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Job makes us sick

Kaiser imposed added staff cuts in the same breath as it announced the “Total Health Incentive Plan” campaign. While it is promoted as voluntary, the program hides the reality of the health of workers and patients sacrificed daily in the name of cost efficiency. Workers realize they risk their own health and the health of their patients when they come to work sick. Yet we are called into disciplinary meetings when we exceed the company set limit in the number of sick days. Continue reading

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Women Worldwide, September-October 2013

Women Worldwide: Turkey anti-fundamentalist demonstrations; Egypt sexual violence; California in vitro fertilization; Saudi Arabia segregation. Continue reading

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School’s out! Where’s my next job?

People may imagine that teachers here hit the beach or kick up their heels poolside, sipping cocktails and working on a suntan. For me and many other teachers, though, Monday will be the kickoff to the summer routine of registering for unemployment benefits and looking for work, as, once again, a year’s contract has come to an end. Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, January-February 2013, Part 2

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: ARCHIVES AS LIVING I have been following the readings for the 2012-2013 Marxist-Humanist discussions with great enthusiasm. I was especially energized by the “Women as force and reason of revolution” selections. … Continue reading

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Queer Notes, January-February 2013

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: Queer Notes by Elise The newly signed law that would have protected all California Queer youth from “ex-gay” therapies and therapies to change gender expression has been suspended. Federal Appeals Court … Continue reading

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Pelican Bay prisoners aim to end hostilities

From the November-December 2012 issue of News & Letters Pelican Bay prisoners aim to end hostilities Agreement to End Hostilities (NOTE: All names and the statement must be verbatim when used and posted on any website or media, or non-media, … Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, September-October 2012, Part 2

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: Readers’ Views, Part 2 REVOLUTIONARY SYNDICALISM DISCUSSION CONTINUES The discussion article on “Revolutionary Syndicalism” (July-August N&L) reminds me of when it was considered a major force of revolution. There was a … Continue reading

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