Mary Bottari

Mary Bottari is the Director of the Center for Media and Democracy's Real Economy Project and editor of their www.BanksterUSA.org site.

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Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 9:15am
ALEC “Right to Work” Law Tossed Out in Wisconsin
MADISON — Dane County Circuit Court Judge William Faust struck down the state’s private-sector “right-to-work” law late today. In February 2015, Governor Walker and the Wisconsin legislature pushed through a private-sector right-to-work bill over the objections of thousands of workers and 450...
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Monday, April 4, 2016 - 10:15am
Highlights of Luntz Poll of American CEOs Shows Broad Support for Progressive Policies
When considering American CEOs as a category, "empathetic" is not the first word that comes to mind. Yet, the fact that these top executives have empathy for their workers is a major take away from a closed-door webinar about a new poll taken by LuntzGlobal, the polling firm of promient GOP...
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Monday, March 28, 2016 - 10:45am
Easter Rebellion: Three States Give Bernie Sanders Landslide Victories
MADISON — The Sanders campaign came to Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday with a wind at its back. Sander swept Alaska, Washington State and Hawaii with huge margins, even though the political establishment in those states overwhelmingly supported his primary opponent Hillary Clinton. Call it an Easter...
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Monday, February 29, 2016 - 12:45pm
DuPont Rakes in Federal Dollars Despite History of Hazards
Four workers were tragically killed when an insecticide leaked into a building at DuPont's LaPorte, Texas plant in November 2014. After two workers were overcome by toxic fumes, another responded to a distress call and was overwhelmed. His brother, too, died attempting to aid the fallen. Three...
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Friday, February 19, 2016 - 8:15am
Adelante! El Dia Sin Latinos en Wisconsin
Latino families, friends, supporters and business owners took to the streets surrounding Madison’s Capitol on Thursday to protest a pair of anti-immigration bills being fast-tracked in the GOP-controlled legislature. The crowd was so large, organizer Christine Neumann-Ortiz could barely contain her...
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 10:15am
Reporter's Guide: Federal Contractors with History of OSHA Violations Battle New Safety Rules
Every day, American workers are killed and injured on the job. From explosions, electrocutions and toxic fumes to more common falls or crushing injuries, lives are altered and families irreparably torn apart. For too long, many corporations have taken a cavalier attitude to worker safety, but when...
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Saturday, January 9, 2016 - 2:45pm
Right-Wing Network Puts Anti-Union Case in Samuel Alito's Lap
Justice Samuel Alito has been scouring the land looking for a case to make his mark on history. Could he find a way to hold a big bank accountable for ripping off millions of consumers? Could he interpret intellectual property law to give more desperately ill people access to essential medicines?...
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Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 8:45am
Bernie Sander's Plan to Tame Wall Street Riles Team Clinton
Millions of Americans saw “The Big Short” over the holidays. The blockbuster movie, based on the book by Michael Lewis , is a primer on how the crookedness and fraud rampant in the U.S. financial system brought down the global economy in 2008. If you left the theatre with steam coming out of your...
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Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 1:15pm
Corporate Lobby Group ALEC Works to Scuttle Global Climate Agreement
Two conferences are taking place this week 5,438 miles apart. The agendas could not be more different. The stakes could not be any higher. In Paris,120 world leaders are meeting under the auspices of the United Nations in an urgent effort to prevent catastrophic climate change, which threatens the...
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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 11:45am
From Receptionists to Rocket Scientists, MANPOWER Undermines Higher Wages
In 2013, a U.S. Senate committee exposed the fact that too many federal contractors are violating federal wage laws and health and safety standards, yet continue to profit off of U.S. taxpayers with repeat contracts. On July 1, 2014, President Obama acted on recommendations in the report and signed...
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