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  • GM, UAW agree on tentative labor contract that could end a monthlong strike by 48,000 workers

    10/16/2019 9:28:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/16/2019 Published an hour ago Updated Moments Ago | Michael Wayland
    Key Points The deal is likely about two weeks away from being finalized. It still needs approval from local union leaders and GM’s 48,000 UAW members, who’ve been on strike since Sept. 16. The monthlong work stoppage is the UAW’s longest strike against GM since 1970. DETROIT — General Motors and union leaders have reached a tentative deal on a new labor contract that could end the United Auto Workers’ monthlong strike against the automaker, the UAW said Wednesday. Details of the proposed deal were not immediately available. However, the union’s roughly 48,000 members with GM are expected to receive...
  • Trump executive orders curtail union business on the taxpayer dime

    10/13/2019 10:05:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, October 11, 2019 | Trey Kovacs
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Imagine each working day, federal employees report for work but do not perform any governmental duties. Instead, they work for a private enterprise void of any public purpose — their union. Taxpayers pay for these employees’ wages, pensions and health care benefits. Taxpayers pay for office space, supplies and travel, too. Unfortunately, there is no need to imagine. It is a longstanding and wasteful practice, known as union official time. Generally, federal employees on official time perform union business such as negotiate contracts, file grievances, attend union conferences and even lobby Congress. The latest data from the Office of...
  • Police union endorses Trump for 2020 re-election

    10/09/2019 10:06:10 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies
    lawenforcementtoday.com ^ | September 22, 2019 | Ashley McMann
    Love him or hate him, President Donald Trump has stood with law enforcement officers, vowing to bring them back to a position of honor and respect.  A far cry from others who have created an environment that has allowed for the current war on our police to reach critical levels.If you take some time and wade through the many inaccurate news stories regarding the President, and tune out the news stations that are continuing to dredge up the same narratives, you will find one major positive consistent message- President Donald Trump loves and respects the men and women in law...
  • Organizers lay out Trump protest plans

    10/08/2019 8:13:37 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 44 replies
    KARE11.com ^ | 10/07/19 | John Croman
    MINNEAPOLIS — A wide spectrum of community organizations and labor unions have announced plans for protests outside of President Donald Trump's Minneapolis campaign rally Thursday. They're predicting that thousands will converge on the congested area around the Target Center starting at 5:30 p.m. that evening, in an effort to counter the message the president's supporters will be hearing indoors. "This group of people and all of the coalition have signed onto an agreement of making sure this rally and this protest is peaceful for everyone," Jaylani Hussein of the Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR, told reporters Monday. "We...
  • Stop & Shop Employees Win Settlement Against UFCW Officials for Labor Law Violations...

    10/08/2019 12:50:55 PM PDT · by matt04 · 7 replies
    Staff attorneys at the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation have won favorable settlements for Stop & Shop supermarket employees whose rights were violated by United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) officials before, during, and after the union boss-ordered strike on the grocery chain in April 2019. The extraordinary settlements were directed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region 1 in Boston. Two employees, Matthew Coffey and Saood Rafique, had been misled by union agents from the start of their respective employments into thinking that joining the UFCW was a condition of employment at Stop & Shop. Such...
  • Police Union Website Suspended After President Trump Urges Supporters to Purchase T-Shirts

    10/08/2019 9:17:44 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 34 replies
    BREAKING: Police Union Website Suspended After President Trump Urges Supporters to Purchase Their “Cops for Trump” T-Shirts President Donald Trump thanked the Minnesota Police Department Federation on Tuesday for selling “Cops for Trump” T-shirts after the radical Minneapolis Mayor blocked police from wearing uniforms to the upcoming Trump rally.
  • Warren: There Is Enough Evidence to Impeach Trump and Convict in the Senate

    10/05/2019 2:30:20 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Oct 2019 | Hannah Bleau
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) attended a Service Employees International Union (SEIU) event on Friday and told reporters that there is already enough evidence to impeach President Donald Trump and convict him in the Senate. The Massachusetts senator and White House hopeful told reporters at the SEIU event that she has, in fact, seen enough evidence to convict Trump in the Senate, if the inquiry leads to that. “Yes,” she said, adding that the “evidence is clear.” “When Donald Trump released the transcript in which he solicited a foreign government to interfere in the 2020 elections, he broke the law and...
  • Blue collar voters fear the Democrats have abandoned them

    10/05/2019 7:02:09 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 5,2019 | Salena Zito
    This cohort leans Republican now more than ever; a Gallup poll this year shows they favor the GOP by a whopping 25 percentage points. It was as if the Democratic Party didn’t understand how much they needed labor. Oddly, it appears they still don’t. “The working-class voters in my county tend to wonder if the party still wants them,” says Mark Hackel, the Democratic chief executive of Macomb County, Mich., where voters favored Trump over Clinton by 11 percentage points. “They’re not really sure where they fit in.” Mike Mikus, a Democratic strategist who helped guide Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s...
  • The Truth about Teacher Pay

    10/03/2019 11:21:55 AM PDT · by karpov · 31 replies
    National Affairs ^ | Fall 2019 | Andrew G. Biggs & Jason Richwine
    One of the most common beliefs about American education is that teaching is an "underpaid" profession. Think tanks purport to calculate the "teacher pay gap." The media run stories about teachers taking second and third jobs to pay the bills. Politicians call for across-the-board raises. They all see raising teacher pay as a matter of simple fairness, as well as a way to attract better teachers and improve educational outcomes. They are all misguided. The highly publicized "pay gap" that dominates news headlines is the product of a simplistic methodology that, when universally applied, suggests that nurses, firefighters, and other...
  • Teachers, Service Employees become first unions to back Trump impeachment probe

    09/27/2019 7:25:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    People's World ^ | September 26, 2019 | Mark Gruenberg
    The Teachers (AFT) and the Service Employees have become the first unions to break organized labor’s long silence on starting an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. They’re for it. “All Americans—no matter where we are from or what color we are—can agree that our democracy is too important for any individual to be above the law, including the nation’s president,” union President Mary Kay Henry said on Sept. 25, a day after AFT President Randi Weingarten weighed in. “Donald Trump has undermined the rule of law, threatened our national security, and held in contempt the very institutions on which...
  • Trump economy 'killing it with union workers,' the 'opening' to women & independents

    09/27/2019 7:15:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 27, 2019 | Paul Bedard
    The humming economy is not only boosting support for President Trump among union workers, Hispanics, and even Amazon shoppers, but it is his pathway to ...
  • As UAW strike against GM drags on, Trump has plenty of 2020 supporters on key Michigan picket line

    09/27/2019 7:08:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | September 27, 2019 | Bill Ruthhart
    Well into its second week on strike against General Motors, the United Auto Workers union has received full-throated support from all the major 2020 Democratic presidential candidates and solidarity visits to the picket line by many of them. But outside the GM Technical Center in suburban Detroit where cutting-edge cars are designed and prototypes are made, plenty of striking auto workers are backing a politician who mostly has been quiet about the walkout: President Donald Trump. “Yeah, I’m a Trump supporter. There are a lot of us, and that goes against our party line in the union, but I’ve got...
  • #RedforEd: Teachers Unions All In for Impeachment

    09/26/2019 6:09:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/25/2019 | Ian Hanchett
    The presidents of the two largest teachers unions in the country, the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), are supporting the impeachment inquiry on President Trump, announced Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Tuesday.
  • Contract Employees At Pittsburgh's Google Campus Will Take Union Vote Tuesday

    09/24/2019 9:35:32 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 20 replies
    WESA ^ | 9/23/2019 | Kathleen J. Davis
    Contract employees at Google's Pittsburgh campus are voting on whether to unionize Tuesday. If successful, this will be the first union with the Pittsburgh Association of Tech Professionals, a new arm of the United Steelworkers. Renata Nelson, a Google contractor in Pittsburgh, said the main priorities are to improve wages and benefit, and to cement job security. "Our salaries are fairly low compared to industry average," Nelson said. "We've seen people being hired at lower and lower rates recently." Google contractors in Pittsburgh are employed through international consulting company HCL Technologies. According to United Steelworkers, HCL employees work at Google's...
  • Reporter went undercover to a leftist rally & found chumps

    09/16/2019 1:16:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    www.independentsentinel.com ^ | By S.Noble - September 15, 2019
    Ilhan Omar praised corrupt California for moving ahead with a bill to ban private prisons. The new legislation would come into effect after the 2020 presidential election “on or after January 1, 2020” and would prohibit California’s government from “entering into or renewing a contract with a private, for-profit prison to incarcerate state inmates.” Where will they put these people? They don’t care as long as it’s not in prison. The attack on private prisons is an attack on ICE detention. This is an important step. No one should profit from putting human beings in cages — especially in a...
  • UAW to go on strike after negotiations with GM fall through

    09/15/2019 8:34:09 AM PDT · by springwater13 · 152 replies
    The UAW announced Sunday morning that it would strike "effective at midnight tonight" after contract negotiations fell through. During a press conference on Sunday, the union's vice president said it informed GM that its membership would follow through after the contract ended Saturday at 11:59 p.m.. "This is our last resort," said VP Terry Dittes. A spokesman said the strike impacts about 48,000 UAW workers at GM plants across the country.
  • California Set to Outlaw Independent Truckers [semi-satire]

    09/13/2019 5:44:20 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Sep 2019 | John Semmens
    Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he will sign legislation that the California Trucking Association claims "will put tens of thousands of owner-operator truckers, who service agriculture, retail and other industry sectors, out of business." Newsom called owner-operated trucking "a no longer needed vestige of the past. I know that there is a certain kind of nostalgia for these modern day 'cowboys' driving goods around the state. But in the progressive future we envision for our state and the nation independent truckers are outside of the role required for a socially cooperative model of how the economy should operate. It...
  • On Labor Day Remembering Union Violence In America

    09/01/2019 8:20:42 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Lid Blog ^ | Sep 1, 2019 | Jeff Dunetz
    Something usually not discussed on Labor Day weekend is the violence and thuggery which has always been part of the union movement. And it still happens. The history of the labor movement in the U.S. is littered with extremists who use violence to get their way. At the beginning of the union movement, the violence was outer-directed; toward the government, management, or the police who were using violence themselves to destroy the labor movement. As the movement matured, the abuse became directed inward, targeted towards keeping the rank and file “in line,” going after replacement workers, or sabotaging the particular...
  • Study suggests high-speed transit system to mountains could provide economic benefits

    08/24/2019 11:57:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 72 replies
    Sky-Hi News ^ | August 21, 2019 | Sawyer D'Argonne
    A high-speed transit system through the mountain corridor could serve as a major economic boon to communities on the Western Slope, according to a new study recently published by Development Research Partners. A high-speed transit system — likely in the form of a train that would carry passengers and light freight between Denver International Airport and Eagle County Regional Airport — was listed in the 2011 Record of Decision issued by the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Federal Highways Administration as a potential long-term solution to dealing with congestion on Interstate 70. Late last year, stakeholders — including the...
  • The Myth of Underfunded US Schools

    08/22/2019 7:48:13 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 33 replies
    The American public once again views “inadequate funding” as the top problem facing public schools, according to the annual PDK Poll. But the public will soon know exactly how much every public school actually spends, thanks to new federal reporting requirements. This leap forward in school finance transparency may forever change how Americans think about public education. The PDK poll has provided a barometer of public perceptions of public schooling since 1969. The latest survey confirms the public still believes schools have too little money. This view is shared across socioeconomic communities: “[A]among the best-off Americans, those in $100,000-plus households,...