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  • Chicago Teachers Union Votes To Refuse In-Person Teaching, Will Not Show For Work

    01/24/2021 3:37:20 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | Jan 24, 2021 | Emily Zanotti
    Chicago’s teacher’s union voted on Sunday to defy Chicago Public Schools administration and refuse to return to in-person teaching even though pupils are due back in classrooms on February 1st. Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has been locked in a power struggle with the union for some time, with teachers and union brass insisting that it is not safe for teachers to return to classrooms, even though Chicago’s private schools have been in-person for months. At one point, the Chicago Teachers Union, or CTU, suggested that any plan to return to in-classroom teaching would be both racist and sexist. As the...
  • “Insulting”- Labor Unions That Endorsed Biden Now Lashing Out At Him

    01/24/2021 12:29:28 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 106 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | 1 23, 2021
    Joe Biden has already made labor unions regret their support for him. During his first day in office, Biden revoked the construction permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, destroying thousands of jobs. TC Energy Corp., the Canadian company sharing ownership of the pipeline with the Alberta government, had estimated that 10,000 jobs would be created in 2021 thanks to the construction of the pipeline. A total of 42,000 jobs were to be filled once the pipeline was completed. The Laborer’s International Union Of North America issued this statement: “The Biden decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit on...
  • 3 Unions That Endorsed Biden Seem Like They're Already Regretting It

    01/22/2021 6:11:30 PM PST · by lowbridge · 76 replies ^ | January 22, 2021 | Erin Coates
    Three unions seemed to be regretting endorsing President Joe Biden after his first day in office. Biden revoked the construction permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Wednesday, destroying thousands of union jobs. “Leaving the Keystone XL pipeline permit in place would not be consistent with my Administration’s economic and climate imperatives,” Biden said, according to The Associated Press. Keystone XL President Richard Prior said more than 1,000 unionized jobs would also be eliminated in the next few weeks as it slowly shuts down the construction of the 1,700-mile pipeline. The United Association of Union Plumbers was one group...
  • It's Not Just Trump. California Labor Unions Are Trying To Reverse the Outcome of an Election Too.

    01/22/2021 4:19:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Reason ^ | 1.22.2021 | Steven Greenhut
    California Democrats and their labor union allies are embracing anti-democratic principles to thwart the will of the people.In his first inaugural address in January 1911, California's progressive Gov. Hiram Johnson detailed a far-reaching "people's reform program" that would help wrest control of the state's government from what his contemporaries called "The Octopus"—a reference to muckraker Frank Norris' 1901 novel about the outsized power of Southern Pacific Railroad. As Norris explained, the Cyclopean sea monster was a "symbol of a vast power, huge, terrible, flinging the echo of its thunder over all the reaches of the valley, leaving blood and destruction...
  • Teachers Unions Fail Science

    01/13/2021 4:59:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | January 13, 2021 | John Stossel
    Is your child's school open now? Probably not -- because teachers unions say that reopening would "put their health and safety at risk." They keep schools closed by lobbying and protesting. "If I die from catching COVID-19 from being forced back into Pinellas County Schools, you can drop my dead body right here!" shouts one demonstrator in my new video. But schools rarely spread COVID-19. Studies on tens of thousands of people found "no consistent relationship between in-person K-12 schooling and the spread of the coronavirus." Even Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, encouraged schools...
  • The pro-Trump mob which stormed the Capitol should be banned from their flights home, says flight attendants union

    01/07/2021 9:32:59 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 67 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo News ^ | 1/7/2021 | Thomas Culture
    A flight attendants' union has called for members of the pro-Trump mob which stormed the Capitol on Wednesday to be banned from flights out of Washington, DC, amid concerns about their violent behaviour. Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, condemned the "mob mentality behavior" protestors had demonstrated aboard flights into Washington on Wednesday ahead of the protests, and said the violence pro-Trump supporters had demonstrated at the Capitol meant they should be prevented from boarding flights home.
  • U.S. cities, left behind in COVID-19 aid, look for lifeline in Biden era

    01/03/2021 4:57:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 3, 2021 | By Richard Cowan, Trevor Hunnicutt
    In Washington’s months-long political slugfest over who should get aid to counter the financial damage from the COVID-19 pandemic, there was at least one clear loser: local government. In the midst of cutbacks in workforce and emergency services and growing poverty, U.S. cities, especially the smaller ones, are hoping the next round of stimulus includes them and that President-elect Joe Biden advocates for them when he takes office on Jan. 20. The latest coronavirus bill for $892 billion in aid - painstakingly negotiated over months and begrudgingly signed into law last week by President Donald Trump - left a bad...
  • Teachers Unions Must Never Be Allowed To Ban Kids From An Education Again

    12/30/2020 9:38:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 30, 2020 | Daniel Buck
    As an adult who teaches, I got to choose an open school. Union politics have now barred millions of families from a similar privilege.I don’t blame schools for closing in March. Very little was known about COVID-19 then, so closures seemed the safest decision amid the uncertainty. Neither do I blame schools for a meager showing that semester. My own district threw together online curricula and instructional materials practically overnight. The results were dismal, but it’s the best many could have done given the situation. However, we’ve now had nine months to understand this virus, and all the evidence favors...
  • The Real Reason Why Your Kids Can’t Go Back To School (Hint: It’s Not COVID-19)

    12/28/2020 4:51:35 AM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Issues & Insights ^ | December 28, 2020 | I & I Editorial Board
    Schools have been closed for the better part of a year now, for the putative reason that COVID-19 makes them unsafe. Only distance learning and Zoom and other online classes are safe enough for both teachers and kids, we’re told. Even though the science says otherwise, powerful teachers unions keep schools closed anyway. But why? Let’s start with a blunt fact: The teachers unions — including the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA), along with a host of radicalized local unions — don’t have your kids’ best interests at heart, despite their well-funded, slick propaganda...
  • 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, 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....
  • Admissions changes aim to remedy segregation in NYC schools

    12/18/2020 9:10:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 18, 2020
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials announced a series of admissions changes for hundreds of middle and high schools Friday in one of the most significant steps the nation’s largest school system has taken in years to address racial segregation. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city is suspending merit-based screening systems for its selective middle schools for at least a year. That means that academic records, auditions and other assessments will no longer be used by schools to skim off the top-performing elementary school kids and segregate them from other children. A lottery would be used when...
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz Employees Consider Forming Union

    12/12/2020 6:59:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Good Times Santa Cruz ^ | DECEMBER 11, 2020 | JACOB PIERCE
    M.J. Jenkins, a bookseller at Bookshop Santa Cruz, didn’t take the decision to start organizing a union lightly. “I was nervous, because unionizing can be seen as just a bunch of agitators. But that’s not what we’re going for at all,” says Jenkins, who’s worked at the bookstore for a little more than a year and makes $15.75 an hour. Jenkins and some of her colleagues have submitted a mission statement about their intent to unionize to Bookshop owner Casey Coonerty Protti. According to a post on, there will be a protest outside Bookshop on Pacific Avenue Friday, Dec....
  • Chicago story exposes the rank selfishness of US teachers unions

    12/11/2020 5:50:42 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 10, 2020 | New York Post editorial board
    It was an appalling argument for an even more disgraceful cause: The Chicago Teachers Union tweeted out that the push to reopen schools is “rooted in sexism, racism and misogyny.” Wiser heads soon deleted the message, though not before one union supporter chimed in, “Been feeling this lately. We can discuss the merits of reopening but the conversation cannot be rooted in white supremacy.” Huh? It’s the worst sort of mental laziness — throw “racism” and “sexism” charges at anyone who opposes you.
  • Our Schools Have Failed The Test And Bureaucrats Have Been Exposed

    12/10/2020 5:56:44 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 8 replies
    AND Magazine - Analysis and Commentary ^ | December 10, 2020 | Charles Faddis
    Montgomery County, Maryland is a wealthy suburb of Washington, D.C. Like many such jurisdictions, Montgomery County remains tightly locked down. Its public schools are closed, and all students are required to participate in “distance learning.” The results have been disastrous –particularly for minority students. Since the advent of the great “War on Poverty” liberal educators in Montgomery County and elsewhere in the nation have trumpeted their efforts to close the “achievement gap” -the yawning chasm that exists between the performance of white students and minority, particularly black, students. Quite rightly educators have focused on the fact that in an increasingly...
  • Chicago Teachers Union Tweets Reopening Schools Would be Racist, Sexist, AND Misogynistic - And Then Deletes It! [Updated]

    12/06/2020 5:18:39 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6 dec 2020 | Bryan Preston
    The Chicago Teacher Union unleashed this pearl on an unsuspecting world Sunday.Since we knew they would delete it, we preserved it in digital amber.The union offered no explanation, evidence, or any other factual support for its hot take, probably figuring that including the three magic words would just do the trick on their own. But they’re not, and the tweet is being given its due even after the CTU attempted to get rid of it.
  • Houston teacher union calls for online classes after Thanksgiving break, shut down in-person classes

    11/28/2020 9:33:27 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | :31 pm on November 27, 2020 | Karen Townsend
    The Houston Federation of Teachers wants to go back to only virtual learning as classes begin again after the Thanksgiving break. However, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) says that students will return to online and in-person classes after the break. The teacher union asked HISD to revert back to only online instruction because of the recent spike in coronavirus cases. The Houston Independent School District is the largest public school system in Texas, and the seventh-largest in the U. S. The original reopening plan for the schools in the district noted that if the average coronavirus positivity rate was...
  • US judge blocks Trump Administration rule inhibiting unions

    11/19/2020 6:04:06 PM PST · by blueplum · 13 replies
    AP ^ | 17 Nov 2020 | Don Thompson
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a Trump Administration rule that opponents said would have harmed the bargaining rights of more than 500,000 home healthcare workers in California and several hundred thousand additional workers across the nation. San Francisco-based U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria found that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services rule changing Medicaid state payment requirements would have made it tougher for states to deduct employee benefits and union dues from workers’ paychecks... ...The agency had said it was required to make the change because the old system was barred by federal...
  • Erik Prince Recruits Ex-Spies to Help Infiltrate Liberal Groups

    03/07/2020 10:32:52 AM PST · by bitt · 52 replies
    nytimes ^ | 3/7/2020 | Mark Mazzetti and Adam Goldman
    WASHINGTON — Erik Prince, the security contractor with close ties to the Trump administration, has in recent years helped recruit former American and British spies for secretive intelligence-gathering operations that included infiltrating Democratic congressional campaigns, labor organizations and other groups considered hostile to the Trump agenda, according to interviews and documents. One of the former spies, an ex-MI6 officer named Richard Seddon, helped run a 2017 operation to copy files and record conversations in a Michigan office of the American Federation of Teachers, one of the largest teachers’ unions in the nation. Mr. Seddon directed an undercover operative to secretly...
  • Owned by Union, Amalgamated Bank Gives Lift to the Left

    08/29/2015 12:01:34 PM PDT · by Theoria · 2 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 29 Aug 2015 | Nicholas Confessore
    When Ready for Hillary, a pro-Hillary Rodham Clinton “super PAC,” wanted to take out a million-dollar loan five months before it planned to go out of business, it turned to a bank that was founded to guard the savings of New York City garment workers.When the Democracy Alliance, an influential club of liberal donors, sought to recruit members in advance of the 2016 elections, the bank’s president helped to make introductions.And when workers-rights groups wanted to embarrass Walmart and the Gap for unsafe working conditions at factories supplying their stores, Amalgamated Bank, which manages $40 billion in pension fund assets,...
  • Leaked Zoom Calls Reveal Federal Workers Conspiring To Shut Down White House/Disrupt Government

    11/01/2020 6:27:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 123 replies
    Creative Destruction Media ^ | November 1, 2020 | CD Media Staff
    WASHINGTON, DC, November 1 – Dozens of leaked internal documents and Zoom call video footage were made public today describing plans by progressive activists and federal workers to disrupt and destabilize Tuesday’s US election outcome, including plans to “shut down the White House.” The documents and footage can be viewed at a new website or and will be regularly updated with additional content during the next 48 hours. All content has been handed over to law enforcement. The information was leaked by a disaffected insider of the “Sunrise Movement,” part of a loose but extremely coordinated network of...