Peter will join The Lustgarten Foundation's Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk in memory of Jackie, his best friend’s mother. She had been like a second mother to him and Peter is determined to continue her fight.
Labor shortages are expected for scores of professions, including some surprising ones, like librarian and sea captain, according to the Conference Board. Some shortages result from growth outpacing the number of people trained. Others reflect young people shunning the field.
Statistics on pancreatic cancer survival are grim. Pancreatic cancer represents only 3 percent of all cancers, according to the American Cancer Society. However, while its incidence is lower than many other cancers – at 46,000 cases diagnosed annually – its death rate is disproportionately high, with nearly 40,000 deaths each year.
On July 2, Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan was driven to Queens, New York, and dropped off on the side of the road, with only a MetroCard, after serving nearly two months in Rikers jail. McMillan’s sentence for allegedly assaulting a police officer was the most severe served for any of the thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested over the course of the movement. She was detained in March 2012 as protesters tried to re-occupy Zuccotti Park, six months after the Occupy Wall Street movement began. McMillan says she felt someone grab her breast from behind, and swung out instinctively, striking her assailant, who turned out to be police officer Grantley Bovell. Nine of the 12 jurors who convicted McMillan of second-degree assault asked the judge for leniency, saying they did not think she should serve any time in jail. McMillan served 59 days, and has now become an advocate for the women she met behind bars, many of whom she says were denied adequate medical care. "Your body is no longer your own," she says of life behind bars.
Note: A slightly longer version of the report from today s NPR Morning Edition (posted below) was broadcast (and published online) by Chicago Public Media/WBEZ on July 23, 2014. From the NPR: Two years ago, the Chicago Public Schools budgeted for 454 librarians. Last year, the budget called for 313 librarians, and now that number is down to 254.
Labor & white men once stood united. Now they're across a political divide thanks to decades-long war of confusion
Buffy J. Hamilton's insight:
via Bohyun Kim; of interest to me because so few Georgia teachers seem inclined to fight the right to work status of the state and to unionize while our profession continues to be eroded at a frightening pace.
This past spring, Cecily McMillan rode a bus across a bridge to Rikers Island, home of the notorious New York City jail. When the Occupy Wall Street activist was released nearly two months later, she had left her old self behind.