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  • Why millions of freelancers fear a Biden presidency may put them out of work

    10/17/2020 2:20:31 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 24 replies
    Some are wondering what Democratic candidate Vice President Joe Biden’s public support for AB-5, a union-backed California law, aimed at preventing the misclassification of rideshare drivers by giving them the status and protections of full-time employees, means for the future of their businesses. AB-5 had to be modified repeatedly after taking effect on Jan. 1, 2020, because it was putting so many other types of freelancers out of work. “They are really worried about it,” says Bothwell. That’s because Biden -- historically a supporter of unions -- wants a federal law similar to AB-5 that could place steep restrictions on...
  • Joe Biden's extremist labor agenda

    10/17/2020 7:45:18 AM PDT · by karpov · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 17, 2020 | Steve Delie
    Joe Biden campaigns as a moderate, yet his labor policy is anything but. He supports the most radical rewrite of federal labor laws in U.S. history, and American workers should be afraid. Biden’s plan is sweeping. He would strip states of their ability to regulate their own affairs, end workers’ freedom to choose whether to join a union, and destroy independent contracting and the “gig” economy. If elected, Biden will push an agenda that would eviscerate the rights of tens of millions of workers, put labor unions in control of the economy, and impose a one-size-fits-all labor system on the...
  • Biden’s Top Labor Supporter Ends Re-Election Bid Following FBI Inquiry

    10/13/2020 8:55:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 13, 2020 | Frank Ricci
    Unions are supposed to protect the little guy, but we’ve allowed the bigwigs to start exploiting members for political interests, or for their own gain. With the announcement that the 20-year general president of the International Association of Fire Fighters will abruptly end his re-election bid, the organization’s reputation as a political force is in trouble. On Aug. 28, federal investigators served the IAFF a flurry of subpoenas, which the Wall Street Journal reports are part of a criminal probe focused on illicit payouts to Schaitberger from the firefighters’ pension fund. IAFF President Harold Schaitberger is, indeed, feeling the heat.The...
  • With federal aid stalled, California is unlikely to get money to offset budget cuts

    10/12/2020 1:27:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    ktla ^ | 10/012/2020
    California is unlikely to get money to offset budget cuts worth billions of dollars with new coronavirus aid talks stalled in Congress. But those cuts would vanish if the federal government sent the state more money by Oct. 15, which is Thursday. California’s public schools, colleges, universities and state workers’ salaries all stand to be hit.
  • Good for Trump and the Nation, but unions should have no place in government.

    09/27/2020 12:27:11 PM PDT · by MAAG · 41 replies
    Twitted ^ | 9:09 PM · Sep 26, 2020 | GOP @GOP Patrick Yoes
    No one in government should be aloud to unionize, all who work for the government work for the people, and do so at are pleasure.
  • Democrat Insider: Anti-Trump Postal Workers in GOP Neighborhoods Throw Mail-In Ballots in the Garbage

    09/26/2020 12:00:58 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 25 2020 | JOHN BINDER
    A Democrat operative says the United States Postal Service (USPS) workers who despise President Trump will sometimes help election fraudsters by throwing in the garbage mail-in ballots from Republican-heavy neighborhoods. Last month, as Breitbart News highlighted, a Democrat operative told the New York Post‘s Jon Levine a number of stories in which insiders like him lead teams of fraudsters to commit election fraud by paying homeless voters off, taking advantage of the elderly, posing as registered voters, and printing up fake ballots. One notable tactic, the Democrat operative said, is how insiders will use USPS workers to help sway election...
  • Pittsburgh boilermakers union endorses President Trump

    09/23/2020 9:09:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 9/23/2020 | J Marsolo
    Shawn Steffee, the business agent of Boilermakers Local Union 154, located in Pittsburgh, Pa., announced that Local 154 endorsed President Trump for re-election. Local 154 has about 1,500 members who work in the power plants and other similar plants. He said: Joe Biden's ban on fracking would put me and everyone I know out of work. Crap trade deals. And now this. Gimme a break, we're not asking for much. But Joe Biden is a disaster. Mr. Steffee spoke at the Pennsylvania CPAC event on September 19, 2020 in Washington, Pa. He said the journeyman welders in his union are...
  • Film, TV production to resume as Hollywood unions announce pandemic agreement

    09/22/2020 11:33:13 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    AP ^ | 09 22 2020 | Staff
    Hollywood’s unions have announced that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of stagnant sets and widespread unemployment. The Directors Guild of America, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Basic Crafts unions and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists on Monday jointly announced the deal reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers after months of planning and negotiating. The deal includes mandatory and comprehensive use of personal...
  • 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.
  • Joe Biden threatens ‘personal price’ if business leaders oppose attempts to unionize

    09/08/2020 5:06:43 AM PDT · by karpov · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 7, 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. “I’m going to be the strongest...
  • Unions threaten work stoppages amid calls for racial justice

    09/05/2020 12:36:43 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 69 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 5, 2020 | Aaron Morrison
    NEW YORK (AP) — Ahead of Labor Day, unions representing millions across several working-class sectors are threatening to authorize work stoppages in support of the Black Lives Matter movement amid calls for concrete measures that address racial injustice. In a statement first shared with The Associated Press, labor leaders who represent teachers, autoworkers, truck drivers and clerical staff, among others, signaled a willingness Friday to escalate protest tactics to force local and federal lawmakers to take action on policing reform and systemic racism. They said the walkouts, if they were to move forward with them, would last for as long...
  • Teachers’ Union Won’t Go Back to School -- But Will Go to Sharpton’s 50,000 March

    09/03/2020 10:35:21 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 24 replies
    FPM ^ | 9/3/20 | Daniel Greenfield
    The American Federation of Teachers union boss Randi Weingarten claimed at the union's annual convention that teachers were so terrified of going back to school that they were "quitting in droves" and "making their wills". The AFT threatened that its members would go on strike if they were expected to go back to actually doing their jobs and teaching in a classroom. In New York City, the United Federation of Teachers, which is affiliated with the AFT, marched with cardboard coffins and fake body bags. Some union teachers wore skeleton t-shirts. A Halloween skeleton attached to a garbage bag held...
  • It’s union power, not safety issues, that’s determining which US schools reopen this fall

    09/03/2020 2:50:43 AM PDT · by karpov · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 2, 2020 | Corey DeAngelis and Christos Makridis
    It’s back-to-school season, but millions of students won’t be going back to the classroom. Teachers are fighting tooth and nail to prevent reopening public schools for in-person learning — in the name of safety. Yet our just-released study suggests that these reopening decisions have more to do with influence from teachers’ unions than safety concerns. In New York City, the Department of Education’s proposal to offer families a hybrid of part-time in-person instruction and remote learning starting Sept. 10 met with fierce opposition. Teachers’ groups poured into the streets to protest the plan, including with props such as fake body...
  • NY is hemorrhaging cash — but de Blasio, Cuomo, unions refuse to face reality

    08/30/2020 6:03:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 29, 2020 | Post Editorial Board
    Mayor de Blasio is set to send out layoff notices Monday, but trimming the city workforce won’t come close to addressing the ginormous fiscal and economic challenges ahead. Consider the July jobless figures out last week: 15.9 percent statewide, 20 percent (one of five workers) in the city. In The Bronx, 25 percent were jobless, a rate last seen during the Great Depression. New York’s numbers are far worse than those for the nation, which saw only 10.2 percent of employees off the job. And don’t blame it all on COVID: Last week, the state was posting the third-lowest number...
  • Battle over COVID-19 school openings goes to the courts

    08/30/2020 8:47:57 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | John Kruzel | John Kruzel
    Teachers unions are waging court fights across the country aimed at unwinding what they say are unsafe and politically motivated timetables for reopening schools that risk exposing personnel to the coronavirus pandemic. State officials eager to ramp up brick-and-mortar school buildings are facing lawsuits from Florida to Texas to Iowa over reopening plans as well as access to the COVID-19 infection data needed to monitor the rate of spread within school communities. At the same time, lawsuits are flying from the opposition direction: Parents in several states including New York, Massachusetts and Oregon, dissatisfied with web-based teaching alternatives, are suing...
  • Former International UAW President Charged With Conspiring to Embezzle Union Funds

    08/29/2020 2:05:16 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 13 replies
    justice.gov ^ | August 27, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Michigan
    Dennis Williams, the former President of the international United Auto Workers union, was charged today in a Criminal Information with conspiring with other UAW officials to embezzle UAW funds announced U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider.Joining in the announcement were Irene Lindow, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Labor – Office of Inspector General, Steven M. D’Antuono, Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit, Michigan office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sarah Kull, Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit, Michigan office of the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations, and Thomas Murray, District Director, U.S. Department...
  • ‘It’s So Hateful’: UTLA In Hot Water After Posting Photo Of Board Member Wearing ‘Blue Lives Murder’ Shirt

    08/28/2020 10:09:02 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    CBSLA ^ | August 27, 2020 | CBSLA Staff
    United Teachers Los Angeles, the union that represents Los Angeles Unified School District teachers, was facing backlash Thursday night after a photo posted to Instagram showed a board member wearing a shirt that said, “Blue Lives Murder.”
  • UFCW Playing Politics Rather Than Representing Grocery Workers

    08/27/2020 10:54:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2020 | Timothy Lee
    Union membership has steadily plunged in recent decades, with understandable reason.  Everyday workers increasingly question whether union leaders, secure in their own well-paid positions, prioritize political activism and needless confrontation at the expense of worker well-being. Now, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) provides the latest egregious example to fuel that suspicion.  UFCW leaders have made their priorities clear in the lead-up to the election this November, and the best interest of their 1.3 million members doesn’t rank anywhere near the top.  Instead, the UFCW considers the pandemic an opportunity to promote a...
  • A.G. Barr on 'Public Education:' 'That's a Racist System Maintained by the Democratic Party and the Teachers Union'

    08/23/2020 10:21:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 21, 2020 | Michael W. Chapman
    If you want to find "systemic racism" in America, then look no further than the public schooling system, which is "maintained by the Democrat Party and the teachers' unions," said Attorney General William P. Barr. The entire system keeps "inner-city kids in failing schools ... The racism in this country, look no further than our public education system... That's a racist system, maintained by the Democrat Party and the teachers union... keeping inner-city kids in failing schools, instead of putting the resources in the hands of the parents to choose the schools to send their kids to. That's empowering kids......