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  • Former Houston Methodist employees will demand their jobs back after Abbott’s vaccine mandate ban

    10/13/2021 2:54:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Houston Public Media ^ | 10/12/21 | Lucio Vasquez, Matt Harab
    More than 150 former Houston Methodist employees who parted ways with the hospital in June over a vaccine mandate policy will demand to be rehired after Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order on Monday banning any entity in the state from implementing such mandates, according to a lawyer representing the former employees. Attorney Jared Woodfill, who currently represents almost 200 healthcare workers in multiple lawsuits against Methodist, said executive order GA-40 makes the hospital’s policy illegal. “Governor Abbott says very clearly, ‘whereas countless Texans fear losing their livelihoods because they object to receiving a COVID-19 vaccination for reasons of...
  • Southwest Airlines Cancels Even More Flights as 'Issues' Worsen

    10/10/2021 8:38:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/10/2021 | Nick Arama
    As we reported earlier today, Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds of flights yesterday claiming, initially, that it was due to bad weather and that there were air traffic control issues.But their issues continued, with another 1,000 flights canceled today, as well — almost 28% of their total flights. This was the second straight day of significant issues.As we noted earlier, the claim of “weather” didn’t match what was happening in the country, and it wasn’t hitting other carriers. So, that wasn’t the real story. Fox’s Leland Vittert indicated that there was a “mass sickout” in protest of vaccine mandates. That many...
  • Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, And Delta Air Lines Will NOT REQUIRE Employees To Get Vaccinated, Breaking With United Airlines' Mandate

    08/11/2021 2:16:45 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Twitter ^ | 08/11/21 | Pete Muntean
    Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines will NOT REQUIRE employees to get vaccinated, breaking with United Airlines' mandate that workers get vaccinated by October 25th or face getting fired.
  • Southwest pilots’ union sues carrier over changes to work rules during pandemic travel slump

    09/01/2021 6:08:00 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    CNBC ^ | WED, SEP 1 2021 | Leslie Josephs
    Southwest pilots’ union sued the carrier this week, alleging the airline violated federal labor laws by altering work rules during the pandemic travel slump without negotiating the changes. Those included changes to work conditions and pilot pay rules and rates, such as an “emergency” time-off program, according to the lawsuit, which the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association filed in federal court in Dallas on Monday. Southwest denied the allegations that its changed required negotiation with the union. The lawsuit comes as tensions between Southwest’s workers and management are on the rise. Southwest pilots’ labor union this month said it was considering...
  • Southwest Airlines forced to cancel 1800+ weekend flights one day after pilots’ union filed for a restraining order on vaccine mandate

    10/11/2021 3:13:44 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11 Oct, 2021 | Thomas Lifson
    Pilots at Southwest Airlines are protesting their company’s move to require Covid vaccinations, even though the company and their own union deny it. It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to figure out that pilots at Southwest Airlines are protesting their company’s move to require Covid vaccinations, even though the company and their own union denies it. Over the past weekend, Southwest was forced to cancel over 1800 flights: The Dallas-based carrier canceled over 1,000 flights Sunday and 808 flights Saturday equivalent to 27 per cent of its entire schedule for the day, over the Columbus Day holiday weekend. Prior to the...
  • Southwest Airlines flight cancellations continue into Monday Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds more flights Monday following a weekend of major service disruptions

    10/11/2021 5:48:13 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 70 replies
    ABC ^ | 10-11-21 | unattributed
    Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds more flights Monday following a weekend of major service disruptions. According to Flightaware, the carrier has cancelled 348 flights Monday and delayed another 271 flights. The Dallas-based airline had blamed air traffic control issues and weather for its weekend “operational challenges” that saw over 1,000 cancelled flights on Sunday alone. Southwest Airlines was the only airline to report the issues on that scale. Southwest has struggled all summer with high numbers of delayed and canceled flights. In August it announced it was trimming its September schedule by 27 flights a day, or less than 1%, and...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Southwest Whistleblower Reveals Internal Documents for Covid-19 Exemptions COMPLETE VIOLATIONS of TITLE VII

    10/11/2021 5:11:01 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 46 replies
    DC Patriot ^ | 11 October 2021
    Yet another Southwest Airlines Whistleblower has came forward to The DC Patriot in less than 24 hours, this time with internal documents and forms of the companies insane exemption policies. According to the Southwest employee, regardless of what you do, it’s very rare for an exemption to be accepted. They even went as far as to explain to us there’s an online procedure where you have no choice but to check a box giving Southwest Airlines permission to talk to your healthcare provider. A complete and total violation of HIPPA. This is truly unbelievable. That a company expects you to...
  • Southwest Blames Cancellations On Worker Shortage, Union Denies ‘Sick-Out’ Over Vaccine Mandate

    10/11/2021 7:12:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 10/11/2021 | Tyler Durden
    Update (1800ET): Southwest Airlines has had another terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day - as a shortage of workers combined with an air traffic control interruption to bring the total number of canceled flights to nearly 3,100 in four days."Crews were struggling to move and you end up in short order with aircraft and crews in the wrong spot," said EVP Bob Jordan, adding "It’s really difficult to repair and put those things back together."Speculation over the actual cause of the cancellations has been rampant on social media - with some pilots refuting claims that they were staging a...
  • Greg Abbott Defies Joe Biden and Throws Southwest Airlines a Lifeline: Signs Executive Order Banning Vaccine Mandates In Texas

    10/11/2021 6:54:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/11/2021 | Bonchie
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has made another move against nonsensical COVID policies. Today, he signed an executive order banning vaccine mandates by any entity in the state. This would hit corporations that have begun to follow federal guidelines to mandate vaccines for all their employees. And though an official rule from OSHA has yet to materialize as threatened, Abbott’s move is in direct defiance of Joe Biden.JUST IN – #Texas bans vaccine mandates by any— (@disclosetv) October 11, 2021This comes in the midst of a meltdown happening at Southwest Airlines over a coming vaccine mandate in November. Reports...
  • Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Prohibiting Vaccine Mandates By Any Entity, Adds Issue To Special Session Agenda

    10/11/2021 4:24:53 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 52 replies
    official texas gov website ^ | OCT. 11, 2021 | Governor Abbott
    Governor Greg Abbott today issued an executive order stating that no entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination by any individual, including an employee or consumer, who objects to such vaccination for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19. Governor Abbott also sent a message to the the Chief Clerk of the House and Secretary of the Senate adding this issue as an item to the Third Special Session agenda. The executive order will be rescinded upon the passage of such legislation. "The COVID-19 vaccine...
  • Gov. Abbott knocks gender neutral toy aisles in California: ‘Not in Texas’

    10/11/2021 12:48:56 PM PDT · by crusty old prospector · 34 replies
    KXAN - Austin ^ | 10/11/2011 | Russell Falcon
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — On Sunday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott responded to California Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom signing California’s Assembly Bill 1084 into state law — directing big retailers to maintain gender-neutral toy sections beginning in 2024. In a tweet, Abbott said: “California mandates gender-neutral toy aisles for large retailers. Not in Texas. In Texas, it is businesses — NOT government — that decide how they display their merchandise.” Under the bill, California retailers with 500 or more employees must display a “reasonable” selection of toys from its “boys” and “girls” sections into another non-gendered section, regardless of how those toys...
  • Tesla moves headquarters from California to Texas

    10/07/2021 3:35:14 PM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 31 replies
    CNBC ^ | OCT 7 2021 | Lora Kolodny
    Tesla is moving its headquarters from Palo Alto, California, to Austin, Texas, CEO Elon Musk announced at the company’s shareholder meeting on Thursday. The meeting took place at Tesla’s vehicle assembly plant under construction outside of Austin on a property that borders the Colorado River, near the city’s airport. However, the company plans to increase production in its California plant regardless of the headquarters move. “To be clear we will be continuing to expand our activities in California,” Musk said. “Our intention is to increase output from Fremont and Giga Nevada by 50%. If you go to our Fremont factory...
  • Gov. Abbott flip-flops on illegal voting charge, calls for harsher penalties

    09/30/2021 6:59:31 PM PDT · by bitt · 17 replies ^ | 9/30/2021 | Taylor Goldenstein ,
    Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday directed lawmakers to reverse a part of the massive voting restriction and reform package that he signed into law just three months ago that would have reduced penalties for illegal voting. Hearst Newspapers earlier this month reported on the little-noticed provision, which lowered the criminal offense for illegal voting from a second-degree felony to a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail. Abbott’s flip-flop comes the day after former President Donald Trump pressured him to add a measure requiring an audit of 2020 Texas election results to the Legislature’s agenda in...
  • Government Restrictions On Private Editorial Discretion Violate the First Amendment

    09/29/2021 5:33:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | September 29, 2021 | Jacob Sullum
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who this month signed a bill that aims to restrict the editorial discretion of social media platforms, says the new law "protects Texans from wrongful censorship" and thereby upholds their First Amendment rights. The law, H.B. 20, is scheduled to take effect on Dec. 2, but that probably will not happen because it is blatantly unconstitutional and inconsistent with federal law. Abbott, a former Texas Supreme Court justice who served as his state's attorney general from 2002 to 2015, presumably knows that. But whether he is sincerely mistaken or cynically catering to his party's base, H.B....
  • Axios ripped after deleting tweet accusing border agents of 'whipping at' Haitian migrants

    09/27/2021 11:52:10 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/27/21 | Brandon Gillespie
    Critics ripped Axios on Sunday after the outlet deleted a tweet referring to Border Patrol agents as "whipping at" Haitian migrants attempting to cross from Mexico into the U.S. at the Southern border. "We deleted a previous tweet that referred to Border Patrol agents as whipping at Haitian migrants. The story has been updated to include comments from some journalists on the border who did not see whipping occur," Axios tweeted, referring to a weekend story it published about Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vowing to hire the agents seen on horseback in viral photos that were taken out of...
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he'll hire Border Patrol agents who are 'at risk' of losing their positions under Biden administration

    09/26/2021 4:56:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Business Insider via MSN ^ | 9/26/21 | John L. Dorman
    Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas on Sunday expressed support for US Border Patrol agents who are disciplined by the Biden administration, pledging to hire them if they fear that their jobs are in jeopardy. During an appearance on "Fox News Sunday," host Chris Wallace asked Abbott to respond to the videos and images that showed agents on horseback charging at Haitian migrants near the Texas border, which elicited a torrent of outrage from many across the country, including President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and many members of Congress. Abbott immediately laid blame on the president, criticizing his administration...
  • Chris Christie scolds GOP governors who block localities from enforcing COVID mandates

    09/24/2021 7:40:43 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 58 replies
    newsyahoo ^ | 09/23/2021 | David M. Drucker
    Chris Christie scolded Republican governors who are blocking municipalities and school boards from implementing mask and vaccine mandates, saying their heavy-handed control of local coronavirus mitigation efforts violates the tenets of conservatism. “I don't think governors should be telling the locals they can't do it. A real conservative, I think, says, 'Government is best that works at the level closest to the people,' the former two-term New Jersey governor and Republican 2024 contender said during a virtual appearance at the annual Texas Tribune Festival.
  • Jackson Lee: ‘Most of’ Border ‘Well-Protected’ and Runs Fine, Inability to Handle Surge Is Fault of Title 42 and Abbott

    09/23/2021 10:07:11 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | IAN HANCHETT22 Sep 2021
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead,” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) stated that “most of” the border “is well-protected with legal points of entry and it operates appropriately.” And said that the inability to handle the current surge is due to Title 42 and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R). Jackson Lee said, “Why don’t we start from point A? And that is, let us change the narrative. The narrative is that we have a human rights crisis at the border. I am a Texan. We have about 2,000 miles, a little under 2,000 miles of border. And most of...

    09/22/2021 6:16:31 PM PDT · by RandFan · 47 replies
    twitter ^ | Sep 22 | Tucker Carlson
    @ColumbiaBugle Tucker Carlson Calling Out @GovAbbott Over The Border Crisis "We've asked Texas Governor @GregAbbott_TX many times to come on this show to explain why he hasn't called the National Guard to seal the TX border and protect the rest of us from this invasion." Clip...
  • Texas forms miles-long border barrier from state troopers and National Guard vehicles

    09/22/2021 10:07:41 AM PDT · by Avalon Memories · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/22/2021 | Bob Price
    <p>DEL RIO, Texas — Governor Greg Abbott ordered the Texas Department of Public Safety and National Guard to use vehicles to create a miles-long barrier to stop the flow of mostly Haitian migrants from crossing the Rio Grande. The vehicle barrier, along with the recently constructed Texas border fencing, effectively blocked the illegal crossings and enabled Border Patrol officials to reduce the population of the Del Rio migrant encampment.</p>