• Angry Activist Poses as Google Employee | Best of the Rest

    Max Bell Alper, an Oakland-based activist and union organizer, was a total jerk posing as a Google employee. Subscribe for more videos: http://full.sc/NfhdwD Tube-A-Thon Livestream link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwuP_YHaySI&feature=share Click below to share the love: http://ctt.ec/7pfmJ Original Video By: http://www.youtube.com/user/FitztheReporter?feature=watch Union organizer impersonates Google employee, shouts down SF protesters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yc6z2oSPdQ http://www.youtube.com/user/CodeOrg?feature=watch President Obama calls on every American to learn code http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XvmhE1J9PY http://www.youtube.com/user/WestJet?feature=watch WestJet Christmas Miracle: real-time giving http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIEIvi2MuEk http://www.youtube.com...

    published: 10 Dec 2013
  • House Republican Writes Letter To Progressive Activist’s Employer Complaining About Her Activism

    Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen was upset over a woman’s political activities and involvement, and when he found out that her employer just happened to be one of his biggest donors, he decided to write a personal letter to the employer in an attempt to intimidate the activist.  Frelinghuysen prevailed, and the employee/activist resigned from her job. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link - https://thinkprogress.org/rodney-frelinghuysen-letter-nj-11th-for-change-c7de8d42cb79 Ring of Fire needs your help! Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connect...

    published: 20 May 2017
  • Robots Will Steal Your Job, but That's OK: Federico Pistono at TEDxVienna

    http://www.tedxvienna.at/ http://www.facebook.com/tedxvienna Federico Pistono is an author, social entrepreneur, scientific educator, activist, blogger, and aspiring filmmaker. He is author of the book Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK: How to Survive the Economic Collapse and be Happy, which explores the impact that technological advances have on our lives, what it means to be happy, and provides suggestions on how to avoid a systemic collapse. He is Co-Founder of WiFli, a benefit corporation that seeks to provide universal access to information and knowledge via the Internet, for every person on the planet, focusing on the disenfranchised in emerging economies. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Verona, he completed the Machine Learning onlin...

    published: 08 Dec 2012
  • Walmart Had The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force & Lockheed Martin Spy On Activist Employees!

    Walmart hired global security giant Lockheed Martin a few years ago to monitor activism in its massive workforce, according to new documents. The defense contractor tracked employees’ social media and reported protest participation to the retail giant. The defense contractor offers a product called LM Wisdom, which is marketed as a tool for fighting drug and human trafficking, but which Walmart used to track employees in 2012 and 2013. Lockheed Martin analysts would follow the Twitter and Facebook feeds of workers and then report information about labor activism back to the company’s corporate headquarters. One of the documents obtained, when asked about the company’s relationship with Lockheed Martin, Walmart Senior Vice President of Labor Relations Karen Ann Cassey said that the compa...

    published: 30 Nov 2015
  • Interview with victimised UNITE union activist Abdul Omer Mohsin 29 April 2010

    Interview by Ady Couysins: http://www.counterfire.org Abdul Omer Mohsin, Unite convenor for London Sovereign, lost his appeal against dismissal on Tuesday [28 April 2010]. The Unite official who represented Omer at his appeal took the companys case apart. Its obvious that Abdul Omer has been sacked for being an effective union convenor. Drivers at Sovereign had the worst pay and conditions in London. That has changed, and the bosses are anxious to stop any further gains. Omers record He has strengthened union organisation at Sovereigns two garages, backed up by strikes, which has resulted in serious gains for drivers. These include: * Pay will be brought into line with Sovereigns sister company, London United. This will increase Sovereign drivers pay by around £4,000 a ...

    published: 30 Apr 2010
  • Interview with Mariam Mana, afghan journalist and activist

    Mariam Mana was born in Kabul, where she currently lives, but due to the war she was brought up in Iran until she was 17. She studied Political Science at Kateb University of Kabul, combining studies with her work as a journalist, job she carries out since she was 18 covering social, cultural and political issues.

    published: 27 Mar 2015
  • Police raid not related to Sisters in Islam, clarifies activist

    Police today raided the Sisters in Islam office in Petaling Jaya looking for a staff member over a matter involving her previous employment, says activist Marina Mahathir. At about 5.30pm, there were at least seven plainclothes police officers at the scene and several others in a patrol car parked nearby. Marina, however, later told reporters that the raid had nothing to do with SIS as an organisation.

    published: 24 Oct 2016
  • Janie Price Discusses Racial Discrimination She Faced in the Workplace

    Civil Rights Activist Janie Price recalls discrimination she faced at work and shares her experiences of participating in the Civil Rights Movement in St. Augustine.

    published: 02 Feb 2015
  • Activist: Illegal immigration hurts black men most

    One civil rights leader explains why illegal immigration hurts the employment opportunity for black men the most - and why Trump policies can only help the black community

    published: 23 Feb 2017
  • US continues adding low-wage, inadequate jobs

    The US economy is slowly adding jobs, but a large number of these new opportunities are low-wage and unable to keep working individuals out of poverty. As a response, the “Fight for 15” campaign has sprung up to advocate for increasing the national minimum wage to $15 an hour, the living wage for an individual. Peter Davis, campaign activist with Time for a Raise, explains to RT’s Manila Chan why $15 an hour is not as extraordinary as it seems. Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/ Or watch us online: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air/ Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_America

    published: 06 Sep 2014
  • Activist Victoria Peterson on joblessness, unemployment in

    Durham, N.C., activist Victoria Peterson is interviewed by ABC-11 reporter Fred Shropshire after a rally to show solidarity with protesters in Baltimore, Md., following the killing of Freddie Gray by the Baltimore Police Department. Peterson expressed the frustration of Durham residents regarding the lack of job opportunities and how a criminal record keeps many men of color from gainful employment.

    published: 03 May 2015
  • Black community activist gets paid for 12 yrs and never showed up

    CNN) -- A worker was paid for 12 years without ever showing up for work at a Norfolk, Virginia, agency funded by federal, state and local money, officials say. Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim told CNN on Friday that when a new director took over at Norfolk Community Services Board recently, she was "doing her due diligence" when she discovered the hooky-playing employee was on the books. The director, Maureen Womack, then notified the city attorney's office, Fraim said. Sandy Johnson, a spokeswoman for the Community Services Board, told CNN Friday that her agency couldn't comment because of the ongoing investigation. On behalf of the city attorney's office, Norfolk city spokeswoman Terry Bishirjian referred to a statement released on Wednesday that said, "The city attorney's office, with the a...

    published: 30 Aug 2010
  • Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job

    Father Gregory Boyle, an activist priest and founder of Jobs for a Future and Homeboy Industries, nationally recognized employment programs for at-risk and gang-involved youth, shares personal stories about kinship at the USC School of Social Work All School Day.

    published: 11 Sep 2007
  • NREG activist killed in Jharkhand

    In the second incident of its kind, an activist with the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme has been murdered.Kamlesh was killed in the Palamau district of Jharkhand while trying to highlight the corruption in the implementation of the employment scheme.

    published: 11 Jun 2008
  • Few options for activist as after college labor union blocke

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Labor activists vowed not to abandon their fight to organize college sports teams after the National Labor Relations Board blocked a historic bid by Northwestern University football players to become the first in the nation to unionize. It's not clear, however, where the battle might head next. "It's a setback, but I don't see it as a body blow," Tim Waters, of the United Steelworkers union, said about the ruling. The Steelworkers bankrolled the Wildcats' union drive and advised them on strategy. Labor agency rules offer no avenue for an appeal of Monday's unanimous decision by the five-member board, which overturned a ruling last year by a regional NLRB director in Chicago that gave the Northwestern players the go-head to unionize. Asked if one option would be for activist...

    published: 18 Aug 2015
  • Our Islands, Our Oceans - Cabo Verde ( narrated by Lambert Wilson, actor, activist)

    Cabo Verde - an island chain off the west coast of Africa, characterized by captivating coastlines, stunning beaches and peaceful seaside villages. It is home to over 500-thousand people. Many, like Aguinaldo Dias, rely on fisheries for their employment and livelihoods. As well as being a major source of employment, fishing is an integral part of the rich and vibrant culture of Cabo Verde. The picture postcard island draws tourists, predominantly from Europe. Tchuca Mendes, who sells fish on the bustling tourist island of Sal, explains the competition local fishermen and fish vendors face from foreign imports. Mendes says a market near the sea with cold storage infrastructure is needed to ensure the quality and freshness of fish. Fishermen and fish vendors are working more closely wi...

    published: 05 Jun 2017
Angry Activist Poses as Google Employee | Best of the Rest

Angry Activist Poses as Google Employee | Best of the Rest

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Max Bell Alper, an Oakland-based activist and union organizer, was a total jerk posing as a Google employee. Subscribe for more videos: http://full.sc/NfhdwD Tube-A-Thon Livestream link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwuP_YHaySI&feature=share Click below to share the love: http://ctt.ec/7pfmJ Original Video By: http://www.youtube.com/user/FitztheReporter?feature=watch Union organizer impersonates Google employee, shouts down SF protesters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yc6z2oSPdQ http://www.youtube.com/user/CodeOrg?feature=watch President Obama calls on every American to learn code http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XvmhE1J9PY http://www.youtube.com/user/WestJet?feature=watch WestJet Christmas Miracle: real-time giving http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIEIvi2MuEk http://www.youtube.com/user/joblomovienetwork?feature=watch Final Cut 2013 - A Cinema Tribute http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DiMjOWlbmM Let us know your favorite videos of the day in the comments! If we make a video based on your suggestion, we'll let everyone know the mad genius behind it all. Follow us on Twitter for real-time updates! http://www.twitter.com/whatstrending Like us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/WhatsTrending Add us to your circles on Google+! https://plus.google.com/+WhatsTrending Sign-up to our newsletter for the hottest videos straight to your inbox! http://bit.ly/wtnewsletter Edited By: Donnie McMillin
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House Republican Writes Letter To Progressive Activist’s Employer Complaining About Her Activism

House Republican Writes Letter To Progressive Activist’s Employer Complaining About Her Activism

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Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen was upset over a woman’s political activities and involvement, and when he found out that her employer just happened to be one of his biggest donors, he decided to write a personal letter to the employer in an attempt to intimidate the activist.  Frelinghuysen prevailed, and the employee/activist resigned from her job. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link - https://thinkprogress.org/rodney-frelinghuysen-letter-nj-11th-for-change-c7de8d42cb79 Ring of Fire needs your help! Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Watch America's Lawyer featuring Mike Papantonio on RT: https://www.rt.com/shows/americas-lawyer/ Order Mike Papantonio's novel Law and Disorder today: https://www.amazon.com/Law-Disorder-Mike-Papantonio/dp/1590793676 Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/golefttv?sub_confirmation=1 Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/
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Robots Will Steal Your Job, but That's OK: Federico Pistono at TEDxVienna

Robots Will Steal Your Job, but That's OK: Federico Pistono at TEDxVienna

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http://www.tedxvienna.at/ http://www.facebook.com/tedxvienna Federico Pistono is an author, social entrepreneur, scientific educator, activist, blogger, and aspiring filmmaker. He is author of the book Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK: How to Survive the Economic Collapse and be Happy, which explores the impact that technological advances have on our lives, what it means to be happy, and provides suggestions on how to avoid a systemic collapse. He is Co-Founder of WiFli, a benefit corporation that seeks to provide universal access to information and knowledge via the Internet, for every person on the planet, focusing on the disenfranchised in emerging economies. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Verona, he completed the Machine Learning online course at Stanford, and the Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University, NASA Ames Research Center. Federico is an award winning blogger/journalist and Italian Ambassador of Singularity University (having co-founded Axelera). He started social movements and non-profits focused on human rights, anti-corruption, environmental sustainability, and innovation for positive social change through exponential technologies. http://www.federicopistono.org/
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Walmart Had The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force & Lockheed Martin Spy On Activist Employees!

Walmart Had The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force & Lockheed Martin Spy On Activist Employees!

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Walmart hired global security giant Lockheed Martin a few years ago to monitor activism in its massive workforce, according to new documents. The defense contractor tracked employees’ social media and reported protest participation to the retail giant. The defense contractor offers a product called LM Wisdom, which is marketed as a tool for fighting drug and human trafficking, but which Walmart used to track employees in 2012 and 2013. Lockheed Martin analysts would follow the Twitter and Facebook feeds of workers and then report information about labor activism back to the company’s corporate headquarters. One of the documents obtained, when asked about the company’s relationship with Lockheed Martin, Walmart Senior Vice President of Labor Relations Karen Ann Cassey said that the company was even “partnering with the FBI/the Joint Terrorism Task Force” to monitor protesters that planned to go to the company’s headquarters, saying that similar protests have become violent. http://www.thedailysheeple.com/walmart-hired-defense-contractor-lockheed-martin-to-spy-on-its-employees_112015
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Interview with victimised UNITE union activist Abdul Omer Mohsin 29 April 2010

Interview with victimised UNITE union activist Abdul Omer Mohsin 29 April 2010

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Interview by Ady Couysins: http://www.counterfire.org Abdul Omer Mohsin, Unite convenor for London Sovereign, lost his appeal against dismissal on Tuesday [28 April 2010]. The Unite official who represented Omer at his appeal took the companys case apart. Its obvious that Abdul Omer has been sacked for being an effective union convenor. Drivers at Sovereign had the worst pay and conditions in London. That has changed, and the bosses are anxious to stop any further gains. Omers record He has strengthened union organisation at Sovereigns two garages, backed up by strikes, which has resulted in serious gains for drivers. These include: * Pay will be brought into line with Sovereigns sister company, London United. This will increase Sovereign drivers pay by around £4,000 a year within an agreed timetable. * New drivers at Sovereign were paid 14 percent less than at London United. Half this gap has been closed this year. The other half will be closed in July this year. * New drivers had to wait two years before being entitled to sick pay. They will now be entitled to receive it after 12 months—the same as the drivers at London United. * Sovereign workers will receive a 2 percent pay increase as part of a deal to align the hours they work with London United. This is over and above normal pay bargaining. * London United workers are entitled to an annual performance related bonus, paid at Christmas and usually worth around £400. Sovereign has now agreed to negotiate on introducing this at its garages. * Sovereign in the past has offered no bonus for length of service. Drivers will now receive a £10 a week bonus after five years employment. This July that will drop to four years, and in 2011 it will be paid after three years employment. And they won a 3.5 percent pay rise this year! Omer, as convenor, has been central to all this. * When the racist English Defence League tried to march on the Harrow mosque in September, UNITE called on all members to support the Unite Against Fascism counter mobilisation. In the Harrow garage Omer advertised the UAF demo from the union office and 20 drivers were mobilised from Sovereign to support the counter protest. The demonstration was a huge success and the EDL were humiliated. Sovereign have made a simple calculation. They may have to pay out at an employment tribunal but theyd rather do that than have an effective union operating there. This attack is now about much more than Abdul Omer as an individual. This decision is meant to intimidate workers and the union. The sacking is supposed to warn everyone that if you cause trouble you will be sacked. . If Omer Sovereign get away with this sacking there will likely be repercussions throughout London buses. Unite is committed to fight this attack on the union. * UNITE has called a mass meeting of both Sovereign garages on Thursday 6th May to campaign for a ballot for strike action. Messages of support and pledges of solidarity prior to the meeting are urgently needed to show drivers that the union and bus workers in the union are prepared to throw our weight behind the campaign. * Workers at garages across London should send messages of support to defendabdulomer@yahoo.co.uk * Contact Sovereign to demand Omers reinstatement. Email Paul Matthews, managing director London Sovereign at customer@londonutd. * Comrades can invite Omer into their meetings to explain about the attack on the union. For more information, contact 07973 640 057
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Interview with Mariam Mana, afghan journalist and activist

Interview with Mariam Mana, afghan journalist and activist

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Mariam Mana was born in Kabul, where she currently lives, but due to the war she was brought up in Iran until she was 17. She studied Political Science at Kateb University of Kabul, combining studies with her work as a journalist, job she carries out since she was 18 covering social, cultural and political issues.
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Police raid not related to Sisters in Islam, clarifies activist

Police raid not related to Sisters in Islam, clarifies activist

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Police today raided the Sisters in Islam office in Petaling Jaya looking for a staff member over a matter involving her previous employment, says activist Marina Mahathir. At about 5.30pm, there were at least seven plainclothes police officers at the scene and several others in a patrol car parked nearby. Marina, however, later told reporters that the raid had nothing to do with SIS as an organisation.
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Janie Price Discusses Racial Discrimination She Faced in the Workplace

Janie Price Discusses Racial Discrimination She Faced in the Workplace

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Civil Rights Activist Janie Price recalls discrimination she faced at work and shares her experiences of participating in the Civil Rights Movement in St. Augustine.
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Activist: Illegal immigration hurts black men most

Activist: Illegal immigration hurts black men most

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One civil rights leader explains why illegal immigration hurts the employment opportunity for black men the most - and why Trump policies can only help the black community
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US continues adding low-wage, inadequate jobs

US continues adding low-wage, inadequate jobs

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The US economy is slowly adding jobs, but a large number of these new opportunities are low-wage and unable to keep working individuals out of poverty. As a response, the “Fight for 15” campaign has sprung up to advocate for increasing the national minimum wage to $15 an hour, the living wage for an individual. Peter Davis, campaign activist with Time for a Raise, explains to RT’s Manila Chan why $15 an hour is not as extraordinary as it seems. Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/ Or watch us online: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air/ Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_America
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Activist Victoria Peterson on joblessness, unemployment in

Activist Victoria Peterson on joblessness, unemployment in

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Durham, N.C., activist Victoria Peterson is interviewed by ABC-11 reporter Fred Shropshire after a rally to show solidarity with protesters in Baltimore, Md., following the killing of Freddie Gray by the Baltimore Police Department. Peterson expressed the frustration of Durham residents regarding the lack of job opportunities and how a criminal record keeps many men of color from gainful employment.
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Black community activist gets paid for 12 yrs and never showed up

Black community activist gets paid for 12 yrs and never showed up

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CNN) -- A worker was paid for 12 years without ever showing up for work at a Norfolk, Virginia, agency funded by federal, state and local money, officials say. Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim told CNN on Friday that when a new director took over at Norfolk Community Services Board recently, she was "doing her due diligence" when she discovered the hooky-playing employee was on the books. The director, Maureen Womack, then notified the city attorney's office, Fraim said. Sandy Johnson, a spokeswoman for the Community Services Board, told CNN Friday that her agency couldn't comment because of the ongoing investigation. On behalf of the city attorney's office, Norfolk city spokeswoman Terry Bishirjian referred to a statement released on Wednesday that said, "The city attorney's office, with the approval of Womack, took appropriate steps to prevent any further payments to the employee and the employee was terminated." It added, "The city attorney has undertaken a detailed investigation of the circumstances and history of this matter to determine what further personnel actions should be taken, and the board of the NCSB passed unanimous motions supporting the executive director in any further employment actions she might take on the advice of counsel. After all necessary employment actions are taken, the city attorney will turn the matter over to Norfolk's Department of Police for further investigation." CNN affiliate WAVY said that the employee, a woman whose name was not released, "earned" somewhere between $300,000 and $480,000, not including full benefits, from the board over the past dozen years. The Norfolk board is partially funded by the Virginia state Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. According to the department's website, it is one of 40 locally run community services boards that "serve children and adults who have -- or who are at risk of -- mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, intellectual disabilities, or substance use disorders." The mayor said state law requires cities, towns and counties throughout Virginia to host the boards, but each city has little involvement beyond providing some of the funding for the offices. "This is not a city employee. She does not work for the city, does not get a city check," Fraim said. He added that while the Norfolk City Council appoints members to the Community Services Board, the board hires its own director and is autonomous and independent. The city of Norfolk provides just under $4 million of the local board's budget a year, Fraim said. Meghan McGuire, a spokeswoman for the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, said the state pays $9.7 million annually and the federal government usually contributes $2.4 million, but this year added $190,000 in stimulus funds. Fraim expressed concerns about a lack of oversight at the agency. The Norfolk Community Services Board is a "quasi-federal, state and local agency that operates independently," he said. "No one really judges their performance, if you will. It's not a good model." McGuire said there is some state oversight. Each board is required to commission an independent annual audit, then send a copy of that audit to the state. A state auditor then looks for red flags and prioritizes the reports by risk level, she said. "Recent audits of Norfolk showed low risk and no need for our department to conduct our own audit," McGuire said. "We don't have an employee-employer relationship with them, but if we do find out about a situation or something that needs to be investigated ... we can investigate through our internal audit process." Norfolk City Councilman Barclay C. Winn commented on the situation Friday, saying, "We could have and should have done more in this case, but I think when you get an audited financial statement at the end of the year and a clean opinion, it gives you some level of comfort." He added that government at all levels, including his, needs to be held accountable. "I'm sure the mayor and city manager will get to the bottom of it, [but] the buck stops with the city council," Winn said. "If it has the word 'Norfolk' in it, it stops with us. ... That's OK. That's part of the job." McGuire said that while the state does not have authority over personnel issues, it does have authority over policy and procedure, and when the state makes recommendations for change in those areas, "If they don't make changes, we can take some action. In the worst case, we can withhold some state funds." But that withholding of cash seems unlikely in this case. McGuire said that "it appears CSB is working diligently to resolve this issue." George Pratt was the Norfolk board's executive director for 12 years, with a short gap between his and Womack's tenure. Even though his time in charge overlapped with the alleged shirker for about a decade, Pratt told CNN on Friday, "I know nothing about it. I read it in the paper."
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Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job

Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job

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Father Gregory Boyle, an activist priest and founder of Jobs for a Future and Homeboy Industries, nationally recognized employment programs for at-risk and gang-involved youth, shares personal stories about kinship at the USC School of Social Work All School Day.
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NREG activist killed in Jharkhand

NREG activist killed in Jharkhand

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In the second incident of its kind, an activist with the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme has been murdered.Kamlesh was killed in the Palamau district of Jharkhand while trying to highlight the corruption in the implementation of the employment scheme.
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Few options for activist as after college labor union blocke

Few options for activist as after college labor union blocke

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Labor activists vowed not to abandon their fight to organize college sports teams after the National Labor Relations Board blocked a historic bid by Northwestern University football players to become the first in the nation to unionize. It's not clear, however, where the battle might head next. "It's a setback, but I don't see it as a body blow," Tim Waters, of the United Steelworkers union, said about the ruling. The Steelworkers bankrolled the Wildcats' union drive and advised them on strategy. Labor agency rules offer no avenue for an appeal of Monday's unanimous decision by the five-member board, which overturned a ruling last year by a regional NLRB director in Chicago that gave the Northwestern players the go-head to unionize. Asked if one option would be for activists to file a new request to unionize on behalf of a team in another region, Waters said, "That is absolutely a possibility. ... In no way, shape or form is this at an end." Ramogi Huma, a former linebacker at UCLA who worked closely with former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter the face of the union-building effort said he hasn't given up on bringing unions to college athletics, either. "The door's not closed," he said. Others said that optimism wasn't justified. Monday's ruling emphasized that the NLRB has jurisdiction only over private schools, like Northwestern. All the other colleges in its Big Ten conference are public, and the board said giving individual private schools the OK to unionize would enable them to collectively bargain for advantages over state schools such as more lucrative scholarships potentially throwing off the delicate competitive balance in college sports. Ronald Meisburg, a former general counsel for the NLRB and a onetime board member, said Monday's ruling would serve as precedent and likely compel regional NLRB offices nationwide to flatly reject future petitions, no matter which union activists submit them. "This puts the nail in the coffin of organizing college players," he said. An appeal to U.S. courts doesn't appear to be an option for the losing side. Litigation in court is typically triggered by a company's refusal to collectively bargain with a union approved by workers. That trigger won't exist now that the NLRB has ruled out unionization by the Northwestern players. The labor dispute goes to the heart of American college sports, where universities and conferences reap billions of dollars by relying on amateurs who are not paid. In other countries, college sports are small-time club affairs, while elite youth athletes often turn pro as teens. Northwestern, in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, became the focal point of the labor fight in January 2014, when Colter announced plans to form the first U.S. labor union for college athletes. Three months later, regional NLRB Director Peter Sung Ohr issued his decision, determining that Northwestern football players qualify as employees and thus should be able to unionize. A month later, players cast secret ballots on whether to form a union. But those ballots were sealed during the appeal and will now be destroyed without ever being counted. Under U.S. law, an employee is regarded as someone who receives compensation for a service and is under the direct control of managers. In Northwestern's case, Ohr concluded coaches are the equivalent of business managers and scholarships are a form of pay. The NLRB didn't address that portion of Ohr's ruling Monday, drawing criticism from Waters, who said the board had sidestepped the most sensitive question. "It's like they had a hot potato tossed into their laps, and they took a year and a half of deliberations and said, 'We're going to toss it back,'" he said. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) Follow us on Twitter @Local12 and LIKE us on Facebook for updates
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Our Islands, Our Oceans - Cabo Verde ( narrated by Lambert Wilson, actor, activist)

Our Islands, Our Oceans - Cabo Verde ( narrated by Lambert Wilson, actor, activist)

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Cabo Verde - an island chain off the west coast of Africa, characterized by captivating coastlines, stunning beaches and peaceful seaside villages. It is home to over 500-thousand people. Many, like Aguinaldo Dias, rely on fisheries for their employment and livelihoods. As well as being a major source of employment, fishing is an integral part of the rich and vibrant culture of Cabo Verde. The picture postcard island draws tourists, predominantly from Europe. Tchuca Mendes, who sells fish on the bustling tourist island of Sal, explains the competition local fishermen and fish vendors face from foreign imports. Mendes says a market near the sea with cold storage infrastructure is needed to ensure the quality and freshness of fish. Fishermen and fish vendors are working more closely with the government to improve food safety and standards, thereby working to ensure restaurants buy more fish locally By setting up direct supply chains to the hotels and restaurants catering to tourists, Cabo Verde’s fisherfolk could increase their incomes, something beneficial to all. Cabo Verde, like many small island developing states, sees its fishing communities, fish vendors, the commercial sector and the government working closely together to improve fishing operations and, create new employment opportunities and improve economic conditions on the island. All of us can play a role in supporting coastal communities. When travelling, we can choose locally caught fish and try new species of fish that we may not eat at home, but feature in local recipes and traditions. This can support local coastal communities – the men, women and children who rely upon fisheries for their livelihoods. Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=FAOoftheUN Follow #UNFAO on social media! * Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UNFAO * Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+UNFAO * Instagram - https://instagram.com/unfao/ * LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/fao * Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/faoknowledge © FAO: http://www.fao.org
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