Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Around the Blogs

Went to a Washington Wizards game tonight. They won. (In fact they're actually having a good season.) Which is my way of telling you that I've had no time to write tonight. So I'll let someone else do the work for awhile:

Workers Comp Insider discusses a survey of restaurant workers that conjures Orwell's Down and Out in Paris and London. Pay's lousy, now health insurance, no paid vacation and no paid sick leave. And then there's "very difficult working conditions: hot kitchens, slippery floors, aging equipment. Discriminatory practices are rampant. If workers miss time due to illness or family emergencies, they are usually fired. The turnover rate is very high."

Brooklyn Dodger explains why noise kills.

Dispatch from the Trenches, Nathan Newman (here and here), Chris Bowers, Pacific Views, In These Times all talk about the trials and tribulations of the labor movement.

Effect Measure discusses the Bush Administrations Clear Lies Skies environmental program and how they think that mercury is good for us.

Suburban Guerrilla points us to the list of the 10 Worst Corporations of 2004. One of them is McWane corporation which was just in the news yesterday for killing yet another worker, Dow Chemical for continuing to own up to its responsibility for Bhopal, and of course Wal-Mart.

Hazards reports on a study showing that long hours at work lead to car crashes on the way home.