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  • Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Labor linked to union tactics and extortion

    01/19/2021 11:31:19 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 27 replies
    Law Enforcement Today ^ | 01/19/21 | Jenna Curren
    According to reports, Biden has chosen Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as Secretary of Labor. Walsh, a former president of his city’s building and construction trades council, was considered a favorite “top of labor leaders” like AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka for the role. Walsh’s personal ties with Biden, who spoke at his 2017 city inaugural, also likely helped him clinch the secretary of labor role. Trumka, back in 2019, told Politico: “He’s a friend and knows Joe: They’ve worked together on numerous occasions. They have the relationship I think is necessary.” According to reports, in August of 2019, two high profile...
  • TEXIT: Texas Lawmaker Wants Referendum on Secession on the Ballot; In the shadow of an out-of-control federal government there is growing support for State of Texas to consider secession from the USA

    01/13/2021 7:34:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    National File ^ | 01/13/2021 | Frank Salvato
    The Texit effort is slated for a major boost this week with the introduction of a bill in the Texas State Legislature that would put the question of secession into a referendum form to voters on the November 2021 ballot.The notion of secession is increasingly being discussed across the country in the wake of what many believe was a gerrymandered election and a complete failure and abdication of the judicial system to affect justice for the American people.Additionally, a vast majority of people are aghast that the federal government is doing nothing to secure their First Amendment rights to free...
  • Statistician: Lockdowns Don’t Work Because They Force People to Congregate in Fewer Places

    01/05/2021 9:01:44 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    Summit News ^ | 4 January, 2021 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Lockdowns are merely forced gatherings.. Author and statistician William M. Briggs argues that lockdowns don’t work because they force people to gather in fewer places like supermarkets and therefore spread viruses faster than if people were allowed to spread out. Writing for LockdownSkeptics.org, Briggs states, “A lockdown will spread this bug faster than allowing people to remain at liberty.” The author notes that a lockdown is not the same as a quarantine. Under lockdown, people only have a limited selection of venues at which they are allowed to gather, meaning those locations are busier and therefore make a virus more...
  • 230 Google Workers Form Silicon Valley's First Union To Force Management To Embrace Their Progressive "Values"

    01/04/2021 4:42:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    RemarkBoard ^ | 01/04/2021 | Tyler Durden
    Despite reporting a median worker pay of $258,708, one of the highest such numbers in the world, and more than 2x the average median pay reported by many of its biggest Silicon Valley rivals, Alphabet has long been a locus of workplace organizing in Silicon Valley, as Google's ultra-progressive employees seek to impose their political worldview not only on their fellow employees, but on management as well.In recent years, employee revolts at Alphabet have resulted in the firing or dismissal of employees who dared speak up in support of a conservative, or libertarian, ideology while scuttling lucrative contracts with both...
  • Amazon To Face U.S. Union Push In Year Ahead

    12/23/2020 1:43:09 PM PST · by TigerLikesRoosterNew · 39 replies
    OANN ^ | December 23, 2020 | Jeffrey Dastin and Krystal Hu
    (Reuters) – In 2021, Amazon.com Inc is poised to face a renewed challenge from groups it has long countered: unions. Energized by protests at Amazon’s U.S. warehouses and a more labor-friendly administration assuming office, unions are campaigning at the world’s largest online retailer to see if its warehouse or grocery workers would like to join their ranks. A major test is expected early next year when workers at one warehouse decide whether to unionize. The company has not faced a union election in the United States since 2014, and a “yes” vote would be the first ever for a U.S....
  • The Oregonians who are fed up with living under the progressive boot

    11/10/2020 10:28:58 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 25 replies
    National Post ^ | Nov. 10, 2020 | Colby Cosh
    Irrelevant U.S. election subplots dep’t: last week, four counties in eastern Oregon held non-binding ballot measures on seceding from the state and joining Idaho. Many of you will have seen news images from Oregon this year — most of them depicting racial unrest in Portland, the metropolis that has its own hyper-progressive international cult. You can imagine how the rural parts of the state regard this sort of thing. Or, rather, you don’t have to imagine: they held a vote, and in two Oregon counties, Union and Jefferson, secession actually won by a nose. The victories are the work of...
  • Philadelphia Firefighters Union Reconfirms Original Trump Endorsement in a Forced Recount

    10/31/2020 8:06:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/31/2020 | Jeff Reynolds
    Earlier in October, the union representing Philadelphia firefighters voted to endorse Donald Trump. This was no small undertaking, given the overwhelming support of most unions for Joe Biden. When some union members complained about the process, a second vote was conducted. Trump won that vote by a two-to-one margin, with a final tally of 1,444 votes to keep the endorsement in place to 782 votes to rescind the endorsement. “It’s a huge win for Trump,” a source in the department told PJ Media. “Firefighters are overwhelmingly sacrificing future contract increases with a Democrat-run city to try and get Trump re-elected....
  • Mainland Labor-Union PAC Contributes Generously to Leftist Candidate for Puerto Rico Governor

    10/23/2020 10:42:59 AM PDT · by Ebenezer · 5 replies
    Metro.pr (Spanish-language article) ^ | 10/23/20 | Manuel Guillama Capella
    The New Jersey Laborers PAC, a super political action committee (PAC) that represents the interests of the influential Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), gave on October 13 a $455,000 donation to Better Future Puerto Rico (PRMF), an independent-expenses committee that has been promoting the candidacy of Carlos “Charlie” Delgado Altieri for the [Puerto Rico] governorship. Cirilo Tirado, Campaign Director for Popular Democratic Party (PPD) candidate Delgado, assured that any work PRMF does is completely separate from the candidate’s political committee. Independent-expenses committees – Puerto Rico’s equivalent of the mainland Super PACs – such as PRMF are prohibited from...
  • Pro-Trump Union Blasts Biden for Lying About Endorsement

    10/18/2020 9:57:53 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 17, 2020 | Yuichiro Kakutani
    Pa. Boilermakers Trustee: 'Nobody from his staff—nobody—has ever spoken with us' A top official at one of Pennsylvania's most powerful labor groups slammed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for falsely boasting of the union's endorsement. Shawn Steffee, a trustee with Boilermakers Local 154, said that his members were shocked to hear the Democratic nominee claim their support on national television. While Biden claimed to have "sat down" with union leaders to have an in-depth discussion about his plans, Steffee said the Biden campaign never approached his membership. Biden's criticism to fracking led Local 154—the largest local chapter of boilermakers in...
  • Pennsylvania Boilermakers Union Calls Out Biden: We Support Trump, Not You

    10/18/2020 1:30:18 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 17 2020 | JOHN BINDER
    The Boilermakers Local 154 union, which represents thousands of American workers in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio, is calling out Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden for lying about having been endorsed by the union. At a televised town hall event this week, Biden made the false claim that the Boilermakers union “overwhelmingly” endorsed him, saying he “sat down with them” to discuss his energy plan in which he has said he will ban fracking. As Breitbart News noted, the Boilermakers Local 154 union endorsed Trump, as they did in 2016, last month. Union leader John Hughes called out Biden for...
  • Albany union president accused of heading group indicted on racketeering charges

    10/09/2020 3:23:27 AM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 6 replies
    News 10 ABC ^ | Dave McQuilling
    Union President James Cahill is accused of heading an organization which used its members’ influential union roles to engage in criminal activity. Cahill, who is President of the Albany-based New York State Building and Construction Trades Council (NYS Trades Council), is among 11 officials facing racketeering, fraud and bribery charges.
  • Philadelphia Firefighters’ and Paramedics’ Union Backs Trump, Defies National Union Endorsement of Biden

    09/29/2020 11:28:28 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 29 2020 | HANNAH BLEAU
    The Philadelphia Firefighters’ and Paramedics’ Union broke from the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and “proudly” endorsed President Trump for re-election, citing the overwhelming support for the president among members. “The Philadelphia Firefighters’ and Paramedics’ Union, Local 22 of the International Association of’ Fire Fighters proudly endorses President Trump for re-election,” the union announced on Tuesday, hours ahead of the first presidential debate. “The members of Local 22 respectfully break with the undemocratic IAFF endorsement of Joe Biden and pledge our full support to President Donald J. Trump,” President Mike Bresnan said in a statement, explaining that IAFF’s endorsement...
  • Union boss sentenced for ordering attack on workers who refused to join union

    09/25/2020 4:34:30 AM PDT · by ptsal · 25 replies
    WND ^ | 24-Sept-2020 | Thomas Catenacci
    A former iron workers union president was sentenced to 42 months in prison Wednesday for ordering and participating in the violent extortion of non-union workers at a construction site. Jeffrey Veach, 57, the former president of an Indiana chapter of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Iron Workers (BSOIW) was charged for his role in the incident in 2018, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). He and co-defendant Thomas Williamson, a business agent for BSOIW, each pleaded guilty in January to one count of extortion conspiracy, the DOJ said. “Under the pretext of serving their union,...
  • LA County's public health director says what we suspected about the lockdown

    09/12/2020 6:39:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 11, 2020 | Andrea Widburg
    A Democrat bureaucrat finally said what we all have known to be the truth: the Wuhan virus limitations that Democrat politicians and bureaucrats have imposed on Americans will go away after the election because that was the plan all along. As 2019 ended, the Democrats knew that Trump was cruising to re-election. He'd kept his base because he kept his promises about the wall, trade deals, the military, abortion, and our Second Amendment rights. Best of all, he'd supercharged the economy with tax and regulation cuts. The surging economy enticed other Americans who had not voted for Trump in 2016...
  • Joe Biden threatens ‘personal price’ if business leaders oppose attempts to unionize

    09/08/2020 1:00:33 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 64 replies
    nypost ^ | 09/07/2020 | Steven Nelson
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Monday threatened to impose “a personal price” on business leaders if they resist attempts to unionize during his presidency. Biden made the threat as he vowed to be the most pro-union president in history during a Labor Day webstream with AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka. “I’m going to hold company executives personally liable for interfering with workers who are attempting to unionize. It’s not enough just to have their corporations pay a fine. If they’re part of the problem, they are going to pay a personal price,” Biden said.
  • New York school district delays start of year after mass resignations, leaves of absence

    09/06/2020 6:01:22 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09 06 2020 | John Bowden
    A school district near Buffalo, N.Y., delayed the beginning of its school year on Friday for students learning remotely, releasing a statement blaming the move on dozens of resignations and sick leave requests from teachers in the district. In a statement released Friday, the Williamsville Central School District said that students learning remotely or through hybrid models would see their school years delayed indefinitely. Those returning to in-person hybrid learning models would apparently see their classes start on Tuesday. The statement blamed the decision on 90 school employees who requested sick leave absences due to COVID-19, as well as the...
  • California Cancels School – Puts Teachers’ Union Interests Over Those of Children and Families

    08/02/2020 4:31:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    California Political Review ^ | July 31, 2020 | Larry Sand
    California Teachers Association (CTA), the most powerful public-sector union in the Golden State, issued a statement asserting that, due to coronavirus concerns, state schools should not open .. The following day, the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) released a 17-page “research paper” in which concerns about coronavirus were secondary to sweeping political demands — including Medicare for All, guaranteed housing, a wealth tax, a millionaire’s tax, defunding the police, financial support for illegal immigrants, and a moratorium on charter schools. ... The Los Angeles Unified School District fell into line ... The circle was completed on July 17, when...
  • Union Says ‘Panicked’ Teachers Preparing ‘Living Wills, Life Insurance’ as Schools Open

    07/29/2020 6:05:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/28/2020 | Dr Susan Berry
    The nation’s largest teachers’ union says many of its members are so anxious about returning to school that some are preparing with “living wills and life insurance.” According to NEA Today, the news outlet for the National Education Association (NEA), “anxious educators have a message for administrators and lawmakers: ‘We want to teach our students, but we don’t want to die doing it.’”
  • School closures ‘a mistake’ as no teachers infected in classroom

    07/28/2020 10:02:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    The Times ^ | July 22 2020 | Mark McLaughlin, Marc Horne
    Scientists are yet to find a single confirmed case of a teacher catching coronavirus from a pupil anywhere in the world, a leading epidemiologist has said. Mark Woolhouse, an infectious disease epidemiologist at Edinburgh University, offered reassurance to staff preparing for the full reopening of schools next month. Professor Woolhouse, a member of the UK government’s scientific advisory group, Sage, said that in hindsight closing schools in March was probably a mistake, but the limited role children play in spreading the virus only became clear further along the infection curve.
  • Thousands of union workers walk off jobs to ‘strike for Black lives’ (SEIU, AFT, UFW, Fight for $15, etc.)

    07/21/2020 8:02:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 07/21/2020 | Kristin Myers
    Thousands of union workers left their jobs on Monday in an effort to support initiatives to dismantle racism in a protest that was dubbed the Strike for Black Lives. The protest was organized by union groups including the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the American Federation of Teachers, United Farm Workers, and the Fight for $15 and a Union, alongside social justice groups including the Movement for Black Lives, U.S. Youth Climate Strike Coalition, and the Center for Popular Democracy. The protest took place in over 25 major cities across the country, including New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Seattle, and...