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  • Labor Unions Were The Other Losers On Election Day

    12/08/2016 6:16:44 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/8/2016 | Jason Hopkins
    Democrats weren’t the only ones who lost big on Election Day. Labor unions lost in key states across the country in November. Having already had their power in several states constrained following the 2010 mid-terms, labor unions will now be forced to play defense in more states legislatures where Democrats have faltered anew. Democrats lost control of the state House in Kentucky and the state Senate in Iowa. They also lost gubernatorial control in Missouri and New Hampshire. All four states will be under a Republican trifecta starting in 2017 – meaning their governors’ mansions and legislative chambers will be...
  • Trump blasts Carrier union leader: He's 'done a terrible job'

    12/07/2016 7:01:56 PM PST · by ColdOne · 59 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/7/16 | Rebecca Savransky
    Donald Trump blasted the Carrier union's president Wednesday after he said the president-elect "lied his ass off" about terms of the deal to keep Carrier manufacturing jobs in the United States. "Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers," the president-elect tweeted Wednesday. "No wonder companies flee country!" Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers. No wonder companies flee country!
  • SEIU branch in Texas declares bankruptcy

    12/06/2016 6:53:33 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/6/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    After losing a lawsuit and facing a $7.8 million dollar judgment, Service Employees International Union Texas, alias SEIU District Five, has declared bankruptcy in order to escape the judgment. The plaintiff is going after the national union, as it should, so stand by lots more court appeals, But so far, the SEIU is losing at every step. Bill McMorris has an excellent account of the case and its background, at the Free Beacon. I recommend it. The bare bones of the story of this case paint a picture of a thuggish organization, in my opinion. It expanded into Texas by...
  • Biggest union reaches deal with California government [SEIU Local 1000]

    12/03/2016 11:19:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 3, 2016 4:47 PM EST | Jonathan J. Cooper
    California’s largest public-employee union announced Saturday that it had reached a contract agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration. If workers ratify the deal, it would bring to a close contentious negotiations that led to a strike threat and allegations of bad-faith bargaining. Service Employees International Union Local 1000 didn’t immediately release the terms of the deal, but union President Yvonne Walker said in a statement that it achieves improvements in compensation, professional development, working conditions, and health and safety. …
  • HUUUGE NEVADA VOTER FRAUD UNCOVERED? WORSE THAN ACORN

    12/03/2016 8:47:14 PM PST · by MagillaX · 11 replies
    NewsMaxTV ^ | December 1, 2016 | Rob Lauer
    Today, Megan Barth interviewed Republican Assembly Candidate for District 15, Stan Vaughan, with actual proof of massive voter fraud in his Clark County district. Vaughan brought into the NEWSMAXTV Las Vegas studio and laid it out for all to see, US postal service certified returned mail from 9,200 voters in District 15. Many of the people who were listed as deceased are still on the active voter rolls today. Many of the returned mail came back with 5 people living in a vacant lot with no mail receptacle. Not Obama feds but incoming Attorney General Jeff Session must investigate this...
  • AFT Pledges to Support Immigrants in Face of Trump Presidency

    12/03/2016 12:21:27 PM PST · by mdittmar · 52 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 12/02/2016 | Kenneth Quinnell
    In the wake of Donald Trump winning the presidency after a campaign that often targeted and scapegoated immigrants, Latinos and Muslims, the AFT has pledged to take concrete action to assist these groups, with a particular emphasis on assisting and defending undocumented students. AFT President Randi Weingarten said AFT will "do everything in our power to stop any kind of action against our immigrant families, our Muslim families, our Latino families and especially our undocumented students."Specifically, she said that the AFT will: Support cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and others as they reaffirm sanctuary status...
  • A generation degenerates; Education is the “core” to healing a nation

    11/30/2016 6:14:47 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/30/16 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Returning curricula development and institution to local autonomy, funding provided by the communities, not union-lobbied federal oversight, is a necessity There is a choice to be made in order to reverse the soaring amorality that has essentially crippled our young people, leaving them with only feelings by which to judge criminal and ethical behavior. By universally embracing anything and everything without critically judging it, all standards of conduct disappear and a generation degenerates. History (if ever anyone would bother to read it) demonstrates what occurs if no limits are placed on social actions and interaction, which is why it is...
  • Trump: Where the Rubber Hits the Road

    11/30/2016 3:39:37 PM PST · by mdittmar · 17 replies
    American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees ^ | November 30, 2016 | Lee Saunders, AFSCME President
    Last week, families came together to express gratitude for all the blessings in our lives. If your Thanksgiving table was anything like mine, there was plenty of lively debate about politics and current affairs, about what a Trump administration will mean for our country’s future.First, it cannot mean a rise in hate speech. It must not mean attacks on women, religious minorities, LGBTQ people and communities of color.There’s no question that white nationalists have been emboldened by this election, or that Donald Trump has stoked fear and resentment for political advantage. This has to stop, and the president-elect has an...
  • MSNBC: Lily reacts to Betsy DeVos’ Nomination as Education Secretary

    11/30/2016 1:16:15 PM PST · by mdittmar · 24 replies
    NEA president Lily Eskelsen García ^ | November 29, 2016 | NEA president Lily Eskelsen García
    Lily spoke with MSNBC’s Craig Melvin to discuss President-Elect Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos to lead the Department of Education.
  • Scores arrested in first 'Fight for $15' protest since Trump win

    11/29/2016 12:41:44 PM PST · by mdittmar · 63 replies
    reuters ^ | Nov 29, 2016 | Lisa Baertlein in Los Angeles and Timothy Mclaughlin in Chicago; Additional reporting by Alexander
    Scores of demonstrators were arrested on Tuesday as U.S. workers from fast-food chains staged nationwide protests for higher pay, union rights and immigration reform in their first major action since Donald Trump was elected president.McDonald's Corp (MCD.N) restaurants in 340 cities were prime rally targets, while baggage handlers, cabin cleaners and sky caps at Chicago's O'Hare and Boston's Logan international airports planned to demonstrate in support of workers demanding starting pay of $15 per hour, organizers of the "Fight for $15" campaign said. More than 200 protesters gathered before dawn at Zuccotti Park in New York City's Financial District, the...
  • Union Decries Trump Nominee for Department of Education [semi-satire]

    11/28/2016 10:35:20 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Nov 2016 | John Semmens
    President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education did not sit well with American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten. “In nominating DeVos, Trump makes it loud and clear that his education policy will focus on shifting control of education into the hands of students and their parents,” she complained. “This defies logic and can only lead to the destruction of the public education system.” Weingarten dismissed the consumer empowerment concept as “a naive perspective for the delivery of as complex a product as education. Does a parent really know what’s best for her child? Can we,...
  • Mary Kay Henry on CNBC

    11/27/2016 11:57:03 AM PST · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    youtube ^ | Nov 22, 2016 | SEIU
    Mary Kay Henry on CNBCSEIU President Mary Kay Henry
  • Lily Eskelsen Garcia, NEA President

    11/26/2016 10:31:33 AM PST · by mdittmar · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | Jul 14, 2014 | AFTHQ
    Lily Eskelsen Garcia, NEA President
  • AFT President Randi Weingarten on Nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

    11/23/2016 4:31:54 PM PST · by mdittmar · 125 replies
    American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO ^ | November 23, 2016 | AFT President Randi Weingarten
    WASHINGTON—In response to President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos to lead the Department of Education, AFT President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement:“The president-elect, in his selection of Betsy DeVos, has chosen the most ideological, anti-public education nominee put forward since President Carter created a Cabinet-level Department of Education. “In nominating DeVos, Trump makes it loud and clear that his education policy will focus on privatizing, defunding and destroying public education in America. “DeVos has no meaningful experience in the classroom or in our schools. The sum total of her involvement has been spending her family’s wealth in an effort to...
  • Thanksgiving Letter to Working Families on Solidarity

    11/23/2016 3:52:11 PM PST · by mdittmar · 6 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 11/23/2016 | Richard Trumka President, AFL-CIO
    Dear Union Member:Thanksgiving is a holiday of solidarity—commemorating a short-lived moment when Pilgrims and Native Americans broke bread together at a common table. This Thanksgiving, America’s working people and our unions are committed to standing with each other—in solidarity. We are reminded this holiday season of President Franklin Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms—freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and most of all, freedom from fear.Thanksgiving is a holiday of plenty—a celebration of the bounty that hard work in America can and should bring. This election season we heard many promises of plenty—promises to create jobs, to raise wages, to...
  • NEA President reacts to Betsy DeVos nomination for Education Secretary

    11/23/2016 2:18:48 PM PST · by mdittmar · 73 replies
    National Education Association ^ | November 23, 2016 | NEA President Lily Eskelsen García:
    Eskelsen García: Trump nominee supports failed education policies that hurt students WASHINGTON - November 23, 2016 - The Trump administration announced today its plan to nominate Betsy DeVos, best known for her anti-public education campaigns, for the position of Secretary of Education.The following statement can be attributed to NEA President Lily Eskelsen García:“Every day, educators use their voice to advocate for every student to reach his or her full potential. We believe that the chance for the success of a child should not depend on winning a charter lottery, being accepted by a private school, or living in the right...
  • Teacher unions smarting after many members vote for Trump

    11/23/2016 10:54:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    USA Today | November 23, 2016 | Greg Toppo
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/11/23/election-unions-teachers-clinton-trump/94242722/
  • Donald Trump, police union at odds over ‘sanctuary cities’ funding

    11/22/2016 4:54:13 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/22/2016 | Andrea Noble
    The country’s largest police union, which endorsed Donald Trump for president, is wary of his stance on a key campaign issue: his promise to withhold funds from so-called “sanctuary cities.” As part of his first 100-days action plan, Mr. Trump has pledged to block all federal funding to jurisdictions that shield illegal immigrants. But in recent days, mayors and police chiefs in major cities across the country have pledged to stand behind their sanctuary city policies in defiance of Mr. Trump’s plans. The stance creates a conundrum for the National Fraternal Order of Police — which doesn’t support the sanctuary...
  • AFSCME Supports Rallying Airport Workers

    11/22/2016 5:55:43 PM PST · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    Airport workers in the Washington, DC area, as well as Los Angeles, Boston and other cities are rightfully protesting and raising their voices to demand wage raises and better working conditions.Some wheelchair attendants, baggage carriers and others who work at Ronald Reagan and Dulles airports earn as little as $6.75 an hour. Although the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority implements a living wage policy that applies to many airport workers, said policy doesn’t help employees of companies that contract directly with individual airlines.These workers have joined the Fight for $15 campaign to demand no less than $15 an hour. Under their...
  • Strike narrowly averted by McDonald's food supply drivers

    11/21/2016 6:19:16 PM PST · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    Mid-Hudson News ^ | November 21, 2016 | Mid-Hudson News
    ROCK TAVERN - A strike that could have interfered with food deliveries this week to McDonald's franchises in the Hudson Valley, New York City, Long Island and northern New Jersey has been averted. The 75 drivers, represented by Teamsters Local 445 in Rock Tavern, voted in late October to reject the contract offer made by Martin-Brower Inc. Teamsters representative Jerry Ebert said the company significantly improved the offer after its initial rejection. "We won much better pay, more time off, an easier grievance process, and a $1000 signing bonus for each driver, among other increases, with no givebacks," Ebert said....
  • Mary Kay Henry: Together we will keep fighting (SEIU)

    11/21/2016 3:57:54 PM PST · by mdittmar · 23 replies
    youtube ^ | Nov 21, 2016 | Mary Kay Henry(SEIU)
    Mary Kay Henry: Together we will keep fighting
  • Energy, Labor Foresee Trump-Induced Infrastructure Boom

    11/19/2016 2:41:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 18, 2016 | Bill Murray
    The energy industry and labor movement don’t often agree on much, but after one of the most contentious elections in memory, a group of experts from both sides found that they can unify around one thing: infrastructure. Throughout the 2016 campaign, infrastructure expansion was perhaps the only policy issue with bipartisan support. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump proposed plans in the hundreds of billions of dollars. Now, with Trump’s election and Republicans in control of both houses of Congress, large amounts of private and government funds may flow into public works projects to upgrade the nation’s crumbling roads, bridges...
  • California Teachers Offered "Anti-Hate, Trump Teaching Plan" To "Empower Students"

    11/18/2016 11:59:30 AM PST · by Lorianne · 33 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 17 November 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Following last week's dissonance-destroying victory for Donald Trump, San Francisco teachers are being offered a 'Donald Trump lesson plan' to "help students understand the election," but, as NBCBayArea reports, opponents counter that it is leftist propaganda meant to scare children about the incoming president. :: Fakhra Shah, a teacher at Mission High School, drafted the plan with the goal of empowering students, she said. “This is anti-hate,” Shah said. “This is not just anti-Trump.” On the heels of Trump’s stunning Nov. 8 victory, Shah wrote a letter to staff, in which she said, “A racist and sexist man has become...
  • Dems' Trump Hysteria is Desperate Attempt to Keep Union & Black Voters

    11/16/2016 8:50:32 PM PST · by 198ml · 14 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/16/16 | Deneen Borelli
    Democrats fear Trump will create jobs and help urban communities causing union workers and blacks to abandon the Democrat party. Without union workers and blacks, Democrats will face huge obstacles in future elections especially in the swing states. This is why George Soros, Al Sharpton, and Van Jones are playing their roles to undermine Trump’s presidency. Democrats will do anything for power — including undermining a president even before he is sworn into office.
  • Texas judge blocks administration's union 'persuader rule'

    11/16/2016 12:00:19 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2016 | Lydia Wheeler
    A Texas judge Wednesday issued an order to block the Labor Department from enforcing its union “persuader rule.” Judge Sam Cummings granted a motion for summary judgement in favor of the National Federation of Independent Business and turned the temporary stay he ordered in June into a permanent injunction. In the one-page order, he said the rule “should be held unlawful and set aside.” The rule, finalized in March, would force employers to disclose outside consultants they hire to counter workers' union organizing efforts. It would require employers to report any action, conduct or communication undertaken — explicitly or implicitly,...
  • NDP And Labour Must Heed Blue-Collar Fury That Fuelled Trump Win (Canada)

    11/15/2016 4:53:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Huffington Post Canada The Blog ^ | November 10, 2016 | Sid Ryan, Past President Ontario Federation Labour
    There is so much weeping and gnashing of teeth, so many people thrashing about, looking to hang the blame on someone or something for Donald Trump's shocking victory on election night, that the outcome bears further reflection. I reject the notion that it was a "white-lash" by voters, a racist reflex against minorities and people of colour. The electoral rebellion goes much deeper than that. It was, in large measure, the working class all across America, white, black and Latino, sending a big "F*** you!" to politicians and insiders who have used "free" trade agreements to ship American jobs offshore....
  • Where Michigan’s Public Sector Union Laws Rank

    11/14/2016 1:59:42 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/10/2016 | Tom Gantert
    The state of Michigan earned a B rating for its public sector labor laws in a study produced by a Pennsylvania-based free-market think tank. The ranking comes after a half-decade of labor law reforms passed by Michigan’s legislators and governor. The Commonwealth Foundation’s study, titled “Transforming Labor: A Comprehensive, Nationwide Comparison and Grading of Public Sector Labor Laws,” measured how labor laws affect citizens, taxpayers, workers and government budgets. The study found that right-to-work laws alone – which have now been adopted by 26 states, including Michigan – are not necessarily the best indicator of workers’ freedom. In addition to...
  • Rank And File Union Members In The Rust Belt Propelled Trump To The White House

    11/14/2016 5:35:08 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 11/14/2016 | Ted Goodman
    Tuesday’s election results sent shock waves across the globe after voters selected President-elect Donald Trump as the 45th president — but the results may not have been as surprising to America’s rust belt. Trump’s message on jobs, trade and the economy resonated in battleground states that turned red for the first time in decades. Trump was able to take in a good number of rank and file union members who usually vote Democrat, even though many union leaders threw support behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Clinton still beat Trump by eight points among union households, but that number...
  • Texas AFL-CIO: Don’t Mourn, Organize!

    11/11/2016 4:05:43 PM PST · by mdittmar · 14 replies
    Texas AFL-CIO ^ | 11/11/2016 | Texas AFL-CIO President John Patrick
    No sugarcoating it. The national results are a disaster. A self-serving corporate huckster rode to victory on the jet fuel of racism, anti-immigrant xenophobia, sexism and demagoguery. In spite of Donald Trump’s pseudo-populism and claims to represent the working class, his victory is rooted in efforts to divide and undermine our communities.    We now begin a period where the most basic freedoms and protections will likely be under severe and concerted attack.   In light of the looming sea change in the federal government, the Texas AFL-CIO lays down this marker: You can be damn sure the Texas union movement...
  • Federal employee union will keep fighting for working Americans under Trump administration

    11/10/2016 10:23:57 AM PST · by mdittmar · 30 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | November 09, 2016 | The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
    AFGE: Federal workers will continue to do their jobs regardless of who is in officeWASHINGTON – American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement in reaction to the presidential election results:“The American people have spoken and elected Donald Trump as the next president of the United States. As public servants, federal employees work for the American people and will continue to carry out the missions of their agencies under the Constitution and law.“AFGE will continue to fight for workers’ rights and for the programs and services government employees deliver for the American...
  • Civil Service reform should be near the top of Trump’s agenda

    11/09/2016 5:34:04 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11-9-16 | Thomas Lifson
    The federal government requires structural reform. Because it is very expensive and time-consuming to fire anyone, bad behavior is not just tolerated but propagated. Civil Service protections originally intended to guard against a politicized bureaucracy have now become guarantors of the high-handedness and lack of accountability we saw with Lois Lerner, now retired with a six-figure pension after pleading the Fifth Amendment. Government employee unions have become a mainstay of the Democratic Party, with employee dues, harvested from taxpayers via salaries, laundered into the party’s coffers. So the Democrats will fight like hell, up to and including a filibuster, mass...
  • Hillary's Media Hidden Communist and Criminal Friends "-VANITY"

    11/07/2016 9:12:22 PM PST · by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper · 16 replies
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    Even at this late date in the presidential race, a few things stand out to those who have followed Hillary Clinton's career as a Marxist sympathizer and greedy politician/foreign policy Conan "The Destroyer" type. It is the refusal of the mainstream media and even some of the conservative media, to really dig into her past and even open actions to see things that would greatly disturb an honest, educated person, namely her accepting large amounts of money from Organized Crime and her relationship with a woman who gave all appearances of being a Cuban propaganda asset at the least, and...
  • AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Visits Ohio to Rally Working People Against Donald Trump

    11/06/2016 11:09:39 AM PST · by mdittmar · 29 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 11/04/2016 | Kenneth Quinnell
    Ohio is an important swing state in next week's presidential election, and if Donald Trump fails to win the state, his path toward victory is very narrow. That's why AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka was in the state making sure that working people know how important their vote is. Here is some of the media coverage of Trumka's visit:Toledo Blade: "Before volunteers spent their time canvassing local neighborhoods to urge those to vote, which consisted of two three-hour shifts, Mr. Trumka, president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), stopped by in support of Hillary Clinton...
  • New audio: Ted Strickland jokes that Scalia's death came 'at a good time' ( Ohio )

    11/05/2016 7:31:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/10/16 | Al Weaver
    Ohio Senate candidate Ted Strickland joked about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday, saying it came "at a good time" for union workers since he was unable to cast the deciding vote in a March case that ended up in a 4-4 deadlock. ... Strickland made the remarks in Cleveland, telling AFL-CIO members that Scalia's death "saved labor" from a terrible decision in the case, which could have dealt a blow to the ability of public-sector unions to collect fees from those who decide against joining the union and pay for collective bargaining activities. ... the...
  • Unions Resort To Election Trickery In Grubby Efforts At Maximizing Their Legal Plunder

    11/05/2016 6:49:47 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 5, 2016 | George Leef
    On the ballot Tuesday in two states (Washington and South Dakota) voters will find deceptive initiatives to vote on. Both were concocted by the forces of Big Labor for the purpose of getting and keeping more money from workers who don’t want to pay them. Businesses that operate in a competitive market under the rule of law need to persuade consumers to buy whatever goods and services they offer. That’s good: consumers get to decide what’s worth parting with their money and what isn’t. Also, buyers are free to stop buying any time they become dissatisfied or discover better uses...
  • Electricians union's tactic for organizing suburbs: 'salting (Legalized Union Thuggery)

    11/01/2016 2:45:47 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11/01/2016 | William Bender and Craig R. McCoy
    --SNIP-- The local floods nonunion shops with resumés and equips its applicants with a secret dual mission: If hired, gather inside information and attempt to unionize the workforce. If rejected or later fired, claim antiunion discrimination and seek back pay through the NLRB. The tactic hits nonunion bosses in the pocketbook. And the union can get its way without having to lift a picket sign. "It's like this whole big scam," said Sharon Ponticello, owner of Hard Hat Services in Norristown. "You might have one opening and they flush you with six applicants. Even if you hire one, they'll file...
  • 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.
  • AFL-CIO Begins Final Phase of 2016 Campaign

    10/27/2016 4:32:15 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 18 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | October 27, 2016 | AFL-CIO
    Ground game and digital blitz to target millions of union households and allies In the final days before the election, the AFL-CIO will drive a powerful grassroots program and launch a digital ad blitz to union households and allies. The final stretch of the campaign is underlined by speaking with millions of voters at the doors and on the phones, delivering millions of mailers and a six-figure digital ad buy in battleground states.AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka began the countdown to election day with a new video message that makes the closing argument for Hillary Clinton.“The case for Hillary Clinton stands...
  • 1 in 4 U.S. teachers are chronically absent, missing more than 10 days of school

    10/26/2016 12:11:22 PM PDT · by Scarpetta · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 26, 2016 | Alejandra Matos
    More than 1 in 4 of the nation’s full-time teachers are considered chronically absent from school, according to federal data, missing the equivalent of more than two weeks of classes each academic year in what some districts say has become an educational crisis. The U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights estimated this summer that 27 percent of the nation’s teachers are out of school for more than 10 days of regular classes — some missing far more than 10 days — based on self-reported numbers from the nation’s school districts. But some school systems, especially those in poor, rural...
  • Report: 97% Of Donations From Department of Justice Employees Went To Hillary Clinton

    10/26/2016 9:37:50 AM PDT · by xzins · 28 replies
    YoungConservatives ^ | 27 Oct 16 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Think the government has your back? Nah. But they sure do have Hillary’s. You know how the DOJ was involved in a “nonpartisan” investigation of Hillary’s emails? Well it turns out that 97% of the donations from DOJ employees went to…guess who? Hillary Clinton. From The Hill: Federal government employees are opening their wallets to help Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump on Nov. 8. Of the roughly $2 million that federal workers from 14 agencies spent on presidential politics by the end of September, about $1.9 million, or 95 percent, went to the Democratic nominee’s campaign, according to an analysis...
  • Government workers shun Trump, give big money to Clinton

    10/26/2016 8:27:36 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    thehill ^ | 10/26/16 | Jonathan Swan
    Federal government employees are opening their wallets to help Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump on Nov. 8. Of the roughly $2 million that federal workers from 14 agencies spent on presidential politics by the end of September, about $1.9 million, or 95 percent, went to the Democratic nominee’s campaign, according to an analysis by The Hill. ADVERTISEMENT Employees at all the agencies analyzed, without exception, are sending their campaign contributions overwhelmingly to Clinton over her Republican counterpart. Several agencies, such as the State Department, which Clinton once led, saw more than 99 percent of contributions going to Clinton.
  • Trump's election will be the biggest "[bleep] You" in human history - Michael Moore

    10/24/2016 6:23:50 PM PDT · by defal33 · 118 replies
  • New York bans Airbnb

    10/24/2016 4:56:53 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/24/16 | Dan Calabrese
    No competition allowed for hoteliers and unions. They give a lot of money to Democrats. We often hear that Democrats are set up for a decades-long political dynasty in this country because of demographics. They own the Millennial vote and they’ll continue to own it for as long as Millennials are around. Maybe. But there’s a reason people tend to become more conservative as they get older, and it usually has to do with the fact that they have to go out and tackle real responsibility. Once they do, they often realize that Democrats are not their friends - unless,...
  • AFGE Endorses Rep. Steny Hoyer for Maryland House Seat

    10/23/2016 10:12:56 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 8 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | October 21, 2016 | The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
    IMPORTANT: This information should not be downloaded using government equipment, read during duty time, sent to others using government equipment, or sent to anyone while in a government building because it involves election related activity. Congressman Hoyer has been an “unwavering advocate” for federal workers, union says WASHINGTON – The American Federation of Government Employees, the nation’s largest union of federal workers, has endorsed Rep. Steny Hoyer for re-election to Maryland’s 5th Congressional District.“Congressman Hoyer has been an unwavering advocate for federal government employees since he was first elected to Congress in 1981,” AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. said.“Rep....
  • 'Stop whining' about U.S. elections being rigged, Obama tells Trump

    10/18/2016 10:33:28 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 104 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 18, 2016 | Ayesha Rascoe, Jeff Mason, Roberta Rampton; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Doina Chiacu
    U.S. President Barack Obama urged Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to "stop whining" about the Nov. 8 election being rigged, saying no serious person could suggest U.S. elections could be manipulated because of their decentralized nature. "I have never seen in my lifetime, or in modern political history, any presidential candidate trying to discredit the elections and the election process before votes have even taken place. It's unprecedented," the Democratic president said.
  • Lazy Marxist bum teachers and their attacks on question 2 (charter schools)

    10/18/2016 8:23:18 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 18 replies
    In Massachusetts, the only other New England state that's the left of Maine and Rhode island, there is a popular ballot measure that needs every patriotic American's support. That is question 2, the measure that would remove the cap on charter schools in the state of Massachusetts and give 32,000 struggling students in failing and dangerous schools (and there are many of them) an opportunity to learn in schools that are efficient, safe and wholesome. But the liberals and the teachers union bums would not have any of it. The only ones who oppose question 2 besides the usual cadre...
  • TOMORROW: NEA President to address hundreds of union members at major “get out the vote” event

    10/14/2016 11:32:28 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 30 replies
    The National Education Association ^ | October 14, 2016 | The National Education Association
    PHILADELPHIA - October 14, 2016 - NEA president Lily Esklesen García will address hundreds of union members on Saturday at a major “get out the vote” (GOTV) rally alongside other national union presidents. The member volunteers in attendance will then conduct an all day GOTV canvass of Philadelphia and surrounding counties on behalf of Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senate candidate Katie McGinty. McGinty will also speak at the rally.Pennsylvania is a key battleground state in 2016, and this organizing event is part of a larger labor effort to canvass across the city and state on Saturday in the lead-up to...
  • Rumors of Unions' Post-Right-to-Work Death Exaggerated

    10/14/2016 11:00:56 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/11/2016 | Tom Gantert
    In December 2012, The Atlantic magazine did a story on Michigan passing its right-to-work law with a title that read: “Right to Work Won’t Doom Michigan’s Unions — It Might Even Save Them.” The subhead read: “If battered industrial unions learn to convince skeptical workers of their value, it might help them rebuild.” The article ran against the common sentiment of the pro-union lobby, which argues the law that gives employees the freedom to not associate with a union while still keeping their jobs was designed to undercut and weaken organized labor. But data from a website that tracks union...
  • Working Women Deserve Better Than Trump’s Sexism

    10/07/2016 4:04:19 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 69 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 10/07/2016 | Liz Shuler & Maria Elena Durazo
    At last week's presidential debate, America’s working women got a front-row seat to Donald Trump’s sexism. He repeatedly interrupted Hillary Clinton, a phenomenon too many working women can relate to, and repeated his claims that she doesn’t have the "presidential look" it takes to lead the United States. It seems like every day a new story from Trump’s past reveals more misogyny. Take the latest story out of his golf club in Palos Verdes, Calif., where Trump urged staff to fire unattractive hostesses and only hire "beautiful women."But it is his horrific, ongoing treatment of Alicia Machado that has captured...
  • Carmen's union president, 6 workers arrested in MBTA 'cash room' protest

    10/06/2016 10:44:24 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    ABC News WCVB.com ^ | October 6. 2016 | Unattributed
    <p>BOSTON —Seven members of a union representing Boston-area transit workers, including its president, were arrested early Thursday while protesting plans to privatize the system's cash handling system.</p> <p>The arrests occurred after picketers assembled outside the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's so-called "money room" to prevent workers and armored cars from entering the facility in the city's Charlestown section.</p>