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The "Raging Grannies" of the Southern Tier led an enthusiastic gathering in singing Corporate Tax Dodger songs at the "We Pay - Why Don't They?" Tax Day Press Conference in Binghamton highlighting Corporate tax evaders.
Gathered in Kennedy Park, right across the Street from Verizon - one of the Corporations highlighed in the new Citizens for Tax Justice report, Amy Fleming, a "Raging Grannie" singer and member of the Greater Binghamton Labor-Religion Coalition, said: While average, hard-working families will pay their fair share, millionaires and Wall Street corporations like Verizon won’t: they’ll use special loopholes in the law to avoid paying their fair share. Tax dodging by corporations means the rest of us pick up the tab through higher taxes or through cuts to vital services and benefits.”
"Those hogs get fat but they don't produce
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See the "Tax Dodgers Song" in our "Workers Write!" section.
Think we'll be protesting the 1% sometime again soon? Need something new? Check out the song written by Binghamton artist, activist, and friend of Labor Pat Donahue. The song was the highlight of our "Tax Day" action in Binghamton.
The photo of Pat Donahue is from this year's Workers Memorial Day observance. Pat is a descendant of the Binghamton Factory Fire heroine Nellie Connor, who saved a number of the factory "girls" but died herself. At the ceremony she gave a very moving performance of the poem written about the incident at the time.Read more >>>
My America - My Union
poem by Vincenzo Di Rosa, CWA Local 1111
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Where the Air Tastes Like Copper
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