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32BJ Statement On Rescued Window Washers

New York, NY—“We are happy and relieved that our members Juan Lizama and Juan Lopez are safe and will be going home to their families tonight. We thank the FDNY and everyone who was involved in their rescue. The safety of our members is of paramount importance for our union. That is why we make sure that a rigorous safety protocol is followed on the job and that workers are offered the training they need to be safe every day and in the event of an accident,” said 32BJ President Héctor Figueroa.

32BJ SEIU represents 70,000 building service workers including about 600 window cleaners in New York City.

http://www.seiu32bj.org/press-releases/32bj-statement-on-rescued-window-washers/

Here’s Your Union-Made in America Thanksgiving Shopping List

Before you put together your Thanksgiving dinner shopping list, check our list of union-made in America food and other items that are essential to a traditional family Thanksgiving feast. Speaking of thanks, a big “thank you” to the Union Label and Service Trades Department (ULSTD), Union Plus and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor's resource site, Labor 411, for compiling their extensive catalogs of union-made products.

Here are some of the best union-made Thanksgiving eats and cookware from the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM); Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers (GMP); Machinists (IAM); United Steelworkers (USW); and United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW).

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Other-News/Here-s-Your-Union-Made-in-America-Thanksgiving-Shopping-List


November 13

National Indian Pudding Day

Indian pudding might not be pretty, but few New England desserts can rival its claim to fame as the most comprehensive of our regional sweet dishes. It evolved out of an initial British culinary tradition, which was then enhanced by Native American influenced necessity, and finally, flavored with the fruits of New England commerce.

http://www.yankeemagazine.com/new-england-traditions/indian-pudding


World Kindness Day.

Kindness Ideas
Browse through our collection of Kindness Ideas. Use the filters or search tool to find the perfect idea by category, relative cost or the time it takes to complete.


http://www.randomactsofkindness.org/kindness-ideas

November 12

National Pizza with the Works Day

Fancy Rat & Mouse Day

World Architecture Day.

November 11

National Sundae Day


National Young Reader's Day


Origami Day


Veterans Day

Is payment transformation on the way?

Apple has recently unveiled Apple Pay to great fanfare, which allows customers to pay using their iPhone. A rival payment system is under development called CurrentC, which is being created by a consortium of large retailers. Without placing any bets, it’s clear that there will be significant activity around the “digital wallet,” allowing customers to speed up their payment options. Self-checkouts have been around for years and Kroger is working on some cool technology that could rapidly speed the scanning process.

But, what about avoiding the checkout altogether? With nearly two-thirds of customers now using some sort of smartphone, we are not far away from what might be both a customer and retailer dream — the ability to check out in aisle without ever waiting in a checkout line. Customers get to bypass the wait and retailers can save on their largest single labor expense —the front end.


Read More: http://supermarketnews.com/technology/payment-transformation-way#ixzz3IeePDfUW

Students with special needs turned away from Bath and Body Works at Chesterfield Mall (St. Louis, MO)

A field trip to the Chesterfield Mall for students with special needs was disrupted Thursday when teachers say an employee at the Bath and Body Works refused to allow their group to enter the store.

Seventeen students from Fort Zumwalt North High School went on the trip to practice life skills, and were in small groups with staff to find stores and products in a scavenger hunt activity.

They were welcomed at other stores in the mall, but a worker stopped the groups before they walked into Bath and Body Works, saying they could not come in, Principal Joe Sutton said. The denial prompted some of the students to ask why they weren’t allowed to get things at the store.

(Now, this particular paragraph below, I find interesting as it offers a reason, granted a very bad one, but a reason and suggests just how very afraid the store level staff is of not making the "numbers" set by their corporate office).

The employee apparently assumed the group wouldn’t be buying anything and was concerned that if they walked past the sensor that tracks the number of people in the store each day, it would hurt their sales percentage.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/students-with-special-needs-turned-away-from-bath-and-body/article_97d8278f-159c-5bf6-a5ab-5528b4e07020.html

November 10

National Vanilla Cupcake Day



Area Code Day


Sesame Street Day


Windows Day (Microsoft)



World Orphans Day & World Science Day for Peace and Development

November 9

National Scrapple Day


World Freedom Day

November 8

National Harvey Wallbanger Day

Abet and Aid Punsters Day


Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day


Dunce Day


National Parents As Teachers Day


X-ray Day.
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