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VIAW Newswire 07.17.13

Posted on 05 September 2013 by admin

BAER AND KASTEN: Perea’s bill closes workers’ comp loophole
As longtime and storied rivals on the field, the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers do not often see eye-to-eye. But one thing on which the clubs absolutely agree is that, when our players are injured on the field, they should receive access to the best medical care and benefits available – including, if they choose, workers’ compensation benefits in the state of California.

Kids These Days: Unions, Workers’ Rights and the “Now” Generation
You’ve probably heard it from a colleague, or maybe from a friend or family member:
“Kids these days… they’re just too ambivalent to care about labor unions or workers’ rights.”

But as it turns out, that’s just not true. Young people are actually big fans of unions. Fully 61% of young people view labor unions favorably – and that’s more than 10 points higher than the national average, according to a new Pew poll. In fact, young people are the only age group that views unions more favorably than they view corporations. 
But despite the overwhelming support young people have for unions, they’re far less likely to belong to one.

How The Restaurant Industry Leaves Working Mothers Behind
It’s hard to be a working mother in virtually every industry. But moms employed by restaurants are given particularly few tools to help them juggle work and family, according to a new report out Tuesday from the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United).
Restaurant Industry Shortchanges Working Mothers: Child Care and the Third Shift
According to a new report “The Third Shift: Child Care Needs and Access for Working Mothers in Restaurants,” released today by Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, 9to5 and others, female restaurant workers pay penalties for both gender and motherhood. Despite representing one of the largest segments of the U.S. economy and experiencing one of the largest growth rates, the restaurant industry continues to exploit its workers — particularly women, including mothers. Key findings in the report concluded that working mothers lack access to affordable child care, career mobility and a living wage with benefits.

Gather Emergency Supplies
If disaster strikes your community, you might not have access to food, water, or electricity for some time. By taking time now to prepare emergency water supplies, food supplies and disaster supplies kit, you can provide for your entire family.

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