58 petitions

Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to Jeff Weiner

Pay Hosts! For-Profit Companies & Brands: Stop Exploiting Talent #PayHosts

The CampaignWhen LinkedIn recently solicited a rising TV host to promote their brand without pay, we were outraged that a job site worth BILLIONS would exploit talent. This is not an isolated case. Hosts/On-Air Personalities are regularly taken advantage of by for-profit companies and brands that expect us to host shows, commercials and events "for exposure." This must change! The #PAYHOSTS campaign aims to get fair pay for hosts from outlets that make a profit off our work. Who We AreYou see us hosting your favorite entertainment shows, emceeing events and creating original content that's seen by millions. We work in TV, news, entertainment, events and commercials. We're storytellers trained to engage audiences with messages that inspire, empower, enlighten and entertain. Our work connects us with people around the world – from network TV shows to web series, from red carpets to sporting events. For companies and brands, hosts are one of the most important marketing elements they will ever use.  We share their stories. We sell their products. We connect them to a global audience. The Problem An increasing number of companies exploit hosts by asking us to work for extremely low- or no pay while they benefit financially from our time, talent and training. Instead of a fair paycheck, these companies – some worth BILLIONS – expect hosts to work “for exposure." Sounds like a raw deal, right? It does to us too.  We won’t have great hosts making significant work if we don’t stop this exploitation.  EXPOSURE DOESN'T PAY. The Solution Companies and brands must pay hosts fairly when they profit from our work. Hosting for us is an act of entrepreneurship. We make sacrifices to pay for classes, learn TelePrompTer, travel to auditions and buy equipment. It takes years of hard work and hustle to get good jobs in our profession. Small businesses can’t survive giving away products and services for free. Neither can we. How You Can Help Sign the #PayHosts petition!  Share it with everyone you know. By supporting fair pay for hosts, you will still be able to access high quality stories in years to come and ensure the sustainability of hosting careers that reflect the broadest possible spectrum of human experience. The Creators #PayHosts is an advocacy campaign created by Hosts in LA (HiLA).  Hosts in LA is the largest group in the U.S. for On-Air Personalities/Influencers in TV, Digital, Red Carpet, Sports, Events & Comedy. Our mission is to provide job opportunities, career advancement, resources and mentoring for professional and emerging hosts. With 3,000 members and a combined global reach of 80 million+ across platforms, this is the first-ever major collaborative effort to ensure the sustainability of hosting careers. Thank you for standing with us for fair pay for hosts!  *A Note to Companies Asking hosts to represent your product, brand or service without pay while you cash in on our work is a poor reflection on you as a company. Why should consumers trust a company that cheats creatives? Not paying talent isn't good business and it's not ethical. Pay hosts fairly! Yes! √ We Pay Hosts

Hosts LA
97 supporters
This petition won 6 months ago

Petition to James Cocuzza Sr., Thomas Foley, George Hoff, Chris Christie, Frank Pallone Jr., Cory A. Booker, New Jersey State House

Lift residency restriction of Keansburg EMS volunteers

I’m a US Army combat veteran who’s looking to answer the call to serve once again. I'm big on camaraderie and the Brotherhood-like bonds when it comes to working as a group or in teams. Teams you trust are what create success in an organization. Being from a town that used to be known as West Keansburg, I have made friends in Keansburg. Not Hazlet. Keansburg. A problem that someone who lives in my area might have, is the residency restriction on membership for Keansburg Emergency Medical Services (KEMS), and I believe that it should be lifted - for the safety of our residents and for those who wish to volunteer from nearby towns. Building bonds and friendships over the years helps to keep an organization strong. Being forced to go to a town that’s 4.5 miles from my home, where I would have to create new bonds and friendships, makes little sense. There is no reason why someone in former-West Keansburg needs to wait for EMS from Hazlet, a call that is 4 miles away, when there is KEMS less than a mile away (0.7 mi. from my location). This could be the difference in a life-and-death situation. Thus far, in 2017, Hazlet answered 640 calls between January and May; KEMS has answered 1,137 calls YTD, and of those, 101 were transported just in September alone. Keansburg is a prominent summer attraction and they can use the extra volunteers from neighboring towns when needed, whether they just need a driver or extra qualified hands on deck; but they are not just a summer EMS unit, they run 24/7/365 helping people. At one time, there was a need for slots to only be available per town, for Keansburg, there were 25, but there is no need for it now – it was recognized, then lifted. The residency restriction is also an obsolete concept, and needs to be lifted as well, so that people who live nearby can volunteer their time and dedication to the residents; so the EMS Personnel can answer a call that is closer to them to potentially save someone who wouldn't have lasted a few more minutes. Wouldn't it make sense to contact the closest EMS to the situation? Why are we calling EMS from a further distance, in any situation, for help? They need the extra hands, especially in the summer, to better serve the community. Help me lift the residency restriction so that others like me can serve their communities. We need this residency restriction lifted so that Keansburg EMS can aide in making our towns a better place!

Paula Sharkey
461 supporters
Started 8 months ago

Petition to MCTS

Save Our JobLines!

JobLines – A Lifeline We Could Lose! The lack of employment opportunities for residents of the inner city – especially those ages 18-30 – is one of Milwaukee’s most critical challenges. Three years ago, the Milwaukee County Transit System JobLines, routes 6 and 61, were created to connect those in our hardest-hit urban neighborhoods to a multitude of opportunities outside the city. Suddenly moms, dads, young people just getting a start in life had newfound access to available jobs in retail, manufacturing and more – as well as internships, apprenticeships and community colleges that would create a career path. Today, these two bus routes are a lifeline for so many in our community, and are experiencing record ridership. Every day, more than 1,000 riders rely on the JobLines to get them to work at more than 150 employers throughout Waukesha and Washington Counties. But at the close of 2018, funding for the project will be exhausted, and it could be the end of the line for the JobLines!  Losing the JobLines Would Be a Loss for Everyone The JobLines don’t just benefit the workers who ride them. For companies along the routes, they are a crucial connection to a vast pool of talented, motivated employees. For the entire Greater Milwaukee economy, they are a powerful turn in the right direction. Public transportation attracts business development, supports job growth, relieves traffic congestion, and helps lift people out of poverty. Eliminating these routes will jeopardize hundreds of jobs for the riders and families ­who depend on them – adding to unemployment, affecting lives, and negatively impacting the economic output of the areas they serve. The entire Greater Milwaukee community needs the JobLines! It’s time for us to stand together to change the way we think about, the way we invest in, and the way we create and maintain a public transportation system that is for the good of all of us. Join us in the fight to save the JobLines! Add Your Voice! By signing our petition, you join all of us who know that cutting job-focused bus routes are not in the interest of our communities and the Greater Milwaukee Area economy. Your signature will empower our voice to encourage the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors and MCTS to reevaluate transportation funding and dedicate the resources needed to continue these vital routes. Together, we can keep the JobLines rolling! JobLines — Milwaukee County Transit System’s (MCTS) bus routes 6 and 61 — is a joint initiative among MCTS, BHCW (Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin) and MICAH (Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope), connecting Milwaukee residents with suburban job opportunities.

Milwaukee JobLines
1,884 supporters