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  • About 900 State Department officials sign protest memo: source

    02/01/2017 6:39:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 139 replies ^ | 01-31-2017 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 900 U.S. State Department officials signed an internal dissent memo protesting a travel ban by U.S. President Donald Trump on refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries, a source familiar with the document said on Tuesday, in a rebellion against the new president's policies. A senior State Department official confirmed the memorandum had been submitted to acting Secretary of State Tom Shannon through the department's "dissent channel," a process in which officials can express unhappiness over policy ( White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Monday he was aware of the memo but warned career diplomats...
  • Obama To Defense Contractors: Skip The Pink Slips

    10/02/2012 4:06:00 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | October 2, 2012
    Corruption: Our lawless president tells defense contractors they can break the law requiring politically inconvenient layoff notices caused by sequestration defense cuts, and the taxpayers will pay their legal bills. When President Obama took the oath of office, he swore to uphold the Constitution and see that the laws of the United States were faithfully executed. He lied, and that lie was exposed in the administration's weekly document dump last Friday. It included a memo from the Department of Labor telling defense contractors not to obey the law and that, if they don't, U.S. taxpayers will foot their legal bills...
  • Labor Dept. Waives 60-Day Notice To Help Obama Win

    08/02/2012 4:27:16 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    IBD editorials ^ | August 2, 2012
    Politics: An administration that doesn't want layoff notices required by law going out days before the November election is telling defense contractors they don't have to send them for the cuts required by sequestration. As the heads of major defense contractors Lockheed Martin, EADS North America, Pratt & Whitney and Williams-Pyro testified recently before the House Armed Services Committee, they are bound by law to give employees 60 days' notice if their jobs are going to be terminated as a result of sequestration cuts scheduled for Jan. 2. Federal law under the WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice) Act required...
  • After One Month Respite, Pink Slips Are Flying Again

    12/29/2011 1:11:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/28/2011 | Tyler Durden
    Following 4 weeks of supposed improvements in the labor picture courtesy of declining initial jobless claims, even as we all know too well that Wall Street has been firing thousands and thousands of highly paid bankers and CNBC talking heads left and right (are bankers too good for that $400/week paycheck from Uncle Sam?) today initial claims for the week ended December 24 once again resumed their drift higher, printing at 381k, up 15k from the perpetually upward revised prior week total of 366K (previously 364K). And as usual, the Seasonal Adjustment process smoothed out a whooping jump in...
  • California City Hires $3,000-Per-Week Spokesman After Issuing Massive Layoffs

    03/26/2011 8:19:48 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    FOX News ^ | 25 Mar 2011 | Jeff Overly
    A southern California city in an uproar after nearly half the workforce received layoff notices last week, including one who jumped to his death, has hired a spokesman for $3,000 a week. Costa Mesa, an Orange County city, retained former Los Angeles Times reporter Bill Lobdell, who previously worked as an editor of the local Daily Pilot. Mayor Gary Monahan told the Orange County Register that he made the hire because the city's website and ability to interact with residents are "incredibly bad shape," and its "entire communications system is just poor." Lobdell, who will become the city's first formal...
  • Federal workers surge, private sector down

    03/01/2011 6:53:44 AM PST · by IbJensen · 4 replies
    One News Now ^ | 3/1/2011 | Chris Woodward
    While the private sector workforce in America has dwindled in recent years, a new report shows that the federal workforce has gone the opposite direction. Since December 2007, the private sector has shed more than 7.5 million jobs and decreased by 6.6 percent. But Rea Hederman, research fellow and assistant director of The Heritage Foundation's Center for Data Analysis, compares that to the federal workforce's numbers. "The federal government has increased by almost 12 percent of total workers," he reports. "Over 230,000 new federal workers have been hired in the last three years," excluding census and postal workers. And while...
  • 902 Workers At KSC Given 60-Day Notice

    07/27/2010 8:26:06 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 34 replies · 1+ views
    WFTV ^ | 7-27-2010 | WFTV
    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- Hundreds of people who work in the space shuttle program now know who's losing jobs. Tuesday, United Space Alliance (USA) told 902 workers at Kennedy Space Center that they have two months left on the job and there are many more layoffs to come. When workers showed up Tuesday to prepare the space shuttle fleet for its final missions, nearly a thousand were told to meet with their managers and handed notices that their positions and their careers at the Space Center were almost over.
  • Wassup FR? Why did you pull the "500,000 'Pink Slips' on Their Way to Capitol Already" thread?

    09/26/2009 1:01:33 PM PDT · by kellynla · 79 replies · 3,451+ views
    Why did you pull the "500,000 'pink slips' on their way to Capitol already"
  • National Pink Slip Day, November 2, 2010

    06/04/2009 7:03:08 PM PDT · by DakotaRed · 2 replies · 237+ views
    Right In A Left World ^ | June 3, 2009 | Lew Waters
    My friend and fellow conservative blogger at Liberty Pole Post has come up with and launched what I think is a brilliant campaign, National Pink Slip Day, November 2, 2010, the day we take America back from the Dictatorial Socialist Democrats who currently have a strangle hold on our nation. Our country is facing a grave and dire future as we begin a slide into insignificance and poverty for all. The country needs wrested from the hands of this dictatorial group that has seized control of us and their rush to socialism, dismantling our constitution, nationalizing major companies and banks...
  • Topless clubs feel the economic squeeze

    12/11/2008 7:30:09 PM PST · by T-Bird45 · 67 replies · 1,927+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 12/10/08 | Jim Irwin
    DETROIT – How bad are things around the Motor City? So bad that even Jon Jon's Cabaret is offering half-off deals. The topless club in the suburb of Warren – where General Motors and Chrysler employ upwards of 20,000 people – cut the cost of a table dance in half, from $20 to $10, in mid-November. The dancer gets all the money plus any tips, while food and drinks generate the club's income, general manager Kelly Sander said Tuesday. Jon Jon's has lowered prices on drinks, but business is still down 50 percent from a year ago, Sander said. She...
  • No Job Cuts in India's IT Industry: Infosys Co-chair (Prime Minister now in Japan)

    10/22/2008 5:38:51 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 3 replies · 674+ views
    The Economic Times (India) ^ | 22 October 2008 | The Economic Times (India)
    No job cuts in India's IT industry: Infosys co-chair 22 Oct, 2008, 1304 hrs IST, IANS Print EMail Discuss Share Save Comment Text: TOKYO: There will be no pink slips in the Indian information technology industry as it has countered the impact of the current global financial tsuna mi well, according to Nandan Nilekani, co-chairman of Infosys Technologies. "The fundamentals in the information technology sector are strong. I do not see any job cuts," Nilekani, who is a member of a business delegation accompanying Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here, said on the margins of a meeting here. "At Infosys, we...
  • CA: Pink slips handed to few thousand teachers across the state

    05/16/2003 8:08:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 249+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 5/16/03 | AP - Los Angeles
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) - Warned two months ago that they may lose their jobs, as many as 3,000 teachers across California received layoff notices from school districts coping with tight budgets.</p> <p>The pink slips were handed out Thursday by school systems across the state - a day after Gov. Gray Davis revised his budget that called for a $1.5 billion cut from schools next year.</p>
  • Gay Canadian TV Channel Pinkslips Staff

    12/22/2002 9:52:56 PM PST · by IncPen · 13 replies · 914+ views
    Roto-Reuters ^ | 12/22/02 | Unsigned
    Canadian gay TV channel pinkslips staff Reuters Dec 22 2002 10:04PM TORONTO (Variety) - PrideVision, Canada's gay lifestyle channel, is on the block, and its owner has slashed staff by half as it struggles to keep the troubled digital network afloat.Headline Media Group has reportedly pinkslipped about 20 people, primarily in non-programming areas."This restructuring presented an opportunity to realign company resources and reduce operating expenses while still being able to deliver its unique programming to its customers," said a Headline Media release.The channel's performance has been "below corporate expectations as a result of slower than anticipated growth in the number...