Hall of Shame
Table Of Shameful Contents
If you know of an employer or group you think should be in the Hall of Shame, please tell us about it! It must adhere to our rules, meaning there must be a statement from that company or group that's in the press that we can point to and all say "SHAME!!!"
RULES ABOUT MAKING THIS LIST
corporations and organizations that make Unemployed Rising's "Hall of
Shame" list are NOT doing anything illegal according to current
employment law. However, in our opinion they may be doing business in an
unethical manner, and most of America might agree with us. In fact, we usually
find candidates for this list by what they themselves are saying in public. But
as a President who claims to be on our side once said, "the best
disinfectant is sunlight", and UR wants to shine it's light for everyone
Hall of Shame
Our friend from Gray Matters Joan Freeman informs us about another biased opinion on older workers, unfortunately this time from the media: "20/20
– the In Touch Show with John Stossel approved & aired by ABC, implies
younger people can do everything better & characterize older workers
as mentally & physically slow, out of touch , technical illiterates
unwilling to put in a full days work.
no fear of reprisal from the EEOC or any legal action
John Stossel reports egregious messages that resonate of want ads like
“unemployed need not apply”! What’s next? Women, Disabled, Veterans, Jewish,
African, Hispanic & Irish American’s need not apply! And for
sure-don’t be different or age!"
Check out a great article by Rachel Kaufman from Media Jobs Daily about this fool and see the damning video:
Unemployed Rising tries to be as non-partisan as possible, as there are just as many unemployed republicans as democrats. However, during the GOP candidate debate of 9/22/2011, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was asked what he would do about unemployment insurance, particularly in regard to those unemployed workers who had exhausted their 99 weeks of benefits.
"It is fundamentally wrong to give people money for 99 weeks for doing nothing," he said.
Most studies of unemployment insurance have showed that lethargy is not a side effect of providing help to the unemployed. The money that is being distributed simply doesn't cover the salary lost from not having a job.
The more cynical minded would argue that Gingrich's condemnation of
welfare insurance resembles the type of class warfare that Republicans
are often deriding... only in reverse."
The preceding was from Sam Stein of the Huffington Post. To both we say "Thanks!"
Jim Bunning, a Republican from Kentucky, single-handedly blocking Senate action needed to prevent an estimated 1.2 million American workers from prematurely losing their unemployment benefits (last April). And when Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) begged him to drop his objection, Politico reports, Bunning replied: "Tough shit." Check out this article from The Huffington Post.
Concerning the fair consideration of applications from native job seekers, an article in the 6/09/2011 Washington Post, "Report documents dramatic shift in immigrant workforce’s skill level" http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/report-documents-dramatic-shift-in-immigrant-workforces-skill-level/2011/06/08/AGHqthMH_story_1.html quotes a person from a "Northern-Virginia-based IT business":
"Some employers may say they prefer immigrants to native-born workers. When Samir Kumar needs to hire employees for his Northern Virginia-based IT business, he often looks overseas. Not only do workers from India and Ukraine have the required training, but their expectations are lower, he said.
“They actually don’t demand a very high amount of salary, and the expectations are kind of grounded and they don’t jump around so much” between companies, said the 39-year-old Ashburn resident, an immigrant from India. U.S.-born technology and business analysts are hard to find and hard to retain, he said, while immigrants with the same skills and education “are much easier to manage.”
Many of us native born an educated have been without jobs since 2009 or earlier. Ask us if we'd take a lower salary. After the economy recovers, see if your loyal immigrant employees jump ship to a higher-paying job. Welcome to America.