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  • Italy could soon offer menstrual leave

    03/30/2017 5:44:06 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 37 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | March 29, 2017 | Hina Alam
    It’s that time of the month and all you want to do is stay in bed. If you are a woman employed in Italy, you might soon get to do that if you can prove you suffer from painful periods. The Italian parliament is considering a bill that would require employers grant women three days of paid leave every month, according to the Washington Post. To qualify for menstrual leave, the Post said, women would need a certificate from a medical specialist. The bill, which says that between 60 and 90 per cent of women suffer from painful periods, was...
  • Paul Ryan...Pack Your Bags-We Are Done With You!!

    11/09/2016 1:32:47 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    11/09/16
    Time for someone that will work with President Trump instead of Obama, Paul Ryan, Pack your bags. We are done with you!
  • Canada immigration website crashes amid strong Trump lead

    11/08/2016 8:36:43 PM PST · by Mr Radical · 21 replies
    RT ^ | 9 Nov, 2016 04:14 | Anon
    Canada’s official website providing information on immigration and citizenship has been experiencing repeated outages, presumably due to a surge in traffic as Donald Trump grabbed an early lead in the US presidential race.
  • People Leave Hillary Birthday Party While She’s Still Talking

    10/26/2016 1:05:52 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 106 replies
    Hillary Clinton October 26, 2016 Tampa Florida
  • UK Pound Sterling hits new 31-year low against the dollar

    07/06/2016 7:35:02 AM PDT · by Cronos · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5 July 2016 | Angela Monaghan
    The pound sank to a fresh 31-year low against the dollar on Wednesday amid growing signs that the shock Brexit vote is already damaging the UK economy. Sterling hit a low of $1.2796 at one point as investors lost confidence in Britain’s future outside the European Union and piled out of the UK currency. The last time the pound was lower was in June 1985, but it has still got a way to fall before hitting its all time low against the dollar of $1.0520, struck on 1 March 1985. Sterling has plunged almost 15% since a poll published on...
  • Triumph for 'Brexiteer' Nigel Farage, British scourge of the EU

    06/24/2016 7:15:58 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 63 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 24 Jun 2016 | Estelle Shirbon
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's vote to leave the European Union is a triumph for Nigel Farage, the abrasive anti-immigration politician who tapped into a deep well of popular anger that rivals failed to understand. On a night that seemed to start badly for the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), with the last opinion polls predicting defeat for the Leave camp in Thursday's referendum, Farage said at first it looked like Remain would win. But it ended with victory for him and on Friday morning he declared jubilantly that the vote for a British exit from the EU, or...
  • Brexit Results

    06/23/2016 4:30:41 PM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 191 replies
    Internet (Google) ^ | 6/23/2016 | Britain
    Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union? 1.3% Reporting Remain a member of the European Union 49.5% - 158,536 Leave the European Union 50.5% - 161,744
  • DAILY MAIL COMMENT: If you believe in Britain, vote Leave. Lies, greedy elites and a divided (tr)

    06/22/2016 4:53:58 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 36 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 22, 2016 | Daily Mail Comment
    DAILY MAIL COMMENT: If you believe in Britain, vote Leave. Lies, greedy elites and a divided, dying Europe - why we could have a great future outside a broken EU Throughout this long and often acrimonious referendum campaign, the most striking fact about the Remainers is that they have failed to articulate a single positive reason for staying in the EU. Instead, they have subjected voters to a barrage of scaremongering, with the aid of a once proudly independent Civil Service, pinning all their hopes on persuading the British people that the dangers of withdrawing from Brussels outweigh the many...
  • EU referendum: Leave lead at two

    06/20/2016 3:10:59 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 17 replies
    YouGov ^ | June 20, 2016 | YouGov
    Latest YouGov / The Times EU referendum voting intention: Remain 42%, Leave 44%, Don't know 9%.
  • Obama Calls for Paid ‘Paternity Leave’ in Address Celebrating Mother’s Day

    05/08/2016 6:33:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/8/16 | staff
    (CNSNews.com) - In a weekly address celebrating Mother’s Day, President Barack Obama on Saturday called for paid “paternity leave.” He also said: “let’s give mothers the respect they deserve.” “Giving flowers is always a good idea,” Obama said. “But I hope that on this Mother’s Day, we’ll recommit ourselves to doing more than that: Through deeds that match our words, let’s give mothers the respect they deserve, give all women the equality they deserve, and give all parents the support they need in their most important roles.”
  • San Francisco approves fully paid leave for new parents

    04/05/2016 5:54:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 5, 2016 8:02 PM EDT | Janie Har
    San Francisco became the first place in the country Tuesday to require businesses to provide fully paid leave for new parents in what was hailed as the latest move to address income inequality in the nation. The measure approved unanimously by the Board of Supervisors will give new mothers and fathers six weeks of fully paid time off, a rarity now offered to some government sector workers and some private employees, particularly those who work in the tech industry. […] The measure requires another formal vote by the board next week as well as approval by Mayor Ed Lee, who...
  • Spanish Civil Servant Takes Six Years Off Work. No-One Notices

    02/18/2016 11:04:14 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    The Local ^ | 12 Feb 2016
    A civil servant in southern Spain failed to turn up at the office for six years but no-one noticed and he still collected his salary each month, it has emerged. The long-term absenteeism of Joaquín García, an engineer employed by the municipal water company in Cádiz, was only discovered when he was considered for an award for performing 20 years of loyal service. The case emerged this week after a court ordered him to pay a fine of €27,000 for his prolonged absence, a figure that amounted to less than one year of his annual €37,000 salary, the maximum that...
  • “Get Out of the Water!”

    10/12/2015 12:31:55 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 3 replies
    What's Up With the Synod? ^ | 10/12/15 | Laurence England
    Laurence asks out loud, perhaps for the first time, though I bet not the last: Given that you all are clearly being used to further an anti-Christian agenda, perhaps it’s time to “consider shaking the dust off their feet and leaving the Synod Hall.” They’re not going to let you vote? Vote with your feet. Send a message that this bad pope and his cronies aren’t the whole Church, and that you will not be manipulated to oppose the Faith of Christ. Faithful Bishops, shepherds of Christ’s flock: LEAVE THE SYNOD! GET OUT OF THE WATER! GET OUT NOW! There’s...
  • Dick Morris: Trump is Right for Not Going Back to Fox

    09/23/2015 3:50:26 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 95 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 9-23-15 | Bill Hoffmann
    Donald Trump is making the right decision to no longer appear on the Fox News Channel because the cable network is pulling for his nemesis Jeb Bush, political analyst Dick Morris says. "Let me say one thing that hasn't been said before on TV but I'm going to say it. Fox News is in the tank for Bush," Morris said Wednesday to Dennis Michael Lynch, guest host of "The Steve Malzberg Show." "Roger Ailes, the head of Fox News, was [President George H.W.] Bush's main guy and main strategist. I first met Roger in 1988 when he and I worked...
  • Muslim group calls for Carson to leave race

    09/20/2015 10:34:03 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 109 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9-20-2015 | Robert King
    Neurosurgeon Ben Carson should withdraw from the presidential race for his comments that a Muslim shouldn't be president a prominent Muslim-American group said Sunday. "I think his remarks should be repudiated by everyone on the political spectrum and that he should withdraw," Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation's largest Islamic advocacy group, told the Washington Examiner on Sunday. Carson, who is third in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, spoke on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday and said that he wouldn't "advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation."
  • Woman Outraged After Showdown With Census Worker

    07/11/2015 7:39:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 07/10/15 | Jeff Paul
    An East Dallas woman is outraged after she claims one U.S. Census worker showed up at her door for a housing survey and would not take “no” for an answer. Sonia Platz said the worker went as far as to camp out in her yard as she waited for Platz to change her mind. “She’s ringing the bell, knocking on the door. And I’m like, ‘I don’t want to participate.’” Said Platz The East Dallas resident said it started with a series of three letters from the U.S. Census Bureau. A few days later after receiving the third later, a...
  • Family Leave Policies Are Supposed to Help Women. Instead, They Trap Them.

    06/03/2015 5:51:21 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    Reason ^ | 5-26-15 | Peter Suderman
    Mother’s Day this year, Hillary Clinton released a short video calling for the United States to adopt paid family leave policies. The U.S., she said, in support of her call, is "the only developed country" that doesn’t require employers to offer paid leave. Paid family leave requirements and other related benefits for working parents are indeed common around the rest of the world, and they are intended to make life friendlier for women who work and have families. But as The New York Times notes this morning, these policies come with trade-offs: Even as they make it easier for many...
  • After minimum wage boost, some DFLers turn to paid leave

    02/19/2015 5:50:55 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    kare 11 ^ | 2-18-15 | ap
    <p>ST. PAUL, Minn. - After a successful push to raise the minimum wage, some Minnesota Democrats want to establish a statewide paid family leave program.</p> <p>Workers would be able to take up to six weeks off from work for a birth, adoption or to take care of a sick relative under the proposal. They'd make at least two-thirds of their pay during that time.</p>
  • Dems’ next big issue (paid leave - "a pillar of their economic platform”)

    01/13/2015 4:01:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/13/15 | Lydia Wheeler
    Democrats are seizing on the fight for mandatory paid leave in the United States as their next big pocketbook issue. The Obama administration has for months called upon Congress to require employers to offer paid leave, with Labor Secretary Tom Perez relentlessly pressing the case to anyone who will listen. And while potential Democratic presidential candidates, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), have voiced support for the proposal, the party has yet to elevate paid leave to the top tier of its policy agenda. That will soon change, according to Democratic operatives, administration officials...
  • Thousands of federal workers on extended paid leave

    10/21/2014 6:25:58 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 8 replies
    The Washington Post via Drudge Report ^ | October 20, 2014 | Lisa Rein
    Tens of thousands of federal workers are being kept on paid leave for at least a month — and often for longer stretches that can reach a year or more — while they wait to be punished for misbehavior or cleared and allowed to return to work, government records show. During a three-year period that ended last fall, more than 57,000 employees were sent home for a month or longer. The tab for these workers exceeded $775 million in salary alone. The extensive use of administrative leave continues despite government personnel rules that limit paid leave for employees facing discipline...