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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...

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Workers need rank-and-file committees to defend their rights and their livelihoods even when they are paying union dues.

Working people are really taking a beating but the way employers have found to clobber employees now is really disgusting.

Employers are looking for any reason, no matter how petty, to hand out unpaid suspensions... figure it out, send workers home for a day, a week, ten days and you don't have to pay them and you do this to hundreds and in the case of government workers--- thousands of workers--- and look at the money "saved."

But, the grief this is causing for so many people who live pay-check to pay-check can't be calculated as mortgage and rent payments are missed, credit deteriorates and son on and so forth.

Just plain mean.

Workers should fight these suspensions every way they can.

Employers are hiring consulting firms to carry out this harassment.

Make no mistake; these suspensions over petty issues constitutes harassment. This kind of harassment in the workplace is blatantly illegal.