail unions to accept labor deal

By: Alexander Bolton; The Hill Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday blocked a Republican request to force railroad workers and companies to accept the recommendations of a nonpartisan panel to avoid a strike that would impact millions of Americans.   Sanders stood up on the floor to block the speedy approval of the resolution — introduced by Senate Health, Education, Labor and

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Sanders Calls State of US Health Care an “International Embarrassment”

By: Sharon Zhang; Truthout Following the release of a recent poll finding that Americans have very little faith in the quality of the U.S. health care system, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) took to the Senate floor on Tuesday to once again call for the passage of Medicare for All. “While it is not discussed much in the corporate media or

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Sanders vows to oppose controversial Schumer-Manchin side deal

By: Alexander Bolton; The Hill Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday blasted the side deal that Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) struck earlier this summer to pass a controversial proposal to make it easier to develop fossil fuel-based energy projects. Schumer told reporters Wednesday that he plans to attach Manchin’s permitting reform bill to the stopgap spending measure that needs

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Sanders, Welch call for severance pay for laid-off LandAir workers

By: Shaun Robinson; VTDigger For our members of Congress representing Vermont and Massachusetts are calling on Corbel Capital Partners — which owns LandAir, the Williston-based trucking company that filed for bankruptcy in July — to provide severance pay to laid-off employees. In a letter Friday to Corbel’s managing partner and CEO, Jeffrey Schwartz, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; U.S. Rep.

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‘People are tired of being ignored while the rich get richer’: Bernie Sanders on anger and hope in the US and UK

The Vermont senator rose from the political margins to become hugely influential within the American left. As he prepares to speak at a London rally, he explains why unions on both sides of the Atlantic must reassert their power By: Owen Jones; The Guardian Both are unlikely political sensations who were long consigned to the fringes: Bernie Sanders, an octogenarian

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