The Way It Is, Like It Or Not...
The impression created by this chart is clear: Americans don’t get paid maternity leave.
What the United States doesn’t have is government-mandated maternity leave minimums, meaning if you may get pregnant at some point, you should take into consideration where you’re working and what’s available before you do so. Plenty of companies offer maternity leave, however, so the idea that you get ZERO in the US because the government doesn’t mandate it is so stupid it barely warrants a response.
Think Progress should be embarrassed for pushing out such an incredibly disingenuous piece of crap as an infographic.
"On Thursday, the California Supreme Court upheld two state laws allowing labor unions to picket on privately owned property."
~ Translation: “On Thursday, the Court essentially said ‘fuck you’ to property owners and the right for them to be secure in their property and possessions in favor of allowing their buddies who paid for their political pals to be elected to do what they want on property they don’t own.”
Translation: “On Thursday, the Court essentially said ‘fuck you’ to property owners and the right for them to be secure in their property and possessions in favor of allowing their buddies who paid for their political pals to be elected to do what they want on property they don’t own.”
Utility crews from several states East of the Mississippi River hit the road this week to volunteer their time and talents in Northeastern states hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. But crews from Alabama got the shock of their lives when other workers in a coastal New Jersey town told them they couldn’t lend a hand without a union card.
Derrick Moore, who works for Decatur Utilities in Decatur, Ala., told WAFF-TV in Huntsville that crews in Seaside Heights, N.J. turned him and his crewmates away, saying they couldn’t do any work there because they’re not union employees.
As a result, crews from Decatur and Huntsville left the Jersey shore and headed to Long Island to pitch in."
~ I’m sure all the people struggling to get back on their feet appreciate your union mafia bullshit, guys. Good job.
I’m sure all the people struggling to get back on their feet appreciate your union mafia bullshit, guys. Good job.
"I wandered down to the New York Times building in Manhattan this afternoon to watch the walkout, and I spoke to a union representative. I asked him whether he was concerned by the gap between the Times’s treatment of its unionized staff, and the pro-union rhetoric of the paper’s editorial board. He told me, “We have a problem with that. We’ve realized that what we’ve said in the New York Times editorial pages is not what is being followed…they fly in the face of their own editorial board … it’s just money”:"
"We await the Change.org petitions, traveling monologues by morbidly obese liars, other assorted bullshit/faux outrage with bated breath."