Do you want to be a slave or to have rights at your workplace? Do you want the protections you have at work to remain in place and be strengthened or to be rolled back and disappear because that is what the GOP wants? Please read, learn and share this important US Labor History ALL Americans should know! http://workplacecredibleactivist.wordpress.com/labor-history-everyone-should-learn/
Do you want to be able to own land? Do you want others to be able to own land?
The enemies are corporations that pay no taxes and violate labor, environmental and public safety laws as much as they can get away with – NOT unions or government. Do you want this flag? http://tinyurl.com/4eezodl (Watch The Grapes of Wrath to remind yourself of what life in the US was like before we had labor laws and other important regulations that DO protect us when they are complied with.)
Do you want to be able to vote? Do you want your children and grandchildren to be able to vote? Do you want others to be able to vote? Why or Why not?
Do you want clean, safe drinking water and safe food? Visit this site to see what the GOP believes should be legal as long as it makes a profit: http://www.shardsofglass.com/
Do you want safe, reliable electricity for your home, hospitals, workplaces and community?
Do you want safe roads and bridges with working traffic lights?
Do you want safely maintained public transportation?
Do you want safe heat and hot water?
Do you want free, quality public schools?
Do you want Millionaire Wall St Bankers to be able to get away with Mortgage and Pension Fraud? Yes We Can Make Wall Street Pay http://t.co/hEPCAbr via @change
Do you want to be able to have sex with a consenting adult of your choice? Do you want others to have this same right?
Do you want the right to choose when to have children or not? Do you want others to have this right? Do you want government to interfere in healthcare decisions between a woman and her doctor?
Do you want well-trained, licensed EMTs and other emergency personnel to be available for life and death emergencies?
Do you want your elected officials to have excellent government healthcare while you do not? http://www.pnhp.org/news/2010/july/improve-and-strengthen-medicare-by-expanding-it-to-all
Do you want firefighters and police to be available for emergencies to protect lives and property?
Do you want workplace laws that protect the 8-hour workday, health and safety at work and freedom from discrimination and harassment?
Do you think corporations that violate labor, safety, environmental and other laws should be held accountable? Confidentiality Settlements Hide Dangerous Corporate Behavior http://bit.ly/eqfHqL
Do you want Child Labor Laws that protect children from physical labor and exploitation?
Do you want laws that protect the safety of your food and what is put into it?
Do you want telephone service?
Do you want healthcare provided by people who have met certain standards of learning and training?
Do you want the mentally ill to get the diagnoses and treatment they need?
Do you want the elderly to get the healthcare and support they need?
Do you want plumbing to work and sewage to be treated so we do not all die of Cholera and other diseases?
Do you want medicines to be held to certain testing standards to ensure they are safe?
Do you want unsafe chemicals to be outlawed in children’s toys, in food, in drinking water, in products for sale, in medicines, and in the air we breathe?
Check out our latest episode of Whistle Where You Work on the future of the Whistleblower bill, & our food conference http://bit.ly/bnU6gc
Do you want to be sure you’re breathing clean air?
Do you want to be sure that there are zoning laws so a strip club or tobacco factory isn’t allowed to open on your street?
Do you want recycling laws to ensure that our children and grandchildren are not living among piles of garbage?
Do you want fraud to be prosecuted so those who defraud the taxpayers or investors are punished and must pay it back?
Do you want electricity and other energy to come from clean sources that do not endanger the future of our children and grandchildren?
Do you want a better standard of living, improved healthcare, improved social safety nets, and improved retirements for you and your fellow Americans?
Do you want helmet and seatbelt laws that protect millions from avoidable head injuries that would have only cost taxpayers billions?
Do you want Campaign Finance Reform to ensure a more level playing field for candidates for elected office?
Do you want corporations to have the same voting power as human beings? Do you want corporations to have more voting power than human beings?
Do you want Freedom of Speech? Do you want Freedom of Speech for those with whom you disagree?
Do you want Freedom of the Press? Do you want accurate news information as opposed to propagandist likes like they have in China, Saudi Arabia and Cuba? Fox News lies so much that Canadian law bars them from broadcasting there http://t.co/9r5BMyj
Do you want a more perfect Union? What would that look like to you?
Do you want a better justice system with accurate DNA testing so innocent people are not jailed?
Do you want your country to put innocent people to death for crimes they have not committed?
Do you want to risk executing innocent people even though many of those executed have been exonerated of guilt by DNA and other evidence after they’ve already been killed?
Do you want to uphold the Constitution’s direction of keep church and state separate? Do you support freedom of religion and freedom from religion as the Founders did?
Do you understand the Constitution’s statement that the government has a right to tax citizens?
Do you understand that the Constitution is an ever-changing document?
Are you familiar with the Bill of Rights and the US Constitution?
Do you support a woman’s right to choose when to have children?
Do you support the rights of all adults who wish to marry to do so?
Do you support the repeal on DADT?
Do you support some form of Immigration Reform? Have you read differing perspectives on the issue to gain a full understanding of all the issues and perspectives?
Do you support the ERA for women?
Do you support laws that protect women from being abused and/or raped by their partners or husbands?
Do you support laws that protect men from being abused by their partners or wives?
Do you support laws that protect children from being abused by their parents or teachers or anyone else?
Do you want to have well-trained police in your neighborhood?
Do you want to have well-trained crime labs to solve and help prosecute crimes?
Do you want hospitals to be staffed with well-trained medical personnel and state of the art equipment and supplies?
Do you want US school students to be among the best in the world?
Do you want US schools to be safe?
Do you want US schoolteachers to be well-trained?
Do you want corporations to be able to influence lawmakers more than citizens can? Yes We Can Make Wall Street Pay http://t.co/hEPCAbr via @change
Do you want public health to be monitored and protected from epidemics?
Do you want to be legally protected from threats or violence against you by those who may disagree with you?
Do you want others to have the same rights as you do?
Do you want prisoners in the US to be treated humanely?
Do you want whistleblowers to be legally protected so that the public is protected from scams, poisons, and other harmful things that have occurred frequently in the past?
Do you want air traffic to be controlled safely by well-trained professionals?
Do you want there to be control over who enters the country legally and how?
Do you want all those things that we purchase that have to be measured (gas, food, medicine, etc.) to be fairly regulated to ensure accuracy?
Do you want to be able to mail something in the US and know it will reach its destination anywhere in the world?
Do you want courts that are as fair as possible to address criminal and civil offenses by well-trained legal personnel? Yes We Can Make Wall Street Pay http://t.co/hEPCAbr via @change
Do you want access to the internet that is not controlled by powerful corporations which would limit what you could access?
Do you want trash treatment facilities to properly and healthily dispose of the millions of tons of garbage we produce?
Do you want a US that establishes justice? Yes We Can Make Wall Street Pay http://t.co/hEPCAbr via @change
Do you want a US that ensures domestic tranquility?
Do you want a US that provides for the common defense?
Do you want a US that promotes the general welfare?
Do you want a US that allows for its citizens to equally have access to life, liberty, and happiness?
Do you want habeus corpus laws – the protection from being detained without reasonable legal charges?
Do you want the right to be innocent until proven guilty by a just legal court of law and by a jury of your peers?
Do you want the disabled to be free from discrimination, harassment and exploitation?
Do you want those who are hurt or killed in unsafe workplaces to be treated with fairness and dignity and to have their health needs met?
Congress Passes Socialized Medicine and Mandates Health Insurance -In 1778 http://blogs.forbes.com/rickungar/2011/01/17/congress-passes-socialized-medicine-and-mandates-health-insurance-in-1778/
What else do you want or not want for yourself and for the other millions of citizens of the US?
Remain updated on how your elected officials vote on Labor and other issues: Sign up to see how your elected officials vote on various issues: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/megavote/ Make sure you tell them you want workers’ rights to be protected and improved – not gutted by the GOP who are destroying workers’ rights because they accept large campaign donations from the Koch Brothers and other corporations.
Do you want these laws to protect you, your children and your grandchildren at work?
YOU HAVE RIGHTS!
If you believe you have been discriminated against because of your race, color, national origin, age, or disability, you have the right to file a complaint. In certain programs, discrimination based on sex, religion, citizenship, or political affiliation or belief is also against the law.
This brochure is intended to help you get the results you deserve. In order to ensure that your complaint is being handled properly, please follow the instructions given.
First, find the program or activity that you are involved in. Then make sure that alleged discrimination charge is covered in that program. Send your complaint to the agency listed.
Your complaint must be filed within 180 days of the alleged incident.
Make sure you include all the information that is important to your complaint.
Please write or type your letter legibly.
Department of Education Office of Civil Rights
Mary E. Switzer Bldg
330 C Street Southwest
Washington, DC 20202
(202) 205-5557; 1-800-421-3481
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
131 M Street NE, Fourth Floor Suite 4NW02F Washington, DC 20507
(202) 663-4900; 1-800-669-4000
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights
200 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20201
(202) 619-0403; 1-800-368-1019
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
451 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20410
(202) 708-4252; 1-800-669-9777
Department of Labor Civil Rights Center
200 Constitution Avenue, NW Room N-4123
Washington, DC 20210
Educational institution, private employers, State and local governments
State and local governments, educational institutions, unions’ apprenticeship programs employment agencies and private employers with 15 or more employees
Private employers, state and local governments, post secondary educations institutions in the health field, hospitals, nursing homes, social service agencies and facilities.
State and local governments and housing authorities
Private employers, State and local governments if participants in Department of Labor programs.
BASIS OF DISCRIMINATION
Race, color, sex national origin, and disability
Race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, and disability
Race, color, sex, national origin, religion, and disability
Race, color, sex, national origin, religion, and disability
Race, color, sex, national origin, disability, political affiliation or belief, and citizenship
Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
200 Constitution Ave NW, Room C-3325
Washington, DC 20210
(202) 693- 0101
National Labor Relations
1099 14th Street NW, Room 9700
Washington, DC 20570
Small Business Administration of Equal Employment Opportunity & Civil Rights
409 3rd Street SW
Washington, DC 20416
Department of Labor Office Wage & Hour Division (WHD)
200 Constitution Ave NW, Room S-3502
Washington, DC 20210
(202) 693- 0563
U.S. Postal Service
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20260
(202) 768-1000; 1-888-308-7654
Federal contractors and sub contractors, contractors and sub-contractors and federally assisted construction.
Prevents and remedies unfair labor practices by employers and labor organizations.
Aids and protects small business interests through financial investment, procurement and management assistance. Ensures that beneficiaries of SBA’s programs are in compliance with civil rights legislation
Federal minimum wage, overtime pay, child labor requirements; Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, wage garnishment provisions of the Consumer Credit Protection Act
Handles complaints of discrimination from employees, present and former
BASIS OF DISCRIMINATION
Race, color, sex, national origin, disability, disabled Veterans and Veterans
* If your complaint does not appear to be covered by one of the above-listed agencies, you should contact your State government for the name of the organization within the State that would handle your complaint.
(U.S. Department of Labor, 2009)
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