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  • Teamsters' PAC gives its first large donation to RNC in years

    02/22/2024 9:21:07 AM PST · by hardspunned · 14 replies
    NBC “News” ^ | 2/21/24 | Megan Lebowitz
    WASHINGTON — The Teamsters union's political action committee donated $45,000 to the Republican National Committee's convention fund in January, according to federal election commission disclosures, but an RNC official told NBC News that "we haven’t received any contribution." The Teamsters PAC’s donations overwhelmingly go toward Democrats, but the $45,000 donation would be the first significant donation to the RNC in years. The fund is specifically designated for the convention rather than general usage.
  • Ford, UAW reach deal to avert strike at Kentucky truck plant

    02/21/2024 11:18:53 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/2024 | FILIP TIMOTIJA
    A United Auto Workers (UAW) local union, UAW Local 62, and Ford have reached a deal to avert a strike at a Louisville, Ky., truck plant. The deal comes as the UAW union said nearly 9,000 autoworkers threatened to strike Friday at Ford’s most profitable plant that produces SUVs and pickups. Ford was “pleased to have reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract,” according to a statement provided Wednesday to The Hill. The UAW said “local issues” related to “skilled trades, ergonomics and health & safety” were addressed with the deal. The union added that contracts with three...
  • ‘It’s Scary Right Now’: Autoworkers Worried Biden’s Electric Vehicle Push Could Kill ‘Thousands Of Jobs’

    02/19/2024 4:43:56 PM PST · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 19, 2024 3:53 PM ET | WILL KESSLER
    Michigan autoworkers are worried that President Joe Biden’s policies pushing for a transition to electric vehicles (EV) will cost their jobs, according to The New York Times. Some autoworkers represented by the United Auto Workers (UAW) union are not pleased with the president’s support of EVs due to the products needing less manpower to produce, which could eliminate tens of thousands of jobs not just in manufacturing, but also in supporting services like insurance and trucking, according to the NYT. Biden has made union support a key part of his campaign and presidential policy, but his push to have half...
  • Poor Math Scores Are Now a National Security Threat

    02/20/2024 8:56:11 AM PST · by george76 · 49 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 2/19/2024 | John Mac Ghlionn
    The United States must focus on helping American children to develop an understanding, appreciation, and love for math.. The most recent results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) highlight a concerning trend for U.S. students in the field of math. In comparison to their counterparts in other industrialized nations, American students are falling behind. The rather sobering results revealed a 13-point decline for U.S. students when compared to the 2018 exam. In stark contrast, 28 countries and economies managed to either maintain or improve their 2018 math scores, with countries such as Switzerland and Japan leading the way—and...
  • Ford ‘Careful’ About Manufacturing in United States Post UAW Strike

    02/17/2024 10:06:33 AM PST · by CFW · 32 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 2/17/24 | By Naveen Athrappully
    Ford CEO Jim Farley suggested the company may have to rethink its “manufacturing footprint” in the United States after last year’s conflict with a worker’s union. Speaking at the Wolfe Research Global Auto Conference in New York on Thursday, Mr. Farley said that Ford always took pride in its relationship with United Auto Workers (UAW), according to the Associated Press. Since the 1970s, the company has not experienced any strikes involving the union. However, this relationship changed last year when Ford’s Louisville factory in Kentucky was shut down by the UAW. As the company seeks to transition to electric vehicles...
  • Biden admin braces for possible Trump win, installs 'roadblocks' to stop him from reshaping government: Report

    02/16/2024 3:40:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/16/24 | David Rutz
    resident Biden's administration and liberal supporters in Washington are bracing for a possible Donald Trump victory in November by installing "roadblocks" to limit the latter's ability to fire thousands of government workers, according to a new report. The Associated Press reported that a cabal of left-leaning experts, legal advisers and others are confident Biden will be re-elected but are urging him to prepare for the worst: another Trump presidency beginning in 2025. "My impression is the Biden administration is taking very seriously that potential threat and is trying to do things now," Michael Linden, former executive associate director of the...
  • Tens of thousands of workers in Florida have just lost their labor unions. More coming

    02/15/2024 8:51:36 PM PST · by Drew68 · 53 replies
    WLRN Miami ^ | 02/15/2024 | Daniel Rivero
    In St. Johns County, on the Atlantic shore of Northeast Florida, more than 55% of public school teachers paid their union dues this last year. Despite that, nearly 3,500 teachers are facing the threat of having their union representation revoked. At the same time, in Southwest Florida, only 16% of law enforcement officers of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office paid union dues last year. Their union is under absolutely no threat of being decertified. A year after Governor DeSantis signed into law a sweeping anti-union bill requiring most public sector unions to boost the rate of members paying dues or...
  • California fast-food workers launch new union: ‘They have to listen to us’

    02/11/2024 10:13:38 AM PST · by Salman · 104 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Fri 9 Feb 2024 | Michael Sainato
    Hundreds of fast-food workers met in Los Angeles on Friday to kick off the launch of the California Fast Food Workers Union, a statewide union aimed at organizing cooks and cashiers at fast-food companies across the state. The new union comes in the wake of a victory at the end of 2023 to boost pay for California’s more than 500,000-strong fast-food workforce to $20 an hour. ... In California, over 80% of fast-food workers are people of color and two-thirds are women. In recent years, workers at fast-food chains throughout the state have held strikes in response to poor workplace...
  • The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election

    02/05/2021 5:29:20 AM PST · by MNDude · 49 replies
    That's why the participants want the secret history of the 2020 election told, even though it sounds like a paranoid fever dream–a well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage and control the flow of information. They were not rigging the election; they were fortifying it.“
  • Sticking It to Nickelodeon {union press release}

    02/04/2024 11:13:04 AM PST · by Salman · 3 replies
    Labor Notes ^ | January 31, 2024 | Nora Meek
    Production workers at Nickelodeon’s Animation Studio are fighting for their first contract alongside already-organized artists (writers, designers, colorists, storyboarders and background painters) who have been working under an expired contract for two and a half years. The workers collectively produce animated shows: The Loud House, Rugrats, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Spongebob SquarePants. The artists have been members of IATSE Local 839, The Animation Guild (TAG) since 2002, and 3D computer graphics staff joined in 2013. After a vigorous campaign, the production workers joined in January 2023. These workers keep things coordinated, flowing and on schedule. Production workers have lost...
  • Striking Massachusetts teachers accused of hosting 'pub crawl,' as Newton schools remain closed Newton Teachers Association said in a statement the restaurant and bar gatherings were scheduled outside of school hours

    02/04/2024 7:16:25 AM PST · by · 18 replies
    fox news ^ | February 1, 2024 7:00pm EST | Hanna Panreck
    A group of teachers in Massachusetts remain on strike as schools in Newton, Massachusetts, have been closed for over a week and the striking teachers plan to gather at different bars and restaurants in the area. The teachers are under fire for what an opponent of the strike, Fran Yerardi, described to a local Boston NBC News outlet as a "pub crawl," as they planned four events at different restaurants and bars in Newton. "If you're not doing everything you can to put kids in school, you should be ashamed of yourselves," Yerardi told the media outlet.
  • In Michigan, autoworkers offer to fight for Biden, but Gaza protesters want him out

    02/03/2024 4:21:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | 2/02/24 | Nandita Bose, Andrea Shalal
    WARREN, Michigan (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden won a strong pledge of support on Thursday from union autoworkers crucial to his reelection bid in Michigan, while protests over his backing of Israel's actions in Gaza shadowed the trip. Biden's travel to the election battleground state was intended as a celebration after the United Auto Workers (UAW) union recently endorsed his reelection bid. But his visit was also met with protests from some of the state's sizable Arab-American community, who demand the president seek a ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza war and have refused to meet his campaign. Biden visited a...
  • Media workers strike to protest layoffs at New York Daily News, Forbes and Condé Nast

    01/26/2024 5:43:14 AM PST · by Salman · 8 replies
    AP (on thier own site) ^ | January 25, 2024 | PHILIP MARCELO
    NEW YORK (AP) — Journalists at The New York Daily News and Forbes walked off the job Thursday amid contentious contract talks with management and a difficult few weeks in the news industry. Both strike are historic: It’s the first-ever at the business-focused magazine in more than a century, and the first at the storied newspaper in more than three decades, according to the NewsGuild of New York. The one-day strike at the Daily News coincides with Forbes walkout, which runs through Monday. In midtown Manhattan, dozens of Daily News staffers and their supporters picketed Thursday outside a small co-working...
  • NY dock workers urge lawmakers to sink Hochul’s new waterfront commission

    01/25/2024 8:14:06 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/25/2024 | Carl Campanile
    Gov. Kathy Hochul has proposed legislation for New York to recreate a new waterfront commission to fight the kind of Mafia corruption made famous in Marlon Brando’s 1954 flick “On The Waterfront.” But the union representing dock workers in the Empire State said Hochul is living in the past and urged lawmakers to sink the measure. Hochul proposed the new waterfront unit for New York’s side of the harbor to replace the prior Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, a bi-state agency founded in 1953 by a Congressionally authorized compact between New York and New Jersey.
  • LA Times faces backlash over layoffs that ‘decimated’ union groups of ‘overwhelmingly diverse reporters’

    01/25/2024 5:33:49 AM PST · by bert · 51 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 1/25/2024 | Brian Frost
    Layoffs ‘disproportionately’ impact people of color, according to the chair of the L.A. Times Guild Unit Council Caucuses within the Los Angeles Times Guild designed to represent diverse communities within the newsroom will be "decimated" by the liberal paper’s decision to lay off at least 115 staffers this week, according to the Guild. "If these layoffs are allowed to go through, our caucuses will be decimated. The Latino Caucus will lose 38% of its members. The Black Caucus will lose 33% of members. The AAPI [Asian American and Pacific Islander] and MENASA [Middle East, North Africa and South Asia] caucuses...
  • Joe Biden's Collapse Escalates With Angry, Deranged Demand From the Nation's Largest Teachers Union

    01/24/2024 1:15:22 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    Red State. ^ | January 23, 2024 | Bonchie
    I'd think Joe Biden has to be sitting around wondering how he managed to put himself in his current position, but I'm not sure he even has the cognitive ability to process how bad things are. We've all seen the polls, which will likely tighten in a general election, but other factors are at play as well. ... The latest flashing red light comes courtesy of the National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest teachers union. A far-left entity that has long served as a lynchpin for Democrat politicians, its members are now demanding Biden show support for Palestinian terrorists...
  • CUNY Faculty Take On Their Union. Should college professors be compelled to accept representation from an organization they loathe?

    01/23/2024 3:42:23 AM PST · by karpov · 24 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | January 19, 2024 | George Leef
    Collective bargaining through a labor union is supposed to “level the playing field” for workers, enabling them to obtain better terms than if they bargained on their own. That is the justification for federal and state laws that give elected unions exclusive representation power, meaning that all of the workers must accept the union as their representative. Individuality is out. That arrangement is fine with many, but what if some workers are unhappy with “their” union? What if they don’t think the union operates in their interest? What if it makes public statements they disagree with? The unions reply, “Too...
  • More than 850 medical transportation workers in Chicago join Teamsters

    01/20/2024 7:17:29 AM PST · by Salman · 18 replies
    IBT (Teamsters Union) official press release ^ | 2024.01.19 | Press Contact: Matt McQuaid
    (CHICAGO) – Workers at SCR Medical Transportation, a subsidiary of Beacon Mobile, have elected Teamsters Local 727 to be their sole collective bargaining representative. After months of SCR’s anti-union tactics and unlawful behavior, workers in both the Chicago Pace ADA and Chicago Public Schools/Pace Taxi Livery divisions voted yes for the union. “Despite SCR’s disgusting union busting behavior, hundreds of workers voted to become Teamsters,” said John Coli, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727 in Park Ridge. “I am in awe of our 850 new brothers and sisters for standing strong in the face of a nasty campaign from SCR management...
  • House probe starts after $127M in bailout funds paid to dead Teamsters’ pension plan

    01/17/2024 8:27:49 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/17/2024 | Josh Christenson
    The Biden administration is facing a new congressional probe after an agency that distributed tens of billions of dollars from the American Rescue Plan failed to stop $127 million from going to deceased participants in a Teamsters’ pension fund. The House Education and Workforce Committee sent a letter on Tuesday to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), demanding records related to the agency’s “mismanagement” and “overpayment” to the union pension plan, according to a copy of the missive exclusively obtained by The Post. “As part of this investigation, the Committee requests documents and information relating to PBGC’s disbursal of these...
  • ‘There won’t be any beer come March’: US Anheuser-Busch workers threaten strike

    01/17/2024 7:29:48 AM PST · by Salman · 110 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 17 Jan 2024 | Michael Sainato
    Workers who make Bud Light and other top-selling beers are threatening to strike in demand of significant wage increases, job security and improvements to retirement and benefits in the first big union contract battle of 2024. Five thousand workers, represented by the Teamsters at 12 Anheuser-Busch breweries in the US, are threatening to strike after voting 99% in favor of a strike authorization last month. Their current union contract is set to expire on 29 February. “Without a contract by February 29, there won’t be any beer come March,” the Teamsters warned on X. The contract fight is the first...