Hey guys, I am excited, and I just had to share... Our cause/issue is the 23rd fastest growing group on Meetup.com!!! Since we started on Thursday, you all have signed up for meetups in 68 cities!
If any of you have not signed up yet, please make sure that you do! We need to keep the group at in the fastest growing meetups lists and bump it up even higher! Remember, Meetup.com hosts hundreds of groups, so make sure that you sign up for the Rescue American Jobs meetup on August 28th. http://RescueAmerJobs.meetup.com
Let's not be armchair activists! Let's take our cause to the streets!
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posted 16 years ago
Protest URL: http://www.hireamericancitizens.org/protphotos02.html Please visit the site above to make secure contributions via PayPal. Permission has been secured from the performer to use the song 'Nowhere To Go / Workin' Man' by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. It's a great grassroots expression of the despair of the unemployed. '... I am broke but not broken ...'. A home for the picket signs can be found at http://ReliableAnswers.com/jobs/dl.asp The PDF files allow printing from Adobe Reader to poster size, 22x28", spread over letter sized paper. You need to go to Properties/Page Layout/Poster and select 'Specify'. Select 3x3, portrait or landscape, close up requesters and print. Saller plastic signs, 18x24, are in the works and some will be available to groups in other cities if asked for. A couple more cities are planning protests! Take the step and start your own city. To set up a protest, say at an empty textile mill, you need to: 1. select shady site 2. check with police about possible permit 3. have your city added to www.HireAmericanCitizens.org 4. start a group to make posters 5. make you phone number available for questions 6. have a spokesperson ready to handle press 7. arrange for photos 8. Make picket signs 9. Inform local press 10. Inform local union to notify (former) members.
Just so I can understand it, this target was choosen just because one of their employees was unstable enough to kill himself when his job was sent overseas? While I feel bad that it happened, this seems inappropriate. Why not protest at companies which have sent more jobs overseas? They seem like better targets. If this is about the death caused by on the job stress, then why not target one of those other places where employees go insane and kill co-workers; they tend to have a higher death count, and it would seem that effots there would yield more lives saved. I think this person just has an axe to grind (which is fine, we all do), but is capitalizing on someone's suicide to promote his agenda (I consider this of dubious morality). --Mark
Mark, I worked in Charlotte NC for a time on a contract with First Data, a real sweatshop. BoA (what was Nationsbank) had a poor reputation as a place to work also (they were largely based in Charlotte). First Data deserved a protest and a boycott for the way they treated their workers and contractors. When I'd been there about 2 months (on a 6 month contract) they up and dumped every contractor in the place for 'cause'(save one, who had not been provided with equipment). They didn't even pay out the day, much less give any notice. The day after I left I got a call from a very shaken contractor (the single survivor). He was at a crime scene in the FD parking lot. Murder-suicide. One employer had killed another then eaten the revolver himself. Some companies treat their people like crap. FD was one. I wouldn't be surprised if BoA is another. So why not protest their butts off?
posted 16 years ago
Originally posted by Alfred Neumann:
Some companies treat their people like crap. FD was one. I wouldn't be surprised if BoA is another. So why not protest their butts off?
Some policitians are bad. I wouldn't be surprised if (insert name of your representative here), so let's go protest him. Do you see the flaw in that logic? If there is cause, then so be it. So far the only cause I've heard is someone killed himself. Maybe it was from pressure, maybe he was unstable.* I don't know. I want to hear about what BofA has done which is so horrible?
*Yeah, I read the stories about what a nice guy he was. I also remember reading when an MIT freshmen drank himself to death, his grandma being quoted as "our Scotty doesn't drink." Bullshit, he joined the biggest party frat on campus. It's not clear to me that BofA caused his death, only that it may have catalyzed it. --Mark
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