Walmart store and distribution center workers began walking off the job at several locations throughout the country last week, calling for better wages and benefits and fair scheduling. The actions came on the heels of pickets at about a dozen locations nationwide last month.
Several other civil rights groups and other organizations have offered their support.
“Walmart’s workers are dedicated to giving 100 percent to the jobs that they do,” Deepak Bhargava, executive director of the Center for Community Change, said in a statement. “The company must be as dedicated to its workers as it is to its profit margin.”
Organizers are calling the actions “strikes,” though employees of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are not unionized.
The Bentonville, Ark.-based retail giant recently filed an unfair labor practice complaint against the UFCW, which has previously attempted to unionize Walmart workers, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Walmart called UFCW’s efforts a publicity stunt.
“We care about our associates and our associates care about providing a great customer experience on Black Friday,” Walmart spokesperson Kory Lundberg said in a statement. “We’re confident that’s what our associates will deliver for customers this year at Walmart.”
A standoff between police and anti-war demonstrators near the NATO summit at McCormick Place left several protesters bloodied and led to dozens of arrests, as delegates gathered for the first of two days of meetings.
The confrontation, which flared up late this afternoon near the corner of Michigan Avenue and Cermak Road, lasted for almost two hours, as officers in full riot gear went nose to nose with demonstrators, with police determined to keep the crowd away from the convention center where NATO delegates were meeting.
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Israel has been recieving rocket fire on civilian areas for over a year and many middle east nations call them the aggressor. Hammas is supplied and used by Iran to test the muscle and resolve of Israel. Turkey no longer a western ally is showing its true colors in support of terrorists organization’s such as Hammas.
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PUBLISHED: 12:32 EST, 19 November 2012 | UPDATED: 13:51 EST, 19 November 2012
It sounds like a risky move for workers hoping to liven up a dull day in the office.
But millions of people are surreptitiously viewing porn on their computers while they are at work, an expert has claimed.
Around 60 million people log on to the world’s largest free porn website every day – and two thirds of those are doing so from their desks, according to German sex therapist Dr Christoph Ahlers.
Office activity: Millions of people are logging on to porn websites while they are at work, a sex therapist has claimed
Berlin-based Dr Ahlers made the claim at a conference in Salzburg, Austria, on medicine and therapies for the treatment of sexual behavioural issues.
‘Modern viewing of porn is no longer something in which strange individuals are engaged in in quiet rooms in video booths,’ he said.
‘Sixty million views, of which two thirds are people sitting at their computer at work, is a powerful indicator of what is happening.’
Dr Ahlers said watching porn was now a ‘worldwide phenomenon’.
He added that a second rush to the X-rated website occurred after dark.
‘The second peak is from viewers at home after midnight,’ he said at the conference.
Originally posted on Interpreting the Cosmos:
Three years ago I had the privilege of visiting Israel and the West Bank.
It is a fantastic land full of the world’s most important history, and having visited I will never be the same. As an American Christian, I also must say I will never understand the mindset of the Jews and Muslims in the land of Israel.To be clear, I believe Israel has the right of a nation to defend her citizens against legitimate threats. Rocket attacks from nearby is a legitimate threat.
I have been following the Twitter account of the Israeli Defense Forces, and they make it out to be like they are on a humanitarian mission in the dropping of bombs all over Gaza City – and in their minds they may be. The Palestinians don’t see it that way. If Hamas truly is hiding their weapons and personnel nearby schools, hospitals, and residences, then they are bringing the carnage upon their own people. Knowing a little about the mindset of Islam, there is little value placed on human life in comparison with the urgency of Jihad.
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