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  • Yellen calls for level playing field for US workers and firms during China visit

    04/05/2024 6:47:09 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04.05.2024 | AP
    US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen called on China on Friday to address manufacturing overcapacity that she said could cause global economic dislocation and to create a level-playing field for American companies and workers. Starting a five-day visit to China in one of the country’s major industrial and export hubs, she said she would raise industrial overcapacity and what the US considers to be unfair Chinese trade practices during what will likely be tough talks with senior China officials. “There are a broad swath of economic interactions” between the US and China “that should remain uncontroversial,” she said at an event...
  • Biden Visits Baltimore as Left and CEOs Use Bridge’s Fatalities to Demand More Migrant Workers

    04/05/2024 5:49:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    Breibart ^ | 04/05/2024 | NEIL MUNRO
    President Joe Biden visits Baltimore on Friday following the deadly bridge disaster on March 26, as investors and left-wingers jointly use the tragic deaths of six migrant workers to demand legalization for low-wage migrants. The illegal migrants “that have been working, contributing, paying taxes here for decades deserve the dignity of a legal work permit,” Rebecca Shi, executive director of the American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC), told a press conference on April 3. “Given the tragedy on the Key Bridge, this is more urgent and necessary than ever,” she said, according to a report by
  • Tennessee Volkswagen workers ask for UAW representation vote

    03/18/2024 1:10:58 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/18/2024 | NICK ROBERTSON
    Workers at a Volkswagen manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., filed a petition for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board, the UAW announced Tuesday. The move could make the Tennessee plant the first to join the UAW since the union earned pay raises and benefit increases for its members in a strike against the “Big Three” automakers last year. “I come from a UAW family, so I’ve seen how having our union enables us to make life better on the job and off,” plant employee Yolanda Peoples said in a statement. “We are a positive force in the...
  • 10,000 foreign workers to arrive by June to save construction industry

    03/17/2024 6:28:29 AM PDT · by Texan4Life · 25 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 17 March 2024 | Yosi Dayan
    By the end of June, more than 10,000 foreign workers from India will be employed in Israel, and at the same time, the process of absorbing about 10,000 foreign workers from other countries such as Georgia, Sri Lanka, Azerbaijan, and more will begin. The arrival of foreign workers will save the construction industry, which is currently in collapse, and most of the construction sites are closed. The trend is to bring about 40,000 more workers to Israel to complete a quota of 65,000 foreign workers because Palestinian workers who worked in the construction industry no longer come to work in...
  • America's tax refund shock: Average worker to receive 29% LESS this year from the IRS - so how much should you expect?

    02/15/2024 11:54:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/16/24 | Dolores Chang
    Millions of Americans awaiting their refund checks could be disappointed, as early data shows that average workers are receiving 29 percent less in tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) this year. The average refund check through February 2 is worth $1,395, according to statistics published by the IRS on Thursday. This amount is significantly less compared to the $1,963 received on average last year. Despite the noticeable reduction in the average refund issued this year so far, the IRS does not appear alarmed, noting that the average refund amount is likely to change in the coming months. The...
  • 70 current and ex-NYCHA workers cuffed in historic, decade-long $2M bribery and extortion bust

    02/06/2024 11:21:15 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/06/2024 | Craig McCarthy , Ben Kochman , Nolan Hicks
    Seventy current and former NYCHA workers were busted Tuesday in a 10-year, $2 million pay-to-play corruption scheme involving the largest number of federal bribery charges brought in a single day in Department of Justice history. The avalanche of bribery and extortion crimes occurred in about a third of the 335 developments in the New York Housing Authority — the country’s biggest public housing agency — when the suspects demanded cash in exchange for lucrative construction, maintenance and no-bid contracts, officials said. The defendants, all of whom were working for NYCHA at the time, sought between 10% and 20% of the...
  • Biden meets with union workers in Las Vegas

    02/05/2024 1:29:46 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/05/2024 | BRETT SAMUELS
    President Biden on Monday met with union workers in Las Vegas, seeking to bolster his support with a key constituency on the eve of the state’s primary and ahead of the general election. Biden spoke to members of the Culinary Workers Union at the Vdara Hotel, shaking hands and taking photos. His visit came after the union, which represents hospitality workers in Las Vegas, reached an agreement with several hotel-casinos in the city to avert a potential walkout. “Wall Street did not build America. The middle class built America. Unions built the middle class. There would be no middle class...
  • UAW President: ‘A Great Majority’ of Union Workers ‘Will Not Vote’ for Biden

    01/25/2024 1:47:39 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/25/2024 | JOHN BINDER
    United Auto Workers (UAW) President Shawn Fain said “a great majority” of American union workers in the auto industry “will not vote for” President Joe Biden against presumptive Republican presidential nominee former President Donald Trump. “Look, let me be clear about this. A great majority of our members will not vote for President Biden. Yes, some will. But that’s the reality of this,” Fain told Neil Cavuto: The majority of our members are going to vote with their paychecks, they’re going to vote for an economy that works for them, they’re going to vote for a president — when you...
  • St. Louis backs off mask mandate for city workers

    01/05/2024 2:03:40 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    stltoday ^ | 01/05/2024 | Austin Huguelet
    ST. LOUIS — City Hall ended a renewed mask mandate for city workers Friday afternoon, just hours after putting it into place. City spokesman Nick Dunne said in a press release that the health department now just "strongly recommends" employees mask up indoors, citing a recent rise in reports of respiratory illnesses in the region. The turnabout followed confusion about the numbers the health department cited to support the mandate, predictable outrage from conservative talk radio, and a lukewarm reception from employees at City Hall, some of whom noted that visitors weren’t required to mask up as well.
  • City of Strikes: Eiffel Tower Shut to Tourists as Workers Walk Off Job

    12/27/2023 8:42:04 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/27/2023 | BREITBART LONDON
    PARIS (AP) – The Eiffel Tower was closed to visitors Wednesday because of a strike over contract negotiations timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the death of its creator, Gustave Eiffel. One of the world’s most-visited sites, the Eiffel Tower is typically open 365 days a year – though it is occasionally affected by strikes – and is expected to play a central role in the 2024 Paris Olympics. Some tourists were visibly dismayed upon seeing a big sign beneath its iron façade announcing the closure in multiple languages, and apologizing for the inconvenience. Others took photos anyway,...
  • Amazon workers strike in multiple countries on Black Friday

    11/24/2023 8:43:23 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/24/2023 | BRAD DRESS
    Amazon workers in multiple countries went on strike for Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, to protest the e-commerce giant’s labor practices. The strike is organized by the UNI Global Union, which represents workers around the world and said it has mobilized workers from more than 30 countries, including Italy, Germany and the U.S., to speak out against Amazon’s treatment of employees.
  • Nikki Haley: Let CEOs Import Workers and Graduates They ‘Need’

    11/11/2023 6:07:27 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 141 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/11/2023 | Neil Munro
    American CEOs should be allowed to import all the foreign workers they say they “need,” Nikki Haley told supporters at a New Hampshire campaign stop. “So for too long, Republican and Democrat presidents dealt with immigration based on a [annual] quota,” she told the roomful of supporters:
  • Day care workers encouraged toddlers to fight each other, South Carolina deputies say

    11/11/2023 3:16:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    WTHR ^ | 11/10/23 | Walker Lawson
    NEWBERRY, S.C. - Two childcare workers have been arrested after the Newberry County Sheriff's Office said they allowed children to beat up other children at a daycare facility. Both employees have been fired from their jobs and turned themselves on multiple charges on Thursday morning at the Newberry County Detention Center. The allegations of child abuse and neglect happened at Kids Unlimited of Prosperity, where the two women worked. Sheriff Lee Foster said the daycare reported the issue to law enforcement and has been fully cooperating. “I have no idea what the two daycare workers were thinking of that was...
  • LinkedIn laying off more than 660 workers

    10/16/2023 10:42:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/2023 | JULIA SHAPERO
    LinkedIn is laying off more than 660 workers across its engineering, product, talent and finance teams, the employment-focused social media site announced Monday. “Talent changes are a difficult, but necessary and regular part of managing our business,” the company said in a news release. This marks LinkedIn’s second round of major layoffs this year, after it announced its plans to cut more than 700 jobs in May amid efforts to make “changes to our Global Business Organization (GBO) and our China strategy.” In a Monday email to employees, which was obtained by Insider, LinkedIn executives said the latest round of...
  • Las Vegas workers authorize strike against hotels, casinos

    09/27/2023 9:21:48 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/27/2023 | NICK ROBERTSON
    The Culinary Workers Union in Las Vegas, the largest union in Nevada, voted to authorize a strike against major casinos on Tuesday if contract disputes continue. The Culinary Union represents over 60,000 hospitality workers in Las Vegas and is one of Nevada’s strongest political forces. Over 95 percent of workers voted to authorize a strike Tuesday, the union announced. Over 40,000 members are currently working without a contract as the union seeks better pay, benefits and working conditions in negotiations with top casino companies including MGM International, Wynn and Caesars Entertainment.
  • Biden strikes with UAW workers: ‘You deserve a hell of a lot more’

    09/26/2023 10:50:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/26/2023 | ALEX GANGITANO
    President Biden made an unprecedented stop Tuesday, joining the picket line with striking autoworkers and marking the first time a sitting president has done so. The president stood in solidarity with United Auto Workers (UAW) at a General Motors facility in Van Buren Township, Mich., and spoke to the group via bullhorn alongside union President Shawn Fain. “Wall Street didn’t build the country. The middle class built the country. Unions built the middle class,” Biden, wearing a baseball cap and quarter-zip sweater, told the striking workers. “Let’s keep going; you deserve what you’ve earned, and you deserve a hell of...
  • UAW strike latest: GM sends 2,000 workers home in Kansas

    09/20/2023 5:27:50 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Npr ^ | 09/20/2023 | Camila Domonoske
    General Motors has temporarily laid off most of the approximately 2,000 unionized workers at its Fairfax assembly plant in Kansas as a result of the ongoing UAW strikes. The move, which GM had warned was coming last week, is the largest ripple effect so far from the United Auto Workers' historic strike against all three Detroit automakers as the union demands a new contract that offers substantially better wages and benefits. But automakers have warned a strike threatens to make them uncompetitive against rivals, especially as the companies spend billions of dollars to transition to electric vehicles.
  • Ford: 600 Michigan Workers Temporarily Laid Off as UAW Strikes Ramp Up

    09/16/2023 11:27:33 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/16/2023 | Amy Furr
    A large batch of Ford workers at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne have been temporarily laid off as the company endures the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike. The company said Friday the number of workers was approximately 600, WWMT reported Friday. The workers affected are from the body construction department and the south sub-assembly area of integrated stamping, the outlet noted.
  • NBC’s Cheung: Auto Workers Want to Get as Much as They Can Because ‘We’re Not Past High Inflation

    09/16/2023 10:23:05 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/16/2023 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” NBC News Business and Data Reporter Brian Cheung stated that auto workers are pushing for higher wages in part due to the massive inflation in recent years, but also because they “want to make sure that they can extract as much now, given the fact that we’re not past high inflation.” Host Andrea Mitchell said, “[L]et’s talk about the backdrop here: The workers gave up a huge amount in salary and pension benefits back when there was the government bailout. The auto industry was going bankrupt and the White House stepped in...
  • CNN’s Tapper to Ford CEO Farley: You Have Given Yourself Huge Raises, Why Can’t Workers Share in the Profits?

    09/14/2023 6:20:48 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/14/2023 | Pam Key
    Thursday on CNN’s “The Lead,” anchor Jake Tapper asked Ford CEO Jim Farley why, after CEOs got large raises, they can’t “share the profits” with the workers to avoid a strike. Tapper said, “I just interviewed Shawn, the head of the UAW, the other day, and I wanted to pass on a question based on something he’d told me the other day, which is over the last four years, each of the big three car manufacturer CEOs in addition to their multi-million dollar salaries, they received on average a 40% pay increase. So why are the auto workers wanting a...