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"uaw" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Iowa are off the production floor and on the picket line About a dozen union members and supporters paced the crosswalk at one of the main roads into the plant They're carrying signs that say UAW on strike Some wave down cars speeding down the street for hunks of support Supporters like Nora Thomas stopped to share food and drinks with people on the picket line She remembers people helping her parents when her dad was on strike at a maytag plant They struggled quite a bit We would have to stop at the union hall to have food that kind of stuff and I just wanted to help pay it forward This scene in Ankeny where John Deere makes farm sprayers that can sell for $400,000 is also playing out at the tractor plant in Waterloo and the factory that makes bulldozers into buch In all more than 10,000 union members are on strike in Iowa Illinois and Kansas The union has instructed workers not to give interviews but they set a clear message recently when 90% voted against deers latest proposed contract That deal would have raised wages at least 5% with lower paid positions like painters earning about $20 an hour But it would have put new hires into a less generous retirement system Dear is on pace to make record profits of nearly $6 billion in 2021 and workers say they're holding out for a larger share of the company's success What's going on is unions are relevant again That's Michael Leroy who teaches labor relations at the University of Illinois It's a reverse dynamic of what happened in the 1980s where the power dynamic rapidly shifted against unions and workers Now it is rapidly shifting in their favor Leroy says large strikes are rare these days at manufacturers like deer which for decades outsourced jobs but that strategy sputtered when the U.S. imposed new tariffs on Chinese products and the supply chain unraveled It worked when labor markets favored employers Now it doesn't work Instead the Roy says unions are pushing back In a statement John Deere says the company is committed to reaching a deal with the UAW that would give workers the best wages in the industry It also says non union employees will keep some production going Alex colvin at Cornell University says companies often bring in replacement workers but because jobs are now so hard to fill strikes may be more effective And I think that's why you're seeing some of these bigger ones both John Deere using Kellogg's multi locations and potentially you know 60,000 entertainment workers across the country Those are pretty hard units to replace Economists say the pressure is on John Deere to end the strike quickly the company needs to keep production lines moving while farmers have the cash to pay.
UAW Members to Vote in Fall on Direct Election of Leaders
"Set to vote this fall on direct election of its leaders. Salads will go out to the W 397,000 members October 12th the due back date a month later. Union monitor. Neil Barofsky, who was appointed by a federal judge as part of a settlement that avoided a government takeover of the union after a wide ranging corruption scandal will announce the results. Currently, union leaders are chosen every four years at a convention with the delegates picked by the local. But the new slate of leaders is picked by the outgoing president. And seldom is there serious opposition.
Ex-UAW Leader Gets Nearly 2 Years in Prison for Corruption
"Hi Mike Ross you're reporting an X. U. A. W. leader gets nearly two years in prison for corruption of former president of the United auto workers was sentenced Tuesday to twenty one months in prison after pleading guilty to embezzlement sixty eight year old Dennis Williams led the way W. from twenty fourteen to twenty eighteen an investigation revealed Williams was part of a scheme that used union dues to finance golf watching and fancy meals according to prosecutors in twenty seventeen Williams turned a three day winter meetings event in palm springs California into a four month stay in a multi year investigation eleven U. A. W. officials and the late official spouse have pleaded guilty since twenty seventeen hi Mike Rossio
Alabama: The Newest Amazon Union Battleground
"Okay lena to understand. What is happening at this alabama warehouse. I'm guessing we should start by looking at some history. Yes and i spoke to just the person for that. Monday is gym specially and i'm a voca auditor for mercedes benz. Us international. We do audits on vehicles. After they're built jim as a very unique perspective on the union voted amazon because his mercedes plant. That was the epicenter of the last time. A super high profile labor battle played out in the state of alabama. And it makes sense that we'd be talking about auto plants because of course. A lot of foreign automakers have been opening factories in the south for decades. Now alex since the nineties yes they brought a lot of new jobs and jim you know he loves his job but he has a pretty glum view of why these foreign car companies came to the south in the first place the coming here because of the fact that there is not a fear of unions. You know they're saying we're just not educated. You know country bumpkins and whatnot. They don't know nothing about unions and don't care a lot of this stems from to work laws and all this other states which say that each worker can choose not to pay union dues still. The auto industry is historically pretty unionized. So the big auto union. The united auto workers decided to go after these new southern factories prompting intense anti union campaigns all labor experts. I talked to about unionization in alabama. Brought up this period of time. Like michael innes jimenez from the university of alabama the board that i'll never forget. Do you want tuscaloosa to be the next detroit. Let's throw race in there too. Obviously but seeing this post industrial city in a lot of pain and blaming the unions and then something incredible happened. workers at volkswagen in. Tennessee voted against the union and vw was the one company that actually wanted a union. It was the governor and republican lawmakers who fought against it from the air things just unraveled nissan workers in mississippi also rejected. The union at jim spits lease mercedes. Plant in alabama. Uaw didn't even petition for a vote. What it all comes down to is getting that vote and we haven't got that in twenty five years on three attempts so this sets the stage for where we are. Now this is. Why alina been asking you. How alabama became the first state to potentially have a unionized amazon warehouse. Right that's why so many people find it surprising. But i actually think that could be one of the three main reasons why this warehouse got to a union votes. So quickly we know amazon has stamped out union attempts and other places perhaps. The company also wasn't expecting such aggressive organizing in alabama compared to more traditionally Activist places. That's factor number. One are the other two to others are about the time and the place. Then let's start with a time. This is one of the things. I heard from the union. That's helping organize amazon workers in bessemer. The unions called the retail wholesale and department store union. And it's president. Stuart applebaum pointed out that this warehouse is only about a year old so it opened right as the pandemic started. I believe that the pandemic opened a lot of people is they understand now that they need a collective voice to stand up for themselves and to protect themselves. I also think that people had expectations when they came in that were not being realized. Amazon has been raking in profits during the pandemic which workers often bring up and also amazon went on a massive hiring spree and this by the way is often when workers ended up gaining some more power which is when they know that the employer needs more workers. The retail union folks say the best. My warehouse workers reached out to them quietly in the summer. They were describing grueling productivity quotas. They wanted to have more say in how they work. How they get disciplined. How they get fired. The union then mobilized support system of other folks from the region who are already unionized particularly workers from poultry plants. Okay and that brings us to your third factor alina. Which is the place right exactly. Professor michael innes jimenez pointed out something notable about alabama on that few people might realize if you follow the border and the coastline between california and maryland. alabama has the highest unionization rate for every state between california maryland. and then throw in tennessee. Also it's a pretty low rate. Only about eight percent of alabama workers are union members which is lower than the national average. But it is higher than all other southern states. And then you've got the specific location of the amazon warehouse which has bessemer. It's a working class. Suburb of birmingham. It's got early roots. In steel and mining and unionized labor. And another thing about bessemer is that it's a community that's predominantly black and the amazon unionization campaign is evoking social justice themes focusing a lot on respect in the workplace and of course this is all happening on the heels of the black lives matter protests. Yes exactly but the union also presented as part of its history. Its members marched with martin luther king junior in the sixties the union president talks about how in the south labor and civil rights battles have always been intertwined and so alina people think that all of these things at the time the place the context will end up making a difference and give alabama. The nation's first unionized amazon warehouse. the union. certainly hope so folks there told me more than half of the workers at the bessemer warehouse signed petitions for union shop. So they think this could be it of course amazon for its part has led a big anti-union campaign. They've got required meetings where workers were told. How union dues our waste of money. How great these jobs are already with all the benefits and the starting wage of fifteen dollars an hour and for context. The minimum wage in alabama is also the federal minimum wage which is seven dollars. Twenty five cents an hour which makes amazon starting wage of fifteen dollars an hour. More than double the alabama minimum. That is actually a big point four. Jim spits lee over the mercedes benz plant as he's watching this big amazon union. Vote play out it'll send a nami ripple but it's going to send one. It's going to let people know that. Hey even people fifteen dollars an hour. Seventeen dollars an hour can have union in their workplace. Bessemer warehouse workers will be voting by mail through the end of march. If this votes exceeds at an anti union place like amazon in alabama. This could turn a whole new page for both the
UAW, US Attorney reach deal to reform union after scandal
"The United Auto Workers in the U. S attorney's office reaches settlement to reform the union in the wake of a wide ranging bribery and embezzlement scandal. Terms of the deal set to be announced this afternoon in a news conference in Detroit. And it comes as the union has been in the throes of a scandal for years as the government probe corruption in its upper ranks.
Nearly 80% of Washington State's ICU Beds Are Full
"Eighty percent of washington state's. Icu beds are full. About a quarter of those patients have or are suspected to have covid nineteen and it's k. Uaw's austin jenkins reports. The situation may get worse before it gets better in the past couple of months. The number of covid patients in providence southwest washington's two hospitals has nearly doubled and the full effects of the thanksgiving holiday have yet to be seen. Unfortunately i think within the next week it's going to be a significant in cova nineteen. This is dr kevin caserta. He's the chief medical officer for providence hospitals in olympia and centralia. He says to prepare for the worst nurses in their quality control and documentation departments are receiving training this week in case they're needed to help with direct patient. Care obviously were hoping not to have to utilize resources such as that but we are planning ahead so that way we can definitely meet the communities needs. He says the best gift. The public can give healthcare workers this holiday season to wear a mask and avoid gatherings.
Former UAW exec gets 2 1/2 years in prison for kickback
"Former top union executive, is heading to prison for corruption. Joseph Ashton, former vice president of the United Auto Workers Union, is sentenced to 2.5 years behind bars for accepting kickbacks. Aston is also a former GM board member of pleaded guilty in December 2 conspiring with other union officials to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars.
With gun deaths up in Seattle, leaders ask how 'to bring us together'
"There have been thirty nine homicides in Seattle so far this year more than there were in all of two thousand, nineteen many victims were killed by guns that's prompted community members to meet in a gun violence roundtable to seek solutions K. UAW's Amy Radel reports Alicia Dasa is apparent whose son was shot and killed in Seattle. Last may she's struggling not only with her son's death, but the deaths of so many other young people since then I feel like right now as a community and as. As parents a metal lost four where we are what we can do. It's so overwhelming in the last few months. Dasa spoke at a roundtable organized by converged media and the South Seattle Emerald Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz told the community members that this year's gun violence statistics are a challenge we are at the highest level in eleven years we've had three hundred, twenty nine shots fired this year. Let me give that perspective. We had three hundred and thirty two. All last year Diaz says the victims of gun violence have been disproportionately young black and male but community members are not calling for more funding for police sean good with the youth intervention program choose one eighty, one city leaders to divert funding from the police to violence prevention groups are we could begin to invest in alternatives but we have to do. So aggressively chief D as says, he has to maintain public safety until new types of emergency responders are ready to go. Amy Radel K. U. O. W. News?
"uaw" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
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"uaw" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"In New York City with their Labor Council. Then by. Nineteen Eighty six there was the hey mark haymarket affair Chicago. Where the workers. Rallied they're trying to get an eight hour day. so many many countries from their followed. Their lead in in trying to have a rallying point each year. To commemorate the compliments of Labor and by nineteen by ninety four Steve. the Congress of the United States established a national holiday commemorating Labor. But interestingly. Labor Day wasn't started as something to demonstrate or march or anything like that. It was started with the idea that everybody in the nation would would remember and commemorate. In honor and celebrate the accomplishments of the Labor movement in. America. So the first Labor Day, I was able to uncover. Happened on September. The fifth of nineteen in eighty two. That was in New, York City as well that. Of course that I Labor Day in New York in nineteen eighty to follow. The pullman? Strike Doesn't infamous strike. The railroads at that time were extraordinarily important to the economy and that was in June of nineteen. Eighteen, eighty, two, and so thirteen. workers died in that strike in the pullman strike which gave birth to A. This notion of labor. Day eventually, because the nation was wounded by that strike and the president at the time grover. CLEVELAND. In a gesture to unity. he got behind the idea to declare a national holiday called Labor Day. So that's that's a little background. Interesting isn't it? Just tried to try and do some quick math in my head. So nineteen, eighty, nine, hundred, and ninety, four, ninety, six at time for a you're looking at. Hundred and twenty some years. So that's A lot of history in lot of been, you know lot of. A great success stories ever since then you know especially with organized labor, you know. One of the things I find Being raised in Flint and being raised three blocks from where the sit down strike occurred. Fisher one. You know. There's a certain burden that you carry in your job. You're the point person at this for history. and. So Flint. Of course, in the nineteen, thirty, seven, sit down strike accomplish the notion that people could bargain collectively. Could Could. In good faith and from that be recognized as bargaining unit for the people who were in those factories. Obviously that's a monumental accomplishment in history. One of the criticisms I've heard a flint by some scholars that you know we celebrate a strike. Nineteen thirty seven strike. And I think that's the point. We don't celebrate strike. We celebrate the birth of something that gave America something that you know has changed the face of this country in ways that a continuing even today I don't know what your point of view is on it but I see people like you who in Ryan Hausky or young. Who have not carried on the great traditions of your union the UAW. But. You're really the new face of the labor movement in this country. And you're not about celebrating strikes 'cause I assume you try not to get a strike if you can help it. but you have a lot of goals, tell us what those goals are, what is the face labor and what is it that they're trying to accomplish. Our goals are pretty much really fundamental goals, our goals, and our our visions are to improve the working condition of all people not just organized labor, not just UAW members but all labor and all the working men women in this country and and. History shows that and that's the purpose of the thirty, six, thirty, seven striking where we would never go back and say Louie did what it was the movement it was it was people. In majority of immigrants might away that came to this country for you know that land of the free brave and slot them came here to avoid religious persecution. But you know they were tired of working conditions they were tired of. Not Getting, equal pay not getting home safe working conditions were you know they? They had called them the one, the one Chevrolet plant, the slaughterhouse because of the sheet metal where people were continuously always getting a cut in. Digits cut and armed cut off and what have you, and at the time the corporation could care less about you know you were no a man working in the plant was no, no, no worth no more than the weakest tool in that plan, and that's what happened is that people had enough they said, wait a minute and you look at as we've progressed since stat is not only is there a lot of labor laws now that that protect workers workman's cop laws and and what have you but there's just all kinds of things. Osha will show and all the different things that we have fought through legislation and what have you to get to protect people. In their working conditions not only if you just because you're union person. But if you are a human being, you deserve some protections in your workplace and yeah, we strive to get better contracts and better pay and better benefits that data's GonNa always continue to be our vision in work and we're social were social movement are one of our big parts of our jobs are helping people helping people. So sometimes when they need it the most whether it's financial hardship and be addictions whether it be whatever issues they have in their life part of our job is to help our brothers and sisters because we are our brothers and sisters keeper now the UAW has Enduring this modern era of labor. Has Really shifted garrison fact just this week there were A. Stories in the media. Away. W. Organizing Hospital workers who are working on cures for cancer and researchers are working on other. A major things in in for example in. Lansing. You represent a large numbers of state workers of. Who? Who have a quite frankly seen some rather remarkable of. Difficult Times during the last administration sought to write them off the books basically and diminish the rights to.
"uaw" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"But like you said, what we do in the community, you know word it's in our DNA. We're huge on supporting like the old news boys and the food banks and the United Ways and can't the outreach centers and just thought they know the homeless centers we one of our. Guys retired he started the The the outreach down there. Dow. Flynn. Just it's. It's. It's really warming to be able to help people out and when you look at our history, you know That's what the UAW has always been about. It's been about. You know not only. Protecting People's right in contracts and benefits that actually you know they trickle down everybody in its we're social movement. We believe it's in our DNA. We believe to give back to those less fortunate. We are to give back in the communities where we work and live. So Labor Day is also a time historically to celebrate that social movement and it's it's it's time to celebrate the accomplishments of of labor, not just the UAW, but labor across the nation in both the economic sphere, which obviously in Flint, you're doing more than your part at the truck plant, as well as as you indicated trying to make a the. At least in social safety net and show that this country cares for everyone doing your part I wanNA break here I'm going to play the song nineteen, Thirty, seven by Dan Hall which Ruben burks had big part of helping. Become sort of an anthem for the UAW.
Farm Workers Face Double Threat: Wildfire Smoke And COVID-19
"Farm, workers do not have the option to work from home in California. They faced the elements not just covert. But also record heat and wildfires Eric Mahoney. Of K. A.. Z., you reports from a strawberry field in Salinas California. farmworkers swiftly picks a row of strawberries. He tosses to the ground, the bruise berries that won't sell the others into their plastic clam shells. The air quality is better on this day but just a few weeks ago the sun glowed orange and ash fell from the sky after a wildfire erupted nearby has do sell Mata. The foreman says the smoke was so thick in mid August that it hurt the cruise sinuses. We must. Be We stop for our safety. He says, we had to stop for one day and that wasn't easy call. He's in charge of sixty five people who are paid more money. The more they pick, it's been a tremendously difficult year Dr Caroline Kennedy Cares for farmworkers. She directs nine clinics in Monterey County where agriculture is a leading industry you they home when the air quality doesn't make you feel well or do you just go back to work these are markers who are predominantly Latino feed the world yet they're struggling to feed their own families and They've been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus in Monterey County alone more than seventy percent of cases are among the Tino's often they go back to very congested living situations and everyone in the family is infected cove nineteen patients tell Kennedy they just can't take a deep breath that's compounded by wildfire smoke under a California regulation that took effect last year employers must provide proper masks to outdoor workers when air quality degrades to a certain level whether or not the workers are required to actually put on the mask depends on how bad the air quality is. The messaging is confusing says Richard Steadman who runs the regional air resources district when the air is bad, the general public is told to stay indoors I. See workers being advised that they can go out into the field and exert themselves as long as they have in their possession, a mask that's not very protective. The united farm workers says even. So enforcement of the regulation is a problem Armando Alana's is with the UAW. The. Vast majority of farmers were not provided have not been provided and ninety five mass. You W conducted a statewide poll in. August. To get a better understanding of the situation workers told Atlanta's there is felt like they were burning but you know they were they were more worried about. Trying, to make ends meet trying to pay the rent with multiple wildfires in California and a pandemic that's making and ninety five's hard to find the state answered calls for help and shipped around one point four million masks, two counties throughout the state. Henry. Gonzales the Agricultural Commissioner for Monterey County says he's received over three, hundred, thirty, thousand were. Really, the odds and we were able to get those considering their scarcity. Back at the strawberry field in Salinas. Gonzales watches worker is snapped closed the fruit containers he says showing up to this job can be a risk, but the produce can't wait. They're ready when they're ready and if you're not there to harvest, they're going to go to waste which means less money for companies, smaller paychecks, farmworkers, and fewer strawberries in grocery carts losses that might be necessary to protect farm workers help. For NPR News America. Mahoney in Salinas California.
Farm Workers Face Double Threat: Wildfire Smoke And COVID-19
"Farm workers do not have the option to work from home in California. They faced the elements not just covert. But also record heat and wildfires Eric Mahoney of K.. A. Z.. You reports from a strawberry field in Salinas California. farmworkers swiftly picks a row of strawberries. He tosses to the ground, the bruise berries that won't sell the others into their plastic clam shells. The, air quality is better on this day but just a few weeks ago the sun glowed orange and ash family. The Sky after a wildfire erupted nearby has do sell Mata. The foreman says the smoke was so thick in mid August that it hurt the cruise sinuses for. We must. Be We. Stop for our safety. He says, we had to stop for one day and that wasn't easy call. He's in charge of sixty five people who are paid more money. The more they pick it's been a tremendously difficult year Dr Caroline Kennedy Cares for farmworkers. She directs nine clinics in Monterey County where agriculture is a leading industry you they home when the air quality doesn't make you feel well or do you just go back to work these are markers who are predominantly Latino feed the world yet they're struggling to feed their own families and They've been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus in Monterey County alone more than seventy percent of cases are among the Tino's often they go back to very congested living situations and everyone in the family is infected cove nineteen patients tell Kennedy. They just can't take a deep breath that's compounded by wildfire smoke under a California regulation that took effect last year employers must provide proper masks to outdoor workers when air quality degrades to a certain level whether or not the workers are required to actually put on the mask depends on how bad the air quality is. The messaging is confusing says Richard Steadman who runs the regional air resources district when the air is bad the general public is told to stay indoors what I see workers being advised that can go out into the field and exert themselves as long as they have in their possession, a mask that's not very protective. The united farm workers says even so enforcement of the regulation is a problem Armando Alana's is with the UAW? The vast majority of farmers were not provided have not been provided and ninety five mass. You W conducted a statewide poll in August to get a better understanding of the situation workers told Atlanta's there is felt like they were burning, but you know they were they were more worried about. Trying to make ends meet trying to pay the rent with multiple wildfires in California and pandemic. That's making and ninety five's hard to find the state answered calls for help and shipped around one point four million masks two counties throughout the State Henry Gonzales the Agricultural Commissioner for Monterey County says he's received over three, hundred, thirty, thousand were. Really the odds and we were able to get those considering their scarcity. Back. At the strawberry field in Salinas Gonzales watches worker is snapped closed the fruit containers he says showing up to this job can be a risk, but the produce can't wait. They're ready when they're ready and if you're not there to harvest, they're going to go to waste which means less money for companies, smaller paychecks, farmworkers, and fewer strawberries in grocery carts losses that might be necessary to protect farm workers help. For NPR News America Mahoney in Salinas
Former UAW President Charged With Conspiring to Embezzle Union Funds
"Well the former president of the United auto workers union charged with embezzling more than a million dollars from union coffers according to the indictment former UAW president Gary Jones along with regional director Vance Pearson and other union officials fraudulently obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars of U. A. W. funds arranging a master account with hotels across the country used for union conferences and meetings but then diverted hundreds of thousands of dollars of U. A. W. funds for the personal benefit of select cedar UAW officials some of the money was also allegedly funneled to vendors for cigars clothing and golf outings Ribeiro
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"Former UAW president Jerry Jones has been charged with embezzling more than a million dollars from the union with several other ex officials who a pleaded guilty the feds charge than a master account had arrangements with luxury hotels for union conferences and meetings mostly relating to region five in Missouri where Jones had been director the criminal information says they were used to divert hundreds of thousands of dollars of U. A. W. funds for the personal benefit of select senior UAW officials including Jones the FBI and IRS raided the home of Jones in canton township and also raided a home in California belonging to former president Dennis Williams Jones is expected to plead guilty in a process that could see the U. S. government moving in and taking control of the U. A. W. it'll be the last sale at art van art van plans to close all of its stores in Michigan Illinois Indiana Missouri and Ohio thousands of art van employees will lose their jobs the company operates under the brands art van furniture art van puresleep and Scott shop trying the company says liquidation sales will begin Friday a rare closing of a Walmart around here the Walmart supercenter in Ypsilanti township will close Walmart says the decision was made based on the store's financial performance Walmart will offer transfer options to two hundred twenty employees three other Walmart supercenters exist within seventeen miles of this store which is closing airlines stand to lose billions in sales of corona virus continues to spread that's according to the air transport association correspondent Christina Ali G. reports what happened in a meeting between the airline CEOs and the trump administration the.
Coronavirus Impact on Global Economy More Muted Than Expected
"The total number of coronavirus infections globally is more than seventy six thousand and as days passed the virus extends further and further not just physically but by sending economic ripple effects to the global economy as well marketplaces Justin how has more we know it's impacting demand in the region China is the world's biggest car market in a Chinese trade group reported that car sales are down ninety two percent there the consulting firm Anderson economic group also just came out with an analysis saying that the virus because auto production to drop by an estimated two million units this year its CEO told us that would be the equivalent of seven times the UAW strike against General Motors last year another report from the international air transport association is predicting a thirteen percent decline in passenger demand for air travel in Asia global demand is expected to drop to which would be the first decline since the financial crisis and the virus is predicted cost airlines about thirty billion dollars in lost
Former UAW official pleads guilty to corruption charges
"The federal investigation into you a W. corruption is continuing former union official Edward Nick Robinson is expected to be the next U. A. W. officer to plead guilty he's due in court February eighteenth former region five director Vance Pearson played guilty to embezzlement and other charges yesterday and is cooperating with the government he was a twelve person to be convicted so what's next in the federal investigation WJR scan reveals he has the latest the criminal case is not over yet but when it is U. S. attorney Matthew Schneider says it's a possibility the U. S. government will step in and oversee the United auto workers union
2020 Chicago Auto Show
"Auto analyst extraordinaire here I know he's there in Chicago getting ready for the big Chicago Auto Show first of all Mr given have you had a sneak peek into the show you you had a few things this is going to be mostly about pickup trucks SUVs what a mid cycle refresh you Chevy as the new P. court ox Jeepers got a mole hobby version of its gladiator pick up something you can take out in the desert that that things along those lines that and we're hoping to see a couple of other refreshes the vehicle today nothing major but you know bread and butter all right in the middle of the industry pick ups and SUVs this seems to me the edges right now when it comes to car manufacturing I know I mean Toyota of course all we use does well there you know the second best selling car company you in the world right behind Volkswagen Volkswagen lead the an update of its atlas here as well in the U. S. G. M. kind of have some momentum that some mock cool new products coming out with that should be on a Chevy I'm sorry GMC Hummer that going to be coming in there and a couple of years are getting a lot of attention as well all right let's go go look into the a numbers now the big three Ford Chevrolet GM if you will and Chrysler how are they all doing right what what what you're about to be our Chrysler a little bit later today when when it comes to four they had a rough sport ordering people were not expecting at the they had a lot of calls from the new GM the new contract with the UAW they also have had a lot of warranty issues that actually deal with this city Chicago they had trouble getting things right at the Chicago assembly plant that's cost them a lot of money so their earnings were a disappointment they were hit on wallstreet because of that GM actually surprised people up making a tidy little some even with the strike and saying that the the the coming year was going to be slightly better so white now GM's earnings what were the most impressive of the bunch but we're waiting for fiat Chrysler corruption charges against the Nissan smiley has had it looks like a damaging effect on the brand although the they make you know I think a nice looking of vehicles what's the latest with the Nissan now and can make a make a correction here worldwide yeah the the big issue with Nissan is our SUVs haven't really caught on that much with with with people so that his first I mean it's kind of product related things they were hot for a couple of years but they haven't had anything really you know I catching a and something that people want a while about their latest introduction was nice to was the new center but that was a small car last night at the show they showed the front tier they say it's going to be redesigned next year but they also showed somebody who had a frontier from seven that they had driven over a million miles and you know that was meant to show the liability simply put the two vehicles side by side they look a lot alike so it it kind of show people that they haven't updated their line up in awhile so that that's what's hurting them more than the Carlos Ghosn thing interestingly enough the Nissan of course Honda a Toyota kia of a lot of the Asian markets is still staying with the the standard as sedans if you will it's probably good move right now with the forty Chevy kind of getting out of that department what do you think things were going to ally with the American public are we still going by either small SUVs are midsize SUVs for the most part outside of the old like for example your F. one fifties in your Chevy truck somewhat heavy you have a small to mid size SUV seems to be the bread and butter the market I mean that is the family car so to speak so there will still be around I I talked to an analyst to set their settling in at about twenty two to twenty five percent of the market so you know that that that's a substantial part of the market but it's not enough for everybody to support it so with the Detroit three leaving that market in the Asians pretty much staying in that market as well as folks wagon you know water was counted kind of found its level we with just a few name plates in the mid size sedan and small car market you know they can still have healthy sales verses everybody having it so it it seems to be we found an equilibrium idea about forty second let's talk a little bit about Tesla I mean they've been killing it on the stock market they did have a a break yesterday finally his people separate but we're gonna start to do some celebs but with an alley tests about a let's talk about the brand so it what time what kind of saturation do you expect as a it seems to expand and a what's it going to mean in fuel costs you know not just fuel costs but also taxes because a lot of taxes or related to fuel when it comes to the United States and a lot of the states as far as road repairs and such yeah I mean a lot of states are going to be looking at how they change their tax base but you know this will be a lot of reviews on the market that was a warning about Tesla but Tessler still has the bars I mean the Audi you try on the jaguar I face are out there but task was the one that the people are looking at and the reason the stock price went up as they actually got rid of some of their execution issues that have been kind of well it building the vehicle so you know is there going to be a burst that bubble who knows people have been saying that for years and the stock prices been
"uaw" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"One good news for people that circulate petitions in hopes of changing Michigan's Constitution or Michigan's chickens law Christine Raven. Yes yes the two thousand eighteen. Lame duck session the GOP bunch of bills as they do to get them in place before for the Democrats are in an office. One of these bills was meant to make it. More difficult for initiatives like voters not auditions so and and in short what it did was it required that no more than fifteen percent of ballot initiative signatures could come from anyone congressional district. Petitioners had to sign affidavits regarding whether they are paid or unpaid and three they had to display that designation on their petitions. The appeals court ruled that these imposed unconstitutional burdens on though Oh signing and circulating ballot initiatives and that no real governmental interests were were asserted or served by these things. But I do WanNa take a moment as I do during during the quick takes to make the quick takes longer and tell you the story of this bill it was this lame duck. Bill was introduced and read for the first time on December sixth fix on December twelve. It was reported out of committee. Read a second time a third time passed with immediate effect and this is in the House that it all happened on one day and then on December twenty first it went to the Senate. The Senate suspended the rules. Read the bill third time passed it with immediate effect returns the bill to the house where the house suspended the rules again to avoid the one day. Delay that they're supposed to have. They then voted on a standard amendment. Passed it again and the bill. Bill was ordered enroll. All that happened one day. Twelve twenty eight. It was signed into law by Snyder. Filed with the Secretary of state went into immediate effect. That is how fast the legislature can work. If they want to Jocelyn Benson asked for an opinion in January Dana nessel declared parts of it unconstitutional in May so they appealed than the Appeals Court issued issued their ruin. Okay issue number two Michael Bloomberg his just spending a fortune almost three hundred million dollars by now on his presidential campaign. He's continuing to pump money into do a targeted gun safety campaign. Amy Yes Bloomberg on. He picked up this issue. And I find that rather interesting. It's he's an unconventional candidate with unconventional tactics He's leveraging the numbers on gun control possibly to his favor will that remains to be seen. He's partnered with the group every retail gun safety who intend to drop sixty million ads this year about sensible gone regulations. These groups are becoming more popular than the gun lobby particularly the array who is struggling with leadership issues much like the U. A. W. and I believed nights during the Super Bowl Bloomberg is going to run an ad about about gun safety and that'll cost a small fortune too and you know most people watching the super bowl or probably not going to be interested in gun safety ads. This one will be good though. It's on facebook facebook already obviously. We're talking on Sunday before the Super Bowl but it's on facebook already in it features a football player so I think it's actually going to be a really good ad for him. Our next issue can Democrats flip the Michigan House of Representatives new data provided from the daily Co says absolutely in their morning in Digest. They actually broke out the vote district by district in Michigan. And they show that Gretchen. WHITMER actually defeated bill shoot if fifty three forty four to become governor. Later in the district's she carried fifty six of the one hundred ten house seats. So if the Democrats can flip the four house seats that went for Whitmer but also went Republican. Thanks to Gerrymander. They can make the difference in who controls the House of Representatives. Now the Senate's not up in the election action this year so to remain a Republican Senate but a democratic house would have a huge impact. And we'll have a link to the entire article in our show notes talking about the the seats. One of them is over in West Michigan in the grand rapids area and the others. I think are Oakland County seats. But they're all very close. They're all carried by both whitmer and stabbing in two thousand eighteen. Of course turnout will be the big issue. There and finally among our quick takes the magical disappearing candidate John James Amy Tolls about it. Yeah alleged Republican Senate candidate John..
"uaw" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"And Ronald Reagan into that and there are always new polls most of them horserace polls matching candidates but some new research from Glenn Gareth underwritten by the Greater Detroit Chamber Chamber of Commerce provides some real insights into how Michigan voters feel on the policy issues. So let's take a look at that. I thought this was an amazing interesting. I think Paul it is and we will publish the entire poll on the website. We'll have a link to it so people can take a look at it by a two to one better than two to one. What margin almost three to one Michigan? Voters believed the national economy is on the right track. Fifty one percents that it's better. Twenty eight percents. It's the same sixteen point. Two percent said it was worse. I think that in part is due to what is going on right now in the auto industry and it's also very fragile number if the economy let me starts to slow down we all know that if there's any slowdown in the national economy Michigan takes it between the eyebrows because it is we were the first ones to fill it because it hits the auto industry so ard and that is a huge concern. But there's also a differentiation between views of families that have retirement accounts for one on case and those who do not if you've got retirement funds but fifty eight percent feel. The economy is better. But if you don't only about a third say ah did is better and that is the differentiation that I think Democrats can really play off of that. This is a very uneven economy even though the unemployment rate is low and it would seem that the stock market is doing very well stock market doing wells. Only good for you if you're in the stock market. Yeah it's just a matter of people understanding the indicators of the economy doing well I think I took away some different things and I don't want to derail the what you brought up here. But the top issue among African American voters at twenty three point one percent was the possibility of war voters aged eighteen to twenty nine said it was also the most pressing issue in the nation. I thought that was really really Like it's not surprising you do know that war has you know an uneven effect among amongst people but war actually it has already slipped to the back of my mind last couple of weeks because there's so much stuff going on and of course the Democrats want a lot of elections Chins in two thousand eighteen on the issue of health. Care and the numbers on healthcare. Very striking it kind of reinforces. What I felt? Were the numbers all along. Basically the people all of Michigan do not like the idea of Medicare for all the findings just among Democrats fifty one point. Four percent like Medicare for all that wanted the MM Biden Buddha Judge Club. Hr Position Twenty three percent Medicare for all which is Sanders and Warren. I think that is really going to be a critical issue. Maybe not so much in the primary as it is going to be in. The General in general is even more pronounced as Republicans way in the overwhelming majority of Americans want to have have either improvements to the affordable care act medicare for all some tweaks to the affordable care act those two categories. That's fifty five percent for said twenty percent overall Medicare for all and eight and a half percent since they leave. The system. Alone is working fine. There's really nothing wrong with it. I was surprised at how many people were happy with their employer based healthcare. I personally on my family had an experience where you find out pretty damn quick once you have a major illness in the household and the person that is providing that healthcare the employee can't work anymore. How quickly even with long-term disability every dime of that is going to go to playing your Cobra or to Buying on the open market. So it's you lose your money pretty darn quick so that employer healthcare is really based on on you staying employed there so just make sure all your injuries and illnesses are very minor another thing. That's really good. News for Democrats in this polling and they can hammer trump by a margin of ninety five to four percent Michigan. Voters agree that health insurance companies should be required to cover people with preexisting conditions. Eighty percent under that is strong support. Trump is currently suing through his Justice Department to end that requirement for health insurance companies and the voters need to be reminded of it constantly instantly that his is a much Achilles heel for him is his moral turpitude and regulatory rollback like that. Some industries don't necessarily like like that because they tool up so to speak even insurance agencies. They tool up for the regulations that are in place and they don't like that sexual and change in political winds this buffeting them another important series of findings related to our roads problem and the people of Michigan. Got The message from Gretchen. Whitmer in two thousand eighteen roads and bridges our number one challenge facing this nation. That was the number one issue by a large margin thirty percent roads and bridges eighteen percents of jobs and economy seven percents eh education education spending six point three percent water and sewer infrastructure. Fix The damn roads is a pretty darn good message. I'll be interested to see if Gretchen when we're emphasizes that inner state of the Union response on Tuesday. What are the things I thought was interesting about? All of these results seemed to reinforce that that moderate position that the majority of people according to that one poll really what another thing that I thought was interesting was was that on almost all of these issues. The Democrats should be winning at the more progressive position. It's favored by the majority. You see that strong support for pre existing conditions being covered strong support for something being done with insurance Medicare I care for all or You know expanding. ACA whatever liberals are really winning on all of those issues except for when it comes to you remember meets out so to speak of getting something done. Yeah when the rubber reached the road. Most voters want that money handled at the local level bill. Republicans like the counties. Basically spend the road money. Democrats want state government to do it about a third of them independence. They'll like it to go to the local government to spend the money overall. It is pretty well divided between who should spend the money I found when I was doing doors during a pay kind of commission campaign last sure that people were very supportive of paying more money for roads if they knew for sure that one that was going to be there roads in to it was going to be the rose it was not going to be diverted off into something els and wasted as they say by government on some other program. It's got the transportation and luckily leadership is generally more accessible to you not to mention that if you look at you know township or City Councils County boards. I mean a lot of those people just your neighbors anyway and you already knew them if fewer of long-term resident there so that doesn't surprise me. There was that civility piece in this poll to that Local governments had the highest astray. Civility So I for what it's worth. Think that people just generally like they Elected officials closest to them. A few other bullet points from the survey and again we will have it a link to it on our website the support for extending the Elliot Larsen Civil Rights Act to LGBTQ. Oh Gee Btcu Michiganders' huge support seventy seven to sixteen in favor of that. Eighty eight percent support requiring hands free driving devices vices. No more holding onto your cellphone at your ear Either Bluetooth or something to talk on the phone and seventy seven percent strongly support hands-free hands-free legislation. That was a few years ago. That was like the third rail of politics. She didn't want to tell people they couldn't use their phones in their cars and now they are very supportive quarter of it. I think people have seen what it means on. The road scares the hell out of me all the time. I see people on their phone and you know if they do something weird ahead of you. If you look hard you'll see. They're talking on their phone. It was just like the seatbelt law remember. There was a lot of resistance to the seat belt. Law and people have finally understood the difference that it made in savings Lia- saving lives. Now people are used to it now but It's you know it's something I wouldn't even consider because of the actual safety piece of of it now. I understand it better. One other series of numbers that I think is really interesting. They asked people to give grades on a one to ten scale on civility for various types types of public officials. The most civil with a score of six point seven local city in township government and the mayor or township supervisor her followed by the Governor of Michigan she came in third then the state legislature followed by the US House of Representatives and Senate followed by the the President of the United States g Donald Trump. Not Civil can't believe that and then right at the bottom social media which is exactly where it belongs but we amazing lazing is Republicans voted the president the most civil of the entities an average score of seven point six while you talk about delusional allusions. That is crazy. Yeah I I don't know where they could get that much they just are looking at everybody.
Fiat Chrysler's UAW members ratify new four-year contract
"The United auto workers have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new four year contract with fiat Chrysler ABC's when the Lopez the vote means the United auto workers union has settled with all three Detroit automakers the union saying Wednesday that about seventy one percent of fiat Chrysler workers voted in favor of the deal which includes a nine thousand dollar bonus per worker upon ratification the company also promised four point five billion dollars worth of new investments in US factories General Motors ratified in agree in an October with you a W. union workers after a forty day strike the third
UAW union leaders recommend approval of Fiat Chrysler labor deal
"Union leaders from fiat Chrysler factories are sending a new four year deal to a membership vote the forty seven thousand members of the United auto workers union will vote on that deal Friday let local leaders assembled at yesterday in Detroit to to go over the packet includes at nine thousand dollar bonus worker upon ratification the company's promised four and a half billion dollars worth of new investments in US
UAW leaders approve Fiat Chrysler labor deal
"United auto workers union leaders in Detroit today leases he tells us they're meeting could eventually lead to a vote on a new contract for some workers group is reviewing details of a new tentative four year deal with fiat Chrysler after today's meeting they'll decide whether or not to recommend sending the contract to you a W. members for a vote now if they do approve the
Vance Pearson resigns as director of UAW Region 5 following union's effort to oust him
"Orleans another leader of the United auto workers union has resigned today amid a federal corruption pro dance Pearson is facing federal charges of participating in a one point five million dollar embezzling scheme he's the second union leader to resign recently with president Gary Jones stepping down after being implicated in the corruption probe Pearson has also resigned his U. A. W. membership his attorney says he's going to be focusing on his criminal case Pearson was the director of you a W. region five covering seventeen states including his home state of
UAW president resigns after GM alleges union leaders took bribes
"United auto workers president Gary Jones abruptly resigned on Wednesday the action capped a day that saw union leaders move to oust him and General Motors accusing rival fiat Chrysler in a lawsuit bribing union officials to get more favorable contract terms from the U. A. W. in a statement fiat Chrysler called the lawsuit meritless
"uaw" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"The General Motors UAW strike which is now and I believe they fifteen. this is news radio seven hundred WLW traffic and weather news radio seven hundred W. L. jelly Cincinnati Fairfield police confirming two bodies were pulled from a pond in Butler County this is the two o'clock report good morning I'm rob carpenter breaking now police remain on the scene this morning after that deadly night sore after a deadly night near the villages of Wildwood apartments in Fairfield after a truck drove into a nearby pond at around seven thirty last night I witnesses believing that the driver of that red truck drove the vehicle on purpose into the former golf course pond policing a juvenile was pulled from the pond by good Samaritan walking his dog now the child was taken to hospital it should be just fine however just after twelve a this morning police confirming a man's body and a six year old girls body pulled from the pond police say it appears the man was the father and the girl was his daughter they believe as well the four year old boy who survived again was the man saw now the latest traffic and weather together just a look at the traffic cameras this early Tuesday morning and no major delays are accidents on the freeway side streets looking good as well but if you do see an accident for two one six three nine seven eight Kate aid news. welcome his forecasts from the advanced dentistry weather center we moving your fear of seeing the dentist with the help of IV sedation learn more at no fear dentist dot com looking for temperatures to drop into the eighties and some seventies that people struggle to get there but we should be there by the time you wake up in the morning Tuesday it looks to be another hot day with a high of ninety three from your severe weather station nine first warning forecaster raven Richard newsradio seven hundred W. O. W. still a muggy seventy five in the tri state news a service of progressive insurance police continue their investigation after a vehicle drives off the Ronald Reagan highway crashing below it called well and made channel five saying that nine one one call coming in and around seven last night on the call. well. one. okay all right. under. yeah the officers that they're on their way okay the driver of the vehicle taken to the hospital with serious injuries him of the county voters will decide in March if they won a point eight percent sales tax levy to help on public transportation which faces a one hundred sixty point five million dollar deficit over the next decade without it with twenty five percent of the fund going to infrastructure projects the levee approved by the southwest Ohio regional transit authority board of trustees Monday to put on the March seventeenth twenty twenty ballot would update the metro bus fleet create new transit centers in park and rides at new routes longer service increased frequency and it would improve service for access which serves individuals with disabilities voters have rejected the last four proposals to fund transportation with the sales tax I'm Sean Gallagher newsradio seven hundred W. L. W. F. B. I. stats showing tens of thousands of children under the age of ten arrested over a five year period now it comes as one Florida community recently criticizing police for arresting two elementary kids went to six year old students were arrested at in Orlando Florida school it sparked outrage in the community the grandmother of one of the students says it was over a tantrum the school resource officer who made the arrest was eventually fired and all the charges against the children dropped police chief Orlando alone apologized to the parents we could not fathom the idea of a six year old being put in the back of a police car in to be honest with you it's still shocking to us but according to the FBI nearly thirty thousand children under the age of ten have been arrested nationwide between two thousand thirteen and two thousand seventeen the records compiled by the FBI also show those numbers jump between the ages of ten to twelve with two hundred and twenty eight thousand arrested during that same time span the arrests appear to have peaked in two thousand fourteen lease at the row.
"uaw" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"UAW members against General Motors now there are concerns about healthcare coverage. they were just born and general motors'. General Motors says employees on strike do you have coverage it's just taking on a different form the company releasing a statement saying quote wall on strike some benefits to being funded by the union's strike fund and in this case hourly employees are eligible for union paid cobra so their health care benefits can continue fox's Lauren Blanchard says some progress was reported in Tuesday's talks miss international forensic teams began examining the remnants of the weapons used in the weekend attack on a Saudi oil refinery war drums are beating louder in the region administration says it's considering a range of responses Iran releasing the letter it's sent to the U. S. via Switzerland warning against any attack on Iran saying the response will not be limited to its source Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin sultan says the attack on the oil infrastructure poses a real test of global wheeled confront subversive acts secretary of state Mike Pompeii was now on his way to the Middle East secretary of state kicks off the strip in Jeddah where he is slated to meet with Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman he then goes on to Abu Dhabi to see the U. A. E.'s prince Mohammed bin Zayed Julian Turner in Polson Montana penny Baumgartner decided to do something something out to be done about speeders in her neighborhood so she's perch to chair in her front yard and points a hair dryer at them hoping she can fool the speakers in the thinking it's a radar gun they forget to slow.
"uaw" Discussed on AP News
"Forty nine thousand UAW members walked out on GM early this morning after the union said months of negotiations over wages plant closures and other issues with the auto maker hadn't budged enough James cotton in Detroit is one of the striking employees he says he'll stick it out for as long as it takes to get a fair contract we will in the door we have is going to be tough it's gonna be hard I can't deny. I only have to keep five workers of shut down thirty three manufacturing plants across nine states twenty two parts distribution warehouses it's the first national strike by the union since the two day walk out back in two thousand seven hi Matt small. Saudi oil attacks I'm to McGuire with an A. P. news minutes Saudi Arabia says it's additional investigation indicates a rainy and weapons were used in Saturday's attacks on its oil facilities president trump earlier in the day said he is waiting for a definitive answer having some very strong studies done but it's certainly looking that way at this moment and will let you know the attack knocked out about fifty percent of Saudi Arabia's daily crude oil production oil prices jumped by some fourteen percent today on world markets a gas leak suspected an explosion in Farmington Maine the killed a fire captain injured eight other people this morning police spokeswoman jostling Kelly says the two story building housing leave a nonprofit that serves people with cognitive intellectual disabilities was destroyed multiple homes in the area were damaged and the lead building was totally destroyed blast killed sixty eight year old fire captain Michael bell injured his brother fire chief Terry bell five other firefighters a maintenance worker and an ambulance worker were also hurt I'm typical wire AP digital news back in a moment. thank.
"uaw" Discussed on KCRW
"Hundreds of UAW workers walked the picket line outside GM's flint Michigan truck assembly plant instead of working on the assembly line just get Gilbert has worked for GM for thirteen years she says she had to move to flint after the automaker closed its Lordstown Ohio plant earlier this year job security is a big thing because I don't want to have to keep moving my family is my fifth plant contract talks broke down over the weekend the union says the two sides remain far apart on pay benefits and healthcare coverage a GM spokesman says their goals to reach an agreement that builds a stronger future for its employees and its business for NPR news I'm Steve Carmody in flint Michigan for the second time in less than six months Israelis are preparing to head to the polls tomorrow to elect a new parliament embattled prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu fail to build a coalition last time and he's fighting to hang on today he vowed to annex all the settlements in the Israeli occupied west bank a move that would be vehemently opposed by Palestinians and much of the international community I mean he held in Washington and you're listening to NPR news. for the day the bone that foundation news room this is Casey are W. on a Monday September sixteenth come Larry Pareil here's what's happening at three thirty two an Associated Press investigation has allegedly revealed a dark side to booming sales of the cannabis extract C. B. D.. of the cannabis business say the non psychoactive element in cannabis and hemp can help treat ailments among other things investigation found some companies are substituting cheap and dangerous street drugs for the real thing as part of the investigation reporter in LA purchased five eight cartridges or pods that were advertised as delivering smoke apple C. B. D. lab testing show two of them contained synthetic marijuana governor Newsome has a lot of bills to sort through this week if he signs one of them all of California State University and you see these would be required to offer abortion pills to students who ask for them former governor brown vetoed a similar bill late last year last year he said it was unnecessary thanks to healthcare access off campus but state senator Connie label who authored the bill says that forces students to choose between delaying important medical care or having to miss class for work here's Dr Julie cantor of UCLA speaking to K. C. R. W.'s press play the intent here is to make women who are on campus is able to access the bore shin earlier and that it's not burdensome that it's something that they can have just when they go to that third normal student clinic Kantor says the biggest legal challenge critics could bring its concerns over public funds and student fees going toward causes they don't support but legislators are one step ahead the bill is funded by private monies than they actually have language in in the bill saying that we're having no discussion about whether you're required to use public funds in in fact were providing these private funds for yelp about most of California's four hundred thousand female students and these campuses will benefit if Newsome does sign the bill it wouldn't take effect until January of twenty twenty three promote a law enforcement had its work cut out after a fall out for them after LA county fair officials got an email saying it was a threat of a mass shooting at the fairgrounds turned out to be hoaxes KCRW Spaulding Velasco reports twenty two year old Eric VS in your own from cellmark was arrested late Friday for making the bogus claim that there would be a mass shooting on Sunday in an email to fair officials. turns out he was just trying to avoid going to the fair with his parents according to Pomona police chief Michael all the very the young man thought if you cause chaos and confusion at the fair he'd have an excuse not to go so obviously in today's world a message like that is very concerning all the very said that within hours local law enforcement and the FBI tracked down the sender of the email and took the S. and your into custody police said increased security at the fair made it possible to resolve the.
"uaw" Discussed on WGN Radio
"The UAW says both sides are very far apart on economic issues the just planes river well crest later today it though is that sixteen feet cresting four feet above flood stage over the past few days the merry at Lincoln shire had valley thank you waited some guests and then your Lyman told WGN TV the other day his home flooded and he had to be rescued also when was really bad we ended up while waiting through the water there and this is just the one finally got out of there is just the car was really filling up with water fire department was waiting for us. and the village of Lincolnshire remains under a flood warning until Tuesday Germany is condemning the attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia and calling for de escalation in the region the foreign ministry in Berlin said today there can be no justification for such an attack on Saudi Arabia civilian and critical infrastructure this attack knocked out virtually half of the oil facility in Saudi Arabia and is expected to drive up gas prices dramatically a thirty five year old man is in critical condition after being shot in Lincoln Park early this morning police say it happened in the four hundred block of west Fullerton with a man was standing on the sidewalk and hit by gunfire from a passing S. U. V. he got into another S. U. V. and was taken to the Fullerton redline station where police and an ambulance were called no one is in custody. will be installing hundreds of yards of barriers along Lake Michigan to guard against flood damage from upcoming storms this fall and winter mayor Lightfoot says also contributing to this the height lake levels which had been an ongoing issue crews started work in recent days they'll continue through the rest of the month and two more cases of legionnaire's disease have been confirmed in Kane county here's WGN's Bob Kessler that means there are now fourteen cases confirmed in Batavia which includes twelve residents of the covenant living at the homestead retirement community Illinois department of public health officials say the new cases are part of the same community based outbreak state of Illinois so five hundred twelve reported cases of legionnaire's disease last year with two hundred eighty five confirm so far this year Bob Kessler WGN news sports traffic and weather next on WGN. Chicago news on demand northwestern medicine brings you WGN radio flash briefing all Amazon smart speakers set your news preference for WGN radio then say play the headlines.
"uaw" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Now the UAW is telling its members to report to their jobs as normal presidents of union locals that represent GM workers will meet Sunday morning and after that the union will announce if there will be a strike it if so when the UAW says they are still talking with GM but they remain far apart on a number of issues Jeff Gilbert CBS news Detroit whole foods is cutting health benefits for its part time workers starting next year whole foods employees have to work at least thirty hours a week to qualify for company health insurance benefits up from the two. the hours a week currently demanded under the new plan about nineteen hundred workers could be without medical coverage public health officials in Maine say they have identified a cute case of hepatitis a and a food service worker and say other people might have been exposed the main center for disease control is recommending hepatitis a vaccination to anyone who ate drank gore worked at captain fishes Boothbay harbor boat trips in Boothbay harbor on September second fourth or fifth it says people who visited the business on several dates between August nineteenth on the thirtieth might also have been exposed but they are outside the window during which the vaccine could prevent the illness Mike Backlund WBZ Boston's newsradio in sports the red Sox beat the Phillies in Philadelphia tonight two to one Suzanne.
"uaw" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Workers the UAW in their future and their pensions in the left to get GM working on like the token black the token woman I was the token young person and guess what mostly directed at cook people of color you see we got Jim crow sneaking back and now I made it through great with me go to Joe three oh three three oh and help me in this fight thank you very much we choose science over fiction which over fax yeah we'd sure if we choose truth over a fax science excuse me sorry about that sleepy creepy crazy uncle Joe my favorite though is if it if you want to support me three old three three oh which meant nothing it meant absolutely positively there was no place to go to find three oh three threo Majed of trump said that poor kids are just as bright as white kids like god crazy uncle Joe said and you know I when I was vice president during the parkland shooting I remember they came up no they didn't come up your and the vice president then and on a state fair we choose truth so for for six he goes on you can't work at a Dunkin donuts or a seven eleven and let's have a slight Indian accent crazy uncle Joe and then you know you mentioned British prime minister Margaret Thatcher I didn't know she had been out of commission now for a long time she's long gone and that would go back to the Reagan years and they'll anyway joining us now bill o'reilly all things bill Riley bill o'reilly dot com earlier we also played Chris Cuomo you know I defended Chris on Twitter I'm gonna tell you why you and I have experienced this on steroids and it looked great he said today you should have but I act a little better but find but when your nine year old daughter is there in your wife is in the room I'm sorry I just it's unacceptable for people to you don't get a free shot just because you want to be a rude jerk.
"uaw" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"CEO's, and hutch. The UAW took inextricable cuts their future and their pensions in the left to get GM working. There also got that sick last year. Same is happening. Big hustle, this big hospital system. I have to rethink how we define what constitutes a successful economy, folks in America think, children have the same standard of they had how can person dignity maintained. Why why they do that? It means investing much more in medical research to convert to concord devastating disease like seven women accused of touching them without their permission. Are you sorry for what you did? Are you prepared to apologize to those winnowed? Here's deal. I am so, like, for example, I actually thought in my head when I walked out here. I mean. Do. I I we're friends. No. But I should be able to read better. But I have never in my life done anything in approaching a woman that has been other than trying to bring. So I'm used to. One of your staff was I'm used to. I think it's really important. Listen, whether I sit down next to somebody and it's not invited to sit down. So that's my responsible. I have to be more more aware, and it's totally legitimate. But, but anyway, I think it's legitimate, and I think it is. And to and to Danny, I, but I don't think anyone's ever said they said we'd like an apology. Well, look, I I'm, I'm really sorry if they. Wants you to say I'm sorry, David your space. So I'm vinegar space. I mean I I'm sorry, this happened, but, but I'm not sorry in the sense that look I was. Well, here's your opportunity right now, to just say you do apologize. You. Sorry. I think we can clean this up right now. Well, by the way, I did, I understand. Yeah. It's we haven't, there's so much more work to do to figure out how the one important thing. I know. Well, I tell you what to deal with do you now know why Joe Biden doesn't make public appearances to do media interviews. The guys babbling needs to drill bucket sums wrong with this guy. That's why the Democrats are hiding him can the item the next seventeen months. Maybe by the way tonight, also the New York Post put out a story the gunman who shot and killed twelve people at Virginia Beach municipal building have been facing disciplinary action for violent fight at work. I won't mention his full name. His first name is to Wayne forty years old was still employed as an engineer the parliament of public utilities when he went on a shooting rampage, rampage, Friday afternoon killed twelve people. He started showing serious physical behavioral problems and got into fights and scuffles co workers, the source said the paper, the, the source told the paper that the troubles had escalated in the week leading up to the mass shooting, and that the murderer was involved in what called a violent altercations city grounds. He was in -ticipant facing disciplinary action for the fight when he went into the municipal building with two forty caliber handguns. At least one was equipped with a sound suppressor, and both of which were purchased legally killed twelve people shot for others. So might have been mentally, he was becoming an essense disabled. And then he was fearing disciplinary action against him, so he resigned and then plan the execution of his co workers and the Virginia Beach municipal building which was a gun free zone. But that Joe Biden clip is unbelievable. That was on the view not able to answer a question. And also on a campaign of parents, and what she was babbling incessantly God knows I babble incessantly quite a bit. But at least I try to be somewhat coherent. Joe Biden is incoherent. Let's continue thousands, and millions or listening. Let's go to Rick on a cell phone from the Toledo area. Ohio, Rick, welcome to the Bill Cunningham show. Rick, please go ahead. Phil. Thank you, sir, for you standing up for what made America great and exposing the care these terrorists. Yeah. I guess that's a good way to call them terrorists. Trying to destroy America. I say for your work. So thank you. And I just wanted to say, you know, I never thought I'd be talking about this. But when I wish young married to my wife that can the seventies, you know, we moved up to for Mont 'cause she wanted to be closer to her sister and back in those days, Vermont New Hampshire and Maine, we're strict Republican states. You couldn't hardly find a democrat anywhere. And if they were Democrats didn't tell anyone, but that can those days. Re buddy, Terry gone on their hip. The, the women would carry them in their purses and nobody taught a thing of it. Well, that can those states. Let's see we had coyotes wolves bears. Sure rattlesnakes all kinds of things that wanted to take a bite view, and you were kind of stupid, if you didn't have a gun and the only place they didn't like to take a gun in the Bank. And when you would go to the Bank people in the olden days would put their gun on their front seat and go into back and half of them didn't even lock their cars when I moved up their neighbors looked at me, and they said, oh, you're just another that damn flatland coming up here. Trying to change us in our ways, and I looked at them and I, I didn't come here to change who I came here to be part of what you are. And they'd like me from that point on, and they. And then one day my neighbor says, oh, you don't have to lock your doors around. Yeah. This is question. Do you understand that if Virginia Beach on Friday afternoon if there were ten to fifteen permit holders with forty glocks with this thing turned out differently? How many times have been saved? I, I don't know. I don't I don't know if still there would have been twelve murdered and four-shot. But if I'm gonna situation I like to have my six hour, three eighty p to thirty eight available. At least at least I want an opportunity. I wanted to be able to defend myself, which is why I have a permit the first place, but Harry, my gun in government buildings in post offices, and banks and savings and loans in bars in theaters, and restaurants in schools, and daycare centers. Why even Hannity when I was young? I mean you know because my neighbors told me about about the gun, you know, I never carry the gun. I didn't know anything about gun but one day, I'm coming home. I'm coming through east Townsend and there's five or six cars lined up alongside the road with four ways on. And I thought, what the heck is going on here. I pulled over put my four ways on went up to the car front of me. And I said, what's going on and lady rolls down her window, and she said? Oh, there's a moose in the middle of the road up day off. And I said, let's go chief bowl, you go talk your horn a moose. And I said, why is that because he'll turn charge out and those come right through your windshield? And I was thinking, oh my God. I gotta start carrying on this is crazy. I tell you what, Rick, you need more than a gun. If a moose charges they weigh about fifteen hundred pounds. They're going to kill you unit three fifty seven but the point is it is asinine, that we don't have a demand from the public officials that those who have permits can carry guns in almost all circumstances, and very few exceptions. I don't know what the exceptions might be government buildings or places were mass shootings take place mass shootings take place mainly in gun free zones. And so why not have that debate? It's now been two and a half days. We know more about the. Homicide psychotic murderer now than we knew Friday afternoon. But nonetheless, he chose a gun free zone to kill twelve innocent people and shoot for others, including a police officer who suffered monorail because he had a vest on. And so this thing went on for about ten to fifteen minutes three floors, the old idea of run hide and fight. How about having a gun if you're licensed to carry one please bring one here is what I say. Rick. Thanks for your call. Let's continue if aligned becomes available. Eight six six six four seven seven three three seven forty six minutes after the are coming up later on. It's going to be Wayne Allyn root, live from Las Vegas and also Patricia and Wilco of the independent women's form about race feminism femininity some of the comments of Comal Harrison more. And if you saw some of it tonight, it was disgusting Senator gillibrand with Chris Wallace somehow defendant. The ability of a woman to murder her baby. Up through delivery. In other words, you're delivering a baby and Senator Jill. Lebron says it's okay to kill the baby during delivery. Continue with more forty seven minutes after they are Bill Cunningham. The great American live with you every Sunday night..
"uaw" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"And hutch. Hedge fund manning, the UAW took incredible. Their future and their pensions in the left to get GM working. There also got that last year. Same is happening. Big hustle. Big hospital systems. I have to rethink how we define what constitutes a successful comic folks, America. Thank our children have the same standard. They had cow personal dignity maintained be why they do that. As investing much more in medical research to convert concord devastating disease, seven touching them without their permission. Are you sorry for what you did? Are you prepared to apologize to those women? Here's deal. I am so, like, for example, I actually thought in my head when I walked out here. I mean. Do. I I we're friends. No. But I read better, but I have never in my life done anything approaching a woman that has been other than trying to I'm used to like one of your staff was I'm used to. I think it's really important. We listen, whether I sit down next to somebody and it's not invited to sit down. So that's my responsibility. I have to be more more aware, and it's totally legitimate. But I but anyway, I think it's legitimate, and I think it is. And to end to anyway, I. But I don't think anyone's ever said they said we'd like an apology. Well, look, I I'm, I'm really sorry if they. Sorry, David your space. Vinegar space. I mean I I'm sorry, this happened, but, but I'm not sorry in the sense that look I was. Right now. Just say how sorry I think we can clean this up right now. Well, by the way, I did, I understand. It's we haven't been so much more work to do to figure out how the one important thing. I know. Well, I tell you what to do. Do you now know why Joe Biden doesn't make public appearances to do media interviews? The guys babbling needs a Joe bucket. Sums raw sky. That's why the Democrats are hiding him can the item the next seventeen months. Maybe by the way tonight, also the New York Post put out a story the gunman who shot and killed twelve people at Virginia Beach municipal building been facing disciplinary action for violent fight at work. I won't mention his full name. His first name is to Wayne forty years old was still employed as an engineer the -partment of public utilities, when he went on a shooting rampage, rampage, Friday afternoon killed twelve people. He started showing serious physical behavioral problems and got into fights and scuffles co workers, the source said the paper, the source told the paper that the troubles had escalated in the week leading up to the mass shooting, and that the murderer was involved in what called a violent altercations city grounds. He was intimidating facing disciplinary action for the fight when he went into the missile building with two forty caliber handguns at least one was equipped with a sound suppressor, and both of which were purchased legally killed twelve people shot for others. So might have been mentally, he was becoming an essense disabled. And then he was faring disciplinary action against him so resigned and then plan the execution of his co workers, and the for genuine beach municipal building, which was a gun free zone. But that Joe Biden clip is unbelievable. That was on the view not able to answer a question. And also on a campaign of parents, and what she was babbling incessantly God knows I babble incessantly quite a bit. But at least I try to be somewhat coherent. Joe Biden is incoherent. Let's continue thousands, and millions or listening to Rick on a cell phone from the Toledo area. Ohio, Rick, welcome to the Bill Cunningham show. Rick, please go ahead. Bill. Thank you, sir for you. Standing up for what makes America great and exposing the care of these terrorists. Yeah, I good way to call them terrorists trying to destroy Erica. I say you for your works. Thank you. And I just wanted to say, you know, I never thought I'd be talking about this. But when I wish young married to my wife, that can that seventy you know, we moved up to Vermont, because she wanted to be closer to her sister and back in those days. Vermont New Hampshire and Maine strict Republican states. Hardly find it democrat anywhere. And if they were Democrats didn't tell anyone, but that can those days re buddy, Kyrie. God on their hip. The women would carry them in their purses and nobody thought a thing of it. Well, that can those states. Let's see we had coyotes wolves bears. Sure rattlesnakes all kinds of things that wanted to take a bite view and you're kind of stupid, if you didn't have and the only place they didn't like you to take a gun in the Bank. And when you go to the Bank people in the olden days would put their gun on their front seat and to debate and half of them. Didn't even like their cars when I moved up there. My neighbors looked at me, and they said, oh, you're just that damn flatland coming up trying to change us in our ways. And I looked at them. And I, I didn't come here to change you. I came here to be part of what you are. And they'd like me from that point on. And they and they won. My neighbor says. Oh, you don't have to lock your doors round. Right. Yeah. Question, do you understand that if Virginia Beach on Friday afternoon, if there were ten to fifteen permit holders with forty glocks with this thing turned out differently? How many say I don't know I don't I don't know still, there would have been twelve murdered four-shot. But if I'm gonna situation I like to have my six hour, three eighty p to thirty eight available. At least at least I want an opportunity, I to be able to fend myself, which is why I have a permit in the first place, but a query my gun in government buildings and post offices, and banks and savings and loans in bars in theaters, and restaurants in schools, daycare, centers, even Hannity when I was young. I mean you know because my neighbors told me about about the gun, I never carry gun. I didn't know anything about one day. I'm coming home. I'm coming through east Townsend and there's five or six cars lined up alongside the road with their four ways on. And I thought, what the heck is going on here. I pulled over put my on went up to the car front of me. And I what's going on and lady rolls down her window, and she said. Oh, there's a moose in the middle of the road up there. And I said, let's go chief it oh, you talk here horn of moose. And I say, why is that because he'll turn charge out and those Antlers come right through your windshield? And I was thinking, oh my God. I gotta start carrying on this is crazy. I tell you what, Rick, you need more than a gun of a moose charges. They way about fifteen hundred pounds. They're going to kill you three fifty seven. But the point is it is asinine that we don't have a demand from the public officials that those who have permits can carry guns in almost all circumstances, and very few exceptions. I don't know what exceptions might be government buildings are places, Ramesh shootings, take place. Mass shootings take place mainly in gun free zones. And so why not have that debate? It's now been two and a half days. We know more about the. Homicide psychotic murderer now than we knew Friday afternoon. But nonetheless, hey, chose a gun free zone to kill twelve innocent people and shoot for others, including a place officer who suffered Monterey because he had a vest on. And so this thing went on for about ten to fifteen minutes three floors, the old idea of run hide and fight. How about having a gun if you're licensed to carry one please bring one here is what I say. Rick. Thanks for your call. Let's continue if aligned becomes available. Eight six six six four seven seven three three seven forty six minutes after the are coming up later on. It's going to be Wayne Allyn root, live from Las Vegas and also Patricia and Wilco of the independent women's form about race feminine femininity some of the comments of Comal Harrison more. And if you sell some of it tonight, it was disgusting, Senator Jila brand with Chris Wallace somehow defendant. The ability of a woman to murder her baby. Up through delivery. In other words, you're delivering a baby. And Senator Gela grant says it's okay to kill the baby during delivery. Let's continue with more forty seven minutes after they are Bill Cunningham. The great American live with you every Sunday night. This.
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"And welcome back to coast to coast, George Noory with you lease server with us Lee, of course, is the author of several books, including of course, handsome, Johnny which we're talking about. We'll take your calls as well. How did you end up writing about Ava Gardner Lee? You know, the first kind of big biography I'd done. I'm Robert mitchum was colorful characters you could find and I wanted to find somebody that was equally colorful exciting. And I I started thinking about even I started researching, and she was fantastic colorful character roamed around the world and broke Frank Sinatra's, heart and. And I think I got much more than I even kiss Obata down. She was quite a fascinating character. She sure was they they always say that that was the one he truly loved. That's right. Let's go to the final phone calls. Mike's in Cleveland, Ohio. Welcome to the show. Michael go ahead. Good morning, George. Good morning Lee morning Leo's gonna ask you if you saw the plausible theory for the death of Jimmy Hoffa would have been that he was getting involved with the UAW Johnny Rosselli and the CIA took care of that. And if that's what what's the puzzle together with your gentlemen, from Detroit, a friend of mine's father was really involved with Jimmy in those years. And I think that's direction he was going to go with the UAW. I it's a fascinating case. And I can't say that I researched, you know, where the story goes takes a turn. And and there was a lot a kind of similar to what I was saying about gene kinda where came back and people say well your times over and he thought, you know, his time wasn't over. And you know, they they decided they would have to make that decision. I you know, he he wanted to come back and run for the presidency. Now, his his parole terms were he could not, but he was gonna fight that. And you're right what he had done when he left office. He kind of handed the presidency to Frank Fitzsimmons was as vice president and Frank would acquiesce to anything the mob wanted whatever they wanted. He opened up the timber Teamster. Pension fund. They can do whatever they wanted Jimmy whenever he lent money out of that made money for the fund. He didn't lose any money in those deals that that's absolutely true. I mentioned that in the book, and and and, you know, wanted the mob to kind of tell tell people that they had made money with him, and he had made money from them because otherwise it made it look like he gets squandered the Mets, right? And he he he did that he made a good return for the Teamsters pension fund. But he wanted run again and the mob had a deal with Frank Fitzsimmons. They didn't want that changed. Yeah. Yeah. May have one way of settling their differences. Like that. Exactly. Exactly. Let's go next to Mike in Vancouver. British Columbia, welcome to the program. Hi, michael. Hi, George highly high a relic. Actually fought to more work to Italian from Sicily. And he was brought on through the special correspondence with Patton and took the the seventh army into the docks in Sicily. Now, traffic county Luciano Cardo and GIO conduct were all Sicilians. And essentially that's why Pat and was brought back to Great Britain. When Abby four Normandy because he was gonna move up to Berlin. And the deal with allies with the Russians was that. They would leave Berlin for the Russian the difficulty becomes. And the reason why the us Patten as. Is because Rommel hated them and patent had beaten, Rommel and Montgomery had beat Rommel in North Africa. So warmer wanted to take him out and he had such a hate on. They knew he'd be the perfect bait. No Capone with the Saint Valentine's massacre took control of Chicago. And hence the outfit which was so reachable name for all the Cecilia, and it gets pretty dicey from there on in. Because of course, patent becomes the general on Dryden Hauer appointed after Normandy. And he mysteriously died breaking his neck falling off the back seat of his army chauffeur driven limousine. And it goes on from there. Kennedy would enter Joe senior dancer in the sense that he knew this stuff from the stock market, which they. Assyrians were into. And of course, Joe. Kennedy senior rewrote all the SEC rules and portrayed all his buddies that worked with him on the stock exchange, and it goes on from there. Yeah. Well, there's certainly a lot of deep roots to a lot of these things and the whole story of the mobsters that particularly lucky Luciano who had been in prison on a prostitution rap. I kinda put him away for for for good. And the government came to him and asked him to help them out. Both through his connections with the the docs, and with the Sicilians, you know, war and other things makes strange bedfellows. You know, we see a lot of this and the headlines now, but they were doing it, then and. Gets very deep and very complicated. Leave Johnny results were still alive today. And you you're interviewing him for the book. What would you be asking him? Who puts you in that barrel. Johnny. He'd say what the difficult questions, but you know. You probably have your own suspicions who put have been that barrel. You know, I think it was a it was a mob hit. I think it was asked for by one of several people who had it out for them. And I think the big guy in Chicago. Just liked him enough and wanted to be clean a clean sweep of the gene kind of bunch that had ruled them sixties, and it didn't hurt to say Johnny is being holed into Washington. Who knows what he's going to say next. Right. It was it was just a moment in time that wasn't good for Johnny. And you know, he used to say to people when they warned him that they were we're rumors and people talking bad about. And he said, you know, I'm an old man retired. Who is going gonna hurt me? And he got it wrong. Yeah. He sure did. And do you think they killed him in L A and shipped his body to Florida or what was he doing down there? You know, he he. He was in so much trouble. He'd spent so much money on lawyers he'd gotten out of prison. It nearly killed him. He was in his seventies. He finally a whole other stories about how they proved that he was illegal immigrant. I didn't have citizenship any case he still had a fight these legal battles government. He went and lived with his sister and her husband down in her house in a quiet neighborhood in Florida, and he thought, okay, I'm just gonna be retired old guy sitting by the pool, you know, and reading a paperback, I'm out of it. And but sometimes you pass catches up with you. All right. Let's go to Joe Long Island, New York. Hey joseph. Go ahead highly. I think it might be out of character. You know, this guy's hanging out with lots of woman, a gardener. I don't think he would've would've cared that much about losing. The gigs and Vada I don't think that would have set him off. Would've said who off Johnny? I don't think the mob was that upset about losing their Alzheimer furious. Joe they were furious. Yeah. They lost lost millions of dollars, Johnny. So didn't. But you know, he was involved really for his own reason. But it was the CIA that saw that would be a motivating factor. They never you know, that they had lost all his money and wanted to get back in and get their casinos back. But they never had not counted on Johnny simply doing it for no pay and saying it was his patriotic duty. And Johnny was a foot soldier wasn't. He. Or was he more than that? You mean in the mob the mob? Yeah. Yeah. I think he was a little bit of everything he was much more than that. He was very distinct kind of gangster. You know, we see all the cliches of the guy sitting in the back of the meat market. You know, these guys kind of sloppy and deason does kinda guys and indemnity was he didn't have a gang. He didn't have a protection and that kind. He he roamed free. He was a kind of you know, have gun will travel kind of guy and he liked it that way he he was an adventure. Where does the guy like that get his weekly paycheck? You know, it depended on the period, but during the Vegas periods, for instance, he got he got his piece of the skin for all the, you know, the work that he did. And they were bringing in millions and millions of dollars in everybody, you know, with their beak, and he was doing fine. He had all kinds of business interests some of them were legit. And you know, we didn't even get into any became a movie producer and may two successful, and well regarded movies, but he has a little bit of everything. But most of it went through years of paying off lawyers for all of these trials. You know, that's another way get some. Let's go to Anthony in Los Angeles taken away. Anthony. Hey, how you doing joy? This is a show. Thank you, first time caller long long time listener and this subject is just it's right up. My alley. You guys. I love it. Fascinating. Isn't it? It's it's more than fascinating. But I I'm not here to promote myself. I work with a startup that we actually work with mobsters and four mobsters and family of mobsters. Really? I mean, what do you do would tell me? Well, we we have a number of different ways. Some of them wanna be speakers, some of them wanna you know, helping the film industry. SME's others are writers. I'm speaking of and some of them are, you know, some some really mobster that you mentioned tonight. And it's it's it's a new startup that. We we decided that we would put together, I guess, you could say it's a plan sort of the help bring these guys together, and you know, to allow them to to to speak to those are saying give them a new life. I guess too. Well, it's very commendable and probably all for the best. You know, if you go through this book of mine, you will see that a great majority of the characters end up shot strangled hung electrocuted shot again thrown in a barrel. And I it's it doesn't have, you know, a real good insurance plan if the mob in the fifties and sixties if you could say was one hundred percent complete where would it be today? Lee. What what percent would you say the mob was at in terms of a viable running organization. Well, you know at their peak. They were really they had moved so far into normal society businesses unions resorts and so forth. There's no telling you know, how far it might have gone a few things hadn't just started to turn against them. Danny is with us in San Bruno, California, real fast, any go ahead. Eight George it's shortages cat here abandoned, gag given the call I dare innocent friend of mine out here in San Bruno at Charles meets make my sandwiches, and he told me this anecdote I wanted to share it with..