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  • Democratic socialists on front lines of teachers strike aim to ‘put the pressure on Mayor Lightfoot’

    10/20/2019 5:14:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Chicago Suntimes ^ | 10/20/19 | Tom Schuba
    Members of the Chicago chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America met Sunday morning to coordinate efforts to assist the Chicago teachers and school support staff whose concurrent strikes are likely to stretch into a second week. The group, commonly known as Chicago DSA, has remained on the front lines of the strike that now threatens to cancel a third day of classes for Chicago Public Schools students. During Sunday’s meeting at Chicago DSA’s modest Logan Square headquarters, about a dozen members of the chapter were preparing to curry public support by canvassing a series of brunch spots around Mayor...
  • Dem Candidates Pander to Striking Autoworkers to Court Union Vote (Naturally)

    10/20/2019 6:48:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2019 | Mike Palicz
    In an apparent pandering competition to win the favor of union voters, Democratic presidential candidates used the Ohio debate stage to blast General Motors on Tuesday night, blaming the automaker for the month-long strike with the United Auto Workers union.On the morning of the debate, reports had broken that GM and UAW leadership had reached a tentative agreement to end the month-long strike that impacted some 175,000 workers and cost GM roughly $1.2 billion. But reports of a possible end to the strike didn’t prevent Democratic candidates from forgoing their chance to bash the corporation and virtue-signal their support for...
  • PENSION CRISIS FORCES FIREHOUSE CLOSURE, 9 FIREFIGHTER LAYOFFS IN EAST ST. LOUIS

    10/18/2019 6:11:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | OCTOBER 16, 2019 | Brad Weisenstein
    East St. Louis is short $9.5 million between a budget deficit and back payments owed to its fire and police pensions. As a result, city leaders are closing a firehouse and laying off nine firefighters. Nine firefighters have been asked to hand in their gear and their fire station will temporarily close as East St. Louis, Illinois, faces a $5.5 million budget deficit and interception of nearly $4 million in state funding for debts owed to its police and fire pensions. Unfortunately, with 100% of the City’s state revenues being redirected to the police and fire pensions, we are faced...
  • The Secret White House Memo:Inside Trump’s Plan to Destroy Unions

    10/16/2019 5:51:16 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 42 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | October 15, 2019 | The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
    This is the first segment of AFGE’s 5-part series: The Secret Memo : Inside Trump’s Plan to Destroy Unions.A leaked White House memo, as first reported by the New York Times and then obtained by POLITICO, outlines President Trump’s plans to destroy public and private-sector unions, get rid of worker protections, cripple workers’ ability to organize, and increase profits for corporate special interests.This explosive 19-page document was prepared in 2017 by Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy James Sherk, who was previously a research fellow at the regressive, anti-worker Heritage Foundation.The memo, laced with familiar half-truths and outright...
  • Chicago Teachers Strike, Demanding Higher Pay, Smaller Class Sizes

    10/17/2019 7:59:03 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 61 replies
    National Review ^ | October 17, 2019 9:51 AM | ZACHARY EVANS
    Members of the Chicago Teachers Union went on strike on Thursday as 27,000 educators began picketing near schools at 6:30 a.m. The strike leaves 300,000 students unsure of when they will return to school. The union listed thirteen demands on its website, which include salary raises for all school employees, smaller class sizes, and hiring more support staff such as teacher’s assistants. “Our students deserve smaller class sizes. They deserve nurses. They deserve social workers. They deserve bilingual educators,” special education teacher Linda Perales told CNN School social worker Emily Penn said teachers face a continuing struggle to work in...
  • GM, UAW agree on tentative labor contract that could end a monthlong strike by 48,000 workers

    10/16/2019 9:28:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/16/2019 Published an hour ago Updated Moments Ago | Michael Wayland
    Key Points The deal is likely about two weeks away from being finalized. It still needs approval from local union leaders and GM’s 48,000 UAW members, who’ve been on strike since Sept. 16. The monthlong work stoppage is the UAW’s longest strike against GM since 1970. DETROIT — General Motors and union leaders have reached a tentative deal on a new labor contract that could end the United Auto Workers’ monthlong strike against the automaker, the UAW said Wednesday. Details of the proposed deal were not immediately available. However, the union’s roughly 48,000 members with GM are expected to receive...
  • Trump executive orders curtail union business on the taxpayer dime

    10/13/2019 10:05:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, October 11, 2019 | Trey Kovacs
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Imagine each working day, federal employees report for work but do not perform any governmental duties. Instead, they work for a private enterprise void of any public purpose — their union. Taxpayers pay for these employees’ wages, pensions and health care benefits. Taxpayers pay for office space, supplies and travel, too. Unfortunately, there is no need to imagine. It is a longstanding and wasteful practice, known as union official time. Generally, federal employees on official time perform union business such as negotiate contracts, file grievances, attend union conferences and even lobby Congress. The latest data from the Office of...
  • Police union endorses Trump for 2020 re-election

    10/09/2019 10:06:10 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies
    lawenforcementtoday.com ^ | September 22, 2019 | Ashley McMann
    Love him or hate him, President Donald Trump has stood with law enforcement officers, vowing to bring them back to a position of honor and respect.  A far cry from others who have created an environment that has allowed for the current war on our police to reach critical levels.If you take some time and wade through the many inaccurate news stories regarding the President, and tune out the news stations that are continuing to dredge up the same narratives, you will find one major positive consistent message- President Donald Trump loves and respects the men and women in law...
  • Organizers lay out Trump protest plans

    10/08/2019 8:13:37 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 44 replies
    KARE11.com ^ | 10/07/19 | John Croman
    MINNEAPOLIS — A wide spectrum of community organizations and labor unions have announced plans for protests outside of President Donald Trump's Minneapolis campaign rally Thursday. They're predicting that thousands will converge on the congested area around the Target Center starting at 5:30 p.m. that evening, in an effort to counter the message the president's supporters will be hearing indoors. "This group of people and all of the coalition have signed onto an agreement of making sure this rally and this protest is peaceful for everyone," Jaylani Hussein of the Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR, told reporters Monday. "We...
  • 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...
  • Police Union Website Suspended After President Trump Urges Supporters to Purchase T-Shirts

    10/08/2019 9:17:44 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 34 replies
    BREAKING: Police Union Website Suspended After President Trump Urges Supporters to Purchase Their “Cops for Trump” T-Shirts President Donald Trump thanked the Minnesota Police Department Federation on Tuesday for selling “Cops for Trump” T-shirts after the radical Minneapolis Mayor blocked police from wearing uniforms to the upcoming Trump rally.
  • Warren: There Is Enough Evidence to Impeach Trump and Convict in the Senate

    10/05/2019 2:30:20 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Oct 2019 | Hannah Bleau
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) attended a Service Employees International Union (SEIU) event on Friday and told reporters that there is already enough evidence to impeach President Donald Trump and convict him in the Senate. The Massachusetts senator and White House hopeful told reporters at the SEIU event that she has, in fact, seen enough evidence to convict Trump in the Senate, if the inquiry leads to that. “Yes,” she said, adding that the “evidence is clear.” “When Donald Trump released the transcript in which he solicited a foreign government to interfere in the 2020 elections, he broke the law and...
  • Blue collar voters fear the Democrats have abandoned them

    10/05/2019 7:02:09 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 5,2019 | Salena Zito
    This cohort leans Republican now more than ever; a Gallup poll this year shows they favor the GOP by a whopping 25 percentage points. It was as if the Democratic Party didn’t understand how much they needed labor. Oddly, it appears they still don’t. “The working-class voters in my county tend to wonder if the party still wants them,” says Mark Hackel, the Democratic chief executive of Macomb County, Mich., where voters favored Trump over Clinton by 11 percentage points. “They’re not really sure where they fit in.” Mike Mikus, a Democratic strategist who helped guide Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s...
  • The Truth about Teacher Pay

    10/03/2019 11:21:55 AM PDT · by karpov · 31 replies
    National Affairs ^ | Fall 2019 | Andrew G. Biggs & Jason Richwine
    One of the most common beliefs about American education is that teaching is an "underpaid" profession. Think tanks purport to calculate the "teacher pay gap." The media run stories about teachers taking second and third jobs to pay the bills. Politicians call for across-the-board raises. They all see raising teacher pay as a matter of simple fairness, as well as a way to attract better teachers and improve educational outcomes. They are all misguided. The highly publicized "pay gap" that dominates news headlines is the product of a simplistic methodology that, when universally applied, suggests that nurses, firefighters, and other...
  • Teachers, Service Employees become first unions to back Trump impeachment probe

    09/27/2019 7:25:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    People's World ^ | September 26, 2019 | Mark Gruenberg
    The Teachers (AFT) and the Service Employees have become the first unions to break organized labor’s long silence on starting an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. They’re for it. “All Americans—no matter where we are from or what color we are—can agree that our democracy is too important for any individual to be above the law, including the nation’s president,” union President Mary Kay Henry said on Sept. 25, a day after AFT President Randi Weingarten weighed in. “Donald Trump has undermined the rule of law, threatened our national security, and held in contempt the very institutions on which...
  • Trump economy 'killing it with union workers,' the 'opening' to women & independents

    09/27/2019 7:15:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 27, 2019 | Paul Bedard
    The humming economy is not only boosting support for President Trump among union workers, Hispanics, and even Amazon shoppers, but it is his pathway to ...
  • As UAW strike against GM drags on, Trump has plenty of 2020 supporters on key Michigan picket line

    09/27/2019 7:08:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | September 27, 2019 | Bill Ruthhart
    Well into its second week on strike against General Motors, the United Auto Workers union has received full-throated support from all the major 2020 Democratic presidential candidates and solidarity visits to the picket line by many of them. But outside the GM Technical Center in suburban Detroit where cutting-edge cars are designed and prototypes are made, plenty of striking auto workers are backing a politician who mostly has been quiet about the walkout: President Donald Trump. “Yeah, I’m a Trump supporter. There are a lot of us, and that goes against our party line in the union, but I’ve got...
  • #RedforEd: Teachers Unions All In for Impeachment

    09/26/2019 6:09:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/25/2019 | Ian Hanchett
    The presidents of the two largest teachers unions in the country, the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), are supporting the impeachment inquiry on President Trump, announced Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Tuesday.
  • Contract Employees At Pittsburgh's Google Campus Will Take Union Vote Tuesday

    09/24/2019 9:35:32 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 20 replies
    WESA ^ | 9/23/2019 | Kathleen J. Davis
    Contract employees at Google's Pittsburgh campus are voting on whether to unionize Tuesday. If successful, this will be the first union with the Pittsburgh Association of Tech Professionals, a new arm of the United Steelworkers. Renata Nelson, a Google contractor in Pittsburgh, said the main priorities are to improve wages and benefit, and to cement job security. "Our salaries are fairly low compared to industry average," Nelson said. "We've seen people being hired at lower and lower rates recently." Google contractors in Pittsburgh are employed through international consulting company HCL Technologies. According to United Steelworkers, HCL employees work at Google's...
  • Reporter went undercover to a leftist rally & found chumps

    09/16/2019 1:16:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    www.independentsentinel.com ^ | By S.Noble - September 15, 2019
    Ilhan Omar praised corrupt California for moving ahead with a bill to ban private prisons. The new legislation would come into effect after the 2020 presidential election “on or after January 1, 2020” and would prohibit California’s government from “entering into or renewing a contract with a private, for-profit prison to incarcerate state inmates.” Where will they put these people? They don’t care as long as it’s not in prison. The attack on private prisons is an attack on ICE detention. This is an important step. No one should profit from putting human beings in cages — especially in a...