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.
American history is thievery, greed, control and racism. America was stolen from Indians. White men migrated to America for new lives. Wealthy White men owned their mothers, their sisters, all people, places and things. Labor to build America was the results of White men stealing Africans from Africa and bringing them to America to work for no wages. The use of Africans became an industry and the greed of wealthy White men resulted in breeding of Africans as cattle was breeded to meet the demands for food and labor. In order to control Africans, wealthy White men hired poor overseers to stand watch by night and day. Overseers were given full control over Africans, as long as the life of the African wasn't taken without say so of the wealthy White man. Africans were sold on auction blocks, splitting up families. Africans were killed by Whites and it was less of a crime than killing an animal. Africans never gave up hope of freedom, and when government freed Africans, Black code laws were created so wealthy White men could keep free labor. Lock up Africans for any reason and have them serve time on plantations for no pay for years. Racism became the will of White men as a tool to hold back Blacks.
"Just as mass incarceration has burdened American Taxpayers in major prison states, so is the use of inmate labor contributing to lost jobs, unemployment and decreased wages among woorkers - while corporate profits soar," says Alex Friedmann, associate editor of Prison Legal News. (article taken from thenation.com, Mike Elk and Bob Sloan) Here is yet more activity from ALEC and the Billionaire Koch Brothers
Hr1 California bill AB775 is trying to force pro-life pregnancy counseling centers to offer abortion information.
Curtis Ellis says, imagine a world where American courts and laws are overruled by international tribunals (who are not elected by American citizens!)... That's Obama's plan with Obamatrade (TPP). TPP is the new NAFTA and the latest "we have to pass the bill so you can know what's in it." CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES!
Congratulations! California honored to be the worst state to do business 11 years running! The Democrats policies at work.
Hr2 We pause for a little humor (that hits too close to home) Muslim world reacts to Obama's speech on climate change being the biggest global threat.
U.S. military says reaction times are seriously delayed because their hands are tied. They can't move as quickly as they need to to address threats. This is a problem!
Feminists will find offense in anything, especially if it encourages man-bashing. First it's manspreading, now it's mansplaining.
Transgender Canadians are pushing to abolish gender references from birth certificates. You can't just make an assumption based on a quick peek at a baby's privates anymore!
Hr3 Salon says our U.S. Military is a national security threat. Thank God (and our military!) for free speech. In other countries, they'd be wiped out or jailed!
Actress tells Teen Vogue that Planned Parenthood felt like “two arms pulling me into a hug” and that she's “eternally grateful” for the experience.
Unions want an exemption from the minimum wage increase. Shocker! What a bunch of hypocrites!
Have you had your healthy dose of reality lately?
Biblical rest is not rest in the sense of relaxing, but rather rest in the sense of ceasing from labor or cease from exertion. God wants His people to enter into His rest. A place where they are not exerting enegry except to trust Him. Human effort profits little, but resting in The Lord is a pwoerful tool.
Listen in as Roy ministers a message adapted from his pastor, Bishop Ben Gibert on rest.
Macro economist Dean Baker and Jay Ackroyd discuss the role public sector unions have played in the labor movement, wage rates, pensions and economic growth and income equality Baker is an American macroeconomist and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
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Andrew Dixon Former San Francisco Giant baseball player- SPORTS CHAT international SHOW
RAFEL SKEETE: | Played: 1985-1991 Positions. OF-455, 2B-1, 1B-1born in the island of St. Maarten.
The Andrew Dixon Foundation is to develop self- esteem and motivate youth through the eyes of baseball. The past 3 years has been developing baseball throughout Jamaica primary schools, certifying and teaching
. Along with the annual back to school and Christmas projects give-a-ways. It has been brought to my attention that one of the rural primary schools St. Elizabeth "St. Mary's primary school" is without proper bathroom facilities. We have agreed to take on this project to build two bathroom facilities for this school, which we are seeking support and donations to help complete this project. The cost of this project is estimated at $20,000.00 US and our portion is $10,000.00 half of the cost. The Jamaican government is willing to assist us with the remaining balance. The families of the students who attends the school will be assisting by contributing labor and other help as well. The bathrooms will consist of 4 commodes for the girls, 3 commodes for the boys with 3 urinals, 2 sinks will be provided in both along with the basic doors. We will provide photos of the existing bathrooms with current conditions students has endured for the past years. We kindly thank you in advance for your assistance and all donation proceeds. All amounts are highly appreciated. Once, again thanks for your support. Sincerely Andrew Dixon Foundation Andrew Dixon
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