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Kathe and I went to a recital of early (15th-16th Century) organ music today at the First United Methodist Church.
As we looked around the interior, we made a note to bring the seven-year-old when we had him next, so he could admire the architecture and the windows. I was reminded of a line from C.S. Lewis, something along the lines of, “She was about to make a disparaging reference to ‘stained-glass saints’ until she remembered what stained glass looks like”.
We enjoyed the sacred and secular music, particularly the Agincourt Hymn, which we agreed was a ripsnortin’ martial piece. We wondered what it would sound like with a chorus, and searched YouTube without really having our curiosity satisfied.
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:06:35 -0400
Subject: Infection control
John M., please sign the petition to stand up for airport workers who need better protection and preparedness training against infectious diseases, including Ebola.
No worker should have to risk their health or safety—much less the threat of contracting an infectious disease—in order to make a living. Yet that is exactly what’s at stake for Air Serv cabin cleaners at NYC’s LaGuardia Airport.
Air Serv cabin cleaning crews encounter hypodermic needles, vomit and blood while cleaning. Just last month, one of the Air Serv cabin cleaners was hospitalized after being pricked with a needle while cleaning out a seat-back pocket.
To make matters worse? As the number of workers per job has decreased, so has the time allotted for them to clean these hazardous materials before the next passengers board the plane.
Airport workers went on strike late last week to call attention to this debilitating and dangerous issue. Click here to demand that airlines and their contractors protect each and every airport worker on the job against infectious disease.
The lack of preparedness and protection workers experience every day on the job has grown even more alarming with the increased concern over the spread of Ebola.
The Centers for Disease Control issued new guidelines on equipment and procedures for airport workers. We need to make sure that they are provided with adequate protection.
With air travel regulations changing in response to legitimate fears of the Ebola virus, airlines and their contractors must take steps to ensure that ALL airport workers are protected and adequately trained on the job.
Sign the petition to call on America’s airlines to raise standards and do whatever it takes to protect airport workers against infectious diease.
Executive Vice President, SEIU
Y’know, folks, I have never heard anyone call them “universal-except-when-the-corporation-finds-it-inconvenient precautions”.
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:03:24 -0500
This truly is appalling.
What next, pink cigarettes “for the cure”?
Is Wendy Davis’ new ad unfair to Greg Abbott?
Not in the slightest.
Sometimes the truth just hurts.
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