SORT BY Relevancy
Last week I went to a function at the Harris County Democratic Party. A young speaker at the event spent about half a hour talking about the United Steelworkers Union strike against 11 refineries including Royal Dutch Shell and LyondellBasell in the Houston Area.
I read a lot of news. Why is this news not widely out there. At a time when we are constantly talking about income inequality and wealth disparity one would think it would be covered. At a time when labor unions are in decline, how is it not news?
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When President Obama pushed his health care overhaul plan through Congress, he counted labor unions among his strongest supporters. But some unions leaders have grown frustrated and angry about what they say are unexpected consequences of the new law -- problems that they say could jeopardize the health benefits offered to millions of their members. The issue could create a political headache next year for Democrats facing re-election if disgruntled union members believe the Obama administration and Congress aren't working to fix the problem. "It makes an untruth out of what the president said, that if you like your insurance, you could keep it," said Joe Hansen, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. "That is not going to be true for millions of workers now."
Join us on Critical Discourse this Saturday, March 28th, as we'll cover the following:
1) A continuation of last week's, sometimes heated discussion on the relevancy of labor unions, in light of Scott Walker's Right to Work legislation
2) The stunning Silicon Valley court decision, involving Ellen Pao, regarding her charges of gender discrimination and relatiation
3) Latest developments in the Middle East
4) Whatever is on your mind
Today, we going to examine the ongoing battle between Public Labor Unions and the Republican Governors in the Midwest United States from Wisconisn, Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana. What will be the future of collective bargaining? What role does the public safety/privative labor union movement fit in this battle? What will happen if a TEA Party or GOP Candidate wins the Governor's office in the Commonwealth of Kentucky? Our featured guest is from the American Legion in Nevada conversating for Patriotic Freedom Rides on Armed Forces Day on May 21st.
Today we return to the most controversial part of Malcolm El Haji Malik Shabazz's speech 'MESSAGE TO THE GRASS ROOTS'
"Once they formed it, with the white man over it, he promised them and gave them $800,000 to split up between the Big Six; and told them that after the march was over they’d give them $700,000 more. A million and a half dollars — split up between leaders that you’ve been following, going to jail for, crying crocodile tears for. And they’re nothing but Frank James and Jesse James and the what-do-you-call-’em brothers.
[As] soon as they got the setup organized, the white man made available to them top public relations experts; opened the news media across the country at their disposal; and then they begin [sic] to project these Big Six as the leaders of the march. Originally, they weren’t even in the march. You was [sic ] talking this march talk on Hastings Street — Is Hastings Street still here? — on Hasting Street. You was [sic] talking the march talk on Lenox Avenue, and out on — What you call it? — Fillmore Street, and Central Avenue, and 32nd Street and 63rd Street. That’s where the march talk was being talked. But the white man put the Big Six [at the] head of it; made them the march. They became the march. They took it over. And the first move they made after they took it over, they invited Walter Reuther, a white man; they invited a priest, a rabbi, and an old white preacher. Yes, an old white preacher. The same white element that put Kennedy in power — labor, the Catholics, the Jews, and liberal Protestants; [the] same clique that put Kennedy in power, joined the march on Washington.
International Workers' Day, also known as Labour Day in some places, is a celebration of laborers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labor movement, anarchists, socialists, and communists and occurs every year on May Day, 1 May, which also coincides with the Celtic spring festival. The date was chosen for International Workers' Day by the Second International to commemorate the Haymarket affair, which occurred in Chicago on 4 May 1886. This Day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
Being a traditional European spring celebration, May Day is a national public holiday in many countries, but in only some of those countries it is celebrated specifically as "Labour Day" or "International Workers' Day". Some countries celebrate a Labour Day on other dates significant to them, such as the United States which celebrates Labor Day on the first Monday of September.
Lets talk about all that there is to talk about in real estate, including being an owner bilder, resale listings, new homes, finance, loans, banks and credit unions, land not only by states, but everything from Canada to Chile and Argentina and the Caribbean. Commercial, residential, retirement and investment specials. Auctions, land sales, buidings of all types shapes and sizes, including modular, and the new storage building conversions into homes. How to build credit, add svings and streghten your credit standing for lenders. Lenders who provide the best loan to value loans for newhome construction. Control companies and how to lists!!! Any and all varieties ofinvestments and retirement or jobs in foreign nations for those interested in living abroad while building your retirement in additon to those who are also preparing for retirement in a foreign country! partnering with fqmily members or friends to help build your home, vacation homes, rental homes, ski resort specials and more!
As we get ready for the summer season Troy and I talk about banking, marketing and the value of competition and leadership in an industry that often over-stresses cooperation. We will look back on some recent shows and as usual talk about things you won't hear at this year's many credit union conferences. Join us.
Mayor Marsh wants community leaders to put pressure on his city Council to support a ½% sales tax in the next election.
Marsh claims that 80 to 90% of the tax will be spent on public safety. Surely the pressure on the Council will come from the Modesto Police Union, whose mission is to obtain more money, better benefits, and job protection.
Given the choice between more money and more officers the unions have historically selected more money.
Two years ago, former Mayor Carmen Sabatino headed the “NO 0N MEASURE X” campaign and spent $3000.00 to defeat the measure while the Mayor’s supporters spent over $178,000 in a failed attempt to pass the tax.
Measure X failed because the people got it, they understood that giving seven people on the City Council $26 million a year to spend as they pleased was not a good idea.
Now he wants only want $14 million and claims it is just for public safety.
Termed out Councilman Dave Lopez, who has been a cheerleader on the Council and accomplished little else opposes the tax.
Marsh and Lopez cannot explain what they did with $25 million of federal funds for the neighborhood stabilization program.
The city received 10% or 2.5 million to administer and supervise the federal money. Then, Mayor Jim Ridenour, claims he didn’t know anything about SCAP and it wasn’t his business how much they paid their executives.
The newspaper at the time distracted the community with the reports on SCAP, which was really a small part of the larger scandal that forced bee editor Mark Vasche to tell the Bee publisher that he had a conflict and could no longer participate in any meetings to discuss the scandal.
There are many other examples that lead to the logical conclusion that Marsh should not ask for any more money until he reveals what’s been done with the money they have already been given.
Sometimes the obvious solution to a broadband challenge is right there in front of a community. Like money. Waverly, IA realized that not just one but THREE local banks held the key to the city's fundraising success. While some communities are stressing out over funding sources, financial institutions could be the linchpin that get many public networks off the ground.
Who better than local banks and credit unions are served by the economic impact of broadband? New employers moving in, existing companies hiring, increasing property values, people staying in town - when economies thrive, banks prosper. Darrel Wenzel, General Manager of Waverly Utilities, explains how their financial institutions came to be partners in the city's broadband development. He also gives tips to communities that see this strategy potentially playing out well for their constituents.
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A revisit with Mark Brewer as we continue to focus on the plight of workers’ in Michigan and around the country.
Hugh Madden Communications Director of Progress Michigan is back this week to talk Workers’ Memorial Day and the good grace of Labor in Michigan.
Our National Political Director, columnist for HuffintonPost.com and NowItCounts.com will provide his perspective on Baltimore and the reality of Police brutality.
Chad Selweski, award winning journalist is back this week to discuss Prop 1, Auto No Fault “reform” and Snyder for President.
Paul Homeniuk with the Green Party has a plan, but is there room for a third political part in Michigan?
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