And I Feel Fine: Punching In

Tomorrow is December 21, 2012 – the end of the world as we know it? Here’s your top news to go with your coffee:

5 signs 2013 might be a great year for labor organizing.

The AFL-CIO is all out against Social Security cuts.

Related: the Congressional Progressive Caucus rebels against chained CPI.

Worker victory: Fracking test workers getting $187,000 in back pay after being denied overtime.

Chained CPI doesn’t only harm seniors. Kids and low-income workers get a raw deal too.

Related: Robert Reich smart take on why we shouldn’t accept chained CPI.

Ohio Gov. Kasich has “got plans” for the 2013, but will they help Ohio workers?

Related: Kasich refuses to say that Ohio Republicans won’t put anti-worker issues on the 2013 ballot.

“We’re fired up!” An interview with Michigan Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer.

Related: Gretchen Whitmer is a name you should know – watch:

Finally: Give the gift of a stronger, fairer economy.