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When they turn off our water..

Written by Lydia Wylie-Kellermann for the Detroit Peace Community’s Stations of the Cross. This week the City of Detroit has resumed shut offs to 30,000 homes. 148 more words

Watershed Discipleship

fuzzytek reblogged this on Fuzzytek and commented:

Detroit-Shutoff-posters-FINAL-8-183-1000-940x608Just a reminder to those who don't quite understand interconnective community. As the problems regarding sanitation with infectious conditions are boarding the buses across metropolitan Detroit --- all communities across the metropolitan area will be impacted. There are no general provisions for paid sick days at this time (legislation is pending in Michigan House [House Bill 4167], meeting resistance as well). We also don't have freely available public bathhouses around Detroit where sanitary needs can be handled by those mobile enough to do so. Water shutoffs are happening to houses with the infirm, diseased, and elderly. Mothers with newborns may not have water at their home to care for their infant and self. People returning from surgeries need to keep wounds clean, but may not have water. These concerns and so many more need to be considered when shutting off water to the poor. It is a violent attack on life which anyone in elected office should be ashamed of committing. In truth it is a violation of their oath to protect the public.

Gold watch? Fountain pen? For 25th anniversary, AT&T guts MN workers' sick leave

Members of Local 7250 of the Communications Workers of America called a grievance strike yesterday. About 200 workers picketed outside AT&T’s offices downtown Minneapolis in support of their longest-tenured co-workers, who have seen requests for sick pay denied by the company. 505 more words


Victory: Philadelphia’s Earned Paid Sick Days in Effect Today

Philadelphia’s earned paid sick leave ordinance goes into effect today. That means that if you work more than 40 hours per year in the city of Philadelphia, you qualify to earn paid or unpaid sick time to care for yourself or a family member. 384 more words

Why Americans just won't take time off

One editor at a weekly magazine admits that he skimps on vacation. In more than two decades, he says he has only used all of his annual vacation days twice–the years his child was born and when he was promoting his book. 903 more words


At this rate, equal pay for women is 43 years away - but we don’t have to sit and wait

April 14 is Equal Pay Day, the day in 2015 the typical woman working full-time in the U.S. catches up to what her male counterpart made in 2014. 653 more words

Paid Sick Days