fix articles 4530, contract Los Angeles Indymedia : tag : contract

contract

Lanterman Regional Center Employees Strike (tags)

Union Employees Engage in Warning Strike to compel arrogant management team at Lanterman Regional Center to settle a fair labor contract.

ICE contract with license plate reader company (tags)

ICE signs contract to use ALPR

Class War on the Waterfront: Longshore Workers Under Attack (tags)

ILWU Local 10 retired longshoreman Jack Heyman talks about technology and the danger of a proposed 8 year contract.

The Sleazy Corporate Nazi Tactics of Public Storage (tags)

WARNING!! PUBLIC STORAGE USES AN ILLEGAL FORM CONTRACT THAT VIOLATE CALIFORNIA STORAGE LAWS, DEFRAUDING ALL THEIR CALIFORNIA CUSTOMERS ON A DAILY BASIS.

Workers Strike (tags)

Over the past week unions wrapped up short strikes at whiskey maker Jim Beam in Kentucky and Libbey Glass in Toledo, Ohio. The walkouts involved some 250 workers at distilleries in Clermont and Boston, Kentucky, and close to 1,000 workers at table glassmaker Libbey in Toledo.

Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, Pandering to the Corporate Whores of the Storage Industry (tags)

Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez must be getting large contributions from the Self Storage Industry since she is so willing to destroy her California constituent’s lives with her thoughtless, reckless, despicable, unconscionable, unethical and out right immoral plan, CaliforniaAB-983.

Public Storage management Kathleen Jarnagin & and Margaret Sommers, Unethical & Predatory (tags)

Public Storage is being sued all over the country for their unethical and even predatory business practices. And one LA artist tells us why... "This storage company 'Public Storage' has done nothing but put me in a constant state of prolonged emotional stress with there blatantly predatory and unethical business practices! Public Storage SUCKS!"

How do you make money on failing companies? (tags)

This article is a question to the people who understand capitalism. I'll start with an explanation of what I know; you can elaborate in comments.

PHILIPPINES: Rescind the LRT-MRT Fare Hikes (tags)

Metro-Manila: The roughly 100 percent fare increases imposed on users of the Light Rail Transit 1 and 2 and Metro Rail Transit 3 is a great disservice to the riding public.

Liberal Majority Passes Sheriff's Civilian Review Board (tags)

(These are my impressions and opinions.)

Eviction attorney Charles Ramsey wants to be Richmond's next mayor (tags)

For many years Ramsey has made a comfortable living for himself by threatening low-income tenants with eviction or sanctions, and evicting the poor, elderly, and disabled from their housing has become a way of life for Ramsey.

Will Hundreds of Years of Contract Law be Eradicated in Santa Ana Court? (tags)

A Santa Ana Judge is debating eliminating the Statute of Limitations for contract cases.. What will be the impact of his decision?

A Big Victory For Oregon’s Biggest Union (tags)

After years of painful backsliding, the state workers of Oregon’s largest union, SEIU 503, recently stood firm and scored a big win in their contract negotiations against the state’s anti-union Democratic governor, John Kitzhaber.

Santa Ana Police Department: taking payoffs to jail the innocent (tags)

In Santa Ana, real criminals never need fear arrest as police get $ to arrest law-abiding fathers, brothers, sisters, and children who have committed no crime except for failing to have their proof of citizenship. Do you have yours?

Longshore Struggle Brews on Both Coasts, Part 2 (tags)

In the Northwest, at the terminals on the Columbia River, Puget Sound, and Portland, Oregon, the membership of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) are on the defensive against the Northwest Grain Handlers Association (NWGHA). The conflict involves nearly 3,000 workers at terminals that handle a quarter of the nation’s grain exports.

Longshore Struggle Brews on Both Coasts (tags)

Part I - It’s a familiar pattern: those on top of the economic ladder enjoy massive profits, while expecting workers to sacrifice even more for the “greater good.”

Chicago's teachers end strike (tags)

The ChicagoChicago Sun-Times is reporting that the Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates voted Tuesday to end its seven-day strike. This means that classes will resume on Sept. 19 (Wednesday) for the country’s third largest school district’s 350,000 public school students.

Chicago Teachers v. Rahm Emanuel (tags)

education

Security Guards at Harvard Vote to Accept Contract (tags)

?Everybody came together to get things done,? said Harvard security guard Shawn Lynch. ?It?s a really solid contract all the way through. We got everything we needed out of Securitas.?

Hotel Workers Use Labor Day to Press Boycott of Hyatt Regency Santa Clara (tags)

Hotel service workers of the union Unite Here! Local 19 marked Labor Day by picketed the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, which has been the target of a boycott campaign launched by the union six months ago. Hyatt workers, who have been without a contract with the hotel, have been demanding recognition of the union through a card-check / neutrality agreement.

The Social Contract and the Kingdom of God (tags)

When the social contract disappears, we become wolves to each other. The tradition of prophetic socialism emphasizes the reign of God as the imperative for peace, justice and preservation of nature. Utopia is not a different world but a better world (Christoph Blumhardt).

FCGOA Pres Guy James SELLS-OUT 188 Securitas Officers Working at ESPN in Conn For $75,000 (tags)

After GUY JAMES SOLD-OUT These Securitas Officers, Securitas Lost the Contract and the Majority of These 188 Officers Lost Their Jobs Including the Lead Organizer for FCGOA

Did You Know the FCGOA Federal Contract Guards of America Is Financially BROKE? (tags)

"Just remember you are "Gadhafi" a man living in his own world by his own rules until the broke peasants had enough. Now with the help of allied forces the tyrannical self acclaimed leaders rule comes to an end. "

Georgia Bible Belt artists critique class disparity: FREE MONEY (tags)

Team of middle Georgia artists invite public to agree to terms of contract, hand out enhanced dollar bills for redistribution of wealth.

War Criminal Hosni Mubarak Must Stand Trial w/ GW Bush! (tags)

The thirty year tyrant and war criminal Hosni Mubarak must stand trail for complicity with untried war criminals of the GW Bush regime for enabling and assisting in CIA "black sites" torture of detainees. Not only did Mr. Mubarak torture many Egyptians, he also enabled CIA torture to occur in Egypt during his reign of terror. Mr. Mubarak is a traitor to Egypt and must step down from power and stand trial for war crimes!

The KPFA/KPFK/Pacifica NPR Evening News (tags)

One segment on the Tuesday broadcast demonstrates the ongoing disconnect between the news staff and some station staffers and the political and economic reality that Obama has brought us and make many ask why contribute to a second NPR.

Airports Consider Using Private Security Screeners Vs. TSA Transportation Security Officer (tags)

'Don't touch my junk' passenger sparks revolt against airport searches

Federalization of Contract Guards : FPS Improvement and Accountability Act of 2010 (tags)

Finally, and here is the crux of the DEM bill, if the GAO comes back with a “satisfactory” performance grade for the federal guards in the pilot FPS then FPS is commanded to federalize all contract guards at all Level III and Level IV facilities

Federal Protective Service Building Security Agency's Workforce Plan Questioned (tags)

The Federal Protective Service agency has an annual budget of roughly $1 billion, and employs 1,225 full-time workers and 15,000 contract security guards at more than 2,300 federal facilities nationwide

Privatization of Courthouse Security Awarded to G4S Wackenhut Draws Criticism (tags)

Guy James, President of the Federal Contract Guards of America FCGOA said " the privatization of courthouse security awarded to G4S Wackenhut shows how the county can save money, however the need for tougher background checks of all private contract guards needs to be addressed at both the federal, state and county levels to ensure the safety of all who may enter these buildings are protected".

Feds Ask Questions about GEO Group, Formally Known as Wackenhut Prison Deal (tags)

According to our source the feds may be searching to see if Sansom received any kickbacks from the company. GEO Group, formally known as Wackenhut, gave Sansom’s campaign 500 hundred dollars for his 2007 campaign.

Army to hire 3,000 Security Guards Eliminating Private Security Contractors (tags)

Guy James, President of the Federal Contract Guards of America FCGOA, stated the decision to go from private contract security to DOD because of congressional mandates will affect many of these security police officers. Many of these officers presently work for Wackenhut Services Inc. WSI and the majority of them are unionized covered under a collective bargaining agreement. Furthermore there in no guarantee these officers will even be hired because they now have to reapply for their security jobs. Presently these Wackenhut Security police professionals enjoy job security, wage and benefit protection collective bargaining rights and RESPECT. James noted we refer security guards as security police professionals whereas the army refers them as "SECURITY GUARDS".

UGSOA President James Carney JUMPS SHIP. FCGOA is Ready to Take The Helm. (tags)

Federal Contract Guards of America FCGOA President Guy James stated "FCGOA is ready and able to represent the many UGSOA Security Police Professionals who wish to leave the United Government Security Officers of America UGSOA to join our organization FCGOA"

FCGOA Pres calls For Tougher Background Checks after Terror Suspect Infiltrated. Nuke Site (tags)

Guy James President of The International Union, Federal Contract Guards of America stated that “we must always be on the alert at nuclear facilities, federal buildings , airports and other high profile buildings where terrorist groups like Al-Qaida continue to target our infrastructure. The question we face each and everyday is not if a terrorist attack like 9/11 will happen again but when will it happen. That’s why our union FCGOA continues to call on our legislatures to strengthen stiffer background checks better training standards and a higher standard of qualifications of all private security companies and security guards / security police professionals throughout the country”.

Use of Private Federal Contract Security Guards at Gov Buildings Comes Under Scrutiny. (tags)

Federal Contract Guards of America FCGOA disagrees. The problem is not that these contract guards need to be federalized, the problem is better training". "There really are no federal standards for security guards," said James. "These individuals should be trained at the federal level since they are the first line of defense against a terrorist attack, just like federal police officers," he said.

Caravan to Rio Tinto to support miners locked out (tags)

On February 24th, a caravan of four big rig trucks and around 150 cars carried over 200 people and $30,000 in food to support the Rio Tinto miners in Boron, California.

Who remembers the screams of the babies? (tags)

As Bush and Blair slaughtered them.

The Mahr Provision in Islamic Marriage Contracts (tags)

In recent years, many Islamic divorce cases were litigated in the United States family courts. The issue of mahr in the Islamic marriage contracts became subject of debate among lawyers and scholars. This article sheds lights on the Islamic mahr in USA.

The Case for Arbitration in Labor Law Reform and The Employee Free Choice Act EFCA (tags)

Labor law reform must ensure that workers who want to join a union are able to do so without facing endless delays from corporations seeking to deny them a voice in the workplace.

WILDCAT! Carpenters Union (tags)

This is the 10th anniversary of the Carpenters Wildcat strike. In 1999 in sites all around the state the Carpenters rejected a contract which would have sold them out! Labors Militant Voice played a leading role in the strike and now a comrade running for President of the Local.

Unraveling The Card Check Debate (tags)

Sometimes in politics a particular issue strikes at the core of deeper social-economic forces. Card Check - properly named The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)- is such an issue. EFCA, if implemented as proposed, would allow workers at any work place to join a union simply by having the majority of employees sign union authorization cards. The current law mandates that there be a secret ballot election one month after the requisite number of signed cards are submitted. This one-month period allows employers to mount campaigns to discourage employees from voting for a union, often using conscious distortions and intimidation as tactics. EFCA would prohibit newly unionized workers from striking for two years to gain a first contract. Moreover, if a first contract has not been negotiated within the first three months, a Federal Mediator can step in and impose a contract. Currently, employers who are compelled to recognize a union do not have to concede to a negotiated contract at all; and if, after one year a contract has not been negotiated, the union can be subjected to a vote of decertification, which is often the case.

Scahill: President Obama, Why Did You Pay Blackwater $70 Million in February? (tags)

For those already outraged at the AIG bonus scandal, here is a fact that should add more fuel to the fire: The Obama administration has paid the mercenary firm formerly known as Blackwater nearly $70 million to operate in Iraq and, according to The Washington Times, may keep the company on the payroll months past the official expiration of its Iraq contract in May. I reviewed Blackwater's recent transactions with the Obama State Department and discovered a $45 million payment to Blackwater on February 4, 2009 for "protective services-Iraq." It is described as a "funding action only." Here is the interesting part: The estimated "Ultimate Completion Date" is 5/07/2011.

CAPITALISM ANDS ITS BEST OBAMANATION AT ITS WORST (tags)

As of today even without the additional infusion of new government money, the american public has 79% interest in AIG already largely in the form of highly vulnerable common stocks. The remaining shares in preferred or treasury stocks (which are on top of the food chain when it comes to bankruptcy or liquidation proceedings) are in private holdings mostly belonging to AIG founder Hank Greenberg. In the event of bankruptcy, preferred stocks e.g. Greenberg are guaranteed proceeds even with the equivalent of diluted shares of their notes - the american public - ZIP!

Obama Issues Pro-Labor Executive Orders (tags)

In what may be considered a gift to organized labor, President Obama issued a series of Executive Orders on Friday aimed at undoing Bush-era policies involving federal contractors. Issuing executive orders is a quick way to implement labor policy - and appease unions - without enduring the time and uncertainty inherent in the legislative process. Moreover, reversing the prior administration's executive orders has become a tradition whenever a new party takes over the White House.

Myth vs. Reality: The REALITY is the Employee Free Choice Act Helps American Workers (tags)

As more and more working Americans struggle to make ends meet, the ability to form a union is key to the economic stability, health, and well-being of American families. Union workers’ median weekly earnings are 30 percent higher than those of non-union workers, union workers are 63 percent more likely to have employer-sponsored health insurance, and union workers are 77 percent more likely to have short-term disability benefits. According to a recent poll, nearly 60 percent of Americans would join a union if they could. (AFL-CIO, “The Union Difference: Union Advantage by the Numbers.”)

Social Contract and the Emergency Hour (tags)

The financial crisis is also an opportunity to reflect on our priorities and perspectives. Elite consciousness is a frozen consciousness where there are not alternatives and bankruptcy are only normal business practices.

Hotel Workers Rising: Call for Liveable Wages and Humane Workloads (tags)

Hotel service workers of the union Unite Here! Local 19 demonstrated in front of downtown San Jose hotels. They won community support for their 2008 contract negotiations as part of a larger struggle to transform traditionally low-wage hospitality jobs into unionized family-sustaining employment nationwide.

SEIU Pres Stern's Key CA Operative Tyrone Freeman Linked To Corruption (tags)

SEIU Pres Andy Stern is seeking to consolidate hundreds of thousands of workers in California and force them into a homecare workers local led by hand picked LA operative Tyrone Freeman. It has now been revealed that Stern's ally is California has been using hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay his family members for video and pr services. The many workers of the local earn around $9.00 an hour

EPCC SUPPORTS CALIFORNIA STATE WORKERS PROTESTS (tags)

“NO TO PAY CUTS! “We work, we sweat, we won’t pay your debts!” The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC ) and the Justice for Filipino veterans (JFAV) through its Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia, vehemently condemns California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for signing an executive order forcing up to 200,000 permanent state workers to start receiving the federal minimum wage of $6.55 an hour The EPCC further scores the governor’s executive order that also includes a hiring freeze, no overtime pay and the releasing of contract consultants. (San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 1) . Additionally, the order will lay off 10,300 contract and part-time workers.

Application of Islamic Shari'a in US Courts (tags)

In 2004 a crash of Blackwater Flight 61 occurred in the rugged mountains of central Afghanistan, killing three soldiers and three-man crew. The widows of the soldiers sued Presidential Airways, Blackwater’s sister company, which was under contract with the U.S. military to fly cargo and personnel around Afghanistan. Lawyers for the company has asked a federal court to decide the case using provisions from the Islamic Shari’a, not the U.S. laws. They argue that the Shari’a “does not hold a company responsible for the actions of employees performed within the course of their work.” http://www.newsobserver.com/917/story/1113022.html

U.S. Fraud Corruption Kickbacks Abuse and Waste Worst in U.S. History (tags)

Almost 9 billion in cash simply vanished with no trace. What happened to all that cash? No one seems to know. There was not even so much as an investigation in to where it went.

Railroad workers unite ! (tags)

Organized labor in the U.S. is fast approaching a crossroads. The enormous successes of the past are under attack, putting the unions in a defensive position. Battling not only the companies but their own bureaucracy, the rank and file of various powerful unions find themselves facing extraordinary sell-out contracts approved by their “leadership,” but benefiting only the company. The struggle to defeat these sell-out contracts may well be the opening clashes of a revival of the U.S. labor movement, which has lain dormant for decades, but which by its very nature may lead to larger conflict. It is in this context that Amtrak workers have dealt a temporary blow to the trend of concession and showcased their growing political consciousness when, after bargaining for 8 years, a coalition of 10 Amtrak unions either rejected revolting tentative agreements that their union “leaders” had brokered with Amtrak, or refused to continue the seemingly now-pointless process of bargaining. This has put Amtrak workers on a collision course with management, i.e., the federal government. The creation of an “illegal” coalition of Amtrak unions to bargain – “illegal” because it violates the Railway Labor Act – was the first progressive step in increasing the power of the workers. Now nine unions are poised to strike Amtrak, and if it weren’t for a “Presidential Emergency Board” (PEB) that intervened, they’d be picketing already. The PEB – consisting of all Bush appointees – must now decide if every avenue of arbitration has been tried, when everyone already knows that it already has. The PEB was officially established on Dec. 1st, and in 60 days, if no agreement is reached, the parties will be free to act themselves. For the workers this will mean striking. For the bosses, this will mean imposing their terms of employment and destroying the gains of the past.

$5.1B Proposed in Sales, Upgrades, Weapons for Pakistan's F-16s (tags)

On June 28/06, the US DSCA notified Congress via a series of releases of its intention to provide Pakistan with a $5.1 billion Foreign Military Sales package to upgrade the F-16s that serve as the PAF's top of the line fighters. Some of these items had been put on hold following the October 2005 earthquake in Pakistan & Kashmir, but the request for 36 new F-16 Block 50/52s is now going ahead following the required 30-day review period, along with new weapons, engine modifications, 60 F-16 upgrade kits that would cover Pakistan's older F-16 A/Bs plus other aircraft it might buy second-hand, and related equipment.

Jeremy Scahill: Blackwater's Brothers (tags)

Every day, new revelations emerge in the mounting scandal rocking the Bush Administration and the mercenary company Blackwater Worldwide. Much of the attention focuses on the now infamous shooting spree in Baghdad's Nisour Square on September 16, in which seventeen Iraqi civilians were killed and twenty-four wounded. FBI investigators are now alleging that fourteen were victims of unjustified and unprovoked shooting--some were shot while they were fleeing. Investigators also say they found nothing to substantiate Blackwater's claims of being fired on by Iraqis. This comes a month after a US Army investigation determined there was "no enemy activity involved" and labeled the shootings a "criminal event." But while Blackwater gets hammered in the press, the behind-the-scenes actions of the company's paymaster, the State Department, grow more scandalous by the minute.

A very important PDF on IMPLANTS (tags)

this has it all:

Rumblings in the depths of the UAW (tags)

They still prevail but the contract rejections at Chrysler shook the UAW bureaucracy and the employers and are a glimpse of what is to come. And many of the new hires will likely be in the forefront of it.

Taxes And The Crown (tags)

lords and kings are unAmerican...

Blackwater Air Force Presidential Airways Transport Contracts for the Central Asian Front (tags)

Blackwater, USA subsidiary Presidential Airways, Inc. of Moyock, NC uses the EADS-CASA 212 transport aircraft for its work, which is short-haul supply flights in and out of remote locations – including combat zones.

Building Bridges Radio: The UAW-GM Contract with Jerry Tucker (tags)

WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 27 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW

mercenaries without borders (tags)

privatisation of armies and security are a utter defeat of freedom and democracy. Read why.

Dear Anaheim City School District Board of Education, (tags)

Anaheim Elementary Education Association (AEEA)/Anaheim City School District (ACSD) contract negotiations CONTINUE at impasse. A rally was held at the ACSD School Board Meeting on Monday evening, August 27, 2007. Over 400 enthusiastic educators, family members, and Anaheim community members crowded the ACSD Board room to rally in support of ACSD teachers. Impassioned speakers from ACSD delivered speeches to the Board. Executive Director of Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD), Eric Altman, spoke in support of ACSD teachers and for a speedy contract settlement. This YouTube video features highlights of the Board Meeting, speeches, and rally. We are asking the public at large to show support of AEEA teachers by contacting the Anaheim City School District's Board of Education members and urging them to settle our contract NOW. sboard@acsd.k12.ca.us

Census Bureau warns employees against speaking with the media (tags)

August 21, 2007 – As a result of a news tip provided to us through our Whistleblower web page last month, the Muckraker Report has been investigating a story involving potential theft, corruption, cover-up, and kickback schemes within the Department of Commerce’s U.S. Census Bureau.

Unprecedented Sell-Out by Ugles & Co. in ILWU Local 19, Seattle (tags)

Five months before organized West Coast longshore workers are set to begin bargaining for a new contract with the employers association, union officers in one ILWU local are already starting to give away some key historic gains of waterfront workers

Elbit, Dassault, HAL Team on Mirage Upgrade (tags)

Although the contract has not yet been signed, officials with HAL, prime contractor for the $1 billion upgrade program, said Elbit has been selected to supply electronic warfare systems and other avionics.

$80M to Boeing for GMD Missile Defense Complex in Europe (tags)

Boeing in Huntsville, AL received a sole-source maximum $80 million cost-plus-incentive-fee, indefinite-delivery letter contract to conduct activation planning of a European-based Missile Defense Complex, as part of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) component of the USA's anti ballistic missile program.

Peregrine Enters Contract Negotiations With U.S. DTRA for Hemorrhagic Fevers (tags)

Giuen Media

Chrysler, Globalization, and Labor's response (tags)

The UAW will confront Detroit auto makers at the bargaining table in July for a new national contract. In what will prove to be one of the UAW’s biggest challenges since the union’s birth, this contract will bear the imprint of the wholesale restructuring of the American auto industry. When Cerberus Capital Management paid $7.4 billion to take control of Chrysler on May 13, 2007, the challenge to the Union was official: “Are you ready to negotiate with a private equity firm which specializes in gutting troubled companies?” The UAW’s position on Chrysler will undoubtedly influence negotiations with General Motors and Ford. Cerberus wants to cut costs to make money off its investment. Contract talks open up a golden opportunity for the bosses to cut costs at the expense of the workers on the assembly lines. Cutting benefits which previous generations sacrificed, fought for and in some instances, died for, is what is at risk for auto workers in 2007.

Israeli firm gets Mexico border wall contract (tags)

..president is headed to court on rape charges, it's Prime Minister is being investigated for corruption.. But that does not prevent them from getting sweet deals right here in the U.S.

Trouble in the Pipeline (tags)

Hidden oil spills, cover up and manipulation of the media.

'Tokyo Rose,' 90, pardoned for propaganda role, dies (tags)

Tokyo Rose, a political prisoner jailed by the Americans for non-exist treason crimes in WW II dies

'Virtual fence' to go up near Tucson (tags)

Boeing Co. engineers crafted a plan to line the Mexican border with 1,800 towers equipped with sensors that can spot when illegal immigrants step onto U.S. soil.

FILIPINO WORKERS IN THE U.S. FIGHT FOR THEIR RIGHTS (tags)

Thousands of FIlipino workers in the hospitals, hotels and ships all over the United States went on strike to fight for their rights. Thousands of them in the different unions are poised to fight for their rights until next year

Business Owners, Workers Charge Israel Deliberately Targeted Lebanon's Economy (tags)

Business owners and factory workers in Lebanon are charging that Israel deliberately targeted the Lebanese economy in its month-long offensive. Democracy Now! producer Ana Nogueira files a report from Beirut on the long-lasting effects of the conflict on Lebanon's economy. [includes rush transcript] We turn now to Lebanon. The Israeli military's chief of staff was quoted as saying the Israeli army will complete a pullout from southern Lebanon within a few days.

Future Prospects for the Young Generation (tags)

The social contract of modern times based on lifelong full-employment in paid work is broken.. We produce with Bill Gates and dis-tribute with Bismarck..After 200 years, we need a new social contract, a new reconciliation of work and income.

Nestle corporation & McCloud's aquifer agua theft (tags)

Water bottling giant Nestle corporation is pressuring McCloud residents to read two thick volumes of EIR before public comment period ends. Risks to aquifer and ecosystem following massive water withdrawal by Nestle are long term, more time needed to review EIR..

This war toy will only cost every man, woman, and child in the USA $700 (tags)

Wow what a bargin!!! At $200 billion this anti-missile systems will only cost $700 for every man, woman, and child in the USA. What a bargin! Lets buy it now in case of the one in a million chance that North Korea starts shooting missiles at the good old United States of Amerika!

New Orleans: Who Stole Fortier High School? (tags)

How does a historically black high school get turned into predominantly white elite charter school? Alcee Fortier High School in New Orleans is a symbol of everything wrong in New Orleans today.

Immigrant Detention Centers to find a use! (tags)

Should people should be preparing themselves to resist if "HR 4437" passes?

UPDATE: South Central Farmers visit mayor's office (tags)

The South Central Farmer and their supporters addressed the city council today and were able to meet with Deputy Mayor, Larry Frank.

Building Bridges Radio: NYC Transit Workers Reject Deal & 2 More Mineworkers Die in W. Va (tags)

TO LISTEN TO THIS 28 MINUTE RADIO PROGRAM CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW

January 2006 U.S. Immigrant News Alert! (tags)

No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

Building Bridges Radio:NYC Transit Strike Over - Struggle for a Just Contract Continues (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program - TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW

UGSOA is Losing Members by The Hundreds - 387 in Less Then 2 Months (tags)

What's going on at UGSOA ? It seems President Jim Vissar is once again trying to deceive the members into thinking that the UGSOA International union is financially sound, when it reported Total Net Assets of Just $56,969 dollars or .17 cents per member. This Financially Broke Storefront Union is in Serious Trouble.

A People's History of UC Weapons Lab Management (tags)

Over the past several decades students and faculty of the University of California, often in tandem with nuclear disarmament NGOs in California and New Mexico, have conducted a series of campaigns to end the UC's involvement in nuclear weapons research, design, testing, and production at the Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore laboratories. These campaigns represent an important contribution to the global nuclear abolition movement, which historian Lawrence Wittner has described as "the largest, most dynamic international citizens' movement of modern times."

SAVE INCA CULTURAL CENTER TIMISOARA - ROMANIA (tags)

INCA Center is a non-profit, all-voluntary place dedicated to the alternative culture. The place has hosted in the past 3 and half years over 150 events: concerts, art exhibitions, projections & movie nights, performance, festivals, etc. also for next year already we have planned many workshops, conferences, concerts and others. If city will evict us, and there is huge chance for this to happen, one of the few alternative places in the region will disappear and will leave us with no place to host all these events. Because we have strong promises that we will never get a second place from the city. Also we know that the only thing that will make the city change their mind is three things: - International protests at Romanian embassies and consulates - Strong international and national response through email/fax/phone - The scandal goes to the media

UNION DECLARES VICTORY IN HOTEL STRIKE (tags)

Following an all-night bargaining session, the union and the hotels agreed on a settlement at 5am, Saturday morning.

UPTE conducts a one-day strike on all UC campuses. (tags)

May 26th, 2005 was an historic day for UPTE as it is the first time the union has conducted a one-day strike on all UC campuses.

Coca-Cola workers strike! (tags)

Over 2000 Teamsters working for Coca-Cola went out on strike in Connecticut and Southern California, Monday, the 23rd, 2005 after contract negotiations failed. In southern California alone 1700 production and truck drivers throughout San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange County, and Riverside are out. Rally and press conference have been called for Wednesday, June 1st, at noon at the bottling plant in downtown Los Angeles that’s located off of Pico and Central at 12.

US Marine Contract Exposed (tags)

Read the fine print.

More money down the drain: War cost bleeds states, cities (tags)

As U.S. casualties in Iraq topped 1,600, the U.S. Congress approved another $82 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and related spending, with the bulk going to the Iraq occupation.

Army Cancels Special Ops Bible Project, Seeks to Create Loophole to Evade FOIA Request (tags)

Rather than publicly disclose details about its planned production of 10,000 modified Bibles, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command has withdrawn a purchase order that it placed with the International Bible Society (IBS) to carry out the project

What you didn't know about Taxes and the Crown (tags)

This is for all those who resent being corporate whores and slaves

Academic Freedom is Almost a Thing of the Past (tags)

Colorado professor and Indian activist Ward Churchill, threatened with sacking for his outspoken views on the 9-11 attacks, at least has the protection of tenure. For most academics, that kind of protection of free speech is long gone. So is their willingness to take controversial stands.

First Brothers Profit From W. (tags)

Detailed account of financial involvement of Bush brothers in shady business deals.

Northern California Grocery Contract/Another Setback For Labor (tags)

The tentative agreement between the grocery chains and the UFCW leadership will increase the sense of helplessness that many workers feel and strengthen their distrust of their unions

The Fight in California (tags)

Two weeks, the supermarket workers in northern California had a protest, against the efforts of Safeway and other strong chains of cutting again the health insurance in the negotiations of a new union contract in this part of the neighbor of the north.

U.S. law threatens our privacy (tags)

*Pop* Goes The Weasel. The Arrogant Amerikan Empire.

Los Angeles Unified School District possible fraud Black and Hisp. construction contracts (tags)

The LAUSD may be committing fraud with Black and Hispanic construction contracts

Workers Unite! at UCR (tags)

Over 200 protestors rallied at UCR on 11/18/04 in support of contract negotions

SoCal Grocery Worker Strike History & Analysis (tags)

As grocery workers in northern California prepare to enter their contract negotiations, the sf bay area indymedia labor page offers a critical look at the UFCW strategy and workers' experiences during the southern California grocery worker strike and lockout.

Two week strike called at 4 SF hotels (tags)

Hotel workers call a two week strike at 4 San Francisco hotels.

Hotel workers vote to authorize strike (tags)

Workers at 14 upscale hotels vote by 97% to authorize strike.

Hotel workers to vote on strike in SF (tags)

Union employees at 14 major downtown San Francisco hotels, currently engaged in difficult contract talks, said Thursday they will vote Sept. 14 on whether to authorize a strike.

On Aug. 29, Be There, Wherever ‘There’ Is (tags)

Whatever a state court decides, the anti-Bush, anti-War march in New York City is on, so don’t let Mayor Bloomberg’s efforts deter you from heading to Manhattan this Sunday.

Endorse July 25 Protest at Democratic Convention (tags)

Bring the troops home now! Sun. July 25 12 Noon, Boston Common

The biggest Brazilian gold mine belongs to a US company (tags)

Serra Pelada gold mine, in the Amazonian State of Para, one of the main Brazilian gold producers, was bought by the US mining company Phoenix Gems, which paid 40 millions dollars to exploit 100 hectares. The contract of an important part of Serra Pelada mine’s shares, was subscribed last June 5th between a cooperative of "garimpeiros" (Brazilian gold searchers) and the US Company Phoenix Gems.

MoveOn Finally Targets Cheney/Halliburton (tags)

F-ing Finally!

The paper trail - Did Cheney okay a deal? (tags)

TIME located the e-mail among documents provided by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group.

100,000 strikers force SBC to pick up phone (tags)

CHICAGO – Phone giant SBC Communications got the message when 100,000 workers in 13 states put down their headsets and tool belts to hit the streets, transmitting their own powerful message.

Get Coke off Our Beach! (tags)

In 1999 the city of Huntington Beach awared a long term monopoly concession to the Coca Cola company in return for millions of dollars and annual payments. But Coke is complicit in the killings of labor organizers and in destroying and polluting water supplies abroad.

Teachers and their union fight for public education (tags)

CHICAGO – Children’s paintings hang on the walls in the lobby of the Chicago Teachers Union office. It’s comforting for parents to see schoolkids’ artwork framed and on display.

Grocery Strikers’ Heroic Fight for Healthcare (tags)

In the end, workers who had fought so hard for five months were forced to accept a raw deal. They were unable to prevail against a bold united front of employers when their own leaders were not willing to organize an equally bold united front of labor.

The Los Angeles Supermarket Strike of 2003-2004 (tags)

Media coverage was eclipsed by Hollywood’s Academy Awards, but on Sunday, Feb. 29, Southern California supermarket workers voted 86% to end their five-month old strike, accepting a contract that amounts to a serious, if not total, victory for a determined employer offensive with national implications.Thus one of the most important strikes in the U.S. in years has ended in defeat.

Grocery Settlement at What Cost? (tags)

It appears that the proposed contract settlement will be at a huge cost to future employees. Would that the leadership matched the membership in determination and courage!

Historic Victory for Pictsweet Mushroom Farm Workers in Oxnard, CA (tags)

After years of nation-wide boycotts, protests, and activist campaigns, Farm workers at Pictsweet Mushroom Farm in Ventura, Calif. have won their 17-year battle for a United Farm Workers union contract.

Students call for Coke boycott (tags)

The Coca-Cola Co. is trying to stop a boycott of its products that has been spreading across Ireland for the past month and becoming more visible on college campuses in the United States

Halliburton caught overcharging US in Iraq (tags)

WASHINGTON - Two Democratic lawmakers say Vice President Dick Cheney's former company, Halliburton, is gouging U.S. taxpayers while importing gasoline into Iraq. The Houston-based company contends it is paying the best price possible.

Halliburton overcharges taxpayers to import gas into Iraq (tags)

Halliburton's KBR subsidiary is billing the Army between $1.62 and $1.70 per gallon, while Iraqis are charged between 4 cents and 15 cents at the pump.

TEAMSTERS REFUSING TO CROSS PICKET LINES @ Ralphs, Vons, Pavilions & Albertsons (tags)

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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.

Bidding for the Bomb Lab: UC and LANL (tags)

Expect the University of California to bid for the contract to manage the Los Alamos nuclear weapons lab.

Chicago teachers (tags)

An open letter to Chicago Public School teachers

Students sue UC over fee increase (tags)

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Mon 6/24, SEIU: CALL IN TO SUPPORT UNION DEMOCRACY (tags)

ON MONDAY 6/23, join fellow workers in the Northeast by call SEIU President Andy Stern at 1-800-424-8592 to demand democracy in the Northeast: -STOP ATTACKING AND DENYING REPRESENTATION TO UNION DISSIDENTS -END THE TRUSTEESHIPS. HOLD FAIR ELECTIONS IN BOSTON, PHILADELPHIA and NEW YORK PRESS RELEASE FROM SEI

Is this CIA entrapment or what? (tags)

I keep receiving these emails (at least one a week). Does anyone here know what this is? Is this some sort of entrapment or guise to allow the government to snoop into my private life and bust me for illegal funds or some other shit?????????

Four Days of Action Against Bechtel and the Corporate Invasion of Iraq: June 1 - June 5 (tags)

Activists in San Francisco are organizing four days of action against war profiteer, Bechtel! Join us, flyer your community, inform your comrades! Flyers available at: http://www.actagainstwar.org/article.php?id=222 and let us know!

Public Order and Market Laws (tags)

This essay focuses on the erosion of international law in international relations and the undermining of democratic and social standards in the nation states of the First world. The author urges reflection on the ideas and values of civil society as weapons..

FOUR DAYS OF ACTION AGAINST BECHTEL (tags)

Plan an action at the LA office on June 5th!FOUR DAYS OF ACTION AGAINST BECHTEL AND THE CORPORATE INVASION OF IRAQ June 1 – June 5, 2003

The Many Contracts of Halliburton (tags)

If you have been confused by the constant flow of news stories on the Halliburton contracts for post-war Iraq, you have good reason to be.

Cheney oil firm widens Iraq role (tags)

Kellogg Brown and Root, a Halliburton subsidiary, is pumping up oil despite earlier claims that its contract with the American government was for fighting oil fires, a spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers told the Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,951385,00.html

UC Manages Armageddon (tags)

The University of California is complicit in the design and development of weapons of mass destruction. UCLA professors are doing research for the warfare state.

Bechtel wins oil contracts (tags)

Last month, multi-billionaire Riley Bechtel was sworn in as a member of President Bush's Export Council to advise the government on how to create markets for American companies overseas. It was hardly a surprise to the 104th wealthiest man in world, whose family had amassed its fortune in mega-construction projects around the globe was tapped to advise the Bush administration on trade.

War brings business to Feinstein spouse (tags)

Charles Lewis, executive of the nonpartisan Center for Public Integrity watchdog group in Washington, says that "regardless of whether there is a direct conflict of interest, it's useful to know that the spouse of a sitting senator is getting richer because of what's going on in the world."

Rebuilding Iraq: Political Contributions of Corporate Winners (tags)

It's not what you know...it's who you know! That old adage couldn't be more true, as contractors jockey for position for the US. Government's "Corporate Dash For Cash" being held in Washington . Not coincidentally, many of these contractors just happened to contribute rather generously to the Bush Presidential campaign. Open Secrets has all the juicy details on their web site:

Another firm owned by Senator Feinstein's husband wins a $600 million army contract (tags)

URS Corp., a San Francisco planning and engineering firm partially owned by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein's husband, landed an Army contract Monday worth up to $600 million.

Bechtel corruption info. (tags)

Bechtel Corporation Info. -- Employees: 47,000 -- Current projects: 900 -- Countries: 60 -- Ownership: Bechtel family -- Founded: 1898 -- Major projects: BART, Boston's Big Dig, Hoover Dam and the Channel Tunnel rail link between Britain and France. -- Revenues: $13.4 billion (2001)

Microsoft Delivers Chip Contract (tags)

Microsoft completes program for U.S. Government...

GOOD NEWS FOR SENATOR FEINSTEIN (tags)

The firm her husband owns a substantial interest in just won a lucrative U.S. Army contract last week to help President George W. Bush wage his imperialist wars in the Middle East!

The Pay Offs Begin (tags)

As the Bush Crime family ramps up to take maximum advantage of this profit making opportunity massive contracts, no bid, are awarded to Dickie Chainey's oild company.

Halliburton still pays Cheney (tags)

Bush deputy gets up to $1m from firm with Iraq oil deal

Seattle Based Company Gets In On Rape Of Iraq (tags)

Stevedoring Services of America contact info: E-mail: webmail@ssofa.com, (800) 422-3505 Toll Free, (206) 623-0304 Phone, (206) 623-0179 (Fax). Ed DeNike, Chief Operating Officer: (206) 623.0304

Halliburton wins contract on Iraq oil firefighting (tags)

HOUSTON, March 6 (Reuters) - A Halliburton Co. (nyse: HAL - news - people) subsidiary Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) has won the contract to oversee any firefighting operations at Iraqi oilfields after any U.S.-led invasion, a Defense Department source said on Thursday.

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....

Embattled union SEIU in ad campaign (tags)

A labor union representing security officers in San Francisco office buildings, engaged in fruitless contract negotiations and competition for workers' loyalties

Finding the Proletariat in Georgia (tags)

There has been discussion on http://2changetheworld.info around the question of whether or not there is a proletariat in the USA. Are there really people here that have nothing to lose but their chains? Some claim that there is no real proletariat in the USA, but when I look around me I see differently.

Kola Boof Fired from Film due to Death Threats (tags)

Investors in a film production about a Nigerian woman stoned to death for having sex outside marriage have fired the film's star, Kola Boof--because the government of Sudan has issued a death contract against the woman.

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CAUGHT AT CORRUPTION (tags)

TWO ARTICLES: ENRON'S GLOBAL RAPE OF CONSUMERS. SHORT PIECE QUOTING REUTERS; A LONG PIECE WITH THE SORDID DETAILS. THE LONG PIECE WAS POSTED TO INDYMEDIA 31 JULY, THE REUTERS PIECE BROKE 5 AUGUST.

Labor Rally Thursday (tags)

Rally Thursday noon in Wilmington, CA to show support for the ILWU longshore workers.

AP: House Rejects Airport Security Plan (tags)

By a 214-218 vote, House Republicans lined up with Jefferson Davis Ossama bin Laden against the great Satan of the US government. They rejected the unanimous bipartisan Senate bill that would have federalized 28,000 airport security positions. Florida Republican. John Mica, said he was determined "not to create the biggest bureaucracy in the history of a generation." Democratic leader Dick Gephardt asked, "Do you want to contract out the Capitol olice?" Gephardt asked his colleagues. Do you want to contract out the U.S. Marines? If it is good enough for us, it is good enough for the American people."

Pictsweet Rally in Ventura (tags)

Hundreds attended a rally Sept 1 supporting the efforts of farm workers employed by the Pictsweet company as they attempt to negotiate a union contract.

State Worker Solidarity (tags)

SUPPORT California State Workers In Their Struggle For A Contract

Union Workers and Supporters Rally at San Diego Union Tribune (tags)

300 plus people gathered in front of the San Diego Union Tribune to rally in support of Union Workers who have been involved in a nine-year struggle with the paper for a decent contract. the paper has responded with dirty tactics and typical union busting techniques.

UCSD Official Statement on their INS Investigation (tags)

UCSD has contacted the Justice Department pertaining to immigration control violations.

American University Severs Food Contract Citing Social Responsibility (tags)

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY SEVERS FOOD CONTRACT WITH SODEXHO-MARRIOTT SERVICES CITING SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND PRIVARE PRISON TIES

The 6th of October Union in Mexico and Han Young (tags)

The 6th of October Union of Workers in Industry & Commerce began a strike in Jume 1997 in Tijuana. Striking against Han Young which is division of Hyudai. The owrkers weled chassis for tractor trailers of semi trailers [18 wheelers]. The protests have begun again in year 2000.

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