Petition to National Board of Nursing, National council of state board of Nursing, President of the United States, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Allow LPNs to challenge the Board of Nursing to obtain RN licensure
The LPN position in this country is grossly underestimated. We are performing work at the same level as an RN in most facilities, including having to pick up the slack. Experienced LPN's should be able to challenge the Board of Nursing to sit for the NCLEX-RN and if able to pass, should be granted an RN license or at least be able to test out of the bridge program courses. With the national nursing shortage, the US is importing Nurses when we have competent nurses already licensed in the country that are more than capable of performing at an RN level. It should be possible to test out of the bridge program just like it is possible to test out of other college courses.
Petition to Travis Tranel, Sheila Harsdorf, Paul Ryan, Sean Duffy, Donald Trump, Scott Walker, Adam Jarchow, Patty Schachtner, Keith Ripp, Romaine Quinn, Lena Taylor, Robert Kulp, Tammy Baldwin
Help America’s Dairy Farmers bring milk prices to the 21st Century
America's farmers are the life line for all of us. Without farmers raising their crops and livestock, we wouldn't have food on the table or in our bellies. What's more disturbing is the lack of funding to help the farmers be able to make a living wage without going into debt and losing their farms to bigger conglomerate farms. You know something is seriously wrong with the farming industry when your creameries are sending out letters with suicide prevention resources with the farmer's milk checks. Milk prices today are at the same price they were back in 1978 and this hasn't given farmers a fighting chance. Three years ago my parents at ages 61 and 57 had to make a decision that would change their lives forever. They chose to grow the family farm into 120 cows from 70 cows because they couldn't afford to retire and they were still financially supporting my dad's parents who are 92 and 86 years old and still live on the family farm. Building a new barn was the best thing in the world because it meant the herd they had in the old barn doubled their milk production just by moving them into a modern barn that promoted cow health. At the time of them considering & going through the building process the price of milk was at $22 per hundred weight. Since building 3 years ago there has been a steady drop in the price of milk. As of their last milk check posted this week the price is $14.20 per hundred weight, well below affordable price to make ends meet. As of 3 weeks ago my parents were denied funding to purchase seed corn or other supplies for this growing season which is setting them up to be foreclosed upon as early as this fall. Everyone says they can't thank the farmer enough but when we see the price of $14.20 per hundred weight how can we feel thanked by Americans when the farmer cannot even afford to put 'food on the table' for our precious cows who give us the milk we sell. Milk processing plants have even gone as far as sending letters out in the milk check trying to help farmers deal with depression and anxiety because they know the farmer can't afford to pay their bills on the milk check they are receiving. Over the course of the last 10 years you, as 'The Government', have bailed out the banking industry due to failing housing market prices and predatory lending, the auto market due to failing prices in the automobile market, and several other markets. If the government and people of the United States of America say they 'cannot do it without the farmer' then why is the price of a gallon of milk higher than ever in the store but yet 'in the gutter' for the farmer? Why is the housing, banking, auto, and other industries doing very well and the economy appears to be very strong but yet the farmer that creates your meals not able to put food on their own table due to low milk prices? What we are asking of you is this. What can the government do to augment the price of milk in the very near future (i.e. in the next 30 days as emergency relief) to help our dairy farmers of our great nation make it this growing season? We are looking to achieve $20 per hundred weight and create legislation to keep it no less than $20 so all farmers can continue doing what they love, farming! Please take this into serious consideration. The next 60 days with the price of milk will determine whether my parents will be able to keep the 120 year old family farm and share it with their grandchildren or will they be required to liquidate the farm and be left with nothing for not only their future, but Dad's parents’ future. Please consider this an EMERGENCY and look to create an emergency fund to help 'bail dairy farmers out' of this horrible situation.
Petition to Governor Andrew Cuomo
Supporters of the Tip Credit in New York
Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed to eliminate the minimum wage tip credit in New York State. This is will have a severe negative impact on all restaurants and their employees Federal law and most states allow tipped workers to be paid a lower minimum wage, as long as they earn at least the full minimum wage when tips are included. (The difference between the tipped wage and the full minimum wage is called the "tip credit.") The tip credit allows restaurant owners to keep labor costs down, while keeping it affordable for people to dine out. If the tip credit is removed, restaurants will be forced to raise their prices drastically to help cover costs. This will make it very difficult for average citizens to eat go out to eat. Furthermore if they can afford to go out to eat, they will not be inclined to tip a server that is making the same as everyone else. The problem would be even worse than this though. Eventually the service standards that are now practiced at most restaurants would no longer exist. A restaurant will not be able to afford to fully staff their service floors which will lead to less people working and more automated service. The restaurant industry in America is unique, and survey data proves that both tipped workers and the public prefer the current tipping model. Restaurant workers often look at themselves as commission-based sales people--the more they sell the more they make. In addition, they are rewarded when they give guests exceptional experiences. Guests appreciate that they can show their satisfaction through tipping; it is a way to show their respect for a server executing his/her craft. Far from being demeaning, as some activist organizations have claimed, the tipping system is empowering for servers and bartenders. This is really only the beginning of all the things wrong with getting rid of the tip credit. Tell your friends and family, tell anyone you can. We do NOT want this, and really in the end no one does because it will change the service industry forever!
Petition to Professional Truckers Association Group
End the ELD mandate that is being forced on small trucking companies
On December 18, 2017 Electronic Logging Devices will go into effect and have to be installed in your fleet before this deadline to be in compliance by the FMCSA. We are asking the President of the United States to side with small business owners in the trucking industry and end this federal requirement.
Petition to H&M, Adidas, Gap Inc., Gap, NIKE, firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , Marks & Spencer, firstname.lastname@example.org , Inditex, email@example.com , Ranjeeb.Sarma@marks-and-spencer.com , AWalker@levi.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , Daniel_Fibiger@gap.com , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , MBaigorri@LEVI.com
Garment Workers on Hunger Strike in India!
We are workers at Avery Dennison India Pvt. Ltd in, and also members of Garment and Textile workers Union (GATWU) Bangalore, India, and we are now on a hunger strike to protest the inhumane behavior of our management, and also violation of various Indian labour laws!! It's a multimillion dollar operation which produces products for brand giants such as H&M, Adidas, Zara, Levi's, Gap, Marks & Spencer, Nike, and many others. For many years, Avery Dennison has been paying us differing wages for the same amount of work, through subcontracting out some of us but not others. They have used this as an excuse to pay UNDER the already-low minimum wage for the work we do! Several of our colleagues have been forced to work back-to-back short-term contracts for the same amount of work, with no stoppage, just like permanent employees, but with none of the benefits, some for over 10 years. This is completely unacceptable; we have the right to provide for our families just like any other worker. When we see the CEOs and owners of some of these firms making the list of richest billionaires in the world, we know that it is our labor that creates their profits, yet our factory refuses to respect our basic rights or the rule of law. This is why we decided to form a union. With the support of Garment and Textile Workers' Union, we organized to tell our employer that we deserve our basic rights. The employer, instead of respectfully negotiating with us, decided to retaliate. They illegally dismissed 44 of our colleagues for daring to stand up for our rights and to scare us into submission. But we will not be intimidated! We are now on our 5th day of our hunger strike to demand that they: Reinstate ALL terminated workers Make contract workers permanent Provide equal pay for equal work Stop worker discrimination Stop union busting! Join us to demand that Avery Dennison, and the brands that work with them, do the right thing! Signed, Avery Dennison Pvt. Ltd. Workers Bangalore, India
Petition to AT&T
AT&T: Stop Retaliating against Employees and Bring Corbin Back
On December 20, 2017, the California State Labor Commissioner’s Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) completed its investigation of a retaliation complaint filed by AT&T Premises Technician/CWA Steward Corbin Mezner. The DLSE ruled AT&T unlawfully perpetrated 6 adverse acts of retaliation against Corbin, including termination, for reporting a safety hazard and refusing to perform work that violated a health and safety standard. AT&T violated Labor Code sections 98.6, 1102.5, 6310 and 6311, and was ordered by the DLSE to “offer to the employee full and unconditional reinstatement” in addition to lost wages and penalties within 30 days. It’s now a month since the deadline and AT&T has not made any attempt to comply with the orders. The next step is for the DLSE to enforce its order through court proceedings, however that could add many more months to a fight that’s already stretched beyond a year. AT&T’s intentional dragging out of the judicial process accomplishes two objectives. 1.) Prolong Corbin’s economic ruin for as long as possible 2.) Send a clear warning to employees; shut up and do as your told or else. Now, KEEP DISPATCHING! This is OUR fight. If we don’t stand together and demand AT&T immediately reinstate Corbin’s employment as ordered, we’re all at risk of these illegal and destructive tactics. We’re all at risk of being forced to choose between our safety or livelihood. These abuses will continue and will get worse as the company sacrifices our health and safety in the pursuit of higher profits. It’s time AT&T understands we will not accept blatant violations of the law. It’s time AT&T realizes we will not allow our safety to be jeopardized, nor will we tolerate retaliation and abuse towards our brothers and sisters. An injustice to one is an attack against all. AT&T writes its policies claiming safety and strict ethical practices are the top priorities of its corporate culture. As employees we’re disciplined for any reported safety incident or any failure to adhere to the COBC. If AT&T’s double standard is unacceptable to you, let them know by signing this petition and please add a comment if you can. After signing, please forward the link to everyone you know. Read the Notice AT&T is required to post. They won’t, so we did. http://goo.gl/9cS87m In Solidarity We Trust
Petition to Andrew Cuomo
Support New York State Parole Officers In
Receiving Line-Of-Duty-Injury Pay!
New York State Parole Officers employed in the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision perform hazardous duties on behalf of the people of the state of New York on a daily basis. Parole Officers are at serious risk of being injured in the performance of these duties and should be afforded the same protection against the financial hardship which may result as are available to those individuals employed by municipalities and have similar law enforcement responsibilities. What is even more troubling is that New York State Parole Officers work along side police officers when executing warrants, surveillance of sex offenders, traveling out-of-state for extraditions and conducting home parole visits. In fact, New York State Parole Officers make more felony arrests, on an annual basis, than most seasoned police officers. Since the 2011 merger with the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Services, Parole Officers have been forced to work along side New York State Correction Officers yet without the injury protections they enjoy. You can help New York State Parole Officers receive injury protections by signing our petition. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SupportNYSParoleOfficers/ NYS Parole Documentary - Unsung Heroes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr1ElvuZe