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  • Sharpton says powerful 1199 SEIU must do better investing in minority-owned funds

    09/16/2023 10:57:39 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Nypost ^ | 09/16/2023 | Isabel Vincent and Rich Calder
    Harlem civil rights leader Al Sharpton on Saturday slammed one of the most powerful unions in New York for its failure to direct its assets into minority-run investment funds. During his weekly broadcast from his National Action Network headquarters in Harlem, Sharpton said he’s concerned that the influential 1199 Service Employees International Union Local is not investing in a way that reflects the diversity of its members, following an exclusive report by The Post about the union’s hypocritical investment strategy.
  • Waltz: ‘Where’s Buttigieg’ on Rail Strike?

    11/26/2022 9:19:50 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/26/2022 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL) stated that Secretary of State Pete Buttigieg hasn’t had enough involvement in trying to avert a potential rail strike, which, along with rising diesel costs, “will be a one-two shot to an already struggling economy.” Waltz said that in addition to the cost of gas spiking if there’s a rail strike, “the cost of diesel is through the roof as well. You know, the average trucker used to spend 300, $400 to fill up his rig. Now, he’s spending over $1,000, and this will be...
  • Philadelphia Home Depot workers vote to reject unionization

    11/06/2022 3:13:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 6, 2022
    Home Depot workers in Philadelphia rejected the first store-wide labor union at the world’s largest home improvement retailer Saturday night, a loss for a fledgling movement to organize at major U.S. companies. Workers voted 165 to 51 against forming a union representing 274 employees at the store, WHYY-FM reported. The National Labor Relations Board oversaw the voting. A board spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request from The Associated Press for information about the vote. The defeat for the organizers, who sought to join Home Depot Workers United, could discourage activist workers who have successfully formed the first unions...
  • Deal averting railroad strike has potential to fall apart

    09/18/2022 9:27:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 51 replies
    The White House-brokered agreement to avert a railroad strike has the potential to fall apart, threatening widespread economic disruption right before the midterm elections. Rail workers are set to vote on the tentative deal reached between unions and railroads Thursday morning. If any of the 12 rail unions fail to ratify a new contract, nearly 125,000 rail workers could be headed for a strike. The agreement would mandate two-person crews, cap health care costs and allow workers to take time off for medical appointments or other scheduled events without being penalized, all key concessions won by unions. The deal also...
  • McConnell Decimates Biden With One Line As Disastrous Rail Strike Looms

    09/14/2022 3:04:35 PM PDT · by fwdude · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sept 14, 2022 | Matt Vespa
    Little do people know that this administration has tried to avert total disaster amid a rail strike set to effect Friday at midnight. Thirty percent of the nation’s freight would be shuttered, and the cost per day to the US economy will be around $2 billion. Most passenger and commuter rail services will also cease operating. Ten of the twelve major railway unions have agreed to the new agreements, though the two largest, which represent engineers and conductors, has not signed off. They still have lingering questions about sick leave and penalties for missing work. Thus far, these two are...
  • Biden shows support for unions, touts legislative victories at Wisconsin labor event

    09/05/2022 5:26:04 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    The hill ^ | 09/05/2022 | Caroline Vakil
    President Biden expressed his support for labor unions and boasted about Democratic legislative victories during a Wisconsin labor event just two months ahead of the November midterms. Speaking at Milwaukee Laborfest, the president said Labor Day is “a special day to me as well because the fact of the matter here is I wouldn’t be here without unions! Unions. Electricians, iron workers … teamsters, laborers, bricklayers, transit workers, plumbers and pipefitters, steel workers.”

    02/12/2022 9:42:38 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 157 replies ^ | 2/12/2022
    (WASHINGTON) – The following is the official statement of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa regarding the ongoing blockade by the Freedom Convoy protest at the United States-Canada border. “The Teamsters Union denounces the ongoing Freedom Convoy protest at the Canadian border that continues to hurt workers and negatively impact our economy. The livelihood of working Americans and Canadians in the automotive, agricultural, and manufacturing sectors is threatened by this blockade. “Our economy is growing under the Biden Administration, and this disruption in international trade threatens to derail the gains we have made. Our members are some of the hardest workers...
  • 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,...
  • Terminated Seattle firefighters turn in their boots

    10/20/2021 8:08:01 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 23 replies
    KIRO Radio 97.3 FM ^ | Oct 19, 2021 | DORI MONSON
    Seattle firefighters who lost their jobs over the COVID vaccine mandate dropped off their boots, said a prayer with their families, and cooked breakfast for the homeless in Occidental Park on Tuesday. On Monday, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan had indicated that the Seattle Fire Department reported 91% of its employees vaccinated against COVID-19, and 6% were allowed a religious or medical exemption. Seattle firefighter Andrew Pittman, who hasn’t been terminated, but doesn’t expect to be accommodated, was among those who left his boots and walked to the park. He told the Dori Monson Show he estimates about 100 firefighters will...
  • George P. Bush: I'm proud to receive @BPUnion 's endorsement

    09/06/2021 9:50:36 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    George P. Bush Twitter ^ | 9/4/21 | George P. Bush
    Jeb Bush RetweetedI'm proud to receive @BPUnion's endorsement. Our borders pose the most critical homeland homeland security threat our state faces due to illegal drug smuggling and human trafficking. As Texas Attorney General, I will fight to secure and protect our border.— George P. Bush (@georgepbush) September 4, 2021
  • NYC cancels $900M deferred payout to teachers, cites financial crisis

    10/09/2020 6:36:12 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 25 replies
    NYPost ^ | 10-8-20 | Julia Marsh and Vincent Barone
    The de Blasio administration has canceled a long-scheduled $900 million deferred compensation payout to current and former teachers, citing the coronavirus-induced financial crisis. The payout due this month — the last in the series of five stemming from union negotiations between 2009 and 2011 — was called off as the city attempts to limit the number of administration-wide layoffs, First Deputy Mayor Dean Fuleihan wrote to the teachers union Thursday. “It is the city’s desire to avoid the necessity for layoffs, and to make a retroactive payment at this time would therefore be fiscally irresponsible,” Fuleihan wrote in a letter...
  • How billboards warning motorists of I-80 bridge safety concerns created one of 2019′s biggest stories

    12/30/2019 5:22:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | December 29, 2019 | Ted Slowik
    Will County billboards that warned motorists about bridges stoked public-safety fears and helped convince state lawmakers of the need to approve a $45 billion infrastructure plan. The billboards and their impact arguably deserve to rank among the top political stories of the year, if not the decade. Construction unions paid to display the messages “Cross bridge at your own risk” and “Bridge ahead in critical condition” on electronic billboards near Interstate 80 bridges over the Des Plaines River in Joliet. The billboards heightened motorists’ fears about crumbling infrastructure and generated bipartisan support for the $45 billion Rebuild Illinois program. Marc...
  • Union Labor’s Profanity Protection

    11/20/2019 7:52:53 PM PST · by karpov · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 20, 2019
    Union workers can say a lot while under the protection of American labor law. For example: “Go back to Africa, you bunch of —ing losers!” That was only one of the racial epithets shouted in 2012 by picketing Ohio tire workers at a group of replacement employees, many of them black. When the tire company fired one offender, its decision was overturned by an administrative judge. That ruling was upheld by the National Labor Relations Board in a 2016 decision, Cooper Tire . These kinds of precedents, employers say, put them in a bind between labor law and workplace standards—even...
  • UPU decision: USPS to self-declare international rates in 2020

    09/28/2019 9:21:02 AM PDT · by Stalwart · 18 replies
    USPS ^ | Sept. 25 2019 | US Postal Service
    The Universal Postal Union’s member nations agreed Sept. 25 to improve its payment system for the international exchange of Letter Post Packets. The international organization, also known as the UPU, has established a system that determines the amount a country will be paid for delivering international Letter Post products that originate in another country. This system is known as “terminal dues.” This week in Geneva, UPU members held a special meeting — known as an Extraordinary Congress — to discuss the current terminal dues system as it applies to Letter Post small packets that contain goods. The meeting provided an...
  • Union Workers Vote to Authorize Strikes While Negotiating with GM

    09/04/2019 7:16:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/03/2019 | John Binder
    Union auto workers voted, by a large majority, to authorize strikes while the United Auto Workers (UAW) union negotiates contracts with General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and Fiat Chrysler. UAW members voted about 96 percent to allow union workers to strike while UAW leaders negotiate contracts with GM, Ford, and Chrysler — a vote that merely authorizes strikes and does not indicate that strikes will be held. UAW President Gary Jones said in a statement:
  • On Labor Day Remembering Union Violence In America

    09/01/2019 8:20:42 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Lid Blog ^ | Sep 1, 2019 | Jeff Dunetz
    Something usually not discussed on Labor Day weekend is the violence and thuggery which has always been part of the union movement. And it still happens. The history of the labor movement in the U.S. is littered with extremists who use violence to get their way. At the beginning of the union movement, the violence was outer-directed; toward the government, management, or the police who were using violence themselves to destroy the labor movement. As the movement matured, the abuse became directed inward, targeted towards keeping the rank and file “in line,” going after replacement workers, or sabotaging the particular...
  • Bernie Sanders calls for doubling union membership, scrapping ‘right to work’ laws

    08/21/2019 10:11:12 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/21/2019 | Paul Steinhauser |
    Sanders, who is making his second straight bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, vowed “that war will come to an end when I am president. If we are serious about rebuilding the middle class in America, we have got to rebuild, strengthen and expand the trade union movement in America.” Sanders said if elected, he would aim to double union membership by the end of his first term in the White House in January 2025. His plan also calls for ending so-called "right to work" laws favored by Republicans and decried by organized labor for weakening a union’s ability to...
  • Congress must save pensions for 1.3M retirees: Fmr. House Speaker John Boehner

    07/21/2019 3:57:54 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 86 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 07/18/19 | Henry Fernandez
    Former House Speaker John Boehner and former Rep. Joe Crowley are joining forces in a bipartisan effort to combat a looming pension crisis affecting nearly 1.3 million American retirees Opens a New Window. Boehner, the Ohio Republican who retired in 2015, is part of the Retirement Security Coalition, a leading force that is raising awareness to the underfunded multiemployer benefit plans. “The job Joe and I have taken on is to try to elevate the seriousness of this problem," he told FOX Business’ Neil Cavuto Opens a New Window. on Thursday. "And Congress really does in fact need to act."...
  • NLRB allows employers to give unions the boot

    07/11/2019 8:35:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot ^ | July 11, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    There’s been a significant policy change at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and it’s one that’s been in the works for a while. In the future, when workers grow dissatisfied with their union at their place of employment, the employer, within ninety days of the end of a contract, will be able to suspend bargaining and announce that the union will be ousted at the end of their current contract. The rights of the workers to unionize will still be recognized, but a new election will need to be held to reestablish the union or bring in a different...
  • Democrats favor more access to capital for black businesses

    06/15/2019 3:53:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 15, 2019 | Meg Kinnard
    Four Democrats vying for their party’s presidential nomination honed in on the economic concerns of the black community during a forum Saturday in South Carolina, a state where nonwhite voters will play a major role in next year’s primary election. Appearing on stage one at a time, Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke all stressed the need to increase access to capital for black business owners as part of a broader effort to address wealth inequality. Warren expounded on what she’s called...