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  • The Denver Post Is in Full-On Rebellion Against Its Hedge Fund Master

    05/08/2018 12:56:06 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    www.thedailybeast.com ^ | 05.08.18 5:09 AM ET | Carol McKinley Carol McKinley
    As employees from the paper protest against massive cuts to the newsroom and top editors resign, staffers tell The Daily Beast, ‘This is chaos.’ ==================================================================================== It seems odd that they’re fighting for the right to speak at a place called The Lipstick Building. Today, 150 journalists from the Denver Post, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and the Mercury News, and 49 other smaller papers who are accustomed to reporting the news will become the news, as they protest the owner of their papers in what some have called “a fight for their lives.” Alden Global Capital has been surprisingly silent...
  • Caltrans workers file grievance against dangers of clearing homeless encampments

    05/02/2018 2:03:03 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 26 replies
    KTVU ^ | 4/30/18 | Tom Vacar
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - Caltrans got notice and formal grievance from its highway maintenance workers that they are sick, tired and disgusted with homeless camp clean up. Caltrans finds itself between a rock and a hard place; between the homeless and its employees. Cleaning up homeless camps is often dangerous for the crews tasked with doing the work. Often the ground is a muddy, slippery, debris ridden stew of things that are exceedingly sharp or dangerous to touch, such as potentially toxic or biologically unsafe materials. "Feces and urine and feminine products and all kinds of things on the ground;...
  • Wells Fargo Rejects Union Demand to Act Against Gun Dealers

    05/01/2018 8:10:00 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 11 replies
    Zacks Equity Research ^ | 5/1/2018 | Not Given
    Troubles for Wells Fargo & Company (WFC - Free Report) seems to have no end. This time they come from a teacher’s union — The American Federation of Teachers (“AFT”) — demanding the bank to restrain itself from providing finance to gun dealers and the National Rifle Association (“NRA”). After the recent tragic incident at a high school that took lives of innocent students and educators, AFT’s President Randi Weingarten raised concerns over Wells Fargo’s connections with the gunmakers and NRA. In a release issued on Apr 7, the union disclosed plans to discontinue the Wells Fargo mortgage program offering...
  • School Districts Everywhere .. Taxpayers .. Fund Democrat Campaigns Nationwide

    04/27/2018 6:57:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 06, 2017 | Joy Overbeck
    In Douglas County, Colorado, the front line of the fight for school choice and vouchers on the SCOTUS level, Republican voters outnumber Democrats about two to one. Yet until recently, Republican taxpayers .. paying about $1.25 million a year to fund Democrats’ political campaigns. How so? Most of the district’s 4,300 plus teachers belonged to the local American Federation of Teachers (AFT) union, to which they paid about $1.25 million in dues annually, according to the union’s IRS filings. Since teachers’ salaries are paid by the county’s property tax payers, their dues come out of those salaries. So the $1.25...
  • GUEST COLUMN: The real story of teachers' walk-ins and outs ( Colorado: NEA unions )

    04/27/2018 5:40:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Gazette ^ | April 26, 2018 | Kim Monson
    What do the three pictured flags have in common? The first is the flag of the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). Estimates are that 40,000,000 to 60,000,000 people lost their lives under the rule of Stalin's iron fist. The third is the Chinese flag. Everyday hard-working people did not fare well in Mao's China either. Anywhere from 49,000,000 to 78,000,000 died under Mao's communist society. In the middle is the flyer that teachers' unions distributed to Colorado teachers with their Walk-Ins tool-kit encouraging Englewood's teachers to protest and walk out of class recently. Additionally, the teachers' unions are organizing...
  • Here’s Why Teachers Are Still Walking Out Despite $6000 Raises

    04/04/2018 7:53:12 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 93 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 2, 2018 | Kevin Whiteley
    Thousands of Oklahoma teachers walked out of school Monday and protested at the state capitol for higher salaries and increased funding. Oklahoma legislators approved a $6,100 raise for state teachers across the board in an attempt to evade the walk-out, but teachers proceeded with the protest, NBC News reported. “My niece sits on the floor in her middle school English class in Moore, Oklahoma, because they’re overloaded into the class and don’t have enough furniture,” Edmond Public Schools elementary teacher Carrie Akins told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “My son in ninth grade had to get an override on his...
  • Is It Time for California to Secede From the Union?

    03/09/2018 5:35:08 AM PST · by davikkm · 111 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    No, seriously, this is an important question. It’s like in a failing marriage: if things are beyond repair, after you’ve tried everything and nothing seem to work anymore, every day is exactly the same (nagging and fighting over any minute detail)and all that, it’s better for both spouses to go their separate ways, don’t you think? The marriage example in California’s case is pretty accurate, as the former Golden State is now boasting its open defiance against the law of of the land, in this case federal immigration laws. California’s defiant behavior finally determined that sleepy elf also known as...
  • Union for Broward Sheriff police force

    02/25/2018 6:45:25 PM PST · by Degaston · 11 replies
    What kind of service do we get from public employees when they belong to a Union?
  • White House mulls rollback of pro-union rule in federal contracts......

    02/14/2018 9:12:03 AM PST · by caww · 20 replies
    WAshington Examiner ^ | 2/13/2018 | by Sean Higgins
    At issue are “project labor agreements,” collective bargaining agreements unique to the construction industry that require companies to recognize unions and agree to their rules for a work project. Former President Barack Obama signed an executive order in 2009 encouraging federal agencies to require PLAs in contracts exceeding $25 million. Business lobbyists have been pushing the Trump administration to undo the rule. “We have had conversations with them on it and we think it is something that they are looking at,” Ben Brubeck, vice president of regulatory, labor, and state affairs for Associated Builders and Contractors, told the Washington Examiner.
  • What happened to the State of the Union address? [tr]

    01/30/2018 5:34:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 30, 2018 | Connor M. Ewing and Charles Zug
    On Tuesday night, President Trump delivers his State of the Union address, as have scores of presidents before him. But the performance likely won’t do what it was originally designed for: framing a productive debate between two branches of government about the nation’s direction. The State of the Union is in a state of decay, and has been since well before the age of Trump.
  • For me, tomorrow will be first State of Union in 9 years.

    01/29/2018 8:28:17 AM PST · by fishtank · 72 replies
    Here ^ | 1-29-18 | fishtank
    For me, tomorrow will be first State of Union in 9 years. I had no reason to watch the past 8 times.
  • Teacher who compared homosexuality to cancer has certificates suspended (NJ)

    01/07/2018 5:05:47 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 85 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | January 7, 2018 | Marissa Iati
    A former Union High School teacher who in 2011 called homosexuality a "perverted spirit" that "breeds like cancer" has agreed to a three-year suspension of her teaching certificates. The posts on Jenye "Viki" Knox's personal Facebook page eventually caused the special education teacher and faculty adviser to the school's Bible study group to resign. She later filed a federal lawsuit claiming school officials had violated her free speech and religious rights.
  • California Moves One Step Closer to Secession from the Union

    01/04/2018 6:44:16 AM PST · by davikkm · 65 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Starting with the first day of 2018, California officially became US’s first and largest sanctuary state, as a brand-new sweeping immigration law started producing effects on Monday, January 1st. The new law dubbed SB54 passed through the state’s legislature back in September. After DEM Governor Jerry Moonbeam Brown signed it into law in October, we can safely presume that California just took one step closer to secession from the Union, and we are not mincing words here. The problem with SB54 is that California’s police will no longer be allowed to participate in federal immigration enforcement actions, nor to ask...
  • Leftist teacher confronts student in tense political debate — student shuts her down with facts.

    11/06/2017 11:29:29 PM PST · by Djl3668 · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1116 | Chris Enloe
    “A highly charged political debate between a student and his teacher is garnering a lot of attention. The video captured 10 minutes of the confrontation, though the student said the debate lasted longer. What happened? The video begins as the Latino student and his teacher debate about police brutality in America. The student cites facts — that black-on-black crime is more prominent and police shoot more white people — but the teacher simply dismisses the argument by criticizing him. “You’re clearly a radical, a conservative,” the teacher says. As the debate goes on, the student says he obtains his statistics...
  • Boycott AMAZON on Thanksgiving Day

    11/05/2017 9:37:28 PM PST · by budj · 51 replies
    People who work at Amazon | 11/5/2017 | self
    Butthead bezos and the offices will be closed on Thanksgiving, celebrating with their families. The warehouses will all be open and fully staffed all day and night - no celebration for the working people.
  • Becoming a Steelworker Liberated Her. Then Her Job Moved to Mexico.

    10/15/2017 7:40:23 AM PDT · by Theoria · 51 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 14 Oct 2017 | Farah Stockman
    The man from Mexico followed a manager through the factory floor, past whirring exhaust fans, beeping forklifts, and drilling machines that whined against steel. Workers in safety glasses looked up and stared. Others looked away. Shannon Mulcahy felt her stomach lurch. It was December 2016. The Rexnord Corporation’s factory still churned out bearings as it always had. Trucks still dropped off steel pipes at the loading dock. Bill Stinnett, a die-hard Indiana Pacers fan, still cut them into pieces. The pieces still went to the “turning” department, where they were honed into rings as small as a bracelet or as...
  • NFL, Players Union Meet to Discuss and Strategize Social Activism

    10/03/2017 7:19:37 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 122 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | Oct 3, 2017 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    With great sadness, we must report that the rumors the NFL was going to seriously entertain having an “Activist Awareness” month. In which the league would celebrate the protests of anti-American players, are apparently true. The National Football League has met with the players union, the NFLPA, to discuss the national anthem protests that have become a almost a staple of pregame ceremonies across the league.
  • Ex-Flight Attendant Accuses Southwest, Union of Religious Discrimination

    10/02/2017 5:47:58 AM PDT · by ptsal · 10 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Oct 02, 2017 | Bill McMorris
    A veteran flight attendant at Southwest Airlines says she was fired from her job after speaking out about her faith and criticizing her union. Charlene Carter of Aurora, Colo., filed suit against the company and union in a Texas federal court. She said her employment was terminated after she expressed her religious beliefs regarding abortion in Facebook posts and messages to union president Audrey Stone.**snip** and activity in opposition to Local 556." Carter criticized the union for using employee dues to fly two dozen officials and flight attendants to attend January's Women's March protest.
  • Sanders Scare-Quotes ‘Enemy’ in Describing Soviet Union During Foreign Policy Speech

    09/21/2017 4:03:51 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | September 21th 2017 | Charles Fain Lehman
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dao2ocR_cAc Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) seemed to think Thursday that describing the Soviet Union as an "enemy" deserved scare quotes in a speech on foreign policy. Sanders delivered a speech on his vision of "progressive foreign policy" at Westminster College. "I was Mayor, as some of you may know, of the city of Burlington, Vermont, in the 1980s, and that was a time when the Soviet Union was our ‘enemy'," Sanders said, emphatically flexing his fingers to suggest his disagreement with the labeling. Sanders was elected mayor of Burlington running against the incumbent Democrat; while in office, he self-styled...
  • Two couples start a huge brawl in a Walmart while their kids try to stop it (GREAT VIDEO AT LINK)

    09/18/2017 11:05:54 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 82 replies
    A brawl was captured on video of two couples fighting in a New Jersey Walmart on Saturday while their young children look on in horror and try to stop the fight. The two sides appear to be a woman and man both wearing black tops versus another couple in red and burnt yellow shirts. As they beat on each other, two little girls can be seen trying to stop the chaos and hit on one of the women to stop while crying. A woman in a pink jacket steps in the middle of the brawl and screams at the parents...