Thursday, July 2, 2009

Patt Morrison for Mon 7/6/09


Monday, July 6, 2009

1-3 p.m.


1:00 – 1:30

Wal-Mart & SEIU: Unlikely Partners for Employer-based Healthcare

Wal-Mart’s “Everyday Low Prices” has been a boon for budget shoppers, but the company’s philosophy hasn’t always benefited its own employees.  Is Wal-Mart changing its stripes?  In a major break with other large companies, Wal-Mart teamed with the SEIU last week to lobby the Obama Administration to require employers to provide health insurance to workers, as part of a national healthcare reform policy.  What’s motivating Wal-Mart to potentially take on millions in new insurance costs?




Leslie Dach, Wal-Mart’s executive vice president of corporate affairs & government relations


Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union


James Gelfand, U.S. Chamber of Commerce senior manager of health policy



1:30 - 2:00




2:00 – 2:30

This is for the Mara Salvatrucha

While other criminal gangs, like the Italian Mafia or the Mexican Eme, grab headlines and notoriety there is a much more insidious street gang at work in your neighborhood.  Mara Salvatrucha, formed by Salvadoran immigrants in the 1980’s, has been described by the FBI as “the fastest growing and most violent gang in the country.”  An investigative journalist takes us inside the MS-13.



Samuel Logan, author of “This is for the Mara Salvatrucha – Inside the MS-13, America’s Most Violent Gang”



PATT- Sam conducted interviews with Alex Sanchez in preparation for the book. He was completely taken aback by last weeks arrest.



2:30 – 3:00



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