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  • Biden Grants Amazon $10B Contract Despite Pledge to Oppose Union-Busting

    05/07/2022 12:08:02 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/07/2022 | John Binder
    President Joe Biden has given Amazon, for which billionaire Jeff Bezos serves as chairman of the board, a $10 billion federal contract despite having pledged to American union workers not to reward corporations accused of union-busting tactics. For years, Amazon has been accused of trying to prevent its warehouse workers across the United States from unionizing amid reports that the corporation has put its workforce in dangerous scenarios under ruthless shipping quotas.
  • Biden to travel next week to electrical workers union convention in Chicago

    05/06/2022 5:12:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/05/2022 | Caroline Vakil
    President Biden will head to an electrical workers union convention in Chicago next Wednesday, a White House official announced on Thursday. “NEXT WEDNESDAY: @POTUS will travel to Chicago, Illinois to attend the 40th @IBEW International Convention,” Matt Hill, White House senior associate communications director, tweeted, referring to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
  • Union Boss Randi Weingarten: Parental Rights Bills Are the ‘Way in Which Wars Start’

    04/23/2022 11:45:15 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/23/2022 | Breccan F. Thies
    Randi Weingarten, union boss of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), said that parental rights bills such as the one recently signed into law in Florida are “the way in which wars start.” “This notion – we’ve been very lucky in America, and we in some ways live in a bubble for a long time,” the president of the nation’s largest teachers’ union said. “This is propaganda. This is misinformation. This is the way in which wars start. This is the way in which hatred starts.”
  • Flight attendants sue over mask mandate on airplanes, transportation

    03/28/2022 5:38:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 28, 2022 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Nine flight attendants from six states said Monday they are suing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over the federal mask mandate on public transportation, arguing the COVID-19 rule obstructs their normal breathing over many hours and threatens aviation security because passengers refuse to comply. They want a judge to vacate the rule, which was recently extended to April 18, and prevent the CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services from issuing such a mandate again. The attendants filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado because one plaintiff, Victoria Vasenden of Southwest...
  • Ex-UAW official pleads guilty to embezzling $2.2M from union

    03/26/2022 10:29:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 26, 2022
    DETROIT (AP) — A former official at a suburban Detroit branch of the United Auto Workers has pleaded guilty to charges that he embezzled more than $2 million in union money. Timothy Edmunds, 54, pleaded guilty Friday to one count each of embezzling union funds and money laundering during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Detroit, federal prosecutors said. He had been secretary-treasurer from 2011 to 2021 of UAW Local 412, which represents about 2,600 people who work for Stellantis, formerly known as Fiat Chrysler, at factories in the Detroit area. Edmunds “systematically drained” the union local’s bank accounts...
  • Atlanta Public Schools Worked With Stacey Abrams Group to Demonize Election Security Laws

    03/25/2022 6:12:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | Mar 25, 2022 | Spencer Brown
    New documents obtained through an open records request show how far Democrats in Georgia have gone in their attempts to demonize practices that make elections more secure and set themselves up for future victories by pushing their messages to the rising generation of voters. In short, the records uncovered show that an organization founded by Stacey Abrams partnered with Atlanta public schools to uncritically teach students that election security provisions such as requiring ID to vote are discriminatory in nature, while the lax protocols implemented amid the COVID-19 pandemic should become permanent. The lesson plans and curriculum used in the...
  • A worker objected to Google’s Israel military contract. Google told her to move to Brazil

    03/15/2022 8:25:38 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 15, 2022 | Shahuana Hussain
    More than 500 Google workers have rallied behind a colleague who alleges she is being pushed out of her job because of her activism within the company .... workers have signed a petition accusing Google leadership of “unjustly retaliating” against Ariel Koren, a product marketing manager at Google for Education, for voicing criticism of Project Nimbus, a 1.2-billion contract Google and Amazon Web Services entered into with the Israeli military and government. *** Koren feels she has faced added scrutiny since last spring. In May she called on Google to express solidarity with Palestinians in the wake of an assault...
  • Chicago Teachers Union Used Parent’s Death To Push for COVID Restrictions. She Actually Died of Alcoholism.

    03/08/2022 8:53:17 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 6 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 8, 2022 | Philip Caldwel
    Chicago's powerful teachers' union, which kept public schools shuttered through much of the pandemic, cited the death of a mother in the school district as proof of the dangers of COVID-19 in the classroom and reason for greater health restrictions. But the woman's death had nothing to do with the coronavirus, according to her autopsy report, which found she drank herself to death. A toxicology report obtained by Chicago City Wire found that Denisha Henry, 32, died last September of "chronic ethanolism," a phrase commonly used in coroners' reports to describe deaths caused by alcoholism. But the Chicago Teachers Union...
  • Watchdog: Unions drive Boston’s roster of $100K+ teacher salaries

    03/07/2022 9:29:36 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 6, 2022 | MARIE SZANISZLO
    The high wages of teachers in Boston, where nearly 3,000 are paid six-figure salaries, reflects the strength of their union and suggests that a district plagued by “chronic underperformance” may be more geared toward the adults running it than the children it serves, watchdogs say. A Herald analysis of payroll data found that 2,905 teachers earn more than $100,000 annually, compared to the average per capita income of $44,690 in Boston in 2019, the most recent year for which the U.S. Census Bureau has statistics. Those teachers earned six figures in a city where 18.9% of the population – about...
  • VANITY--Unionized Restaurant Goes out of Business (Upstate NY)

    03/02/2022 11:13:56 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 33 replies
    A big hoopla was made last June over "Nani's Kitchen" in Rochester NY. The first restaurant to have unionized workers which the owner stupidly praised. Less than a year later, the business has gone bust permanently. Not to say that the Scamdemic didn't have a role to play as other long standing businesses went bust as well, but this restaurant, serving novelle indian cuisine with an almost exclusively woke clientele went down in flames particularly fast. Most of the articles have been scrubbed or are behind a paywall (democrat and chronicle)
  • Federal Employee Union Lawsuit: Biden Vaccine Mandate Is Executive Power Overreach

    02/24/2022 8:16:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 02/24/2022 | Beth Brelje
    When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down President Joe Biden’s mandate for large private businesses to require workers to get vaccinated, the decision didn’t let federal workers off the hook.Now, members of the largest union representing federal workers are challenging the mandate in court, and the decision has the potential to put limits on when presidents can issue executive orders in the future.Under the umbrella of the 700,000-member American Federation of Government Employees, the following unions have filed suit in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania: the American Federation of Government Employees Local 2018, representing all union,...
  • Virginia Teachers' Union Boss Calls It "Good News" That Covid Cases Are High So They Can Continue To Force Kids To Mask

    02/16/2022 3:42:31 AM PST · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    Not The Bee ^ | 2-15-2022 | Harris Rigby
    It seems like every single day we see a new example of government schools, particularly in Virginia, being run by people who are totally obsessed with exercising their power to force terrible Covid regulations that prevent kids from learning.This latest example is from a teachers' union boss in Fairfax, Virginia who is celebrating higher rates of Covid because it means that they can continue to keep kids masked:Her air quotes aside, she is still celebrating HIGHER Covid rates because it means that the teachers will be able to continue exercising their power to muzzle kids in schools.Most sane people would...
  • Poll: Nearly 73 Percent of Democrats Believe Teachers’ Unions Should Have More Authority than Parents

    02/15/2022 10:32:22 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/15/2022 | Breccan F. Thies
    Nearly 73 percent of Democrats believe teachers’ unions should have more authority over children’s education than parents, according to a Trafalgar Group survey. When asked “Do you believe parents should have greater authority than teachers’ unions in directing the education policy in their local school districts?” 72.8 percent of Democrats said “no.” Only 12.3 percent agreed with the statement.
  • Listen to the Science: Teachers Union Boss Says ‘Real Issue’ Is Making Sure People ‘Feel’ Safe

    02/09/2022 5:05:16 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/09/2022 | Hannah Bleau
    Teachers union boss Randi Weingarten, head of the American Federation of Teachers, said the “real issue” when it comes to coronavirus restrictions, including masking children, is making sure people “feel” safe — not the actual science. “The issue becomes how do we make sure the entire community in a school feels safe and welcome,” she said during an appearance on MSNBC, agreeing that it is time to discuss an “off-ramp for masks” in schools. Weingarten said:
  • School District Cancels Classes As 1,500 Teachers Call in Sick to Protest School Board

    02/04/2022 5:03:17 PM PST · by lightman · 39 replies ^ | 4 February A.D. 2022 | Madeline Leesman
    On Thursday, schools in Douglas County, Colorado closed after hundreds of teachers called in sick to protest against several actions carried out by the newly-elected school board, which became majority conservative in November. According to local outlet CPR News, by mid-day Wednesday, there were around 1,500 unfilled teacher absences for the following day. In total, there are about 3,300 licensed teachers in the school district. The district then canceled preschool through high school classes because “the number of absences has impacted our ability to provide a safe and supervised learning environment for students,” according to a tweet posted by the...
  • Pelosi Officially Invites Biden To Give First State Of The Union Address–Here Is The Invite

    01/07/2022 11:17:48 AM PST · by Dr. Franklin · 43 replies
    The Palmieri Report ^ | January 7, 2022 | Jacob Palmieri
    Biden might finally deliver a State of the Union address. Speaker of The House Nancy Pelosi(D-CA) has officially invited Joe Biden to give his first State of the Union address. She did so in a letter sent to Biden.
  • Starbucks employees in Buffalo go on strike

    01/06/2022 11:21:50 AM PST · by PGR88 · 16 replies
    Consumer Affairs ^ | January 6, 2022 | Mark Huffman
    Less than a month after voting to form a union, employees at a Starbucks store in Buffalo, N.Y., have gone on strike over grievances about working conditions. Six employees on the schedule to work instead formed a picket line in front of the store. Three other employees reported to work as scheduled, but Starbucks closed the location for the day. The striking employees stated that the surge in coronavirus cases and illnesses among the staff had created “unsafe working conditions.” In recent days, Buffalo area Starbucks locations have been operating on a take-out-only basis. “Pressure to go to work is...
  • Union Bosses Against Union Jobs

    01/04/2022 3:21:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | January 4, 2022 | Stephen Moore
    Why don't the union bosses in America represent their union members anymore? Could it be because the union leadership has become more beholden to the Democratic politicians in Washington than the rank-and-file workers who pay the dues? We saw an example of this betrayal of the workers not long ago when the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters brass endorsed Joe Biden for president -- even though Biden openly opposed all fossil fuels and wanted to end the building of pipelines. Talk about selling the rope to the hangman. The union bosses acted surprised that Biden's first act as...
  • Coal miner’s union calls on Manchin to reverse stance on Build Back Better

    12/21/2021 11:43:50 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 56 replies
    YAHOO news ^ | 12-21-21 | Maroosha Muzaffar
    The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), which represents West Virginia coal miners as well, said that the bill contained important measures that would benefit coal miners — like an extension of funding to aid victims of black lung disease, tax incentives to urge manufacturers to build new factories and employ ex-miners and protect union workers. Cecil Roberts, the union’s president said in a statement: “We are disappointed that the bill will not pass. We urge Senator Manchin to revisit his opposition to this legislation and work with his colleagues to pass something that will help keep coal miners working,...
  • Kellogg Plans to Permanently Replace 1,400 Striking Workers

    12/11/2021 6:17:25 PM PST · by dynachrome · 71 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 12-11-21 | Zachary Stieber
    Kellogg plans to permanently replace some 1,400 workers who have been striking since October, the company announced this week. Kellogg and the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union failed to reach a new contract agreement, leading to the planned change. “We have made every effort to reach a fair agreement, including making six offers to the union throughout negotiations, all which have included wage and benefits increases for every employee. It appears the union created unrealistic expectations for our employees,” Chris Hood, president of Kellogg North America, said in a recent statement. “The prolonged work stoppage has...