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  • In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the recent White House Summit on Disability Employment explored how we can better include people with disabilities in the workplace. Here are five top takeaways from the summit for employers on improving disability inclusion.
  • Deepening Our Inclusion of People With Disabilities

Meredith AusenbaughU.S. Department of Labor

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Advocacy organizations across the country are available to provide assistance with training, recruiting and hiring individuals with disabilities. Let them know your business needs and goals and they can help improve your disability employment program.

Meredith Ausenbaugh is an intern at the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Deepening Our Inclusion of People With Disabilities, Bonnie St. John, Huffington Post

  • Disability awareness and responsiveness is important to any organization, from large multi-national corporations to small local companies. 
  • GOP Assault on Social Security Could be 'Death Sentence' for Nation's Disabled
  • Open Letter to the City of Bloomington, Minnesota: White People can time travel, Black People cannot – A short Memoir

Living in Switzerland ruined me for America and its lousy work culture

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  • Here are seven ways living abroad made it hard to return to American life.
  • 5 ways corporate HR departments monitor your movements — even when you’re not working.
  • “I think America is out of hand”: The shocking numbers that reveal just how burnt out American workers are.

Chantal Panozzo, Vox 

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July 21, 2015 | I was halfway through a job interview when I realized I was wrinkling my nose. I couldn't help myself. A full-time freelance position with a long commute, no benefits, and a quarter of my old pay was the best they could do? I couldn't hide how I felt about that, and the 25-year-old conducting the interview noticed.

"Are you interested in permanent jobs instead?" she asked.

"I could consider a permanent job if it was part-time," I said.

Chantal Panozzo: Contributor to Vox

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5 ways corporate HR departments monitor your movements — even when you’re not working, Glynis Sweeny, Alternet / Salon

More and more workers are being spied on by human resources and they probably don't even know it.

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“I think America is out of hand”: The shocking numbers that reveal just how burnt out American workers are, Matt SaccaroSalon

  • Productivity has exploded in the American workforce in recent years, but at a terrible cost
  • To Check Power of Greedy Bosses, Workers Need to Bargain in New Ways

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5 ways corporate HR departments monitor your movements — even when you’re not working.

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More and more workers are being spied on by human resources and they probably don't even know it.

Glynis Sweeny, Alternet / Salon

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Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 | It comes to no surprise to most people that corporate Human Resources departments work in conjunction with IT to monitor employee activities at the workplace. They monitor your movements with keycards and video cameras; they register when you log in and out of your work computer; and they even track your keystrokes, your email (including your personal account) and web browsing on their workstations. It can be argued that they have the right, as it is their equipment and you are on company time. However, more and more workers are being spied on and manipulated by Human Resources in more insidious ways, and they probably don’t even know it. Here are five.

1. They monitor your personal electronics. Many companies allow employees to use their own cell phones, tablets and computers for work purposes, instead of providing these devices. Employees like this because their work life and personal life can coexist on a single device and they can use the phone, tablet or computer of their choice. This is often referred to as Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD. However, employees are often asked to install device management software on their devices, and are pressured into signing vague user policies that give the company the right to monitor and access the devices.

Glynis Sweeny is an American illustrator and caricaturist who is known for lampooning political and business figures in newspapers, newsweeklies, and consumer magazines.

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“I think America is out of hand”: The shocking numbers that reveal just how burnt out American workers are, Matt Saccaro, Salon

  • Productivity has exploded in the American workforce in recent years, but at a terrible cost
  • To Check Power of Greedy Bosses, Workers Need to Bargain in New Ways

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Business & Government Behaving Badly, July 3, 2015

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  • Profits Before People
  • Part 1: Gary G. Kohls | The Trans-Pacific Partnership, Slavery, the AME Massacre, and the Emancipation Proclamation
  • Part 2: King Obama, His Royal Court, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest



 
Part 1: Gary G. Kohls | The Trans-Pacific Partnership, Slavery, the AME Massacre, and the Emancipation Proclamation
  • If the TPP had been the Law of the Land for the past 150 years, Slavery Would Still be Legal
  • “The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – a global corporate noose around U.S. local, state, and national sovereignty – narrowly passed a major procedural hurdle in the Congress by gaining “fast track” status. … “fast track” is a euphemism for your members of Congress … handcuffing themselves, so as to prevent any amendments or adequate debate before the final vote … TPP is another euphemism that is used to avoid the word “treaty”, which would require ratification by two-thirds of the Senate.”
  • “The corporate-indentured politicians keep calling this gigantic treaty with thirty chapters, of which only five relate to traditional trade issues … . The other twenty-five chapters, if passed as they are, will have serious impacts on your livelihoods as workers and consumers, as well as your air, water, food, and medicines.”
  • “Only corporations … are entitled to sue the U.S. government for any alleged harm to their profits from health, safety or other regulations in secret tribunals that operate as offshore kangaroo courts, not in open courts.” Ralph Nader 

Gary G. Kohls, Duty to Warn

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images_1295572236_picture16.jpg_640x454_310x220 June 30, 2015 | Last week was a landmark week for President Obama and his administration. It was so important that last Friday’s PBS Washington Week program couldn’t find room for the slightest mention of what is arguably the most disastrous and most secretive anti-democracy, pro-corporate legislation since the Patriot Act and Homeland Security Acts were passed at the beginning of the late, lamented Cheney/Bush administration. Similarly – and astonishingly - nobody in the 2001 Congress actually read either of those bills (except for Ohio Democratic House member Dennis Kucinich); and, soberingly, the same is true of the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s fast-track legislation. So congressional members are relying on what the lobbyists are telling them about TPP and again, shamefully voting on something that they haven’t read!

Washington Week only had space for the Supreme Court’s legalizing same-gender marriage, Obamacare, the massacre in Charleston and Obama’s powerful eulogy there.

Gary G. Kohls is a retired physician who writes about issues of war, peace, justice, mental health and nonviolence and feels it is important to mix religion and non-partisan politics. 

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Part 2: King Obama, His Royal Court, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

The proposed regional regulatory and investment treaty would include 12 nations throughout the Asia Pacific region that have participated in negotiations.

Ralph Nader, Global Research

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June 26, 2015 | The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – a global corporate noose around U.S. local, state, and national sovereignty – narrowly passed a major procedural hurdle in the Congress by gaining “fast track” status. This term “fast track” is a euphemism for your members of Congress – senators and representatives – handcuffing themselves, so as to prevent any amendments or adequate debate before the final vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership – another euphemism that is used to avoid the word “treaty,” which would require ratification by two-thirds of the Senate. This anti-democratic process is being pushed by “King Obama” and his royal court.

Make no mistake. If this was only a trade treaty – reducing tariffs, quotas, and the like – it would not be so controversial. Yet, the corporate-indentured politicians keep calling this gigantic treaty with thirty chapters, of which only five relate to traditional trade issues, a trade agreement instead of a treaty. The other twenty-four chapters, if passed as they are, will have serious impacts on your livelihoods as workers and consumers, as well as your air, water, food, and medicines

Ralph Nader is a consumer advocate, lawyer, and author. His latest book is The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future. Other recent books include, The Seventeen Traditions: Lessons from an American Childhood, Getting Steamed to Overcome Corporatism: Build It Together to Win, and "Only The Super-Rich Can Save Us" (a novel). 

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Special Project | Business and Industry Behaving Badly: Week Ending June 13, 2015

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  • Profits before People
  • 9 New items including:
  • Walmart is a cultural sickness
  • Special Project | The Big Box/Fast Food Business Problem: Week Ending January 10, 2015
  • Bill Cosby’s gross corporate lesson: What NBC’s reaction reveals about rape & money,
  • The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare
  • Food Fight: Our Chance to Right the Food System
  • 4 ways Amazon’s ruthless practices are crushing local economies,
  • Ruben Bolling | Pinocchio, Inc. 
  • Business and Industry Behaving Badly
  • Comcast Confessions: when every call is a sales call

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Walmart is a cultural sickness, Kyle Schmidlin, Salon

  • How the American workplace is enriching the wealthy — and destroying everyone elseAmerican workers are conditioned to expect less and less even as they do more and more. And it's killing them.
  • The Wal-Mart You Don't Know
  • Henry A. Giroux | Flipping the Script: Rethinking Working-Class Resistance

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Special Project | The Big Box/Fast Food Business Problem: Week Ending January 10, 2015, Compiled by David Culver. Ed., Evergreene Digest.

  • The High Cost of Low Prices
  • 8 New items including:
    • Walmart Workers Promise Biggest Black Friday Strike Ever
    • The Big Box/Fast Food Business Problem: November 14, 2014
    • Amazon’s Wal-Mart problem: Why low wages, working conditions,  and disdain for culture will hurt us all
    • Walmart Prices Would Rise By Pennies If It Paid Workers More Than Poverty Wages
    • Food Stamps Don't Keep Walmart's Prices Low; They Keep Its Profits High
    • Walmart Stumbles on SNAP; Warns of Lost Profits
    • Everyday Low Wages at Walmart: Brought to You by Government Policy

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Bill Cosby’s gross corporate lesson: What NBC’s reaction reveals about rape & money, Katie McDonough, Salon

Charges of serial predation didn't seem to bother the comedian's network -- until a whole new set of concerns arose.

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The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare, Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone

Meet the woman JPMorgan Chase paid one of the largest fines in American history to keep from talking.



 

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Food Fight: Our Chance to Right the Food System, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • It is more urgent than ever to broaden awareness of this issue among journalists, educators, politicians, and voters. We hope you will join us in reading and reviewing the book, getting the word out, and voting with your fork!
  • Part 1: Wall Street's Robber Barons Are Exploiting America's Farmers
  • Part 2: Who Will Grow Our Food?

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4 ways Amazon’s ruthless practices are crushing local economies, Jim Hightower, AlterNet

  • The price of Amazon's success is worker exploitation, the destruction of local enterprise, and the creation of a corporate oligarch.
  • The Morning Call’s Amazon Sweatshop Probe

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Ruben Bolling | Pinocchio, Inc. / assets.amuniversal.com

Now we'll save on taxes by abandoning our country and inverting to another! Isn't that unpatriotic?

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Business and Industry Behaving Badly, August 6, 2014, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Profits before People
  • Part 1: Perfect storm rattles restaurants, wait staffs
  • Part 2: What Happens When You Abolish Tipping

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Comcast Confessions: when every call is a sales call, Adrianne Jeffries, The Verge

  • More than 100 Comcast employees spoke to The Verge about life inside the nation’s largest cable and broadband company
  • "The customer is calling in to tell you what’s wrong, and you’re looking for ways to sell them service."
  • In Harm's Way: The Dangers of a World Without Net Neutrality

Walmart is a cultural sickness.

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  • How the American workplace is enriching the wealthy — and destroying everyone else. American workers are conditioned to expect less and less even as they do more and more. And it's killing them.
  • The Wal-Mart You Don't Know
  • Henry A. Giroux | Flipping the Script: Rethinking Working-Class Resistance

Kyle Schmidlin, Salon

220px-Wal-Mart_The_High_Cost_of_Low_Price.jpgTuesday, Jun 2, 2015 | At a time when so many Americans are struggling just to earn a decent living and find adequate employment, it may seem counterintuitive to indict the work people are doing as one of the biggest problems facing the country. But when you take a look at what our work is turning us into and what it’s actually accomplishing, it becomes clear that our priorities are all out of whack.

In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama spoke about important labor issues like unequal wages for women and a lack of paid sick and maternity leave. He called on Congress to pass legislation raising the minimum wage and requiring employers to guarantee at least seven days of sick time a year to their employees. He had to do this because, remarkably, nearly 40 percent of the American workers have no sick time at all, nor is there any requirement for their employers to provide any – a regressive distinction the United States shares with only two other countries, Papua New Guinea and Oman.

Kyle Schmidlin: Writer and musician living in Austin, TX. Operator of @ThirdRailNews.

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The Wal-Mart You Don't Know, Charles Fishman, Fast Company

  • The giant retailer's low prices often come with a high cost. Wal-Mart's relentless pressure can crush the companies it does business with and force them to send jobs oversees. 
  • Are we shopping our way straight to the unemployment line?
  • Walmart: The High Cost Of Low Prices

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Henry A. Giroux | Flipping the Script: Rethinking Working-Class Resistance, Henry A. Giroux,  Truthout.org / Rise Up Times

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  • Subjectivity has been stripped of any meaning, reduced to the gaze of public relations industries that feed the dispossession by extraction machine. Capitalism has reached its endpoint, blind to its death march. Fortunately, more and more young people and others are refusing to stand by and let state terrorism and market fundamentalism define their everyday lives.
  • Our Mania for Hope Is a Curse

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Defender of the Forests

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  • Bonnie Phillips' story is is not a Minnesota story, as such, but it gets at the essence of the Minnesota "biomass" problem:  Mainstream Minnesota "environmental" organizations, notably the Minnesota Environmental Partnership--penetrated by "Biomass" industry front groups like Dovetail Partners--have been shamefully guilty of not only failing to oppose, but actively promoting this insanity. 
  • Bonnie Phillips vs. the Timber Beasts, Gang Green and the Big Foundations
  • Fossil Fuels Subsidized By $10 Million a Minute, Says IMF

Josh Schlossberg, Counterpunch.org

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June 4, 2015 | Ever since she was a little girl growing up near the shores of Lake Michigan in the 1940s, Bonnie Phillips talked to trees. And it was this inborn love of our nation’s forests that inspired Bonnie to dedicate nearly half of her life advocating for their protection.

In her 20s, Bonnie left her native Midwest for Washington State, accompanied by her first husband. As soon as she laid eyes on the glowing white slopes of Mt. Rainier, she told herself “this is home.” During a brief stint living on a commune in Vermont, she had a vision that summoned her back to the temperate rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula, where she lived out the rest of her days.

Josh Schlossberg is a freelance investigative journalist, member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, and editor of The Biomass Monitor, the nation’s leading publication covering the health and environmental impacts of biomass energy. 

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Fossil Fuels Subsidized By $10 Million a Minute, Says IMF, Damian Carrington, Information Clearing House 

‘Shocking’ revelation finds $5.3 Trillion subsidy estimate for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments.

The vast sum is largely due to polluters not paying the costs imposed on governments by the burning of coal, oil and gas. These include the harm caused to local populations by air pollution as well as to people across the globe affected by the floods, droughts and storms being driven by climate change.

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