Amazes me that a guy who has held several ‘odd jobs’ is all for this;
State workers lost round one Wednesday in their effort to derail a proposed rule change that will eliminate the appeals process for an employee who is laid off.
The Career Services Commission - a board of citizens appointed by the governor – approved the rule change, among others, on a 3-1 vote.
While I question the appeals process, I would have to agree with this state worker;
“That’s why people come to state or federal government, because there is some job security. They don’t work for the state for the wages,” he said.
He is right, while state jobs don’t always pay good, they do have some benefits. It is unfortunate that the rest of South Dakotans don’t have the same rights as state workers. We are a right to work state, we can be fired for any reason. I think all workers should have some recourse. This move isn’t about state workers, it is about worker’s rights in general and a movement across the nation to strip ALL workers, private, public, of their rights.
Give it a rest already John;
WASHINGTON – With the Obama administration promoting efforts to unionize workplaces, Sen. John Thune warned business leaders Tuesday that they should be ready to mobilize against congressional efforts to help labor groups organize employees.
“We cannot let up. We have to be vigilant. We’ve got to stay on this issue. This is organized labor’s No. 1 priority,” the South Dakota Republican said to about 250 business and chamber representatives from eight states attending a U.S. Chamber of Commerce conference. “We have to defeat this. … We have to be prepared because this could happen on very short notice.”
Why should we defeat this? Because it might require South Dakotans to have the chance to make better wages? It is blatantly obvious that Thune has his head shoved up the ass of corporate interests, Hell he worked as a lobbyist before running for Senate, and once he got in the Senate the first thing he tried to do is give his pal the biggest Federal Loan in the history of our country to a private industry. When are we gonna wakeup and realize this guy is a fraud?
“Chamber of Commerce people seem to think that if you keep giving money to corporations, that will fix the country,” said Mark Anderson, president of the South Dakota State Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO.
Well, Mark, they are the largest lobbyist group in DC. Remember, Washington, and our very own golden boy, Ironic Johnny, only respond to cold hard cash. And the working class of South Dakota certainly are not sending it John’s way. He knows who he works for . . .
“This is a black-and-white issue, and we need to keep it that way,” Thune said.
I agree John, it is black-and-white, so why are you painting it red?
I’m all about tax credits to employers, but why give tax credits to employers that are hiring low wage jobs?
Federal income tax credits are now available to South Dakota employers who hire unemployed military veterans or young adults who aren’t attending school or working.
I think the tax credits should come with some kind of guarantee the employer will pay above scale after a 90 day review. I see this as a way for employers to not only save money on taxes but save money on wages. Why are we rewarding employers who pay low wages? Only in South Dakota!
To qualify, veterans must have served on active duty and been discharged or released and received unemployment payments for at least four weeks.
The disconnected youth are people between 16 and 24 years old who lack basic skills. Employers can save up to $2,400 in tax credits by hiring people who qualify.
Other target groups include welfare recipients, veterans, ex-felons and food stamp recipients.
And we should be surprised that employers oppose the Employee Free Choice Act.