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  • Justice puts a bow on the WV teacher pay raise bill

    03/06/2018 3:35:05 PM PST · by buckalfa · 17 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | March 6, 2018 | Jeff Jenkins
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A week ago today, Gov. Jim Justice announced a proposed settlement to West Virginia teachers walkout that barely lasted the evening. Today, Justice received cheers as he signed the bill that will lead to an average 5 percent pay increase for educators. The agreement worked out with legislators also applies an average 5 percent pay increase to other state employees. Schools were expected to open again on Wednesday, bringing to an end a statewide strike that caused classes to be empty for nine days straight. “We have to move away from the idea that education is a...
  • Update: Police find man who allegedly held gun while driving by teachers (W.Va)

    03/05/2018 1:19:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | march 5, 2018 | Tessa DiTirro
    MOUNDSVILLE, WV (WTRF) - UPDATE: Officers have found the man who allegedly showed a gun over his steering wheel while driving past teachers who were picketing on Lafayette Avenue, according to Moundsville Police Chief Tom Mitchell. Chief Mitchell says now the issue is the man's intent. Mitchell says the man claims he was carrying a concealed firearm and it was poking him, so he pulled it out to adjust it. They will not release his identity due to the fact that he has not been charged at this time. Chief Mitchell says the public is not in danger. The Marshall...
  • Labor Thuggery at the Supreme Court

    02/27/2018 11:54:38 PM PST · by lowbuck · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | 28 February 2018 | Betsy McCaughey
    Organized labor took off the gloves Monday, warning the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court that freeing public employees from mandatory union dues would lead to strikes and union violence. It was ugly. The Court heard oral arguments challenging laws in 22 states and the District of Columbia that force public employees to pay unions to represent them, even if they disagree with the union's demands and politics. Mark Janus, a child support specialist and public employee in Illinois, claims his First Amendment free speech rights are being violated when he is forced to pay money to a union --...
  • West Virginia Teacher's Work Stoppage will Continue Through Monday

    02/23/2018 4:32:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Feb 23, 2018 | WOWK
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - The West Virginia Education Association and American Federation of Teachers leaders say the statewide work stoppage will continue. Schools across West Virginia will be closed on Monday. The AFT-West Virginia, West Virginia Education Association, and the West Virginia School Service Personnel Association released the following statement:
  • Teachers and service workers say they’ve had enough [WV]

    02/18/2018 3:44:54 AM PST · by buckalfa · 67 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | February 17, 2017 | Chris Lawrence
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There will be no public school next Thursday or Friday anywhere in West Virginia. Whether classes resume on Monday remained up in the air. The West Virginia teachers unions and service personnel organizations all agreed to authorize the first ever walkout in all 55 counties of teachers and service personnel. “We’re done. We’re done waiting. We waited and have given them chances and they didn’t want to take it seriously,” said Teacher Christiana Frye of Cabell Midland High School. “Honestly I’m praying two days is enough because some people can’t afford to be out longer than that,...
  • Saudi Arabia Launches Military Strikes On Yemeni Capital

    11/10/2017 2:18:57 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/10/17 | Bob Fredericks
    Saudi Arabia launched military strikes against Yemen’s defense ministry in the capital city of Sana’a in the latest escalation in the conflict between the two Arab nations, witnesses told the French news agency AFP. It wasn’t immediately clear if the attacks were air or missile strikes, but they came following reports that Iran had manufactured the ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Shiite rebels toward the Saudi capital a week ago. Remnants of the missile bore “Iranian markings,” the top US Air Force official in the Mideast said Friday, backing the kingdom’s earlier allegations. Saudi Arabia long has accused Iran of...
  • Dump truck hit overpass on I-75 early Wednesday

    11/03/2017 12:35:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Gainesville Sun ^ | October 25, 2017 | Staff Report
    Troopers said Ronnie Jackson, 67, had failed to lower the truck’s bed after leaving a construction zone. A dump truck driver was cited for careless driving Wednesday after he failed to lower the bed of his truck and it hit an overpass on Interstate 75 in Gainesville. Ronnie Jackson, 67, of Lake City, was cited after the accident, which occurred at 12:45 a.m. in the northbound lanes around Mile Marker 385, according to a Florida Highway Patrol media release. The truck overturned and the bed came off after hitting the Southwest 20th Avenue bridge. Troopers said Jackson had failed to...
  • Truck strikes overpass; traffic rerouted in Asheboro

    08/19/2017 5:14:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    ASHEBORO — A Friday afternoon accident at the Sunset Avenue overpass in Asheboro caused traffic to be rerouted in and around the area. The incident was reported at 1 p.m. when a dump truck driven by Jeffrey J. Friedmann of Winston-Salem was traveling northbound on Interstate 73/74. He had just left the McDonald’s construction site on Dixie Drive. Friedmann told officers he noticed that the dump bed of the truck was beginning to move, according to a report from the Asheboro Police Department. The dump bed of the 1995 Peterbilt truck struck the support beams of the overpass bridge, causing...
  • Will the U.S. Preemptively Strike NK?And is a Diplomatic Solution Even Possible at this Point?

    07/06/2017 2:29:40 PM PDT · by davikkm · 96 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    The unpredictable and increasingly dangerous North Korea celebrated the fourth of July by launching its own rocket into the air. But this was far from a firework sent to the sky to celebrate a country’s independence. The North Korean regime has successfully launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching Alaska but not the mainland. At least, not yet. North Korea is a growing threat to the U.S. as Trump and his generals ponder what to do. The latest weapons test caught American military officials off guard as it included a new type of missile fired from a...
  • Egypt strikes 'terrorist camps' in Libya in response to attack on Coptic Christians

    05/26/2017 4:43:06 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    RT ^ | 05/26/17
    Egyptian fighter jets have struck militant camps following the deadly attack on Egypt’s Coptic Christians, President Abdel Fattah Sisi has announced. The strikes were carried out in eastern Libya, state television said.Egypt’s president also vowed to continue striking bases used to train militants and who carry out terrorist attacks in his country, regardless of the camps' location.  
  • Did you notice the “Day Without Immigrants” strike? We didn’t either

    05/02/2017 7:54:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | May 1, 2017 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Today, cities across the country participated in a “Day Without Immigrants” strike. Did you notice? Because we didn’t. Organized by The Cosecha Movement, the strike promised hundreds of thousands of participants to, “demonstrate that the country depends on the labor of immigrants and working class people of color.”
  • A gold-plated healthcare plan lies at the center of a dispute between writers and major studios

    04/30/2017 3:14:38 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | 28 Apr 17 | David Ng
    <p>When Hollywood writers went on strike in 1973, they were agitating for something new -- the creation of a health plan that would offer comprehensive coverage for its guild members.</p> <p>Since then, the writers’ insurance plan has grown to become one of the most envied in Hollywood. Members don’t pay monthly premiums and have deductibles far below the national average. Writers have access to a wide network of care providers, including top-notch facilities in Los Angeles where patients are responsible only for co-pays.</p>
  • Yale grad students' 'hunger strike' apparently involves eating when hungry

    04/28/2017 5:07:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/28/17
    A group of Yale University graduate students announced Tuesday evening that they would be undertaking a hunger strike to pressure the administration into granting them better union benefits. The strike is taking place in front of University President Peter Salovey’s home. "Yale wants to make us wait and wait and wait … until we give up and go away," the eight members of the graduate student union Local 33 announced. "We have committed ourselves to waiting without eating."
  • 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.