Only 12 States have implemented the $15 min wage. It never passed Congress. Guess, a living wage is inflationary, while making $31 million is good for Business? It’s time the USA got its priorities right. There is no commerce without Labor. Wages that don’t keep pace with Inflation are not enough. Unite and demand more … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce The Fight for $15. It’s an ongoing fight for a $15 hourly wage minimum.
COP27 was a failure of Leadership and open collaboration among nations. A major plan to phase out Fossil Fuels never materialized. In America, we provide over a Trillion Dollars in Subsidies to the Fossil Fuel industry and increased their development rights. When do these taxpayer handouts end? When do we make reclaiming our water resources … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce What will Countries do to alleviate Climate Warming above 1.5 degrees Celsius?
You can access TikTok, Reddit and now #TooGoodToGo to find food salvaged by restaurants. There’s a new shop, called misfits, that sells food that’s not perfect. There’s #Flasfoods that coordinates with restaurants, giving folks an entire bag of groceries. $3-5 for $20 of food. Read the article if you want to learn how to manage … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce If food were a country it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases. We waste 40% of food produced. How do we change our policies to have less waste? What apps and stores can you utilize to take advantage of low cost free food and meals?
I wish I could state, Tesla’s construction site in Austin, Texas, is an outlying case of labor abuse, it isn’t. Unfortunately, Corporate America has become used to charging customers exorbitant fees, while hurting labor, literally and figuratively. Today, it’s Tesla we’re discussing. They’re not following OHSA Laws, they’re not enforcing job training, they’re not paying … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce The state of Corporate America/ unaccountable & without Rules & oversight TESLA GIGAFACTORY EXAMPLE
It’s no longer, do Fossil Fuel emissions cause Climate Change and pollution? They have knowingly persuaded the World to use Fossil Fuels, thwarted research and development of clean energy and in 2022 the World must adapt to our reality or perish. 20 million in Pakistan suffered from being displaced by floods, 150 million Africans are … More TheVoiceOfJoyce COP 27 is a wake up call for the World’s nations. As we approach 1.5 degrees Celsius, our Governments are responsible for the lives of Billions. We must move forward, accept responsibility and adapt to our new reality.
According to this article in the Guardian, only 15 States give out unemployment benefits in a timely manner and in accordance with Federal guidelines. However, considering the number of 50 yr olds unemployed, many aren’t eligible for unemployment benefits. What is a 50 yr old to do? How many are falling through the safety net … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Is unemployment insurance and other benefits being dispersed to people in need in your State? Please comment.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/oct/18/pfas-forever-chemicals-80-percent-us-waterways-contaminated 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 break down, and are linked to cancer, liver problems, thyroid issues, birth defects, kidney disease, decreased immunity and other serious health problems. … More TheVoiceOfJoyce With 80% of our water contaminated with forever chemicals, EPA is strengthening monitoring and minimal enforcement. Why should the American taxpayer be on the hook , once again, for industrial clean up. 200 million people are exposed to toxic water , along with private and municipal wells. No wonder the US has decreased our lifespan, we don’t hold Corporations accountable. Where are Laws to enforce proper disposal of toxic chemicals? Clean water is a shrinking resource. Why concentrate toxins?
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/oct/14/mississippi-river-boats-barges-water-levels The water in the Mississippi River has dropped so low that barges are getting stuck, leading to expensive dredging and at least one recent traffic jam of more than 2,000 vessels backed up. Trump reportedly wants to testify before January 6 committee – live Read more The Mississippi River Basin produces nearly all – … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce We’re experiencing a slowdown on the Mississippi River as water levels have dropped. Similar to European Nations, our Rivers are no longer flowing under these drought conditions. Barges are the fastest and least carbon intensive way to move grains and heavy products. A 15 barge tow, saves a 1000 trucks from traversing our highways and reduces Carbon emissions. The time for a Climate Emergency is now. When do we start investing in Renewables for our future? How long will we be dictated to by Fossil Fuel Oligarchs? Cut Fossil Fuel Subsidies now. Invest in American entrepreneurs and innovations. Beware the Billionaires who would stifle our future with Climate Deniers, our Democracy and our voices.
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/oct/05/techscape-molly-russell-inquest What content is safe for a child to view online? Who gets to decide what is OK and what is dangerous? And how much of a role should a government, a company or a parent play in that decision? These questions were brought into focus by the inquest into the death of 14-year-old Molly … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Is an American company capable of making decisions about our children’s online safety? The British coroner and the new regulatory arm of the British Government, have found against Instagram, in the suicide of 14 yr old Molly Russell. The Coroner decided that Meta was responsible for showing harmful content to a young teenager, 6 months prior to her suicide. In America, there is no Law regulating content appropriate for teenage viewing. In Australia, they’ve determined that content provided on online platforms must be regulated as well. Not only is content harmful to kids, it’s been separately found that data about our kids is shared with third parties and violates their privacy. In America, changing Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act, would make the internet safer for our kids and strengthen our Democracy. Regulation can act as a megaphone for truth and science and not a megaphone for disinformation, misinformation and violence. Think? Do you want a Corporation deciding what you see? Shouldn’t Corporations be accountable for their content? Wouldn’t you want control over who sees your data? Wouldn’t you want the ability to opt out of forced agreements? If you answered , yes, then the Social Media Platforms must be researched and their Algorithms made transparent., too!
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/oct/08/phoenix-arizona-heat-deaths-record-year Tackling the complex and interconnected issues that increase the risk of heat emergencies – lack of affordable housing, homelessness, substance misuse, inflation, inadequate shade and rising temperatures – will take time, money and political will. In the meantime, Hondula’s heat team will be diving into the data from 2022 to figure out which services … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Phoenix has always been hot, not as hot as last year when 456 people died from the heat. Heat deaths are up 36% from last year and people being evicted and forced to live on the streets is partially causal. The number of people forced out of homes by rising rents, has risen to 1000’s. Honolulu has a similar problem and they’re looking at all the factors contributing to heat deaths with a target of Zero deaths. They’re looking at all the factors leading to heat death: lack of affordable housing, homelessness, substance abuse, inflation,inadequate shade. After assessing the data, Honolulu will provide solutions to reach Zero heat deaths. Community heat deserts can be alleviated with Community involved plantings during cooler months. Cities can negotiate a moratorium on evictions during these economically difficult times. The poor vulnerable heat extremes disproportionately more than those living in more gentrified areas. The poor people deserve a life, too!