stocks.apple.com/AhPZVo8_iTUmW3HH9kGqdbw Some law firms that represent management have been critical of Abruzzo’s approach, describing her proposals, including increased penalties on employers, as “hawkish” and anti-employer. This year has seen a surge of first-time union victories at companies, such as Amazon, Trader Joe’s, Chipotle and Apple that have long evaded unionization, as well as a 53 … More TheVoiceOfJoyce under Jennifer Abruzzo of the NLRB employers are now responsible for causing financial hardship to an employee who’s been fired for Unionizing or belonging to a Union. A Federal Judge has sided with employees illegally fired for Unionizing.
4 Unions want better working conditions. They’re understaffed and over worked with out advanced scheduling. They want a schedule and 15 days of paid sick leave. Sounds fair. If one Union doesn’t agree to management terms , all 12 Unions strike in solidarity. Why should Congress intervene? Why doesn’t the NLRB have the power to … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Railroad workers are asking for basic rights to do their jobs. Why are those rights denied? What are 4 Unions asking?
The plat, employing more than 18, 000 workers, releases EtO , an ethanol sterilization gas into the atmosphere. By 2006, The EPA, deemed this gas to be carcinogenic. Why weren’t emissions capped and, or, the plant shut down, then! Instead, with cancer cases piling up, in 2018, the Willowbrook community learned of their danger and … More TheVoiceOfJoyce This plant, situated in Willowbrook, Illinois , has been in operation since the mid 1980’s.
Big business loves consolidation of their Power. They are not benevolent. They’re avaricious and exist to raise profits and market share. By allowing mergers and one, two or 3 dominant players in every industry, we created greedy companies, oblivious to the needs of their customers and the root cause of our current Inflationary spiral. We … More TheVoiceOfJoyce If we want competition, the Government has to enforce anti trust Legislation and stop allowing mergers. To protect us, the government workforce must be expanded to enforce anti trust Laws. Unaccountable Business is hurting Americans. There is no data on Corporate 1000 following ESG’s! ( Definition: Stewards of the Environment, Contributing to their community, creating Corporate Governance giving stakeholders a say in the working of the Corporation)
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/nov/01/insulin-diabetes-drugs-rationing Diabetes is currently the seventh-leading cause of death in the US, though a 2017 study suggests the number of Americans dying from diabetes is much higher due to diabetes frequently being overlooked in causes of death. Humans require insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas to regulate glucose in the blood, to live. A … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Diabetes is the 7 th largest cause of death in America. 1.3 million Americans have Diabetes and struggle to pay for their medication. Insulin is rationed and prior to the last decade, it was cheap. Corporate deregulation set in , greed abounded and the price increased dramatically. On January 1 st, 2023, insulin is capped at $35 per month for Medicare. If the age for Medicare was reduced to 55 yr olds, they , too, would have affordable coverage. The system is in place. What happens to families with kids? Where is the relief from Corporate Price abuses for them? There’s no competition in the insulin market, the manufactures make the money, the middleman makes money and the taxpayer pays. Another, thank you to today’s GOP. Why didn’t the Congressional GOP caucus allow cost caps for everyone ?
http://www.theg uardian.com/technology/2022/oct/30/tiktok-regulation-data-privacy-china “The China question to me is almost a red herring because there’s so little being done to protect user privacy generally in the US,” said Sara Collins, a senior policy counsel at non-profit public interest group Public Knowledge. “The thing I would be concerned about is the same stuff that we’re concerned about … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Yes, TikTok deserves scrutiny and regulation for misinformation and disinformation. Yes, it’s tied to China and there’s censorship of videos on “ banned subjects”, like Ukraine or the Uyghurs , it’s the algorithm that promotes content. The For You Page, uses an algorithm that aggregates all personal data and pushes videos toward an individual, intensifying their experience and in some cases, causes emotional harm and violence. Don’t single out TikTok, all the Social Media Platforms are aggregating our data, predicting our behavior and selling our behavioral patterns to third parties. We have no privacy. We may not want a corporation to decide what we see and what we choose. Nor do we want our data to go to Human resources, or insurance or credit agencies. How will the new Law, going through Congress, curtail the use of our data and behavior? How will the new Law Change Section 230 of the Communication decency act, allowing us to sue the platforms, if we’re harmed? Who will regulate the algorithms to stop the hatred, the incitement to violence, the self harm and mental confusion caused by the algorithms? What Law will stop the Harmful amplification of violent and abusive data? The algorithms either must be transparent for regulation to a standard or there must be enough sampling of data to enforce a change in the algorithms? Society is not safe with an unregulated Technology systems, that is not understood. How many people realize all their news is curated for them all the time? these silos of data, create a wedge in our Society polarizing our thoughts through algorithms design. The Social Media Platforms are not neutral and they’re unequal. Voices are not heard or amplified in a fair and just manner. The truth is not seen by the the many. Yet, big money supporting and promoting violence, insurrection, anti VAX’s &anti climate deniers are powered by money and an army of followers, making millions for themselves and the Platforms. Who will create a more neutral system?
http://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/20/technology/disinformation-spread.html With the midterm elections only weeks away, the major platforms have all pledged to block, label or marginalize anything that violates company policies, including disinformation, hate speech or calls to violence. Still, the cottage industry of experts dedicated to countering disinformation — think tanks, universities and nongovernment organizations — say the industry is not … More TheVoiceOfJoyce How is it possible Disinformation is amplified? Why do Social Media sites lack adequate content control? Self regulation of all Social Media sites , Big Tech and the spin offs, like Parlor or Truth Social, spread falsehoods that are retweeted and then they are passed back to the larger Social Media sites. Nothing stays in one silo, the algorithms and individuals creating false narratives, do it full time. Many are paid. If text doesn’t pass the moderators on major tech platforms, then videos pass. This is how false and disinformation spreads, undermining our Democracy. A few conservative players, with a vested interest to keep Trump politically active, are spreading the majority of disinformation about the Democratic Party and the January 6 th Insurrection. They’re also creating misinformation about the election and polling sites. If you remember one thing when you vote in the 2022 mid terms and you must vote, vote Democratic or Independent. The Republican Party cooperates with each other and have one platform. The Republican Party no longer represents people, they represent UN regulated businesses, the ones that are now harming American workers and they represent states Rights, the ones who are making it difficult to vote and difficult to have expanded Medicaid and Healthcare. The Republicans have also become the Party of Climate deniers and don’t want innovations and innovators!
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/oct/19/epa-lawsuit-water-pollution-factory-farms Manure causes nitrogen and phosphorus in water, tainting drinking water and causing toxic algal blooms that can be deadly to aquatic life. Waste-polluted water can irritate skin and cause gastrointestinal and respiratory problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency itself has said that three-quarters of factory farms discharge pollution, … More TheVoiceOfJoyce 30-50 yrs of planning have neutered our Regulatory Agencies. The EPA , fired 100’s of scientists under Trump. Clearly, small government is working for people who were used to drink clean water. Anywhere there are factory farms, the water is tainted. High levels of minerals and other toxins are causing algae blooms rendering the River water and ground water, unsafe for drinking or swimming. If you want to drink clean drinking water, don’t vote for TRUMPS GOP, they want Corporate self regulation. We the People have small government, hollowed out governing agencies & Corporate self regulation. Corporations work to sustain their profits. We the People, no longer get a living wage or clean water and clean air. Profits come first in this GOP created Utopia. Vote GOP and watch our limited water resources, evaporate!
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/oct/20/syngenta-weedkiller-pesticide-parkinsons-disease-paraquat-documents the Guardian has reviewed hundreds of pages of these documents in a reporting collaboration with the New Lede. Among the revelations from the documents: scientists with Syngenta predecessor Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) and Chevron Chemical were aware in the 1960s and 70s of mounting evidence showing paraquat could accumulate in the human brain. When … More TheVoiceOfJoyce No regulation, paying to have the “right” scientists review your product, controlling the message and always obscuring and giving misinformation so no link appears about the harmfulness of your product. Why? In the interest of maximizing profits, both Syngenta and Chevron, knew there was a link between Parkinson’s and their product Paraguat and created a misinformation campaign around any links to the product it’s ability to cross the blood brain barrier. Parkinson’s is one of the top killers in the US, yet, without an aggressive EPA, millions can be exposed to its fumes. It can’t be ingested, it’s toxic. It’s used on fields to kill weeds, it’s sprayed from planes and over our ubiquitous food staples. For 50 yrs, the companies downplayed the tremors noted and the products effects on the Public, all to keep the profits flowing. Like Glycopvhosphates, they’re toxic. They’re causing diseases in humans. Yet, our Market Society, pushed by the GOP, advocates for Profits . We the People are expendable . Do you think you and your family are disposable? If you value life,don’t vote for TRUMPSGOP. TrumpsGop supports Unregulated Big Business,their constituents, not “We the People”!