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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...

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sample resolution on the plight of workers employed in the Indian Gaming Industry for use in precinct caucuses and conventions

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 the Plight of Casino Workers Employed in the Indian Gaming Industry (140 words)

Where as over 40,000 Minnesotans are employed in the Indian Gaming Industry;

Where as these 40,000 Minnesotans are forced to work in loud, noisy, smoke-filled casinos and associated enterprises of the Indian Gaming Industry at poverty wages;

Where as these 40,000 workers have no rights defined under state, federal, tribal labor or international laws capable of being enforced to protect them;

Where as the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights clearly declares all workers are entitled to such protections as basic human rights;

Therefore, be it resolved that the “Compacts” creating this Indian Gaming Industry be re-opened and re-negotiated to include the state, federal and international protections enjoyed by all other workers;

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