http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/13/unions-starbucks-trader-joes-chipotle-petco A recent Gallup poll found 71% of Americans approve of labor unions, the highest approval rate since 1965. The NLRB has seen a 58% increase in union election petitions in the first three-quarters of fiscal year 2022. The number of strikes increased 76% in the first half of 2022 compared with 2021, with nearly … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Unionization is sweeping the Corporate World. For years worker pay has stagnated and now the NLRB is responsive to labor’s requests for decent wages, proper staffing, safety, sick pay and a seat at the Corporate table. Geico has joined the list of Corporations, where labor is seeking to Unionize. Starbucks, Chipotle, Petco, Amazon are unionizing. More employees will follow. The $7.25 minimum wage hasn’t increased in a generation. Most people can’t keep up with inflation or afford healthy foods, Unionization assures a living wage.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/30/boston-bans-artificial-turf-toxic-forever-chemicals-pfas Some companies have begun using cork as infill, but industry has said the grass blades and backing cannot be made without PFAS. PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a class of about 12,000 chemicals often used to make products resist water, stain and heat. They are called “forever chemicals” because they don’t naturally … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce The EPA is in the process of banning PFAS, forever chemicals. Boston is banning Astro turf made with PFAS. Some counties like the look and forget the harm artificial turf presents to people. Why expose adults and children to a product linked to cancer? Use natural grass or cork. Besides, Astro turf raises the ground temperatures making playing uncomfortable. The NFL has already banned this product and others are following. Why continue to debate installation, when dealing with a known toxic product?
http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2022/sep/30/russia-ukraine-war-live-news-biden-and-zelenskiy-reject-expected-annexations-ahead-of-putin-speech Putin is due to sign into law the annexations of four Ukrainian regions – Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk and Luhansk – in a signing ceremony in Moscow this afternoon. Last Updated: 07:13 Friday, 30 September 2022 23m ago Luke Harding At the same time Putin was due to announce the annexation of Ukrainian territory, his … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Not since Hitler, has another country attempted to claim 15-18 % of another European nation by force. Putin prepares to annex 4 provinces in Ukraine today, Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk and Luhansk. Russian Sam 300 missiles fired on a humanitarian corridor of cars, approaching a Russian checkpoint, murdering civilians outside Zaporizhzhia. This was a known established route for aide and relief, if Ukrainians were “willing” to become Russian citizens, why bomb this known convoy? Fierce fighting continues in the Luthansk region, in spite of the Referendums. Ukraine’s counteroffensive is not stopping, no matter what Putin declares. As predicted, Russia’s new recruits have been sent to the front lines and many are already in retreat and surrounded. The Ukrainians are not giving up territory and seek to turn Putin’s initial victory into defeat.
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/29/climate-crisis-global-heating-storms-hurricane-ian-florida It’s low-income communities and communities of color that are most likely to live in areas and homes at highest risk of flooding and storm surges. “They are also the ones who will find it hardest to recover and rebuild, in part because of systemic bias in the way aid is allocated in the US,” … More TheVoiceOfJoyce As Florida assesses the damage from this major storm, the taxpayers shouldn’t bare the brunt of repayment. Some of the burden and costs of rebuilding should be the responsibility of the Fossil Fuel industry. For 50 years they lied about the effects of their Carbon emissions on our Climate. Now it’s their turn to help in the cleanup. Just like Smith and Wesson is being sued for the July 4 th deaths at a parade, why not finally hold Fossil Fuel Corporations accountable for our misery? Smaller countries are suing Fossil Fuels Corporations for restitution of funds for rebuilding, why not Americans?
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/sep/29/amazon-us-workers-battle-unionize-second-warehouse Heather Goodall, a 50-year-old Amazon worker, began pushing for a union at her Amazon warehouse just outside Albany, New York, largely because she was alarmed about safety problems – items often fell off the warehouse’s 27ft-high racks, she said. “We’ve had packers who had items fall on them. Several complained about concussions,” Goodall said. … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Amazon should not be able to terminate or mistreat employees for Unionizing. If Corporations were humane, gave a living wage, increased cost of living pay, gave healthcare and paid sick day and provided a safe work place, we wouldn’t need to Unionize every industry in our Country. However, American Corporations only think of their profit margins and people, employees, are dispensable. Not any more. We the People, don’t have to be treated poorly or intimidated. Document abusive behavior toward you. Take photos of your work place, keep records and when you can vote Union, do it. A stronger NLRB would encourage sectoral Unions, one shop or warehouse unionizes, they’re allUnionized. No need for separate voting. Take away monopolies power and vote Union to increase your wage, benefits and safety.
http://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/23/technology/midterm-elections-misinformation.html Voter fraud is rare, but that falsehood about the 2020 election has become a central campaign issue for dozens of candidates around the country, causing misinformation and toxic content about the issue to spread widely online. “Stolen election” was mentioned 325,589 times on Twitter from June 19 to July 19, a number that has … More TheVoiceOfJoyce No need to fear going to the Polls and checking your ballot. Go with friends and vote. Know your polling place in advance. Make sure you’re registered to vote, take ID, water and snacks. Be prepared, in some states, to be watched. Don’t be intimidated. This year’s midterm is very important. Who is elected, determines, if the lies of Donald Trump are perpetuated and repressive State Laws prevail. There’s lots of money at stake. Millions are being made on Social Media Platforms perpetuating lies. Millions are made in State government’s, by concentrating power in the hands of a few, who don’t want to change their way of life. Why else would Governors, like Ron deSantis surround himself with 40 Billionaires, dedicated to curtailing the Rights of We, the People. Social Media Platforms reward lies and misinformation, read reliable newspapers, look around you, see for yourself, can your life and the lives of your children be better? If the answer is , yes, VoteRon DeSantis and , others like him ,out of office. Get rid of their grip on your onceFree society and vote for change. Why do you think they’re invested in misinformation and lies about the 2020 election and so much more? The truth, they get the money to control your way of life, what you learn and how much you earn, your education, your healthcare, your housing and so much more! Do you want DeSantis making these decisions for you and your family, or do you want a say, in how you live. If you want input into Government and your way of life, vote for change and remain active in Politics. #Politics effects US!