workplace-safety

Soooooo I already talked about how I like to think that Garrus and Shepard don’t really do PDA because they’re private people, out of respect for the people around them, personal reasons etc etc

HOWEVER this one time Shepard, Garrus, and Zaeed were on a mission and Shepard accidently called Garrus ‘honey’ just once and Zaeed IMMEDIATELY grumbled about how gross they are and how they should get a room. Weeeell Shepard isn’t having any of that so for the rest of mission Shepard and Garrus were like “CAN YOU SNIPE THAT ONE IN THE FACE, MY SWEET ANGEL?” “I SURE CAN, HONEY DARLING” and basically just tormented Zaeed the whole time.

Unfortunately for Zaeed, this starts A Thing and Garrus and Shepard put on this act every time he happens to be in the room alone with them. First it’s just pet names but then it somehow turns into them aggressively cuddling/making-out whenever he scowls in their direction. Eventually it escalates to the point where they violently launch themselves at each other the second Zaeed enters the room.

LGBQ+ ppl who aren’t trans need to be instrumental in this resistance. While of course cis straight people *need* to show up, I worry they won’t. Trans people, especially trans women of color, have done so much work that cis LGBQ people benefit from. We have to step up, and LGBQ people who feel somewhat safe in spaces that are very unfriendly to trans people have a lot of opportunities here. I’m white, gay, pretty femme, tbh I have some ~questions about my gender/feel genderqueer sometimes but I’m very much passed over and read as a cis female in most spaces. While of course there are dangers that queer femme people face, I also know I can use my status to help trans people, e.g. by by accompanying women to bathrooms or being able to speak up getting policies changed in a workplace without facing safety issues.

So, for cis LGBQ people, it will be worthwhile to think about our own identities and how we can use our voices or power to protect trans people and their human rights. Tbh the “mainstream”/represented-in-mainstream-media gay community marginalizes trans people, excludes them from our spaces and marches and conversations, and we don’t talk about it enough. Trump was able to get support from white gays by spewing lines about how he supported gay rights ( still unclear what he meant– like he didn’t want us dead ?) when every one of us knew he would be devastating for trans people. His people use us as pawns against trans folks. Do WORK for trans people, don’t let him use us.

Please comment if you have resources / ideas about how we as gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer etc. people can support trans people (of all sexualities, race, immigration status, age, socioeconomic status– those intersections matter) ! I would love to share resources or get conversations between trans folks and cis LGBQ people started, to talk about what what we can do that will most directly support you and how our communities can be more trans inclusive.

anonymous asked:

☕️ why make Wonho a shirtless blacksmith with an apron in Fighter? Thats dangerous af. Why not just leave him shirtless all together and make him work out 👀

agree; that’s a workplace safety hazard 

but true lmaoooooooo

send me a ☕️ and an opinion (popular or unpopular) and i’ll say whether i agree or disagree

So why did the media choose to cover around the clock a terrorist bombing that killed fewer people and is extremely rare while all but ignoring an industrial explosion that killed more people, is far more common and is far easier to prevent? …death in the workplace is a much more real possibility for almost all Americans than is death at the hands of a terrorist. In 2011, 4,609 Americans were killed in workplace accidents while only 17 Americans died at the hands of terrorists — about the same number as were crushed to death by their televisions or furniture. One could argue that terrorists get more attention because they intentionally aim to kill people, but disasters like at Upper Big Branch are also the result of companies violating workplace safety laws.
—  Mike Elk: The Texas fertilizer plant explosion cannot be forgotten
Texas has always prided itself on its free-market posture. It is the only state that does not require companies to contribute to workers’ compensation coverage. It boasts the largest city in the country, Houston, with no zoning laws. It does not have a state fire code, and it prohibits smaller counties from having such codes. Some Texas counties even cite the lack of local fire codes as a reason for companies to move there.

But Texas has also had the nation’s highest number of workplace fatalities — more than 400 annually — for much of the past decade.

The Absurd Way McDonald’s Expects Workers to Treat Burns

On Tuesday, McDonald’s workers throughout the U.S. protested the corporation’s unsafe working conditions, claiming they were instructed to treat workplace burns with condiments like mustard and mayonnaise. The protests come after McDonald’s workers announced Monday that they’ve filed 28 health and safety complaints in nearly 20 cities against the company.

Workers’ Memorial Day (April 28) and International Workers’ Day (May 1) Kick Off Month to “Imagine No Workers.”

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April 28, the day we remember those we have lost, and May 1, the day we commemorate the fight for the 8 hour work day, will kick off a month of national conversations in which people “Imagine No Workers.”

Each year, thousands of workers are killed and millions more are injured or diseased because of their jobs. The unions of the AFL-CIO and people in hundreds of communities will remember these workers this Thursday, April 28, Workers Memorial Day.   This Sunday, workers around the world will celebrate May Day, the international workers’ holiday that began in the United States and commemorates the struggle for the 8 hour day.  

Beginning this week, and throughout the month of May, TWU members will wear “Imagine No Workers” buttons to work.  We will ask members of the public (the people who rely on our services every day), politicians and our bosses to think about what it would be like if our members were not there.  It’s a way to get people to be really aware of what the attacks on collective bargaining and the mass layoffs really mean.  

In March, this was really brought home when the workers in those nuclear power plants in Japan had to leave—there was nobody there to prevent a catastrophe. The same thing is true when they start laying off teachers or transit workers or firefighters or rail or airline workers.  How does that dishwasher get to work if there is no transit worker to drive the bus to get them there?  How do people fly safely when their planes are repaired offshore or by non-union workers in unlicensed facilities?  How do people travel safely on Amtrak when there aren’t qualified people to repair the tracks? It’s a scary thought. Without us, not a single wheel could turn.

During the entire month of May, we will ask people to try to imagine what life would be like without the workers they rely on every day.