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  • 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 · 143 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...
  • British Airways pilots to strike for three days over pay dispute

    08/23/2019 3:35:39 PM PDT · by fruser1 · 10 replies
    Sky News ^ | 23 August 2019 | Ganesh Rao
    British Airways pilots to strike for three days over pay dispute... The airline's pilots will strike on 9, 10 and 27 September... We will cancel flights, I cannot tell you exactly how many at this stage, but we will contact each passenger that may be affected... He promised to provide passengers with options either for a refund or to fly with another carrier, with the firm hoping to "minimise disruption the airline will do "everything we can" for customers if pilots strike at the height of the summer holidays...
  • N.Y. Mayor’s Communist Roots Shine in Fla. Presidential Campaign Rally

    07/03/2019 9:20:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 1, 2019 | Judicial Watch
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s red past showed its ugly head recently in Miami where the Democratic presidential candidate offended the masses by glamorizing a Marxist revolutionary who executed thousands to impose communism and begged his Soviet compadres to nuke the U.S. At a union rally for striking airport workers, de Blasio proudly quoted Ernesto Che Guevara, a terrorist murderer who helped Cuban dictator Fidel Castro execute thousands of men, women and children in front of firing squads. He happens to be one of the most despised historical figures in south Florida. True to his communist roots, de Blasio...
  • Welcome to the birth strike movement

    06/09/2019 8:16:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Hot ^ | June 9, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    I don’t recall ever hearing of British musician Blythe Pepino before now, but she’s in the news because she started a movement encouraging people to pledge not to have children because of climate change. If that sentence leaves you scratching your head, don’t look to me for any answers. I’ve read this entire article at CNN twice now and I’m still not sure what she’s on about. There’s something about the carbon cost of every additional human being, combined with the idea that the Earth is ending in eleven years or something. Check it out for yourself. Climate change is...
  • No SB 56? NFLwarns players to save money for possible 2021 work stoppage

    06/02/2019 4:09:49 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 28 replies
    Fox Business ^ | May 28, 2019 | Thomas Barabbi
    As NFL labor negotiations Opens a New Window. loom over the 2019 season, the NFL Players Association is already warning players to save money Opens a New Window. to prepare for a possible work stoppage in 2021. In a Tuesday email, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith advised NFL agents to tell their clients to budget their income to account for a player strike or lockout by ownership. The NFL’s current collective-bargaining agreement expires after the 2020 season, and negotiations on the next deal are widely expected to be contentious.
  • Union representing Macy’s workers votes to authorize strike

    05/13/2019 12:18:34 PM PDT · by matt04 · 14 replies
    A strike is looming at Macy’s stores in parts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. After four months of contract negotiations, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445 voted Sunday to authorize a strike if necessary. The union represents more than 1,000 Macy’s employees in Boston, Braintree, Natick, Peabody and Warwick, Rhode Island. Local 1445 said it is fighting for more money for its workers and affordable healthcare, and will move to strike if an agreement isn’t reached soon. This isn’t the first time the union has voted to authorize a strike in recent months. In April, tens of thousands of...
  • NC teachers lay out demands for rally, top Republican pushes back

    04/28/2019 6:09:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    ABC 11 ^ | 4/24/19 | Joel Brown
    RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- With one week left before North Carolina teachers march in downtown Raleigh, the state teachers union has laid out its five demands for state lawmakers. - More support staff - Medicaid expansion - $15 minimum wage - Reinstate retirement health benefits - Restore advanced degree compensation **SNIP** "Even though we are young, we are certainly aware of our need to plan for retirement," Wing said. "And if these benefits are cut, the future teachers will either change careers or look to teach in other states." **SNIP** "The far-left NCAE has changed the goalposts year after year,"...
  • Stop & Shop employee says union members subjected him to homophobic slurs, threats and harassment

    04/22/2019 6:17:48 PM PDT · by matt04 · 37 replies
    A Stop & Shop employee in western Massachusetts says he was subjected to homophobic slurs, threats and harassment from union members when he crossed the picket line, according to a federal complaint. The employee filed federal unfair labor practice charges last week against United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1459 in Springfield. Among other charges, the employee claims that he was led to believe he would be fired from the Northampton store if he resigned from the union and went to work during the strike. He also alleged that he was harassed when he did cross the picket line, according...
  • ‘This is morally wrong:' Former VP Joe Biden slams Shop & Shop parent company in Dorchester speech

    04/18/2019 6:29:43 PM PDT · by matt04 · 36 replies
    The Stop & Shop parking lot at the South Bay Center in Dorchester was packed for a change on Thursday Vice President Joe Biden as he slammed the grocery store’s parent company for proposing health care coverage cuts and other changes in its contract. “How can they make that money, buy back all that stock and tell you they’re gonna cut your wages?” Biden told hundreds of union workers, shoppers and politicians surrounding him on the rainy Thursday afternoon. “How in God’s name does that match anything?" ... Stop & Shop says it proposes paying at least 92 percent of...
  • Woke white liberals on strike call black temps "crack whores" and "work release inmates"

    04/16/2019 6:45:24 PM PDT · by matt04 · 29 replies
    See link for full album. So 30k workers go on strike at Stop & Shop over increase insurance premiums of $2-5/week and they jump on the crazy racism train. Good luck getting you customers back.
  • Stop & Shop adds security to stores amid employee strike

    04/16/2019 2:11:34 PM PDT · by matt04 · 17 replies
    uesday marked day six of the strike at Stop & Shop locations across New England. Workers continue to tell Channel 3 there's no end in sight. However, a union spokesperson said talks are ongoing. Eyewitness News was the first to break the story last week on the Channel 3 app. The last time workers at the supermarket chain went on strike was more than 30 years ago. At that time, it only lasted a day. Workers said they thought the current strike would be over by now. However, that's not the case. "At the beginning, I thought, ‘oh, this won’t...
  • Negotiations Continue As Stop & Shop Strike Reaches Day 5

    04/15/2019 4:50:51 PM PDT · by matt04 · 21 replies
    Negotiations between Stop & Shop and the UFCW local unions continued Monday, five days after workers first walked off the job and onto the picket line at all 90 stores in Connecticut. Striking employees are scheduled to receive paychecks on Wednesday. “That’s it,” said Denise Tartaglia on the picket line outside the Whalley Avenue store. “We don’t get another one until we go back to work.” While some stores are staying open with minimal staff, the Whalley Avenue Stop & Shop in New Haven is closed except for the People’s United Bank. ... Normally, Cathy Conklin from Hamden doesn’t shop...
  • Lefty goes on strike...three days later freaks out about paying bills

    04/14/2019 5:03:16 PM PDT · by matt04 · 44 replies
  • Jews face having to find Passover foods without Stop & Shop

    04/13/2019 4:46:22 PM PDT · by matt04 · 61 replies
    The Stop & Shop at 112 Amity Road, which was open Friday but picketed by striking workers, offers a large selection of foods that are kosher for Passover because of the Jewish population in and near the Westville section, which isn’t as large as it once was but still is sizable. “I’m lucky in that I happen to have done a lot of my Passover shopping. To buy the rest I won’t cross the picket line,” said Rachel Bashevkin of Westville, who is on the board of Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel. Recommended Video She said the Amity Stop & Shop...
  • Elizabeth Warren tells Stop & Shop shoppers, ’Do not cross the picket line’

    04/12/2019 12:01:53 PM PDT · by matt04 · 92 replies
    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat running for president in 2020, delivered donuts and coffee to picketing Stop & Shop workers in Somerville on Friday, and urged shoppers to take their business elsewhere. “Do not cross the picket line,” Warren said. “Understand people on the picket line are not just fighting for their families. They’re fighting for all our families. They’re fighting for basic fairness and equality in this country.” On Thursday, the unions representing 31,000 Stop & Shop workers across Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut voted to go on strike. Their contract expired in February, and they have...