I once saw a man on the side of the road. He was holding a sign that said, “Homeless. Please help.” I didn’t have any cash on me, so I drove by and tried not to make eye-contact. But I did look at him. And I saw the hurt in his eyes and the frown […]
Many of us were probably shocked when we heard about the horrific and deadly fire at a garment factory in Bangladesh. Over 750 people were killed. To add to the sadness, another fire in a Bangladesh factory killed eight more workers. It brings to light what most of us ignore – most of our products […]
If there’s one thing that most every Wisconsinite loves, it’s their cheese. They cherish their cheddar. They gotta have their gouda. They savor their Swiss. All that may become a thing of the past, at least for those who use food stamps.
If you were to take a wild guess as to whom the richest person in the world is, who would you picture is ?el numero uno??
When it comes to compassion, we could all learn a lesson from children. When Heather Lee, ?an elementary teacher, conducted a class project for her students to make place mats for a?homeless?shelter, she was unprepared for how moving it would be – for her, the children, and for the shelter residents. We’ve explored the conditions […]
West Virginia lawmakers tackled childhood hunger and school performance in one bill when they passed the West Virginia Feed to Achieve Act (SB633) on April 12, 2013. The bill passed 89-9 with overwhelming bi-partisan support. The goal of the Feed to Achieve Act is to provide breakfast and lunch to every child in West Virginia […]
We already have enough reasons to not shop at Walmart ? the?poor treatment of their employees is legendary. But could it get worse? Yes, it could. How about being beaten if you try to organize with other workers to demand humane treatment and decent pay??A Walmart supplier in Tipitapa, Nicaragua has employees who have?experienced?exactly that. […]
Newark Mayor Cory Booker?s?name became?widely known?in May, 2012 when the Obama campaign asked him to appear on?Meet the Press. Instead of touting President Obama’s achievements, however, Democratic Mayor Booker quickly slid into a downward spiral as a result of?what he did talk about: his discomfort with the Obama campaign’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital […]
Fast food companies offer low wages and limited hours. Most don’t offer benefits to employees, and job security is low. In spite of all of this, the fast food industry is nearly union-free, and walk-outs and protests are rare. However, at 6:30 a.m. this Thursday, on November 29th, New York City workers from dozens of […]