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Many of you may have seen the 'Stand up to Cancer' campaign which was aired on Channel 4 in October 2012, which asked for public donations in order to fund Cancer Research UK. Cancer Research UK are the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through scientific research.
According to Cancer Research UK, they are on the cusp of many cancer treatments, however there is a gap between the discoveries coming out of the lab and the number that they can afford to take forward to develop as new tests and treatments.
To date, the 'Stand up to Cancer' National campaign has raised over £8 million pounds which is fantastic. However, we know it takes about £500 million to to take a drug all the way from the lab to the market; this figure takes into account all of the treatments that didn't make it.
Therefore, I personally feel that a faster way to close this monetary gap between scientific discoveries and bringing those treatment to the patients, was if the world's most profitable corporations all collaborated together and donated a small percentage of their pre-tax earnings to Cancer Research UK.
The more ideas that they can test, the more likely they are to get new treatments to patients faster. And as I say, there are many treatments that are on the cusp of being brought to market.
This may appear to be a large 'ask' of our profitable organisations, however sometimes the simplest ideas are the most effective if you have the collective power of many people.
The United States currently allows organizations to raise unlimited amounts of money through Super PACS to help support the election of political candidates.
This creates anonymity so we do not know who is supporting which candidate and allows supporters to run advertisements which may be untruthful and cannot be traced back to the individual or party running for office.
The individual or party running for office is not officially receiving funds but they benefit from donations and are ultimately tied to donors when they are elected.
This gives corporations an avenue to buy governmental favors. Donations may also be anonymous and voters cannot see who is donating to a particular campaign.
We are being lied to in our faces. Our planet is being used up because it is cheaper for them to do so. We have the means and the will. Now it is time to request what is rightfully ours.
This is the Future Manifesto.
It only asks for a chance.
Iceland’s economy has grown by leaps and bounds since the government there implemented widespread debt forgiveness for many of its citizens. The initiative came about following protests by Icelanders in 2008-2009 who were angry at the country’s leaders and bankers for its fiscal and economic collapse.
Iceland banks have forgiven loans equaling 13 percent of the country’s annual gross domestic product, which has eased the debt burden for more than 25 percent of Iceland’s population.
Iceland’s slow ascent out of the economic abyss began in 2008, following an $85 billion default by the country’s banks. Its economy in 2012 will surpass that of the entire euro zone, as well as the developed world on average (including the world’s largest economy, the United States, whose economy grew at an anemic 2.2 percent in the first quarter of this year), according to an estimate by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD).
Iceland’s $13 billion annual economy declined 6.7 percent in 2009, but has since rebounded and will expand by 2.4 percent this year and in 2013, the OECD estimated. Meanwhile, in the rest of debt-ridden Europe, the economy will collectively expand by a paltry 0.2 percent this year and only 1.6 percent the next, OECD estimates said in November.
That said, Icelanders are still reeling from the financial carnage.
“There are still a lot of people facing difficulties; at the same time there are a lot of people doing fine,” Kristjan Kristjansson, a spokesman for Landsbankinn hf, said. “It’s nearly impossible to say when enough is enough; alongside every measure that is taken, there are fresh demands for further action.”
That may come in the form of legal action. A new leadership coalition, led by Social Democrat Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir that was voted into office in early 2009, has authorities looking into who was most responsible for the banking meltdown. And parliament is still weighing whether to move forward with an indictment brought against former Prime Minister Geir Haarde in 2009 for his role in the crisis.
In all, a special prosecutor has announced that as many as 90 people may be indicted, while more than 200 others, including former chief executives of the country’s three largest banks, will face criminal charges.
In the U.S., meanwhile, no top bank executives or lawmakers have faced prosecution for their roles in the subprime mortgage meltdown, though the federal Securities and Exchange Commission said in 2011 it had sanctioned 39 senior banking officials for conduct tied to the housing market collapse.
So far, home values have declined 33 percent since peaking in 2006. Yet the best Americans can get from their leaders after being suckered into purchasing homes at what turned out to be hugely (artificially) inflated prices is a proposal by President Obama earlier this year to expand loan modifications that included “some” reductions in principal loan amounts.
St Mary's Priory Church www.stmaryswarrington.org.uk is served by the Benedictine Monks of Ampleforth Abey. It is the town's most central Roman Catholic Church, situated on Buttermarket Street in the heart of Warrington.
St. Mary's is recognised as having one of the leading church choirs in the North West. The choir - and indeed the whole church - prides itself in continuing this ancient tradition that is part of our nation's cultural heritage.
St. Mary's is fortunate to have had a choral tradition, since its opening in 1877. One of the first organists was Rev J E Turner, who, along with R R Terry, organist of Westminster Cathedral, was linstrumental in the the revival of Renaissance polyphonic music in England.
St. Mary's is becoming increasingly a centre for musical excellence as well as liturgical service, with 3 choirs, frequent concerts and new musical enterprises being initiated, such as the Choral Outreach programme: delivering a singing programme to Catholic schools in Warrington.
The Cavaille-Coll was built in Paris in 1869 and bought by Warrington Corporation in 1926. The opening recital was given by Marcel Dupre, organist of S. Sulpice, Paris. It was restored in 1972 by Henry Willis and Sons.
As well as being a magnificent instrument, acclaimed nationally as one of England's finest organs, it is cherished by non organ enthusiasts as a local treasure, a piece of their history and a town landmark.
Moving the organ into St. Mary's would have many major benefits:
St. Mary's would benefit from one of the finest organs in the country, which would bring people from far and wide into the Church;
An organ so suitable for the accompaniment of Catholic liturgy would enhance the liturgical and musical life of St. Mary's;
Links with local Universities and the Royal Northern College of Music could be nurtured, furthering the role of education within the Church;
Good relations with Warrington Corporation and the town could continue;
St. Mary's would become a landmark for musical and community interest locally and nationally, enabling it to further its mission into society.
Sheffield City Council has placed a restriction on the Public Entertainment License of Corporation live music venue. The restriction means that people under 18 years of age must be segregated from 18+ year old customers with alcohol within the venue.
No similar live music venue in the city has such a restriction. We believe this restriction unfairly discriminates against younger gig goers.
Corporation has been successfully and safely running live events for over ten years. Corporation is one of the top 3 live band venue and alternative music nightclubs in the UK. Having been voted into the top 3 Rock Clubs in the UK by Kerrang and the venue won Best Club Night in the UK, for DROP on Friday nights in Metal Hammer.
After 20 years, the BBC is proposing to end Wales on Saturday which covers domestic sports results in the principality, including football.
This petition is to the Arizona Corporation Commission regarding Unisource's proposed 230kV Transmission Line through Golden Valley, Arizona.
We are asking the Arizona Corporation Commission to look at alternative routes to the ones proposed by Unisource and Transcon.
With biotechnology unclear and complex, large multinational companies are able to claim Patents to the very essence of human life, the Human genome, and have their claims enforceable in the courts.
A good example of such abuse is a recent case where a "biotechnology company Genetic Technologies has announced it will enforce its patent rights over tests for two genetic mutations, BRCA1 and BRCA2, which increase breast cancer risk".
This means that one of the tests that allows our doctors to diagnose higher risk of breast and ovarian cancer in a section of the population would would be controlled only by the one company, in this case 'Genetic Technologies', potentially limiting access to the test.
An Australian University academic Dr Luigi Palombi claims that such tests are unpatentable.
Professor Ian Olver, chief executive of the Cancer Council Australia says that this "is an area where there is little clarity in Australian law".
The laws of a country are there to protect the people of the country. If the laws are clear enough on this topic they should be made clear.
No company should have the right to hold Patents such as the Patent that threatens the welfare of women in this above mentioned case. This patent, and patents like them are wrong, and should be Illegal under the law.
JPMorgan Chase is working in partnership with property development company Hammersons and the City of London Corporation to create a 950,000 sq ft building on a relatively small site in the City of London which immediately adjoins the residential Barbican Estate, home to some 5,000 people, and a Grade II listed building.
If approved, the JP Morgan office block be the largest building in the City and will completely overshadow and wall-in the Eastern side of the Barbican.
Currently the site contains generous open space and public gardens, raised above the ground, with interconnecting pedestrian bridges. These walkways form several access routes to the Barbican, which keep pedestrians away from the noise and hazards of London Wall - a major East-West traffic artery through central London. The proposed scheme will remove these, and create a somewhat smaller park at ground level immediately next to this busy road.
What are currently pleasant and safe pedestrian-only routes will be replaced by busy street-level crossings and streetside pavements. It will close and also build over an ancient city street - Fore Street - creating a large and impermeable block in the heart of the City.
August 10, 2007
The Chief Justice,
Mumbai High Court,
Sub : S O S APPEAL FROM RESIDENTS OF SAKET COMPLEX, THANE TO STOP MOVEMENT OF HEAVY VEHICLES ON SAKET ROAD.
On behalf of 4000 residents residing in Saket CHS Ltd. and Saket Towers, I am filing this letter to you with an urgent plea to kindly intervene and give us relief for the various reasons mentioned under alongwith facts :
1. Vide its order dated July 26,2006, the Mumbai High Court through its respectable Judges, Justice RM Lodha and Justice Naresh H Patil, restricted the movement of Heavy vehicles in the city of Thane, from Majiwade junction to Meenatai Thackeray Chowk to K Villa up to Kalwa Bridge and onwards towards Vitava and Belapur.
2. Delivering the judgement the Hon. Judges stated that (quote) : Pt. no. 2 : The AGP informs us that a meeting of the Collector, Thane, Commissioner, Thane, Municipal Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner(Traffic), Thane and City Engineer, Thane Municipal Corporation took place on July 24, 2006.
3. Pt. no. 3 of the said judgement further states that (quote) : The AGP placed before us a change route map,marked X for identification purposes. As per the said route map, the traffic from National Highway No. 3 and National Highway No. 4 now passes through the road marked by arrows from Navi Mumbai to Old Agra Rd. According to the decision taken in the said meeting, the traffic from National Highway No. 3 and National Highway No. 4 does not pass through Meenatai Thackeray Chowk ( Castle Mill). We are thus satisfied that the grievance of the petitioner raised through the PIL has been redressed and no further orders need to be passed in the writ petition.(unquote).
4. After this order, the Thane Municipal Corporation and Traffic Police diverted the entire traffic of Heavy Vehicles on SAKET MARG.
5. The area through which the traffic is now passing consists of a cluster of 24 buildings( 7 storied) and 3 Towers ( 19 storied) – all residential premises. There is a School and Junior College in the area which works in 2 shifts. In fact, there are less residential buildings in the so-called city area from Meenatai
Thackeray Chowk to Kalwa Bridge, as the road passes through a big lake on one side, a playground on the other side and a Jail premises later.
6. We would like to stress here that the Hon. High Court does not possess, nor is it expected to possess the specialized knowledge about the effects of the movement of Heavy Traffic from different areas of the City.
7. Looking at the trends seen for the last few years in the High Court regarding PILs, it is noticed that the judiciary is now taking over the role of Bureaucracy without having to take the responsibility and in the course, instead of hauling up the concerned officers responsible for the mess, the Courts are indulging in trying to sort out the mess itself.
8. In the current case, we would like to inform you that there are 4000 people residing in the Saket vicinity who are bearing the brunt of the irresponsible decision to divert Highway traffic through a stretch of a road meant for residential premises and constructed to withstand only LIGHT VEHICULAR movement.
9. This diversion has created daily nuisance to these thousands of people including school going children, pregnant women, senior citizens and office-goers.
10. IT IS EVIDENT THAT THE THANE MUNICIPAL CORPORATION AND TRAFFIC DEPT. PREFERRED TO KEEP THE HON. HIGH COURT IN DARK ABOUT THE REGULAR CIVIL SUIT NO. 239/2005, FILED BY M/S. DAYANAND NENE AND RAJENDRA ABHYANKAR, BOTH RESIDENTS OF SAKET CHS LTD., WHICH IS PENDING IN THE CIVIL COURT, THANE, FOR RELIEFS REGARDING THE VERY TRAFFIC ON THE SAID ROAD ON VARIOUS GROUNDS INCLUDING THE POOR CONDITION OF THE ROAD.
11. A survey conducted by the Thane Municipal Corporation, after diverting this traffic on Saket Marg produced a shocking picture. It was found that in 24 hours more than 14,000 vehicles ply to and fro on this stretch of 4 kms – movement which has destroyed the road and left behind huge craters, rubble, pollution and NOISE POLLUTION.
12. Yes, during night time the noise levels due to constant brakeing and honking by these vehicles reaches decibel levels exceeding 130. The Supreme Court / High Courts have been pro-active in barring usage of Loud Speakers or Crackers after 10 pm. So, our plea is ban movement of Heavy Vehicles near Residential premises after 10 pm!
13. Here, we would like you to consider the following :
• Whether all parties present in the July 24 meeting have acted in conformity with the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act?
• If they have acted in conformity with the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, whether the diversion of Highway led traffic through an internal residential road can be construed of PROTECTING THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND DOES NOT AMOUNT TO VIOLATION OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT AS GUARANTEED UNDER ARTICLE 21 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA?
• Whether such disowning of responsibility which leads to residents resorting to remedies of Raasta Roko or Bandhs are in the best interest of society?
On this background, we have no alternative but to invoke extraordinary jurisdiction of this Hon. High Court under Article 226 of the Constitution of India for the protection of the rights of people as guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution of India and seeking redress of our grievance to implement the provisions of Motor Vehicles Act so as to maintain and uphold the interest of Public Safety and not allow it redundant at any cost and in any circumstances.
Hence this petition!!
A7/303, Saket CHSL,
Thane 400 601.
# 3290 4315/ 93239 60475.
On July 3, 2007, Microsoft Corporation announced an exclusive partnership with Thompson-Prometric to deliver Microsoft certification exams exclusively at Prometric testing centers world-wide.
The Vigo County School Board of Trustees is currently discussing the issue of installing artificial turf on the football fields of three Vigo County High Schools. The cost of this project would be between 1.6 and 1.9 million dollars. If you are not aware, the school buildings themselves are in great distress. Mice run through the school and teachers have had to catch the rodents by themselves.
In addition, the roofs always seem to leak at one time or another and the auditoriums are embarrassing. The VCSC is re-financing school bonds for the total of 3 million dollars.
Ms. Moya Greene, Canada Post Corporation's most recent President and CEO made some statements at Vancouver Board of Trade meeting.
She spoke of spending billions of dollars to improve the infrastructure at Canada Post, but was silent on what, if any, services at Canada Post would be improved for customers.
Canada Post has been profitable for the last 11 years, posting a profit of $190 million last year and Ms. Greene expects revenue this year of $7.2 billion.
Ms. Greene does not expect to use any of the billions of dollars to expand door-to-door delivery to Saturdays. In fact, she claims that "customers are not asking for Saturday delivery".
As a customer of Canada Post I have never been asked if I wanted Saturday delivery.
Do you want Saturday door-to-door delivery?
Answer YES or NO and the results will be sent to Ms. Greene upon the closing date of this petition.
Customers in Canada and Quebec must have their voices heard.
15. Keep Paul Cox
Paul Cox has been the store manager at SouthRidge McDonald's for almost three years now. He has come through a lot to get where he is today. After all of his hard work he is being forced to step down to an Assistant Manager.
This man has been there for all of us, so lets not let him down now, let's keep him where he belongs.
Several large, shade-giving old trees are being cut along Besant Avenue in Besantnagar in the name of decongestion of traffic. So far two trees outside Olcott Memorial School have been cut and one more gulmohar and two tamarind trees have been targeted by the Chennai Corporation to be cut in the coming days.
These trees are more than 20 years old and have been providing shade and safety for lot of commuters on the road as well as for the chidren of Olcott Memorial School.
So for whose convenience are they being cut ?
1. Besantnagar residents are fully aware of the location of these trees along and on the road and the majority have been adjusting to their presence. The trees are well indicated by large signs along the avenue. The warning signage can be further improved
2. These trees are more than 20 years old and have been providing shade and safety for lot of commuters on the road as well as for the chidren of Olcott Memorial School.
3. . Rash driving is rampant, particularly on Elliots Beach, 5 th Avenue and Besant Avenue and particularly on weekends. These trees provide a good check to rash driving. If they are removed and the roads are widened, instances of rash driving will only increase, making it difficult for local residents .
4. The shade provided by these trees makes the whole road very cool thus making it a favourite spot for early morning walkers and joggers especially senior citizens .
5. These trees are home to many birds and insects and we would be robbing them of their habitat if the trees are cut.
June 20, 2006
Bio Corporation, located in Alexandria, Minn., provides educators with "dissection models" which include cats, skinned cats, pregnant cats, mink, rabbits, fetal pigs, and a lot of other animals - some of them are even alive!!
Have a look for yourself: http://www.BiologyProducts.com
Tell Bio Corp. that animal cruelty is NOT required for a student to learn - and that there are other more humane, more accurate, and more cost-efficient dissection alternatives availible to educate students.
The Orinda Union School District is searching for a site to relocate its corporation yard to make room for the Pine Grove housing development.
The recent sold-out tour of the 3 Goodies-Tim Brooke-Taylor,Bill Oddie and Graeme Garden shows that it has been long overdue for 'The Goodies'tv show to return to free-to-air, commercial-free tv-namely the ABC.
If Dr.Who can rate well at 6 pm, why not the Goodies? Bring this wonderful program back!(Rolf Harris would surely approve!)
We the citizens of Canada are petitioning to bring K-mart back to Canada after they pulled out to consentrate on more lucrative markets.
We will be providing a copy of this petition to the new owners of K-mart - the Sears Corporation.
We the undersigned agree we would like to have this icon back in our communities with special emphasis on blue light specials and products for people in the trailer Park lifestyle.
A lot of telephone exchanges have been enabled for ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) Broadband internet throughout Australia. Unfortunately most people on many of the exchanges are still left out because of wiring problems (like using "Pair Gain", a cheap solution for heavy phone traffic).
Telstra refuses to change the wiring or enable the people left out saying it is not worth anything to them or saying it is extremely costly. Telstra Corp. made a huge turnover last year and can more than afford to enable everyone on ADSL.
We are getting rather weary of listening to Telstra's excuses and DEMAND they do something about this problem because as far as we are concerned, we are paying for extremely low grade phone services and paying the same as everyone.
The Australian Government has also washed their hands clean of the problem, saying it is not their responsibility to upgrade these services. This is false as the Government is in charge of all utility services (gas, roads, phone, power) in Australia, thus they should be funding the upgrades.
The LIC has new rules, that an agent can benifit his commission only if he continuously make 12 head/per Annum and that too for 5 years. Moreover recently LIC has started creating thousands of LIC agents, to make sure that no LIC agent can be able to make this target.
A poor Jobless LIC agent affects his/her relative and friends initially. But later puts down the weapons, and looses his commission. Being a government orgonization, LIC should not play with unemployed people's futures like this.
*Wal-Mart is planning to upgrade its Miles City location to a Supercenter, which adds groceries to its product line.
*The population of greater Miles City is comprised of roughly 11,000 persons and is forecast to contract due to out-migration during the next ten years.
*There are already three large grocery stores currently serving the greater Miles City area.
*Therefore, the addition of a Wal-Mart Supercenter to our market would likely decrease the market share of each of the existing grocery stores to critical levels and would put at least one regional grocery store out-of-business.
*When Wal-Mart moved its discount store to Miles City, several locally-owned independent retail stores were closed within months as a result of Wal-Mart's predatory pricing.
*Wal-Mart is the world's largest retailer and second-largest corporation with annual revenue exceeding $245 billion, which equals the gross domestic product of five northern European nations.
*Wal-Mart controls 25-30% of the sales of consumer products in all categories.
*On average, Wal-Mart sales clerks earn $13,861 per year. The poverty line in the U.S. is $14,630 for a family of three.
*Wal-Mart is being sued by 1.6 million former female employees for systematically denying women equal pay and opportunities for promotion.
*Wal-Mart purchased $12 billion worth of Chinese goods in 2002, representing 10% of all U.S. imports from China.
*For each Wal-Mart employee hired in Miles City, it is estimated that seven jobs are lost from locally-owned businesses.
Hats off to the OLGC as its gaming proceeds support Ontario's hospitals, amateur sport, recreation, education, charities and non-profit organizations through the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
However, with some lotteries reaching huge amounts and the high odds of winning the jackpot, many people have expressed their desire that the lottery corporation divide the amount into smaller lottery draws which would generate better odds of winning. For example, the odds of winning the Lotto 6/49 jackpot are 1 in 13,983,816. With 10 draws of 1 million dollars your odds are 10 times better.
If you are a part of any MSN Communities or MSN Groups...you should know that the people in charge of the site are called "Managers". In accordance with the Equal Rights Act of 1923 in summary states;
"Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex."
Having only the option of "Manager" is violating this Act and we ask that the option of "Manageress" or an option to create your own name be established.
As you know, on March 4th & 5th of 2003 Spherion Corporation presented the new years benefits plan. "This plan will cost the employees less, fore less will be deducted from their weekly earnings". Yes, of course that is absolutely correct. The coverage is also reflective of this very ideal. (The ole' cliche')"One gets what one pays for" Comes to mind. For the facts are self-evident, this plan is morbidly insufficent health coverage for any basic annual health expense, yet alone any specialized care or prevention.
Secondly, what becomes of the individuals undergoing treatment for pre-existing conditions and/or life threatening illnesses/decease? This newest development in benefits will halt all treatments and medications for these people. What are they going to do?
Research into finding alternative health providers proved feeble. Most will not even consider someone with any pre-existing condition. Also for a healthy individual to get coverage for thenmselves runs from $200.00 to $400,00.
After, last August's cut in pay, most do not have the means to entertain that option.
The new plan provided via Allstate was designed for someone healthy. It is referred to as a "Mini-Plan" quote unquote by Allstate. This is simular to having Supplimental health insurance like AARP.
Elance connects supply with demand. The suppliers try to compete with each other offering projects they'd be willing to do for X amount of money. Suppliers compete with each other, and as a result of unorganized supply, the individuals providing the services do not receive fair compensation for their services.
The World Wrestling Corporation are an UP-start wrestling promotion that will perform shows Australia-Wide. WE want to be able to broadcast our product to the entire community, because we know that All-Australians are fans of professional wrestling.
HELP WORKERS IN SUPPORTING THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES
Recently the VF Corporation that manufactures brands such as Lee, Wrangler, Bestform, Lily of France, JanSport, Eastpak, North Face, Jantzen, Red Kap and many others(http://www.vfc.com/pages/leading_brands.asp) decided to lay off approximately 1,800 workers from their factories in El Paso.
These factories are the last of the garment industry on the El Paso side of the border-- leaving a capable and experienced workforce jobless, with no benefits, no time for transition and little hope of finding other jobs. It is a workforce primarily composed of women, who due to discriminatory corporate and state practices do not fit the "retraining prototype".
There is reason to suspect Vanity Fair intends to close these factories completely (http://www.vfc.com/pr/pr73.asp). This means the VF Corporate plan will eventually leave five thousand families of Mexican origin without economic support, and at the same time take advantage low wages in Latin America. Faced with no other opportunities, the workforce on the U.S. side of the border will likely be forced into sweatshop conditions.
However, Vanity Fair workers in El Paso are not voiceless. They are fighting the "political system". They have also formed committees in the different Vanity Fair factories to negotiate with the Corporation. So far the corporation has ignored their requests. Because there must be corporate accountability, they urgently ask for your help.
Please sign their petition boycotting Vanity Fair Merchandise until a more just plan can be agreed on. The public must unite its economic and political strength to demand justice.
The economic situation along the El Paso/Juarez, Mexico border continues to deteriorate with the implementation of free trade policies and now with the impact of September 11. Since NAFTA we have lost more than 26,000 jobs in manufacturing plants in clothing as well as electronics. Recently the VF Corporation that manufactures brands such as Lee, Wrangler, Gitano, Vanity Fair, etc. decided to lay off approximately 1,800 workers from their factories in El Paso.
These factories are the last of the garment industry, leaving a capable and experienced workforce jobless and with little hope of finding similar jobs.
The VF Corporation considers itself the largest apparel company in the world with sales of $5.7 billion last year. There is no reason why these workers should be left practically on the street, with little time for transition or training.
We must put an end to this. We must unite our economic and political strength to demand justice for the workers.
The workers have formed a committee in the different VF factories to demand that the corporation take into consideration a more just plan that includes the retention of 3,000 jobs that remain. We are launching a campaign to obtain justice from this corporation. We urgently ask for your help.
La situación económica en la frontera de El Paso /Juarez, México sigue empeorando con la implementación de las pólizas de libre comercio y ahora con el impacto del 11 de septiembre. Desde NAFTA hemos perdido mas de 26,000 trabajos en las fábricas de manufactura tanto de ropa como las electrónicas. Recientemente la corporación VF que manufactura varias marcas, como Lee, Wrangler, Gitano, Vanity Fair, etc. decidió descansar 1,800 trabajadores de sus fábricas de costura.
Estas fábricas son las últimas de la costura dejando una fuerza laboral con mucha capacidad y experiencia sin trabajo y con poca esperanza de conseguir trabajos en su área.
Esta corporación se considera la más grande del mundo en el área de costura con ventas de $5.7 miles de millones el año pasado. No hay razón por la cual esta corporación tiene que dejar a los trabajadores prácticamente en la calle con poco tiempo para hacer una transición a un trabajo nuevo o para recibir capacitación para un nuevo empleo.
Tenemos que poner un fin a esto. Tenemos que unir nuestra fuerza económica y política para exigir justicia para nuestro pueblo.
Los trabajadores hemos formado un Comité en las diferentes fábricas de VF para exigir a la corporación que considere un plan mas justo y que incluye la retención de los 3,000 trabajos que quedan. Estamos lanzando una campaña pare conseguir justicia de esta corporación y necesitamos su ayuda.