Amazon Gets A Lesson From France In Labor Relations

Amazon appears to have successfully stifled protest at its American warehouses by workers concerned about their safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In April, Amazon fired two warehouse workers who participated in protests about Amazon’s response to the pandemic. An Amazon vice-president, Tim Bray, subsequently resigned to protest the firings. But France is another story altogether. … Continue reading “Amazon Gets A Lesson From France In Labor Relations”

Can Melinda French Gates Revive The Lagging Women’s Movement?

Suddenly, women and girls seem to be invisible. Women are no longer the top priority even at the Women’s Sports Foundation, which is championing the rights of biological males who identify as female or trans women to participate in women’s sports. This despite science that clearly shows trans males have an unfair advantage over girls … Continue reading “Can Melinda French Gates Revive The Lagging Women’s Movement?”

Trump/Pelosi: “Let Them Eat Cake”

There are no heroes in the political impasse to extend pandemic relief to workers and small business owners who, through no fault of their own, are struggling to survive due to Covid-19. Both Republicans and Democrats for months have been using the suffering of the American people to position themselves in the upcoming Presidential election. … Continue reading “Trump/Pelosi: “Let Them Eat Cake””

Stopping Sexual Harassment

In the past, this blog has questioned why sexual harassment is not a criminal offense in the United States as it is in France. Now the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a second complaint against a business owner who is  characterized as a “serial” sexual harasser because he paid  $780,000 to five women in … Continue reading “Stopping Sexual Harassment”

Crime & Sexual Harassment

Why isn’t sexual harassment a crime in the United States?  It is in France.  France’s General Assembly enacted a new sexual harassment law on July 31, 2012 that includes criminal penalties of up to three years in prison and a fine of approximately $56,000 for serious cases.  The new French law defines harassment as imposing on … Continue reading “Crime & Sexual Harassment”