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Fired Saints cheerleader Bailey Davis and her ‘provocative’ photo
ALL BAILEY DAVIS WANTS IS A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD. So does Kristan Davis. They are suing the NFL to get it.
Both women were NFL cheerleaders. Both were fired. Both maintain they were victims of gender discrimination and denied basic worker’s rights due every worker, in every workplace.
Bailey Davis was fired when she dared to dress in a way the New Orleans Saints didn’t like. Kristan Davis was fired for daring to think out loud in a way the Miami Dolphins didn’t like.
A $15 MINIMUM WAGE IS ALL THE RAGE—KINDA. A new CLI Briefing Note gives a clear snapshot of the different paths three provinces are taking to get there and suggests a $15 minimum wage for all may soon be “an idea whose time has come.”
Alberta will bring in a $15 minimum wage first in October, Ontario in January 2019—unless the new government come June 7 changes things—and B.C. in 2021.
UNIONS MATTER #7
LIKE YOUR TIME OFF? HUG A UNION.
Like your weekend? Thank the union movement.
Like your long weekend. Thank them even more.
Unions in Canada brought us the weekend, paid holidays and overtime.
Without unions we’d still be working seven days a week and forget about breaks.
Hug a union. They’ve worked for it.
Jainna Patel says her internship with Bell Mobility was no different from an entry-level job, plus overtime, except that she didn’t get a paycheque.
HER DAD TOLD HER THE INTERNSHIP WAS A SCAM. Jainna Patel said it wasn’t. Until the day she filed her complaint against Bell Mobility for scamming her to work for free.
ALL SHE COULD DO WAS SCREAM FOR HELP. Her personal security alarm was out of reach and next to useless anyway. It was held together with masking tape. Fortunately, other nurses heard her cries and came to her rescue.
Nurses are attacked and hurt by patients all the time. But this attack was different. It was exactly what the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE) had time and again warned the employer could happen. Now it had.
Jane Clegg in the cockpit in happier days
MISOGYNY KNOWS NO RHYME OR REASON. If it did it would treat Jane Clegg and Tammie Jo Shults the same. But it doesn’t.
It treats Jane Clegg like a zero, because of her gender. It treats Tammie Jo Shults like a hero, ignoring her gender.
Both women are airline pilots. Tammie Jo Shults recently safely landed a damaged Southwest Airlines plane with 149 people on board. She deserves all the praise she gets.
Haitian refugee Joanne Clotaire with her sons Lucas and Looandjee, left, ready to work for a new life in Canada
PAULO’S RIGHT HAND WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. The damage done in a meat grinder accident at work is too severe. You’d think he’d get workers’ compensation, no problem. You’d be wrong.
YOGA CLASSES AREN’T GONNA DO IT. The stress at work is still gonna get ya—and even kill ya—way too often. Proof of this is all laid out in a new book by Stanford University professor Jeffrey Pfeffer.
Pfeffer’s book, Dying for a Paycheck, takes a deeper look at research that pointed to working conditions as the cause of more than 120,000 excess deaths a year in the USA.