right to work


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Almost time for today's Sherlockiversary Party watchalong!
BBC Sherlock is 6 years old, and you're invited to celebrate with us.

We’re watching A Study in Pink on Monday, July 25 at 9:00 pm UK time / 4:00 pm US Eastern time (convert to your date & time).

Be sure to arrive early in The Giant Chat of Sumatra and have your copy of the episode ready to go.

When this countdown hits 0:00, we’ll all press play and watch the episode exactly 6 years after it was originally aired! (If you arrive late, the counter will be going up instead of down. Just fast-forward your episode to match it.)

For more info on upcoming Sherlockiversary Party Series 1 watchalongs, go here.


raltimore  asked:

wait, I was only half paying attention but I just kind of assumed the angel hand was from the woman after them-they "killed" her several times and when the sheriff found her, her arms and legs had already been chopped off-they had to do something with the parts, right?? What am I missing, why does anyone think it's DeBlanc's?

cassidy chainsawed fiore and deblanc’s bodies into pieces and shoved them in the trunk and buried them under the tree in 1x02

which is the trunk he and jesse dig up and from whence he pulls a random hand out of in 1x09

we dunno where fiore, deblanc, and susan’s corpses from 1x06 are, or her disarticulated limbs, for that matter, but since the angels were the one who had to take care of it, they’re presumably not buried in the same spot as where cassidy buried the angels’ first iterations. susan’s hands are out there somewhere, but they’re not what cassidy dug up.

“Gompers on Greed”

“The man who has millions will want every thing he can lay his hands on and then raise his voice against the poor devil who wants ten cents more a day.” - Samuel Gompers

The Samuel Gomper Papers, Univ of Maryland, http://bit.ly/1bCpIyi

Painting: by Leopold Gould Seyffert, 1919, Collection of The New-York Historical Society. Photo of painting is Public Domain.

In Wisconsin, now that workers aren't FORCED to join unions, nobody's joining unions

A funny thing happens when you outlaw forcibly taking union dues out of people’s paychecks…people suddenly stop wanting to be in labor unions. That’s exactly what has happened in Wisconsin after Scott Walker fought to give people the right to work, regardless of their union membership. 

from Washington Post:

Walker had vowed that union power would shrink, workers would be judged on their merits, and local governments would save money. Unions had warned that workers would lose benefits and be forced to take on second jobs or find new careers.

Many of those changes came to pass, but the once-thriving ­public-sector unions were not just shrunken — they were crippled.

Unions representing teachers, professors, trash collectors and other government employees are struggling to stem plummeting membership rolls and retain relevance in the state where they got their start.

Here in King, Magnant and her fellow AFSCME members, workers at a local veterans home, have been knocking on doors on weekends to persuade former members to rejoin. Community college professors in Moraine Park, home to a technical college, are reducing dues from $59 to $36 each month. And those in Milwaukee are planing a campaign using videos and posters to highlight union principles. The theme: ­“Remember.”

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One union member interviewed in that article actually says, “The money I’d spend on dues is way more valuable to buy groceries for my family.”  He’s exactly right.

If workers want to voluntarily join a union and collectively bargain for better pay and benefits, that’s perfectly fine.  However, forcing people to join unions in order to get government jobs is immoral and just takes bread off of family tables and lines the pockets of corrupt leaders and politicians. 

One of the things about right to work is that an employer can not schedule you for long periods, can even not PAY you for long periods (that part is illegal but happens and the struggle and wait time for getting paid, either thru civil court small claims or BOLI is not under a month best case scenario) and you can’t quit because if you quit you dot qualify for unemployment.

It’s really a ‘right to work’… around the union for the corporation. It’s one of those things that are actually named for the opposite of the thing they do, like strip bars call themselves 'gentlemen’s clubs.’ Or the TV network, dedicated to making us stupider, is called 'The Learning Channel.’ Or a TV show that airs four days a week calls itself The Daily Show.
—  JON STEWART, The Daily Show