Overview and Resources January 5, — November 27, R Constituent service encompasses a wide array of non-legislative activities undertaken by Members of Congress or congressional staff, and it is commonly considered a representational responsibility. Member offices vary in their priorities, activities, and scope of constituent service, but most offices try to assist with certain requests when possible. Member offices have engaged in constituent service activities since the earliest Congresses.
No one else will save your job and benefits! Wondering why no raises? It's all going to burgeoning health care costs Where did our raises go?
November 1, Thumbs down on this argument we can only have wages if we accept health care cuts. Law enforcement people deserve both considering the risks of the job and the emotional and psychological toll the work takes on our officers. Big question is why can't we have both? Raises and health care.
Isn't this the way it used to be? On this Labor Day, just about everything seemed to be going right for typical American workers, with the glaring and puzzling exception of wage stagnation. The unemployment rate is 3.
The number of new jobs exceeds the peak in by about 11 million. Corrected for inflation, wages are up a scant 2 percent since Januaryaccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The gain is roughly one-half of 1 percent annually. A strong and growing economy is, by the textbook, supposed to put upward pressure on wages as companies bid for more workers and employees shop around for higher pay.
Content from Wells Fargo Demographics are cited. Well-paid baby boom workers are retiring and being replaced by lower-paid millennials; this drags down average wages. Or the Great Recession left workers and employers with psychological scars. Workers are more concerned with job security.
They are leery of pressing for big wage increases, just as companies are leery of providing them. Mismeasurement of wages is another theory. If you read the first story on the recruitment crisis, you will learn that Lt. Mike Lewis believes the difficulty in finding police officers is cyclical.
The recruiting crisis is NOT cyclical. The police profession is undergoing a profound paradigm shift. It started more than a decade ago with recruiting wars between agencies with signing bonuses and billboards to get officers to leave one department for another.
It lost steam after the recession and returned with a vengeance when the economy improved. Paradigm shifts are driven by change agents. There is not one change agent causing the lack of qualified applicants. It is a combination of the younger generation not seeing policing as a professional career choice, negative media coverage on a daily basis, political chiefs over-responding to every use of force, unrealistic expectations from some segments of the community and elected officials, police unions failing to recognize that many contracts have archaic restrictions on seniority, hiring and promotions, and police departments in general operating a quasi-military work environment that is not acceptable to young applicants.Two years after President Bill Clinton signed a federal assault weapons ban in , Gallup found that a solid majority of Americans favored such a ban.
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The Federal Assault Weapons Ban , following a close 52–48 vote in the US Senate, and was signed into law by US President Bill Clinton on the same day. The ban applied only to weapons manufactured after the date of the ban's enactment.
It expired on September Sep 14, · On Sept. 13, , President Bill Clinton signed an assault weapons ban into law. It barred the manufacture and sale of new guns with military features and magazines holding more than 10 rounds. Jan 11, · President Clinton signed the assault weapons ban into law in , but it expired after 10 years and was not renewed.
Even supporters have said it was riddled with loopholes, limiting its.