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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v13n18 (05/01/2014) » Section: Letters to Artvoice

News Board of Education Endorsements Further the City's Racial Divide

The Buffalo News’s failure to endorse an African American or Hispanic candidate for the upcoming Board of Education election is a slap in the face to the city’s need for diversity and the importance of involving these community’s in addressing the current school board problems.

The Abuse of Temporary Workers

Temporary work exploded in America after the official end of the recession in 2009. According to ProPublica, there are now around 2.7 million temporary workers in the US, a record high; indeed, they report that “almost one-fifth of the total job growth since the recession ended in mid-2009 has been in the temp sector, federal data shows.” The problem with this is that temporary workers experience serious mistreatment at the hands of their employers.

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