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Indonesia: Exploited domestic workers urgently need legal protection | Amnesty International USA

Millions of domestic workers in Indonesia are at risk of economic exploitation and routine abuse while living in legal limbo without protection, Amnesty International said as the country marks National Domestic Workers Day on 15 February. The organization called on parliament to urgently pass a domestic workers law before its term expires in September 2014. […]

In 1972, the CIA Director Relabelled “Dissidents” As “Terrorists” So He Could Continue Spying On Them … And Nothing Has Changed Washington’s Blog

Henceforth, Colby wrote in a memorandum after that meeting, the label “international terrorist” would replace “political dissident” as the target of the CIA’s illegal domestic operations. As part of this image transformation, Helms did what Hoover had done many times—and would do again in April 1971 to protect COINTELPRO when he thought it was about […]

Unemployment Falls to 6.7 Percent Due to Workers Leaving the Labor Force | Jobs Bytes

The mix of job gainers by age shows a somewhat different story than earlier in the downturn. While older workers had previously accounted for the bulk of employment growth, this has not been true in the last year. Teens and workers between the ages of 20-24 accounted for 35.6 percent of the employment growth in […]

America’s Dark Factories – Kansas City infoZine

The first dark factories started appearing in Japan in the 1980s as companies there started to take advantage of improvements in the technology of robotics and automation to get around the high costs of human labor. At that time, business analysts predicted then that as technology improved and qualified workers became harder to find and […]

This Congressman Wants The Minimum Wage Repealed

National Journal reports that in contrast to President Barack Obama, congressional Democrats and some Hill Republicans, Barton thinks the minimum wage is outdated.\”I think its outlived its usefulness,\” said Barton said. \”It may have been of some value back in the Great Depression. I would vote to repeal the minimum wage.\”Its a view that reflects […]

GMB – Employer Hostility In Amazon

Martin Smith GMB National Organiser, said “Amazon’s claim, in response to the investigation, that health and safety is a top priority for them is strange in view of their total hostility to employees having their own safety representatives as the law allows.They are utterly hostile to their employees exercising their lawful rights to have an […]

Bosses May Use Social Media to Discriminate – WSJ.com

The study, a Carnegie Mellon University experiment involving dummy résumés and social-media profiles, found that between 10% and a third of U.S. firms searched social networks for job applicants\’ information early in the hiring process. In those cases, candidates whose public Facebook FB +0.58% Facebook Inc. Cl A U.S.: Nasdaq $46.70 +0.27 +0.58% Nov. 21, […]

Seattle City Councilmember-elect shares radical idea with… | www.kirotv.com

On Monday night, she spoke to supporters of Boeing Machinists, six days after they rejected a contract guaranteeing jobs in Everett building the new 777X airliner for eight years, in exchange for new workers giving up their guaranteed company pensions.Now Boeing is threatening to take those jobs to other states. “That will be nothing short […]

Boston school bus strike is contractor’s 3rd so far this year – Boston Business Journal

Today\’s strike is at least the third so far this year by drivers on Veolia-run transit systems, worldwide.In June, buses in South Los Angeles and Hollywood, Calif., came screeching and hissing to a halt on a little more than half the routes served by the DASH service, operated by Veolia.In Finland in May, some 400 […]

Facebook ‘likes’ can get you fired – MarketWatch

The decision may not protect social networkers who press the “Like” button with abandon, however. The U.S. constitutional right to freedom of speech primarily protects individuals from government action, says John A. E. Pottow, professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor, Mich. As long as it doesn’t relate to […]

OpEdNews – Article: In bankrupt Detroit, a phony Emergency Manager creates his own 9-11 emergency!

If you ever had any doubt that Michigan has been taken over by a group of dangerous, radical extremists, what happened in Detroit on September 11 th , 2013 should be enough to wake you up. There were several things significant about September 11 th , 2013. Not only was it the anniversary of the […]

2013 Gerald and Maas Suppressed News

2013 Gerald and Maas Suppressed News. September 20, 2013 South Africa: a commission of inquiry has found that police reports lied about the at least 34 striking workers killed at the Marikana mine (owned by Lonmin, U.K.); this suggests the miners were not resisting but murdered. Generally the mining industry is in trouble with numerous […]

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