Posts Tagged ‘Labor’

Bennett says Labor chief’s economic plan will turn Israel into Venezuela

Labor Party chief Amir Peretz hit back at the United Right’s Naftali Bennett for criticizing his newly unveiled economic plan as “extreme socialism” that would turn Israel into Venezuela. At a press conference Monday, Peretz vowed to push economic policies that would counter Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “piggish capitalism,” saying the Israeli leader’s moves had […]

Labor Market Slowing: Job Openings Drop To 4 Month Low As Hiring Slows Most In 2 Years

Just in case the last few payrolls reports weren’t sufficient to inform the general public that the US economy is slowing, moments ago we got the latest JOLTS which confirms that the US labor market is going through a rough patch, as the total number of job openings printed at 7.348 million, which while above […]

Report: Labor officials turn to ex-chair Gabbay to help oust leader Peretz

Amid fallout from the formation of the left-wing Democratic Camp party, senior members of the Labor party have reportedly appealed to former chairman Avi Gabbay for help in ousting new party leader Amir Peretz. According to an unsourced Ynet report Thursday, the unnamed senior officials believe Peretz “is endangering the continued existence of the party.” […]

Meretz chief decries Labor-Gesher merger, says his party only option on the left

Meretz head Nitzan Horowitz said Saturday that Labor Party leader Amir Peretz had repeated the mistakes of his predecessor, Avi Gabbay, when he merged with Orly Levy-Abekasis’s Gesher party, and that Peretz had wrecked the chances of forming a bloc of left-wing parties. Peretz on Thursday announced the alliance with Gesher, which failed to enter […]

US labor secretary resigns amid scrutiny over Epstein sex abuse plea deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — US Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Friday he is resigning following renewed scrutiny of his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Esptein, who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls. US President Donald Trump, with Acosta at his side, made the announcement as he left […]

Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta Resigns Amid Jeffrey Epstein Sex Trafficking Case

July 12, 2019 By S.M. Gibson U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta said on Friday he will resign his position amid fallout from the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking case. Speaking to reporters, Acosta made the announcement while standing outside of the White House while and next to President Donald Trump. Trump said that Acosta called […]

Fresh Demands for Labor Secretary Alex Acosta’s Resignation Mount After Jeffrey Epstein Arrested for Child Sex Trafficking Charges

The arrest of financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein on federal child sex trafficking charges elicited fresh demands for the resignation of Trump Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, who helped Epstein secure a “sweetheart plea deal” for previous allegations while serving as Miami’s top federal prosecutor over a decade ago. Following news […]

Did they arrest Jeffrey Epstein to put pressure on Trump? Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta is up to his eyeballs in alligators from the Pedogate swamp!

    Jeffrey Epstein Has Been Arrested For Sex Trafficking of Minors Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested for allegedly sex trafficking dozens of minors in New York and Florida between 2002 and 2005, according The Daily Beast. Epstein is reportedly due to appear in court on Monday, about 12 years after the 66 year old […]

Newly elected Labor chief says ‘demon’ of racism to end after elections

The newly elected leader of the ailing Labor Party, Amir Peretz, said Saturday in a meeting in the northern Arab city of Tamra that racism in Israel would end after September’s elections. “The demon of racism will be eliminated and will not be part of a democratic Israel after the upcoming elections,” Peretz said. “Today […]

Southern Utah company that used child labor from FLDS Church ordered to pay $1 million in back wages

SALT LAKE CITY — A southern Utah company that used child labor from the Fundamentalist LDS Church has been ordered by a federal judge to pay more than $1 million in back wages. In an order issued Tuesday night and obtained by FOX 13, U.S. District Court Judge Tena Campbell ordered Paragon […]

First Labor candidate defects to Ehud Barak’s new rival party

The Labor party suffered its first defection to past leader Ehud Barak on Sunday, days after the former prime minister announced the establishment of a new political party to compete in the September elections. Removing himself from the number 12 slot on Labor’s electoral slate, Yair (Yaya) Fink, former head of the community activist organization […]

Labor leadership hopefuls accuse each other of endangering party

Candidates for the leadership of the beleaguered Labor Party traded barbs on Saturday as they weighed allying with other center-left factions ahead of national elections in September. MK Itzik Shmuli, considered one of the frontrunners for the post, accused fellow leadership contender Amir Peretz of endangering Labor by placing preconditions on any potential tie-up. “The […]

An Intersectional Labor Movement Must Resist “Colorblind” Approaches To Organizing

We must explicitly reject “melting pot” approaches to class solidarity. “The ‘new labor energy’ must do more than acknowledge that intersectional struggles exist in order to radically confront intra-group conflicts.” At a forum sponsored by Boston Review, Sarita Gupta, Stephen Lerner and Joseph A. McCartin presented a paper titled, “Why the Labor Movement has Failed […]

Nestle Says Requirement to Report Use of Slave Labor Would Cost Consumers More Money

(Support Free Thought) – While the Free Thought Project often reports on the megacorp Nestle and their rampant abuse and exploitation of drinking water supplies across the nation, few are aware that the company has been found using slave labor. What’s more, as governments across the world attempt to crack down the use of slave labor by […]

Labor In Algeria’s Revolt

Yes, in general up till now it’s been the army that has picked Algeria’s presidents and designated the leaders of its institutions. There was a phase after independence, in which the authorities (“le pouvoir”) took charge of social problems. The army led a coup d’état in 1962 to take charge. But people didn’t push back […]

After worst result in Labor’s history, party members look to oust leader Gabbay

After the center-left Labor party was left in shock with its worst result ever in Israeli elections, party members on Wednesday morning directed the blame at leader Avi Gabbay, with some calling for his resignation and others suggesting a union with the Meretz party, which is further to the left. The party, which led Israel for […]

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his dirty deal with the Labor Party and Sam Dastyari

Prime Minister Scott Morrison worked in marketing for many years before he entered parliament in 2007 so it’s no surprise he comes across as a used car salesman when he announces new government spending, programs, and initiatives. But he has a history of stabbing Liberal Party competitors in the back on a regular basis with […]

2019 Sees The Return Of Labor Activism As Workers Strike Back

IMPLICATIONS OF GROWING LABOR MOVEMENT What does all of this labor activism mean and how could it develop in coming months and years? Steven Greenhouse in the American Prospect suggests that, while the increased activism and wins have been inspiring, it is still not clear that labor can maintain the momentum against stiff opposition from corporations and […]

Cybersecurity researchers find security flaws in Likud, Labor party Android apps

Researchers at Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. said Wednesday that they had found “serious security breaches” granting access to “highly sensitive personal information” in the Android phone apps of the Likud and Labor parties. “There has been much talk of impact attacks on social networks and we learn more and more about […]

LABOR Unions Can Take On International Fights — And Win

Fresh off a strike in Erie, PA, the United Electrical Workers are a model of the working-class internationalism that can build a more just world. fter nine days of picketing in below freezing temperatures, striking workers in Erie, Pennsylvania returned to work recently under a 90-day agreement. The 1,700 strong United Electrical, Radio, and Machine […]

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