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  • Economics 102: WalMart Cuts Worker Hours After Hiking Minimum Wages

    08/31/2015 11:42:44 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/31/15 | Tyler Druden
    But the story didn’t stop there. Late last month we highlighted an internal memo circulated at Arkansas recruiting firm Cameron Smith & Associates which looked to be an attempt to prepare the firm’s employees for layoffs at Wal-Mart’s home office. Then, not a week later, Bloomberg ran a story detailing the grievances of some senior Wal-Mart employees who suddenly realized that although they may still be making more than their subordinates, the wage hierarchy had been distorted and that distortion had nothing to do with merit. As we put it, “higher paid employees don’t understand why everyone under them in...
  • Wisconsin rape victim, 82, waits 3 hours for police to respond

    07/24/2015 5:33:56 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-22-15 | John Diedrich
    An 82-year-old woman who was raped by a stranger after she got off a bus last week was forced to wait three hours for a Milwaukee police squad car to respond, police records show. The woman, who has difficulty seeing, finally called back the police dispatcher and asked if she could take a shower, which would have removed key evidence from the rape. The victim was told "do not do anything until a squad arrives." Finally, three hours and six minutes after the assault was first reported, squad cars arrived, according to records obtained by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. A...
  • Governor Walker’s Modest Proposal

    02/09/2015 12:03:36 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 44 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 6, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The governor of Wisconsin has provoked the ire of the higher education establishment in the state by suggesting that professors on the state payroll spend less and work more. "In the future, by not having the limitation of things like shared governance, they might be able to make savings just by asking faculty and staff to consider teaching one more class a semester," Governor Scott Walker told reporters at the Madison hotel. "Things like that could have tremendous impact on making sure we have an affordable education for all of our UW campuses at the same time we maintain a...
  • VIDEO: Man Stabs McDonald’s Employee After Argument Over Closing Time

    11/13/2014 12:00:49 PM PST · by mykroar · 22 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | 11/13/14 | Steve Beck
    Philadelphia Police are searching for a man who stabbed a McDonald’s employee after an argument over the store’s closing time.The entire altercation was caught on the store’s surveillance cameras.The incident happened at about 11 p.m. on November 3rd inside the McDonald’s Restaurant located at 2851 Grays Ferry Avenue. The suspect and a companion were eating inside the restaurant when they were told the dining area was closing and they were asked to leave. The suspect became irate and began to argue with several employees. The suspect then followed one of the employees outside and continued to argue. When the employee...
  • Crist campaign files motion to extend voting hours in Broward County

    11/04/2014 4:01:47 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 41 replies
    My Fox Tampa Bay ^ | 11-4-2014 | Tampa Bay Staff
    <p>Charlie Crist's campaign has filed a motion to extend voting hours in Broward County.</p>
  • Public sector slashes part-timers’ hours ahead of Obamacare mandates (Pelosi knew)

    02/23/2014 3:56:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/21/14 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Local governments, community colleges and other public employers are cutting work hours among part-time employees to prepare for coming mandates under Obamacare, according to the New York Times. President Obama twice has delayed the law’s “employer mandate,” which will require large employers to provide health insurance or pay fines. It starts in 2016 for midsize employers and will phase in starting in 2015 for employers of 100 workers or more. But public sector employers are trimming back work hours now, because their obligations will be based on data from this year, the Times reported.
  • Obamacare impact: Cutting hours, going part time

    01/19/2014 5:56:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    El Paso Inc. ^ | 1/19/14 | David Crowder
    **SNIP** Many of his students who work to pay for their education and living expenses are complaining about being cut to 28 hours. “They’re saying they couldn’t pay their bills at 40 hours, so now they’re having to get a second job,” Diaz said. “That is the new trend.” But it’s not just restaurant workers and sales clerks who are feeling the squeeze. Universities and community colleges that rely heavily on part-time faculty have had to make the hard choice of cutting the number of classes they teach because the schools can’t afford to offer them health insurance.
  • 300 Local Government Employers Cut Hours, Blame ObamaCare

    12/19/2013 4:25:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/19/13 | JED GRAHAM
    More than 300 public sector employers have systematically cut work hours for part-time employees to avoid liability under ObamaCare's employer insurance mandate. IBD's list of both public and private-sector employers cutting work hours or staffing levels as a result of the employer mandate now totals 388. Among the new additions to the list is Miami-Dade County Public Schools, which will limit part-time workers to 25 hours per week. Penn State University joins a large group of colleges cutting work hours for undergraduate and graduate students to avoid responsibility for paying for their health care.
  • Man survives 60 hours at bottom of Atlantic, rescued after finding air pocket [w/-video]

    12/05/2013 6:14:20 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 36 replies
    FOX News Network ^ | December 04, 2013 | Associated Press
    GOS, Nigeria – Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle. The Nigerian cook survived by breathing an ever-dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket. The other 11 seaman aboard the Jascon 4 died... It was a shock for the diver while he was down there looking for bodies, and we (in the control room) shot back when the hand grabbed him on the screen." Okene kept faith with the psalm he recited, that promises to "give thanks in your name, Lord," at a...
  • Oakland: 12 people shot in less than 24 hours; three killed

    08/18/2013 8:29:18 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 19 replies
    Oakland Tribune | mercurynews.com ^ | 08/18/2013 | Natalie Neysa Alund
    OAKLAND -- Some were attending a birthday party. Others were working at a downtown a hair salon or on their way to a fast-food restaurant. In less than 24 hours over the weekend, 12 people were shot along Oakland streets -- three of them fatally, their deaths marking the city's 63rd, 64th and 65th homicides of the year. As of Sunday evening, investigators had not identified a motive or a suspect in any of the shootings, and none appeared to be connected, police said.
  • Four colleges to cut faculty hours to Part-time status, blames Obamacare

    01/22/2013 5:10:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Global Dispatch ^ | 1/17/13 | Brandon Jones
    Four public colleges and universities: Florida’s Palm Beach State College, Pennsylvania’s Community College of Allegheny County, Ohio’s Youngstown State University, and New Jersey’s Kean University, are all planning to move adjunct and “contingent” faculty members to part-time status in order to avoid an Obamacare provision requiring businesses with 50 or more full-time employees to provide health coverage for at least 95 percent of their workers. **SNIP** Teachers’ associations like AAUP and AFT are bracing for the shift. Next week, AFT will host a webinar for its members addressing “the implications of the Affordable Care Act for contingent faculty.” In the...
  • Texas: Pro-Gun Measure Introduced for the 2013 Legislative Session

    11/21/2012 8:16:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    16 November, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    November 12 was the first day that bills could be pre-filed for the upcoming session of the Texas Legislature. State Representative Dan Flynn (R-Van) has pre-filed House Bill 47, an NRA-backed measure that reduces the number of classroom instruction hours required for issuance of an original Concealed Handgun License (“CHL”) to four hours. Currently, students taking a Department of Public Safety (“DPS”) approved course for their first CHL must receive at least ten but not more than fifteen hours of classroom training from a qualified handgun instructor. Under this proposed legislation, the existing core elements of classroom instruction (firearms laws...
  • Lindsay Lohan Serves Just Hours of 30-Day Jail Sentence (5 HOURS?!)

    11/07/2011 8:05:28 AM PST · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Nov. 7, 2011 | FoxNews
  • National Survey: Moms spend 1150 more hours parenting than dads

    09/07/2011 5:45:18 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 9 replies
    national examiner ^ | Gillean Smith
    Equality in parenting is still a pipe dream. Nearly half (48%) of working moms say they spend more time each day parenting than on their careers, more than double that of working dads (19%), according to the "Moms Who Do More" National Report, commissioned by VTech®. Because moms are picking up so much slack at home AND at work, most moms agree "me time" is nearly extinct. Nearly 70% of working moms have an hour or less to themselves each day. And more than 20% report that they
  • Timeline / Eight hours of terror in southern Israel

    08/18/2011 10:17:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 8/18/11 | staff
    A series of terrorist attacks took place near Eilat on Thursday, killing at least six people and wounding dozens. * 12:00 P.M. - Terror cell fires at Egged bus from a private vehicle, 7 hurt * 12:30 P.M. – IDF forces called to the scene of the attack hurt by explosive device * 12:35 P.M. – Mortar shells fired from Egypt into Israel, no one hurt * 13:10 P.M. – Terror cell fires anti-tank missile toward private vehicle near border, 7 hurt * 13:11 P.M. – Another anti-tank missile fired toward private vehicle, six people killed
  • BREAKING--Obama speaks at 10:35 a.m. (9.2% unemployment)

    07/08/2011 6:14:53 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 471 replies
    Politico 44/ Whiteboard ^ | Jul 08, 2011 | Politico 44/ Whiteboard
    BREAKING -- The unemployment rate in June rose to 9.2 percent, the government reported Friday morning, as the economy added just 18,000. President Obama will speak about the new data in the Rose Garden at 10:35 a.m., the White House says.
  • Magic Metal Beans Keep Your Coffee Hot For Hours

    04/28/2011 5:42:51 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 52 replies
    TheConsumerist
    I would trade a cow for these magic beans. Seriously. "Coffee Joulies" are a new invention that are stainless steel "beans" that keep your coffee at the perfect temperature for several hours. Hours. How do they work? Their Kickstarter page says: This material is designed to melt at 140 degrees Fahrenheit, and absorbs a lot of energy as it melts. This is how Joulies cool your coffee down three times faster than normal. Once it reaches this temperature, the special material begins to solidify again, releasing the energy it stored when it melted. This is how Joulies keep your coffee...
  • Obama's Giffords response came in hours, not days

    01/10/2011 3:42:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 1/10/11 | Steven Thomma
    WASHINGTON — Criticized for slow responses at other points when the nation looked to him for leadership, President Barack Obama moved quickly in recent days to show the nation that he was moved by the Arizona shootings and hands-on in response. Within hours of the shots being fired Saturday in Tucson, Obama issued a written statement, appeared on camera to deliver another, called Arizona's governor and dispatched the director of the FBI there. By Monday he'd called family members of victims, issued a proclamation and led the nation in a moment of silence.
  • FAA panel opposes new law that requires more flying experience for pilots

    10/15/2010 12:02:19 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 19 replies
    Business and Law ^ | 14 Oct 10 | Surojit Chatterjee
    An advisory panel of the Federal Aviation Administration has strongly protested a new safety law passed recently by the Congress that requires airline co-pilots to have equal hours of flying experience as the captains over concerns that it could lead to higher salaries for airline pilots. To become a co-pilot, also called first officers, one needs a minimum of 250 hours of flying experience but the new law has raised the threshold to 1,500 hours or the equal number of flying experience needed to become a captain. However, the advisory panel fear the law will force airlines and companies that...
  • Obama promotes family-friendly hours at businesses

    10/05/2010 6:42:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/5/10 | staff
    President Barack Obama speaks at the Community College Summit, Tuesday,... WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is promoting flexible workplace hours and policies while telling a conference of female business leaders that it's not just a women's issue. Speaking Tuesday night to Fortune magazine's 2010 "Most Powerful Women Summit," Obama said that having family-friendly working arrangements is an economic competitiveness issue. He said that companies with flexible arrangements can have lower turnover and absenteeism and higher productivity.