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  • Seattle police union chief says his city is 'closest I've ever seen' to being 'lawless state'

    06/13/2020 3:15:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/12/20 | Julia Musto
    Seattle Police Officers Guild President Michael Solan told "Outnumbered Overtime" Friday that the city is now the "closest I've ever seen ... to becoming a lawless state." Solan called for local leaders to help restore order after anti-cop protesters declared a six-block section of the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood to be an "autonomous" area and a "cop-free zone." Solan told host Harris Faulkner that legitimate issues of police brutality and racism had been "stolen by unreasonable activists in the city of Seattle. "And now, they control six square blocks," he added. "They control the precinct. And that is a direct...
  • Teachers union: 'Scream bloody murder' if schools reopen against medical advice

    04/28/2020 3:34:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 67 replies
    Politico via Yahoo ^ | 4/28/20 | Nicole Gaudiano
    The nation's two biggest teachers unions say they would consider strikes or major protests if schools reopen without the proper safety measures in place or against the advice of medical experts — raising the possibility of yet more school disruptions. American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, previewing a reopening plan first with POLITICO, said funding is needed for a host of public health measures for schools, including personal protective equipment. Collective bargaining, strong enforcement of safety standards and protections from retaliation will be important for teachers and staff so they feel safe to speak up as schools try new...
  • Queens councilman’s call to shut down mass transit brushed aside by MTA, union (homeless with virus living on trains?)

    04/20/2020 6:03:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    QNS ^ | 4/20/20 | Mark Hallum
    A letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo to shut down the city’s subways and buses as a measure against the spread of COVID-19 was not met with agreement by the parties involved on Sunday morning. City Councilman Robert Holden’s office penned the letter that Holden and three other City Council members signed — Eric Ulrich and Peter Koo of Queens, and Mark Gjonaj of the Bronx. The lawmakers said that the striking number of transit workers deaths, as well as the prolific spread of the disease being something unique to New York City, should be considered. They also called on the...
  • Planned Parenthood NY Promises Services Despite Layoffs and Closures

    04/14/2020 6:37:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    The City ^ | April 12, 2020 | Christine Chung
    Planned Parenthood of Greater New York has laid off or furloughed more than 240 workers, while temporarily closing 11 of its 28 locations — including the Staten Island and Bronx branches. The nonprofit, facing losses of $32 million amid the coronavirus crisis, says it remains committed to providing health services to those in need and is still booking what it deems essential appointments, including surgical abortions. But multiple staffers told THE CITY that the pandemic has wreaked havoc internally, and they’re concerned about the impact of the sudden recent cuts. The job reductions that hit the statewide staff of 800...
  • Watchdog Confirms Law Violation: USPS Allowed Workers to Help Hillary’s Campaign

    04/11/2020 8:40:34 PM PDT · by bitt · 26 replies
    The Postal Service of the United States has apparently violated the federal law by allowing employees to work for Hillary Clinton’s campaign and their work was even funded by the union, a Fox News report states. The OSC determined that the USPS “engaged in systemic violations” of the Hatch Act, a federal law that limits some political activities of the federal employees. While they are allowed to do some political work while on leave, the report said the Postal Service showed a “bias” favouring the union’s 2016 campaign operation. The investigation was initiated several months ago, after Ron Johnson, who...
  • 39 million masks for California hospitals that never materialized spark federal investigation

    04/04/2020 10:04:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    ktla ^ | 04/04/2020
    The union that represents healthcare workers in California announced it had arranged the purchase of 39 million N95 masks for hospitals and government agencies that badly need the protective equipment. Among the intended recipients was Kaiser Permanente, which placed orders for 6 million masks. A week later, none of those masks have materialized, and Kaiser is cooperating with a federal fraud investigation into the deal, a spokesman for the health plan confirmed.
  • OPINION: Time to put the Commonwealth to work on the climate emergency

    03/09/2020 6:50:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Thompson Reuters Foundation News ^ | March 9, 2018 | by Michael Sippitt
    In 2016, the Commonwealth established a Climate Finance Access Hub, based in Mauritius, and providing regional services as well. The hub helps small and vulnerable countries access international sources of climate finance, has already assisted the financing of several projects in smaller countries, and is there to provide capacity development, knowledge management, and technical expertise. The idea of the hub is excellent, but the ambition clearly needs to be much greater to tackle climate change on a much wider basis with increased support. The climate emergency is predicted to have a major effect on many Commonwealth nations, plus likely huge...
  • Hospital workers launch protests for higher wages, say they can't afford health care

    02/18/2020 6:32:20 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 18 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    Hospital and health care workers are launching union drives and protests across the country to demand higher wages and improved working conditions. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) chapter covering Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Kansas told The Guardian that it is putting together a campaign to organize workers advocating to extend a $15 minimum wage beyond Chicago. The group said there are roughly 50,000 low-wage hospital workers in the Chicago metropolitan area, with about 10,000 of those workers represented by the union. “We’re trying to make sure every hospital worker across the city has a voice when it comes to...
  • They All Suck: Nevada Union Refuses To Endorse A 2020 Democratic Candidate

    02/15/2020 9:57:33 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 2.13.2020 | Matt Vespa
    Days ahead of the Nevada caucuses the state’s influential culinary union decided to sit this one out. They’re not endorsing anyone. Why? Well, because right now, they all suck. And if they don’t suck, they’re peddling action items that will screw them over. It’s become nasty between the Culinary Workers Union and the Bernie Sanders campaign after the former distributed leaflets to their members about the dangers concerning Sanders’ Medicare for All proposals that will gut 150+ million private health care plans. And a lot of union members’ health care plans will be shredded by a Sanders administration. For the...
  • Nevada's powerful Culinary Union says members were 'viciously attacked' by Sanders' supporters

    02/12/2020 5:44:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/12/20 | Andrew O'Reilly
    The politically influential Culinary Union in Nevada released a statement on Wednesday claiming that its members have been “viciously attacked” by supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. after the union publicly warned its members against backing a candidate in the state’s Democratic caucus who supports “Medicare-for-All.” The union’s statement comes amid reports of harassment of union members over the phone and on social media by alleged Sanders’ supporters less than a day after the union released a flyer claiming that Sanders wants to “end culinary healthcare.” “It’s disappointing that Senator Sanders’ supporters have viciously attacked the Culinary Union and working...
  • Dori: Forget the teachers union, now Seattle has a drug users union

    01/31/2020 2:59:00 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    KIRO Radio: MyNorthwest.com ^ | January 29, 2020 | BY DORI MONSON
    Did you hear about Seattle’s latest group to unionize? A listener sent me a picture of a flier from an alley off of the Ave in the University District — a flier for a drug users union. AUDIO FILE ON ARTICLE SITE; This group celebrates drug use — in fact, they have formed a subculture that is all about drug use. The flier says, “Urban Survivors Union — Proud To Be a Drug User, Seattle’s Drug User Union.” We are a union that is, first and foremost, for and by drug users. Our first mission is to unite as...
  • Longshore union braces for bankruptcy over Portland case, unnerving labor nationally

    01/29/2020 10:08:15 AM PST · by aimhigh · 33 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 02/28/2020 | Tribune News Service
    The union that handles every shipping container that crosses West Coast docks is bracing for bankruptcy. It’s a rare prospect for a bargaining group, and it’s rattling organized labor nationally. (snip) But a $94-million federal jury award Nov. 4 to ICTSI Oregon Inc., a cargo terminal operator, has forced union leaders to warn that a filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection may be ahead.(snip) A Chapter 11 filing would force the union to disclose details of its finances and operations, a disagreeable prospect for an intensely private organization.
  • Union, NJ sees a nearly complete shift in its racial and ethnic makeup

    01/19/2020 10:40:12 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 55 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | 2012 | Stephen Stirling
    UNION TOWNSHIP — Theodore Jakubowski has seen this before. The 64-year-old man saw it as a child growing up in Union Township, as Italian, Irish and Polish families came to his community in droves after World War II and learned to live together despite their differences. And now things are changing again in Union, and in few places in New Jersey is that change happening as quickly or as completely as it is here in this town of 56,600.
  • Area teachers readying for higher pay fight in Tallahassee

    01/13/2020 4:46:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    WPLG-TV (ABC "news" in Miami) ^ | 1/12/20 | Terrell Forney
    Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing for a $600 million plan to raise the starting pay for new teachers... Nearly 1,000 teachers, who boarded 16 buses for a 10-hour bus ride to Tallahassee, had a sendoff that was also attended by Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and Rep. Donna Shalala. “We’re fighting for better pay so we can make cost of living," said Mayade Ersoff, a teacher. “We’re fighting for no testing..."
  • CNN Agrees to Pay Record $76 Million to End 17-Year Labor Dispute

    01/11/2020 7:11:46 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies
    © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. ^ | January 10, 2020 at 06:37 PM | By Jane Wester
    CNN will pay $76 million in back pay to a group of former video contractors whose contract was terminated in 2003, according to a settlement signed Friday. The money, which will go to more than 300 former contractors, is the largest monetary remedy in the history of the NLRB and is more money than the board typically collects in an entire year, according to its news release. The workers were represented by two union locals of the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-Communications Workers of America when CNN terminated the contract. The news channel then hired nonunion employees to...
  • What This Ohio Voter Said About Union Workers And Trump Should Worry Democrats

    01/10/2020 7:39:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/10/2020 | Matt Vespa
    In 2016, Donald Trump handily beat Hillary Clinton in the Buckeye State. As commentator George Will noted, for quite some time, the GOP presidential strategy was to win the south, the Midwest, the West, and then spend the equivalent of the GDP of Brazil to win Ohio. There are stories about George Bush knowing that his second term hinged on him winning Ohio, which he did. Barack Obama changed all of that. Yet, public opinion shifts like the tides. Trump won Florida outright, a state that has many worrying about the competitiveness of the GOP in national elections due to...
  • Can the Union Endure?

    01/01/2020 7:15:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/01/2020 | By Christopher Skeet
    At this point, Red and Blue America are not even speaking the same language. We stand near the point of what divorce lawyers term “irreconcilable differences.” In increasingly strident and self-assured tones, the Left believes it is morally superior, intellectually untouchable, and wholly justified in pursuing whatever extralegal, corrupt, or violent methods available to implement their ideology. Talk of a breaking point has been circling conservative circles for some time, with three tangible options arising from the chatter: 1) continued focus on barely winning elections, appointing "conservative" judges that uphold Obamacare, keeping Arizona from going blue, etc.; 2) a “divorce”...
  • Trump supporter grabs spotlight at Sanders event with a message for the president

    12/15/2019 6:50:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Fox News via MSN ^ | 12/15/19 | Nick Givas
    A Trump supporter took center stage at an Iowa campaign rally for 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on Saturday, where he stood up and delivered a message to President Trump. Sanders sensed trouble from the beginning when he saw the young man approach the microphone and said, "Oh, he's looking at his phone. I'm in trouble." After being given the mic to ask Sanders a question, the man addressed the commander in chief directly, offering him words of encouragement. "Mr. Trump, keep going man. You're doing a good job," he said. "You know what, I'm a liberal."
  • Bernie Sanders heckled by Las Vegas union members over Medicare-for-All

    12/11/2019 3:58:25 AM PST · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 11 2019 | Danielle Wallace
    Bernie Sanders faced pushback from union members in Las Vegas on Tuesday over how the Democratic presidential candidate would fund a government-subsidized health care plan that would force union members to forfeit the benefits they’ve spent years bargaining for. The 77-year-old independent U.S. senator from Vermont addressed a town hall meeting hosted by Culinary Union Local 226 and its parent union, Unite Here. Though union members in the crowd were widely supportive of Sanders – shouting “Bernie! Bernie!” as he wheeled out his stance on immigration, criminal justice and climate change – a group of about 12 people began to...
  • The girl is a job killer: AOC Strikes Again!

    11/27/2019 7:00:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/27/2019 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    We remember how Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, or the Bronx Evita as my friend Bill Katz calls her, led the campaign to kill an Amazon project in the New York City area. She killed a few thousand jobs, maybe even more.  It was a disaster for workers, but Miss Sandy O got another invitation to MSNBC, Well, she is back and she is killing jobs again. Check this out:     Last week, Bright Power decided to fire its staff and farm all the work out to subcontractors instead of maintaining their own workforce. The firing occurred just as the workers were following Ocasio-Cortez’s...