Monthly Archives: February 2012

labor movement

Supreme Court bias against the disabled

Supreme Court bias against the disabled

  This is a travesty. It is a shame that the United States Supreme Court would side with religious institutions referring to a “ministerial exception,” that allows for the discrimination against those with disabilities. In his majority opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts validated prior lower courts’ precedent finding a “ministerial exception,” and ruled that it


Staples co-founder Tom Stemberg is such an as#h%le

  Seriously I love conservatives when they take provisions in a bill and come up with things like “death panels” and “lactation chambers,” I think Frank Luntz has been spoon feeding these people for too long. Stemberg doesn’t want to use capital to pay for: …provisions in the Affordable Care Act that require employers to


Israel says private prisons violate human rights

  I have to congratulate the Israeli Supreme Court on its recent ruling that private prisons are a violation of human rights. (Supreme Court President Dorit) Beinisch wrote that the incarceration of anyone was a violation of human rights but when it was done by the state, it was done for the public good. When


Why is Oregon trying to criminalize Twitter?

  It’s the oddest thing. A new law being proposed in Oregon would stop people from using electronic media to promote activities that can be considered illegal. Those activities include anything pertaining to acts of civil disobedience. It would appear this is directly aimed at Occupy Portland as Mother Jones is reporting. The bill, SB 1534, would make


Service based jobs are the future of organizing

  I was reading a post on the Atlantic’s website talking about how Latino’s were able to rebound to pre-recession levels of employment in the U.S. economy. The article states that 50 percent of new jobs since 2010 went to Latinos. The jobs they are being hired to do however are on the low-wage side of the


Super Bowl 46: Remember the Hyatt Housekeepers

  So here we are at the dawn of Super Bowl 46. It’s the New England Patriots versus the New York Giants; an east coast love/hate affair if there ever was one. Super Bowl 46 continues the tradition of the Super Bowl being one of  America’s largest non-secular holidays–rivaling only that of Earth Day. As

First Lady O'Malley Address Armistead Gardens Students on Bullying

The film Chronicle and Bullying

I don’t write film reviews or blog about them often, but I felt that I had to comment on the film Chronicle after viewing it today.  I think it was very well done and is not what I expected whatsoever. I thought Chronicle was one of those teen Disney-like films. It was only after the


Jack Abramoff starts anti-corruption blog?

  “Casino” Jack Abramoff the disgraced lobbyist who took down a few GOP congressmen with him last decade is back in the news. As someone who milked Native American tribes who owned casinos for millions of dollars; Jack Abramoff might actually have some insight into corruption that is worth listening to (sarcasm). It is not


Circuit City: This day in labor history

  Ah yes, I remember how horrible a move this was for Circuit City. A lot of executives like “Neutron Jack” back in his day, would put workers on the chopping block even when the company was profitable. They would look for ways to cut costs to satisfy Wall Street. In this day and age