agonyofdefeat

Why Everyone Loves the Olympics

Posted July 31, 2012 by Randy Shaw

Movie attendance in the U.S. declined 25% last weekend, with industry sources blaming the Aurora shootings. But the Olympics was the real reason. Why pay money to see the Dark Knight, Ice Age or other blockbusters when synchronized swimming and
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Do School Bake Sales Really Bring in the Dough?

Posted July 31, 2012 by Dana Woldow

Say the words “school fund raising” and the first thing most people think of is “bake sale.” This, despite the fact that school bake sales have come under fire in recent years as contributors to an unhealthy school environment, which
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Regional Transit Bodies; Who Pays Local Taxes …

Regional Transit Bodies; Who Pays Local Taxes …

Posted July 31, 2012 by

To the Editor:
Re: your article about San Francisco getting screwed on regional transit bodies, such as MTC and BART. San Francisco has two members of the BART Board. Where has James Fang been through all of this?
Edward Siwel
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Wellness Programs: Is it Our Fault We Get Sick?

Posted July 30, 2012 by Carl Finamore

Why do we get sick and how do we get well were the enormously complex and controversial questions explored by a gathering of labor and community activists, health policy experts and academics attending a one-day conference at the University of
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Right-to-Work States …

Right-to-Work States …

Posted July 30, 2012 by

To the Editor:
Don’t forget the growing number of right-to-work (RTW) states — 23 so far — which tilt the playing field away from unions to corporations. Section 14(b) of the Taft-Hartley amendments to the Labor Management Relations Act, 29
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