'Many workers lived in housing tied directly to employment, in what Pun Ngai, a professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, has called a “dormitory labor regime.”'
We see citizens in Chicago saying if raging global 1% Rahm Emanuel lands the AMAZON.COM global corporate campus Rahm will be MAYOR OF CHICAGO FOR LIFE. Of course this post was filled with OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE GLOBAL 1% FREEMASON AND GREEK HAND SIGNALS, HAND SHAKES and come from those 5% to the 1% players thinking they will benefit from this coming BROTHERHOOD MOVING FORWARD. They won't ---they will be under the bus while 99% of Americans---black, white, and brown citizens AND 99% of global labor pool immigrants will be those CHINESE FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONE slave labor living in dormitory regimes receiving $3-6 a day handed right back to the global corporate campus plantation.
DACA not only sent billions of dollars to build PRE-K-CAREER CORPORATE SCHOOLS----they expanded the vocational K-career to include our once strong community colleges to be job training certificates as DEGREES-----AND yes, our Latino and all global labor pool immigrant workers brought to US Foreign Economic Zones will only find a pathway to that lower-tier of job training assuring a slave wage.
THAT WAS DACA---IT WAS INSTALLED BY OBAMA AND CLINTON NEO-LIBERALS AND IT'S GOAL IS TO BRING THE SAME ENSLAVING POLICIES TO US AS EXIST IN DEVELOPING NATION FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES.
Our 99% of immigrant citizens trying to come to US to work or already here need to know-----we need 99% of immigrant citizens working with WE THE PEOPLE THE US 99% TO STOP MOVING FORWARD GLOBAL CORPORATE CAMPUS RULE FOR ONLY THE GLOBAL 1%----
'Trump is joining an emerging war between old-style economic institutions, rooted in brick-and-mortar and nation-state loyalism, vs. new-style digital institutions that span the globe and empower producers and consumers directly'.
'Certainly Trump’s constituents feel themselves to be left behind by the progress of the 21st century, and, in this respect, they have blamed the wrong forces. It is not free markets but rigged labor markets and bad policy at the top that have driven down their economic prospects'.
Global 1% and national media have with MOVING FORWARD used a baffoon in Trump as PROTECTOR OF OLD SCHOOL AMERICA and paints the MOVING FORWARD ONE WORLD ONE GLOBAL ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY GRID as the NEW SCHOOL democratizing economics for all global 99%. Below we see Trump making all the right policy talking points----brought to WE THE PEOPLE THE 99% by that very far-right wing, authoritarian, militaristic extreme wealth extreme poverty Libertarian ----TRUMP. So, all US citizens wanting OLD SCHOOL US LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC US CONSTITUTION are supposed to JUMP TO TRUMP----while all new global labor pool 99% being brought to work enslaved in a BEZOS---AMAZON.COM global corporate campus as happens globally should listen to JEFFREY TUCKER ---FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION-----
OH, REALLY?????? How about was know Trump is a global 1% poser and not a real right wing conservative Republican and have both right wing 99% voters join the left wing 99% voters to GET RID OF ALL GLOBAL WALL STREET 1% POLS AND 5% PLAYERS.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Economics Trump Digital Development Protectionism
Trump’s War on Amazon.com Explained
The brutal and baseless attack is a struggle between the old and new worlds
by Jeffrey A. Tucker
On February 2016, Donald Trump began a public relations war against one of America’s most successful companies. He directly threatened Amazon.com and its founder Jeff Bezos with political reprisal should he become president.
Why? It seems like every consumer loves Amazon. What gives?
"I have respect for Jeff Bezos, but he bought The Washington Post to have political influence, and I gotta tell you, we have a different country than we used to have," Trump said. "He owns Amazon. He wants political influence so that Amazon will benefit from it. That's not right. And believe me, if I become president, oh, do they have problems. They're going to have such problems."
Problems? This is pretty dark. What kind of problems? He didn’t say. Regardless, Bezos is right that this is “not an appropriate way for a presidential candidate to behave.”
This week, Trump filled in some detail. He thinks that Bezos bought the Washington Post to stop D.C. from taxing Amazon. “The politicians in Washington don't tax Amazon like they should be taxed,” he said. They have to be taxed because right now “they are getting away with murder taxwise.”
It’s not only taxes. He also thinks Amazon is too big, too controlling. “I would go after him for anti-trust because he has a huge anti-trust problem.”
A Brutal and Baseless Attack
These serious claims are all wrong on their face. Amazon customers once benefited from the lack of a sales tax when shipping out of state. But once Amazon established distribution centers in state after state, its goods are taxed like any other -- thus taking away a pricing advantage for customers. It is fast service and variety that are driving Amazon to new heights.
As for antitrust, it is hard to imagine what he is referring to. Not gouging. Not controlling (anyone can list on Amazon’s platform). Not even market share, since producers see its marketplace as an alternative venue to their own main sites. In fact, the old antitrust laws don’t seem to have any application in the complex, multilayered, ineffable world that digital commerce has become.
And by the way, if Bezos did buy the Post in order to editorialize against higher taxes on internet commerce, that would be absolutely fine, even praiseworthy. It certainly shouldn’t be condemned. The Post has historically served as a mouthpiece for state growth. That has noticeably changed since Bezos took charge, and the results have been a blessed relief.
For his part, Trump says he is burned up at Bezos, the Post, and Amazon, because journalists have been digging around for dirt on him. Threatening journalists would be bad enough. This is straight out of the 1790s when the Alien and Sedition Acts led to the arrest of editors who criticized President John Adams. Such attacks on free speech nearly smashed the union. Certainly it led to the triumph of Thomas Jefferson in the upset election of 1800.
The Old World Washed Away
But what if there is more going on here than a bully politician intimidating newspapers and enemy businessmen? The struggle here is bigger and more historically significant. It’s not just about ideology; it’s a battle of economic interests.
Trump is joining an emerging war between old-style economic institutions, rooted in brick-and-mortar and nation-state loyalism, vs. new-style digital institutions that span the globe and empower producers and consumers directly.
The world has changed dramatically in the last 10 years, a change as significant as the move from feudalism to capitalism, from agriculture to industry, from rural life to city life. The digital revolution has fundamentally shifted the way we live, the way we communicate, the way we produce and consume. It has brought capital and power to the people. It has flattened old hierarchies. It has enabled an end-run around government bureaucracies and old-world institutions of mandated mediation between individuals.
The change has been revolutionary. It has affected transportation, retail, entrepreneurship, friendship, the hospitality industry, intellectual property, and even choices over education, healthcare, and geographic location. In so many ways, the advent of digital innovation is in the process of sweeping away major swaths of the old world.
And it’s just begun. Once technology is invented, it cannot be uninvented. Regulations can slow down its progress but cannot stop it. There’s so much more coming. 3-D printing puts the power of production in every home. Communication in all forms is free. Blockchain monetary technology has seen the proof of concept: it can exist outside the nation state. Space travel can be private. Law and contract can exist as scripts on distributed networks. Cars can drive themselves. Language differences are themselves becoming obsolete.
In this emergent world, borders do not matter. Weight and space do not matter as they once did. Old categories of class, race, religion, and even formal certification and education are ever less significant. Exchanges are taking place peer to peer, value for value. Anyone can work for anyone or hire anyone, based not on some “art” but rather based on market signalling.
Amazon has been a powerful tool in ushering in this new model. It has revolutionized the way we buy and sell things. Just now I faced a choice in buying shoes: drive to a store or click them for tomorrow delivery. I did the latter. Three-hundred million other account holders have done the same. This is why the platform moves $100 billion in product, employs 250K people, and the company is growing 20% per year.
So, yes, that is disruptive. Amazon is the creative part of Schumpeter’s process. The destructive part is that many people in the old economy are very upset.
The Empire Strikes Back
It would be remarkable if the displaced elites did not organize politically. There’s no question, for example, that the hotel industry has funded the anti-AirBnB campaign.
And it would be amazing too if some one leader didn’t emerge to represent their interests. Just as the landed caste resisted the onset of capitalism, and the entrenched economic relationships of an agricultural economy resists industrialization, so too are the barons of the analog age pushing back against the rise of digits.
Consider that Trump is the consummate physical-world capitalist. He builds towers, casinos, hotels, country clubs, all rooted in real estate, and all with a gawdy 1980s-style aesthetic. With that comes “the art of the deal.” The deals are done on golf courses, in “old boys” clubs, through personal networks. It’s about meeting in board rooms with mayors and city planners and trading favors. He hires contractors to dig and build and rent. He puts his name on large structures and they reach to the skies to proclaim his personal glories.
But what if technology makes it possible for people to work from home? Offices shrink. Revenues decline. Real-estate value falls. What happens if fancy hotels are losing marketshare to AirBnB? Hundred-million-dollar properties fall into bankruptcy. What happens when consumers can buy direct from China? Trade negotiators and entrenched establishments lose power.
And what happens when the essential value that is being traded is not physical but intellectual and people can trade all over the world? That alone blows up the world that Donald Trump romances about.
Think of it. When have you ever heard Donald Trump celebrate the new world of the app economy? He uses Twitter for his purposes. But when has he identified the tech sector as an important source of economic growth? He speaks not of innovation but of greatness. He is attached not to entrepreneurs as such but existing elites in the legacy sectors of the American industrialism of decades ago.
The central campaign symbol that Trump has chosen is The Wall, the ultimate brick-and-mortar construction project. It will require contractors, buy-outs, eminent domain, the art of the deal, all in an effort to shore up the value of the real estate holdings of the nation state.
Think of his remarkable demonization of Apple, another ornament of the new digital age. He has demanded that the company degrade its operating system to allow government surveillance. He has called for a consumer boycott (fat chance of that!). This company has enabled billions of people all over the world to produce and “break smart” rather than languish with the tools around them.
The immigration issue figures into this as well. When I last visited Google in Silicon Valley and Uber in San Francisco, it was readily apparent that one of the great assets these companies have is the H1B visa, without which they would lose some of their mightiest minds. Of course Trump has thoroughly denounced this visa status: “I will end forever the use of the H-1B as a cheap labor program, and institute an absolute requirement to hire American workers for every visa and immigration program. No exceptions.”
Method to the Madness
What if Trump represents more than just an ideology? Of course, he is in politics and therefore represents some economic interest. If you consider the consistency of his attacks on the digital realm, and his attachment to old-model, physical-world property, we find a new rationale for why it is that he is as passionate as he is.
Certainly Trump’s constituents feel themselves to be left behind by the progress of the 21st century, and, in this respect, they have blamed the wrong forces. It is not free markets but rigged labor markets and bad policy at the top that have driven down their economic prospects.
As an exponent of protectionism, cronyism, surveillance, censorship, and migration restrictions, Trump has emerged as a consistent defender of a world gone by. With the power of the presidency behind him, he can’t turn back the clock but he could manage to slow the progress.
In this respect, is he worse than Hillary who has directly attacked the “gig economy” in a way that Trump has yet to do? It’s hard to say; she depends on old-world unions for political support. However, her targeted demographic is young and more technologically sophisticated. That alone might curb her desire to roll back digital progress. And yet she has never been in business and does not understand its complex dynamics.
Trump represents an old corporate guard that is increasingly furious about the revolutionary changes taking place in a digital-data driven age that points to a world without borders and without entrenched elites.
When you think about the underlying dynamic here, it gives new meaning to the campaign’s slogan, “Make America Great Again.” Make: government will act. America: the nation state and its borders, not the individual, are of highest value. Great: as in big buildings, symbols of power, and ostentatious mountains of brick and mortar. Again: an age gone by that, thankfully, will never return, no matter how many powerful people try to make it happen.
Jeffrey A. Tucker
Jeffrey Tucker is Director of Content for the Foundation for Economic Education. He is also Chief Liberty Officer and founder of Liberty.me, Distinguished Honorary Member of Mises Brazil, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy adviser of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an advisor to the blockchain application builder Factom, and author of five books. He has written 150 introductions to books and many thousands of articles appearing in the scholarly and popular press.
Our US 99% of black, white, and brown citizens have a hard time knowing GOOD COP BAD COP global 1% players in CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA NOW TRUMP but it is especially hard for our new 99% of immigrant citizens being brought by global corporate campuses like AMAZON.COM----UNDERARMOUR---JOHNS HOPKINS----the jobs in US Foreign Economic Zones will be operating just as they do in Asian Foreign Economic Zones----
Boy, I hope our US city gets an AMAZON.COM global corporate campus say those 5% Freemasons and Greeks-----how about taking the one already built in BALTIMORE----Amazon came right away because of the capture of our Baltimore City pols and global Wall Street Baltimore Development 'labor and justice' organization players! Yes, lots of global labor pool and yes they will be enslaved as overseas while WE THE PEOPLE THE US 99% will be left unemployed or forced to work for $3-6 a day.
'Uber Technologies Inc. said in a statement on Twitter that the people affected "deserve the chance to pursue the American dream."'
Every one of these global technology corporations are the ones advancing unemployment for all with robotic and artificial intelligence-----ending brick and mortar under the guise of making a democratic consumer pool ----when in fact MOVING FORWARD is an economy only for those global 1% and their 2%. DREAMERS are the future of these global technology corporations BECAUSE they will indeed by those paid a third world wage---live in a third world impoverishment---and be abandoned in several decades as MOVING FORWARD heads to SUPER-DUPER REALLY BIG DEAD HEAD economics for only the global 1%.
Indeed, these are the very global corporate campuses having received that DACA FUNDING to expand global job training and apprenticeship pre-K to career here in US----already operating in Asian Foreign Economic Zones. NO, TRUMP IS NOT TRYING TO SAVE OLD SCHOOL AMERICAN DREAM FOR 99% OF US CITIZENS CLIMBING INTO MIDDLE-CLASS----HE IS SIMPLY GOOD COP BAD COP ALT RIGHT ALT LEFT GLOBAL 1%.
CEOs Urge Trump to Keep 'Dreamers' Program for Immigrants
(Karenr | Dreamstime)Friday, 01 Sep 2017 09:15 AM
Hundreds of chief executives and business leaders in the U.S. have signed a letter urging President Donald Trump not to scrap a program known as “Dreamers” that prevents the deportation of young people brought to the country illegally.
The White House said this week that it was still reviewing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which was adopted when Barack Obama was in office. About 800,000 immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children have received renewable, two-year work permits under the program and are protected from deportation under its provisions.
“Dreamers are vital to the future of our companies and our economy,” Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook, Amazon.com Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos and other executives said in the letter, which was posted on a website late Thursday in the U.S. “With them, we grow and create jobs. They are part of why we will continue to have a global competitive advantage.”
The open letter, signed by more than 350 executives, signals how top executives in the U.S. are feeling bolder about confronting the president. Trump last month disbanded two business advisory councils after CEOs from Intel Corp. to Merck & Co. stepped down in protest of his handling of the riots in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Warren Buffett, as well as General Motors Co.’s Mary Barra, were among the executives who signed the letter, with many issuing separate statements on company websites and social media.
“We care deeply about the Dreamers who work at Microsoft and fully support them,” Microsoft Corp.’s Satya Nadella wrote in a message posted on LinkedIn. “There is no question in my mind that a priority must be to create more jobs and opportunity for every American citizen. On top of this, smart immigration can help our economic growth and global competitiveness.”
OH, REALLY????? IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ENSLAVING WAGES PAID IN FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES OVERSEAS? IS THAT THE COMPETITIVE EDGE?
Facebook Inc.’s Mark Zuckerberg said “these young people represent the future of our country and our economy,” adding in his Facebook posting that “we need a government that protects Dreamers.”
In a letter published on Microsoft’s website, Brad Smith, chief legal officer, said: "These changes would not only negatively impact thousands of hardworking people across the United States, but will be a step backwards for our entire nation."
Uber Technologies Inc. said in a statement on Twitter that the people affected "deserve the chance to pursue the American dream."
Trump is facing pressure to act after 10 states threatened a legal challenge if the program continued beyond Sept. 5. White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert told reporters on Thursday that the administration is still reviewing the policy and that no decision was ready to be announced. Vice President Mike Pence said Trump is giving the matter “careful consideration” before making a decision.
On the campaign trail, Trump declared the program unconstitutional, but he softened his view considerably after taking office. His administration has continued to follow the Obama policy, granting new permits to thousands of applicants since January.
“We’re gonna show great heart,” Trump said in a February news conference, calling participants in DACA “incredible kids.”
The demographic changes in US as MOVING FORWARD installs US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES mirrors those overseas in developing nations. We see here in America our 99% of women losing more and more equality even as global 1% PRETEND US women's rights are being protected. Placing women global 1% Wall Street pols out in front pushing policies that will have both US and immigrant women at the bottom of economic ladder. YES, HILLARY NASTY WOMEN are those 5% women working for only those global 1% and their 2% of women bringing 99% of US women and immigrant women to extreme poverty.
Here we see as well how INTERNATIONAL LABOR UNION design in developing nations mirrors DARK AGES---where those labor unions work for global 1% and their corporate government and not for labor members or the 99%. This is why we see in US our international labor union leaders pushing all the MOVING FORWARD ONE WORLD ONE LABOR UNION extreme poverty and enslavement economics for the global 1%----killing our strong US labor rights-----strong wages and middle-class -----pushing UNITED NATIONS ONE WORLD COMMONER CORE education ----UNITED NATIONS refugee health care for all third world preventative care only for 99% of US and immigrant citizens.
PLEASE DO NOT LOOK TO OUR US LABOR UNIONS OR LABOR ORGANIZATIONS TODAY FOR 99% OF CITIZENS----THEY ARE ALMOST ALL FILLED WITH THOSE 5% TO THE 1% MOVING FORWARD POLICIES OF EXTREME WEALTH.
This is why we see our INTERNATIONAL AFL-CIO/AFSCME Federal, state, and local public labor unions fighting for DACA-----not EDUCATING THAT DACA IS TRANS PACIFIC TRADE PACT-----while MOVING FORWARD Clinton neo-liberals morphing into far-right LIBERTARIAN MARXISTS.
YES, OUR US LABOR UNIONS AS WELL AS THOSE LABOR UNIONS TIED TO OUR 99% OF IMMIGRANTS COMING TO US ARE NOW WORKING FOR UNITED NATIONS ONE WORLD ONE LABOR UNION =====SO PLEASE DO NOT FOLLOW THESE ORGANIZATIONS FOR POLICIES GOOD FOR 99% OF US OR IMMIGRANT WORKERS.
We really need good people gaining leadership roles in our needed organized labor----keep our labor advocacy local especially for our 99% of global labor pool immigrant citizens!
'Over the past 50 years, more than half of the world’s countries have carved out pieces of their territories to hand over to foreign investors as SEZs. The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that more than 66 million people--most of them young migrant women—work in the world’s more than 3,000 SEZs'.
'Most of Cambodia’s labor force is represented by “yellow unions,” which are linked politically to the ruling party and effectively represent the government and employers, rather than workers'.
For some reason our 5% to the 1% leaders black, white and brown never educate all of the above---they simply play that same Trump/Clinton GOOD COP BAD COP-----the 14th amendment was stolen from the black 99% during CLINTON ERA----it was stolen during these few decades of ROBBER BARON FLEECING OF AMERICA in US cities where that 1% of black citizens were made rich now working to enslave 99% of black citizens----brown and white 99% as well. When we see ACTORISTS simply creating divisions between 99% black, white, and brown citizens we KNOW THEY ARE 5% PLAYERS.
Immigrants Are “Stealing Our 14th Amendment Rights” Says Black Activist
February 25 19:21 2017
The Fourteenth Amendment, written as a Reconstruction amendment after the Civil War, was intended to benefit recently freed slaves who were being denied their rights in the South.
The first sentence of the amendment states that “all persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof are citizens of the United States.”
However, Sen. Jacob Howard of Michigan, author of the citizenship clause, expressly said: “This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers.”
Open borders activists as well as legal scholars have disputed the intent of Howard’s comments, however.
Immigrants Are “Stealing Our 14th Amendment Rights” Says Black Activist
Still, African-American activists are becoming more vocal in describing how this interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment, which extends citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants, is hurting the African-American community.
In an interview with RT, activist Ted Hayes says illegal immigrants are stealing the birthright of African-Americans as extended by the Fourteenth Amendment.
“We can’t even go in neighborhoods that were once black for fear of being shot, beaten, what have you…”, said Hayes. Black people will be “eliminated” if we continue to extend citizenship to illegal immigrants, Hayes added.
When we KNOW MOVING FORWARD both drives unemployment for women as global labor pool men take ever-decreasing human capital jobs-----we know as well US CITIES DEEMED FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES will bring the same $3-6 a day global corporate campus enslavement for women -------ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE hurts 99% of WE THE PEOPLE but it will hit women the hardest.....that is why those global 2% of women are being pushed front and center in media and as politicians.
Our US public universities sadly were taken corporate beginning with CLINTON in 1990s ---but that corporatization was super-sized under OBAMA----so today we have GLOBAL HEDGE FUND IVY LEAGUE CORPORATIONS WITH OUR PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES TIED TO THOSE GLOBAL IVY LEAGUES.
This does not bode well for having ANY 99% POPULIST ACTIVISM coming from these campuses especially from executives filling corporate university positions. Our US public universities were those REAL left social progressive campuses with real populist student and academic leaders------TODAY this is not to where we go for our POPULIST LEADERS.
This entire platform for women policies comes right from global 1%------the idea of equal wages or rights for any group during MOVING FORWARD is an insult-----our 99% OF WOMEN BOTH US AND IMMIGRANT NEED TO BE REAL LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVE CAPITALISM LEADERS. That is the economic policy having brought women to being executives---to being middle-class----to being independent economically and intellectually.
WHO ARE BEING VOCATIONALLY TRACKED BY GLOBAL NEO-LIBERAL CORPORATE PRE-K - CAREER INTO THE LOWEST OF WAGES/JOB CATEGORIES? OUR WOMEN.
Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.
AAUW’s The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap succinctly addresses these issues by going beyond the widely reported 80 percent statistic. The report explains the pay gap in the United States; how it affects women of all ages, races, and education levels; and what you can do to close it. In 2016, for the fifth anniversary of The Simple Truth, we updated the report with information on disability status, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
National Women Law Center NWLC
The Center has worked for more than 40 years to protect and promote equality and opportunity for women and families. We champion policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential at every stage of their lives — at school, at work, at home, and in retirement. Our staff are committed advocates who take on the toughest challenges, especially for the most vulnerable women.
Making a Difference for WomenThe Center has an experienced, committed staff of about 60 who tackle the most important challenges facing women and their families. Through research, analysis, advocacy and public education, we win policy changes that improve the lives of women and families.
Because of the Center’s work, a woman in an office building or an Army tank has more protection against discrimination and more opportunity than ever before. A high school or college student has more chances to play sports and reap the benefits. And a family has better access to affordable health coverage.
Our 99% of global labor pool immigrants whether men or women must know when you come to US today ---those organizations that used to be REAL left social progressive are now controlled by far-right wing global Wall Street neo-liberals and for women that means those pesky HILLARY NASTY WOMEN.
This is why we have national media focused on these groups and their policy agenda while no education on MOVING FORWARD US CITIES DEEMED FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONE enslavement policies that will hit women harder than men----but hit all 99% black, white, and brown with FAR-RIGHT WING, AUTHORITARIAN, MILITARISTIC, EXTREME WEALTH EXTREME POVERTY LIBERTARIAN MARXISM.
We really need our 99% of women to WAKE UP-----global 1% are using our global 1% and their 2% and that 5% of women against WE THE PEOPLE THE 99% OF WOMEN and our US Equal protection equal opportunity enshrined in US Constitution and a century of Federal law and court precedence-----GO THERE for protecting women rights.
Women Deserve Equal Pay
For full-time, year-round workers, women are paid on average only 77 percent of what men are paid; for women of color, the gap is significantly wider. These wage gaps stubbornly remain despite the passage of the Equal Pay Act in 1963, the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, and a variety of other legislation prohibiting employment discrimination.
Women still are not receiving equal pay for equal work, let alone equal pay for work of equal value. This disparity not only affects women’s spending power, it penalizes their retirement security by creating gaps in Social Security and pensions.
Facts About Pay Equity
- According to the Shriver Report released in 2014, women’s average annual paychecks reflected only 77 cents for every $1.00 earned by men. Specifically for women of color, the gap is even wider: In comparison to a white, non-Hispanic man’s dollar, African American women earn only 64 cents and Latinas just 55 cents.
- Pay equity varies by location. In Washington, DC, women average 90 cents to every man’s dollar, partly due to transparency in government wages. Ironically, the “Equality State” is the worst, with women in Wyoming earning just 64 percent of what their male counterparts make.
- In 1963, when the Equal Pay Act was passed, full-time working women were paid 59 cents on average for every dollar paid to men. This means it took 44 years for the wage gap to close just 18 cents — a rate of less than half a penny a year. This narrowing of the gap has slowed substantially since the turn of the century.
- Women’s median pay was only equal in personal care and service work as of 2009. According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics study from 2009, construction was the industry closest to gender pay equity. Even men working in the 20 most common occupations for women earn more than women working in those same occupations.
- According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), if equal pay for women were instituted immediately, across the board, it would result in an annual $447.6 billion gain nationally for women and their families. Over fifteen years, a typical woman loses $499,101 due to pay inequity.
- When The WAGE Project looked exclusively at full-time workers, they estimated that women with a high school diploma lose as much as $700,000 over a lifetime of work, women with a college degree lose $1.2 million and professional school graduates may lose up to $2 million. Not only are these inequities enormously detrimental to women and their families, wage inequities follow women into their retirement years, reducing their Social Security benefits, pensions, savings and other financial resources.
- A study by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) examined how the wage gap affects college graduates. Wage disparities kick in shortly after college graduation, when women and men should, absent discrimination, be on a level playing field. One year after graduating college, women are paid on average only 82 percent of their male counterparts’ wages, and during the next 10 years, women’s wages fall even further behind, dropping to only 69 percent of men’s earnings ten years after college. According to the AAUW report, “even after researchers controlled for age, education, hours worked beyond full time, industry sector, marital status, and presence of children in the household, female managers still earned just 81 percent of what male managers did, leaving an unexplained 19 percent pay gap,” and later observed, “women continue to earn less than men do, even when they make the same choices.”
- Women still are segregated into “pink-collar” jobs that affect their wages, according to an AAUW report. Based on their analysis of Department of Education data, 40 percent of women work in historically female occupations like social work, teaching and nursing, but only five percent of men were employed in these fields as of 2013. Even women studying in STEM fields are relegated to the typing pool. Female science and business majors are twice as likely as men in the same fields to find jobs in clerical work. Men get into management instead.
- A far greater proportion of women cut back or interrupt time in the paid workforce to deal with family responsibilities. 15 years after graduating college, male business school graduates of the University of Chicago were making 75 percent more than female graduates–unless those women had no children and rarely took time off.
- Time out of the workforce can directly impact women’s earning potential. Often mothers returning to the workforce experience a ”motherhood penalty.” Employers are less likely to hire moms. If mothers are hired, they tend to be paid less than childless women, a pay cut worth more than their time outside the workforce. Fathers are not punished compared to other men.
- It is important to note that women’s choices regarding work are not made in a vacuum. Factors that impact women’s decisions include: workplace discrimination, either experienced or anticipated; a lack of women-friendly policies and resources in the workplace; persistent stereotypes that steer women and men toward different education, training and career paths; different societal expectations for wives compared to husbands and mothers compared to fathers; and myriad forms of sexism, both subtle and blatant.
With all the national media surrounding the last Trump ICE raid we ended hearing a percentage of immigrants far smaller than an Obama ICE raid actually were targeted. Watch as RED STATE FAKE right wing conservative Republicans which are the states promoting GATEWAY US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES and global factories with a goal of bringing a few billion global labor pool to these US ZONES.
Most US citizens understand that CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA are far-right wing extreme wealth so we know MOVING FORWARD will not have attacks on these immigrant workers or their children.
Now, does a Federal agency like ICE know the difference between real criminals and political citizens---as happens in our US cities and our 99% black citizens?
THAT IS WHERE IGNORING OUR US CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS----WHERE EQUAL PROTECTION TO PUBLIC JUSTICE LIES----THE 5% BLACK, WHITE, AND BROWN USE ILLEGAL ARRESTS AGAINST OPPONENTS.
All 99% citizens black, white, and brown need to be aware of how much these kinds of political targeting occurs in developing nations especially FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES and understand it will soar in US CITIES DEEMED FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES----it is not race-----it is extreme wealth keeping extreme poverty in place.
This is the statement that should concern all 99% of US citizens---
“It’s a military operation,” Trump said, attributing gang violence and illegal drug trade to undocumented immigrants'.
We understand the fear for all our US immigrant citizens when US Presidents pretend to be fighting immigration while promoting it-----but with ten million of undocumented immigrants in US today we see Trump rounded up very few for deportation.
'Trump was presumably referring to actions carried out by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) two weeks ago that rounded up 683 immigrants purportedly in the country illegally'.
Coming Soon: Massive Immigration Raids By ICE
Posted at 11:30 pm on September 7, 2017 by Susan Wright
That’s the title being used for the largest immigration raid of its kind in ICE history.
ICE acting director Thomas Homan said in July that the agency had gotten a green light to hire 10,000 new immigration agents, in an effort to allocate more personnel and resources to arrest immigrants being sheltered in so-called sanctuary cities.
An official told NBC News that while the raids later this month will primarily target those who have committed crimes, other undocumented immigrants may be swept up in the raids as “collateral.”
The raid begins on September 17 and is set for five days, targeting approximately 8,400 illegal immigrants.
While some are on high alert, because of the recent decision on DACA, officials say juveniles will not be targeted in the raids.
If this workplace and immigrant policy sounds just like US Foreign Economic Zones---it is -----so any global labor pool being brought to a US Foreign Economic Zone will be treated as though they were working in any of the below Asian nations---and so too will all 99% of WE THE PEOPLE black, white, and brown citizens-----
THESE ARE THE REAL LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVE ISSUES ON IMMIGRANT RIGHTS------THE STANCE IS ENFORCING OUR US FEDERAL RIGHTS AND US CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTIONS FOR ALL OUR US IMMIGRANTS!
'ASEAN Economic Community
Onechanh said Laos must conduct more training of its workforce as soon as possible in order to be competitive when the ASEAN Economic Community aimed at forging a single regional market takes off in 2015.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)—which aside from Laos comprises Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam-—plans to liberalize migration of workers as part of market reforms'.
Laos to Allow Tens of Thousands More Foreign Workers
Chinese workers repair a road leading to the special economic zone in the border zone of Boten in northern Laos's Luang Namtha province on March 11, 2011.
Laos needs to bring in 70,000 more foreign workers as the country grapples with a shortage of skilled labor in its emerging economy, according to Labor Minister Onechanh Thammavong.
The country has already recruited 20,000 foreign workers and the number needs to be more than tripled in the near future to keep pace with economic growth, she said.
Without a sufficiently trained domestic workforce, currently 90,000 foreign workers are required to meet the demands of businesses operating in the country, she told reporters in Vientiane this week.
Workers in Laos need more training to equip them with the skills needed to keep pace with competition from its Southeast Asian neighbors eying the formation of a single market in two years, Onechanh said.
Impoverished Laos has in recent years welcomed a flood of investments from neighboring China, Thailand, and Vietnam that have helped its economy reach a growth rate of 8 percent per year.
But critics say the foreign investments have not created as many jobs and opportunities for Laotians as they are supposed to, with companies bringing in thousands of workers from their home countries to help build development projects such as hydropower dams and mines.
Up to 30 percent foreign workers
According to the country’s labor laws, any company operating in Laos may employ unskilled foreign laborers to fill up to 10 percent of its workforce.
Another 20 percent may be foreign technical specialists, but at least 70 percent of its total workforce must be local hires.
But companies may receive special permission to hire more foreigners, and many of them do, while others bring in more workers illegally, reports say.
At the same time, thousands of Lao laborers flock across the border to work in Thailand.
Foreign investors say they prefer to bring their own workers to Laos because the locals they hire can be undisciplined or unreliable, with many failing to show up for work when rice-planting season begins as they tend to their own fields instead.
But others say poor government skills training programs are at fault for not allowing more Laotians to benefit from the new opportunities, and the local business community and the International Labour Organization, a U.N. watchdog, have warned that a skills shortage is holding back further growth in emerging sectors.
ASEAN Economic Community
Onechanh said Laos must conduct more training of its workforce as soon as possible in order to be competitive when the ASEAN Economic Community aimed at forging a single regional market takes off in 2015.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)—which aside from Laos comprises Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam-—plans to liberalize migration of workers as part of market reforms.
As part of efforts to boost its labor force skills, the Lao government in January introduced a new certification system for national technical vocation education and training.
But critics say programs aimed at honing skills of local workers so far have not been wide-ranging enough or targeted to the right fields, producing too few people in the needed areas.
Some businesses struggle to source even low-paying jobs in rubber plantation projects and the construction industry, the Vientiane Times newspaper reported last week.
On the other hand, sectors like business administration, banking, and finance have a surplus of local skilled labor, it said.
Last month a senior adviser to the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry told a business forum in Vientiane that the country was short of more than 31,000 workers in the garment, processing, tourism, steel, furniture, and construction industries and in some major companies.
The month before, two reports launched by the International Labour Organization and the Chamber of Commerce found that skills shortages are holding back rapid growth in industry and services, particularly in key emerging sectors such as mining, trade, hydropower, hotels and restaurants, telecommunications, IT, and garments, according to the commerce association.