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Main Street media mind binders & assassins (tags)
See the reality of our world ruled by killers within our trusted government and media.
Progress Means Reduced Working Hours (tags)
Shorter hours can lead to economic growth, higher productivity, greater output, more time sovereignty and better long-term health of workers. Closing one's eyes to these arguments and only thinking of short-term profit is hostile to the future and not only hostile to the economy.
KPFK is going topsy-turvy, still, with employees and unions (tags)
KPFK is drowning in employee-union problems with emails flying from programmers affected and some untangling of what is actually occuring hard to comprehend. But here are excerpts from an informatory website that regularly offers some answers as no one else can, it seems.
The Middle Class Abolishes itself (tags)
Middle class citizens with a little wealth who invested this on the stock exchange are responsible for certain jobs becoming more and more precarious... Many economists claim market forces regulate themselves and society doesn't need to intervene.
KPFK programmer writes subscribers & updates info: (tags)
A long-term KPFK programmer sent out this msg with the weekly schedule, which was not the usual. Concerns about on-going programs continuity are noted.
My Prayer That Grace May Touch The Mosaic Of My Work (tags)
My prayer is in the form of a mosaic of prose.
The Lie of the Weak State (tags)
The good condition of German labor markets is in reality in a catastrophic state...Unemployment is an "act of violence" against every unemployed person and represents an enormous waste for society as a whole.
A Divided Society (tags)
Average wages in the US are lower than 30 years ago. Profits and income inequality explode, not investments. The austerity policy that has always worsened unemployment and economic growth is promoted as without alternative by German chancellor Merkel.
CEO Marissa Mayer Creates Problems For Yahoo (tags)
Many Yahoo clients are criticizing Yahoo's email, advertising and Yahoo Groups policies.
Reviving an Explosive Topic: Reducing Work Hours (tags)
In truth, the introduction of the eight-hour day, the free Saturday and the fifth vacation week (in Austria) did not cause economic crises. Reduced working hours means more distribution justice for the general public and more quality of life for workers.
Obama Targets Free Expression (tags)
Google Venice, CA Offices Vandalized (tags)
"She's got the world locked inside a plastic box." -Jim Morrison
Fast Food Workers Win a Union…through Zoolidarity (tags)
Union members have watched in awe as fast food workers struck over the last year, calling for “$15 and a union.” Despite the slogan, however, the prevailing wisdom has been that union recognition isn’t really the goal; that’s too hard against giant employers insulated by a layer of franchises, with a part-time and transient workforce.
Protest at Best Western Golden Sails Hotel (tags)
Employees of Best Western Golden Sails Hotel protest together with Unite Here Local 11 group and 100 Long Beach residents in response of Hotel's immoral practices.
Occupy Long Beach Strikes at Walmart on Black Friday, November 23, 2012 (tags)
Occupy Long Beach Strikes at Walmart in Down town Long beach in solidarity with Walmart employees. The protest ended in two arrests.
Union Loss in Bend, Oregon (tags)
The game is rigged, but not the fight.
Garda Security Employees at Bowie, MD SPEAK OUT Against Garda Cash Logistics (tags)
The purpose of this letter is to bring to light serious violations of ethical standards, company policies, DOT regulations and State law that have been committed by the Garda security management at the Bowie, MD Branch.
Queer Democrats Unanimously Oppose Pension "Reform" (tags)
The hottest issue on the June 5 ballot in San Diego is Proposition B, the public pension "reform" initiative sponsored by openly Queer Right-wing City Councilmember and Mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio. It would freeze all city workers' pay for five years and abolish the city's pension system for new hires, replacing it with a 401(k)-style plan. The product of a decade-long propaganda campaign by the radical Right politicians and media, it's expected to pass easily — but the predominantly Queer San Diego Democrats for Equality, after hearing a debate on it, unanimously voted to oppose it at their April 26 meeting.
San Diego Mayoral Candidates Address Queer Community (tags)
When this year's major candidates for Mayor of San Diego — City Councilmember Carl DeMaio, County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher and Congressmember Bob Filner — addressed the Queer community March 28, the irony that gripped the room was that the two openly Queer candidates, DeMaio and Dumanis, were running to the right of the non-Queer Fletcher and Filner. DeMaio, who in other contexts has said he wants to be "the Scott Walker of San Diego," dominated the event with his anti-labor pension "reform" proposal and his refusal to acknowledge the leadership of San Diego's Queer community even though he is Queer himself.
Over 1,000 Turn Out in San Diego to Support Wisconsin Workers (tags)
Over 1,000 people turned out for a rally outside the San Diego County Administrative Center February 26 at noon to support Wisconsin's unionized public workers against the threat by Governor Scott Walker and the Republican majority in the state legislature to pass a bill essentially eliminating the right of the state's public employees to unionize and bargain collectively. A wide range of speakers, including union activists, community leaders and elected officials, said that if Walker's bill and similar ones in other states pass, it will essentially mark the end of the American middle class. The rally was part of a nationwide mobilization, and many of those who braved the cold and the rain to attend mentioned that the protesters in Wisconsin itself are sleeping out in the cold and snow in weather far worse than that in San Diego.
Aguirre, Frye Debate San Diego's Prop. D at Queer Democratic Club (tags)
The campaign over Proposition D — an attempt to raise the sales tax in San Diego one-half cent to avoid draconian cuts in police, fire and other city services — has made strange bedfellows. Former city attorney Mike Aguirre, an otherwise progressive Democrat, has made common cause with Right-wing talk radio hosts and anti-tax zealots in opposing the measure. He and progressive City Councilmember Donna Frye debated Prop. D at the September 23 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club — which overwhelmingly voted to endorse the measure.
Dangerous conditions at Kaiser Baldwin Park reported to Dept. of Health, OSHA, JCAHO (tags)
Despite 2003 shooting, management refuses to take basic steps to protect employees from outsider who threatened their lives
Mayor Villaraigosa accepts bribes for jobs (tags)
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa appointed Ed Boks as the Director of Animal Services even though Boks had been fired from his two previous jobs for poor performance. After many, many mistakes and costly lawsuits the Mayor continued to stand by his appointment. Ultimately City Council made a motion of "no confidence" in Ed Boks' leadership in 2009 and demanded that he be fired. Finally Boks was forced to resign. Why did the Mayor appoint Ed Boks, a man with no college education and a bad track record? It seems a local billionaire offered Villaraigosa $10,000,000 if he would hire Boks, and the Mayor accepted.
Furlough? Hell No! Cutback? Fight back! UCR Walkout (tags)
In one of the largest campus-based demonstrations in recent memory, UCR students, faculty, and staff joined together to protest tuition hikes and the budget cuts that are prompting furloughs and bad-faith bargaining with UC workers' unions.
Angeles National Forest (tags)
The possibility that the National Parks Service would take over control of the Angeles National Forest is examined in some detail, with rumors and nothing confirmed.
Police File Restraining Order Against U.S. Marine 9/11 Truther (tags)
Pomona CA police have filed a broad restraining order against an anti war activist.
California workers express concerns about Rite Aid management at shareholder meeting (tags)
On December 2, a representative from Lancaster, CA met with Rite Aid CEO Mary Sammons at a special shareholder meeting in New York City.
hHe's Back: Israeli Terrorist Mass Murderer And Businessman Dominik Suter Applies (tags)
Dominik Suter, the mysterious figure behind the 9-11 dancing Israelis...is back
LA IATSE 44 Tops Cover Up In Downey Studio Worker Contamination-Local Pays $775,000 In (tags)
Theatrical Stage Employees that developed long term, debilitating illnesses while working at Downey Studios This Section is about The Theatrical Stage Employees that have become Injured or Profoundly Ill while working on location at Downey Landing's Downey Studios in Downey, California. In this section you will be able to review a great deal of the material, including having the opportunity to view medical documentation. LA IATSE 44 Tops Cover Up In Downey Studio Worker Contamination-Local Pays $775,000 In Cover-up Deal
Laguna Beach Contractor Sued By State For Employee Rip-off (tags)
According to the AG “Interwall employed a sophisticated and heartless scheme, involving multiple businesses, to cheat its employees out of overtime and mandatory break periods
LA School District Not Paying Salaries (tags)
For 11 months now, some 48,000 to 78,000 employees of the Los Angeles School District have not been paid due to computer problems. This is sufficient grounds for a strike, despite the lies of the school district. The school district has breached the labor contract with the teachers and all other school employees and thus all the labor contracts have ended, making a strike legal.
Workers' Rights Violated by One of L.A.'s Largest Real Estate Developers (tags)
Lawsuit Filed Against Thomas Gilmore and Associates
Animal Activist NOT GUILTY (tags)
Media Alert! (Here's some accurate information regarding recent raids and repression against AR activists)
Another lame ass federal government program to steal from us??? (tags)
Wow!!! A special type of arrest and on the spot plea bargin for gov employees (tags)
Wow!!!! A special type of arrest and on the spot plea bargin that allows government employees guilty of crimes to get a slap on the wrist with out being arrested or charged with a crime
When Liberal Non-Profits Exploit: LA Workers Are Fighting For Their Rights (tags)
Los Angeles, California--In 2002, the Fund for Public Interest Research (FFPIR) closed one of its LA offices. Management gave no reason for the abrupt closure, but employees alleged in an LA Weekly article that the office had been shut down because they filed a petition to organize a union.
In April of 2006, the Fund closed another city office, almost a year after workers successfully won their own union election through the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). That time management told employees it was because of a failure to hire new administration officials, but union members say the company refused to negotiate and even retaliated against them with hiring freezes and bogus terminations.
Now there is one organized office remaining in LA, and it’s struggling to exist amid an eight month hiring freeze and claims that the company is outsourcing work and defrauding employees.
The End of Security (tags)
The state has a social nature and isn't only a security and power state. If the state is reduced to a trough or waterboy for capital, the class compromise is dissolved and justice becomes an abstraction. Neoliberal myths legitimate the growing precariousness
Labor Rights Activists Picket in Garment District (tags)
LOS ANGELES, March 19, 2006 – The colorful Santee Alley in the downtown fashion district where small storeowners compete for business and shoppers hunt for bargains is always a lively scene on weekends. But, this weekend it got a little more lively as activists for workers rights picketed one of the small shops on Santee Alley.
RACISM AT ELI LILLY (tags)
Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Democrats target illegal immigration (tags)
Measure would hold employers accountable...impose fines and possible jail time for corporate leaders
Hilton Workers Fight for a Better Future (tags)
After just over a year of secret underground organizing, workers at downtown Glendale Hilton hotel make their campaign for better working conditions and union recognition public.
Wed. 5/25: Thousands of Teachers, Parents, Students Rally to Stop Schwazenegger (tags)
WHAT: The Los Angeles rally is timed to coincide with another huge rally at the Capitol in Sacramento protests Governor Schwazenegger's broken promises tp to schools, his attacks on working people and his special election petition campaign that would waste $80 millon. There will be a special tribute to labor leader Miguel Contreras, who past away earlier this month. WHEN: Wednesday, May 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles (6th and Olive St.)
Wednes. May 25: LA Mass Mobilization to Stop Schwazenegger (tags)
WHAT: Action Day Wednesday, May 25 Mobilization in Los Angeles Action to coincide with a mass demonstration at the Capitol in Sacramento to stop the Governor Schwazenegger and his special election petition campaign that would ruin public education. WHEN: May 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles (5th and Olive St.)
Los Angeles Critical Mass Rides Through Vons (tags)
While the corporations refuse to back down, autonomous actions by small groups are becoming more and more necessary.
Vons Strike Continues -- Pacific Coast Highway (tags)
On January 16, employees on strike from Vons and Ralphs were picketing in front of the Vons on Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades.
Be sure to check out all the photos from this story! They are posted on Indybay.org.
225 UGSOA Members are Voting to Stop Dues Payments to UGSOA (tags)
225 LOCAL 52 UGSOA MEMBERS WILL SOON VOTE TO STOP THE PAYMENT OF DUES TO UGSOA PRESIDENT JIM (THE RAT ) VISSAR
Tell Alhambra to Support the Strikers (tags)
Support strikers in the SGV. There's a resolution up at the Alhambra City Council tonight that needs your bodily support.
Updates on Los Angeles Supermarket Workers' Strike! (tags)
The Role of Women & Asian Pacific Islanders In This Important Labor Struggle By: Lee Siu Hin October 25, 2003 Photo: Diana Truong-Davis Picket capitan from Vons supermarket, with CA assembly women Judy Chu during the Ahmabra Von's Supermarket rally, organized by APALA and CA assembly women Judy Chu on Oct 23.
ANSWER LA Wants You to Support Striking and Locked Out Grocery Workers (tags)
Join ANSWER LA's COMMUNITY ACTION PROJECT to SUPPORT LABOR (CAPSL)!
Wal-Mart's benefits come under fire (tags)
Sally Lieber, D-San Jose, points to Wal-Mart employee hand-outs about social services like Medicaid, food stamps and temporary assistance as proof that the retailer uses state and federal tax dollars to supplement "poverty" level wages and benefits.
DONT SHOP AT RALPHS, VONS, OR ALBERTSONS UNTIL THE STRIKE IS OVER! (tags)
SEIU DISCRIMINATES AGAINST ITS OWN EMPLOYEES (tags)
WE FOUGHT BACK AGAINST SEIU AND WON... OTHER SEIU EMPLOYEES HAVE FILED THEIR LAWSUITS WITH ATTORNEY JOHN W. BILLHORN 773- 404-1710.
SEIU DISCRIMINATES AGAINST ITS OWN EMPLOYEES (tags)
WE FOUGHT BACK AGAINST SEIU AND WON... OTHER SEIU EMPLOYEES HAVE FILED THEIR LAWSUITS WITH ATTORNEY JOHN W. BILLHORN 773- 404-1710.
Long Beach City Manager Attacks Union Before Captive Audience of Library Employees (tags)
Long Beach bureaucrats show up at meeting of library employees, tell them they have to rescind small payraise City agreed to in contract because "the people" demand it.
SPFPA LEADS BATTLE TO PROTECT SECURITY UNIONS and MEMBERS (tags)
SEIU IS NOW RAIDING SECURITY UNIONS ALL ACROSS THE UNITED STATES
SEIU FOUND GUILTY of VIOLATING SECURITY OFFICERS RIGHTS (tags)
Court orders SEIU to PAY BACK DUES and FEES to over 450 officers. SPFPA is now named the Legal represenative of these officers.
Arizona Attorney Alleges Conspiracy Between IRS and Justice Department (tags)
An Arizona attorney alleges that there is a criminal conspiracy between employees of the IRS and the Justice Department to allow big-time promoters of tax schemes to remain in business so that they have more common Americans to go after.
Covert Operations Against Political Targets (tags)
Could the Los Angeles Times be in bed with corrupt County employees?
Update - Pomona RNs demand Union recognition (tags)
Update: Last September the nursing staff at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center held a union election and won by 120 votes! Management filed frivolous election objections....
Workplace Abuses at Lufthansa (tags)
"Lufthansa Unbalanced" Web Site Exposes Conflict Between Socially Responsible Image and Treatment of U.S. Workforce, says Airline Catering Union
National security, or war on workers? (tags)
OAKLAND, Calif. – Like many Filipinos living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Erlinda Valencia found a job at the airport, screening carry-on bags for passengers. She worked for Argenbright Security for 14 years, most of that time at a minimum-wage job, barely able to support her family.
Main St. goes to Wall St. (tags)
NEW YORK – Workers chanting, “Who’s city? Our city!” rallied here outside the New York Stock Exchange with laid-off workers from WorldCom, Enron and Arthur Andersen to tell Corporate America, “No more business as usual!”
Ralph Nader on Donahue tonight (tags)
with molly ivins
"DEMOCRACY FROM THE NECK DOWN" IN THE H.E.R.E. (tags)
STACKED DECK..."democracy from the neck down" and low wage corporate unionism in the Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees International Union
UNION BUSTING! In the Fund for Public Interest (tags)
One of the largest progressive non profits in the nation, is attempting to silence workers who tried to oganize a labor union!
Neither Privatization nor Nationalization but Direct Democracy (tags)
Instead of a Privatized or Nationalized economy strive to establish a Direct Democray where ALL citizens decide policies of the State, and economy, ALL employees decide policies of their place of work, and ALL students & Staff decide policies of their site of education.
UCSD Official Statement on their INS Investigation (tags)
UCSD has contacted the Justice Department pertaining to immigration control violations.