Skip to comments.Are Americans afforded political platforms during work to broadcast their political views?
Posted on 09/27/2017 10:33:15 AM PDT by dragnet2
Are Americans afforded national political platforms during work hours to broadcast their political views?
If millionaire ball players in the NFL and other sports are allowed to conduct nationally seen public protest/demonstrations during work, why are the rest of Americans barred from doing this during working hours?
And it's not even disputable, their actions clearly disrupted the work place for the NFL.
In fact, there are all kinds of guidelines and threats directed at regular middle American tax payers who dare to protest or demonstrate during working hours. And they get zero national TV coverage for their protests.
My advice would be for regular tax payers while at work, if you value your job, do not even think about doing what these super wealthy ball players are doing, regardless of what you're protesting. Keep your mouth shut.
That is how this needs to be handled, at work you work, at your leisure you protest. Kneel at work - fired or traded
Only if your employer allows it. Your employer has the inalienable right to fire you, if they tell you not to do it.
I was a GE Appliances technician for 32 years and knew if I made political statements in customers homes I would be fired.
The NFL approves of them doing this.
That’s the difference
I’m a federal employee and the answer is no.
Unless you were an Obama voter.
Then you got a free pass.
“Journalists” do, every minute of every day.
"TRUTH IS GREAT AND WILL PREVAIL"...
Uhhh - Right?
As it should be for federal employees.
But a private employer has the inalienable right to allow it or forbid it.
I am a USAF Civilian Employee and am “covered” by the Hatch “Act” and would be FIRED!
That is a key point. Most Americans would risk summary firing if they mounted a political protest in their workplace and commanded the attention of the customers and general public. And, as for the NFL, if the players can make political protests in the stadium, then what about the fans?
I have no 1st, 2nd, 4th amendment rights AT ALL where I work. Sheesh!!!!!
When exactly did artificial corporate-collective persons (AKA Created Things in Romans chapter 1)...
...become endowed with the inalienable rights bestowed by God upon His natural human creatures?
That’s up to the NFL owners. So far they don’t seem to mind.
Yes, if you are a Commie Prog anti American union government employee in California.
I have been making this point since this past weekend. If they want to protest, do it on their own time. Protesting their personal, and political dislikes is not included in their paychecks, nor I’m sure their contracts. I worked for NY State in uniform, and was forbidden to participate in any political events while I was in uniform, and on duty. If I had, I would have been brought up on departmental charges, and terminated.
I was severely reprimanded and barely escaped reeducation camp for refusing to “celebrate gay pride” where I worked. Ok, I took down a poster in the break room. I then complained they were promoting a hostile workplace, violating my religious principals, being offensive, etc., etc. Of course, being a Christian white man, none of these tenents of snowflakery apply to me. I am so glad I am retired now and can (and do) tell these people to FO.
"The Truth? I don't need to know the truth. I've got kids"
--A Middle Manager Marxpoodle.
After 35 years working for two major companies, I assure you, you keep your mouth shut on this stuff or you end up in a parking lot looking for the company care that disappeared with your job. They should FIRE THE SOBs!
Last year a Seattle-area HS teacher/football coach was fired for leading some of his players in a voluntary prayer after games. (He is suing.) He was not protesting anything, just praying, but local media supported his firing, the same media who support the NFL player protests.