By Donte Medder |Staff Writer| It’s time for the art of expression through body piercing to make its way into the workplace. Currently, workers must now decide if they want to conform to the professional standard of a clean cut work force or maintain a sense of individualism through self-expression like body piercings. But why? The reasoning behind body piercings vary. Some are religious in nature, spiritual, for self-expression, aesthetic value, for sexual pleasure or to conform or rebel against culture. Contemporary piercing is often done in tattoo shops and most often uses safe body piercing materials. One can just look around and see athletes, rock musicians, movie stars and … [Read more...] about Piercings in the workplace: Can you still get a job?
By Marion Gil |Staff Writer| San Bernardino citizens are braced for the city to make financial changes due to the recently declared bankruptcy and constantly increasing debt. The bankruptcy has become one of the primary focuses for the city, with increasing public safety expenses and pension benefits put under the most blame. “Every one of us is suffering from these skyrocketing costs,” said San Jose Mayor Chuck, “San Bernardino is certainly at the top of the list of those with difficulties.” According to San Bernardino Mayor Patrick J. Morris, the city is paying nearly $14 million to pension costs this year with an estimated jump to $33 million in 10 years, which equals … [Read more...] about San Bernardino Mayor addresses bankruptcy issues
Marysol Guzman |Staff Writer| During this year’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama urged Congress to raise the minimum wage to $9 in hopes of leading Americans away from poverty and help stimulate the economy. Obama believes people who are working full time with minimum wage pay shouldn’t have to live under the poverty threshold. He believes that raising the minimum wage would help make a difference. “[This] could mean the difference between groceries and the food bank, rent or eviction, scraping by or finally getting ahead,” said Obama. His goal will be to reach $9 an hour by the end of 2015 and indexing the minimum wage, as the cost of living rises as … [Read more...] about Obama urges Congress to raise minimum wage
By Jennifer Peters Staff Writer Rage Against the Machine guitarist, Tom Morello will now be aiming rage at Wisconsin courthouses as he will be delivering support to aid protesters in their fight to protect labor unions. He will be supporting the cause by giving a free concert Feb, 28 2011 organized by the labor unions on the ground. There have been protests for the past few weeks outside the statehouse in Madison Wis. fighting for protection of labor union rights. The protesters do not want the bill proposed by Gov. Scott Walker to be passed. The underlying force unifying the protesters is music. “Wisconsin statehouse has had a background soundtrack of … [Read more...] about Tom Morello joins Wisconsin protests