Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs resigned Wednesday as chief executive officer. He was succeeded by chief operating officer and right-hand man Tim Cook but will continue to serve as chairman of the board.
Jobs has been on medical leave since Jan. 17, fighting a rare form of pancreatic cancer. His of Read more…
The world might have recovered a bit from the recent news of Steve Job’s resignation from Apple Inc. As Chief Executive Officer. It’s a good time to focus on the man who will be filling his shoes, Apple’s former Chief Operating Officer, Tim Cook.
Jobs himself recommended Cook as his replacement in his brief letter of resignation, posted in the Apple website on August 24, 2011. Cook has been taking over the computer company’s day-to-day operations since Jobs had to take a medical leave of absence in the beginning of this year.
Getting to Know Cook
Tim Cook grew up in Robertsdale, Alabama. He studied at Auburn University, finishing with a degree in Industrial Engineering in the 1980s. He was a Fuqua Scholar, and earned his M.B.A. Read more…
Apple fans and would-be customers seemed to agree that while Steve Jobs’ charisma and innovative genius is one-of-a-kind, the company he built will survive without him.
See the evolution of Apple in pictures.
On Wednesday night, after he resigned as CEO of the iconic gadget maker, Jobs was not the topic of conversation among shoppers, browsers or the blue-shirted employees at the Apple store on Manhattan’s swanky Fifth Avenue across from Central Park.
On the display computers set up around the store, people scrolled through Facebook photos, looked up bank account balances and watched videos on YouTube.
NAME: Steven Paul Jobs
BORN: Feb. 24, 1955, in San Francisco and adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs.
EDUCATION: Graduated from high school in Cupertino, Calif., in 1972 and enrolled in Reed College in Portland, Ore., but dropped out after one semester.
FAMILY: Wife, Laurene Powell; their three children, Reed Paul, Erin Sienna and Eve; plus daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, from relationship with Bay Area painter Chrisann Brennan; biological sister, author Mona Simpson.
RESIDENCE: Palo Alto, California, U.S.
NET WORTH: $8.3 Billion (2011)
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a new and simple rule today. It says employers must display an 11-by-17-inch poster informing workers of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act, where they usually post notices to let workers know their rights.
Saying he applauded the new rule, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says:
Just as employers are required to notify their employees of their rights around health and safety, wages and discrimination on the job, this rule gives clear information to employees about their rights under this fundamental labor law so that workers are better equipped to exercise and enforce them.
Yet from the reaction of the Big Business, the notice is just a step away from the NLRB giving workers the right to drag employers into the street and beat them severely about the head and shoulders.
Keep in mind, this is a just a poster.
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) calls it an “unprecedented overreach of its authority… a punitive new rule…a new low…a trap for millions of businesses.”
It’s just a poster.
Peter Schaumber, a former NLRB chairman appointed by former President George W. Bush, told Bloombe
Californian* Mitt Romney gave his anti-worker corporate backers a big boost when he spent yesterday in New Hampshire getting involved in the state fight surrounding “right to work” for less.
Instead of talking about what working people want to hear—how every politician is going to create jobs—he’s spending his time with partisan political attacks that have no basis in economic reality. If he was focused on the economics, he’d realize that “right to work” for less lowers wages for everyone. In fact, the average worker in a “right to work” state makes about $5,333 a year less than workers in other states ($35,500 compared with $30,167).
Romney ought to beware of associating himself with the more radical elements of the New Hampshire right wing, which has been losing race after race after it began its war on the middle class. Democratic state cand
During the second panel in today’s national symposium on “Jobs, Justice and the American Dream,” panelists made it clear that now is the time for a massive effort by progressives to come together at all levels to build a movement that reclaims the moral vision that King had and to force needed social change in our nation. They agreed that Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of social justice is not limited to African Americans and poor people. It encompas Read more…