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Hollywood union members pass resolution aimed at President Trump

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Our brave, brave betters in Hollywood unanimously passed a resolution against President Trump on Friday but their courage stopped just short of actually naming the president. How does one fight an enemy if that enemy isn’t named?

SAG-AFTRA’s biennial convention was attended by 400 delegates and the resolution was passed unanimously. It calls for a “free and unencumbered press”, which is hardly bold and controversial language except in the minds of anti-Trump attendees, apparently. The resolution made headlines in the industry’s publications. The press is protected in the First Amendment, after all. One phrase was included, though, just in case there is any nuance in the wording of the resolution. (There isn’t.) “Enemy of the people” was specifically included.

“We are living in an extraordinary time when the news media has been attacked as spreading false stories and as an enemy of the people,” the resolution read. “SAG-AFTRA has on at least two occasions since the last national convention, issued strong statements on behalf of a free and unencumbered press.

“SAG-AFTRA believes that the entities that employ journalists must do everything they can to ensure their freedom, protection and safety,” it added. “As a proud labor union representing more than 160,000 broadcasters, actors and entertainers, the union stands with all of its members in ensuring that the basic rights of an unrestricted and independent press continue to be defended.”

No American would argue against a resolution that supports the freedom of the press. What many Americans don’t support, though, is the way in which much of the news is delivered in the Trump era. Lots of journalists and reporters seem to have forgotten how to report the facts without editorializing. There is, indeed, a lot of fake news out there, no matter who is making the accusation. Trump, as is his way, points his finger at members of the press or television news networks, or anyone else who has irritated him and calls them out. It isn’t new for a president to have a contentious relationship with the press. What is new is a president who punches back every day.

There is irony in this resolution, too. “The four-day event is closed to members of the press, except for SAG-AFTRA delegates who are also broadcasters.” Oh. Not very transparent, are they?

President Trump himself is a member of the union. He even participates in the union’s pension fund like the rest of the members. For example, in 2015 he included a SAG pension fund in financial disclosures.

In 2015, one of Trump’s financial-disclosure forms revealed that he had $110,228 in a SAG pension fund. That sum, which seems surprisingly high, comes mostly courtesy of his hosting gigs on The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice. Trump has also made several cameo appearances in movies like Home Alone 2 and TV shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

The leftists in Hollywood included Trump as one of their own until he ran for president as a Republican, then all bets were off. Funny how that happens. It must be a constant thorn in their side that he is a fellow union member.

This resolution wasn’t the union’s first aimed at Trump.

In October, 2017, SAG-AFTRA issued a strong statement in support of a “free and unencumbered press” after Trump threatened to strip networks of their broadcast licenses. That resolution also did not name Trump.

Other resolutions were on the agenda but none of those made headlines.

Other resolutions include expanding protections for LGBTQ performers and sexual harassment and assault survivors; banning casting directors from serving as members of the union’s board of directors; establishing a code of conduct and disciplinary measures for members who carry out acts of misconduct against other members, staff and management, and purchasing a building to serve as the union’s national headquarters instead of leasing. There’s even a resolution calling on the national board to create a committee to craft a detailed proposal for eliminating the convention itself.

Reboots are popular these days in the entertainment world. Looks like the union is just rebooting the standard Orange Man bad rhetoric we hear every day. Freedom of the press in America is alive and well.

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NOT THE ONION: Corrupt UAW ‘Mulls No-Confidence Vote’ In GM’s CEO

The UAW–whose members have been striking General Motors for nearly three weeks–is considering holding a ‘no-confidence’ vote in GM’s CEO

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Leaders of the United Auto Workers, which has been striking General Motors since early September, are apparently considering holding a “no confidence” vote in Mary Barra, General Motors’ CEO, reports the New York Post.

United Auto Workers is looking to get a leg up in its negotiations with General Motors — by going directly after the company’s charismatic boss.

Brass at the labor union — whose strike has idled 46,000 workers at 34 plants nationwide — has held high-level talks this week about staging a “no-confidence” vote on Chief Executive Mary Barra, The Post has learned.

The Post explains that the “no-confidence” vote carries no weight in negotiations.

Instead, however, “some members see it as an effective way to put pressure on 57-year-old Barra, who has burnished a reputation on Wall Street as a tough negotiator, according to sources briefed on the union’s thinking.”

Ironically, the tactic is being considered by a union that is mired in its own ongoing multi-year corruption scandal—a scandal that has seen some UAW leaders charged and imprisoned.

Additionally, the Detroit News stated earlier this month that both current UAW president Gary Jones and retired-UAW president Dennis Williams are both “unnamed officials” who helped “orchestrate the years-long conspiracy and spending UAW funds on personal luxuries.”

Rather than holding a “no-confidence” vote in GM’s CEO, the UAW members might want to consider holding “no-confidence” votes in their UAW leaders.

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PA teacher’s unions still charging unconstitutional fees

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In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v AFSCME, it appeared as if the question had been settled. The state cannot force public sector workers who are not members of a union to pay dues (or “fair share fees”) to that union to support its political speech. This practice is a violation of the worker’s First Amendment rights. But it seems that at least one teacher’s union in Pennsylvania didn’t get the memo. They’re still doing it, and now a few of their victims are taking them to court. (Free Beacon)

Pennsylvania teachers’ unions continue to include mandatory fees from nonmembers in new contracts despite a Supreme Court decision that declared coercive payments unconstitutional, according to a lawsuit.

The lawsuit comes in the wake of the 2018 Janus v. American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees ruling. The 5-4 decision said that government agencies violated the First Amendment rights of workers if they required employees to pay dues or fees to labor organizations. Democratic Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf, who did not respond to requests for comment, benefited from nearly $6 million in PAC spending from government unions during his reelection campaign.

One non-union teacher suing to enforce the Janus ruling in Pennsylvania called the situation “absurd.”

“Absurd” is certainly a pretty good word for it. How on Earth is this union still finalizing contracts with these fees in them? They’re simply ignoring the Supreme Court and continuing to do business as usual.

Part of the problem appears to come from Pennsylvania state law and a previous court ruling. Pennsylvania still has pre-Janus laws regarding fair share fees on the books. When a group of teachers went to court seeking to have the laws struck down, a U.S. District Court judge somehow ruled that “the onus of enforcement should fall on labor unions to end the practice.”

So let’s see if I’ve got this straight. The non-union members had to go all the way to the Supreme Court to have the fees declared unconstitutional, but this judge feels that the responsibility for seeing that the unions comply with the Janus ruling should fall on the unions that the ruling was reigning in? We can see how well that’s working out. There are at least seven school districts where the unions have continued to work fair-share fees into their contracts and they are still collecting the fees.

What’s worse, as the Free Beacon reminds us, is that a recent poll showed that as many as half of the non-union teachers they surveyed were somehow either unaware of the Janus ruling or didn’t understand it sufficiently to know their rights. It also doesn’t help that some of these unions have been caught putting out bogus information, telling teachers who wanted to opt out of the fees that the ruling didn’t apply to them or that they might lose all their benefits if they chose to do so.

The whole reason the teachers needed that ruling in the first place was that the unions were acting in a dishonest fashion. For a judge to turn around and place the burden of enforcement on the unions is simply a case of telling the fox to guard the henhouse. This needs to come to an end immediately.

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On Labor Day 2019, Americans strongly support unions, just not belonging

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This is quintessential America, as the country marks the 125th anniversary of an official Labor Day.

Nearly two-out-of-three Americans support labor unions. But only one-in-ten put their money where their mouth is and become members.

The idea of a formal federal holiday to celebrate the average working American gained strength in the late 19th century at the height of the Industrial Revolution as the once dominant rural agrarian economy began shrinking.

Union organizers had pushed the idea for some time. OK, there were riots too. Low and poor working conditions created an eager membership. It seems many worked 12-hour days, seven days a week, often in fetid conditions.

President Grover Cleveland signed the measure in 1894 to create a misnamed federal Labor Day holiday when everyone would refrain from labor.

A new Gallup poll found strikingly increased support for unions. Between the mid-1930s, when it first asked the question, and the mid-1960s professed support for organized labor averaged 68 percent.

In 1967, that support began dropping and has averaged about 10 points less in succeeding years of the question.

Now, however, support has surged to 64 percent, among the highest levels in the past half-century. Only in 1999 and 2003 has support been slightly higher.

Historically, support has run higher during times of strong job growth and low unemployment, such as now, and lower support during difficult economic times such as the Obama administration.

Paradoxically, however, actual union membership has sunk again. It’s now just 10 percent of the labor force, down from 13 percent in recent years.

Employed workers between ages 35 and 54 are more than twice as likely to be union members (13 percent) as the coming generation of younger employees from age 18 to 34.

Workers down South are least likely to belong to a union (5 percent), while workers in the East and West are more likely (15 and 14 percent respectively). The Midwest, a more recent political battleground over right-to-work laws has about 10 percent membership.

Not a shocker that government workers report the highest unionization rate at 37 percent.

All of which may help explain why Labor Day has become for many less about celebrating factory workers and more about marking the unofficial end of summer.

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A Group of Chicago Teachers Union Members Travels to Venezuela & Reports The Shocking Findings: It’s Fantastic!

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The world of politics is a constant reminder that not everyone draws the same conclusions.

So is — incidentally — green bean casserole.

That stuff is nasty.

Anyway, here’s another case in point:

Three Illinois educators and a union organizer recently crowdfunded a trip to that most desirable of vacation destinations, Venezuela.

In response to what they saw, the Chicago Teachers Union crew praised the beleaguered nation on social media.

As reported by the Chicago Tribune Monday, during their South American romp, they met government officials and teachers and visited a commune. They even got local media coverage.

Stuff they admired: the country’s literacy rates, those fabulous communes…and its socialist system.

Not everyone’s psyched about their portrayal.

From the Tribune:

[C]ritics say the group glossed over Venezuela’s ongoing political and economic crises and were excessively complimentary of President Nicolás Maduro, whose administration has been accused in recent United Nations reports of “grave” human rights violations and violence against dissenters.

Count teacher and union member Karen Moody among the nay-sayers. Here’s what she had to offer:

“I am appalled a delegation representing themselves as CTU went to Venezuela, not to support striking teachers, not to object to human rights violations, but to go on what appears to be a state-chaperoned propaganda tour.”

However, union President Jesse Sharkey assured WTTW’s Chicago Tonight that the trip wasn’t sanctioned in any way:

“Members go all kinds of places in the summer. This was neither an official trip nor something that was funded by the union. This is a group of people who are members of the CTU who decided to go to Venezuela.”

That’s all well and good, but how does he explain the union’s Twitter account retweeting the group’s updates? One blog entry was titled “Introduction to CTU Delegation to Venezuela.”

Here’s a message passed along by the union’s page, courtesy of CTU traveler Sarah Chambers — who’s also a member of the board:

“While staying in #Venezuela, we didn’t see a single homeless person. USA is the richest country in the world; yet, there are homeless people everywhere. Over 17k CPS students are homeless… This is why @CTULocal1 is fighting for fair housing #CTUAgainstVezIntervention.”

They’re fighting!

How about a fight against children prostituting themselves, and straight men working as gay hookers? That’s also happened in Venezuela, thanks to the swell system — see here.

In response to an online critic, Sarah defended her favorable review of the big V by touting her analytical mind:

“Have you visited Venezuela & spoke to 100s there? As a teacher, I teach my students to be critical thinkers, to get primary sources, listen to ppl’s stories & do research before just believing any news. I suggest you do the same.”

One GoFundMe donor saluted the CTU strike at “imperialism”:

“Proud of the CTU for their brave and visionary anti-imperialist resolution and enactment of ‘teacher-to-teacher’ solidarity between Chicago and Venezuelan teachers!”

Speaking to Fight Back! News, Sarah also bragged on Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro for his stellar job:

“Through major economic hardships, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro never closed a single public school or a single health clinic. This stands in stark contrast to our experience in Chicago, where Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed 50 public schools and several mental health clinics in a single year.”

As pointed out by The Daily Wire, the blog reporting all the glories of a nation that’s struggled to find the radical modernity of toilet paper was named the Radical Educator Collective.

It’s radical alright.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here.

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‘Every Major Union’ In The U.S. Has Undocumented Immigrant Members

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Despite evidence that illegal immigration hurts American workers, reduces overall wages, and burdens the welfare system, unions take dues from and fight to protect illegal immigrants on the job.

In early August, when ICE swept up nearly 700 undocumented immigrants working at chicken plants in Mississippi, James P. Hoffa, President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, condemned the raids.

The undocumented workers, after all, were represented by a union—the United Food and Commercial Workers.

The union movement and its allies on the Left were apoplectic.

Despite the fact entering the United States illegally is, in fact, a crime—as is stealing Americans’ identification to acquire employment—today’s union movement continues to defend and fight for illegal immigrants.

In Mississippi, at one of the raided plants, “the vast majority of the immigrants employed at the plant are undocumented and using fake biographical information,” reported the Clarion Ledger.

At Pearl River Foods in Carthage, agents analyzed employee rolls and found that numerous workers were using stolen identities, Social Security cards that didn’t match their names, or using Social Security cards reported to belong to dead people.

In at least two cases at Pearl River Foods, the allegedly stolen personal information came from people who discovered that someone else had applied for work under their names when they tried to apply for food assistance or unemployment benefits. [Emphasis added.]

While the chicken plants were temporarily without workers, within a short time, hundreds of American job-seekers flocked to a job fair, hoping to get the jobs previously held by the illegal immigrants.

The fact that illegal immigration depresses wages and causes higher unemployment should be cause for concern for so-called “worker advocates.”

However, in 2000, the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO—the largest federation of labor unions in the United States—voted to reverse its long-standing opposition to illegal immigration calling for “an immediate amnesty for undocumented immigrants, and an end to sanctions on employers who hire them.”

Ever since then, the leadership of the AFL-CIO and its member unions have welcomed illegal immigrants into their ranks with some even going so far as to declare themselves “sanctuary unions.”

In 2017, in the face of increased scrutiny the AFL-CIO published a “toolkit,” entitled We Will Defend and Resist, “to equip labor and community organizers, advocates and law practitioners with the necessary information to navigate escalating attacks on immigrant workers and their families.”

After all, “every major union in the United States has immigrant members, documented and undocumented,” states the pro-union Labor Notes.

While there is a separate argument that unions knowingly representing undocumented immigrants is aiding and abetting illegal activity, the fact of the matter is, illegal immigrants depress the wages of American workers.

In fact, according to U.S. Census Bureau data, the median income of “Non Citizens” is more than $9,000 than black Americans.

Overall, Hispanics earn nearly $10,000 more than than black Americans.

Additionally, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, “63 percent of households headed by a non-citizen reported that they used at least one welfare program, compared to 35 percent of native-headed households.”

This costs all Americans through the form either deficit spending or higher taxes.

Yet, despite the toll of illegal immigration has on American workers, unions continue to represent undocumented workers, taking their dues money and fighting their deportations.

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Cross-posted from LaborUnionReport.com

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Barstool Sports President Isn’t Backing Down from AOC, Challenges Her to a Debate Again

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If you haven’t seen what’s going down between the comedy site Barstool Sports and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, then you’re missing out one of the greatest Twitter spats in history.

What makes it so great is the fact that Barstool Sports President Dave Portnoy isn’t just stopping at not backing down from AOC, he’s actively antagonizing her.

For backstory, the Twitter spat started when a pro-union journalist told Barstool Sports employees to reach out to him if they want help getting a unionization process started. Portnoy responded by tweeting out that if any of his employees DM this man, he’ll fire them on the spot.

He also made it clear that if they reached out to a lawyer looking to unionize these workers pro-bono, he’d do worse.

This was clearly all for the sake of humor, as Barstool employees aren’t at all looking to unionize. Portnoy was having fun getting a rise out of pro-union activist journalists and attorneys.

As we all know, though, humor isn’t exactly the left’s strong point, and the point of all this was clearly missed by the least humorous person on the planet, AOC. Taking to Twitter, she attempted to sic the mob on Portnoy while threatening him with the shadow of legal action.

Usually, at this point, people back down when it comes to responses to AOC. They fear the sudden mob that comes at them and the fact that AOC is crazy enough to mount some kind of movement against that person.

Portnoy, however, went full steam ahead and challenged AOC to a debate.

It’s beautiful.

They should have sent a poet.

Not only that, Portnoy continued to challenge any pro-union person who came at him on Twitter. It was fun to watch to say the least. You can see more at Louder with Crowder.

Now that you’re all caught up, we can fast forward to the present, where Portnoy is appearing on Fox News and calling AOC “O’Crazio” and lording it over her that while she can’t seem to raise a dime within her own district, her outrage toward him is filling up his coffers with record numbers.

Portnoy also renewed his request for AOC to debate him, which he doesn’t think is going to happen.

Hilariously, others have taken to trolling AOC over her attempts at intimidating a business leader. For instance, someone slapped a Barstool Sports sticker onto her office name placard.

While AOC’s mob can look intimidating, at the end of the day, it’s really just a lot of bluster. Portnoy seems to be one of the few business leaders to get this and has no trouble poking AOC and her regressive fans till they explode from the sheer outrage.

Perhaps we could all learn from Portnoy.

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AOC vs the Stoolies’ boss

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I almost started this article with a warning that it was going to get very weird very quickly, but it has AOC right in the title so I’m guessing you already assumed that. And for once, it’s not about any new crazy theories of how to pay for Medicare for All or anything along those lines.

This week the freshman New York Congresswoman finds herself in a spat with the president of Barstool Sports, David Portnoy, over a question of unionization. Or at least that’s what’s being described by Free Beacon reporter Bill McMorris. In any event, a union activist with the Writers Guild East apparently sent out an open invitation to the writers at Barstool Sports if any of them wanted some information on how to unionize. This brought a swift and seemingly brutal response from their president, David Portnoy.

Rafi Letzter, a staff writer for Live Science and union activist with the Writers Guild East, invited Stoolies, as the site’s fans and writers are called, to contact him via Twitter.

“If you work for Barstool and want to have a private chat about the unionization process, how little power your boss has to stop you, and how you can leverage that power to make your life better: my DMs are open,” Letzter said.

Portnoy responded rapidly.

And that’s where AOC gets dragged into the discussion, seemingly informing Portnoy that he can be sued for saying something like that.

It goes downhill from there, and you can read all of the details at McMorris’ article linked above. Portnoy challenges AOC to a debate. She doesn’t respond. It’s kind of crazy.

The icing on the cake comes when McMorris finishes his report on a personal note, stating that the Free Beacon has been approached in the past about unionizing, but it never happened because of, “aggressive countermeasures and intimidation tactics by Free Beacon senior management.” He then goes on to quote Free Beacon co-founder and president Aaron Harison as threatening to kill any of his writers who tried to unionize. Thankfully, that part was just a joke.

But the rest of it was real. So let’s examine the public/private statements being tossed around here. First of all, Portnoy supposedly tweeted (in all seriousness) that he would fire anyone who sent a DM to a union rep. If that wasn’t a joke, he’s just opened himself up to a fresh hell of his own making and lawsuits as far as the eye can see. (Mark this date. I’m going to publicly state that AOC was right about something.) And the champion riding to the rescue of his employees is AOC?

It’s getting harder and harder to tell what’s real from what’s fantasy in American politics these days. Welcome to 2019 I suppose.

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Here’s the Trailer for ‘The Irishman’—The Mob Movie About The Hit On Jimmy Hoffa

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Screenshot of the trailer for ‘The Irishman’ via Youtube.

The long-awaited Martin Scorsese film, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, about Jimmy Hoffa’s alleged killer is due out in the fall. Here’s the trailer…

Netflix has finally scheduled the long-awaited and highly-anticipated gangster epic, The Irishman—which is based on Charles Brandt’s book “I Heard You Paint Houses”—for release this fall.

Scorsese’s The Irishman stars De Niro as Frank Sheeran, a World War II veteran who became a mob hitman, as well as president of the Delaware Teamsters Local 326, and played a role in Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance. Pacino is starring as notorious mob-connected union boss Hoffa and Pesci plays Pennsylvania-based mob boss Russell Bufalino.

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The Sanders Campaign Allegedly Isn’t Holding Up Labor Agreements and Is Firing Union Staffers Who Complain

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Watching the hard left collapse in on itself is one of those simple pleasures in life that make it all worth it. Especially when its the campaign of America’s top “democratic socialist” and 2020 contender Sen. Bernie Sanders who has found himself being charged by labor unions for not upholding agreements with union members he employs.

According to The Hill, the charges claim the Sanders campaign allegedly fired union employees who were trying to push the campaign to uphold contract agreements the campaign had made with the union. The campaign was failing to do so, and when union workers complained, the campaign reportedly had them fired:

The charge, which was filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) by a former campaign employee on July 22, also alleges that the campaign violated a collective bargaining agreement with unionized workers by making staffers work additional days and failing to provide commensurate days off.

When the individual asked the campaign to abide by the terms of the collective bargaining agreement, management retaliated, the charge alleges.

The person who submitted the charge has so far remained anonymous but alleges that they were attacked after sending the email requesting compliance.

“[Campaign management] retaliated against me when I organized the bargaining unit and sent an email requesting compliance with the [collective bargaining agreement],” the anonymous person wrote in the charge according to The Hill.

The Sanders campaign has been plagued with union problems in this election cycle. Earlier this week, Sanders ran into a payment controversy where he wasn’t dishing out $15/hr to his employees. In order to fix the problem, Sanders promised to pay his staff the full $15, but in order to do so, had to fire some staffers and increase hours on the ones that remained.

Some socialist.

As I wrote of the debacle, Sanders continues to prove that Sanders is proof that socialism can’t work and that even the most ardent of socialists don’t truly believe in socialism when it comes to their own personal business.

 

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