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  • Biden's first term is a reminder that Democrats are the party of elitists

    09/16/2023 9:51:01 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/9/23 | Zachary Faria
    That poses a problem for Biden, who shed the faux centrist label that he used for the campaign once he took office, but there is a larger issue at play. Biden is losing ground among black and Hispanic working-class voters because those voters are not the priority of the Democratic Party anymore. The Democratic Party is run by elitists, for elitists, and that means leaving behind blue-collar workers of all races.
  • Sharpton says powerful 1199 SEIU must do better investing in minority-owned funds

    09/16/2023 10:57:39 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Nypost ^ | 09/16/2023 | Isabel Vincent and Rich Calder
    Harlem civil rights leader Al Sharpton on Saturday slammed one of the most powerful unions in New York for its failure to direct its assets into minority-run investment funds. During his weekly broadcast from his National Action Network headquarters in Harlem, Sharpton said he’s concerned that the influential 1199 Service Employees International Union Local is not investing in a way that reflects the diversity of its members, following an exclusive report by The Post about the union’s hypocritical investment strategy.
  • Ex-Anheuser-Busch exec reveals how lefty investment firms pressure companies to go woke

    06/03/2023 8:17:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 3, 2023 | Rich Calder
    Woke governance that has sent profits spiraling at companies like Anheuser-Busch and Target often begins with lefty investment firms pressuring them to push products their way, an ex-top Anheuser-Busch exec said. ... Anson Frericks said behind-the-scenes politicking from firms like New York-based BlackRock and Pennsylvania-based Vanguard spur many of the controversial decisions sparking nationwide boycotts from longtime more conservative customers — such as the ill-fated Bud Light promotion with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney He said BlackRock, Vanguard, and another firm, State Street, manage about $20 trillion in capital and use their clout to promote agenda politics being pushed on them...
  • Hundreds of Amazon workers walk out to protest return to office, climate

    06/01/2023 3:03:13 PM PDT · by thegagline · 56 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 05/31/2023 | Lauren Rosenblatt
    Hundreds of Amazon employees briefly walked off the job Wednesday, calling on the company to reconsider its return-to-office mandate and curb its greenhouse gas emissions. Outside Amazon’s Seattle headquarters, standing underneath a banner that urged the company to stop its “short-term thinking,” Pamela Hayter told her colleagues she wasn’t nervous about speaking out anymore. “We’re here today because it’s the right thing to do,” the Seattle-based program manager said. “I’ve not been nervous. I’ve been fired up.” On Wednesday, nearly 2,000 Amazon employees joined the walkout, according to organizers who gathered pledges before action took place. Of those pledges, roughly...
  • Ford is ‘Redefining Tough’ with its Pride-themed Raptor

    05/18/2023 2:38:32 PM PDT · by rktman · 79 replies ^ | 5/18/2023 1637 hrs edt | Brett T
    We guess Ford didn’t have the budget to hire Dylan Mulvaney to step out of the driver’s seat of its rainbow-flag Raptor. See, you have two trucks so covered in mud you can’t tell the difference … until the mud washes off and one is revealed to be a Pride-themed truck. In case you didn’t get it, Ford lights up the word “tough” in rainbow lights. Ford doesn’t have any Clydesdales handy to whip out a new ad as Anheuser-Busch did.
  • L.A. Teachers Go on 3-day Strike as SEIU Rejects 23% Raise

    03/21/2023 6:11:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03-21-2023 | Joel B Pollack
    Teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) went on a three-day strike Tuesday as negotiations fell apart and the district’s two unions walked off the job, leaving families in the lurch. Working parents scrambled to find child care options and alternate activities during the midweek strike. The first day of the strike happened to coincide with the start of yet another storm, limiting outdoor possibilities. As Breitbart News reported last week, the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) is striking in solidarity with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 99, the union that is at the heart of the...
  • Los Angeles Unified Teacher, Staff Strike to Start Next Week; Schools to Close for 3 Days

    03/16/2023 8:17:41 PM PDT · by lightman · 18 replies
    epoch times ^ | 16 March A.D.2023 | Micaela Ricaforte
    Union leaders in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) announced they will strike for three days next week, canceling classes for about 430,000 students in the nation’s second-largest school district. SEIU Local 99—the union representing 30,000 cafeteria workers, bus drivers, custodians, special education assistants, and other non-teaching staff at LAUSD—announced the strike at a rally in downtown Los Angeles March 15. At the rally, United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA)—the union which represents LAUSD’s 35,000 teachers—announced they would strike as well in support. According to organizers, the strike will begin March 21. SEIU Local 99’s executive director, Max Arias,...
  • Judge temporarily blocks California fast food wages law

    01/03/2023 1:18:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    KION4546 ^ | 12/30
    A judge on Friday temporarily blocked the state of California from implementing a landmark new law aimed at raising wages and improving working conditions for fast food workers. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Shelleyanne Chang’s order came in response to a lawsuit by restaurant industry groups that are seeking a referendum on the November 2024 ballot in a bid to overturn the law. The law establishes a 10-member council empowered to set minimum wages as well as standards for hours and working conditions for California’s fast food workers.
  • Twitter’s Janitors Call Strike, Elon Musk Fires Them All & Cancels Contract

    12/07/2022 5:26:59 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 72 replies
    Slay ^ | 7/12/22 | Frank Bergman
    Twitter’s janitors called a strike outside the company’s headquarters, causing new boss Elon Musk to fire them all and cancel their contract. The janitors were protesting outside the HQ in San Francisco, California after 20 of their colleagues were fired during the company’s recent major workforce culls. However, when the remaining janitors in the SEIU Local 87 union called a strike on Monday, they were all fired. Twitter also terminated its contact with the company that hired the janitors. “Our cleaning contractor at Twitter was told by Twitter that they are cutting the contract,” said Olga Miranda, union president for...
  • Nonprofits strain to support voters in Georgia Senate race

    12/02/2022 1:55:43 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 2, 2022 | By THALIA
    When the closely watched Georgia Senate race went to a runoff, nonprofit organizations that educate voters strained to ramp up operations again after Election Day. “It’s not just, ‘Find new canvassers and recruit new volunteers.’ It’s also, ‘Find new money,’” said Kendra Cotton, CEO of New Georgia Project — founded by Stacey Abrams, the Democrat who lost her second campaign to become the state’s governor last month. The project’s goal was to raise $1 million to inform voters about the runoff, help them find out where and how to vote through phone banking and text banking, as well as voter...
  • Major government unions lose over 200,000 members after Supreme Court's workers' rights ruling

    10/01/2022 8:36:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    The Center Square ^ | September 29, 2022 | Casey Harper
    Supreme Court ruled in 2018 that government employees could not be forced to pay a union to keep their job. The top four public labor unions in the U.S. lost more than 200,000 members since the Supreme Court ruled in 2018 that government employees could not be forced to pay a union to keep their job, a new report shows that. The Commonwealth Foundation released the report, which found that the top four public labor unions – AFT, AFSCME, NEA, and SEIU – lost nearly 219,000 members altogether since the Janus v. AFSCME ruling. “The Janus decision to end forced...
  • Gov. Newsom Signs Legislation to Unionize CA’s 556,000 Fast Food Workers

    09/05/2022 3:47:24 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 66 replies
    California Globe ^ | September 5, 2022 | Katy Grimes
    Governor Gavin Newsom and the state’s legislative Democrats just gave a whopper of a gift to the SEIU labor union – Gov. Gavin Newsom just signed Assembly Bill 257 by Assemblyman Chris Holden (D-Los Angeles), to unionize the state’s 556,000 fast-food workers fast food workers. To gin up the SEIU’s latest union-member recruitment, fast food workers have been protesting wages, hours and safety at the State Capitol. California is about to become the first state in the country to unionize fast food employees by expanding state government to create a new Fast Food Council within the Department of Industrial Relations...
  • LA enacts $25 minimum wage for healthcare workers

    07/09/2022 5:59:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    Orange County Register (CA) ^ | July 8, 2022 | By KEVIN SMITH
    Healthcare workers in Los Angeles just got a raise. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed an ordinance Friday, July 8 that sets a $25-an-hour minimum wage for healthcare workers in the city. The law covers all private sector healthcare employees who work in hospitals, integrated health systems and dialysis clinics. The measure was approved last month by the Los Angeles City Council in a 10-0 vote after SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West collected the required amount of signatures to put the wage hike on the November ballot. Since the measure was initiated by a petition drive, the council could either adopt...
  • Sussmann Trial Day 7: How The FBI Hamstrung The Alfa Bank Investigation

    05/24/2022 6:33:50 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-24-2022 | Techno Fog via The Reactionary
    Today in the Michael Sussmann trial, we received additional information regarding the FBI leadership’s involvement in the opening – and execution – of the Alfa Bank/Trump investigation. This included FBI Headquarters not approving an FBI agent’s repeated requests to interview the sources of the Alfa Bank “materials.” But first we’ll start with the examination of Trisha Anderson. Anderson is currently the Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel. Back in 2016, she was an FBI deputy general counsel and reported directly to then-FBI general counsel James Baker. The purpose of her testimony was to prove-up her notes...
  • Seth Rich Murder Update: The Curious Case of Former CEO of the DNC Amy Dacey

    06/03/2017 6:09:25 AM PDT · by davikkm · 56 replies
    Did Amy Dacey snitch on Seth Rich and tell John Podesta that Rich was leaking emails to WikiLeaks? On July 10th, 2016, 27 year-old Omaha native and Democratic staffer Seth Rich was murdered in an upscale Washington DC neighborhood. Rich was talking to his girlfriend and then suddenly told her he had to go. According to his parents at 4:18am in the morning there were two shots fired. Police found Rich conscious and breathing but he died later in a hospital. The killer or killers took nothing from their victim, leaving behind his wallet, watch and phone. Seth Rich’s father...
  • UTLA and SEIU Local 99 Grifters Will Not Go Quietly on Dropping Mask Mandates for LAUSD

    03/21/2022 7:43:46 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    Red State ^ | Mar 20, 2022 | Jennifer Oliver O'Connell
    After Governor Gavin Newsom lifted his hand on February 15 to ease the indoor mask mandates for unvaccinated individuals—but not for the schools, students and parents continued to hammer him on this selective easing and his continued insistence on maintaining his emergency powers, which allow him to keep these COVID mandates in place.
  • Sen. Richard Blumenthal Helps Conn. Communist Party Celebrate 102nd Anniversary of CPUSA

    12/13/2021 4:13:24 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 29 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 13 Dec, 2021 | Debra Heine
    Senator Richard Blumenthal(D-Conn.) said he was “excited and proud” to help the Connecticut Communist Party celebrate the 102nd anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party USA over the weekend. On Saturday, the Connecticut People’s World Committee (CPWC) presented its annual “Amistad Awards” to State Sen. Julie Kushner, D-Danbury, Pastor Rodney Wade of Waterbury and SEIU activist Azucena Santiago at a union hall in New Haven. (Video of the event here). Blumenthal was the surprise guest to help celebrate the occasion, and share his appreciation of the awardees. “I am really excited and honored to be with you today and...
  • Top California labor official and husband accused of grand theft, embezzlement and tax evasion

    10/13/2021 10:00:52 PM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    LA Times via msn ^ | 13 October 2021 | Taryn Luna
    The California attorney general's office has filed felony charges against the executive director of the state's largest labor union, alleging that an investigation into possible campaign finance violations revealed that Alma Hernández and her husband underreported their income by more than $1.4 million to evade taxes.... ...Named one of Capitol Weekly's Top 100 California politicos, Hernández is a seasoned political operator who helped activate an army of SEIU volunteers to fight the recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom last month. SEIU California President Bob Schoonover said the organization is deeply concerned about the allegations and will continue to fully cooperate with...
  • California union leader charged with tax fraud, embezzlement

    10/13/2021 1:43:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 13, 2021
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The top staff member at California’s largest labor union has resigned after she and her husband were charged with felonies including tax fraud. Alma Hernandez served as executive director for SEIU California since 2016. The union represents more than 700,000 workers and is politically influential, regularly donating millions to Democratic candidates. The Sacramento Bee first reported the charges and her resignation. Attorney General Rob Bonta said Wednesday his office filed charges against Hernandez and her husband, Jose Moscoso, on Oct. 4. They were charged with five felony counts of filing false tax returns, allegedly under reporting...
  • Prop. 22 is ruled unconstitutional, a major blow to California gig economy law

    08/20/2021 7:06:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies ^ | MARGOT ROOSEVELT, SUHAUNA HUSSAIN
    California’s giant ride-hailing and delivery companies suffered a major setback Friday as a state Superior Court judge invalidated a 2020 ballot proposition that allowed Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and other businesses to classify their workers as independent contractors. In a lawsuit brought by the Service Employees International Union, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch ruled that parts of Proposition 22 are unconstitutional because they infringe on the power of the Legislature to include app-based drivers under the state’s workers’ compensation law. Gig economy companies spent more than $220 million last year in the nation’s costliest-ever ballot initiative campaign after the...