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  • Here's What the Owner of the Oldest Operating McDonald's Has to Say About Minimum Wage

    09/04/2014 4:15:03 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 86 replies
    The Wire ^ | September 4, 2014 | Adam Chandler
    Sixty-one years ago last month, the third-ever McDonald's opened in Downey, Calif., a suburb of Los Angeles and home to Apollo, the third-ever NASA manned spaceflight program. McDonald's went to 119 countries from Baku, Azerbaijan, to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Apollo went to the moon. A man who witnessed much of this history is Ron Piazza, who owns the landmark McDonald's in Downey —the world's oldest-operating McDonald's— along with nine other golden-arched franchises in the area. Piazza is something of a throwback. Plainspoken and serious, he is the type of business owner whose name and phone number are printed at the...
  • Foreign Ministry goes on strike, all Israel's embassies and consulates abroad to close

    03/23/2014 6:46:32 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/23/2014 15:50 | Herb Keinon
    Services needed for everybody from new immigrants to employers bringing in foreign workers will be brought to a halt. Foreign Ministry’s workers committee declared a full-fledged strike on Sunday, closing the ministry and all the country’s embassies and consulates around the world for the first time. The strike is the latest development in a nearly two-year-old work dispute that the workers declared for improved salaries and work conditions. Seven months of mediation efforts exploded on March 4 when the workers rejected a Finance Ministry proposal. The workers then resumed crippling labor measures that had been put on hold during the...
  • Inside the NSA's Ultra-Secret China Hacking Group

    06/13/2013 11:49:34 AM PDT · by Fred · 2 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 061013 | MATTHEW M. AID
    This weekend, U.S. President Barack Obama sat down for a series of meetings with China's newly appointed leader, Xi Jinping. We know that the two leaders spoke at length about the topic du jour -- cyber-espionage -- a subject that has long frustrated officials in Washington and is now front and center with the revelations of sweeping U.S. data mining. The media has focused at length on China's aggressive attempts to electronically steal U.S. military and commercial secrets, but Xi pushed back at the "shirt-sleeves" summit, noting that China, too, was the recipient of cyber-espionage. But what Obama probably neglected...
  • Unions, students join Wall Street protesters

    10/05/2011 8:03:24 PM PDT · by quantim · 19 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Oct 5, 10:30 PM EDT | DEEPTI HAJELA and VERENA DOBNIK
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Unions lent their muscle to the long-running protest against Wall Street and economic inequality Wednesday, with their members joining thousands of protesters in a lower Manhattan march as smaller demonstrations flourished across the country. Protesters in suits and T-shirts with union slogans left work early to march with activists who have been camped out in Zuccotti Park for days. Some marchers brought along their children, hoisting them onto their shoulders as they walked down Broadway. "We're here to stop corporate greed," said Mike Pellegrino, an NYC Transit bus mechanic from Rye Brook. "They should pay their...
  • Wisconsin Budget Stalemate Threatens Up to 12,000 Public Jobs (Thank a Rat and Union Thug)

    02/27/2011 7:13:18 AM PST · by tobyhill · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/26/2011 | fox news
    The ongoing budget stalemate in Wisconsin threatened to jeopardize as many as 12,000 public-sector jobs beginning next week as Democrats in the state Senate continued to abandon their jobs. Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican whose plan to cut nearly all public employees' collective bargaining rights remains in limbo, said Friday that he didn't want to see layoffs, but insisted that if the bill is not passed by the end of next week, his administration would have to start preparing layoff notices for as many as 1,500 state employees. They would be laid off by July in order to achieve the...
  • Sen. Hatch Charges..College Football's Bowl Championship Series Violates Federal Anti-Monopoly Law

    07/07/2009 9:28:02 PM PDT · by zimfam007 · 42 replies · 884+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | July 8, 2009 | Edwin Mora
    .....Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), who chaired the hearing of the antitrust, competition policy and consumer rights subcommittee, said the BCS bowl “regime” is best described as a violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act--a law aimed at protecting against monopolies and business arrangements that stifle competition.........
  • Cargo (Islamic) Apartheid: UK Muslim Airport Porters Refuse to Handle Israeli Luggage

    06/13/2008 7:18:15 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 11 replies · 124+ views
    debbieschlussel ^ | April 16, 2008
    April 16, 2008. Cargo Apartheid: UK Muslim Airport Porters Refuse to Handle Israeli Luggage .... I'd be more worried about him than a few Islamic porters. ... http://www.debbieschlussel.com/archives/2008/04/cargo_apartheid.html
  • CULTURE WARS: Clashes in Workplace Over Handling Pork [Muslim checkers won't scan pork products]

    03/15/2007 1:13:37 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 42 replies · 1,367+ views
    Huntington News ^ | mar 15, 2007 | Chris Serres and Matt McKinney
    Minneapolis, MN (SHNS) -- Beryl Dsouza was late and in no mood for delays when she stopped at a Target store after work two weeks ago for milk, bread and bacon. So Dsouza was taken aback when the cashier -- who had on the traditional headscarf worn by many Muslim women -- refused to swipe the bacon through the checkout scanner. "She made me scan the bacon. Then she opened the bag and made me put it in the bag," said Dsouza, 53, of Minneapolis. "It made me wonder why this person took a job as a cashier." In the...
  • [US Workplace/School] 'Sickout' to Protest Potential Iraq War

    03/05/2003 6:35:58 AM PST · by ewing · 26 replies · 208+ views
    The Tri Valley Herald (California) ^ | March 5, 2004 SGT | Josh Richman
    Workers and students across the nation plan to skip work and school Wednesday in a national moriatorium to stop the impending war against Iraq.Backed by dozens of religious, labor, community and anti war groups, the moriatorium's theme is 'no school, no work no business as usual.'Participants are being encouraged to call in sick close their businesses, cancel classes, hold workplace talks about the war, conduct special services at house of worship and stage non violent protests.The student walkout has gained a momentum of its own, with thousands of students on more than 200 campuses pledging to boycott classes.In the Bay...