Sink or Swim with Timepiece
Text of Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock, by T.S. Eliot imbedded in collaged painting on right, In The Room The Women Come and Go... and quotations from my union organizing days at SD&A, in of all places, The Wall Street Journal. Seems appropriate to post it at this time, when the financial world is crashing all around us. The auto industry wants a bail-out now, after the bankers responsible (along wih the housing industry) recieved a bail-out...! How about tax-incentives and hefty stimulous packages (periodically) for people who ride bicycles, walk, and take public transit everywhere? How about bailing out all forms of public transit by reinstating lost subsidies? Revamp our trains...do you realize how little this would cost, compared to the cost of bailing out and then allowing the auto industry to continue doing business as usual? The cost in dollars pales in comparison to costs engendered by global warming. The cost in terms of human suffering, the suffering of all life-forms is so mind-staggering, most humans are not up to the task. We no longer have a choice but to think about it, and feel it, and do all we can about it.
I remember well this beautiful and arcane looking mysterium...the women...whispering of michelangelo...and did he dare to eat a peach?
Posted by zhenne (guest) on Sun 25 Oct 2009 02:29:03 AM UTC
Article below entitled: "Longshore Union Looks Far From Docks for Members."
Posted by Guest on Sun 12 Oct 2008 10:55:07 PM UTC
Shirly Leung, The Wall Street Journal, CXL, NO 92 WF/PA, 5/12/99| show fullshow summary
Concerning a sweat-shop of 100 callers for charitable non-profits across the nation: Public TV and radio, AIDS foundations, art museums, orchestras, the new Berkeley Public Library, animal rights, anti-GMO, Planned Parenthood, zoos, etc. "...and 100...
Concerning a sweat-shop of 100 callers for charitable non-profits across the nation: Public TV and radio, AIDS foundations, art museums, orchestras, the new Berkeley Public Library, animal rights, anti-GMO, Planned Parenthood, zoos, etc. "...and 100 telephone fund-raisers at Stephen Dunn & Associates in Berkeley, a unit of New York-based Marketing Services Group, inc....Chandra Garsson, a telephone fund-raiser who has worked for the Berkeley company for three years, says it pays about $8 an hour, with a complex bonus system; few employees get medical insurance, sick pay, or paid vacations. She wants some of the same benefits the ILWU got for workers from Share Group: improved medical benefits, a progressive discipline system, and a $30-a-month transit subsidy. "I feel exploited," says Ms. Garsson, a sculptor and art teacher who suplements her income by putting in 18 to 24 hours a week of telemarketing. "I work really hard, and I do an excellent job...I would say on average I raise $800 to $1500 per night." A representative from Stephen Dunn and Associates refused to comment.
Posted by Guest on Sat 11 Oct 2008 06:53:27 PM UTC