Only a half shield (protecting drivers), said Van Gerwen, adding that the union has pushed for escape windows to allow drivers to get themselves away from dangerous situations and other safety measures. Somebody wants to get at the driver, they will. Anecdotal evidence that a lot of our members are seeing more and more violence, not just to our members but to the public, added Ignacio.
“We are changing, we can do it, but it’s still a challenge.”‘Pig pens filled with humans’Exploitation of farm labor has a long, sobering history in the United States, running all the way back to slavery. In the 20th century, the US imported foreign labor from Mexico under the brutal “bracero,” or “strong arm,” program, that began after World War II and ran until the 1960s. And despite endless documentation as well as farm worker rebellions like the Delano Grape Strike in California in the late 1960s corruption and abuse remain entrenched.As early as 1940, the journalist Ernie Pyle bemoaned conditions in Immokalee, where he described “pig pens filled with humans.” Given decades of such reports, the US Congress strengthened protections with laws such as the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act of 1983 and the more recent Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of2015.But according to US prosecutors, farm labor exploitation, even more so than sex trafficking, is a persistent and largely invisible crime, hidden amid grungy labor camps and behind ominous “no trespassing” signs at field gates.
It Is Easy to Be DeadCharles Hamilton Sorley was nominated for an Olivier award, transferred to the West End and toured, and received a five star review in the Guardian. Neil McPherson’s script draws on Sorley’s letters and poems, and there is music from from composers of the period including George Butterworth and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Neil McPherson’s script draws on Sorley’s letters and poems, and there is music from from composers of the period including George Butterworth and Ralph Vaughan Williams.
We told that 99% of our cops are good cops, and I dearly hope that true. I like to know how many of the cops in Minneapolis and St. Paul have been found to use excessive force over the past five years. Another issue lies in the process the United Way uses to collect its billions every year. According to yearly reports, 57% of its donations come through payroll withholding and another 20% from corporate donations. So, 77% of all donations received by the United Way are actually taken out of paychecks and given in large amounts by corporations.