Eli Rosenberg, The Washington Post Published 8:25 pm PST, Monday, December 17, 2018 Bahia Amawi, a speech pathologist who's worked as a contractor in a Texas school district for nine years, received a new contract agreement to sign in September for the upcoming school year. The agreement asked her to affirm that she did not currently boycott Israel and assert that she would not in the future while working for the school. She declined to sign it. Amawi, an American citizen of Palestinian descent who was born in Austria, said the statements infringed on her principals: her stance on Israel's treatment of Palestinians and her belief in the First Amendment. So she was forced to stop working with the district. The contract, which stems from a 2017 law passed by the state's Republican-held Legislature and governor that prohibited state agencies from contracting with companies boycotting Israel, is the subject of a lawsuit filed by Amawi in federal district court in Austin on … [Read more...] about Woman sues after losing job for not signing pro-Israel statement at Texas school
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House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing Democratic criticism for his planned visa-giveaway to Irish college-graduates, and the Irish government is reportedly trying to overcome the opposition by promising to deliver reciprocal benefits for American graduates. The Democratic criticism came from Hawaiian Sen. Brian Schatz, who responded to a Politico article on the controversy by suggesting that Ryan was acting more favorably towards Irish than towards other groups seeking to migrant into the United States:Schatz’s comment came after Politico followed Breitbart’s coverage of the E-3 visa, but Politico added an ethnic spin to the straightforward debate over Ryan’s support for the corporate outsourcing of college-grad jobs. The E-3 visa program now transfers roughly 22,000 U.S.-based jobs to Australian graduates — but Ryan’s bill would allow Irish graduates into the E-3 program, likely doubled the outsourcing to near 50,000 jobs … [Read more...] about Democrats Accuse Paul Ryan of Ethnic Bias with Jobs Giveaway to Irish
GOP politicians are working with Irish politicians and advocacy groups to pass a bill that would transfer thousands of white collar jobs from U.S. graduates to Irish graduates. The white-collar giveaway bill is reportedly near fast-track approval in the Senate because only two of the 51 GOP Senators still have a “hold” on the bill — even though 22 GOP Senators will face millions of college-educated voters in 2020.The Irish visa program would allow about 5,000 more Irish graduates per year to take salaried jobs in the United States, even though many of those jobs are also sought by debt-burdened U.S. graduates. The E-3 visa program does not have a multi-year cap, so the giveaway could soon outsource up to 50,000 good jobs to foreign graduates — without providing any similar benefit for U.S. graduates seeking a job in Ireland. The labor giveaway would help U.S. companies by nudging down average salaries for American graduates — but that would … [Read more...] about Congress, White House Go Silent on Jobs Giveaway to Irish Graduates
Noah Smith, The Washington Post Published 9:39 am PST, Thursday, December 13, 2018 Pro Gamer Jake Lyon, of the Overwatch League's Houston Outlaws, stands outside Overwatch Arena at Blizzcon, where was commentating on matches and interacting with fans. Pro Gamer Jake Lyon, of the Overwatch League's Houston Outlaws, stands outside Overwatch Arena at Blizzcon, where was commentating on matches and interacting with fans. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Noah Smith Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Noah Smith Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Pro Gamer Jake Lyon, of the Overwatch League's Houston Outlaws, stands outside Overwatch Arena at Blizzcon, where was commentating on matches and interacting with fans. Pro Gamer Jake Lyon, of the Overwatch League's Houston … [Read more...] about Esports players say ‘dream job’ is more than fun and games
Editor’s Note: Ten days after this story about the death of Laura Levis was published on BostonGlobe.com, the leaders of Somerville hospital’s parent company, Cambridge Health Alliance, met with her husband, Peter DeMarco, at the Globe’s Boston office. DeMarco, who had talked about the story on NBC Nightly News and other outlets, had asked CHA nearly a month earlier to answer questions about his wife’s death. * * * SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: … [Read more...] about Laura Levis was left to die outside an ER. Why were the doors locked?