Forward readers were surveyed about their experiences in the workplace. Here are some of their responses.
Zac Efron is Jewish. Really. He can prove it.
Comedy Central wrote: Adam, Blake and Ders come up with an unconventional and intimate method of interviewing applicants for a free spot in their cubicle. “Neighbors” hits theaters May 9.
Labor is focused on organizing low-wage workers and safety issues, especially after recent horrific factory tragedies. But maybe unions should push for all of us to work a little less.
Workers at Israel’s three main airlines began an open-ended strike on Sunday in protest at the government’s plans to ratify an open skies deal with Europe they see as a threat to their jobs.
The president should take the case for a higher minimum wage directly to the American people, just as he successfully argued that the very rich should pay more in taxes.
This morning the Orthodox Jewish social justice organization Uri L’Tzedek announced a major victory in their 2-year campaign against Flaum Appetizing, a Queens-based hummus producer and food distributor that had repeated labor violations, including wage theft and overtime violations. Flaums has accepted a global settlement which will return over $500,000 to workers for these violations.
The list of top earners in Israel’s publicly traded companies was published last week by Yediot Aharanot’s Mamon magazine. There is only one woman on the list: Stella Handler.
Yes, they can: Israeli call center employs the disabled A unique business empowers people with a range of disabilities to succeed in the workplace that traditionally shunned them. Call Yachol (www.callyachol.co.il) is a one-of-a-kind Israeli call center employing 180 Jewish and Arab disabled adults. In Hebrew, the name means “Everyone Can.” Psychologist Gil Winch, founder of the venture, says there is no reason for these employees’ mental or physical limitations to keep them from excelling on the job. But most have suffered from being shunned by mainstream employers and lack self-confidence in their potential. Up to 90 percent of severely disabled adults face chronic unemployment. Winch implemented a parent-based management model where workers are given affection and have scheduled time for team fun. The unusual arrangement has garnered interest from people in several countries looking to replicate the idea. Now based Rishon Lezion, future Call Yachol centers are planned for Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Downloads: Video: - 110131b: Yes, they can Hi Res: www.megaupload.com - 110131b: Yes, they can Hi Res no Voice: www.megaupload.com - 110131b: Yes, they can Streaming: www.megaupload.com - 110131b: Yes, they can Streaming No Voice: www.megaupload.com Documents: - 110131b: Yes, they can INTRO: www.megaupload.com - 110131b: Yes, they can SCRIPT: www.megaupload.com Please credit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel for any use of this video