7/16 Labor News and Open Thread The Progressive Wing Posted on July 16, 2020 by la58July 16, 2020 Some labor news and a couple of other things.
Commercial airline travel is now an unregulated joke. People are crammed into smaller seats (unless they are flying $$first class$$). There are more seats and god forbid if you aren’t thin. You sneeze, you pay a fee. The snacks stink! Boeing can’t even build a safe airliner cos of……..quick profits are craporate rule number one. Now, the CV crud epidemic, a highly contagious new family of viruses that spreads via airborne transmission. Hubster and I sure won’t be flying any time soon. Labor has got to strike, and the more, the better. This country is paralleling the 1930s Depression. It will only get worse unless people stand up! T and R, la58!! 🙂
“Concessions cannot and will not resolve the crisis in the industry. We are putting management on notice: don’t even think about it.” I LOVE IT!
“Good” ole Trick the Dick Nixon and 1971, huh? The Powell Memo, 1971. That’s no coincidence, Birdies!
Trick the Dick and Trumpcorp, 2 Presidents? That have damaged America beyond belief
In 2006 and prior to congress passing The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) the Postal Service was profitable.
I doubt Amazon would remain solvent as a company if bezos had to do this for his workers
You are right, not likely governmental/corporate pension-funding entities could survive a requirement to fund their pension plans for 75 years in the future.
After all, almost none of them are funding them for present-day requirements.
an institution of “the future.”. it doesn’t have to be.
The way I heard it put some time ago, the USPS is being required to fund the retirement of employees who aren’t even born yet. Wow! The GOP scams are unbelievable.
The floor/ soap box is open.
Good stuff! Thanks for keeping us up to date on labor news.
Eric Schmidt and wife founded the institute supporting this
he was chair of Google/Alphabet from 2001 – 2011 and has retired and is part of a group advising the DOD in the use of AI and technology.
So this is another case of a billionaire doing good on the one hand, and bad on the other hand Like the Sackler (sp) family with opioids and global funder of art , and Koch funding MIT, Met Opera, etc
Go read this report on what Eric Schmidt’s been up to since he left Google
In short: promoting the use of tech and AI in the military
I met with him in the early 1980’s. I was at the forefront of software engineering methods in AT&T Bell Labs. An impressive man. He sure did well after Bell Labs.
Eric Schmidt and his businesses made a lot of money as contractors for Democratic Party and Hilary Clinton campaign, and are deeply embedded in the DNC hierarchy.
ABsolutely FABulous and beautiful!!!
This is the tip of the iceberg ,so many undiscovered creatures when you go that deep into the ocean
‘We Will Sue,’ Vow Green Groups After Trump Guts Nation’s Key Environmental Law
Cut the Pentagon 10 Percent, Invest in Public Health
Austin, Texas, Just Voted to End the Drug War
The Nixon-spawned War on Drugs has wrecked lives, created the for-profit prison industry, and helped make the fuzz into FRight militarized monsters. Hope Austin’s actions become nationally contagious.
Governments Worldwide Are Failing Indigenous Peoples During the Pandemic
A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, a capitalist economy subject to stringent governmental controls, violent suppression of the opposition, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.
A political philosophy or movement based on or advocating such a system of government.
“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.”
― Benito Mussolini
Florida now has 4x the number of covid 19 cases as China. And there are many more. FL death count will soon overtake China.
A couple of people on twitter said that this is the start of republicans distancing themselves from Trump. Most of the other jerks will simply change stripes but not show by actions like these that they have bypassed Trump.
Gov of MD with a Korean wife who ordered test kits and supplies from Korea and had to hid them so that the feds would not steal them.
I will put in more text than usual because WA Post behind a paywall and my wife subscribes.
I’m a GOP governor. Why didn’t Trump help my state with coronavirus testing?
recounts early days of lies, not listening to public health experts, etc.
I knew a little about this effort by Governors
Gov wife is named Yumi
also from WA POST
A month later, Pence’s wildly optimistic view of the pandemic has proved almost entirely wrong
not news to people here
Pence wrote a WSJ column
the final paragraph of the WA Post article which begins by quoting Pence