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  • N. Korea: 'Straw' Safety Helmets (another bizarre scene)

    07/06/2005 5:55:55 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies · 1,446+ views
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 07/05/05
    N. Korea: 'Straw' Safety Helmets At the construction site of Pyongyang Music Academy along Tae-dong River, soldiers as construction workers are wearing 'straw' safety helmets instead of plastic ones, working on indoor plastering. [Yonhap News]
  • Star Wars -- Revenge of the Sick?

    05/19/2005 11:19:07 AM PDT · by AlwaysFree · 16 replies · 588+ views
    KXTV - Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto ^ | 5/18/2005 | Gannett Co., Inc.
    Workplace experts predict a rise in absenteeism today because of the opening of the last Star Wars movie. Click here for the rest of the story.
  • 1962 Sunday Missal Mass Readings/Propers for the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

    05/01/2005 10:00:49 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 17 replies · 594+ views
    Angelqueen.org ^ | May 1, 2005 | The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit
    1962 Sunday Missal Mass Readings/Propers for the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker † Colors:† White † INTROIT† Wisdom 10:17 Wisdom rendered to the just the wages of their labors, and conducted them in a wonderful way: and she was to them for a covert by day, and for the light of stars by night. [P.T. Alleluia, alleluia.] -- (Ps. 126. 1). V.: Glory be to the Father . . . -- Wisdom rendered to the just . . . † COLLECT - O God, Creator of all things, Who dost impose on man the law of work; grant...
  • Airport Worker Inadvertently Locked in Cargo Hold Takes Unexpected Trip to Philadelphia

    03/25/2005 10:25:49 PM PST · by cinnathepoet · 38 replies · 1,135+ views
    MILWAUKEE (AP) - An airport worker loading baggage in Milwaukee got locked inside the cargo hold of an airplane that flew to Philadelphia. The worker was "a little stressed" but uninjured after the unscheduled flight, a spokeswoman for Midwest Airlines said Friday. The cargo hold was heated and pressurized. The man was stowing a wheelchair aboard the plane when other employees closed the cargo door because they did not see him, airline spokeswoman Carol Skornicka said. "He knew where it was going," she said. "He tried to get somebody's attention, but it didn't work. When it landed, he jumped out...
  • CA: Shelley was loaned S.F. worker (SF Mayor Newsom OK'ed 'deal')

    01/29/2005 9:56:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 435+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 1/29/05 | Herbert A. Sample
    In addition to borrowing several employees from the Legislature and using state and federal funds to pay their salaries, Secretary of State Kevin Shelley also was lent a San Francisco city employee for half of last year. The arrangement, which allowed Shelley to bypass the state's civil service system in order to fill a routine scheduling position, was detailed in a contract between the secretary of state and the office of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. The contract was noted in an audit released Tuesday by the State Personnel Board that accused Shelley, a San Francisco Democrat, of using inappropriate...
  • Gingrich Hogwash - Green Card Guests

    01/12/2005 11:56:13 PM PST · by tallhappy · 51 replies · 926+ views
    1-12-05 | self
    Gingrich Hogwash Just a bit ago I heard one of those promos they do for radio shows and the bite was of Newt on KABC Los Angeles' McIntyre in the Morning. McIntyre asks Newt about the borders and Newt's answer was to this effect: there is a need for a guest worker green card program. Such a statement is hogwash because a green card means permanent resident. Guest workers would not be guests if they have a green card. Having a green card means one is not a guest. It means one lives here -- permanently. It means the holder...
  • CA: Governor proposes new worker compensation rules

    12/23/2004 5:55:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 514+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/23/04 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Schwarzenegger administration on Thursday released a sweeping set of regulations aimed at revising how doctors evaluate permanent injuries to workers and how much compensation they are paid. The new regulations are a key element of the landmark reform of the state's compensation system approved by the Legislature last spring and aimed at cutting billions from the rates employers pay for insurance. The new proposal calls for the use of guidelines developed by the American Medical Association for measuring permanent disabilities. The administration also wants to employ a new formula for translating the degree of injury into...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Patriotic Great Grandma Volunteers For Iraq Duty

    11/23/2004 7:09:59 AM PST · by debboo · 11 replies · 473+ views
    AP | 11-23-04 | AP
    Patriotic Great-Grandma Volunteers For Iraq Duty Oklahoma Woman, 72, To Be Deployed To War Zone POSTED: 7:16 am EST November 22, 2004 LAWTON, Okla. -- A 72-year-old great-grandmother from Oklahoma is preparing for deployment to the war zone in Iraq. Lena Haddix will be a civilian employee of the Department of Defense and volunteered for the duty. She said she wanted to do something for her country. Haddix was a military wife and has worked at the Fort Sill PX since 1977. She's expected to have a similar job in Iraq, working 10 hours a day. Her preparation for deployment...
  • CA: Worker attorneys blast proposed cuts in disability benefits

    11/17/2004 8:49:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 314+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/17/04 | Steve Lawrence - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Schwarzenegger administration is drafting regulations that would go beyond state law and result in "atrocious" cuts in benefits for employees who are partially disabled by job-related injuries, workers' attorneys said Wednesday. The California Applicants' Attorneys Association said it would file a lawsuit if the Division of Workers Compensation attempts to implement the changes. "They basically made something up," said David Schwartz, the association's president. "Unfortunately, what they made up is turning out to drastically reduce permanent disability benefits." But Rick Rice, assistant secretary of the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, called the association's complaints "propaganda" and...
  • Congressmen urge Bush to drop guest-worker plan

    11/17/2004 8:54:21 AM PST · by Ron H. · 191 replies · 4,958+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 17, 2004 | Jerry Seper
    The chairman of a House International Relations subcommittee yesterday urged the Bush administration to drop its proposed temporary guest-worker program and not "reward Mexican nationals living and working illegally in the United States" with legal status. "It is our hope that in future discussions with the Mexican government, you will encourage Mexico to do its part to address illegal immigration rather than encourage their citizens to illegally enter the U.S.," said Rep. Elton Gallegly, California Republican, who heads the subcommittee on terrorism, nonproliferation and human rights, in letters to Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and Homeland Security Secretary Tom...
  • American Trade Unions (USLAW) Fund Communist-backed "Union of the Unemployed in Iraq" (UUI)

    10/08/2004 9:21:27 AM PDT · by Bronc1 · 1 replies · 252+ views
    Investigating Imperialism website ^ | October 7, 2004 | Bronc1
    At the same time, younger activists--including members of the WORKER COMMUNIST PARTY--carried out their own initiatives, which led most notably to the formation of the UNION OF THE UNEMPLOYED IN IRAQ (UUI). Both groups of activists are opposed to the U.S. occupation, says Thomas. The main difference, he says, is that unions associated with the UUI "are not at all hesitant to support labor action in the face of the various decrees that are in place that prohibits labor organizing and strikes."
  • H1-b Abolition Update

    08/26/2004 7:50:26 PM PDT · by Remember_Salamis · 69 replies · 1,080+ views
    August 26th, 2004 | Robert Locke
    H1-b Abolition Update by Robert Locke The immigration crisis, like the federal budget, is an aggregate made up of many different line items. One of them is the notorious H1-b program that is used to bring foreign technology workers and nurses into the United States. Due to pressure from the tech industry, the annual quota for this visa was bumped up during the late-90's dot-com bubble to 195,000 per year. Thankfully, a sunset provision was included in the legislation and the annual quota is now down to 65,000, but this is a number that really ought to be zero, so...
  • McCain discusses immigration (guest-worker proposals)

    06/29/2004 4:55:15 PM PDT · by take · 38 replies · 432+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 28, 2004 | AMANDA LEE MYERS
    McCain discusses immigration PHOENIX - The federal government has failed to address illegal immigration in the Southwest and needs to wake up, Sen. John McCain told Hispanic leaders Saturday. "It is in our national interest to bring the 8 to 12 million undocumented immigrants out of the shadows and allow them an opportunity to become citizens of this great nation," McCain said at the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza. The Washington-based civil rights group and political think tank dedicates itself to promoting Hispanic issues. McCain said federal policy and border enforcement have failed to alleviate the...
  • H-1B Training Program to Be Axed

    02/11/2004 11:41:22 PM PST · by anymouse · 5 replies · 137+ views
    Wired ^ | Feb. 11, 2004 | Joanna Glasner
    <p>Facing a drop in funding and a tough job market for technology professionals, the Department of Labor is poised to kill a program that trains Americans to fill positions held by foreign guest workers.</p> <p>The department created the H-1B Training Program in the late 1990s as a way for Americans to learn skills in high demand by employers. The funding came from fees employers of foreign workers paid to get H-1B visas, which allowed the foreigners to take technical jobs that went unfilled during the dot-com boom. The Labor Department used those fees and other funding to pay $328 million in scholarships and grants to community groups to develop training programs for U.S. citizens and permanent residents.</p>
  • Afghans Get Death In UN Worker Slaying

    02/10/2004 4:02:20 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 147+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-10-2004 | Stephen Graham
    Afghans Get Death in U.N. Worker Slaying Tuesday February 10, 2004 10:46 PM By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A Kabul court convicted two Afghans for the murder of a French U.N. staffer last year and sentenced them to death, officials said Tuesday. The murder of 29-year-old Bettina Goislard, the first foreign U.N. worker to be killed in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban, caused the evacuation of U.N. international staff from southern and eastern Afghanistan. The court sentenced Zia Ahmad and Abdul Nabi to death for the Nov. 16 fatal shooting of Goislard, who...
  • Paraplegic racer fatally hits worker at Daytona

    02/09/2004 9:28:51 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 76 replies · 188+ views
    al.com ^ | 02/09/04 | NEAL SIMS
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A paraplegic driver from Birmingham, running in his first race at Daytona International Speedway, struck and killed a track worker on Sunday. Ray Paprota was returning to the race while the cars were slowed under an early caution period when he hit the worker, who was on the track cleaning up debris. Roy H. Weaver III, supervisor of the track crew for the speedway, was killed. He was 44. Another driver, Jeff Tillman, who was riding behind Paprota, said, "The worker was standing right in the middle of the track when he hit him. It flipped...
  • Businesses Praise Bush on Immigration

    01/18/2004 7:38:42 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 424 replies · 317+ views
    KATV ^ | Jan. 18, 2004 | AP
    Washington (AP) - The tourists who fill the indoor wave pool at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa each summer and vie for tables at the Hearth n' Kettle restaurants won't arrive for months. But Bill Catania, whose family owns the Massachusetts businesses, has already begun filling out forms to secure 90 temporary workers from Jamaica and Nepal needed to wash dishes and clean rooms once the weather warms. "There's not enough Americans to take the jobs," says Catania, whose company is based in Hyannis, Mass. "We bring them (foreign temps) in for 10 months and then we have to...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 01-10-04

    01/10/2004 10:22:15 AM PST · by Salvation · 14 replies · 200+ views
    The White House ^ | 01-10-04 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryJanuary 10, 2004 President's Radio Address †††††Audio THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. As the year 2004 begins, America's economy is strong and getting stronger. More Americans than ever own their own homes. More businesses are investing. More manufacturers are seeing increased activity than at any time in the last 20 years. Stock market wealth has increased by more than $3 trillion over the past year. And over the past five months, more than a quarter-million Americans started work at new jobs. In December, the unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent, from a high of 6.3...
  • California bridge collapses; one worker killed

    12/03/2003 10:49:21 PM PST · by yonif · 200+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 12/4/03 | Associated Press
    NAPA, Calif. -- Part of a bridge under construction collapsed Wednesday, killing one worker and injuring seven others, three of them critically, authorities said. Several workers were adjusting jacks under the bridge between two supports when a 100-foot section containing eight steel beams and several tons of wood fell about 40 feet, officials said. The new section was being raised into position to the bridge deck, where it was to be filled with concrete, when "something went wrong," said Barry Martin, spokesman for the Napa Transportation Management Plan, a city transportation agency. The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration was...