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  • Film, TV production to resume as Hollywood unions announce pandemic agreement

    09/22/2020 11:33:13 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    AP ^ | 09 22 2020 | Staff
    Hollywood’s unions have announced that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of stagnant sets and widespread unemployment. The Directors Guild of America, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Basic Crafts unions and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists on Monday jointly announced the deal reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers after months of planning and negotiating. The deal includes mandatory and comprehensive use of personal...
  • LA County's public health director says what we suspected about the lockdown

    09/12/2020 6:39:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 11, 2020 | Andrea Widburg
    A Democrat bureaucrat finally said what we all have known to be the truth: the Wuhan virus limitations that Democrat politicians and bureaucrats have imposed on Americans will go away after the election because that was the plan all along. As 2019 ended, the Democrats knew that Trump was cruising to re-election. He'd kept his base because he kept his promises about the wall, trade deals, the military, abortion, and our Second Amendment rights. Best of all, he'd supercharged the economy with tax and regulation cuts. The surging economy enticed other Americans who had not voted for Trump in 2016...
  • Joe Biden threatens ‘personal price’ if business leaders oppose attempts to unionize

    09/08/2020 1:00:33 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 64 replies
    nypost ^ | 09/07/2020 | Steven Nelson
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Monday threatened to impose “a personal price” on business leaders if they resist attempts to unionize during his presidency. Biden made the threat as he vowed to be the most pro-union president in history during a Labor Day webstream with AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka. “I’m going to hold company executives personally liable for interfering with workers who are attempting to unionize. It’s not enough just to have their corporations pay a fine. If they’re part of the problem, they are going to pay a personal price,” Biden said.
  • Joe Biden threatens ‘personal price’ if business leaders oppose attempts to unionize

    09/08/2020 5:06:43 AM PDT · by karpov · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 7, 2020 | Steven Nelson
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Monday threatened to impose “a personal price” on business leaders if they resist attempts to unionize during his presidency. Biden made the threat as he vowed to be the most pro-union president in history during a Labor Day webstream with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. “I’m going to hold company executives personally liable for interfering with workers who are attempting to unionize. It’s not enough just to have their corporations pay a fine. If they’re part of the problem, they are going to pay a personal price,” Biden said. “I’m going to be the strongest...
  • Unions threaten work stoppages amid calls for racial justice

    09/05/2020 12:36:43 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 69 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 5, 2020 | Aaron Morrison
    NEW YORK (AP) — Ahead of Labor Day, unions representing millions across several working-class sectors are threatening to authorize work stoppages in support of the Black Lives Matter movement amid calls for concrete measures that address racial injustice. In a statement first shared with The Associated Press, labor leaders who represent teachers, autoworkers, truck drivers and clerical staff, among others, signaled a willingness Friday to escalate protest tactics to force local and federal lawmakers to take action on policing reform and systemic racism. They said the walkouts, if they were to move forward with them, would last for as long...
  • Teachers’ Union Won’t Go Back to School -- But Will Go to Sharpton’s 50,000 March

    09/03/2020 10:35:21 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 24 replies
    FPM ^ | 9/3/20 | Daniel Greenfield
    The American Federation of Teachers union boss Randi Weingarten claimed at the union's annual convention that teachers were so terrified of going back to school that they were "quitting in droves" and "making their wills". The AFT threatened that its members would go on strike if they were expected to go back to actually doing their jobs and teaching in a classroom. In New York City, the United Federation of Teachers, which is affiliated with the AFT, marched with cardboard coffins and fake body bags. Some union teachers wore skeleton t-shirts. A Halloween skeleton attached to a garbage bag held...
  • It’s union power, not safety issues, that’s determining which US schools reopen this fall

    09/03/2020 2:50:43 AM PDT · by karpov · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 2, 2020 | Corey DeAngelis and Christos Makridis
    It’s back-to-school season, but millions of students won’t be going back to the classroom. Teachers are fighting tooth and nail to prevent reopening public schools for in-person learning — in the name of safety. Yet our just-released study suggests that these reopening decisions have more to do with influence from teachers’ unions than safety concerns. In New York City, the Department of Education’s proposal to offer families a hybrid of part-time in-person instruction and remote learning starting Sept. 10 met with fierce opposition. Teachers’ groups poured into the streets to protest the plan, including with props such as fake body...
  • NY is hemorrhaging cash — but de Blasio, Cuomo, unions refuse to face reality

    08/30/2020 6:03:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 29, 2020 | Post Editorial Board
    Mayor de Blasio is set to send out layoff notices Monday, but trimming the city workforce won’t come close to addressing the ginormous fiscal and economic challenges ahead. Consider the July jobless figures out last week: 15.9 percent statewide, 20 percent (one of five workers) in the city. In The Bronx, 25 percent were jobless, a rate last seen during the Great Depression. New York’s numbers are far worse than those for the nation, which saw only 10.2 percent of employees off the job. And don’t blame it all on COVID: Last week, the state was posting the third-lowest number...
  • Battle over COVID-19 school openings goes to the courts

    08/30/2020 8:47:57 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | John Kruzel | John Kruzel
    Teachers unions are waging court fights across the country aimed at unwinding what they say are unsafe and politically motivated timetables for reopening schools that risk exposing personnel to the coronavirus pandemic. State officials eager to ramp up brick-and-mortar school buildings are facing lawsuits from Florida to Texas to Iowa over reopening plans as well as access to the COVID-19 infection data needed to monitor the rate of spread within school communities. At the same time, lawsuits are flying from the opposition direction: Parents in several states including New York, Massachusetts and Oregon, dissatisfied with web-based teaching alternatives, are suing...
  • Former International UAW President Charged With Conspiring to Embezzle Union Funds

    08/29/2020 2:05:16 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 13 replies ^ | August 27, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Michigan
    Dennis Williams, the former President of the international United Auto Workers union, was charged today in a Criminal Information with conspiring with other UAW officials to embezzle UAW funds announced U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider.Joining in the announcement were Irene Lindow, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Labor – Office of Inspector General, Steven M. D’Antuono, Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit, Michigan office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sarah Kull, Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit, Michigan office of the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations, and Thomas Murray, District Director, U.S. Department...
  • ‘It’s So Hateful’: UTLA In Hot Water After Posting Photo Of Board Member Wearing ‘Blue Lives Murder’ Shirt

    08/28/2020 10:09:02 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    CBSLA ^ | August 27, 2020 | CBSLA Staff
    United Teachers Los Angeles, the union that represents Los Angeles Unified School District teachers, was facing backlash Thursday night after a photo posted to Instagram showed a board member wearing a shirt that said, “Blue Lives Murder.”
  • UFCW Playing Politics Rather Than Representing Grocery Workers

    08/27/2020 10:54:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | August 27, 2020 | Timothy Lee
    Union membership has steadily plunged in recent decades, with understandable reason.  Everyday workers increasingly question whether union leaders, secure in their own well-paid positions, prioritize political activism and needless confrontation at the expense of worker well-being. Now, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) provides the latest egregious example to fuel that suspicion.  UFCW leaders have made their priorities clear in the lead-up to the election this November, and the best interest of their 1.3 million members doesn’t rank anywhere near the top.  Instead, the UFCW considers the pandemic an opportunity to promote a...
  • A.G. Barr on 'Public Education:' 'That's a Racist System Maintained by the Democratic Party and the Teachers Union'

    08/23/2020 10:21:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 21, 2020 | Michael W. Chapman
    If you want to find "systemic racism" in America, then look no further than the public schooling system, which is "maintained by the Democrat Party and the teachers' unions," said Attorney General William P. Barr. The entire system keeps "inner-city kids in failing schools ... The racism in this country, look no further than our public education system... That's a racist system, maintained by the Democrat Party and the teachers union... keeping inner-city kids in failing schools, instead of putting the resources in the hands of the parents to choose the schools to send their kids to. That's empowering kids......
  • ‘Public Servants Show Up And Serve People’: De Blasio Insists on Reopening NYC Schools Despite Pushback from Teachers Union

    08/20/2020 1:08:05 PM PDT · by karpov · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | August 20, 2020 | Zachary Evans
    New York mayor Bill de Blasio insisted on Thursday that the city was prepared to reopen its public school district, one day after the city’s largest teachers union threatened to strike if its demands regarding the reopening were not met. Educators “know kids are suffering right now. They need support, they need what educators can give them, they need positive adult role models and counselors….They need that desperately,” de Blasio said at a press conference. “It cannot be done the same way remotely even slightly.” The mayor continued, “We may be talking about a whole school year we don’t have...
  • Uber, Lyft prepare to shut down California rides service on Friday (UBERPOCAPLYSE)

    08/20/2020 11:43:22 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    Reuter’s via Autoblog ^ | 8-20-2020 | Rueters
    Uber and Lyft are preparing to suspend their ride-hailing services in California beginning on Friday morning unless an appeals court rules at the last minute they cannot be forced to treat their drivers as employees, rather than independent contractors. Lyft in a blog post on Thursday said it would suspend its California operations at midnight. Uber in a blog post said it would have to temporarily shut down unless the appeals court intervenes.
  • Would a President Biden mean the death of freelancing?

    08/20/2020 9:52:41 AM PDT · by karpov · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2020 | Gene Marks
    My company uses a lot of independent contractors. I have employees but, given the nature of the work my firm does (short term projects), it makes more sense for me to hire specialists to perform certain tasks rather than bring on a new employee. I have been using essentially the same group of independent contractors for the past 10 years. Some of them work as little as 10 hours a month, others as much as 30 hours a week depending on the jobs we have. Clearly, I'm not the only small business doing this. Sites like UpWork, Fiverr, Guru and...
  • Why Democrats Have Started To Cave On Reopening Schools

    08/11/2020 7:25:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/11/2020 | Joy Pullmann
    Prominent Democrat politicians have started making huge concessions on reopening schools. Back in May, Democrats pounced after President Trump supported reopening. Despite the data finding precisely the opposite, it quickly became the Democrat-media complex line that opening schools this fall would be preposterously dangerous to children and teachers.In July, when New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a plan to put the city’s 1.1 million school kids back in schools half the week and “online learning” the rest of the week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo picked a public fight with him, saying, “If anybody sat here today...
  • Public Schoolteacher Complains Home Learning Will Interfere With Trans, Race, And Gay Propaganda

    08/11/2020 7:53:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies ^ | August 10, 2020 | Natalie Winters
    A Pennsylvania public school teacher has complained that at-home instruction would impinge on teachers’ abilities to “destabilize a kid’s racism or homophobia or transphobia” and host discussions about racism, sexuality, and gender. The coronavirus-fueled transition to online learning has shifted the domain for pushing far-left propaganda on American students from classrooms to homes, and some teachers – specifically Matthew Kay of Philadelphia’s Science Leadership Academy – are frustrated the shift will complicate their ability to spew their radical beliefs. Kay took to Twitter to explain how the prospect of parents listening to class discussion could “damage” conversations about race, gender,...
  • Teachers bring coffins, guillotine while protesting NYC schools reopening plan

    08/06/2020 2:59:01 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 92 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 3, 2020 | Elizabeth Rosner and Tamar Lapin
    They get an A+ for creativity. Teachers brought along visual aids, including handmade coffins and a guillotine, while protesting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s schools reopening plan in Lower Manhattan on Monday afternoon. About 200 protesters — many of them educators, parents and students — marched from the United Federation of Teachers headquarters to the NYC Department of Education offices near Foley Square. “We demand safe schools,” they chanted. The crafty group lugged a DIY yellow guillotine, with “DOE” painted on the blade and “US” written where the head would go. They also carried at least two boxes designed to look...
  • If Teachers Unions Really Cared About Kids, They’d Be Demanding Schools Open

    08/06/2020 1:25:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 6, 2020 | Paula Rinehart
    Politicizing public school instruction marks a disturbing new development that jeopardizes the welfare of kids. Our children need to go to school. Like many places around the country, this has been a hot, lonely summer for kids in North Carolina. The governor shut down playgrounds, pools, and camp, nearly every activity that means summer to a child. But, hey, school was just around the corner — or so we hoped.Even with the prospect of staggered entry and wearing masks, at least kids could look forward to a live teacher in a real classroom with actual books. No longer would they...