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512-517-2708

Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...

http://peaceandsocialjustice.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-progressive-program-for-real-change.html


What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.


"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Friday, December 20, 2013

Resolution on "At-Will Employment" for use in precinct caucuses, conventions, etc.

Note: This Resolution is submitted for discussion, dialog, debate and action by the Midwest Casino Workers Organizing Council as our part in celebrating the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 2013: http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/ Feel free to circulate.

Resolution on Repealing and Rescinding “At-Will Hiring and At-Will Firing”

Where as the Doctrine of “At-Will Employment” is undemocratic;

Where as “At-Will Employment” is the main and primary obstacle to union organizing;

Where as employers use “At-Will Employment” as a means to coerce workers not to report health and safety violations in the workplace;

Where as the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares it is the right of all to fully participate in society and "At-Will Employment" prevents this;

Where as “At-Will Employment” is used to silence workers in the communities where they live in a way which prevents their full participation in the political process with an intent to solve their problems;

Where as “At-Will Employment” is used to enforce racist and sexist discrimination in the workplace;

Therefore, be it resolved that “At-Will Employment” must be rescinded and repealed and replaced with the protection of “Just Cause” legislation;

Therefore, be it resolved that this becomes the position of the (name of party/organization here).