‘The State Has No Qualms About Leaving Us Penniless’ (via thepoliticalfreakshow)
In an email to HuffPost, Dawn Bess in Missouri writes:
“No one is striking here. Missouri is an ‘at will’ employment state and the employers pay the unemployment insurance. It no longer is deducted from our paychecks like it was 5 or 10 years ago, so if you are fired in Missouri for ANY reason that your employer can conjure up, the state denies us unemployment compensation. We can file a protest but the state always takes the employer’s side and we lose. It’s a horrible situation here in Missouri and everyone is terrified of losing their jobs for any reason because the state has no qualms about leaving us penniless and homeless. There is no security net in MO for workers who lose their job. So short of the long, no, there are no strikes here.”
Actually, affording it might be true but only on some items. Many items you can get else where at near the same price.
Walmart has nothing that I can’t get elsewhere for the same or LOWER price, and ALWAYS with better quality. You have to look at prices online and in stores and you’ll find that Walmart is completely replaceable. Plus, it’s nice to go to a locally owned store and get in and out in less that an hour because you don’t have to park, walk three acres to the store and walk 5 acres inside just to get one damn thing.
Leo W. Gerard of the United Steelworkers in Leo W. Gerard: Romney Willing to Win Without Honor (via tartantambourine)
Mitt Romney kept quiet last week when the subject was rape and God’s will. He remained silent the week before when the news was all about Illinois factory workers pleading with him to stop his alma mater Bain Capital from offshoring their jobs.
At no time this year did Mitt denounce Republican employers who threatened their workers if President Obama is re-elected or condemn repeated Republican legislative attempts to suppress Democratic votes.
Throughout the campaign, Mitt Romney confronted numerous George Washington moments — opportunities to establish an aura of honor. It takes moxie to tell fellow Republicans that voter suppression is un-American. Only a guy with strongly held principles would stand up to the firm he founded and insist they stop the morally bankrupt practice of offshoring jobs from profit-making American factories. At every turn, Romney chose the ignoble path. He kept his mouth shut rather than speak up for what’s right.