AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Unions are striking again this month for higher wages, better staffing, benefits. They’re striking for wages because their wages aren’t enough to keep up with inflation. Profits have risen exponentially at major Corporations and there’s been no trickle down to labor. In hospitals, one nurse for 8-10 patients is a burden, nurses can’t function without a standard of care. Profit driven corporations benefit a few and shareholders and leave workers stressed and overburdened as they try to perform their jobs, understaffed and underpaid. Perhaps there should be one day of Solidarity with Labor, when we all walk out I support of their goals. Henry Ford understood , you had to pay labor a decent wage, enabling Labor to purchase his cars. Today’s oligarchs want all the money for themselves. Unionization is good for Americans and America, the Corporations need labor to survive, now they’re asking for compensation due, support them!

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/26/striketober-unions-strikes-us-october Some of the largest strikes in recent weeks in the US have included 15,000 nurses who went on a three-day strike in Minnesota, over 1,100 timber workers in Oregon and Washington, over 4,500 teachers and staff in Columbus, Ohio, more than 6,000 teachers and staff in Seattle, 2,000 mental healthcare workers in California, 1,200 … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Unions are striking again this month for higher wages, better staffing, benefits. They’re striking for wages because their wages aren’t enough to keep up with inflation. Profits have risen exponentially at major Corporations and there’s been no trickle down to labor. In hospitals, one nurse for 8-10 patients is a burden, nurses can’t function without a standard of care. Profit driven corporations benefit a few and shareholders and leave workers stressed and overburdened as they try to perform their jobs, understaffed and underpaid. Perhaps there should be one day of Solidarity with Labor, when we all walk out I support of their goals. Henry Ford understood , you had to pay labor a decent wage, enabling Labor to purchase his cars. Today’s oligarchs want all the money for themselves. Unionization is good for Americans and America, the Corporations need labor to survive, now they’re asking for compensation due, support them!

TheVoiceOfJoyce Our health Data searches and concerns are no longer private on the Internet. They never were. Android phones have ad privacy that must be used constantly, otherwise, those browsers, like WebMD, Drugs.com and key words like depression or anxiety are passed on to 3 rd party advertisers targeting you. HIPPA Laws don’t apply to the Internet. Our behavior is tracked by Facebook and Google, every time we search. Our searches, identify us , the information is sold to 3 rd Parties and they can use it , as they wish. Our employers can see our searches and data, insurers, credit card grantors or law enforcement. Apple products are less invasive, we can click the “ do not track “ option. However, our internet providers are using the same business model as Social Media Platforms and they , too, are harvesting information on us and selling it for profit. The Solution, redefining Section 230 of the FTC Law granting Internet Companies absolute control over our data. Write new Laws and amend Section 230, to protect our Medical Privacy and all other personal information, we don’t want shared. All our data should belong to us, it’s not for sale to be potentially used against us. HIPPA privacy, I want it! Do you?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/09/22/health-apps-privacy/ We click through quickly and accept ‘agree’ without really contemplating the downstream potential trade-offs,” he said. Those trade-offs could take a few forms, like our information landing in the hands of data sellers, employers, insurers, real estate agents, credit granters or law enforcement, privacy experts say. Even small bits of information can be combined … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Our health Data searches and concerns are no longer private on the Internet. They never were. Android phones have ad privacy that must be used constantly, otherwise, those browsers, like WebMD, Drugs.com and key words like depression or anxiety are passed on to 3 rd party advertisers targeting you. HIPPA Laws don’t apply to the Internet. Our behavior is tracked by Facebook and Google, every time we search. Our searches, identify us , the information is sold to 3 rd Parties and they can use it , as they wish. Our employers can see our searches and data, insurers, credit card grantors or law enforcement. Apple products are less invasive, we can click the “ do not track “ option. However, our internet providers are using the same business model as Social Media Platforms and they , too, are harvesting information on us and selling it for profit. The Solution, redefining Section 230 of the FTC Law granting Internet Companies absolute control over our data. Write new Laws and amend Section 230, to protect our Medical Privacy and all other personal information, we don’t want shared. All our data should belong to us, it’s not for sale to be potentially used against us. HIPPA privacy, I want it! Do you?

TheVoiceOfJoyce Lawlessness in the Corporate world. This time Blackjewel coal mines has defaulted on wages owed coal miners. They were let go without notice, owed 2 weeks pay and received bounced checks. They took their case to the NLRB, received a $53 settlement last year and have yet to receive payment. Meanwhile, the mines in Virginia, WV, Wyoming and Kentucky are now owned by new operators and the CEO of Blackjewel is finishing a resort in West Virginia. Where is Justice for the Coal Miners? Why weren’t the mines decommissioned for renewable energy? Where is Corporate accountability? Whether it’s Blackjewel or Chipotle, employees are not being paid for work. Where is enforcement of Labor Laws, Litigation? Why should Corporate Power be above the Law?

http://www.theguardian.com/global/2022/sep/21/blackjewel-coalmine-workers-three-years-bankruptcy In July 2019, about 1,700 coalminers working for an affiliate of one of the largest coalmine operators in the US, Blackjewel, found their paychecks had bounced. Many were left with bank accounts in the negative while bills and late fees piled up. Blackjewel then filed for bankruptcy and abruptly shut down its mines in … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Lawlessness in the Corporate world. This time Blackjewel coal mines has defaulted on wages owed coal miners. They were let go without notice, owed 2 weeks pay and received bounced checks. They took their case to the NLRB, received a $53 settlement last year and have yet to receive payment. Meanwhile, the mines in Virginia, WV, Wyoming and Kentucky are now owned by new operators and the CEO of Blackjewel is finishing a resort in West Virginia. Where is Justice for the Coal Miners? Why weren’t the mines decommissioned for renewable energy? Where is Corporate accountability? Whether it’s Blackjewel or Chipotle, employees are not being paid for work. Where is enforcement of Labor Laws, Litigation? Why should Corporate Power be above the Law?

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce In a first step to giving fast food workers a voice in wage and benefit negations, California Governor Gavin Newson has signed a new Law into effect. The Law effective , 1/23, would give fast food workers a seat at the Corporate table in all municipalities where they work. 500,000 workers will be represented by this Law and Fast Food chains are trying to overturn their rights thru a Referendum. Don’t buy the Fast Food Chains arguments. They’re not being harmed. They’re right to abuse and underpay staffing is their issue. Finally, one sector of Corporations will be legally accountable for their actions. Wages won’t be withheld, the abuse has to stop and people may earn a living wage and have a say in their work place environment. As an employee of a Corporation, wouldn’t you want a living wage and better working conditions? Wouldn’t you want a seat and a voice at the Corporate table? Support the Fast Food workers, vote for them not Corporate Power and let Californians craft more Laws favoring Labor. Labor isn’t responsible for inflation. Corporate Power and Greed are inflationary. #Support Labor.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/18/california-labor-law-fast-food-industry-referendum There are about 500,000 workers in the fast-food industry in California who will be represented under the law. It also provides a pathway for local municipalities to create their own similar councils overseeing the industry and to report to the statewide council. The law only applies to fast-food corporations with at least 100 retail … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce In a first step to giving fast food workers a voice in wage and benefit negations, California Governor Gavin Newson has signed a new Law into effect. The Law effective , 1/23, would give fast food workers a seat at the Corporate table in all municipalities where they work. 500,000 workers will be represented by this Law and Fast Food chains are trying to overturn their rights thru a Referendum. Don’t buy the Fast Food Chains arguments. They’re not being harmed. They’re right to abuse and underpay staffing is their issue. Finally, one sector of Corporations will be legally accountable for their actions. Wages won’t be withheld, the abuse has to stop and people may earn a living wage and have a say in their work place environment. As an employee of a Corporation, wouldn’t you want a living wage and better working conditions? Wouldn’t you want a seat and a voice at the Corporate table? Support the Fast Food workers, vote for them not Corporate Power and let Californians craft more Laws favoring Labor. Labor isn’t responsible for inflation. Corporate Power and Greed are inflationary. #Support Labor.

TheVoiceOfJoyce The 24 Republican States intend to shamelessly protect Corporations from disclosing their Carbon Footprint? Why are 24 States, run by Corporations for the Corporate Welfare, superseding the needs of “We the People “? How can their citizens vote for Corporate Welfare over theirs? Why should Corporations be unaccountable? That’s supporting of “NeoLiberalism” ( no corporate accountability, no regulations & small government) This ideology doesn’t protect” we the People “, it protects Corporations. Why do we have unequal Justice? Income inequality? Illiteracy? Voter suppression? To maintain Corporate Power and largesse. When we run out of water, will you be fighting the neighbors or the Corporations. Will you Vote Corporate Power out of Government, along with the 24 Republican State Governments?

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/15/republicans-climate-rules-legal-challenge-allow-emissions

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce UPS intends to strike if their terms aren’t met by management. Why? They need overtime and want more pay and benefits for temporary or part time workers and overtime pay. They’ve looking for the right to take water breaks in the heat , since their vehicles aren’t air conditioned. UPS , another Corporation making record profits and refusing to upgrade employee living standards and provide humane treatment to their employees. When will a Clean Slate for Labor be implemented and enforced by the NLRB?

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/05/ups-workers-teamsters-union-contract

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce The FTC is litigating Kochava a tracking agency/ broker . Kochava claims to have data on billions of devices and sells that data to individuals and companies, or anyone who pays for our private data. It’s abusive and requires regulation. The FTC was particularly interested in making our visits to healthcare facilities and Drs private. However, when polled the abuse of our private data is happening on a daily basis and should be curtailed. Even when platforms say they’re deleting your profile, they may not be deleting all the information they’ve collected. There are sub programs made of our movements, allowing Corporations to predict what we’ll purchase, how we’ll respond on loan applications, or on interviews. These predictions, an outcropping of our personal daily lives, have the ability to destroy our credit and our livelihood. Why should a private corporation have power over our lives? The FTC is right to litigate Kochava and develop rules to safeguard our privacy. Millions of lives are at risk. Violent acts can be committed against people, when our data is sold to the highest bidder.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/aug/29/ftc-sues-kochava-tracking-privacy-data

Billions in ‘dark money’ is influencing US politics. We need disclosure laws | David Sirota and Joel Warner | The Guardian brought to you by, AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce. Dark Money influences Politics, it is a seamless shifting of power to the Corporations or Billionaire donating “ dark money” to purchase favorable legislation, Supreme Court judges & Legislators at every level of government. There is a remedy and “ We, the People”, can support Sheldon Winehouse’s DISCLOSE ACT and follow up bills, making all political contributions over $10,000, disclosable to the SEC and totally transparent. The investigative Press are supporting this Act. There is too much opposition against the Peoples right to know who’s suppressing our Voting Rights, our Healthcare benefits our ability to mitigate climate. The Koch wealth has suppressed the Disclose Act for 10 yrs. Many Corporations have led in Suppressing these bills as well. It’s time the Public was involved in determining our right to Political transparency. Or do “We, the People “, want to return to a feudal era of low pay and destitution, when we can have progress and a good life and livelihood? It’s our choice!

A donor secretly transferred $1.6bn to a Republican political group. Because of America’s lax laws, the donation was never disclosed in any public record or database — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/29/billions-in-dark-money-is-influencing-us-politics-we-need-disclosure-laws

TheVoiceOfJoyce Nurses go on strike in Minnesota as negations continued over their contracts. They’re understaffed and requested a pay increase, claiming hospital administrators are well compensated and refuse to acknowledge, patient care is suffering. During a period, when 768 nurses left the profession, patient care declined 33%, characterized by adverse health outcomes. 15, 000 nurses are ready to strike. From what I’ve read and heard around the country, nursing staff is short on personnel and they’re unable to administer proper patient care. Why doesn’t America have a standard of care for all facilities? A known ratio of patient to nurse care? This standard of care would be applicable to hospitals and nursing homes, allowing healthcare professionals to concentrate on care giving, increasing patient healthcare positive outcomes. .

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/23/minnesota-nurses-strike-vote-safety-conditions

TheVoiceOfJoyce When you agreed to Facebook and Instagram, did you agree to let every click or link you make, traceable forever by Meta’s code? Meta has admitted to tracking users across the Web every time they click a link or follow an Advertisement. We have no privacy. We are META’s experiment. By following our actions, on their platforms, Meta targets information and ads to “our needs”. They create cultural silos and perpetuate misinformation and disinformation on issues that concern us, while destroying our Democracy and free choice. Every time we click or react to a product or subject, Meta makes money off of us. Everyone involved in Social Media hoards our data, earns enormous income and we, unwittingly have lost our privacy and liberty. You may think you’ve got free choice? That’s a Meta myth. Is this the agreement you made with Meta? In return for using Facebook and Instagram for free, I agree to being tracked across all of social media to provide information about myself, that can be used by anyone licensed by META?”We the People “have become Meta’s product and our data is sold to everyone Meta targets to pursue us! We’re now under constant surveillance.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/aug/11/meta-injecting-code-into-websites-visited-by-its-users-to-track-them-research-says