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L.A. City Council Backs Union Contract for Fresno Farmworkers
Business  (tags: corporate, business, Gerawan, farming, LA City Council, union rights, money )

Nancy
- 8 hours ago - latimes.com
The best moment of the day was seeing the workers' faces when council members unanimously passed a resolution urging Gerawan to refrain from violating the law and implement its workers' union contract.
California Company Imported Indian Workers, Paid Them $1.21 An Hour
Business  (tags: business, money, greed, exploitation, California, Electronics for Imaging, shameful )

Robert
- 22 hours ago - latimes.com
Eight workers from India were paid as little as $1.21 an hour by a tech company in Fremont, Calif., over several months in late 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, as reported by the Associated Press.
UN Study Shows Serious Losses for Malaysia After TPPA
Business  (tags: Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, TPPA, Malaysia, economy, business, government, politics, debt )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - hornbillunleashed.wordpress.com
If Malaysia joins the TPPA, its exports will increase to the other TPPA countries, but its imports from them will increase by even more, and thus the country will have a net loss in its trade balance.
She's America's Youngest Female Billionaire - and a Dropout
Business  (tags: americans, business, consumers, medical, blood tests, inovation, GoodNews, humans, society, usa, world )

Frank
- 6 days ago - money.cnn.com
America's youngest self-made female billionaire is 30 years old and a college dropout. The company she founded has the potential to change health care for millions of Americans.
Hate Group Is Harassing the Signers of Care2 Petition
Business  (tags: Facebook, harassment, cyber bullying, bullying, attack, animals, rescue, hate group, abuse, americans, business, consumers, corporate, corruption, cover-up, debt, dishonesty, economy, energy, Entrepreneurs, environment, ethics, farming, finance, foreclosu )

Cindy
- 6 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
People are contacting me they're being harassed by the hate group for signing the petition...please report to Facebook and to Care2...please continue to contact me if you are being harassed by the hate group.
The Waltons Are Robbing America. Workers Are Fighting Back
Business  (tags: business, americans, dishonesty, corporate, humans, marketing, money, lies, labor, law, wal-mart )

Susan
- 7 days ago - blackfridayprotests.org
I support Walmart workers' calls for $15/hr and access to full time hours. If you fail to respond by Black Friday, (November 28th) the biggest shopping day of the year, we will hold massive protests nationwide.
Self-Organised European Citizens' Initiative Against TTIP & CETA
Business  (tags: trades, business, environment, ethics, government, health, humans, interesting, news, protection, safety, society, world, corporate, employment, social, environmental, privacy )

Sara
- 7 days ago - action.sumofus.org
We want to prevent lowering of standards concerning employment, social, environmental, privacy and consumers and the deregulation of public services (such as water) and cultural assets from being deregulated in non-transparent negotiations.
Exclusive Look Behind the Scenes at a McDonald's Food Plant
Business  (tags: business, ethics, sustainabledevelopment, news, goodnews )

Susan
- 10 days ago - gma.yahoo.com
McDonald's announced today it's taking a dramatic step to bring more transparency to how its food is made by launching a new campaign to highlight customer concern IS IT AS BAD AS WE THINK???
Bacon Is the New Veal: Why the Cruelty in the Pork Industry Must Be Stopped
Business  (tags: animals, pig farms, pork industry, cruelty, ethics, money, business, consumers, ethics, cover-up, humans, law, society, news, government, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 11 days ago - alternet.org
Pigs are curious, active animals. When they are immobilized in these tiny cages and robbed of any mental stimulation, they go insane, often biting the metal bars with such desperation that their mouths fill with blood. They rock back and forth for hours.
EBay: It's Time to Say "Bye Now" to ALEC ACTION
Business  (tags: EBay, ALEC, American Legislative Exchange Committee, stand your ground laws, pay to play, ethics, business, corporate )

Nancy
- 12 days ago - act.standuptoalec.org
This week eBay told reporters it had no plans to end its ALEC membership and would continue its cozy relationship with a group that allows our democracy to be sold to the highest bidder - like any other item on eBay's online auction site.
Big Win! Monsanto Reports $156 Million Loss in Q4 as Farmers Abandon GM Crops
Business  (tags: business, corporate, farming, GoodNews, investments, money, technology, world )

Kathy
- 12 days ago - naturalsociety.com
For the quarter ended Aug. 31, Monsanto reported a loss of $156 million, or 31 cents per share, compared with a loss of $249 million, or 47 cents per share, in the same period last year
Wall Street's Whipsaw Week Shows Global Economy's Flaws
Business  (tags: world, usa, society, politics, money, investments, economy, business, corporate, Wall Street, Whipsaw Week, Global, Economy, markets, growth )

Darren
- 13 days ago - nytimes.com
With markets priced for expectations of a steadily improving global economy, troubling signs that growth may have stalled.
10 Habits of Successful Introverts
Business  (tags: business, people, habits, success, money, introverts )

Robert
- 15 days ago - msn.com
What do Barack Obama, J.K. Rowling, and Audrey Hepburn all have in common? They are considered to be people with introverted personality types, often perceived as shy or socially awkward, but really full of extraordinary talent and abilities.
Acquisition of Africa's SeedCo By Monsanto, Groupe Limagrain: Neo-Colonial Occupation of Africa's Seed Systems
Business  (tags: Monsanto, seed companies, Limagrain, Africa, Sustainable Development, threatened, agriculture, business, environment )

Evelyn
- 15 days ago - afsafrica.org
The encroachment of the international seed industry, which focuses almost exclusively on genetically uniform varieties, takes us further away from a vision of local crop R&D and closer to neo-colonialism of Africa's food systems.
World Intellectual Property Organization Fires Staff Union President ACTION
Business  (tags: World Intellectual Property Organization, corporate, whistle blower, unions, labor, business )

Nancy
- 16 days ago - labourstartcampaigns.net
As a UN agency, you'd expect WIPO to lead by example in respecting workers' rights. Instead, WIPO's boss has chosen to sack the staff union's president, who was seen to be a troublemaker.
 

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