UAW v CHATTANOOGA - MATT PATTERSON
Chattanooga Times Free Press: UAW slammed at forum on labor organization efforts at Chattanooga’s Volkswagen factory
Matt Patterson of the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., left, looks up at a screen displaying his talking points Thursday during a public meeting at the Embassy Suites in East Brainerd. The meeting, put on by Citizens for Free Markets, was related to efforts to set up a works council and United Auto Workers union representation at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant. Also seated at the front table are Don Jackson, center, former VW executive, and Mark West, right, of the Chattanooga Tea Party and president of Citizens for Free Markets. > Read more
CDC WRONG ON SALT - MICHELLE MINTON
For years, public health advocates, politicians, and government agencies such as the FDA, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been cajoling Americans to cut their salt intake and pressuring food makers to comply with salt-reduction programs. Agencies recommended we cut sodium consumption to less than 2,300 mg a day. In May, the CDC was forced to admit this advice was wrong as well. A report commissioned by the CDC and conducted by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies found no evidence to support this previous advice. > Read more
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