This Women's History Month is a perfect time to celebrate the capacity for upward mobility women have gained in the workforce—especially when it comes to labor unions.
Women have a great deal to gain from joining a union, with union victories working to pave the way for workers to bargain for affordable family healthcare, fair wages, improved working conditions, and a better life for their families.
There are so many reasons women benefit so much from the union advantage:
Considering the great boost to equality, pay and benefits that unions bring, it's important that anyone who cares about the well-being of women workers also care about unions.
So spread the word. While we can't change the world in a day, speaking out about this important issue is a good start.
Celebrate being union strong this Women's History Month. Share this graphic with your family and friends on Facebook:
And never forget why a woman's place is in her union.
Mary Kay Henry
SEIU International President
Monday, March 31, 2014
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My questions are the following:
1. With population still growing globally and with developing nations such as China and India deserting the same life styles we in the West have enjoyed, will anything we do make enough of a difference to justify the expense?
2. With the potential for our energy independence in the US a very real prospect --- provided we exploit out God-given carbon resources --- don't we need to way the pros and cons of going green v. this significant geo-political opportunity?
3. Is our money better spent enhancing our infrastructure to deal with the impact of climate change --- e.g., more and more severe storms --- than on a Quixotic crusade to try to reverse the climatic direction?
I don't know. But I'd like solid answers to these three questions.
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- IPCC: Worst is yet to come on climate change
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- Why the fossil fuel industry wants us to ignore risk
- Climate Impacts Potentially Immense, Overwhelming
- 'Climate change is happening & no one in the world is immune'
- Asia will bear brunt of climate change, UN panel report says
- Former Archbishop speaks out on 'injustice' of climate change
- UN climate committee 'optimistic' on chances of managing climate change risks
Sunday, March 30, 2014
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Colleagues and Fellow Veterans,
Earlier this week, I spoke at an event where Student Veterans of America (SVA) announced their findings from their Million Records Project which analyzed Veteran completion rates among other demographic information. Through the project, SVA provided an important voice in the effort to track and report on the academic outcomes of Veteran students. VA and the National Student Clearinghouse partnered with SVA to provide the necessary data for this research project.
For those of you using Facebook, the event was posted on the VBA site;https://www.facebook.com/VeteransBenefits (this site typically provides some very good topical and current information for Veterans, I encourage you to ‘like’ it to keep yourself posted and current.) Additionally, the event was posted on VA’s blog which provides you a great overview of the report and the event.
Some of SVA’s initial findings showed that Veteran students:
These results and future research in this area will help inform best practices on campuses aimed at increasing success for Veterans. SVA’s complete report can be found online athttp://www.studentveterans.org/what-we-do/million-records-project.html#data. I encourage you to take a look at it.
The findings validate what we already know about Veterans – they are motivated, focused, and regardless of the odds, continue to persist and achieve. This report is another piece in the matrix of Veteran economic success.
As well, this is a great example of a Public/Private partnership and provides a validation of an evidence based approach to this national conversation regarding Veterans. It is also a reflection that neither VA nor any other single group is doing it alone. Our partnerships in the past several years have been critical, and projects such as this demonstrate why we need to continue to grow and strengthen are partner relations.
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- Ex-Bush Official Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: "I Am Willing To Testify" If Dick Cheney Is Put on Trial for War Crimes
- Torture backer Dick Cheney wants 'military options' against Putin for 'blowing off' treaties
- A total Dick still insists that Waterboarding is not torture
- Lindsey Graham Pines for the Bush Days of Torture
- It's NOT Too Late to Try Bush, Cheney and Obama for War Crimes
- An Actually Weak President
- The results speak for themselves #Cheneythewarcriminal
- Welcome to the Torture Apologist Renaissance
- Dick Cheney denies war criminal allegations at KPU event/fully supports NSA surv
- I Want My Torture!
Here's one take on the question:
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