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Amazon and McDonald’s top ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of dangerous firms

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  • Besides Amazon and McDonald’s, the rest of the Dirty Dozen were:
  • Related: The Problem Isn’t Robots Taking Our Jobs: It’s Oligarchs Taking Our Power.

Mark Gruenberg, People's World



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https://www.peoplesworld.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Amazon-Employee-Warehouse-Ross-D.-Franklin-file-AP-640x480-461x346.jpgSpring, 2019 | Two of the nation’s largest, most-powerful and most-well-known corporations, Amazon and McDonald’s, are among the “Dirty Dozen” firms on the latest list of job safety and health lawbreakers unveiled April 25 by the National Council on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH).

And, not coincidentally, both are fiercely resisting current union organizing drives and by the Fight for 15 and a Union movement at Amazon warehouses and McDonald’s eateries.

https://www.peoplesworld.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/200x262shearon.jul10-200x200.jpg/ Mark Gruenberg is head of the Washington, D.C., bureau of People's World. He is also the editor of Press Associates Inc. (PAI), a union news service in Washington, D.C. that he has headed since 1999.

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The Problem Isn’t Robots Taking Our Jobs: It’s Oligarchs Taking Our Power. Adam Simpson, the Next System / Portside

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Don't Be Fooled by the April, 2019, Jobs Report

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  • Part 1: Don’t be fooled by the unemployment figures that came out today.
  • Millions of workers who have low paid and part time retail jobs want, need and are qualified for better paid full time jobs. The government's monthly job figures ignore these people.
  • Part 2: About that April 2019 Jobs Report
  • "Not having a job as a teenager makes it harder to land one as a young adult," Jack Wuest, the executive director of the Alternative Schools Network said.

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Part 1: Don’t be fooled by the unemployment figures that came out today

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John Wojcik <https://www.peoplesworld.org/authors/john-wojcik/>, People's World <https://www.peoplesworld.org>

May 3, 2019 | It reminded me of the movie version of 1984 where the government of Oceania keeps announcing the improving figures in the production of everything from pig iron to chocolates. Only this time it was the U.S. government this morning announcing that the ever-improving jobless rate has dropped now to 3.8 percent.



If the government continues to calculate the unemployment rate the way it does now even if every single person over the age of 16 in the United States was out of work we could, in theory, have an unemployment rate of zero percent! The rate then does not tell us much about how many able-bodied people are actually without a job.




What they did not announce was yet another in the continuing monthly drops in labor force participation. “As a result, the unemployment rate fell for the wrong reasons,” wrote Elise Gould, an economist with the Economic Policy Institute this morning. What Gould is saying is more people continue to leave the labor force every month than are finding a job every month.

https://www.peoplesworld.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/200x230JohnWojcik-200x200.jpg / John Wojcik is Editor-in-Chief of People's World. He joined the staff as Labor Editor in May 2007 after working as a union meat cutter in northern New Jersey. There, he served as a shop steward, as a member of a UFCW contract negotiating committee, and as an activist in the union's campaign to win public support for Wal-Mart workers.

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Part 2: About that April 2019 Jobs Report

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Dean Baker, Sarah Karp, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) / WBEZ / Portside


May 3, 2019 | The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate fell to 3.6 percent in April, the lowest level in almost 50 years. There was no change in the employment-to-population ratio (EPOP), which remained at 60.6 percent, just below its peak for the recovery. The prime age (ages 25 to 54) EPOP actually edged down to 79.7 percent, compared to a high of 79.9 percent earlier this year. The establishment survey showed the economy added 263,000 jobs, with modest upward revisions to the prior two months’ data, bringing the average rate of job growth over the last three months to 169,000.

While the drop in the unemployment rate is unambiguously good news, there are some aspects of the report that are disturbing. Most notably, black workers do not appear to be benefitting much from the continued strengthening of the labor market. Over the last year, the black unemployment rate has risen 0.2 percentage points to 6.7 percent and the white unemployment rate has dropped 0.4 percentage point to 3.1 percent. This goes against the usual pattern towards convergence with low unemployment.

Dean Baker co-founded Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) in 1999. His areas of research include housing and macroeconomics, intellectual property, Social Security, Medicare and European labor markets.

Sarah Karp covers education for WBEZ.

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From the Archives | The Many Meanings of May Day

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The Haymarket Riot: 1886 Chicago Labor Incident

May Day means many things to many people, from pagans to factory workers to troubled boaters. David Clark is here to explain it all.

David Clark, Mental Floss

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Wherever the winters are cold, wet, or overcast, the prime weeks of spring inspire elation and revelry. Finally, we can stop being irritable, morose winter brutes and commence our exuberant sun worship.
 

So around the end of April and beginning of May, the Romans honored their flower and fertility goddess Flora with dances, processions, games, and sundry merriment. Lots of this merriment involved prostitutes, rarely clothed. Of course everyone thinks the "Floralia" festival had roots in older earth and goddess worshipping cultures; defenders of Roman Virtue have blamed the Floralia's rampant licentiousness -- including nude mimes! -- on those randy and uncivil primitives. Arguably, the Romans had lewd habits all their own, even before Caligula -- but we won't get into that.

David Clark is an historian.

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Related: From the Archives | The Many Meanings of May Day

 

 

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Fake News: Why Social Security Isn't Going Broke

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Those who want to undermine or deep-six Social Security spread the false message that it won't be around, particularly for future generations. That's been a strategy of those who want to destroy social insurance programs for decades. But it's simply not true, since Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are essential -- and successful -- in reducing poverty.

John Wasik, Forbes

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Jun 8, 2018 | One of the ugliest tropes in American politics is to say "Social Security is going broke." Although there are structural funding problems with the system, to say that the nation's most successful annuity program is going bust is a lie. It can be fixed and only politics blocks a reasonable remedy.

But that didn't stop dozens of Fox News outlets from proclaiming otherwise. They got their facts wrong and wanted to scare people without providing context.


https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/5265a0aa552dff3c4fe1b03fd378fb28?s=400&d=mm&r=g / John Wasik, Contributor, Forbes, is the author of  "Lightning Strikes," "Keynes's Way to Wealth"and 15 other books on innovation, money and life.

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