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  • AFL-CIO president leaves Trump advisory board (Good)

    08/15/2017 3:19:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 15, 2017 | Sylvan Lane
    The president of the AFL-CIO stepped down from a council advising the White House on Tuesday, hours after President Trump reiterated that both sides were to blame for deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., where white supremacist groups rallied over the weekend. "President Trump’s remarks today repudiate his forced remarks yesterday about the KKK and neo-Nazis," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said in a statement. He announced that both he and AFL-CIO leader Thea Lee would step down from Trump's Manufacturing Advisory Board. "We must resign on behalf of America’s working people, who reject all notions of legitimacy of these bigoted groups."...
  • UAW President Says Bribery Scandal Hurt Unionization Bid at Nissan

    08/14/2017 5:49:11 PM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    http://freebeacon.com/ ^ | 8/14/17 | Bill McMorris
    United Auto Workers (UAW) president Dennis Williams called the bribery allegations brought against the widow of a former union executive "appalling," adding that they may have led Nissan workers to reject unionization, but denied that they reflect the larger organization.In July, the Department of Justice indicted Monica Morgan, the wife of the late UAW vice president General Holiefield, and former Fiat Chrysler vice president Alphons Iacobelli for funneling $1.2 million from a worker training center to pay off Morgan's mortgage, buy luxury cars, and pay for personal travel. The indictment came just one week before the UAW held a historic...
  • MO Union to Force Right to Work Initiative on Ballot

    08/13/2017 10:45:42 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 7 replies
    freebeacon ^ | August 12, 2017 | Bill McMorris
    AFL-CIO group paid D.C. consultants $431,114 for grassroots petition effort Union activists, with the help of a Washington, D.C., firm, reportedly have enough signatures to block Missouri from implementing its right-to-work law and force a ballot measure on the question in 2018. Missouri AFL-CIO President Mike Louis said that the We Are Missouri movement, which shares headquarters with the union, has gathered almost 300,000 signatures supporting the ballot measure—three times more than the 100,000 needed to force an election. The union plans to deliver the signatures to the Missouri Secretary of State's office after assembling at the state capitol on...
  • Meet Cathy Glasson: Populist Iowan Democrat Exploring A Run For Governor

    08/05/2017 7:07:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 5, 2017 | Taylor Gipple
    Longtime nurse and union president, Cathy Glasson, is offering a clear vision of how bold, progressive policies can improve the lives of average Iowans. Glasson is exploring the run for governor in a swing state, which in 2016 voted in favor of Trump, but also Obama in 2008 and 2012. In the following Q&A, Glasson talks universal health care, raising the minimum wage, and how she can improve the life of the average Iowan. Q: Why are you considering a run for governor? I’m exploring a run for Governor because I’m tired of watching working people in this state get...
  • Nissan Workers in Mississippi Reject Union Bid by U.A.W.

    08/04/2017 11:17:36 PM PDT · by SouthReb · 75 replies
    In a test of labor’s ability to expand its reach in the South, workers at a Nissan plant in Mississippi have overwhelmingly rejected a bid to unionize. Out of roughly 3,500 employees at the Canton-based plant who voted Thursday and Friday, more than 60 percent opposed the union. It was an emphatic coda to a yearslong organizing effort underwritten by the United Automobile Workers, which has been repeatedly frustrated in its efforts to organize major auto plants in the region.
  • Why autoworkers must say ‘no thank you’ to unions

    07/31/2017 7:25:45 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, July 30, 2017 | By Terry Bowman
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: As a 21-year autoworker in Michigan, and a forced dues-paying member of the United Auto Workers for 19 of those years, I have watched union officials waste millions of dollars attempting to organize manufacturing facilities in the South. It has done so as workers in those factories have clearly rejected their efforts, time and again. *** This time, the target is the 6,400-plus workers at Nissan’s facility in Canton, Mississippi, who will have a secret-ballot election August 3-4. Those workers should proceed with caution and pay heed to the long-term consequences of their decision. *** Organizers will make many...
  • How Trump flipped this rural Iowa county by 42 points

    07/31/2017 2:21:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 31, 2017 | Daniel Allott
    CRESCO, Iowa — It wasn’t long after Hillary Clinton clinched the Democratic presidential nomination that Laura Hubka realized how little excitement there was for Clinton among Howard County residents. “I went out and started knocking on doors for Hillary Clinton, and making phone calls,” Hubka, who leads Howard County’s Democratic Party, said when I met with her in late June. “I got hung up on, some guy chased me out of his yard with a rake, the unions complained a lot. There was a lot of yelling at doors.” Iowa and Howard County, with fewer than 10,000 people, had never...
  • US police chiefs blast Trump for endorsing ‘police brutality

    07/29/2017 5:09:47 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | July 29, 2017 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and Mark Berman
    Police leaders across the country moved quickly to distance themselves from – or to outright condemn – President Trump’s statements about “roughing up” people who’ve been arrested.
  • On July 29th, Americans are coming together all across the country to say: OUR LIVES ARE ON THE LINE

    07/25/2017 5:34:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    On July 29th, Americans are coming together all across the country to say: OUR LIVES ARE ON THE LINE if Republicans pass Trumpcare and strip our health coverage
  • Report: GM may kill Chevy Volt, Sonic and four other cars

    07/23/2017 1:56:49 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 86 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | July 22,2017
    General Motors has put six of its cars under review, including its once breakthrough Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, and is evaluating whether to cancel them in the coming years, according to a report from Reuters. The news comes as sales of cars continue to plummet in the U.S. and as consumers increasingly turn to SUVs and pickups. Besides the Chevrolet Volt hybrid, other vehicles believed to be under consideration for elimination iinclude the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Sonic, according to Reuters. GM spokesman Jim Cain declined to comment on the report. UAW President Dennis...
  • USPS broke law in allowing workers to boost Clinton campaign, watchdog says

    07/22/2017 2:08:30 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/20/17 | Brooke Singman
    The United States Postal Service violated federal law by letting employees do union-funded work for Hillary Clinton's campaign and other Democratic candidates while on leave from the agency, according to an Office of Special Counsel report obtained by Fox News. The OSC determined the USPS "engaged in systemic violations" of the Hatch Act, a federal law that limits certain political activities of federal employees. While employees are allowed to do some political work on leave, the report said the Postal Service showed a "bias" favoring the union's 2016 campaign operation. The investigation was launched months ago after Senate Committee on...
  • USPS broke law in allowing workers to boost Clinton campaign, watchdog says

    07/19/2017 4:54:49 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 31 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | July 19, 2017 | Brooke Singman
    The United States Postal Service violated federal law by letting employees do union-funded work for Hillary Clinton's campaign and other Democratic candidates while on leave from the agency, according to an Office of Special Counsel report obtained by Fox News. The OSC determined the USPS "engaged in systemic violations" of the Hatch Act, a federal law that limits certain political activities of federal employees. While employees are allowed to do some political work on leave, the report said the Postal Service showed a "bias" favoring the union's 2016 campaign operation. The investigation was launched months ago after Senate Committee on...
  • Labor Unions Are Now Filing Grievances Against Goats

    07/14/2017 3:59:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Foundation for Economic Education ^ | July 13, 2017 | Brittany Hunter
    A major union is rallying its supporters to battle the latest job-stealing enemy: goats. The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and the University of Michigan have had a well-established working relationship with each other for years. But this is largely because the labor union holds a contract with the school, barring it from hiring non-AFSCME members for various positions. Landscaping is among the many career fields supported by the union and is actually at the center of this latest controversy. While the university has traditionally employed AFSCME landscapers to tend to the school’s outdoor grass-trimming needs...
  • The rightness of the Employee Rights Act

    07/12/2017 5:30:07 AM PDT · by T Ruth · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, July 10, 2017 | By Richard Berman
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: This week, Senate Republicans will continue working on their proposed health care reform bill, which is polling at 38 percent favorable. Meanwhile, another piece of legislation which polls near 80 percent favorability is hiding in plain sight. The Employee Rights Act (ERA) calls for guaranteed secret ballot elections as a condition of unionization. It requires periodic union recertification after substantial workforce turnover. *** *** It’s a pro-employee law that union households strongly support, including those in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Ohio. *** The annual take of nongovernment unions is conservatively estimated to be in excess of $8 billion. Every...
  • Are Goats Taking Jobs From Union Workers?

    07/11/2017 7:53:58 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 39 replies
    Detroit Free Press, Battle Creek Enquire writer Noe Hernandez ^ | 6 July 2017 | Noe Hernandez , Battle Creek Enquirer, Detroit Free Press
    Are goats taking jobs from union workers? Noe Hernandez , Battle Creek Enquirer Published 1:42 p.m. ET July 6, 2017 | Updated 14 hours ago 636349422166184578-goatherd-large-ngooch.jpg (Photo: Nick Gooch/courtesy of Western Michigan A battle is brewing at Western Michigan University this summer between a group of hungry goats and a labor union. The 400-member American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has filed a grievance contending that the work the goats are doing in a wooded lot is taking away jobs from laid-off union workers. "AFSCME takes protecting the jobs of its members very seriously and we have an...
  • Andrew Cuomo Could Beat Trump … If He Can Win Over the Left First

    07/07/2017 4:16:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 7, 2017 | David Freedlander
    The governor of New York suddenly looks like the kind of take-no-prisoners pol his party needs. With one catch. NEW YORK — The scene is unfolding in the shabby headquarters of the Hotel Trades Council just off Times Square in the late spring of 2017, but it’s not hard to imagine the speech somewhere in the Rust Belt in 2020, with a Democratic nominee trying to reclaim the Upper Midwest for his party. “The truth is the middle class is under attack. The working families are under attack,” Andrew Cuomo bellows, his tough-guy accent coming in a little thick. “Middle-class...
  • NEA President to Representative Assembly: We Have the Power… and They Know It

    07/06/2017 5:41:53 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    National Education Association ^ | July 2, 2017 | Tim Walker
    “This is not a drill,” NEA President Lily Eskelsen García told the 2017 NEA Representative Assembly. “We stand in a dangerous place. We stand between a profiteer and his profits. We have a president who resides at the dangerous intersection of arrogance and ignorance and travels with a moral compass that always points to his own self-interest.” In her keynote address on Sunday, Eskelsen García laid out in stark terms the dangers posed by the agenda of President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, but reminded the 7,500 delegates gathered in the Boston Convention Center that “we can win. We...
  • New Video: Why privatizing public services hurts everyone (except big business)

    07/05/2017 5:13:12 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 17 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | July 05, 2017 | The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
    IMPORTANT: This information should not be downloaded using government equipment, read during duty time or sent to others using government equipment, because it suggests action to be taken in support of or against legislation. Do not use your government email address or government phone in contacting your Member of Congress. Americans suffer when the government sells off our public goods to profiteers WASHINGTON – A new video from the American Federation of Government Employees illustrates how Americans suffer when the government hands over our public services to for-profit corporations.“Government’s job is to serve the public. Business’ job is to make...
  • Teachers union head won't work with Trump, DeVos: 'I do not trust their motives'

    07/03/2017 4:35:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | July 3, 2017 | The Washington Post
    The president of the country's largest labor union, Lily Eskelsen Garcia of the National Education Association, told delegates at her organization's annual gathering that they would not work with the Trump administration because the president and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos could not be trusted to do what is in the best interests of children. Eskelsen Garcia just addressed the 96th NEA Representative Assembly meeting in Boston, accusing President Donald Trump of residing "at the dangerous intersection of arrogance and ignorance" and labeled DeVos as "the queen of for-profit privatization of public education." She said in part: "Let me say this...
  • What to Expect From the Reshaped National Labor Relations Board

    07/02/2017 7:58:41 PM PDT · by catnipman · 7 replies
    The National Law Journal ^ | 6/28/2017 | Erin Mulvaney
    With President Donald Trump’s nominees on their way to the Senate, labor and employment attorneys say the National Labor Relations Board is poised to roll back regulations with its first Republican majority in nearly a decade. Management-side attorneys and anti-union advocates are hopeful Obama-era regulations will be scuttled in favor of business-friendly practices.