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  • IT jobs: US creating 'em, India getting 'em

    08/04/2004 3:09:37 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 39 replies · 849+ views
    ECONOMICTIMES.COM ^ | THURSDAY, AUGUST 05, 2004
    NEW DELHI: Currently, there is a great demand of hi-tech IT jobs in the US. The Reason, however, is obvious. The country has lost thousands of technical jobs to India, as a result of which unemployment is rising amongst the American youth. According to sources, joblessness has nearly doubled in the last three years, while the number of Americans calling themselves IT professionals has decreased by nearly 160,000. In typical doublespeak, even the US government has agreed that the tech jobs are not likely to stay onshore, despite the growth in demand....
  • Older supply chain managers aren't finding new jobs

    08/04/2004 12:47:43 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 27 replies · 780+ views
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use.Amid the layoffs that have become a routine result of corporate downsizing, mergers, and outsourcing, there is a growing trend: older supply chain managers who can’t find new jobs. Between February 2000 and January 2002, for example, the re-employment of workers between the ages of 55 and 64 sank from 58.8% to 52.5%, the lowest rate since 1994. “There is absolutely no question that if you are an older worker, your chances of being re-employed are much smaller,” says Sara Rix, a senior policy analyst at American Association of Retired Persons.
  • Furniture plant closing in Macon

    08/04/2004 12:31:23 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 11 replies · 420+ views
    The Macon Telegraph ^ | Wednesday, August 04, 2004 | Linda S. Morris
    Bassett plans to shut doors by Oct. 1, putting about 185 employees out of work Bassett Furniture Industries Inc., which came to Macon in the mid-1960s, plans to close by Oct. 1, putting about 185 employees out of work, a company official said Tuesday. Its Airport Drive manufacturing plant is the company's only facility in Georgia. In April 2003, Bassett closed its Dublin plant, cutting about 300 jobs. Fewer than 10 employees in Macon will be offered jobs at other plants, said Barry Safrit, vice president and chief financial officer. Other employees will be let go in phases during the...
  • U.S. Job Cuts Rise 8% in July, Hirings Fall

    08/03/2004 4:34:25 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 38 replies · 969+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tuesday, August 3, 2004 | Reuters
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Layoffs in the United States rose 8 percent in July from the previous month, a report said on Monday, as the job market recovery struggled to gain momentum. The outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. said employers announced 69,572 job cuts in July, up from 64,343 in June but down 18 percent from July 2003. Hiring announcements also declined, but companies do not announce hires as frequently as they announce layoffs. The number of announced hires fell to 26,880, a 30 percent decline from June's 38,377....
  • Greenspan's Blinders on Job Quality

    08/02/2004 2:44:54 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 36 replies · 726+ views
    AmericanEconomicAlert.org ^ | Sunday, August 01, 2004 | Alan Tonelson
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. Despite Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan´s praise for the New Information Economy, his recent comments on job-quality trends in America made it painfully clear that he needs a lesson in elementary internet use. Responding at Congressional hearings last week to worries that the United States recently has been replacing high-paying jobs with low-paying jobs, Greenspan stated, “We have not been able to find a significant, meaningful change in the quality of jobs being produced relative to the quality of jobs being lost for the nation as a whole over the last year.”...
  • GE cutting 525 workers at Bloomington plant

    07/30/2004 2:21:33 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 44 replies · 744+ views
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. General Electric Co. plans to lay off about 525 employees at its refrigerator plant in Bloomington, Ind., and move work to a plant in Celaya, Mexico, the company announced Friday. The plant is part of the company's Louisville-based GE Consumer & Industrial unit, which manufactures appliances, lighting and various other products for the worldwide conglomerate. The union that represents workers at the plant had said last week that about 600 layoffs were expected. The workers, who make one of GE's higher-end, side-by-side models of refrigerator, are expected to be laid off...
  • The final cut: Schrade closes, putting 250 out of work

    07/30/2004 1:39:33 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 42 replies · 1,724+ views
    The Daily Freeman ^ | 07/30/2004 | Jonathan Ment
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. ELLENVILLE - After struggling through economic downturns, security concerns that made it unlawful to travel with some of the company's products and - to hear neighbors tell it - decades of mismanagement, knife and tool maker Imperial Schrade sent the last of its production workers home for good on Thursday. Company officials could not be reached for comment, but local estimates were that some 250 employees received letters about the shutdown and left the U.S. Route 209 plant after a 9 a.m. meeting. By noon, the smell of mildew wafted through...
  • Manufacturing job slumps worries economists

    07/27/2004 5:27:45 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 11 replies · 573+ views
    Magicvalley.com ^ | Tuesday, July 27, 2004 | The Associated Press
    BOISE -- Despite promises of rebounding job growth, the majority of new jobs in Idaho have been in the service sector, paying lower salaries and offering little or no benefits. Idaho has lost more than 8,000 manufacturing jobs since 2000. The top 7,000 had an average annual wage of $40,939. Over the same period, more than 22,000 service jobs were created, but two-thirds of those had an average salary of just $19,278. Nearly 34 percent of the state's working-age population went without health insurance during all or part of 2002-03, according to a study by Families USA, a Washington, D.C.-based...
  • Louisiana loses jobs in chemical manufacturing, oil support

    07/27/2004 4:15:35 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 10 replies · 382+ views
    The Beauregard Daily News ^ | Tuesday, July 27, 2004 | The Associated Press
    NEW ORLEANS -- As Louisiana failed to sustain much employment growth over the past year, two key economic and well-paying sectors -- the oil support industry and chemical manufacturing -- took major hits, the state labor department reported Monday. Only three of the state's seven metropolitan areas showed overall gains, while the New Orleans region had 10,300 fewer non-farm jobs in June than in June 2003. Statewide, there were 1,000 more non-farm jobs in June than in June 2003, the labor department said. But the growth was centered entirely in the service area of the economy, while petroleum, construction and...
  • Factory closure to cost 490 jobs

    07/27/2004 3:46:09 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 10 replies · 390+ views
    The Lowell Sun ^ | Tuesday, July 27, 200 | REBECCA LIPCHITZ
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use.Sanmina forced to shut its doors in Wilmington as work moves abroad WILMINGTON As the printed circuit-board industry continues its move overseas, nearly 500 employees of Sanmina-SCI Corp.'s Wilmington plant began looking for jobs last week. Company officials announced the plant's closing to workers on Thursday, giving the 490 employees the two months notice required by law. The plant will be shut down by Sept. 20. Carmine Renzulli, senior vice president of legal and human resources for San Jose, Calif.-based Sanmina, said there is no longer enough work to support the Wilmington...
  • State Farm cutting at least 500 jobs in Mid-Atlantic

    07/27/2004 2:55:32 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 11 replies · 790+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 27 | DAVID DISHNEAU -- Associated Press
    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- State Farm Insurance said Tuesday it will cut at least 500 jobs in the Middle Atlantic region over the next 2 1/2 years by consolidating operations and closing claims offices, including some in West Virginia. State Farm, the nation's largest insurer, said it will eliminate 400 to 500 jobs at its Frederick operations center and move about half of them to an existing office in Charlottesville, Va. The Bloomington, Ill.-based company also said it will close half of its 50 field claim offices in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, the District of Columbia, North Carolina and West Virginia,...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Court to sitcom writers: dirty jokes are actionable

    04/23/2004 8:14:07 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 25 replies · 325+ views
    Amaani Lyle was fired four months into her job for Warner Brothers as a writers' assistant on "Friends" because she couldn't type fast enough to record the writers' dictation accurately. She sued for sexual harassment because the comedy writers would regularly make jokes about women and sex in the process of writing a sitcom about the sexual adventures of six thirty-somethings. A California appeals court has decided that a jury should resolve whether the jokes made by the comedy writers were appropriate for writing a sitcom or whether they created an actionable "hostile working environment for women." Summary judgment was...
  • A Trip Down Possumtrot Road

    10/21/2003 1:54:50 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 39 replies · 442+ views
    Special to Free Republic ^ | 21 October 2003 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Last week I drove down Possumtrot Road, deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It's in Yancey County, one of the most rural and least populated of North Carolina's 100 counties. Possumtrot Road is at an altitude of about 2,800 feet, but it is lined on both sides with rich bottom land. Much of that land lies fallow; many of the barns are falling to wrack and ruin. And thereon hangs a tale. First, a touch of geology. The Blue Ridge is the southern section of the Appalachian Chain, formed about 250 million years ago when the tectonic plate that is...
  • A Tough Lesson On Medical Privacy Pakistani transcriber threatens UCSF over back pay

    10/22/2003 4:57:00 PM PDT · by Samizdat · 36 replies · 527+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/22/03 | David Lazarus
    Your patient records are out in the open... so you better track that person and make him pay my dues." A woman in Pakistan doing cut-rate clerical work for UCSF Medical Center threatened to post patients' confidential files on the Internet unless she was paid more money.To show she was serious, the woman sent UCSF an e-mail earlier this month with actual patients' records attached.
  • Chip Design outsourcing appears inevitable, EEs told

    09/28/2003 10:34:52 AM PDT · by nwrep · 94 replies · 1,001+ views
    EE Times ^ | September 25, 2003 | Ron Wilson
      Design outsourcing appears inevitable, EEs toldBy Ron Wilson, EE Times Sep 24, 2003 (12:51 PM) URL: http://www.eedesign.com/story/OEG20030924S0032SAN JOSE, Calif. — A panel session at the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference here Tuesday (Sept. 23) debated the implications for U.S. design engineers of IC design outsourcing. Panelists offered free-market platitudes, candid warnings, reassuring economic generalizations and some incisive observations that may help individual designers find a foothold on what promises to be a slippery slope for the profession in the coming years. Rakesh Kumar, president of operations-outsourcing venture TCX Inc. (Poway, Calif.) said the U.S. has a long history of...
  • After 10-year surge, EE salaries level off at $89k (EE Salary Survey)

    09/28/2003 10:40:37 AM PDT · by nwrep · 78 replies · 1,153+ views
    EE Times ^ | August 28, 2003 | EE Times Staff
    After 10-year surge, salaries level off at $89kBy EE Times Staff, EE Times August 28, 2003 (10:49 a.m. EST) URL: http://www.eetimes.com/story/OEG20030828S0040 For more than a decade now, design and development engineers and managers have ridden a pay surge that's taken them from $59,800 in 1994 to a high of $89,100, on average, in 2002. But the wave crested in 2003, dipping slightly to $88,900, $200 under last year's mean. It's not the first time the U.S. EE Times "Salary & Opinion Survey" has recorded a decline; it also happened during another pullback in the technology field, in 1988-89, when...
  • Hidden malware in offshore products raises concerns [Back doors in Indian and Chinese code]

    09/11/2003 11:13:41 AM PDT · by AppyPappy · 4 replies · 555+ views
    Hidden malware in offshore products raises concerns Story by Mark Willoughby SEPTEMBER 11, 2003 ( COMPUTERWORLD ) - "You've go to be a little paranoid to survive in this business." -- Andrew S. Grove, chairman and founder, Intel Corp., ca. 1980 The extreme difficulty in discovering a back door hidden deep within a complex application, buried among numerous modules developed offshore in a global software marketplace, is forcing those assigned to protect sensitive national security information to take defensive actions. The threat of hidden Trojan horses and back doors surfaced this summer when the governments of the U.S. and China...
  • Special Metals contract rejected (Union Votes Down Contract, Co. Likely To File Ch 7 Within Days)

    08/25/2003 7:25:02 PM PDT · by Timesink · 75 replies · 728+ views
    The Herald-Dispatch ^ | August 25, 2003 | Jim Ross
    <p>HUNTINGTON -- Workers at the Special Metals Corp. nickel alloy plant in Huntington rejected a proposed contract offer Monday that their union leadership and company executives said was necessary to keep the plant open.</p> <p>The vote, announced at 8:30 p.m. after a full day of voting, was 236 workers for the new contract and 303 against it.</p>
  • Calif. Senate OKs transgender protections (Companies MUST hire transgenders)

    07/26/2003 8:19:44 AM PDT · by nwrep · 147 replies · 1,544+ views
    Yahoo ^ | July 25, 2003 | Ellen Maremont Silver
    Calif. Senate OKs transgender protections Fri Jul 25, 8:11 PM ET Add Community - Planet Out to My Yahoo! Ellen Maremont Silver, Gay.com / PlanetOut.com Network SUMMARY: The California Senate passed a groundbreaking bill on Thursday that makes it illegal to discriminate against transgender people in housing and employment. The California Senate passed a groundbreaking bill on Thursday that makes it illegal to discriminate against transgender people in housing and employment. AB 196 adds "gender identity or expression" to sex and other characteristics that are already protected by the state's Fair Employment and Housing Act. The bill, passed by...
  • Applied Materials reportedly to cut more jobs

    07/11/2003 7:22:19 PM PDT · by nwrep · 22 replies · 209+ views
    Applied Materials reportedly to cut more jobsBy Semiconductor Business News July 11, 2003 (12:48 p.m. EST) URL: http://www.eetimes.com/story/OEG20030711S0020SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Heading into the Semicon West trade show next week, Applied Materials Inc. is planning to cut 2,000 more jobs, including management, according to a Reuters report on Friday (July 11). The cuts are part of an ongoing effort by Applied to reduce costs. It also represents the first big move made by Michael Splinter, the new chief executive of the chip-equipment giant. In April, Applied named Splinter, a former Intel Corp. executive, president, chief executive officer and a...
  • India's tech industry defends H-1B, outsource roles

    07/11/2003 7:18:39 PM PDT · by nwrep · 94 replies · 734+ views
    EE Times ^ | July 10, 2003 | K.C. Krishnadas
    India's tech industry defends H-1B, outsource rolesBy K.C. Krishnadas, EE Times July 10, 2003 (3:53 p.m. EST) URL: http://www.theworkcircuit.com/story/OEG20030710S0050BANGALORE, India — Fearful that the United States will restrict the use of outsourcing services or limit the number of H-1B visas granted to immigrant workers, India's National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom) is doing some proactive damage control, releasing a report designed to allay industry concerns in both the United States and India. The United States continues to be the main market for Indian software and technical services, but the Nasscom report reveals that the number of H-1B...
  • Global tech firms compete to hire Indian staff in Bangalore

    06/01/2003 6:42:07 PM PDT · by nwrep · 18 replies · 351+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 30, 2003 | Anshuman Daga
    File photo of staff walking in Infosys Technologies campus at Electronics City in Bangalore, January 20, 2003. Global firms such as IBM and Accenture are increasingly taking advantage of relatively low wages to hire software engineers in India, lifting the pressure on local firms already struggling with tighter margins. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski The newly opened International Tech Park in Bangalore, India Global tech firms compete to hire Indian staff ADVERTISEMENT Click to enlarge photo By Anshuman Daga BANGALORE (Reuters) - Global firms such as IBM and Accenture are increasingly taking advantage of relatively low wages to hire software engineers in India,...
  • KPMG Decries High Corporate Taxes in India

    05/23/2003 6:01:07 PM PDT · by nwrep · 4 replies · 230+ views
    KPMG Decries High Corporate Taxes in India, Wants Pared to 25% Our Markets Bureau in MumbaiBusiness Standard, February 28, 2003KPMG wants corporate tax rates pared to 25 per centCorporate tax rates should be further reduced to 25 per cent and the difference in tax rates between domestic and foreign companies should be removed, according to KPMG.The consultancy major has sought further relaxations in the recommendations made by the Kelkar Committee and, according to it, corporate tax rates need to be reduced in line with the rates prevailing in other countries. The suggestion comes in the backdrop of a proposal to...
  • IBM Launches Chip Design Center in Bangalore, India (High Paying Jobs)

    05/23/2003 5:29:52 PM PDT · by nwrep · 52 replies · 1,092+ views
    EE Times ^ | May 21, 2003 | K.C. Krishnadas
    IBM launches Indian design centerBy K.C. Krishnadas, EE Times May 21, 2003 (7:56 AM) URL: http://www.eedesign.com/story/OEG20030521S0022BANGALORE, India — IBM Corp. will establish a new technology design center to supply advanced chips, cards and systems to companies across Asia. The center, based here, will coordinate regional engineering, research and technology design services from various IBM locations around the world. It will also design a variety of new electronic products for customers, ranging from chips to entire systems. IBM's other technology centers, which assist customers in designing new products, are located in the United States (five) and one each in Germany...
  • Recent job ad: H1 transfers (Taking American Jobs)

    04/08/2003 12:45:08 PM PDT · by 1stFreedom · 245 replies · 736+ views
    Dice.com
    Folks, I've been looking for a job for weeks without success. While searching on Dice.com, I found an ad targeting anyone with an H1 visa to transfer! Whoever says workers on visas don't take jobs from Americans is smoking crack. Foreign workers send money "home" thereby taking money out of the US economy. They take both old and new jobs away from Citizens. This might be fine during times of economic boom, but it's a shame during times like now. Call and write your representatives in Congress asking them to, on an emergency basis, deny ALL H1 and L1 visas...
  • Backlash against Indian IT professionals on upswing

    03/28/2003 8:50:45 AM PST · by nwrep · 150 replies · 638+ views
    Indo-Asian News Service ^ | March 28, 2003 | Imran Qureshi
    Friday March 28, 5:23 PM Backlash against Indian IT professionals on upswing By Imran Qureshi, Indo-Asian News Service ADVERTISEMENT Bangalore, Mar 28 (IANS) The backlash against Indian information technology (IT) professionals working abroad is on the upswing, industry officials aver, pointing to the action by Dutch authorities against an Indian software developer. "This is clearly a backlash against the Indians. The Indians have come under the spotlight after growing unemployment and the downturn of economies in Europe now," contended the CEO of a software company. Senthil Kumar, CEO of i-Flex's Dutch subsidiary, was detained in London on Holland's request...
  • Historic Stansbury coal mine may reopen (90 Jobs created)

    12/19/2002 7:29:37 PM PST · by Willie Green · 1 replies · 543+ views
    The Casper Star-Tribune ^ | Thursday, December 19, 2002 | JEFF GEARINO Southwest Wyoming bureau
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. ROCK SPRINGS -- A group of Utah investors are planning to reopen the historic Stansbury Coal Mine located just north of Rock Springs and again become Wyoming's only underground coal mining operation, officials involved in the effort said Wednesday. The backers behind the new underground coal-mining venture are hoping the high BTU content of the coal seams will be attractive to markets outside of Wyoming, particularly electrical markets in southern California, Utah and Colorado. New Stansbury Coal Company, LCC officials also said they want to eventually produce and market a new...
  • Credit Suisse Moves to Quell Capital Rise Fears (More x42 Cronies In Financial Trouble)

    10/04/2002 8:14:37 AM PDT · by anymouse · 13 replies · 651+ views
    Reuters ^ | Friday October 4, 10:08 am ET | Knut Engelmann
    ZURICH, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Credit Suisse (CSGZn.VX) insisted on Friday it was adequately capitalised, hoping to quash fears it might need to raise fresh capital which sent its ailing shares down over 15 percent to their lowest in over nine years. "Due to the drop in its share price yesterday and today, Credit Suisse Group wishes to announce that it is not aware of any objective reasons prompting this development," Switzerland's second-largest financial conglomerate said in a brief statement. "The group's present capital resources remain adequate, and as stated before, no capital increase of the group is planned," it...
  • Lawsuits surge as more workers demand payment for overtime hours

    08/02/2002 12:21:06 PM PDT · by mikenola · 17 replies · 287+ views
    AP ^ | 8-02-02 | AP
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) -- There were years, Omar Belazi says, when he willingly logged 65-hour weeks, stayed late to vacuum the store's floor and clean the bathroom, and surrendered his Sundays to hit sales targets.</p> <p>But a decade later he grew tired of waiting for the payback.</p>
  • NRTW News: Bush Ban Upheld; Union Forced to Refund Seized Dues; Settlement Punishes Union...

    07/29/2002 7:27:08 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 3 replies · 239+ views
    National Right To Work ^ | 15, 17, 25 July 2002
    Bush Ban on Discriminatory Union-Only Contracting Upheld by Appellate CourtNational Right to Work Foundation helps to successfully defend Bush Executive OrderFOR RELEASE: July 15, 2002 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 15, 2002) — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has upheld the Bush Administration’s Executive Order 13202, which bans discriminatory union-only contracts, also known as project labor agreements (PLAs), on federally funded construction projects. In support of the Bush administration, the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation filed an amicus curiae (Friend of the Court) brief with Associated Builders and Contractors and the U.S. Chamber...
  • The Northeast's Shifting Labor Supply

    07/22/2002 7:33:02 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 16 replies · 253+ views
    NEW YORK -- In the 1990s, the Northeast region lost the equivalent of the population of Connecticut and relied heavily on new immigrants to support its labor force, according to a Northeastern University study. The Northeast's share of the country's population growth has declined since the 1930s, but the '90s marked the first time that the region would have had negative population growth if immigrants had not moved in. That translated into more than 2.7 million residents leaving the six New England states plus New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Many of those residents were young, educated workers heading to...
  • Court puts limits on disability protections in workplace

    06/10/2002 11:34:16 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 90+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Tuesday, June 11, 2001 | By Warren Richey | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
    WASHINGTON - Employers are not required under US civil rights laws to hire disabled workers whose mental or physical handicap might endanger their own health or safety on the job. In a major decision restricting the scope of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the US Supreme Court has ruled that Congress did not intend to force employers to hire workers with disabilities that might pose a direct threat to others as well as to themselves in the workplace. Instead, Congress left the issue open for interpretation by federal agencies like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to enact regulations...
  • Workers put family first despite jobless fears

    06/06/2002 10:23:50 AM PDT · by JoeMomma · 3 replies · 233+ views
    USA Today ^ | 6/6/02 | Stephanie Armour
    <p>Employees are putting a newfound emphasis on family over work despite anxieties about layoffs and a slow economic recovery.</p> <p>This family focus is being attributed to a shift in priorities after Sept. 11 and a backlash to the hard-driving mentality of the dot-com boom. But it's also having repercussions on employers, many of whom are finding they can't slash family-friendly programs, even in a slackening labor market.</p>
  • How Big Brother Plans Your Career

    05/14/2002 6:39:04 AM PDT · by George Frm Br00klyn Park · 30 replies · 229+ views
    News Max / Commentary ^ | Tuesday, May 14, 2002 | Wes Vernon
    NewsMax.com / Commentary How Big Brother Plans Your CareerWes Vernon, NewsMax.com Tuesday, May 14, 2002 WASHINGTON – The School to Work program, which is written into U.S. law, aims to decide for your children what line of work they should be trained and educated for, according to the needs of the state, collaborating with big business. It has all the appearances of a back-door approach to the police state. William L. Shirer, in his book "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich,” cites this phenomenon in Nazi Germany: "[The workbook was introduced] and eventually no worker could be hired...
  • When Americans Became Soft, Hispanic Workers Stepped in

    04/17/2002 7:23:43 PM PDT · by Tancredo Fan · 258 replies · 2,086+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 4/16/02 | Unknown
    When Americans Became Soft, Hispanic Workers Stepped inRichmond Times-Dispatch - April 16, 2002There's been una sensacin pe quea (a small sensation) lately about "Speedy Gonzales," the fastest mouse in Mexico.The Cartoon Network pulled the Academy Award-winning cartoon from its lineup in 1999 because of poor ratings and concerns that the hard-working Speedy - and his cigar-smoking, alcohol-swilling compaeros he's always trying to straighten up - reinforced negative racial stereotypes.Since then, some U.S. Latino groups have been lobbying hard to get Speedy back on the air here. (By the way, The Cartoon Network Latin America still broadcasts him south of the...
  • [Wal-Mart] Profiting from Death?

    04/17/2002 7:05:34 AM PDT · by JoeMomma · 81 replies · 2,698+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 16, 2002 | LM SIXEL
    Jane Sims always knew her husband was a valuable employee to Wal-Mart. She just didn't know how valuable. Sims discovered recently that Wal-Mart, the company her husband, Douglas, worked for before he died, had taken out a life insurance policy in his name. When Douglas Sims died in 1998 of a sudden heart attack, Wal-Mart received about $64,000. She got nothing from that policy. "I never dreamed that they could profit from my husband's death," said Sims, whose husband worked in receiving at Wal-Mart's distribution center in Plainview for 11 years. Companies routinely take out secret life insurance policies...
  • Lockheed Cuts 325 Shuttle-Related Jobs

    04/10/2002 2:39:12 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 8 replies · 178+ views
    Newsday ^ | April 10, 2002 | ALAN SAYRE -- AP Business Writer
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. NEW ORLEANS -- A reduction in the number of external space shuttle fuel tanks being ordered by NASA will cost 325 workers their jobs at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. At the same time, the space agency warned the company, a division of Lockheed Martin Corp., that more reductions could be coming in tank production. Lockheed said that if that occurs, additional job reductions could be necessary. "Any further reduction in the external tank production would impact the work force beyond the 325 jobs announced today," said Lockheed spokesman Marion LaNasa....
  • Ex-felons see criminal records as a 'life sentence'

    04/01/2002 12:46:13 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 14 replies · 853+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Monday, April 1, 2002 | By Seth Stern | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
    Sharon Lattiker has two master's degrees and is finishing up a PhD. But it's another credential earned more than a decade ago that controls her career: felon. Even after a pardon from the governor of Illinois, Ms. Lattiker's check-fraud conviction makes landing her dream job as a public-school principal nearly impossible. "The X is always on your back," she says. Nationwide, a growing number of convicted felons are seeking to erase any trace of past crimes as more employers perform background checks on job applicants – particularly since 9/11. About a dozen states do wipe out at least some felony...
  • DIRTY DEAL: WHAT THE TEAMSTERS WANT FROM GEORGE W.

    03/28/2002 9:10:29 AM PST · by flim-flam · 13 replies · 755+ views
    The New Republic Online ^ | 03.21.02 | John B. Judis
    It's not hard to figure out why the Bush administration and the Republican congressional leadership are wooing the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. They want the union to lobby for opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil drilling. And they really want support and endorsements in states like Michigan and Ohio, where the union's members may hold the balance of power in key House and Senate races—and even in the 2004 presidential election. Less well understood is why Teamster President James P. Hoffa—who endorsed Al Gore and agrees with the Democrats on most issues—is courting the Republicans right back....
  • Black factory workers to receive nearly $2 million for racial harassment

    03/28/2002 3:53:36 AM PST · by Valin · 12 replies · 235+ views
    <p>CHICAGO -- Factory employees who were harassed with epithets, racist graffiti and displays of hangman's nooses will receive a $1.82 million settlement, federal officials said.</p> <p>A lawsuit filed in January 2000 on behalf of 32 current and former black employees of Scientific Colors Inc. accused the company of racial harassment at its Rockdale facility.</p>
  • Illegals not entitled to labor protections

    03/27/2002 8:55:00 PM PST · by kattracks · 50 replies · 408+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/28/02 | Frank J. Murray
    <p>The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that undocumented aliens working illegally in the United States were not eligible for payments by employers who mistreated them.</p> <p>The court set aside a National Labor Relations Board award of $66,000 in back pay, plus 13 years' interest, to Jose Castro, a Mexican national who lied to get his job in a California plastics factory and was laid off for trying to organize a union.</p>
  • Europe Lists U.S. Imports It Plans to Tax

    03/24/2002 2:27:14 PM PST · by vannrox · 54 replies · 806+ views
    Yahoo via the DRUDGE REPORT ^ | Sat Mar 23, 2:56 PM ET | By PAUL MELLER The New York Times
    BRUSSELS, March 22 The European Union (news - web sites) has drawn up a list of imports from the United States, worth about $2.1 billion annually, to penalize in retaliation for the Bush administration's recent imposition of tariffs of up to 30 percent on some imported steel. American steel, textiles and citrus fruit are among the items that would face punitive duties, officials said. The European Union has threatened sanctions if the United States does not agree to pay compensation for its measures to protect the struggling American steel industry. Under World Trade Organization (news - web sites) rules, the...
  • AT&T: A Terrorist Company?

    03/20/2002 7:47:16 PM PST · by grimalkin · 2 replies · 253+ views
    About.com Immigration Issues ^ | 3/20/02 | About.com Immigration Issues
    Opinion Piece from a Reader Guide Prologue: Since the terrorist attacks of September 11th, immigration has become one of the focal points in discussions among the media, politicians, law enforcement officials and people on the street. How much immigration is safe or desirable for the United States is a fiercely debated issue with divergent opinions. A frequently used argument stresses the necessity of the immigrant workforce, especially for jobs that American citizens aren't willing to do. If immigrant workers are to be used as strikebreakers, the debate will keep heating up. If these imported workers are employed to replace American...
  • Boeing Wants to Sell Plant

    03/20/2002 5:39:12 PM PST · by Willie Green · 2 replies · 197+ views
    Newsday ^ | March 20, 2002 | JOHN K. WILEY -- Associated Press Writer
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Boeing Co. said Wednesday it will try to sell its Spokane manufacturing plant to someone who will continue to operate it. The company has received numerous offers for the plant and anticipates "serious negotiations" this summer, said Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president Mary Armstrong. Boeing is looking for a purchaser that will serve as a long-term supplier of parts needed at its Everett and Renton plants, and would consider an employee buyout, Armstrong said. "This plant has performed really well for us and we have no intention...
  • Wal-Mart wins ban on labor organizers

    03/16/2002 8:14:03 PM PST · by lasereye · 14 replies · 244+ views
    AP ^ | 03/16/2002 | Peggy Harris
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has won a court injunction to keep union organizers out of its 3,200 U.S. stores, and company officials said Saturday they hoped the union abides by the order. Wal-Mart spokeswoman Jessica Moser said Wal-Mart employees have asked the company repeatedly since 1999, when the union activity began, to stop members of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union from ``harassing them.'' A permanent injunction issued Friday by Chancery Judge Jim D. Spears should help resolve the issue if union organizers will comply with the order, she said. ``It is unfortunate that...
  • Immigration absent from Bush agenda for summit

    03/16/2002 12:50:08 PM PST · by Tancredo Fan · 142 replies · 275+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 3.16.02 | DENA BUNIS
    <p>WASHINGTON -- When President George W. Bush meets with Mexican President Vicente Fox next week, liberalizing U.S. immigration policy will not be on the agenda, much to the chagrin of Mexican officials.</p> <p>While immigration advocates hope to at least get a sign that the United States is ready to resume negotiations on the policy, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle who are close to the issue expect Bush to be vague and general.</p>
  • Diversity Pipeline Alliance Report on Minorities in Business

    03/16/2002 1:38:48 PM PST · by emiloch · 5 replies · 283+ views
    Diversity Pipeline Alliance | February 2002 | Diversity Pipeline Alliance
    Analysis of the U.S. Census and Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2028, about 19 million business jobs will lack skilled workers to fill them. This is due in part to minorities earning fewer undergraduate business degrees in the 1990s than in previous decades.
  • Kraft Cuts 7,500 Jobs on Nabisco Fold-In

    03/15/2002 9:06:27 AM PST · by Willie Green · 3 replies · 455+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Friday, March 15, 2002 | Reuters
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. NORTHFIELD, Ill. (Reuters) - Kraft Foods Inc., the largest North American food maker, said it is cutting about 7,500 jobs as it folds cookie and cracker maker Nabisco into its operations. The job cuts, which had reached nearly 2,700 through early March, call for the payout of $373 million in cash for severance and related costs. So far, Kraft has spent about $74 million on those costs, the company said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission late Thursday. Through December, Kraft employed 114,000 workers. Northfield, Illinois-based Kraft, the...
  • 300 jobs being lost in Belle Vernon

    03/15/2002 8:17:46 AM PST · by Willie Green · 15 replies · 198+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Friday, March 15, 2002 | C.M. Mortimer
    <p>Supervalu Inc. plans to close a massive grocery distribution center in Belle Vernon, a move that will leave 300 workers jobless.</p> <p>Supervalu said Thursday it plans to consolidate grocery distribution at a twin distribution center in New Stanton, about 15 miles from the Belle Vernon center. The action is the result of recent business losses — including a $2.5 billion national contract with Kmart and the loss of business from some Country Market food stores in the region, which together represented about 38 percent of the work at Belle Vernon.</p>