Hall of Shame


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  • Posted Aug 13, 2013, 9:46 AM by Patrick Ambrose
  • John Stossel and ABC 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 ...
    Posted Nov 19, 2011, 10:02 PM by Patrick Ambrose

  • Posted Aug 13, 2013, 9:49 AM by Patrick Ambrose
  • Texas Roadhouse Texas Roadhouse Restaurants Accused Of Widespread Age Discrimination By EEOC.   Read the whole article from the Huffington Post
    Posted Oct 4, 2011, 10:41 AM by Patrick Ambrose
  • GOP Candidate Newt Gingrich 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 ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2011, 12:32 PM by Patrick Ambrose
  • Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY) 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 ...
    Posted Aug 29, 2011, 1:08 PM by Patrick Ambrose

  • Posted Aug 13, 2013, 9:45 AM by Patrick Ambrose
  • Northern Virginia-based IT business 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 ...
    Posted Aug 14, 2011, 2:20 PM by Patrick Ambrose
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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 

The 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 to see.

Not every employer out there is a bad employer. In fact, AARP creates an annual list of the 5 Best Employers for Workers Over 50. But we at UR have the freedom to take the opposite approach: to list who is out there pretending to be a responsible member of the American economy and society when they really are hampering economic growth by not expanding the job market, unfairly giving experienced workers who could make their business more successful the shaft, and/or setting different groups of workers against each other vying for the few jobs out there while just sitting back and watching.

If you have any comments or suggestions about who you would like to see on this list, please contact us.

posted Mar 5, 2012, 6:28 PM by Patrick Ambrose   [ updated Aug 13, 2013, 9:46 AM ]


John Stossel and ABC

posted Nov 19, 2011, 9:45 PM by Patrick Ambrose   [ updated Nov 19, 2011, 10:02 PM ]

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 that 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.


With 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:

posted Oct 13, 2011, 7:53 AM by Patrick Ambrose   [ updated Aug 13, 2013, 9:49 AM ]


Texas Roadhouse

posted Oct 4, 2011, 10:40 AM by Patrick Ambrose   [ updated Oct 4, 2011, 10:41 AM ]

Texas Roadhouse Restaurants Accused Of Widespread Age Discrimination By EEOC.  

Read the whole article from the Huffington Post

GOP Candidate Newt Gingrich

posted Sep 23, 2011, 12:24 PM by Patrick Ambrose

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!"



Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY)

posted Aug 29, 2011, 1:00 PM by Patrick Ambrose   [ updated Aug 29, 2011, 1:08 PM ]

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.

posted Aug 14, 2011, 2:23 PM by Patrick Ambrose   [ updated Aug 13, 2013, 9:45 AM ]


Northern Virginia-based IT business

posted Aug 14, 2011, 2:17 PM by Patrick Ambrose

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.

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