“The best hope for improving the lot of all women, and for closing what Wolfers and Stevenson call a “new gender gap”—measured by well-being rather than wages—is to close the leadership gap: to elect a woman president and 50 women senators; to ensure that women are equally represented in the ranks of corporate executives and judicial leaders. Only when women wield power in sufficient numbers will we create a society that genuinely works for all women. That will be a society that works for everyone.”—The Atlantic: Why Women Still Can’t Have It All
2012 Regular Legislative Session Day 16
It looks like I’ll have another busy day here in Olympia. I’m sitting in the General Government Appropriations and Oversight right now listening to State Parks explain how bad their budget shortfall really is given the utter failure of the Discover Pass. Their latest strategy is a marketing campaign designed to get people to buy a Discover Pass and actually use a State Park.
I’m now sitting in the Labor and Workforce Development Committee listening to testimony on 6 bills. The first, HB 2395, makes certain truck drivers moving cargo through port or intermodal rail yard property statutory employees for purposes of specified employment laws. In other words, this is a bill to allow unionization for drayage truck operators and is nothing but a Teamster Union bill. This is a bad, bad, bad idea that will hurt many of our smaller port districts.
#teamsters #ports #labor #workforce #development #HB #2395 #trucks #parks #Discovery #Pass #15th #District #Rep #David #Taylor
> When the issue of girls exceeding boys in education arises
“Which girls? Which boys? Girls aren’t uniforming succeeding and boys aren’t aren’t universally failing! There are other factors that influence educational outcome more than gender!”
> When the issue of men exceeding women in the workplace arises
“Men are all uniformly succeeding! UGH WAGE GAP MALE PRIVILEGE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION!”
Merck to reduce workforce an additional 12-13% by 2015
The company said it will more aggressively reduce its cost structure so Merck can continue to invest in long term profitable growth opportunities while driving a more efficient operating model. As a result, Merck announced the next phase of its Merger Restructuring Program today. As part of this next phase, the company expects to reduce its workforce, as measured at December 31, 2009, by an additional 12 to 13 percent by the end of 2015. At the same time, Merck said it will continue to hire new employees in strategic growth areas of the business such as emerging markets. Read more here