Archive for the ‘WOMEN’ Category

Aug
2012
27

INSAYN RAND: Paul Ryan Refers to Rape as a “Method of Conception”

Look. We don’t write about abortion on this blog. I have to start off by putting that out there. This blog has a sharp focus on issues concerning labor, unions, corporate malfeasance, and the general welfare of the American working class vis-a-vis the workplace. We don’t often stray from that mission. There are so many [&hellip...
Dec
2011
1

Philadelphia Attempts to Ensure Local and Minority Hiring With PLA Mandate

¬† Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter has signed an executive order to re-establish the use of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) on Public Works projects. Nutter noted the positive outcomes of using PLAs in his announcement which appeared on the City of Philadelphia’s website. In his announcement Mayor Nutter said: “PLAs will help the...
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Nov
2011
18

Minority, Female, Veteran Hiring On Their Way to Prince George’s County Following PLA Measure

Minority, Female, Veteran Hiring On Their Way to Prince George’s County Following PLA Measure
Prince George’s County, Maryland has just passed CB-16-2011, a change to code that makes it necessary for any government funded construction project with a budget of $1,000,000 or more to operate under a Project Labor Agreement (PLA), ensuring local hiring, minority hiring, veteran hiring and fair safety and wage standards. According to...
Sep
2011
26

NYPDuck! Cops Throwing Blows and Dragging Girls By Their Hair for Having Cell Phones

NYPDuck! Cops Throwing Blows and Dragging Girls By Their Hair for Having Cell Phones
I’ve always wondered why it takes two cop cars and four police officers to ask a homeless man to get off of someone’s stoop. You see it routinely in places like Los Angeles and New York: swirling red lights and slowed traffic in the name of…getting an exhausted, starving man to “keep it moving.” Some [&hellip...
Sep
2011
24

S.D. Aims to Ban Local, Minority, Female and Veteran Hiring Standards; L.A. and MD Do the Opposite

A long fought battle to keep Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) alive in San Diego County took a grim turn this week when a ballot initiative aimed at banning the contracts gathered enough signatures to appear on the June 2012 ballot. PLAs are pre-hire contracts that ensure local/minority/female/veteran hiring requirements as well as safety and wage...
Jul
2011
23

MAIDEN VOTAGE: Name Changes From Marriage and Divorce Make Voter ID Laws Worse for Women

This week, Pulitzer Prize winner Nick Kristof, tweeted an article about Voter ID laws disproportionately disenfranchising women. The crux of that article appears below: Requiring voters to register with proof of citizenship is more problematic for women than for men. A survey by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU law school shows that only...
Nov
2010
23

Social Security and Health Care Cuts Would Hit Women Especially Hard

Doug Cunningham of the Workers Independent News yesterday published a short recap of his interview with Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women. O’Neill explained that in addition to life-long wage discrepancies effecting womens’ retirement savings, women are at in increased disadvantage “because...
Nov
2010
17

Virtuosic Woman Is Perfect In Arcade

The most remarkable thing about this video is that the guy waiting to play next is limbering up as if he’s going to be able to compete. Kind of makes you wish they’d have kept on filming. Chick Destroys Basketball Game – Watch more Sports...
Nov
2010
17

Sorry, Sarah: Murkowski With “Insurmountable” Lead in Alaska Senate Vote Count

Sorry, Sarah: Murkowski With “Insurmountable” Lead in Alaska Senate Vote Count
Republican Lisa Murkowski is set to become only the 2nd senator to ever be elected via write-in ballots, beating out Joe Miller by what is now more than 10,000 votes and dealing a blow to Sarah Palin, Miller’s most visible supporter. Palin and Miller, naturally, are calling for a recount — nay, a lawsuit! — [&hellip...