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  • U.S. Navy strike group to move toward Korean peninsula: U.S. official

    04/09/2017 5:26:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/08/17
    A U.S. Navy strike group will be moving toward the western Pacific Ocean near the Korean peninsula as a show of force, a U.S. official told Reuters on Saturday, as concerns grow about North Korea’s advancing weapons program. Earlier this month North Korea tested a liquid-fueled Scud missile which only traveled a fraction of its range. The strike group, called Carl Vinson, includes an aircraft carrier and will make its way from Singapore toward the Korean peninsula, according to the official, who was not authorized to speak to the media and requested anonymity. “We feel the increased presence is necessary,”...
  • Lets Look At The Operation Leading Up To And The Actual Strike On Syria – Things You Might Not Know.

    04/07/2017 2:47:04 PM PDT · by davikkm · 20 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    We did not know that our Military had been preparing for this strike for a number of days, but we are now finding that this has been no impulsive action. Our military prepared the coordinates for the missiles, as they have to be programmed. 59 tomahawk missiles were fired. The airbase was chosen as the target as there is intelligence that the Syrian military loaded a plane there which was used for the strike on the Syrian people. They could actually see the flight path of the Syrian plane as it made its way to the strike point, and it...
  • Hundreds of Thousands of Service Workers Planning Anti-Trump Labor Strike

    03/20/2017 7:12:19 AM PDT · by detective · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Mar 2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Hundreds of thousands of service workers are planning an anti-Trump labor strike for May 1, BuzzFeed reported Saturday. Nearly 350,000 workers plan to strike President Trump’s agenda on International Workers’ Day on May 1. More than 300,000 food chain workers and 40,000 unionized service workers will walk off the job that day, according to a coalition of groups leading the strike.
  • Unions plan massive anti-Trump strike

    03/18/2017 10:25:32 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 18, 2017 | Eddie Scarry
    More than 300,000 workers are planning to walk out of their jobs in protest of President Trump on International Workers Day, according to a new report. The report by Buzzfeed News said that "350,000 service workers plan to strike on May 1, a traditional day for labor activism across the world, in the most direct attempt yet by organized labor to capture the energy from a resurgent wave of activism across the country since the election of Donald Trump." The Service Employees International Union, which endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president back in 2015, will be a large component of...
  • How ‘A Day Without a Woman’ Could Backfire

    03/08/2017 3:15:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | March 8, 2017 | Amanda Carpenter
    Fifteen-thousand public school children are being kept out of their classrooms in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday. They’re not sick. Their schools are not being renovated. Nothing is wrong with the schools at all. Rather, a group of teachers decided they’d rather engage in political protest than do their jobs, shutting down the entire school system and leaving working moms and dads scrambling to make arrangements. According to a statement released by Alexandria Public Schools, more than 300 staff members of the 2,352-strong workforce asked to skip work to observe “A Day Without A Women,” a request granted Monday afternoon. They,...
  • Illinois Governor prepares to hire “scabs” in response to state workers strike threat

    03/01/2017 9:08:59 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 29 replies
    HotAir ^ | 3/1/17 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s a fun little food fight breaking out in the state of Illinois this week which is sure to have public worker union advocates spitting nails. There was a recent vote among members of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees union authorizing a strike if Governor Bruce Rauner did not cave in to their demands. In response, the governor set up a new website inviting citizens to apply for government positions.
  • Iranian Revolutionary Guards Commander Admits to Having Terror Cells Situated and Ready to Strike

    02/27/2017 7:53:11 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    GP ^ | 02/26/17 | Jim Hoft
     A recent video posted this week shows Islamic Republic strategist, Hassan Abbassi, discussing the destructive potential of Iran’s hidden army within the US. The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Commander Abbassi admitted to having terror cells situation and ready to strike in the United States. Abbassi: I’ll be brief. We have two million Iranians there. Be certain that I will raise a guerilla army from amongst them against you. You know this well. Look how vulnerable you were on 9-11 when four Arabs who don’t know how to fight managed to endanger your foundations.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxYJWXxW9tc
  • McDonald's chains shutter across US in support of 'A Day Without Immigrants' protest

    02/17/2017 1:19:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 16, 2017 | Sarah Whitten
    Mom-and-pop shops aren't the only ones closing their doors to support immigrants as part of the "A Day Without Immigrants" protests. Several McDonald's locations have also shuttered for the day. The nationwide event is a combination of a protest and a strike. It is in response to President Donald Trump's immigration agenda, which has included a pledge to build a wall along the Mexican border and enact a travel ban on citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries. "The purpose of the protest is to show just how disruptive immigration changes by the government could impact consumers' everyday life," Darren Tristano, president...
  • Avert Your Eyes: Women’s March Organizers Plan a Women’s Strike

    02/07/2017 10:33:25 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 6, 2017 | Brittany M. Hughes
    The shrieking banshees behind the vagina-spangled Women’s March have decided that parading through the streets of D.C. covered in cardboard genitalia just isn’t enough – we need a strike. The Women’s March tweeted out Monday morning a call for a women’s strike: [captured tweet about women's strike] It’s not clear what all the “strike” would entail, and there wasn’t an attached date so the rest of us can plan our celebrations accordingly. Or plan to pour bleach in our eyes, depending on the abundance of anatomical signage and furry armpits. The march and the future strike are just two examples...
  • Activists Call for a Nationwide Strike in Protest of President Trump: February 17th

    02/02/2017 11:07:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Cosmopolitan ^ | February 3, 2017 | Gina Mei
    Concerned that protests might be too easy to ignore, activists are now calling for a nationwide strike in order to demonstrate just how many people disapprove of President Donald Trump. First proposed in a column for The Guardian on Monday, American writer Francine Prose called for a "nonviolent national general strike" that can't be "easily ignored and forgotten by those who wish to ignore and forget them." "Let’s designate a day on which no one (that is, anyone who can do so without being fired) goes to work, a day when no one shops or spends money, a day on...
  • Mattis Celebrates First Day At Pentagon By Blowing Up ISIS 31 Times

    01/22/2017 11:03:00 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 160 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1-22-2017 | Russ Read
    Newly minted Secretary of Defense James Mattis celebrated his first full day at the Pentagon by overseeing 31 strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Mattis entered the Pentagon Saturday with a smile for his first full day of work, and for good reason, considering the significant bombardment ISIS forces received. A variety of fighters, bombers and remotely piloted aircraft engaged in the bombing run, which saw 25 strikes in Syria and six in Iraq. In Syria, two strikes destroyed ISIS units and artillery near the town of Bab. ISIS forces in Raqqa, the terrorist group’s de facto capital,...
  • Journalists and unions accuse EU-backed Euronews of pandering to oppressive regimes

    12/17/2016 6:08:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 18 December 2016 • 12:57AM | Rory Mulholland
    Euronews, the rolling news channel which was set up to provide a European counterpoint to the American news network CNN, has been reduced to a second-rate news service broadcasting “sponsored” propaganda programs for oppressive regimes, its journalists and unions say. Staff at the multi-language channel — which gets about a third of its funding in subsidies from the European Union — went on strike this week after workers backed a no-confidence motion against the station’s management. […] Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan are among a list of undemocratic regimes — where human rights abuses are widespread — which have paid...
  • Philadelphia transit strike ends; tentative agreement reached

    11/07/2016 5:01:21 AM PST · by workerbee · 19 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 11/7/16
    Philadelphia transit strike ended Monday as the Transport Workers Union and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority reached a contract agreement. SEPTA and TWU Local 234 announced a tentative five year contract, ending the strike and phasing back in workers. Full service is expected to be restored on Tuesday morning. SEPTA Board Chairman Pasquale Deon said the contract is a fair deal that provides "wage increases, pension improvements, and maintains health care coverage levels while addressing rising costs." The deal is still subject to ratification by union members and must be approved by the SEPTA board.
  • SEPTA strike begins

    11/01/2016 3:59:20 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 22 replies
    Philly.com ^ | Nov 1 2016 | Jason Laughlin
    Despite last minute negotiations and a visit from Democratic heavy-hitter Congressman Bob Brady, 4,738 SEPTA workers walked off the job Monday night, beginning a strike that halted subways, trolleys and buses in Philadelphia. "We are not able to come to an agreement with SEPTA so as of 12:01 a.m. we're on strike," said Willie Brown, president of Transportation Workers Union Local 234, which represents almost 5,000 SEPTA workers who are hitting the picket lines Tuesday morning.
  • Faculty on strike at 14 Pennsylvania state universities

    10/19/2016 4:21:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 19, 2016 6:47 AM EDT
    Faculty at 14 Pennsylvania state universities went on strike Wednesday morning, affecting more than 100,000 students, after contract negotiations between the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the faculty union hit an impasse. The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties announced on its website that its members went on strike at 5 a.m. because no agreement could be reached. The union represents more than 5,000 faculty and coaches across the state, and a walkout was expected to halt classes midsemester. […] This is the first strike in the system’s 34-year history. The union includes faculty from Bloomsburg,...
  • Philadelphia Orchestra on strike; gala concert canceled

    09/30/2016 9:00:01 PM PDT · by Enchante · 29 replies
    Philly.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 | Peter Dobrin
    The Fabulous Philadelphians are on strike. Friday night, a crowd of about 1,000 sat in Verizon Hall waiting for the orchestra to appear for the scheduled start of the Opening Night Gala. But no Philadelphia Orchestra appeared on stage. Unbeknownst to most in the audience, the 96 musicians and two librarians belonging to American Federation of Musicians Local 77 had decided to go out on strike about an hour before curtain time. Finally, about 20 minutes after the scheduled start, orchestra president Allison B. Vulgamore came out on stage to say that no labor agreement was in place for "one...
  • Just Born, maker of candy Peeps, sues union over strike

    09/29/2016 7:38:56 AM PDT · by tekrat · 5 replies
    The Pennsylvania company that makes marshmallow Peeps as well as Mike and Ike candies has filed a federal lawsuit claiming a workers' strike is illegal. Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union Local 6 workers walked off the job Sept. 7. The lawsuit filed Wednesday by Just Born Quality Confections says that violates a no-strike provision of a contract that expired June 18. The company says the no-strike clause was still in effect until Sept. 18 under a contract extension.
  • Union got Trump Taj Mahal casino workers to kill own jobs: Icahn

    08/05/2016 10:20:49 AM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Aug. 5, 2016 | Tribune news services
    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn wrote a letter Thursday to the soon-to-be unemployed workers of the Trump Taj Mahal casino, accusing their union of inciting them to destroy their own jobs by participating in the longest strike by Atlantic City's main casino workers union. Icahn told the workers that officials of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union knew that the company had made its final offer, but rejected it anyway, knowing a strike would result.
  • China strikes and protests up 20%

    07/17/2016 9:25:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    China Economic Review ^ | July 15, 2016
    China strikes and protests up 20% Friday, July 15, 2016 Strikes and protests in China during the first half of 2016 rose almost 20% compared to a year earlier as an early boom in construction-sector unrest gave way to sustained growth in collective action by workers in transportation, the Financial Times reports. In June, China saw 169 strikes nationwide, down about 5% year on year, according to figures provided by China Labour Bulletin’s strike map. But it saw a total of 1,456 strikes and protests as of end-June, up 19% from the first half of 2015, according to the Financial...
  • Philly airport workers vote to strike during the DNC

    07/13/2016 3:11:30 PM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    philly.com ^ | July 13, 2016 | Jane M. Von Bergen
    Baggage handlers, wheelchair attendants, airplane cleaners, and other workers at Philadelphia International Airport voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to walk off their jobs in protest during the Democratic National Convention this month, according to a union that wants to organize them. The workers are seeking better scheduling, clarity on sick pay, a more predictable disciplinary system, and to be able to unionize. The vote, which took place at the airport, was 461-5 in favor of striking out of 500 on shift Tuesday participating. The workers, who number about 1,000, work for subcontractors hired by various airlines.