Thursday, May 10, 2012

"Um, did the FDA really hack their staffers?" ~ Article Link

The article (worth reading): Congressmen: Do Government Agencies Regularly Spy On Federal Employees' E-Mails? (from

An extreme example, to be sure, but maybe as government employees we should more routinely ask ourselves just where our trust in our employers comes from.  Perhaps from not seeing (or choosing not to see) what really happens to fellow employees who fall out of favor (or become inconveniently disabled)?  It can take a pretty seriously traumatic and heart breaking experience to really make/let you see what's around you. But once you see it, I think you sound too bitter or paranoid to be seen as credible and people cannot remain comfortable if they see the gravity of the problems.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

"No ordinary May 1" ~ Link to blog post on Universal worker's rights

International Labor Organization (ILO) Director-General Juan Somavia says on this May Day, the continuing economic crisis is “hitting workers hardest” and economic policies of the past decade “have downgraded the meaning of decent work.”
In too many places we have lost the basic notion that labor is not a commodity. So, this is no ordinary May 1. It comes at a time when deep-rooted interests are pushing to go back to business-as-usual, arguing that this is just another crisis that can be solved applying the same old recipes. It is not.  
Click here to read more from Somavia.