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  • [Catholic Caucus] Accused Fresno Priest Sues Roman Catholic Faithful

    08/19/2019 5:19:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 19, 2019 | Bradley Eli
    [Catholic Caucus] Accused Fresno Priest Sues Roman Catholic Faithful Stephen Brady: 'I'm looking forward to the discovery process' FRESNO, Calif. ( - A California priest facing multiple allegations of homosexual abuse is suing a decades-old Catholic watchdog group Roman Catholic Faithful (RCF). On Friday, RCF and its president, Stephen Brady, were served with a lawsuit from Msgr. Craig Harrison, a priest of the troubled diocese of Fresno, California.  A statement by RCF acknowledges that Harrison is seeking "unlimited" damages for Brady's "appearance at a press conference in Bakersfield" that addressed "allegations of sexual misconduct" made against Harrison. During the May conference, adds the statement, Brady "also discussed RCF's 2004 investigation of...
  • Fresno’s new idea to stop gang shootings: pay the shooter

    06/20/2019 6:24:47 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 25 replies
    After two days of budget hearings on Fresno Mayor Lee Brand’s proposals for fiscal year 2020, now the Fresno City Council has its turn to pitch funding proposals. The proposal, floated by Council member Miguel Arias, would fund $75,000 for “the administrative element” of a local version of the Advance Peace initiative.
  • Following Ocasio-Cortez video debacle, Fresno Grizzlies draw season’s biggest crowd

    06/02/2019 9:34:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | June 01, 2019 | Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado
    Although the Fresno Grizzlies lost two major sponsors this week over an inflammatory video showing an image of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a season record crowd turned out to their Friday night game.
  • Fresno, CA - Freep After Action Report

    04/15/2019 10:05:41 PM PDT · by bagster · 24 replies
    vanity | 4/15/19 | Bagster
    Special Edition04-15-19 ***After Action Report*** I just got back from the demonstration in Fresno, California. It wasn't a Free Republic event, but was sponsored by the local Tea Party and Free Republic was notified at the last minute, so Freeper attendence was small. I counted about 5-6 Freepers. I'd say the total attendance was 50-60 people total, maybe a bit more. There was a Tea Party board member with a sound system and microphone, a guy and his buddy from some web site that I forgot the name of and he was live-streaming the event somewhere on the internet....
  • O'Keefe Uncovers MASSIVE California Voter Fraud, DMV Abuse

    03/16/2019 1:13:53 PM PDT · by gaijin · 93 replies
    Charlie Kirk is spilling the beans on this. Apparently James O'Keefe at Project Veritas has plenty of video footage documenting all this. Voting abuse is rampant in California. Last year EVERY district in conservative Orange County turned blue. Need ANYONE wonder how, now..? No word on exactly when O'Keefe will release the video but look for it soon.
  • California student challenges her school district after she was banned from wearing her MAGA hat

    02/23/2019 10:12:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/22/19
    A California student is challenging her school district after they told her she was banned from wearing her red Make America Great Again hat on campus. Maddie Mueller, a senior at Clovis North High School in Fresno, is not afraid to share her political views with the world, and was shocked when school officials told her she's not allowed to wear the hat on campus on Wednesday. Now Maddie, an aspiring Congresswoman, is fighting back saying her First Amendment rights are being violated. 'How does being a patriot in trying to show pride in your country, how is that inappropriate?'...
  • Government Shutdown’s economic damage: US$1 billion a week

    01/10/2019 7:13:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Victoria Guida on on January 9, 2019. As US federal workers face the prospect of missed paycheques during the partial government shutdown, their financial reality is rippling out into the broader economy. The roughly 800,000 government employees who are either furloughed or working without pay will be forced to start slashing their consumer spending when paycheques don’t appear this week. Private-sector contractors and other workers tied to the government are already seeing damage from lost business. And a hit to the nation’s financial standing...
  • SEIU Urges President Obama To Keep Immigrant Families Together

    12/20/2016 11:35:34 AM PST · by mdittmar · 35 replies
    Service Employees International Union(SEIU) ^ | December 20, 2016 | Service Employees International Union
    SEIU Urges President Obama To Keep Immigrant Families Together in National Push to Use Presidential Pardon Dividing immigrant families is bad for our economy and communities, deportation could lead to increased exploitation of immigrant workers and drive down wages for all Washington. DC- Today, in a letter featured in the New York Times, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) joined a coalition of immigrant rights, labor and community organizations calling on President Obama to protect immigrant families by using his power to pardon immigrants who have committed minor infractions.  “Immigrants do the work that our families need and that drives...
  • National Right to Work Foundation Demands SEIU Refund $100 Million to CA State Workers

    07/21/2018 8:19:23 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    Breibart ^ | July 20, 2018
    The National Right to Work Foundation (NRTWF) is demanding the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) refund up to $100 million in union fees to California state workers. The move follows the Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME decision banning unions from automatically deducting fees from non-members’ paychecks. The NRTWF announced that the Janus decision strengthens its class-action suit, titled Hamidi et al. v. Service Employees Union International, Local 1000, filed on behalf of 40,000 California state employees. The lawsuit seeks refunds for non-union workers whose pay was seized by SEIU officials who have claimed since 2012 that only public workers who...

    04/22/2018 9:26:26 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    freebeacon ^ | April 22, 2018 | Bill McMorris
    Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains is fighting a unionization attempt from Service Employees International Union, despite the labor giant's emphatic support for the nation's largest abortion provider. In November the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the agency in charge of union elections and settling workplace disputes, granted SEIU Local 105's petition to hold an election for joining the union at several abortion clinics in Colorado. Planned Parenthood objected to the organization campaign and appealed to the Republican-controlled board. It disputed the fact that SEIU was attempting to organize a micro-unit and improperly excluded Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains...
  • Fifth SEIU Official Ousted After Being Accused of Sexual Assault

    11/21/2017 4:49:28 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    freebeacon ^ | November 20, 2017 | Alex Griswold
    Another official at the Service Employees International Union has been ousted following accusations of sexual assault. Pedro Malave was first fired from a local Boston-area SEIU chapter in 2014, only to be later rehired at two other local chapters in California, the labor website Payday Report reported last week. Politico‘s Morning Shift newsletter flagged the report on Monday and confirmed that the locals dismissed Malave after they learned of his past alleged conduct. In the summer of 2014, the Boston-area 32BJ SEIU Local 615 investigated Malave, then the assistant director, after a co-worker, Daria Alladio, accused him of sexual assault....
  • More SEIU leaders ousted after sexual harassment allegations

    11/05/2017 9:29:52 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 11/3/2017 | John Sexton
    While not on a par with what is happening in Hollywood, the SEIU has its own sexual harassment scandal going on. Buzzfeed reports that one union leader has been fired and another resigned after complaints about their interactions with female staffers..... More than a dozen current and former staffers interviewed by BuzzFeed News said complaints about top-level staff on the Fight for 15 were an open secret, and that complaints about abusive behavior by organizers who reported to top strategist Courtney led to no action. In October, the union suspended Courtney, following his marriage to a union employee. Sources said...
  • SEIU leader resigns amid investigation into alleged sexual misconduct, abuse

    10/23/2017 1:16:55 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 17 replies
    Becker's Hospital Reviews ^ | October 23, 2017 | Kelly Gooch
    Scott Courtney, an executive vice president at Service Employees International Union, has resigned, according to a statement Monday from SEIU spokesperson Sahar Wali. "This morning, President Mary Kay Henry accepted Scott Courtney's resignation as an elected officer and member of SEIU. This comes a week after she suspended him from his assigned duties based on preliminary information that surfaced through an internal investigation launched to look into questions about to potential violations of our union's anti-nepotism policy, efforts to evade our code of ethics and subsequent complaints related to sexual misconduct and abusive behavior towards union staff," the statement reads....
  • At Least 20% of SEIU’s Budget Went to Politics

    04/09/2017 8:41:16 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 22 replies
    freebeacon ^ | April 9, 2017 | Bill McMorris
    After spending big on Clinton, Obama, SEIU now facing steep budget cuts Labor giant Service Employees International Union spent $60 million on politics and lobbying as well as $19 million on the Fight for 15 movement in 2016, and now finds itself laying off headquarters staff. The union's federal filing to the Department of Labor reveal that it experienced marginal growth in 2016, adding about 15,000 members from 2015. However, that increase did not correlate with financial growth as revenue fell by $17 million, fueling a $10 million budget deficit. The union, which represents healthcare and public sector workers, spent...
  • Citing Threats Of Trump, SEIU To Slash Budget 30 Percent

    12/30/2016 8:23:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WBUR-FM ^ | December 30, 2016 | Simón Rios
    The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) — the second largest union operating in Massachusetts, with some 87,000 members in the state — is slashing its roughly $300 million national operating budget by 30 percent, citing the "threats" posed to organized labor by President-elect Trump. SEIU's international president told staff earlier this month that because the far right will control all three branches of the federal government, workers will face serious threats to their ability to join unions. SEIU local 32BJ is fighting for a $15 minimum wage and to unionize 1,500 workers at Logan Airport. 32BJ's Roxana Rivera said it’s...
  • SEIU plans 30 percent budget cut during Trump admin.

    12/28/2016 5:42:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 27, 2016 | Mallory Shelbourne
    The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is planning to cut 30 percent of its budget by Jan. 1, 2018, the end of President-elect Donald Trump's first year in office. “Because the far right will control all three branches of the federal government, we will face serious threats to the ability of working people to join together in unions,” President Mary Kay Henry wrote in an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg Businessweek.
  • SEIU Sues Its Own Members for Banquet Hall They Paid For

    12/19/2016 5:24:36 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/14/2016 | Derek Draplin
    A group of Service Employees International Union members who work for the Taylor school district is being sued by their union local over the ownership of a banquet hall. The lawsuit comes after the members petitioned to dissolve a decade-old merger between the SEIU’s Taylor and Lansing affiliates. The lawsuit asks for control of a banquet hall the Taylor union local owned before the 2005 merger. Because of the merger, SEIU Local 517M of Lansing is technically suing seven of its own members for ownership of the property. The Taylor hall was built using money collected from fundraisers, not union...
  • SEIU branch in Texas declares bankruptcy

    12/06/2016 6:53:33 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 12/6/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    After losing a lawsuit and facing a $7.8 million dollar judgment, Service Employees International Union Texas, alias SEIU District Five, has declared bankruptcy in order to escape the judgment. The plaintiff is going after the national union, as it should, so stand by lots more court appeals, But so far, the SEIU is losing at every step. Bill McMorris has an excellent account of the case and its background, at the Free Beacon. I recommend it. The bare bones of the story of this case paint a picture of a thuggish organization, in my opinion. It expanded into Texas by...
  • At union rally,Hoyer connects forcing feds to work without pay to slavery

    01/10/2019 7:24:47 PM PST · by mdittmar · 65 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 1/10/2019 | Niels Lesniewski
    As federal employees braced for their first missed paychecks starting Friday, tension over the government shutdown reached a fever pitch, with House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer equating forcing people to work without pay to slavery. Speaking Thursday to a rally of unionized federal employees and their supporters outside the AFL-CIO’s headquarters, the Maryland Democrat spoke of the “440,000 people that are being asked to work with no pay,” adding, “You know, back in the 1860s,they talked about working with no pay.”
  • SEIU puts Fresno court on notice of planned strike

    01/10/2019 7:17:31 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    fresno bee ^ | Jan 10, 2019 | BY YESENIA AMARO
    The Service Employees International Union Local 521 on Thursday put the Fresno County Superior Court on notice of its plan to strike beginning Tuesday over labor negotiations. SEIU sent a letter to Sheran Morton, court executive officer, making the court aware of the planned “Unfair Labor Practice strike.” SEIU couldn’t immediately be reached for comment late Thursday.