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  • Unions threaten work stoppages amid calls for racial justice

    09/05/2020 12:36:43 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 69 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 5, 2020 | Aaron Morrison
    NEW YORK (AP) — Ahead of Labor Day, unions representing millions across several working-class sectors are threatening to authorize work stoppages in support of the Black Lives Matter movement amid calls for concrete measures that address racial injustice. In a statement first shared with The Associated Press, labor leaders who represent teachers, autoworkers, truck drivers and clerical staff, among others, signaled a willingness Friday to escalate protest tactics to force local and federal lawmakers to take action on policing reform and systemic racism. They said the walkouts, if they were to move forward with them, would last for as long...
  • Why does COVID-19 strike some and not others? Fauci sees an answer in new study

    08/13/2020 7:04:23 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    mcclathcydc ^ | 08/11/2020 | Michael Wilner
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said a new study could explain the extraordinary range that people experience with the novel coronavirus, from having no symptoms at all or a mild case to hospitalization or death. The discovery, which found potential signs of immunity in people who had previously been exposed to other types of coronavirus, could also expand the hunt for a long-lasting COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Thousands of union workers walk off jobs to ‘strike for Black lives’ (SEIU, AFT, UFW, Fight for $15, etc.)

    07/21/2020 8:02:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 07/21/2020 | Kristin Myers
    Thousands of union workers left their jobs on Monday in an effort to support initiatives to dismantle racism in a protest that was dubbed the Strike for Black Lives. The protest was organized by union groups including the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the American Federation of Teachers, United Farm Workers, and the Fight for $15 and a Union, alongside social justice groups including the Movement for Black Lives, U.S. Youth Climate Strike Coalition, and the Center for Popular Democracy. The protest took place in over 25 major cities across the country, including New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Seattle, and...
  • NYPD cops encouraged to ‘strike’ on July 4 to give city its ‘independence’

    06/18/2020 11:54:54 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 18 2020 | Craig McCarthy and Tina Moore
    A labor strike is brewing in the NYPD. A pair of fliers making their rounds among NYPD officers are encouraging them to call out sick July 4th — as retribution for police reform and a perceived anti-cop climate following the outrage over high-profile police killings of unarmed black men across the country, multiple cops told The Post. One message calls for the strike to kick off at 3 p.m. July 4.
  • AOC tells democratic socialists to 'create the conditions' for a general strike

    05/11/2020 12:23:21 PM PDT · by SJackson · 53 replies
    AOC tells democratic socialists it's their 'responsibility' to 'create the conditions' for a general strike Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., indicated to the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) that they couldn't outright call for things like a general strike amid the coronavirus crisis, but should slowly change public opinion before proposing "alternative structures" for society. "You know, there's a lot of people saying, 'call for a general strike, call for a general strike,'" the freshman congresswoman said during a DSA video event on Tuesday. "The majority of Americans don't know what a general strike is and so our responsibility is to...
  • University of Chicago students begin tuition strike, calling for school to halve cost during pandemic

    05/01/2020 1:38:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    HP Herald ^ | 4/29/20 | Christian Belanger
    University of Chicago students began a tuition strike today, calling on the school to halve tuition and waive fees during the COVID-19 pandemic. “They say they have a robust financial aid system and can’t reduce their tuition without trade-offs. Those are things that our campaign disagrees with wholeheartedly,” said Julia Attie, an organizer with UChicago for Fair Tuition, the group behind the campaign. Attie said that a 50% tuition reduction for all students would cost about $85 million, a fraction of the school’s $8.5 billion endowment. “We’re in the top one percent of all endowments nationally,” she said. “What’s the...
  • WE'RE STRIKING FOR 72 HOURS THIS EARTH DAY — ARE YOU JOINING US?

    01/13/2020 4:46:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 69 replies
    MTV ^ | 1/13/20 | The 'news' staff
    In 100 days exactly, we will strike again. On April 22, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, young people and adults across the United States will once again take to the streets to demand climate action. Earth Day will launch three consecutive days of massive strikes, fulfilling our promise to take the climate strike movement beyond what we achieved on September 20. Inaction is not an option. This has been the hottest decade on record and last year was the second hottest ever. Since the bushfire season began in November, fires in Australia have killed 25 people, wiped out over...
  • MLB umpires agree to electronic strike zone testing and development for 'robot umps' in new union deal

    12/22/2019 4:47:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    See BS ^ | 12/21/19 | Katherine Acquavella
    The electronic strike zone, also commonly refereed to as "robot umpires," could make its way to Major League Baseball at some point during the next five seasons. The Major League Baseball Umpires Association agreed to cooperate with Major League Baseball in the development and testing of the electronic strike zone, Associated Press' Ben Walker and Ronald Blum report. **SNIP** Last month, Manfred said the automated strike zone will be used in some minor league ballparks during the 2020 season as MiLB works to improve the technology. Here's the short version of how the technology works: The home plate umpire will...
  • Public-sector Unions Have France on the Verge of Total Paralysis

    12/04/2019 5:50:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2019 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte's Grande Armee finally met its match when it encountered frigid winter weather in Russia. Perhaps cold weather could work in France's favor this time, as French public-sector workers have announced a massive general strike for this week just as temperatures are expected to plummet to near zero degrees Celsius. Not much has changed since Napoleon invaded Russia in 1812: The French still bring out the scarves before summer officially ends. And leftist union leaders here still haven't figured out how to get their way without taking the citizenry hostage. The national strike was scheduled...
  • Extinction Rebellion: Four climate activists take hunger strike into second week (maybe third)

    12/01/2019 6:27:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    The Independent via Yahoo ^ | 11/24/19 | Jane Dalton
    Four climate activists on hunger strike have pledged to continue going without food for a second week as they call on political leaders to act on the environmental crisis. More than 520 people in 28 countries, from Barcelona to Stockholm, joined Extinction Rebellion’s global hunger strike a week ago. Most of them - including at least 260 in the UK - signed up to go without food for seven days, but four of those in London say they intend to continue. In the UK, protesters camped outside the headquarters of the main political parties, including 83-year-old Ursula Pethick. **SNIP** After...
  • Protesters vow hunger strike to push U.S. on climate change (only 11.21 years left)

    11/12/2019 5:29:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 11/12/19 | Ellen Wulfhorst
    NEW YORK, Nov 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change opponents plan to stage a hunger strike to demand a meeting with U.S. Congressional leader Nancy Pelosi, they said on Tuesday, in the political battle over global warming. The protesters said they want a one-hour on-camera meeting with Pelosi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, to discuss reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2025. "You have yet to pass even symbolic legislation recognizing the climate crisis as a national emergency. With all due respect, you have failed," they said in an open letter. "Meet with us or leave...
  • US ISIS Strike Named in Honor of Christian Martyr

    10/31/2019 11:11:52 AM PDT · by Twotone · 7 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 29, 2019 | Anita Carey
    WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - President Trump is honoring a Christian martyr by naming the mission to kill a top ISIS leader and her captor after her. In an address at the White House on Sunday, Trump announced that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a special forces raid in Syria while he and his security team watched. Also on Sunday, National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien told NBC's "Meet the Press" that the mission was named in honor of Kayla Mueller, captured in Syria in 2013 while working with humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders. Mueller spent 18 months in...
  • GM reaches deal with union to end strike

    10/25/2019 3:25:45 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/19 | Tal Axelrod
    General Motors (GM) has reached a deal with employees to end the longest automotive strike in 50 years. GM employees with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union ratified the 2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement on Friday evening, UAW said in a statement. The contract includes an $11,000 per member signing bonus, performance bonuses, two 3 percent annual raises and two 4 percent lump sum payments while holding the line on health care costs. “General Motors members have spoken,” said Terry Dittes, UAW vice president and director of the UAW-GM Department. “We are all so incredibly proud of UAW-GM members who captured...
  • Elizabeth Warren calls for 'everyone in America' to support Chicago teachers strike

    10/23/2019 1:20:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/22/19 | Meghan Keneally
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren lent her voice to teachers striking in Chicago on Tuesday, addressing a rally of teachers as they called for smaller class sizes and better pay. "I’m here to stand for everyone one of the people who stand for our children every day. Everyone in America should support you in this strike, and the reason is when you go out to fight you don’t fight for yourselves: you fight for the children of this city and the children of this country," Warren said. "The eyes of this nation are on you... for you to show how the power...
  • Stop & Shop Employees Win Settlement Against UFCW Officials for Labor Law Violations...

    10/08/2019 12:50:55 PM PDT · by matt04 · 7 replies
    Staff attorneys at the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation have won favorable settlements for Stop & Shop supermarket employees whose rights were violated by United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) officials before, during, and after the union boss-ordered strike on the grocery chain in April 2019. The extraordinary settlements were directed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region 1 in Boston. Two employees, Matthew Coffey and Saood Rafique, had been misled by union agents from the start of their respective employments into thinking that joining the UFCW was a condition of employment at Stop & Shop. Such...
  • GM stops paying for health care coverage for striking UAW members

    09/23/2019 2:37:35 PM PDT · by matt04 · 55 replies
    General Motors is playing hardball with striking UAW members. The company is pulling the plug on the healthcare coverage effective Tuesday, Sept. 17. That means the tab will have to be picked up by the union for workers to continue coverage. The same fund that pays workers $250 a week strike pay, and there's a total $750 million in the fund. “How I look at it is, we’re here for the company, we were here for them during all the downturns," said Stephanie Carpenter, a 22-year employee of GM who was picketing in front of the company's headquarters Tuesday. "They...
  • Millions hit the streets for global climate change strike - live updates

    09/20/2019 6:10:17 PM PDT · by Innovative · 73 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sept. 20, 2019 | Haley Ott
    Millions of people around the globe joined in protests to demand "an end to the age of fossil fuels." Climate activist Greta Thunberg estimated she was joined by 250,000 in New York City. "How we can get more young people involved -- I think to just tell them the truth, tell them how it is," Thunberg told the crowd. Hundreds of Amazon workers walked out of their offices in Seattle. Thousands joined in marches in New York City, Chicago, Denver and more cities across the country.
  • Tulsi Gabbard: Trump Is Having America ‘Act As Saudi Arabia’s B****’

    09/16/2019 8:42:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 144 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/16/19 | Ben Whedon
    emocratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard tweeted Sunday that President Donald Trump was making the U.S. act as “Saudi Arabia’s bitch,” addressing Trump’s tweet on drone strikes that hit Saudi oil facilities.The Hawaii representative took issue with Trump’s statement that he would wait for confirmation from the Saudi government before proceeding with a counter-strike.  “There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!” Trump tweeted Sunday.Houthi rebels...
  • UAW to go on strike after negotiations with GM fall through

    09/15/2019 8:34:09 AM PDT · by springwater13 · 152 replies
    The UAW announced Sunday morning that it would strike "effective at midnight tonight" after contract negotiations fell through. During a press conference on Sunday, the union's vice president said it informed GM that its membership would follow through after the contract ended Saturday at 11:59 p.m.. "This is our last resort," said VP Terry Dittes. A spokesman said the strike impacts about 48,000 UAW workers at GM plants across the country.
  • Two joggers killed by lightning strike in Cincinnati cemetery

    09/06/2019 5:19:51 AM PDT · by csvset · 39 replies
    WTKR ^ | 5 September 2019 | Staff
    CINCINNATI – Three women were jogging through Cincinnati’s Spring Grove Cemetery on Friday when a security guard—seeing a storm approaching—offered them a ride, a cemetery rep tells WLWT. They declined the offer, and all three were hit by a lightning strike moments later as they sheltered under an oak tree. The strike killed Danielle Brosious, 27, who would have celebrated her first wedding anniversary in November. A second woman, Patty Herlinger, was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to her injuries Wednesday, WLWT reports. Brosious’ mother was not seriously injured. “Spring Grove is deeply saddened by this tragic accident,” the...