September 30, 2005

UNION NEWS – RAG quiz on Sunday

Writing about web page http://www.sunion.warwick.ac.uk/portal/articles/ragquiz

The first RAG quiz of the year will be held in the Cholo and the Marketplace on Sunday at 8pm. To find out more click here

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  1. Why are you posting all the things which are already posted on the union website?

    30 Sep 2005, 18:44

  2. I'm posting the leaders of each article and then linking back to the website where people can then read more if they wish. The aim is to communicate better with those people who don't necessarily check our website but do read things on the blogs.

    For example I know of an student who does have a blog, but didn't know about sports fair, this wasn't up and running then but if it had been they might have seen it and be able to get more involved.

    Hope that answers the question

    Nick

    30 Sep 2005, 18:59

  3. Curtis Johnson

    Check out this article. Are our policticians supporting us Union folks?

    WARD HARKAVY, VILLAGE VOICE, 2000 – Twice in three days last week, Hillary
    Rodham Clinton basked in the adulation of cheering union members. Her
    record
    of supporting collective bargaining, however, is considerably worse than
    wobbly. Pity the thousands of unionists at last Tuesday's state Democratic
    convention who chanted her name, and the hundreds of retired Teamsters at
    Thursday's luncheon in midtown who had interrupted their Founder's Day meal

    to hear the corporate litigator turned union-loving Democrat deliver a
    campaign speech.

    They would have dropped their forks if they had heard that Hillary served
    for six years on the board of the dreaded Wal-Mart, a union-busting
    behemoth. If they had learned the details of her friendship with Wal-Mart,
    they might have lost their lunches. . . In 1986, when Hillary was first
    lady
    of Arkansas, she was put on the board of Wal-Mart. Officials at the time
    said she wasn't filling a vacancy. In May 1992, as Hubby's presidential
    campaign heated up, she resigned from the board of Wal-Mart. Company
    officials said at the time that they weren't going to fill her vacancy.

    So what the hell was she doing on the Wal-Mart board? According to press
    accounts at the time, she was a show horse at the company's annual meetings

    when founder Sam Walton bused in cheering throngs to celebrate his
    non-union
    empire, which is headquartered in Arkansas, one of the country's poorest
    states. According to published reports, she was placed in charge of the
    company's "green" program to protect the environment. But nobody got
    greener
    than Sam Walton and his family. For several years in the '80s, he was
    judged
    the richest man in America by Forbes magazine. . .

    Was Hillary the voice of conscience on the board for American and foreign
    workers? Contemporary accounts make no mention of that. They do describe
    her
    as a "corporate litigator" in those days, and they mention, speaking of
    environmental matters, that she also served on the board of Lafarge, a
    company that, according to a press account, once burned hazardous fuels to
    run its cement plants. . .

    The Clintons depended on Wal-Mart's largesse not only for Hillary's regular

    payments as a board member but for travel expenses on Wal-Mart planes and
    for heavy campaign contributions to Bill's campaigns there and nationally.
    .

    .

    Meanwhile, Wal-Mart's first lady, who also benefited from Wal-Mart stock,
    solicits support from union workers. Which makes her words to the elderly
    Teamsters last week especially poignant: "You can count on me to stand up
    for the right to collectively bargain!" Right on, sister!

    09 Feb 2006, 02:03


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