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"riley hewlett" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:18 min | 4 months ago

"riley hewlett" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"He was also impressed Sanders picked up the lunch tab Barbecue I appreciate that Cleaner does not see eye to eye politically with Democrats on everything But he says he doesn't need to to share common ground In America you know we've let some of its politics get to divisive that we need to come back in the middle and try to find common ground again And when it comes to common ground unions are a pretty good option Yes union membership is tied for an all time low in this country but approval for unions is at its highest point since 1965 according to Gallup Big companies like Kellogg's were hit by strikes last year in organizing campaigns picked up at companies like Amazon and Starbucks All this gives Democrats a chance to attract not just union members but voters excited over labor issues Voters Democrats are losing on everything else from inflation to crime But Sanders union outreach has not been the norm for Democrats according to Dorian Warren with the left leaning economic security project It is mind boggling to me why this wouldn't be a fundamental and core priority of Democratic Party leadership The party had pushed the pro act which would make unionizing easier But it's both stalled and taken a backseat to other bills Democrats have also had their standing as the party for the working class taken over by Donald Trump The former president's blue collar appeal turned blue states like Michigan and Wisconsin purple Striking Alabama coal miner Matthew Wright says Trump's good for workers Very good for workers He'd keep you working Could the Democrat they don't want to work That will just stay home and draw a little beat check where they can control you not make yet Republicans have also been reluctant to side with unions Alabama senator Tommy tuberville denounced a Democrat led Senate hearing looking at Alabama's coal miner strike This hearing is what I call the dream Democrat political parlay Where members can be pro union anti Wall Street and anti mining production all in one hearing Well I won't be vote for him no more That's Riley Hewlett again one of the striking miners He was not happy when he heard tuberville defended warrior met coal The company Hewlett striking against He sucks If you either for the people or you're not Some people they talk out of two sides of their face Tuberville may have lost Hewlett but Hewlett says Democrats have to do a little more work to earn his vote For NPR news I'm Steven bishan Birmingham This is NPR news Support for NPR comes from member stations and from the Doris duke charitable foundation which aims to support the well-being of people and the planet for a more creative equitable.

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"riley hewlett" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:44 min | 4 months ago

"riley hewlett" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"In Washington And I'm a Martinez in Culver City California Medical providers in Oklahoma who perform abortions will face up to ten years in prison if a new bill passed by the legislature goes into effect With no debate and limited discussion the Republican controlled House voted to make abortions a felony while hundreds of abortion rights supporters rallied outside the state capitol The measure now waits a signature from Republican governor Kevin stitt who previously said he would sign any anti abortion legislation Catherine Sweeney is with the public radio initiative state impact Oklahoma and I asked her this morning what makes this band different The big thing is context So right below us Texas recently banned the vast majority of abortions which drove up demand here in Oklahoma I talked with Iman I'll say it in who's the medical director for Planned Parenthood of the great plains and the last four months of 2020 before that ban Texans 50 of them or so came to this great plains region the Planned Parenthood clinics here for abortion services After that ban the last four months of 2021 it was about 1100 So Oklahoma providers are treating those people and their own Here's how they did Absolutely The burden on New Mexico and Kansas and Louisiana is going to be immense There's also concerns that the U.S. Supreme Court won't step in and ways that there weren't concerns about that in the past So it sounds like Oklahoma's ban could have a pretty big impact on the region That's definitely for sure Again we're treating people from other states And if Oklahoma stops providing abortions abortion rights activists are concerned that that will just push further north and also Kansas is considering a ban on a ballot initiative that they'll vote on in August Catherine this vote come as any surprise I guess and no So the house the GOP controlled house passed the bill with 70 votes for 14 against It was a surprise because that Bill had been assumed dormant It got almost to the finish line last year seemingly disappeared They kind of brought it back with just one vote this year It didn't have to go through the whole process So that came as a surprise But the legislature has passed about a dozen abortion bills this year abortion restriction bills And they seem to be retrying past ones They actually passed a bill just like this in 2016 The governor then vetoed it but we have a new governor now and governor Sid has said whole sign any abortion restriction measures that make it to his desk So what's next in the fight for reproductive rights That bill that criminalizes performing abortions That's going to the governor's desk He's expected to sign it Actually today a House committee will vote on another bill that's a copycat of the ban in Texas And we'll see if there are injunctions on any of these bills Like I said there are about a dozen We don't know which ones will manage to go into effect In the coming months the Supreme Court will consider Mississippi's abortion law which could result in the removal of the right to an abortion as has been guaranteed by roe V wade since 1973 Reporter Catherine Sweeney of public radio initiative state impact Oklahoma Katherine thanks Thank you Over the past few years Democrats appear to have lost support from working class voters unions offer a chance to change that High profile attempts to unionize places like Amazon and Starbucks have workers fired up And as Steven Bissau of the Gulf states newsroom reports that's giving Democrats a chance to reach the midterm voters they desperately need On paper it would seem Democrats would not have a shot at winning over Riley Hewlett He's an Alabama coal miner who votes to protect the Second Amendment opposes abortion and keeps Fox News muted in the background But he's also a union man who's been on strike for the past year Manning the picket line in attending weekly rallies And at one of those rallies lunch was paid for by senator Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders imagine that Hewlett's giving some begrudging respect to Sanders for not just paying for lunch but raising $30,000 for the united mine workers of America's strike fund That's been an essential part of keeping striking minors ahead of their bills You know the man stepped up I'm shocked but at least it points that he's a decent person I met coal miner Jeffrey fleener at a rally in brookwood Alabama.

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"riley hewlett" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:34 min | 4 months ago

"riley hewlett" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"He was also impressed Sanders picked up the lunch tab Barbecue I appreciate that Cleaner does not see eye to eye politically with Democrats on everything But he says he doesn't need to share common ground Now I guess what we're lacking in the market you know we've let something's politics get too divisive that we need to come back in the middle and try to find common ground again And when it comes to common ground unions are a pretty good option Yes union membership is tied for an all time low in this country but approval for unions is at its highest point since 1965 according to Gallup Big companies like Kellogg's were hit by strikes last year in organizing campaigns picked up at companies like Amazon and Starbucks All this gives Democrats a chance to attract not just union members but voters excited over labor issues Voters Democrats are losing on everything else from inflation to crime But Sanders union outreach has not been the norm for Democrats according to Dorian Warren with the left leaning economic security project It is mind boggling to me why this wouldn't be a fundamental and core priority of Democratic Party leadership The party had pushed the pro act which would make unionizing easier But it's both stalled and taken a backseat to other bills Democrats have also had their standing as the party for the working class taken over by Donald Trump The former president's blue collar appeal turned blue states like Michigan and Wisconsin purple Striking Alabama coal miner Matthew Wright says Trump's good for workers Very good for workers He'd keep you working Could the Democrat they don't want to work That will just stay home and draw a little beat check where they can control you Not me Yet Republicans have also been reluctant to side with unions Alabama senator Tommy tuberville denounced a Democrat led Senate hearing looking at Alabama's coal miner strike This hearing is what I call the dream Democrat political parlay Where members can be pro union anti Wall Street and anti mining production all in one hearing Well I won't be vote for him no more That's Riley Hewlett again one of the striking miners He was not happy when he heard tuberville defended warrior met coal The company Hewlett striking against He sucks If you either for the people or you're not Some people they talk out of two sides of their face Tuberville may have lost Hewlett but Hewlett says Democrats have to do a little more work to earn his vote For NPR news I'm Steven bishan Birmingham.

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"riley hewlett" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:47 min | 4 months ago

"riley hewlett" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"It's morning edition from NPR news I'm Leila faulted in Washington And I'm a Martinez in Culver City California Medical providers in Oklahoma who perform abortions will face up to ten years in prison if a new bill passed by the legislature goes into effect With no debate and limited discussion the Republican controlled House voted to make abortions a felony while hundreds of abortion rights supporters rallied outside the state capitol The measure now awaits a signature from Republican governor Kevin stitt who previously said he would sign any anti abortion legislation Catherine Sweeney is with the public radio initiative state impact Oklahoma and I asked her this morning what makes this band different The big thing is context so right below us Texas recently banned the vast majority of abortions which drove up demand here in Oklahoma I talked with the man I'll say it in who's the medical director for Planned Parenthood of the great plains and the last four months of 2020 before that ban Texans 50 of them or so came to this great plains region the Planned Parenthood clinics here for abortion services After that ban the last four months of 2021 it was about 1100 So Oklahoma providers are treating those people and their own Here's Al zeden Absolutely The burden on New Mexico and Kansas and Louisiana is going to be immense There's also concerns that the U.S. Supreme Court won't step in and ways that there weren't concerns about that in the past So it sounds like Oklahoma's ban could have a pretty big impact on the region That's definitely for sure Again we're treating people from other states And if Oklahoma stops providing abortions abortion rights activists are concerned that that will just push further north and also Kansas is considering a ban on a ballot initiative that they'll vote on in August Catherine this vote come as any surprise I guess and no So the house the GOP controlled house passed the bill with 70 votes for 14 against It was a surprise because that Bill had been assumed dormant It got almost to the finish line last year seemingly disappeared They kind of brought it back with just one vote this year It didn't have to go through the whole process So that came as a surprise But the legislature has passed about a dozen abortion bills this year abortion restriction bills And they seem to be retrying past ones They actually passed a bill just like this in 2016 The governor then vetoed it but we have a new governor now and governor Sid has said any abortion restriction measures that make it to his desk So what's next in the fight for reproductive rights And that Bill that criminalizes performing abortions That's going to the governor's desk He's expected to sign it Actually today a House committee will vote on another bill that's a copycat of the ban in Texas And we'll see if there are injunctions on any of these bills Like I said there are about a dozen We don't know which ones will manage to go into effect In the coming months the Supreme Court will consider Mississippi as abortion law which could result in the removal of the right to an abortion as has been guaranteed by roe V wade since 1973 Reporter Catherine Sweeney a public radio initiative state impact Oklahoma Catherine thanks Thank you Over the past few years Democrats appear to have loss support from working class voters unions offer a chance to change that High profile attempts to unionize places like Amazon and Starbucks have workers fired up and as Steven Bissau of the Gulf states of the Gulf states newsroom reports that's giving Democrats a chance to reach the midterm voters they desperately need On paper it would seem Democrats would not have a shot at winning over Riley Hewlett He's an Alabama coal miner who votes to protect the Second Amendment opposes abortion and keeps Fox News muted in the background But he's also a union man who's been on strike for the past year Manning the picket line in attending weekly rallies And at one of those rallies lunch was paid for by senator Bernie Sanders He did Bernie Sanders imagine that Hewlett's giving some begrudging respect to Sanders for not just paying for lunch but raising $30,000 for the united mine workers of America's strike fund That's been an essential part of keeping striking miners ahead of their bills You know the man stepped up I'm shocked but at least it points that he's a decent person I met coal miner Jeffrey fleener at a rally in brookwood Alabama.

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"riley hewlett" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

05:43 min | 1 year ago

"riley hewlett" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Conditions that they've been working under are horrific. So it takes a physical and emotional toll on them. Their families and I would just want to thank them for doing their defeat because it's it's amazing what they do. Yeah. You told us last week that you had been praying for a miracle, but that you did fear the worst and I wonder now. That the search is officially called off whether you feel any sense of closure or whether that's impossible still because your mother and grandmother are still officially missing and haven't been recovered. That's that's right for me the beginning of closure. I can't even start that process, knowing that I'm sitting around waiting for a phone call that's that's going to come, and it doesn't make Receiving that phone call when it comes any easier, But it's until I received that the weight is just excruciating and very difficult to try to even begin to move on. Pablo last night, There was a vigil for family members and rescue workers in Surfside. I understand you were not there, but you did spend that time with your family. I wonder how you're finding support. From them in this difficult time. Um, we're kind of leaning on each other. Everybody's you know, it was my mom and my grandmother. But everybody lost somebody different in that situation. It's my son's grandmother and great grandmother. It's my uncle's sister and his mom. It's So everybody lost. Even though it's the same two people. Everybody lost somebody different, but we're all experiencing that loss and our friends. Our family has been extremely supportive. They set up meal trains. They've come to take our son out to keep them entertained. Get him happy Mules take them to the park. So we've had a good support system in place to try to help us cope with this, but again, really, just sitting around waiting makes it excruciating. Pablo, We're learning that your mother was one of several condo owners in that building who were complaining about lack of maintenance. There are still so many questions unanswered about how this could happen. What do you want to see happen next? In terms of accountability for this disaster? There's yes, my mom complained. Often there were several owners that complained often about the maintenance. I mean, this was a building that received over a million dollars a year in maintenance fees. And you see the pictures of the condition The building was in its. You know, the first question I have is Where was that money going? And I hope that there's a proper investigation into that. That's the first thing of accountability I'd like to see happen. The second is actual reform so that this doesn't happen again as you're seeing with evacuations of some other buildings in the area. This is preventable by doing more inspections by having proper People who have capacity and looking into these issues. Um, a little concerning, though, is hearing the governor in the last meeting, saying, Well, maybe this was just a one off situation and there's really no need for a statewide inspection process. Um If I'm a condo owner and I'm living in one of these buildings, I'd want to make sure that it's safe. And if your buildings properly maintained, I don't see how that's really an onerous standard for for the owners or the board or anyone else. It's just you're going to inspect the building. If you've been doing what you're supposed to do. There's not really much else you need to do. If you're not, it's going to catch it and give you an opportunity to fix it before you have another horrible event like this. That's Pablo Rodriguez, whose mother and grandmother are still missing in Surfside. Pablo. Thank you so much for opening up and speaking with us again, and we're just so sorry for what you're going through. Thank you. Well more than 1000. Coal miners in Alabama are now in their fourth month of a strike. They say their employer warrior met coal has failed to make good on a promise for better benefits and so backed by the United Mine Workers of America. They stopped working. That was in April and months later, the two sides are still very far from a deal. Stephen Masalha has been reporting on this for W. B. H M in Birmingham, and he joins us now welcome. Thanks for having me understand. You visited the picket line over the holiday weekend. What are you hearing from workers There? They seem a little bit more tired than they were just a month ago. But there's still pretty defiant. They're mostly motivated by what they're calling a betrayal by the company. Someone described me as a slap in the face. This goes back to five years ago. It was a group called Walter Energy that owned the minds at the time, and they went bankrupt. Like a lot of coal mines around 2015 2016. Across the company. And like a lot of those minds, a new group came in warrior met coal in this case, and they offered a deal to workers essentially said. We're gonna give you a worst contract. You have to make some concessions less pay worse benefits, But the idea is that's going to help us get back on her feet. That's going to help us actually keep your jobs and hopefully if things do better in five years Will offer you better contract. Well, this company has done pretty well in these past five years, But the miners say the deal wasn't held up here is Riley Hewlett, one of the striking coal miners, They told us in the beginning, we know this is a lousy contract. But we're going to give you guys are better one in five years and they had five years to make a better contract and they had no intentions of doing it because they were making their hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars. They lied to us. Mhm. So this has been stewing for years. The strike now into its four months, fourth month. Why is it going for so long? Part of this is that it's not just about money. The main thing here is benefits. For many of these workers. This was the 1st 4th of July. They've had often five years There's a strict attendance policy. Some miners told me stories of things like Their house is catching on fire in the middle of the night and then having to be late because of that, and still getting strikes.

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"riley hewlett" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

04:15 min | 1 year ago

"riley hewlett" Discussed on Here & Now

"Well in these past five years but the minor say the deal wasn't held up. here's riley hewlett. One of the striking coal miners. They told us in the beginning. We know this is a lousy contract. But we're going to give you guys a better one in five years and they had five years to make a better contract and they had no intention to doing it because they were making their hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars. They lied to us So this has been stewing for years the strike now into its four month fourth month. Why is it going for so long. Well part of this is that it's not just about money. The main thing is benefits for many of these workers. This was the first fourth of july. They've had often five years. There's a strict attendance policy Some miners told me stories of things like their houses catching on fire in the middle of the night and then having to be late because of that and still getting strikes on their attendance record for that in just a few strikes and they're out of a job and again here's minor riley hewlett. It wasn't about the money. The rage wasn't the issue. The issue was our insurance for our family. It was about having our holidays often. Having our sunday's off to spend a little time with our family it's never been about the money. How are workers holding up without getting paid for so long any of them. You know considering breaking the picket line going back to work. Well they are getting some financial support from the union and the are getting support from things like food banks at their weekly rallies donations or coming in across the country to help them out. They're still having to take in many cases jobs elsewhere while the working the picket lines. They're doing things. They construction in many cases and jobs aren't paying as well and with all that support. It's still not enough for many of them in some are breaking the picket line and going back to work for the company. So those are the workers. What are the bosses warrior. Met cole saying well in a statement. They said that they are offering some concessions. They say they're willing to relax their attendance policy. They willing to offer to more holidays. And they point out that this is alabama and they're offering pretty good wages for this state but again workers are saying those concessions are not enough for them to get off the picket line You know what's so interesting about the stories. Unlike many coal companies in the country. Right now this one has been doing pretty well in recent years. So how are they holding up financially through this. How long can the company hold out. That is a bit of a question of how long they can last. And they were hurt by this pandemic like a lot of industries but they had a very good past Five years before that making roughly half a billion dollars a year again. This isn't coal used for energy. For burning energy's coal us to make steel. So that's pretty well. These past five years experts. I spoke to say now that markets looking pretty good again as we are Hopefully exiting this pandemic so really. It's a question of how much warrior macos willing to stay out of this market. They do have some workers again crossing that line but the capacity is way down so they can't take advantage of the higher prices right now wasn't long ago just a few months that we were closely watching that failed union driving in amazon facility in bessemer alabama. Now we've got this strike happening in your state. What do you make of both of these events when you view them together. Well i think it'd be real easy dad. This take way of hey surprisingly alabama the south. There's this big union resurgence. But i don't think that's a fair read what's going on is important to note how different these two groups are for the amazon facility. The warehouse there was just the idea of starting a union and for minors here. They've been part of union for in many cases more than one generation. There's also a huge political vied here so a while. The pro union amazon workers really embraced groups. Like black lives matter. These coal miners are much more conservative. They're just not interested in joining up with other left leaning movements. It's also worth noting. That amazon union failed more than two to one. Workers voted against this so while this would be a huge victory for the labor movement and south. If the miners here get a better contract. It's still hard to read.

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