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  • Biden Forced Americans Into A Game Of Chicken Over Their Livelihoods, And They’re Not Flinching: But Somebody's got to give in this game of chicken, and Biden is gambling that it will be you.

    10/21/2021 8:46:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/21/2021 | Kylee Zempel
    There’s this iconic scene in the 1984 “Footloose” where Kevin Bacon’s city-boy character Ren McCormack goes head-to-head with his macho antagonist Chuck Cranston to show who’s the bigger man in a game of “chicken.”The two young men mount tractors on opposite ends of a single-lane road facing each other and drive full speed ahead to see who flinches first. In this hazardous game, one of them must swerve off the path, or both could die in the head-on collision — but the first one to swerve will be dubbed the “chicken” for his cowardice. After Ren’s shoelace gets caught on...
  • Strike dodged with deal between film and TV crews, studios

    10/16/2021 6:34:11 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10-16-21 | Andrew Dalton
    An 11th-hour deal was reached Saturday, averting a strike of film and television crews that would have seen some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers walk off their jobs and would have frozen productions in Hollywood and across the U.S. After days of marathon negotiations, representatives from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and from the studios and entertainment companies who employ them reached the three-year contract agreement before a Monday strike deadline, avoiding a serious setback for an industry that had just gotten back to work after long pandemic shutdowns.
  • More Than 10,000 John Deere Workers Go on Strike

    10/15/2021 5:18:41 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    Industry Week ^ | 10-14-21 | Ryan Secard
    In the latest and largest strike to hit manufacturing in recent months, more than 10,000 UAW-represented Deere & Co. workers officially went on strike at the stroke of twelve between October 13 and 14. Workers roundly rejected an October 1 UAW-negotiated contract with the tractor manufacturer, with 90% of members voting against the deal. The strike will hit 14 of Deere & Co.’s U.S. locations. Half of those factories are in Iowa; the rest are in Illinois, Kansas, Colorado, and Georgia. The strike’s timing comes at an inopportune point for Deere & Co., which has already seen record profits this...
  • Film and TV workers union says strike to start next week (LA, Georgia, NM...)

    10/15/2021 3:19:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Fox 8 Live ^ | 10/13/21 | Andrew Dalton, Lindsey Bahr
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The union representing film and television crews says its 60,000 members will begin a nationwide strike on Monday if it does not reach a deal that satisfies demands for fair and safe working conditions. A strike would bring a halt to filming on a broad swath of film and television productions and extend well beyond Hollywood, affecting productions in Georgia, New Mexico and other North American shoots. International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees International President Matthew Loeb said Wednesday that the strike would begin at 12:01 a.m. Monday unless an agreement is reached on rest and...
  • Netflix trans-worker group plans walkout Oct. 20 over Chappelle special, report says

    10/13/2021 6:35:18 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 59 replies
    CNET ^ | 10-13-21 | Joan E. Solsman
    A Netflix group for trans workers is coordinating a company-wide walkout protesting the company's latest comedy special from Dave Chappelle and Netflix's responses to criticism that it includes transphobic jokes, according to a report. Netflix didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. "Our leadership has shown us they do not uphold the values to which we are held," an internal organizing message for the group said, as reported by The Verge. "Between the numerous emails and non-answers that have been given, we have been told explicitly that we somehow cannot understand the nuance of certain content."
  • A Southwest Pilot Explains What Happened over the Weekend (An unorganized strike?)

    10/12/2021 11:00:40 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 37 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 10/11/2021 | Debra Heine
    Southwest Airlines canceled more than 2,000 flights Friday through Sunday, and hundreds more on Monday because employees called in sick, or refused to sign up for overtime hours over the holiday weekend, a Southwest Airlines pilot told American Greatness. Southwest blamed “air traffic control issues” and inclement weather for the cancelled flights, but the problems were actually a direct result of the airline’s announcement on October 4 that all of its 56,000 U.S. employees were required be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face termination.
  • Hollywood crews give near unanimous support for strike authorization after contract talks stall

    10/04/2021 5:57:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    LA Times via MSN ^ | 10/04/21 | Anousha Sakoui
    Hollywood crews have voted overwhelmingly in favor of waging a strike if their union cannot agree to a new contract, setting the stage for an extraordinary showdown with the major studios. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees said 52,706 members or nearly 99% of those who cast ballots voted in favor of a strike authorization. The turnout was unusually high, with 90% of eligible union members participating in the vote, IATSE said. Union members representing some 60,000 film and TV workers have been casting their votes since Friday to authorize their leaders to call a strike if they can't...
  • German climate activists end hunger strike ahead of election

    10/03/2021 7:56:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Two climate activists ended their hunger strike outside parliament after a leading candidate for chancellor of Germany agreed to a public meeting with them following Sunday's general election. The hunger strikers said Scholz called them on Saturday afternoon, seven hours after they stopped taking liquids, and agreed to a public meeting within a month after the vote. Scholz confirmed the agreement in a statement on Twitter, saying saving lives takes precedent. The candidate and his two rivals from the environmentalist Greens and the center-right Union bloc had turned down the hunger strikers' initial demand for a meeting before the election....
  • Germany: Second climate activist on hunger strike hospitalized in Berlin

    09/19/2021 7:02:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    DW via MSN ^ | 9/18/21
    Another climate activist on hunger strike in Berlin has been taken to the hospital after fainting. Six activists calling themselves "the last generation" have not eaten since the end of August. A 19-year-old climate activist on a weeks-long hunger strike outside the German parliament was taken to the hospital on Saturday, a spokesperson for the Charite hospital said. The spokeswoman said it was unclear if the teen intended to continue her hunger strike. Six climate activists began an open-ended hunger strike in front of the Reichstag building, home to the German lower house of parliament, on August 30. They said...
  • Another Biden **ck-Up:US drone strike that Pentagon said killed Kabul suicide bomber actually 'killed aid worker and seven children who ran to greet him when he arrived home’

    09/11/2021 4:46:38 AM PDT · by Apparatchik · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 September 2021 | Keith Griffith
    The drone strike that the Pentagon claimed killed an ISIS-K suicide bomber in Kabul actually targeted an aid worker who had filled his car with water jugs, rather than explosives, according to a shocking new report. Zemari Ahmadi, 43, was driving the 1996 Toyota Corolla that was destroyed in the August 29 drone strike, killing him and nine family members, including seven children, according to a New York Times investigation. The Pentagon still maintains that only three civilians died, despite the family now detailing in the new report how their 10 relatives were killed in the blast. Days after the...
  • Rogue truckies vow to block every major highway into every state during radical anti-lockdown strike - as they urge Aussies to 'stock up on groceries'

    08/24/2021 12:09:23 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 33 replies ^ | 8/23/21 | Tita Smith
    *An anti-vaxxer claims truck drivers are going to shut down logistics in Australia *In a video circulating online, he said the plan it to remove the 's*** government' *He urged Australians to stock up on supplies to get through the next two weeks Rogue truck drivers are reportedly plotting to shut down major highways across Australia to protest against Covid lockdowns. One driver has issued a warning in a video circulating online that truck drivers are 'planning to shut down the country' to 'remove the s*** government'. He said supply chains would soon be interrupted and urged Aussies to stock...
  • Chile Workers at World’s Biggest Copper Mine Vote to Strike

    08/01/2021 12:31:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8-1-21 | Jeffrey T. Lewis and Rhiannon Hoyle
    The union representing workers at Chile’s La Escondida copper mine said its members voted to reject the most recent contract offer from the mine’s owner and go on strike, potentially risking disruptions to the supply of a key metal as the world’s economy continues to recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. BHP Group Ltd. -controlled Minera Escondida, located in Chile’s northern Atacama Desert, is the world’s largest copper mine, producing almost 5% of the world’s supply of the metal, which is used to make electrical wiring and motors and in construction, among many other applications. By law, the...
  • Biden Offers to Send a ‘Strike Force’ Against Chicago Gun Crime

    07/09/2021 7:42:10 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/09/2021 | AWR Hawkins
    President Joe Biden offered to send a “strike force” into Chicago Thursday in order to help Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) stem the tide of shootings occurring daily in the city. ABC 7 reports that a “strike force” would focus on gun trafficking. Lightfoot responded to Biden’s offer by saying, “My hope and expectation is that they’re going to be coming relatively soon. I’ve made not secret of the fact that this is a matter of incredible urgency and I think the president’s plan is to make a difference in localities like Chicago this summer.” On July 7, 2021, the Chicago...
  • McDonald’s Raises Pay at Some Restaurants, but Workers Still Plan Strike for $15 Minimum Wage

    05/15/2021 6:09:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    Eater Detroit ^ | May 14, 2021 | Monica Williams
    The recent wage hike doesn’t apply to 95 percent of workers at franchise restaurants. Detroit and Flint workers will join McDonald’s employees in 15 other cities in a walkout next week. McDonald’s is boosting the hourly wages for some of its workers, joining a number of fast-food chains nationwide lifting pay as jobs go unfilled. But employees in Detroit and other cities across the nation say they’re still moving forward with a planned strike on Wednesday, May 19, pointing out that the pay raises will only impact a small portion of McDonald’s-owned restaurants. The McDonald’s wage announcement this week follows...

    04/20/2021 6:14:31 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 56 replies
    I have what I need to defend myself and my loved ones. Let's see how the Dems would like it!
  • Madison teachers warned against COVID strike (Wisconsin)

    03/01/2021 9:34:26 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 10 replies
    Empower Wisconsin ^ | March 1, 2021 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON, WI — Two public-interest law firms are warning Madison’s teachers union that it could face a lawsuit if educators follow through on a plan to fake COVID-19 en masse as a protest against the return of in-person learning. “Madison Teachers, Inc. leaders are asking their members to falsely call-in sick in order to shut down in-person learning,” Daniel Suhr, senior attorney at the Liberty Justice Center said Friday in a press release. “An organized sick out is a form of strike and illegal in the State of Wisconsin and we are prepared to file a lawsuit to stop this...
  • Chicago Teachers Union Poised to Strike After Mayor Lightfoot Orders Return to School

    02/01/2021 7:05:11 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/01/2021 | Dr Susan Berry
    The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is poised to strike following an order by Mayor Lori Lightfoot that teachers return to in-person learning in their classrooms. CTU and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) failed to meet over the weekend to reach an agreement on how to get students back into in-classroom learning despite the coronavirus crisis. A strike would mean students will also not receive remote instruction.
  • Teachers Union Leader Encouraged Strikes to 'Stay Safe' From COVID, Then She Got Caught in a Compromising Position

    01/01/2021 8:23:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Red ^ | January 1, 2021 | Bonchie
    Is there any profession that has taken a bigger hit in the credibility department over the course of the COVID pandemic than teaching? That’s unfortunate given the fact that many teachers simply wanted to get back in the classroom as soon as possible, recognizing the dangers prolonged lockdowns represented to students. Yet, there have been so many high profile cases of teachers and their union leaders ignoring science for their own personal gain and laziness that it has unfairly tarnished everyone. One of the most recent cases involves a woman named Sarah Chambers from Chicago (because of course she’s from...
  • VIDEO: YouTube Strike Day?

    12/28/2020 10:44:09 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    Rumble ^ | December 28, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEOYouTube completely ignores criticism by the very people that made it a success. Its video creators. The "You" in YouTube. So what might make them take notice that their current practices are very destructive to creativity and the free flow of information? Perhaps a one-day strike in which the YouTube creators decline to upload videos while everyone refuses to view YouTube for that one strike day.
  • The Shut Down Begins

    11/29/2020 8:46:37 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    The shutdown begins.... Check out the video below. I have no idea where this is at?