Pilots turned down American's last and final contract offer, with a 61 percent of those that voted. According to A.P.A.’s former president, ratifying the tentative agreement would have been the best course for the pilot members, for the pilots could face stricter terms should the judge overseeing American's bankruptcy allow the airline to end its current contract with the union. Union organizers claim this decision by the pilots shows they have not forgotten that several years ago, with bankruptcy looming for the airline, all employee groups chose to sacrifice pay and benefits to keep American Airlines solvent. While other airlines, pursuing traditional methods, filed for
Brandi Cory IDS 101 Masculinity and Femininity Final Essay Question #1 I chose the article by Ann Crittenden titled, “Sixty Cents to a Man’s Dollar,” because I can relate to this article on a personal level. As a woman that grew up in a two parent household and now as a single mother, I witnessed the injustice to women in the workplace. As a small child I watched as my mother and father worked at the same place, doing the same job, yet my mother made less money than my father did. At that time no one really talked about it, it was just “normal” and not many people thought twice about it. Was it because she was a woman or because she was a mother, I am not quite sure, or if it was the combination of the two.
These are hard working women who in fact, not only work overtime but are also an active supporter towards their kid’s education and extracurricular activities. These are not women who sit around all day at home doing nothing with their lives such as not working or not in school. There are also many co-ed families who receive food stamps and public assistance and single fathers but a single mother makes up majority of help from the government. Now, another concern is how is it harmful to our economy? According to The Heritage Foundation, “The food stamp program is old and fossilized.
“This has been awful,” she says. “I went to law school to have a solid profession so I wouldn’t wind up in a situation like this.” Bliss CareerBuilder survey of more than 8,000 workers found nearly a fourth saying they may be able to make their retirement money back in a year or two; 73% believe it will take them up to six years of extra work to recoup their lost savings. CareerBuilder’s Jason Ferrara says that while they’ll face the same challenges as their young colleagues, many will be better off, since their knowledge and experience will work to their advantage. Slim comfort to the one in ten who say they’ll never be able to retire. In related news, a Fidelity Investment 8 WFC Resources
Dylan Jann 9/12/12 Boston Police Department Strike 1919 In 1919 the Boston Police department went on strike. This was for a number of reasons. The BPD's salary hadn't changed in 60 years. In the 1860s they were able to support their families on this income, but with inflation it would be nearly impossible in 1919. They also, had to pay for uniforms, themselves, out of pocket.
Elements of abuse are coming to work late, taking sick leave when not sick, and attending personal business during paid work hours. There is one major difference between fraud and abuse; fraud is intentional deception for personal gain whereas abuse is the improper use of something. For example, Sarah works at Target as a cashier. Everyday Sarah is late to work by two hours, but her supervisor clocks in for her so she is getting paid for two hours she isn’t actually working. After doing this every day for 3 months Sarah has accumulated $11,520 in hours she has not worked.
1/27/12 GS-114 AB State of the Union Reflection Paper On January 24, 2012 the President of the United States of America gave his State of the Union address. The speech was titled “An America Built to Last”, I wanted to hear how he plans on fixing our financial crisis that has left over 10% of Americans out of work. Obama addressed many topics but one that really caught my attention was his plan to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States. President Obama wants to bring manufacturing jobs back to U.S. and he wants to start by giving companies tax breaks for staying and hiring here. “In the six months before I took office, we lost nearly 4 million jobs.
Diary Entry 1, 19th September 1910 Dear diary, after a week of being on a holiday most of the girls and I are low on money and went to Mr Birling’s office to demand a raise of two chilling’s and six pence, Mr Birling told us that he were getting the average wage. I asked Mr Birling why we were not allowed a raise, Mr Birling told us not to question his authority. I wish that Mr Birling didn’t have so much power over us, I don’t know how I could survive with not getting a raise and I still wonder why Mr Birling won’t give us raise. Eva Smith Diary Entry 2, 2nd October 1910 Dear diary, after being on a strike for two weeks to try and get that raise I and some other girls got fired from working at Mr Birling’s workplace, why does things
Health Insurance Reform Tracy Edwards is a single mother of two boys even though Tracy has a great career she still cannot afford to for health insurance. Tracy pays $190.00 every two weeks which means she pays $380.00 a month. Latoya Dixon is another single mother of four boys due to her health insurance going up $200.00 month she had to let her health insurance go now her and her four boys don’t have health insurance. There are over “46 million people lacking health insurance, but also for those who have insurance the economic downturn is a chilling reminder that under current system, virtually anyone facing a run of bad luck could be quickly wiped out by medical bill collectors”. State Healy, Bernadine M.D.
It’s a nightmare. For those that are living in poverty, but still put in over forty hours of work a week, the American Dream is a haunting reminder of how others get to enjoy their money. The working poor only get to struggle to maintain enough money to get through each day. There is no planning a vacation off of minimum wage, no such thing as a good or even a proper education. For those that live in poverty, working hard to achieve a goal means to work as much as you can so you can have electricity for the month or a decent meal.