Monthly Archives: February 2016

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Gawker employees bargain first union contract at a digital media company

“Gawker employees just bargained the first-ever union contract with a digital media company. The three-year contract is innovative– 3% a year raises, $50,000 minimum pay, some excellent health coverage provisions, unusual “editorial independence” clause, and the union didn’t ask for “just cause” provision on dismissals. My Story for the Guardian US” — Steven Greenhouse
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Center for Popular Democracy

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This famous real-life nerd just made a secret cameo on ‘The Big Bang Theory’

On the scale of things, this isn’t as bad as Bernanke leaving the Fed to work for the hedge fund, Citadel, but it speaks to the poor judgment of the puppet masters of the economy. In response, I will be launching a petition to get Janet Yellen on Broad City (Garol’s sister? Abbi’s Grandma?).

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Oscar Voters: 94% White, 76% Men, and an Average of 63 Years Old

This is from 2014 but still generally holds. This isn’t just about awards; these are the people who get to make the movies that go out to the entire world.

“I found that the best way to handle (filmmakers) was to hang medals all over them, If I got them cups and awards, they’d kill themselves to produce what I wanted. That’s why the Academy Award was created.” — Louis B. Mayer, co-founder MGM

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New York Communities for Change

Today working New Yorkers interrupted hedge fund billionaires from their plotting with a simple message: PAY YOUR FAIR SHARE

Why should the people making the most pay the least in taxes?

#HedgeClippers #PRDebtCrisis
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