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Unions threaten work stoppages amid calls for racial justice
Associated Press ^ | September 5, 2020 | Aaron Morrison

Posted on 09/05/2020 12:36:43 PM PDT by buckalfa

NEW YORK (AP) — Ahead of Labor Day, unions representing millions across several working-class sectors are threatening to authorize work stoppages in support of the Black Lives Matter movement amid calls for concrete measures that address racial injustice.

In a statement first shared with The Associated Press, labor leaders who represent teachers, autoworkers, truck drivers and clerical staff, among others, signaled a willingness Friday to escalate protest tactics to force local and federal lawmakers to take action on policing reform and systemic racism. They said the walkouts, if they were to move forward with them, would last for as long as needed.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aaronmorrison; afscme; amymizialko; angelinacruz; ap; associatedpress; blm; m4bl; mauricemitchell; mta; nea; npeu; racineeducatorunited; seiu; strike; unions; wfp; workingfamiliesparty
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Hey, it is Labor Day weekend. Unions have to union you know!
1 posted on 09/05/2020 12:36:43 PM PDT by buckalfa
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What, they not going to report to work Monday? Hey union (socialists) assclowns———phu cough!


2 posted on 09/05/2020 12:40:05 PM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: buckalfa

What is racial justice ? I bet these people have NO IDEA either


3 posted on 09/05/2020 12:41:05 PM PDT by butlerweave
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Teachers are going on strike?
They haven't done any work for 6 months. Who is even going to notice if they go on strike or not?
4 posted on 09/05/2020 12:41:34 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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Not postal workers though; illegal to strike (I am USPS emp. since 86)


5 posted on 09/05/2020 12:43:12 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: buckalfa

Somebody needs to ask these pinkos what’s wrong with equal rights?


6 posted on 09/05/2020 12:43:25 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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You can’t strike without a grievance against your employer. If they don’t show up, fire them. There are plenty of people looking for work.


7 posted on 09/05/2020 12:43:40 PM PDT by motor_racer (Who will bell the cat?)
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"They haven't done any work for 6 months."

The kids are better off for it.

8 posted on 09/05/2020 12:43:49 PM PDT by blam
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They can all CHOKE ON IT. GO HUNGRY. Extortionist bastards.


9 posted on 09/05/2020 12:44:27 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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Proof its fake:

2020 Their US Presidential ticket includes a candidate whose family owned over 200 slaves.


10 posted on 09/05/2020 12:46:09 PM PDT by NoLibZone (It's 2020 & the DNC runs a candidate whose family owned over 200 slaves. When did the parties flip?)
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To: buckalfa

Union politicking has been considered essential services since March of this year. Not so much going to church though.


11 posted on 09/05/2020 12:47:03 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- "First thing I'd do is repeal those Trump tax cuts." (May 4th, 2019))
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To: buckalfa

AOC has been floating the idea of a General Strike for a while now.


12 posted on 09/05/2020 12:47:28 PM PDT by aynrandfreak (Being a Democrat means never having to say you're sorry)
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I think what they’re going for is a European-style ‘General Strike’, the kind that attempts to bring down governments.


13 posted on 09/05/2020 12:48:28 PM PDT by hanamizu
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To: buckalfa

Most union guys I know would not be for Burn Loot Murder (BLM).


14 posted on 09/05/2020 12:48:37 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Leave me alone, I have no incriminating evidence on the Clintons)
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Good - then hire more white guys for NFL/NBA teams.


15 posted on 09/05/2020 12:48:47 PM PDT by SkyDancer (~ Pilots: Looking Down On People Since 1903 ~)
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To: buckalfa

Doubt they’ll do it.

I suspect organized job actions would void contracts.


16 posted on 09/05/2020 12:48:53 PM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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“...amid calls for concrete measures that address racial injustice.

What concrete measures about what racial injustice?


17 posted on 09/05/2020 12:49:55 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Prediction: G. Maxwell will surprise everyone by not dying anytime soon.)
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To: buckalfa

Unexpected!


18 posted on 09/05/2020 12:50:04 PM PDT by 4Liberty (As a conservative college professor I'll pro'ly be fired soon & then killed. Been nice knowing you!)
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“...labor leaders who represent teachers, autoworkers, truck drivers and clerical staff, among others, signaled a willingness”

Laughable. Labor leaders are paid shills and hardly represent the beliefs of their workers. And from the list above the only group necessary are the truck drivers. (Wife is a conservative teacher)

All of the truck drivers I know support Trump.


19 posted on 09/05/2020 12:51:08 PM PDT by jcon40 (The other post before yours really nails it for me. IOr keep people from / PC ing in ver and alway)
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To: buckalfa

Maybe this is why Boeing has been rumored to be considering a 1 October plant halt across Boeing for at least 3 months?


20 posted on 09/05/2020 12:51:26 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Have!)
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