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  • Disturbing: 57 Paris Airport Workers Are On Terror Watch List

    11/29/2015 4:28:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/29/15 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Nov. 13 terror attacks in Paris has forced France to examine its security policies, including at the Charles de Gaulle Airport, where it was recently discovered that 57 employees who had access to airplanes and runways were on a terror watch list. Now, the security passes of 86,000 workers at the Paris airport will be reviewed, according to a report by the Sunday Times of London. **SNIP** The recent finding of Arabic graffiti on four planes at two French airports, including one that had "Allahu Akbar" written on a fuel tank hatch, has only increased security concerns. While the...
  • Where Have All the Workers Gone?

    11/17/2015 6:44:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    RCM ^ | 11/17/2015 | By Isabel Sawhill
    Employment rates among prime-age workers, especially men, have declined sharply over the last few decades. The Great Recession made matters worse. Recent declines in the unemployment rate have enticed some back into the active labor force but the long-term picture is still discouraging. When we compare the U.S. to other advanced countries, working-age adults are simply not working as much as adults in most European nations. What's going on here? As my colleague Gary Burtless notes, three developments have probably played a role. First, real wages have fallen by 28 percent for high-school educated men since 1980, making work much...
  • DOE Issues New Rule for Workers: Don’t Put Highly Enriched Uranium in Your Pocket

    10/31/2015 7:59:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | October 30, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – Following an investigation by its inspector general, the Department of Energy has issued a new rule advising its workers to refrain from putting highly enriched uranium in their pockets.“After interviewing chemical operators and reviewing revised Y-12 procedures, we confirmed that chemical operators are no longer allowed to place samples in their pockets and must check their pockets before removing their coveralls,” said a report issued by the DOE Office of Inspector General.The report, released in September, described a safety violation that occured last year at the DOE’s Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn."We received allegations that special...
  • The $70,000 minimum wage is paying off for that Seattle company

    10/25/2015 8:16:57 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 116 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 25 October 2015 | Silvia Ascarelli
    Gravity Payments, that Seattle credit-card-payments processing company that said all its employees would earn at least $70,000 in three years, is defying the doomsayers. Revenue is growing at twice the rate it was before Chief Executive Dan Price made his announcement this spring, according to a report on Inc.com. Profits have doubled. Customer retention is up, despite some who left because they disagreed with the decision or feared service would suffer. (Price said hed make up the extra cost by cutting his own $1.1 million pay.) Barely any employees have left although some outsiders, including some commenting on a...
  • Cuomo paid state workers to fill seats at climate change event (Is this legal?)

    10/14/2015 5:54:50 PM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/14/2015 | Michael Gartland
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo wasnt taking any chances that there might be empty seats at a speech he delivered last week on climate change so state workers were summoned on the taxpayer dime to fill the audience, The Post has learned. The workers said they left their jobs in the middle of the day Thursday and were paid their full salaries to hear Cuomo at Columbia University announce the state was joining a global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Id rather be at the park, said one of the workers, who is employed by the state Office of Parks,...
  • Government workers outnumber manufacturing workers in Illinois

    09/14/2015 8:06:11 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    ILLINOIS REVIEW ^ | September 14, 2015 | Michael Lucci
    Monday, September 14, 2015 Government workers outnumber manufacturing workers in Illinois By Michael Lucci / Illinois Policy Institute - The top-producing states of the Midwests manufacturing powerhouse are Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. But Illinois is the only one of the Great Lakes states where government workers dramatically outnumber manufacturing workers, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As of June 2015, Illinois had only 574,000 factory workers, compared with nearly 750,000 state and local government workers. That means Illinois had only 3 manufacturing workers for every 4 state and local government workers. http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2015/09/government-workers-outnumber-manufacturing-workers-in-illinois.html
  • How Government Can Fire Its Bad Employees

    09/09/2015 9:40:17 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 8 replies
    Goexec.com ^ | 9-9-15 | Stewart Liff
    To fire a government employee, all you need is the will and the skill. This may sound simplistic given all the protections granted to civil servants and the complexities of federal human resources case law, but its true. What does it mean to have the will? It means having the strength to remove a poor employee when it is the right thing to do.
  • SEC requires companies to reveal CEO-vs-worker pay gap

    08/05/2015 1:24:47 PM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 5, 2015 | MARCY GORDON
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal regulators have approved a long-delayed rule requiring companies to reveal the pay gap between CEOs and their employees. The Securities and Exchange Commission voted Wednesday to order most public companies to disclose the ratio between their chief executives' annual compensation and median, or midpoint, employee pay.
  • Woman Outraged After Showdown With Census Worker

    07/11/2015 7:39:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 07/10/15 | Jeff Paul
    An East Dallas woman is outraged after she claims one U.S. Census worker showed up at her door for a housing survey and would not take no for an answer. Sonia Platz said the worker went as far as to camp out in her yard as she waited for Platz to change her mind. Shes ringing the bell, knocking on the door. And Im like, I dont want to participate. Said Platz The East Dallas resident said it started with a series of three letters from the U.S. Census Bureau. A few days later after receiving the third later, a...
  • The 9-to-5 office workday is dying in America

    06/28/2015 4:43:41 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 42 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 28 2015 | Max Nisen
    With the rise of flexible working schedules, the freelance economy, and video conferencing, more Americans are getting their jobs done without ever heading into an office, according to new data from the American Time Use Survey released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Among all workers, 23% report spending all or part of their day working from home. Thats up from less than 19% in 2003, the first year for which theres comparable data.
  • Obama's Asian Trade Deal Sells Out American Workers

    06/11/2015 7:53:32 AM PDT · by xzins · 52 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 07:38 AM | Peter Morici |
    Congress should not grant President Barack Obama authority to conclude another free trade agreement in Asia, because it would lower American wages and exacerbate income inequality. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would eliminate tariffs and lower other regulatory barriers to trade and investment among the United States, South Korea, Japan and nine other Pacific Rim nations. In March 2012, President Obama inaugurated a free trade pact with South Korea and in many ways, it provides a template for what we may expect from a broader TPP. Imports from South Korea are up 3.6 billion, U.S. exports are down marginally and the...
  • Scott Walker Wants to Make His Signature Wisconsin Issue a National Policy Fight

    05/06/2015 1:31:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    IJReview ^ | May 6, 2015 | Frank Camp
    Gov. Scott Walker wants to make the most public fight of his administration a national issue should he run for president. In an interview with Radio Iowa, the Wisconsin Republican made the case for a national right to work law: As much as I think the federal government should get out of most of what its in right now, I think establishing fundamental freedoms for the American people is a legitimate thing and that would be something that would provide that opportunity in the other half of America to people who dont have those opportunities today.Currently, twenty-five states have right-to-work...
  • Heiner Proposes E-Verify to Protect Kentucky Jobs, Introduces New Statewide Television Ad

    05/02/2015 3:02:06 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    halheiner.com/ ^ | March 19, 2015
    Republican candidate Hal Heiner announced today his proposal to implement E-Verify in Kentucky, a measure to ensure that Kentucky jobs go to legal Kentucky workers. The E-Verify program allows employers to identify the immigration status of potential hires by checking names against government databases. E-Verify comes at no cost to employers. Heiners proposal would require the use of E-Verify to confirm legal worker status for all employers, government employees and government contractors and subcontractors.
  • Youre Fired Now Train Your Replacement

    04/28/2015 8:10:09 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | April 28, 2015 | Ian Smith
    What could get self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders and rock-ribbed Republican Jim Inhofe to agree? The two senators have teamed up in their support for an investigative enquiry into the billion-dollar utility Southern California Edison, which has been firing American tech workers and replacing them with lower-paid foreign workers brought here through the controversial H-1B visa program. And now the first lawsuit has been filed in response to the H-1B visa fallout at SCE. The plaintiff, Save Jobs USA, is a group of former veteran employees at SCE who after their firing were forced to train the foreign workers due to...
  • Why Are Many Former Workers Not Even Applying for Job Openings?

    04/20/2015 10:22:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 4/20/15 | Patrick Tyrrell
    Commentary By Portrait of Patrick Tyrrell Patrick Tyrrell There was good news this month: private-sector job openings rose slightly in February, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Openings rose to 3.8 percent of all private-sector jobs and the job openingsthe highest rate since January 2001. Other data for the month showed the unemployment rate for workers age 25-54 (often called prime age workers) ticked downward to 4.6 percent from 4.8 percent.
  • Companies can't find workers who can hold a conversation or show up on time

    04/19/2015 7:35:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/19/2015 | Myles Udland
    It's not about finding workers; it's about finding the right workers.According to the latest supplemental survey from the New York Fed's manufacturing and business leaders surveys, employers in the New York area are facing two main problems: finding workers who can show up on time and workers who can hold a conversation.The survey showed that in April, 65% of manufacturing employers had difficulty finding punctual workers and 60% had trouble finding workers with interpersonal skills.Among business leaders, a broader survey group, 42% had trouble finding punctual workers while about 48% had trouble finding workers with interpersonal skills. These results also...
  • Thousands of temporary workers due to be sent home Wednesday (Canada)

    04/04/2015 3:30:19 PM PDT · by Dartman · 5 replies
    canoe.ca ^ | Apr. 1/15 | QMI Agency
    The deadline for temporary foreign workers to either become permanent residents or leave the country arrived Wednesday, leaving thousands of would-be Canadians scrambling. In 2001, the Conservatives set a deadline of April 1, 2015, for temporary foreign workers in low-skilled jobs who have been in Canada for more than four years to leave. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business says that leaves thousands of potential Canadians in jeopardy of deportation as their permanent residency applications are yet to be fully processed. The CFIB is calling for a faster track to residency for foreign workers in low-skilled jobs. "CFIB commended the...
  • The Great Worker Shortage

    04/01/2015 6:59:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/01/2015 | Steve Moore
    The great conundrum of the U.S. economy today is that we have record numbers of working age people out of the labor ‎force at the same time we have businesses desperately trying to find workers. As an example, the American Transportation Research Institute estimates there are 30,000 – 35,000 trucker jobs that could be filled tomorrow if workers would take these jobs–a shortage that could rise to 240,000 by 2022. While the jobs market overall remains weak, demand is high for in certain sectors. For skilled and reliable mechanics, welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, computer technicians, and nurses, jobs are plentiful;...
  • Catholic Caucus: How St. Joseph Lived the Greatest Calling of Husband and Father

    03/20/2015 6:40:10 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies
    Seton Magazine ^ | 03.18.15 | John Clark
    Because this column is devoted to promoting Catholic fatherhood, this is a special feast day: the Feast of Saint Joseph. The following is an updated version of a column that John wrote a few years ago. Men in history are often remembered for things like winning a battle, governing a country, composing a symphony, writing a masterpiece, or inventing a life-changing device. Today, the Church honors a man who did none of these. Even in his own time, in the eyes of much of the world, this small-town carpenter was insignificant. But his greatness did not lie in his...
  • VIDEO: CHP Investigating Fight At Fresno DMV

    03/05/2015 7:26:57 AM PST · by Enterprise · 34 replies
    www.kmjnow.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Unknown
    FRESNO (KMJ) -- Investigators are now trying to find out who was responsible for a brawl at a Fresno DMV. The fight saw furniture being thrown around and people running for cover - in the DMV on Olive and Weber. One of the chairs thrown across the room even shattered a counter top. It was captured on internal surveillance cameras and on onlooker's cell phones. Gabrielle Forman told our news partner KMPH Fox 26 News she was only there to change the registration on a car.
  • Hoyer: During DHS 'Shut Down,' 200,000 of 230,000 DHS Workers Would Still Work

    02/25/2015 2:37:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/25/15 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com)- House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said on the House floor on Tuesday that if Congress did not pass a Department of Homeland Security funding bill by the end of the week, it would shut down the departmentbut that 200,000 of the departments 230,000 employees would still go to work. The other 30,000 employees are not deemed essential workers. The Department of Homeland Security will not be funded, said Hoyer. There are 230,000 people who work at that Department, and 30,000 of them, mostly administrative personnel, will be laid off. The others, known as critically important importantessential employees who are...
  • Yellen: Unemployment Rate 'Less Rosy' When You Count Part-Time, Discouraged Workers

    02/24/2015 5:36:17 PM PST · by Son House · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 24, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday at a Senate Banking Committee hearing that the U-6 unemployment rate--which includes people who are working part-time for economic reasons and those who are marginally attached to the labor force--definitely shows a less rosy picture of employment in the country. People "marginally attached" to the labor force "are those who currently are neither working nor looking for work but indicate that they want and are available for a job and have looked for one work sometime in the past 12 months." In January, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the "U-3" unemployment...
  • The Future Of The US Economy In One Chart (Happy Days)

    02/10/2015 5:17:57 AM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    BI ^ | 2-10-2015 | Myles Udland
    Myles Udland February 9, 2015 Millennials are storming back into the work force. Friday's monthly jobs report showed that in January nonfarm payrolls grew by 257,000 in the US. And with revisions to recent reports, the past three months were the strongest for job creation in the US in 17 years. The main driving force behind this trend? Millennials. Workers between the ages of 25 and 34 have been surging back into the workforce over the past several years, with this trend really taking off in 2014. (snip)
  • They got it all wrong: New data shows how Dems can win back America

    12/06/2014 8:35:55 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 42 replies
    Salon ^ | Anat Shenker-Osorio and Jeffrey Parcher
    To everything there is a season and now is the time for election dissection. How do we reconcile an electorate that raised the minimum wage everywhere possible and opted for Republicans who profess not to believe in it? And what do we make of the even for America pathetically low turnout? One-third of Americans struggle to make ends meet. Thats 106 million people who often dont know how theyll pay rent, get childcare or retire. Even in our fractious America, thats a large group with shared interests decent wages, reliable work hours, affordable child and health care,...
  • CNN Exit Poll: Republicans Win Among Full-time Workers, College Attendees

    11/06/2014 4:12:10 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/05/14 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Republican candidates were heavily favored over their Democratic opponents among full-time workers and most college-educated Americans, a CNN exit poll shows. During the midterm elections Tuesday, CNN asked voters leaving the voting booth a series of questions, including, Do you work full-time for pay? About 60 percent responded that they did work full-time for pay. Of those, 54 percent said they had voted for a Republican, while 44 percent stated they voted for a Democrat. Another two percent reported voting for other candidates. Of the 40 percent who said they did not work full-time for pay, 48 percent said they...
  • Federal Eye: More than 25,000 federal workers to lose their health plans next year

    11/06/2014 2:28:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/06/14
    More than 25,000 federal employees will lose their health plans next year as insurance providers drop out of the governments coverage network, according to the Office of Personnel Management. Affected workers will have the option of switching to other plans within the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, but the number of disruptions will reach the highest level since more than 61,000 enrollees had to change plans in 2009. Insurance providers drop out of the federal workforces health program every year, so this years changes are nothing new. Companies generally leave the network because they have not attracted enough enrollees to...
  • Obama administration considers mandatory quarantine

    10/24/2014 3:21:03 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 October 2014 | David Martosko
    The Obama administration is considering imposing a forced quarantine on healthcare workers who return to the United States from the Ebola hot zone of West Africa, after a New York doctor who treated patients there tested positive for the virus on Thursday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokesman Tom Skinner told Reuters on Friday that a mandatory quarantine is one possible plan under discussion by officials from across the administration. 'There are a number of options being discussed pertaining to the monitoring and mobility of healthcare workers who are returning to the United States from affected countries,' Skinner said.
  • Census workers manipulated economic data: new whistleblower

    10/22/2014 9:09:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/22/14 | John Crudel
    The city known as Americas story factory is making up Census data. In the latest allegation of The Posts exclusive probe into fishy goings-on at the Census Bureau, a new whistleblower says workers in the Los Angeles region have been manipulating economic data. Contact information for the veteran Census worker who reached out to me by e-mail recently and whom I interviewed by phone has been turned over to congressional investigators who are looking into data falsification in other parts of the country. Everybody knows falsification is going on, the whistleblower told me, adding the malfeasance in the
  • Thousands of federal workers on extended paid leave

    10/21/2014 6:25:58 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 8 replies
    The Washington Post via Drudge Report ^ | October 20, 2014 | Lisa Rein
    Tens of thousands of federal workers are being kept on paid leave for at least a month and often for longer stretches that can reach a year or more while they wait to be punished for misbehavior or cleared and allowed to return to work, government records show. During a three-year period that ended last fall, more than 57,000 employees were sent home for a month or longer. The tab for these workers exceeded $775 million in salary alone. The extensive use of administrative leave continues despite government personnel rules that limit paid leave for employees facing discipline...
  • CDC: 'Relatively large' number of health workers at risk for Ebola

    10/13/2014 10:12:40 AM PDT · by maggief · 121 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 13, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Monday said it "would not be surprised" if other healthcare workers at a Dallas hospital are diagnosed with Ebola. CDC Director Tom Frieden said he did not know how many workers might have been exposed to the virus, but estimated it was a "relatively large number." "Were concerned, and unfortunately would not be surprised if we did see additional cases in healthcare workers who also provided care to the index patient," Frieden said. A nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital was found to have Ebola over the weekend. Her case is the first-ever...
  • Australia believes it's still too risky to send health workers to Ebola zones

    10/13/2014 7:01:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/13/14 | Bridie Jabour
    Julie Bishop will not let the workers go to west Africa until treatment and evacuation plans are in place Australia will not send health workers to Ebola outbreak zones until their welfare can be guaranteed.
  • Santorum to aid Steve King in fundraiser

    10/10/2014 2:33:04 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | Bret Hayworth
    Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, who narrowly won the 2012 Iowa caucuses, will headline a fundraiser later this month for U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron. The event will take place Oct. 22 in a private home in Dakota Dunes, S.D. (SNIP) In a release, Santorum said King is the kind of congressman people need. We need Steve King in Congress to stand up for America, our sovereignty, values, and economy... Steve understands the burden illegal immigration creates on American workers and their wages.
  • Germany opens doors to immigrants to fuel economy

    09/12/2014 7:57:10 AM PDT · by Lowell1775 · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-11-2014 | Nele Obermueller
    BERLIN When Marie Duness-Rose, 39, immigrated to Germany from Bulgaria 10 years ago, she left a lot behind, she says. But now she holds a management degree and runs a thriving bistro serving Balkan food in a popular neighborhood in Berlin. She is one of about 6.2 million non-German citizens in the country and one of about 15 million or 19 percent of the total population who are not ethnically German. That percentage is one of the highest proportions of immigrants in any European country, and it is not expected to decrease any time soon. Last month,...
  • Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low

    09/05/2014 10:17:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    CNS News Service ^ | September 5, 2014 - 9:07 AM | By Ali Meyer
    CNSNews.com) - A record 92,269,000 Americans 16 and older did not participate in the labor force in August, as the labor force participation rate matched a 36-year low of 62.8 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The labor force participation rate has been as low as 62.8 percent in six of the last twelve months, but prior to last October had not fallen that low since 1978. BLS employment statistics are based on the civilian noninstitutional population, which consists of all people 16 or older who were not in the military or an institution such as a prison,...
  • Nearly 1 in 10 California workers are in country illegally, study finds

    09/04/2014 9:36:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 9/4/14 | Kate Linthicum
    A report released Wednesday by researchers at USC found that immigrants who are in California illegally make up nearly 10% of the state's workforce and contribute $130 billion annually to its gross domestic product. The study, which was conducted in conjunction with the California Immigrant Policy Center, was based on census data and other statistics, including data from the Department of Labor and the Department of Homeland Security. It looked at a variety of ways the estimated 2.6 million immigrants living in California without permission participate in state life. FOR THE RECORD Sept. 3, 4:20 p.m.: An earlier version of...
  • Obama Has It Wrong American Workers Aren't Better Off Under His Policies

    09/03/2014 6:37:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    IBD ^ | 09/03/2014
    <p>Time was, they had fact-checkers at the White House. They must've had the weekend off when President Obama let go a whopper at a Labor Day rally in Milwaukee.</p> <p>'By almost every measure," he boasted, "the American economy and American workers are better off than when I took office." This must explain why nearly half of American workers believe the U.S. is still in a recession.</p>
  • Freelance workers a growing segment of California economy

    08/02/2014 11:21:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/2/14 | Tiffany Hsu
    A short gig doing security for the True Blood television show. A stint driving for a rental car company. A week as a customer service representative at a retail store. This is how Delvontaie Antwine, 34, makes do in California's economic recovery earning a few scattered paychecks a month from odd temp jobs while living with relatives in Silver Lake. Each week, he goes to a career center, where recently he was looking into positions transporting patients for Kaiser Permanente. "I just need something consistent; otherwise, I'm like a puppy chasing its tail," he said. "I'm at the bottom...
  • The unhappiest workers of all

    07/17/2014 6:55:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/17/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    How’s that feminism workin’ out for ya? According to a survey reported in a Psychology Today article, the unhappiest workers are:Female 42 years oldUnmarriedHave a household income under $100,000Work in a professional position (i.e., as a doctor or a lawyer). Sounds exactly like the feminist ideal: a woman who needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle. On her own, independent, unburdened, I am woman, hear me roar. Except that she’s not very happy. The author, Sherrie Bourg Carter, Psy.D., notes that while it is possible the survey is inaccurate (the sample size is only 670 North American white...
  • Majority of employees feel they have NO control over decisions in the workplace

    07/11/2014 3:43:07 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 34 replies
    daily Mail ^ | 11 July 2014 | By Louise Boyle
    Most employees believe they have no say when it comes to changes in the workplace that directly affect their jobs. Six out of ten corporate staff said they have little or no input in decisions which affect them personally at work, according to a recent survey by Strayer University and Ipsos. Those over 35 felt their opinions mattered less than those workers aged 18-34 - although perhaps that's just a healthy dose of cynicism that comes from spending longer on the corporate ladder.
  • More Employment Woes Thanks To Obamacare

    07/10/2014 10:52:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    WMBF.. TruthRevolt ^ | 7.10.2014 | | | Caleb Howe
    WMBF in Myrtle Beach, SC, reported Wednesday on the growing trend of businesses hiring only part-time workers, due to an inability to afford Obamacare. This situation leaves workers without healthcare and without a full-time income or other benefits. Local staffing agencies say more small business are starting to hire more part time employees. Not because there is more full time work, but as WMBF reporter Mandy Noell found out, it's because they can't afford to have more full time employees. Obamacare places requirements for health care benefits that many small businesses just cannot afford to pay. As a result, they...
  • Dewhurst picks up endorsement from Ron Paul, Jerry Patterson

    05/09/2014 4:27:54 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    David Dewhurst picked up a pair of big endorsements ahead of the May 27 runoff election for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor. The endorsements came from former Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul and also Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson
  • Offensive graffiti stops bridge project in Amesbury

    04/28/2014 8:01:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    MyFoxBoston.com ^ | April 26, 2014 | MyFoxBoston.com
    AMESBURY, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) An Amesbury man says someone sprayed offensive graffiti near his home on a beam that is part of a construction project, which was brought to a screeching halt due to the vandalism. Scott Taylor lives just feet from where a massive bridge project is happening on Interstate 95, and he says construction workers have been scattering debris all over his yard for almost a year. He woke up to the graffiti this week and that sent him over the edge. The message? Welcome to Fallujah, baby. "I think it's pathetic. I think it's cowardly. And I...
  • Report: Ebola Suspected In Europe: Broken Through All Containment Efforts

    04/20/2014 1:38:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 135 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4/20/14
    Though officials at the World Health Organization are feverishly working to stop the spread of the Ebola virus in what is now seven African nations, their efforts may be for naught. In Guinea, a hot spot for the deadly contagion, government health officials have said that the outbreak is nearly under control. Yet, Reuters reports that the government planned to stop publicly releasing the death toll to avoid causing unnecessary panic. But panic may be in order. Despite the best efforts of emergency health workers it appears that virus may have crossed out of Africa into Europe.
  • Welfare State Squeezing Private Sector Workers

    04/17/2014 10:28:16 AM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 20 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    In the last presidential election, Mitt Romney was savaged by the media and the cultural elites for pointing out that 47 percent of voters will vote for Obama as they're getting subsidies from the federal, state, or local governments. Romney was vilified as an evil, out-of-teach aristocrat that despised the less fortunate. The truth is the exact opposite as we know that Romney gives generously to the charity, unlike Obama and his progressive liberal allies, and that he created companies that actually hired people and paid them wages, again unlike most liberals. The 47 percent number was mocked as not...
  • The Unemployment Puzzle: Where Have All the Workers Gone?

    04/06/2014 4:50:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/05/2014 | By GLENN HUBBARD
    A big puzzle looms over the U.S. economy: Friday's jobs report tells us that the unemployment rate has fallen to 6.7% from a peak of 10% at the height of the Great Recession. But at the same time, only 63.2% of Americans 16 or older are participating in the labor force, which, while up a bit in March, is down substantially since 2000. As recently as the late 1990s, the U.S. was a nation in which employment, job creation and labor force participation went hand in hand. That is no longer the case. What's going on? Think of the labor...
  • The Great Skills Gap Myth: Can't American Companies Find Qualified Workers?

    03/30/2014 5:12:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    New Geography ^ | 03/30/2014 | Aaron M. Renn
    One of the great memes out there in trying to diagnose persistently high unemployment and anemic job growth during what is still, I argue, the Great Recession is the so-called “skills gap”. The idea here is that the fact that there are millions of unfilled job openings at the same time millions of people can’t find work can be chalked up to a lack of a skills match between unemployed workers an open positions. To pick one random example out of many, here’s the way US News and World Report put it last year: Some 82 percent of manufacturers say...
  • Foreign Ministry workers announce general strike: 103 embassies shut down

    03/23/2014 8:07:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Ynet. ^ | 3/23/14 | Attila Somfalvi
    The Foreign Ministry's workers union has called for a general strike Sunday as part of an ongoing labor dispute. All 103 of Israel's embassies, consulates, and diplomatic delegations across the world will be closed, including the ministry's headquarters in Jerusalem. The workers union added that Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman will not be able to enter his office. The Foreign Ministry's employees have been engaged in a struggle to improve their working conditions for more than a year, and the struggle has led them to lock horns with the Finance Ministry, whom they claim refuses to acknowledge diplomats' rights and improve...
  • Labor unions disappointed at 1 percent pay raise Obama to propose for federal workers

    02/25/2014 2:56:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/24/14 | Joe Davidson
    Federal labor leaders are disappointed with President Obamas proposal to raise federal employee pay by 1 percent next year. The proposal will be included in the administrations budget, which Obama will announce next week. His spending plan also will include a 1 percent raise for members of the military. I strongly believe that federal employees deserve more, and this amount is inadequate, said Colleen M. Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU). There is no question in my mind that inadequate raises will have consequences on recruitment and retention. Kelley says a 3.3 percent increase would be fair...
  • Obama weighing executive action on minimum wage hike

    01/16/2014 4:30:46 PM PST · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 16, 2014 | Ben Goad
    President Obama is considering using his executive authority to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors, he told Senate Democrats during a closed meeting at the White House. [Snip] Obama and congressional Democrats are pushing for an across-the-board hike in the minimum hourly wage, from $7.25 to $10.10. But Republicans are cool to the plan, warning it could hurt the economy. Federal contractors represent only a fraction of the nations employees. Businesses that together received more than $446 billion in federal contracts employ some 2 million workers, only some of whom are paid the minimum wage. Still, an increase for...
  • Michigan Taxpayers Paying Far More Money For Far Fewer State Workers

    01/17/2014 11:52:09 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/14/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    While union and media reports claim state employees have taken large compensation cuts, a look at the numbers shows that taxpayers are paying much more per employee working for them. In fact, the state is paying hundreds of millions more for far fewer workers. The contracts for most of the state's 47,000 workers ended at the start of 2014 and the state of Michigan is currently in negotiations with its employee unions. However, contract negotiations stalled and the Michigan Civil Service Commission is considering recommendations from an impasse panel. In the meantime, media and union reports have been claiming that...