Teacher strikes across the country have brought much-needed attention to public education, including chronic underfunding, teacher and staff shortages, outda...
Lake Elsinore Teachers Association
Ballots went in the mail on Friday, July 7, and you should have received your ballot or will soon. The official voting week is July 17-21, but you can put your ballot in the mail as soon as you get...
LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX Florence “Johnny” Frisbie: Life Lessons from Pukapuka Atoll
Most of the time, it was a kind of challenge that was exciting. It was. I think it’s because, you know, we live on small islands, and we go out on the reef, and the big waves wash suddenly, and we’re down and struggling to get up again. And it was perhaps that background and upbringing that we had this great sense of excitement, you know. And yet, it’s partly survival Florence “Johnny” Frisbie grew up living far away from the comforts of a traditional population center, surviving on whatever food a small coral atoll and the ocean might provide. The odyssey of Johnny Frisbie, next, on Long Story Short. Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox is Hawai‘i’s first weekly television program produced and broadcast in high definition. Aloha mai kakou. I’m Leslie…
Paid parental leave at American Express rises to 20 weeks
American Express joins a growing list of companies expanding their parental leave benefits and offering more generous paid time off policies for mothers and fathers, as well as financial help to employees trying to start a family through adoption, surrogacy and infertility treatments.
Overflow Incontinence Overview
With overflow incontinence individuals do not feel the urge to urinate. The bladder never empties normally small amounts of urine are leaked on a nearly continuous basis. Overflow incontinence can be caused by weak bladder muscles or a blocked urethra. Overflow incontinence is prevalent in older men with an enlarged prostate and is rare in women.
Heart Donor's Mother Hears Her Son's Heartbeat
My husband, Greg Robbins, had a heart transplant in September 2016. In May 2017, we met his donor's family. His donor's name was also Greg, Greg Ricks! This ...
Why are we paying Boeing billions to send jobs away?
(April 6, 2017) — As a young girl, my daughter had a fear of flying. She overcame this through a thorough study of airplanes and landed on the 737 as her preferred means of transportation in the air. So naturally, she asked for a Boeing T-shirt for a present. It says, “If it’s not Boeing, I’m not going!” So let’s talk about Boeing. You might expect that Boeing would treat Everett as the jewel in the crown of its operations. That is certainly what the Boeing management led legislators and the governor to believe when the company demanded first a $3.2 billion tax concession from the state, and then another $8.7 billion What did this recent tax giveaway to Boeing get us? A loss of close to 12,000 jobs, 15 percent of the…
The Great 1970 Mail Strike that Stunned the Country
(This article first appeared in the March-April 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) In March of 1970, the United States had been in a financial and commerce standstill for two weeks. Tired of poor working conditions and low pay, postal employees went on strike at 499 post offices in 13 states. Mail piled up and went undelivered while the eyes of the nation were focused on the strikers. Time magazine wrote that it was “the strike that stunned the country.”
In-Depth: Important 2017-2018 Corrections Budget Update
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Why the school ‘accountability movement’ based on standardized tests is nothing more than ‘a...
A new book by a Harvard testing expert spells it out. Here's a Q&A with him.
Palms Casino and Green Valley Ranch Resort charged with violating federal law as Station Casinos...
Palms Casino and Green Valley Ranch Resort charged with violating federal law as Station Casinos continues to flout government’s certification of union election results Las Vegas, NV – The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Washington, DC has denied Station Casinos’ legal challenges to recent union election victories at both Palms Casino and Green Valley Ranch Resort. The Regional Director for the NLRB office covering Las Vegas has now issued legal complaints against both properties alleging that their refusal to bargain is illegal Workers at both the Palms and Green Valley Ranch voted by overwhelming margins in favor of unionizing in April 2018 and November 2017 respectively. But instead of recognizing these results, Station Casinos has…