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Fresh update on "union" discussed on WBZ Midday News
"That's supposed to be out. People have really struggled sunshine today. The base flowing, It's a great day. Restrictions have been in place in England since early January. To suppress this urge Prime Minister Boris Johnson is urging everyone to behave responsibly. Britain has the worst covert death toll in all of Europe. Tom Rivers, ABC NEWS, London and staying overseas. Dozens of European lawmakers and business leaders are calling on the U. S to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% of 2005 levels in the coming decade. That call comes just ahead of US President Joe Biden's climate summit with world leaders that's happening next week, The European Union last year agreed to cut its emissions of carbon dioxide and other planet warming gasses by at least 55% by the year 2030. Compared with 1990 levels. Stick with us traffic and weather on the way. It's 12 51. When.
Chicago Public High School Teachers Refuse to Return to Classroom
"School teachers, They're refusing to return to the classroom. For next week's restarted in person learning unless the school district develops a plan to do it safely. The union's House of delegates has voted to hold off on teachers returning tomorrow ahead of students to prepare classrooms. It's similar to what happened earlier this year before younger students returned. Since then, CPS has worked to vaccinate all teachers who want the shot union now wants any surplus to go to students and families and communities most impacted by covert 19. CTU President Jesse Sharkey make the reopening plan makes sense, make it safe and and if we do not see that the members of the speech you're not going back into buildings and those condition. Negotiations between CPS and the union are ongoing. Only 36% of high school students have opted for in person learning. And now with community
Fresh update on "union" discussed on Rush Limbaugh
"In this. It's actually it's a way out suburb if you will. Here's what the leader said. Quote You think we give an expletive about burning this town down? And he scared the neighbors on this guy's street. The daughters of the governor, Tim Walz and representative Omar were tweeting out support for their revolutionary quote, Comrades. The guy that that yelled that threatening to burn the town down where the Minneapolis Union chief lives. Used Minnesota for you. Is now representative John Thompson. In the Minnesota State house. I'm Jason Lewis in in on the Rush Limbaugh program today. Back with more after this rush Limbaugh Absolutely Right. 99.8% of the time on the EI Be network hate Sean Hannity. Join me this afternoon. A two on news radio 1055 w. E. R C I'm have ordered in the steeple. Investor Insights was steeples Chief investment Officer Michael O'Keefe. Michael after indices were generally positive last week, how did stocks perform yesterday to start this week? Well, pen markets were slightly negative yesterday to start this week, The Dow Jones industrial Average was down 0.2%, the S and P. 500 was about even at 5000.2% in both the NASDAQ and the Russell 2000 Index of small company stocks fell about 20000.4%. Investors continue to assess data about our work. Covering and you've mentioned that inflation will be a key variable going forward. What have we learned today will recall that the Fed is implemented a highly accommodative monetary policy, but they also strive to keep inflation under control. Today we learned that in March the consumer price Index, or C P, I was up 2.6% over the last year above the Fed's 2% target, but not alarmingly. So, and the core CPI I which strips out the effects of food and energy rose 1.6% for the year, still below the That's 2% target. It's Steve A. We're monitoring the interplay between recovery, inflation and fed policy..
European Lawmakers, Executives Urge US To Halve Emissions
"Influential figures in Europe are urging the US to hall of greenhouse gas emissions dozens of European lawmakers business executives and union leaders want Washington to cut emissions by fifty percent in the coming decade compared with twenty oh five levels ahead of president Joe Biden's climate summit European officials and industry representatives called in an open letter full of trans Atlantic alliance to tackle climate change and achieve a just and sustainable transition toward a low carbon economy the suggested goal would be almost double the target set by the Obama administration after it signed the Paris climate accord in twenty fifteen I'm Charles last month
Fresh update on "union" discussed on Reset
"Up. We talk to Chicago hip hop artist and activist Rhymefest about the life and musical legacy of DMX, the groundbreaking rapper who passed away last week. That's just ahead here on reset on 91 5 W be easy. The first, Johnson and Johnson is delaying the rollout of its Corona virus vaccine in Europe. Years. Lisa? Yes. So first here in the United States and now Europe the announcement following the U. S probe into rare blood clots among six people who were vaccinated with that one dose vaccine. The delay is another blow to vaccination drives in European Union member nations. They've been plagued by supply shortages, logistical problems and concerns over unusual blood clots in the AstraZeneca vaccine. Pressure is building to fire the suburban Minneapolis police officer who killed a 20 year old black man during an altercation on Sunday after a traffic stop. Authorities say the shooting was a tragic mistake. But family members of Dante, right and other people point to this as yet the latest example of a broken criminal justice system. Authorities say Officer 26 Year old 26 year veteran Rather Kim Porter intended to use her Taser but mistakenly fired her handgun at Dante right and the casket of slain U. S. Capitol Police Officer William Billy Evans has arrived at the Capitol building. It will lie in honor in the Rotunda. President Biden and congressional leaders are paying their respects to Evans today who was struck by a car and killed while he manned a barricade near the Senate side of the building. 11 44. This is W be easy. Hi. It's Rachel Martin. More than a year into the pandemic. A lot of things.
Kanye agrees with Kim on joint custody in divorce response
"We're getting a look at the paperwork surrounded the Kanye west Kim Kardashian west divorce they have agreed to split and now it appears the kind you wish is agreeing with his estranged wife that they should share custody of their four kids and that neither of them need spousal support from the author the information is in legal documents that represents a less response to the divorce filing by Kim Kardashian west seven weeks ago in her February nineteenth petition Kim Kardashian west stated that the couple had a prenuptial agreement and that they kept their property separate throughout their marriage the his and her divorce filing to mean the eventual end to one of the most followed celebrity unions in recent decades between the rap star who is forty three and his forty year old reality TV show ex wife to be I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Fresh update on "union" discussed on Forum
"Left the union with a choice of either contesting the company's position to the NLRB, which slows everything down except a larger unit, which includes many workers that they the pro union workers had not been in contact with. The union then made that decision to go ahead. But large companies and anti union consultants figured out once a long time ago that time was on their side and high turnover industries. They do everything they can to slow the process down and remember, there are no financial penalties for violating labor law. Employers may be required to post notices, saying they won't do it again or pay back wages to illegally fired workers. Minus any other any other earnings the workers had since they were fired. And that's really why we need the pro act on meaningful labor law reform. So to make it much more possible that workers can organize an exercise their right to collectively bargain and we'll get into that in just a moment. But Sean he is. What about you? What do your takeaways Well, e mean, I think the vote actually sort of speaks for itself. I mean, theon comes razor answer to this is maybe the the Amazon workers didn't in fact want to union. If you look out the number, the union only had to get a majority of the votes there actually cast the just under 6000. Who did it? They're about 3000. Or so that did the union only had the union there for only had to get about 25% the actual voters facility. Back it instead. Only it ended up getting about 13%. A lot of people didn't vote. Yeah, I mean, well, that's typical with any through I mean political elections work the same way. It's it's based on who shows up to the totality. Um Look. Bottom line is of the 6000 people that at this facility, the union only needed to get about a quarter of them to support them. And it couldn't go only about half of even that. Now, obviously, yeah, it was on was not in favor of having union there, obviously, but if you listen to some of the comments from the workers who were quoted after the vote What they said was they just weren't buying with the union was selling, and I think that's the issue that needs to be addressed here. If the workers voted against Union, maybe the maybe the answers they just didn't want it. Owner Mueller. We're coming up on a break, but just real quickly. The politics of this I mean, Joe Biden is thought to be the most pro labor president ever. Perhaps did is there a sense that you know that he and others in the administration did enough? Try to push this over the finish line. Or was it really a lost cause from the beginning? So I think that that you touched on exactly what about this is so interesting, you know, even before Biden Won the election before he took the office. You know, there was a lot of chatter about how he was gonna be so pro union, you know, he's married to a member of the teachers union. He has described himself as a union man. Um, and we talked all of these union presidents who were like, you know if he gets into the Oval Office, we're gonna We're gonna fry for the first time in a long time and It's interesting that you know, here we are nearing the last 100 days of his presidency on this high profile union election. You know, Ivan election that had it. Support of 70 70% of them. Help. I'm sorry. Oh, no. I've got to catch off. It was my my bad for asking you a complicated question. We're gonna take a quick break, and then we're gonna continue our conversation about the future of labor. 8667336786 to join US..
Amazon warehouse workers reject union efforts
"On friday. Amazon warehouse workers in bessemer alabama voted to reject the effort to unionize. So what does this mean for amazon. The fight over labor conditions at the retail giant chang in this sure daily charge here with us to break it down his amazon expert. Laura tullow welcome lart. Thank you for having me. So breakout what happened on friday on friday. The allergy finished tallying votes union election at the best in warehouse and the with the really decisive win for amazon so to speak in that the workers rejected the union. So that was the. That was the full tally. there could still be. There is likely to be an attraction to the election and further litigation with the over the matter but the votes as they were counted. Friday were for rejecting the union by margin of more than two. Wow yeah that's that's a big deal. Considering that this effort was i mean this effort made headlines around the country. Even guard support senator bernie sanders and present. Joe biden is a very high profile fights and he says why it was so roundly defeated. It's really hard to say. you know. There were several factors. Of course there is the fact that this warehouse provides jobs in an area where the minimum wage is a belief seven twenty five an hour and they pay more than fifteen dollars an hour for starting wage. A lotta times in union elections in place. Do worry that their employers will want to leave the area or lay people off or more employees as many people if they're having to deal with the union Do the cost and that sort of thing. People get their jobs and those are really valuable jobs in that region. They're paying thousands of them. If the really big deal in that community to half those jobs
Fresh update on "union" discussed on The Ben & Skin Show
"Attacking the governor here. They say that with his tweets, he is fanning the flames of unrest here, Governor Tweeting. I am closely monitoring the situation in Brooklyn Center. Wen and I are praying for Dante writes family as our ST Moritz, another life of a black man taken by law enforcement boxes, Steve Harrigan in Brooklyn Center in Minnesota. The police chief has said it appears the officer who fired on right meant to use her Taser. And not her gun on Wall Street. A mixed day. So far, the Dow is down 119 points, but the S and P is higher up five points and the NASDAQ right now is up. 75, Mr Brady Hawkes capes. He was lawmakers of getting briefed by the Border Patrol Agents union on the status of the southern border. Immigrants SURGE. National Border Patrol Council President Brandon.
German Conservatives Mull Merkel Succession
"Germany indeed the whole of the european union is preparing for an era beyond the leadership of chancellor angela markle and this weekend the contours of the battle to lead our party became clearer. Mrs merkel's christian democratic union or cd you along with its sister party. The s you have lead the country for four consecutive terms and the two party leaders themselves. The heads of germany's two most populous states are now vying to replace her arm unless it the cd. You chair has already announced his intention to run out pursued on ehab forty to get touch longest mid and undug yesterday. Mark zeltser leads the. Su threw his hat in the ring. Status vian an essay and germany's state-led corona virus response has come into question as cases have risen faster than vaccinations legislation. That's under review would wrest control back from the states and shape a federal covid nineteen response that creates a potent political mix for two candidates with differing leadership of their home states but the best part of the year. These two men have been engaged. In the sort of war of attrition conducted mainly through the media criticizing each other's approaches to corona virus suggesting that their respective approaches have been more appropriate. Tom novel is the economists. Berlin bureau chief and this of course is a sort of proxy war for the decision for which of them is going to lead the two parties into the federal election in september and therefore most likely succeed. I'm gonna mock chancellor now we've spoken about both of them before on the show but let's quickly go through each of them. Tell me more about arlette. I'm going to lash. It was elected leader of the christian democratic union. The main center right party in germany in january he is also the leader of north rhine-westphalia. And that's germany's big
Amazon Beats Back Union, But Workplace Technology Questions Remain
"As you've probably heard by now. The effort to unionize an amazon warehouse in bessemer alabama was unsuccessful. Though the union says it will challenge the vote it would have affected just a fraction of amazon's workforce but it captured the attention of the country at a time when e commerce has become a lifeline and the welfare of essential. Workers has come under threat. Janice fine is a professor of labor studies and employment relations at rutgers university. She says the union push at amazon and its defeat highlight the growing role of technology in the workplace. Especially amazon's they use surveillance technology including scanners that workers use to track the rate at which they sort and pack items. Mandatory daily workers surveys a powered camera systems to detect social distancing violations. They use navigation. Software item scanners wristbands thermal cameras. Security cameras recorded footage to survival. The workforce so you have this combination of surveillance for productivity targets and that same surveillance lends itself to being able to monitor workers social activities without a union in place. Then ken workers push back against this kind of stuff. How what kind of tools do they have. Workers are pushing back all over the country. And that's the thing that i think is really important to bear in. Mind that workers in new jersey workers in inland empire in In california workers in chicago these are organizations that have for years. You've been working with amazon. Workers in warehouses and fulfillment centers and just by kind of getting the story out there. They've drawn the country's attention to the problems with amazon's business model. You know by organizing and getting this far getting to an election and so they see this as kind of a long haul fight.
Amazon Workers in Alabama Vote Against Forming a Union
"Where workers at an Amazon warehouse voted overwhelmingly against forming a union. The retail Wholesale Department store union says it will challenge the election and acts the National Labor Relations Board to set the results aside this as the union accuses Amazon of illegally interfering with workers rights to vote causing with the union describes this confusion and fear retaliation among employees at Amazon's best summer Alabama warehouse. Fox is Charles wants in Amazon denies claims of intimidation campaign So box
Amazon Warehouse Workers Vote 'No' To Union
"A little over half of the nearly 6000 workers at an Amazon warehouse and best summer, Alabama actually voted in an election to determine if they should be represented by a union. The National Labor Relations Board says the measure lost five more than 1000 votes. Both the retail wholesale and department store union and Amazon aggressively campaigned in the months ahead of the mail in
Amazon workers in Alabama vote not to form a union
"At an Amazon warehouse in the US Despite a big push. The retail wholesale and department store union has failed to get its foot in the door of the Amazon plant, and Bessemer, Alabama. The National Labor Relations Board says Amazon crossed the threshold to secure a majority of the votes. With almost 1800 workers voting against the union and 738 voting in favor. The union says it's filing an objection with the NLRB be charging the company with illegally interfering with the union vote. Jennifer Keiper, CBS News
Amazon union organizers deflated as vote tilts against them
"Workers at a warehouse in bessemer alabama voted against unionizing defeating. The hopes of labor organizers that this would be amazon's first unionized workplace in the united states would have been a rare victory and they traditionally add a union south but workers voted overwhelmingly against unionization by a margin of more than two to one here to talk to us about that. Is stephen basan. He is with our member station w. b. m. in birmingham. Hello good morning. Was this outcome. Surprise won't for a lot of people here yes. There was a lot of excitement. A real sense union had a chance now where this house is located about. Twenty minutes outside of birmingham surrounded by trees. Really not much else in on that. Drive there from birmingham. You see lots of pro union signs. There've been lots of rallies here with big headline names like actor danny glover bernie sanders coming through a congressional delegation but add the six thousand workers that actually work at this warehouse. Very few were showing up at these rallies. Mostly it's been crowds with out of state organizers for the unions or locals in alabama democrats shirts and not many people actually working for amazon so really we didn't know what most workers were thinking until the actual vote count this week where they delivered a definitive. No i mean so much. Attention has been sort of lavished on this vote. How is the mood. Change to after it was pretty crushing. Defeat more than two to one against the union and union. Try to keep up a brave face during a zoom press conference on friday. After the results organizers in the couple of workers spoke including emmett ashford who works at the amazon warehouse there. He sent a message to workers telling them to not get discouraged. The floodgates opened. We can't stop it. So i hope everybody has to get day this news as not discouraged as and we are holding our head high marching or and we will get what we deserve.
Amazon Workers In Alabama Vote Not to Form a Union
"Forming a union and foreign, dashing the hopes of organized labor for a ground swell of support. The retail wholesale in department store union filed an objection with the National Labor Relations Board, saying Amazon interfered with the vote by spreading disinformation. Amazon is one of the few American employers to add jobs during the pandemic. It has fought off every unionization attempt in its 26 year history. That's a B C's Aaron Carter. Risky Airlines have grounded dozens of Boeing 7 37 Max jets again
Amazon Workers in Alabama Vote Against Unionizing
"Talking about this Amazon vote On workers have been trying to unionize Amazon Amazon, one of the largest companies, one of the most powerful companies in America, on one high profile warehouse in Alabama tried to unionize and I got voted down overwhelmingly, the workers said. No, we don't want to be part of this union. We don't want to pay the dues. Amazons. Good to us. It's paying us Good salaries and I'm in Alabama. Amazon pays double Alabama's minimum wage They offer medical and dental benefits s. Oh, there. It's a good team a good match. But for whatever reason, labor organizers and labor leaders are all upset. Over this, they said. It's Amazon was Mr unclear about how they went about telling people what would happen. They were intimidating all the things that you always hear right. The big bad company was being mean to the workers. And that's the reason why it wasn't that thinking workers. Said to themselves. I don't need a union. I'm I'm fine. I feel like I can have. You know a tremendous relationship with this Come with his company.
Amazon Union Vote: Labor Loss May Bring Shift in Strategy
"Amazon workers there voted not to unionize. That means Amazon has withstood the largest labor campaign ever among its workers in the U. S. NPR's Alina Cell Yuk has been following this union drive and joins us now. Hey, Lena. Hello. Hello. We should first note that Amazon is among NPR sponsors. So why did the warehouse workers vote against forming a union? Well, it depends on who you ask. We know that across the country, Lots of Amazon workers have been raising concerns about warehouse conditions. Grueling pace rules that seemed to constantly change. But I also talked to loving that Stokes, who works at the best of our warehouse, voted against unionizing. We talked two weeks ago, and she said She found the pay at Amazon. Fitting for the work. Amazon pays more than double the local minimum. She spoke highly of her benefits and on top of it all, she doesn't trust the union. This particular union can't give us anything at Amazon that is not being offered. We already have due process We have what's called employee relations. HR walks the floor. They're on your every single floor. Workers like her delivered a really decisive defeat to the union drive votes against unionizing outnumbered votes in favor of a union by more than 2 to 1. Wow. So what did the union and the workers who supported it say about this loss? They are gearing up for a legal battle. The retail wholesale in department store union, which was trying to represent best more workers, is filing charges against Amazon. The union is now accusing the company of confusing, misleading, scaring workers into voting against the union. The legal case is likely to take weeks, if not months. One of the organizers told reporters today that he's been getting calls
Amazon Workers in Alabama Vote Against Forming a Union
"More than 2 to 1 is w. B H M's Steven Masson How reports The retail Wholesale Department store union says it will challenge the results. The union says Amazon has broken laws by intimidating and coercing employees to vote. No In a message directed the Workers. Pro Union Amazon worker Linda Burns says they will keep on fighting and I know you probably a little discouraged. But this think of it as a you know, just test is just a test because at the end of the day Moving forward. It's gonna get better. The union says Amazon broke the rules for the election by getting a United States Postal service mailbox installed at the warehouse for workers to drop off mail in ballots. Labor organizers say they will file multiple unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board for NPR News. I'm Stephen Masalha in Birmingham, Florida
Amazon Wins The Union Battle
"Is not yet finished but remember that big union drive among amazon workers in alabama so far with half. The ballots counted the union drive. Looks like it's going down to defeat by at least a two one margin quoting the new york times. The incomplete tally puts amazon on the cusp of defeating the most serious organized labor threat in the company's history in a high profile campaign since the fall of the retail wholesale and department store union aimed to establish the first union at an amazon warehouse in the united states. The result will have major implications not only amazon but also for organized labor and its allies. Union said there were three thousand. Two hundred and fifteen ballots cast from fifty five percent of the five thousand eight hundred and five eligible voters at the warehouse in the closely watched election. The union must get support from more than half of the votes cast to prevail. The ballots were being counted in random order in the national labor relations. Board office in birmingham alabama and the process was broadcast via zoom to more than two hundred journalists lawyers and other observers and quote and just as i went in to record this. I got a notification on my phone that indicates that the final tally is not yet official but most outlets are calling it. Seventy one percent of the warehouse workers voted against joining a union. So the union has gone down to
Blasting Houston Leaders Over Opposition To New Voting Bills
"On today's panel houston chronicle editor of opinion. Lisa falkenberg vivian. Ho health economist at rice university and baylor college of medicine and marcus davis the breakfast club restaurant and host of fish grits and politics. Lisa vivian marcus. Welcome to houston matters. Craig thank you panel. Texas lieutenant governor. Dan patrick had some choice. Things to say. Tuesday about the houston area's leaders and voting procedures in the last election cycle patrick speaking at the state capital criticized harris county for twenty four hour drive thru voting and mass mailing absentee ballot applications to eligible county residents all efforts last november to improve voting access during the pandemic. And all of which would be outlawed if senate bill seven passes this session. Patrick noted harris county does not make policy and create law for the rest of the state. He was responding to a monday. Press conference here in houston in which leaders including mayor turner and harris county judge. Lena hidalgo criticized espy seven arguing. It would discourage minority voter participation. turner called the bill. Jim crow two point. Oh echoing criticism of similar legislation in georgia. Patrick called that characterization race baiting the rhetoric is strong from state and local leaders. Over sb seven and voting procedures. Is this good bad or ugly. Lisa falkenberg from the perspective of journalists. It's good because strong rhetoric makes great headlines right from a from a perspective of texan. Just a texan. Who wants my government work. you know. it's bad it's ugly. You did this. This whole argument is just ridiculous because during the presidential election no one at the aftermath. Nobody was screaming. Oh texas has all this fraud always went you know. We need a recount in texas. No everybody was perfectly fine with the way the election ran but afterward things are so bad that we need to have all this reform. Texas is already the hardest state of the union to cast a ballot in. We have no need for more restrictions
Workers at Amazon warehouse in Alabama reject unionization
"A majority of workers at a bessemer alabama amazon warehouse voted against joining the retail wholesale and department store union although vote-counting is still underway roughly fifty five percent of eligible workers voted in the election and roughly five hundred contested. Ballots will be counted if enough to sway the result once all other ballots are counted
Across Political Lines, Opinions On Vaccine Passports Are Divided
"Dot com slash smb. Now let's ask a little something to the debate over vaccine passports people keep asking. Should we have them. Should we not the reality. Is that in many places we already do. Here's npr's tovia smith too many. It's a no brainer. Just like passengers are screened before boarding planes for the safety of everyone so too. Should everyone entering a crowded space be checked to ensure their low risk for spreading. Covid if we're going to end this nightmare what we need is information. And if people are making unsafe choices the rest of us to know. Peter wilson musician from phoenix seized vaccine passports as ticket back to normal life. You know you have to vaccinate children to go to school for other things. Were just extending that to adults to keep everybody safe. This is your ticket to freedom san at the union pharmacy just outside boston. A pharmacist intern. Hands a proof of vaccination card to linda samantha Thank you so much. It's a low tech version of the digital vaccine passport that could become ubiquitous new york state's. Excelsior pass already allows residents to flash code from their phones to earn their way into anything from a broadway show or a gym to a private wedding. Samantha says she would be more apt to go places that are making sure everyone's vaccinated. I know it's awkward. But they're not asking for their life story just trying to keep people safe and trying to also keep their business so think. It's a win win indeed. Many businesses are already
"union" Discussed on Reset
"Support for this episode comes from net suite by oracle running a business comes with tons of challenges and hurdles without being slowed down by spreadsheets and quickbooks with net sweet. You can ditch the spreadsheets and all the old software. You've outgrown net. Sweet gives you visibility into your financials. Hr inventory and more in one place lead net sweet show you how benefit your business with the free product tour at net sweet dot com slash. Recode that's net sweet dot com slash recode for a free product tour net sweet dot com slash recode. Google employees are making labor rights history earlier. This week over. Four hundred google employees announced plans to unionize after years of organizing effort by workers. This is one of the first examples of big tech unionizing in the united states explains recode shrink afari. Hey sharon hey what's the big deal here. i mean. tell me about the in the long sweep of history. Why is it such a big deal that there's a union at google. It's a big deal. Because tension has been brewing. For years at google around worker issues that are ranging from google workers objecting to the company working with the us military to whether or not they should expand into china potentially compromise the nature of search. And so you have these huge fundamental a tensions running through google's workforce and workers erupting protests and signing letters and the google walkout. Harassment the company. But you haven't really had a formal union of tech workers led by tech workers Who are full time employees. Who are those. Well paid engineers and product managers and designers. So it's a big deal because this is the first time that it's going beyond a letter or beyond a protest that it's an actual union and there's nothing like this other big companies. There's no employees unions facebook amazon or apple or anything like that. No this is for tech has historically been a pretty anti union industry and why are they announcing plans to do this now. I mean you said obviously there have been tensions recently but google has long been kind of. I would think you would agree. The most political of the big tech workforce's so why now why into this five years ago. It's hard to say for sure. But i think that one thing contributing to this is that google has recently come under fire for the departure of one of their star researchers. She was actually helping lead research on whether the kind of ai google's developing ethical or not. Her name is tim. Gabriel and she says she was fired and google says that she resigned but the tension there as that ultimately She in many of her colleagues feel that she was pushed out of the company for trying to publish controversial research and she was one of the only black female employees leading this very important work at the company. So you have this firing which set off a bunch of unrest at the company right though. I don't think it's just that one thing. But i think that definitely contributed and then in the past couple of years. You've just had this repeated pattern of google employees finding issue with everything from the company secret plans to work with the us government on military projects to sexual harassment and and that kind of metoo movement allegations and finally. You're kind of seeing these employees right. We're going to make a union to try to to do something about it and the main thing they're asking for here just standard Lots of unions. Obviously the central principles collective bargaining right. And the idea is focused on better pay for contract negotiations. Obviously this sounds a little bit different right. Because i mean i'm sure everyone wants to get better pay but it sounds like the main issues or the main animating forces behind this union are not sort of the bread and butter labor issues right for a lot of these union members especially the tech employees who are engineers you know product managers these people who are relatively pretty highly paid and have all the great amenities that google is known for giving its employees like free lunch and i'll of course are working home during the pandemic but yeah for them. I think it's more about the worry. That google is not being run ethically enough and then it's not holding true to kind of its earlier unofficial mantra. Don't be evil and they wanna be sort of a moral compass for this company and one to formalize their powers workers to do that. That's how the people who talked to described it to me and in particular concern that google is not listening to but instead in their view firing are pushing out the people who are standing up. How google feeling about this union. Google has said that day support or organization. And of course legally google has any company in the us is obligated to allow its workers to try to unionize and no matter what whether they have an official union or not they are allowed to Try to improve their working conditions. So google made a statement sort of along those lines saying they're supportive of work organizing efforts however they did not respond to our question about. Are you going to formally recognize this union. Are you going to really come to the bargaining table with them and try to you. Know compromise with with any demands. They may have and you were mentioning earlier. That unions are actually pretty uncommon in the tech industry. Is that just because these folks are pretty highly. Paid as you were just referring to and do you think that this could be a watershed moment for labour organizing in silicon valley. Do you think in five or ten years we could be looking at amazon union appl union and the will look back and say this was the first one i think so i mean you know it's funny when you when you asked me is they're going to be an apple five years. It's hard to see that right now. But i think that at some companies like google being the forefront of it as well as amazon and even facebook. You're seeing these seeds of worker organizing google now. These seeds have actually blossomed into a a union Now the union has four hundred members. Now it's going to need a lot more. I think to really compel management to take it super seriously. But it is a form of structure still it is more of a unified front than just hundreds of engineers signing different letters or voicing voicing off on twitter. This is now kind of a group that can that can unify some of these complaints that we keep hearing about and so i think the question is will this movement continue to pick up speed and silicon valley has been historically really anti union going back to the early micro chip computing intel days was almost a competitive advantage of silicon valley unlike east coast industries to be not a union shop type place. That engineers have flexibility is the idea. They're coveted employees. Why do they need a union. And now you're seeing that attitude change anything for that reason it is a watershed moment shrink afar. Thanks so much for joining us. You can read more work at recode dot net. Thank you support for this. Episode comes from net suite by oracle running a business comes with tons of challenges and hurdles without being slowed down by spreadsheets and quickbooks with nets. 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"union" Discussed on The Daily
"So it is eight forty pm Tuesday night I have just arrived in Washington Washington. DC From des Moines Iowa. Where I was covering the Iowa caucuses? That was a mess. Now we are in the Times Washington bureau to cover her president. Trump's final state of the Union of his first term and I'm standing outside joined conference. They're more about two three dozen. Reporters and editors are gathered to watch analyze in fact check the president's speech and we are headed into that room to kind of absorb it all and eat the barbecue that has been laid eight out their brain power. I know everyone everyone under instructions to behave normally. Oh No ono wise so the center of this giant television screen tuned to CNN which is carrying a view of the House I Chamber and lawmakers walking in shaking hands and taking their seats and it is panning up to show house speaker. Nancy Pelosi and Vice President President Mike Pence looking friendly surprisingly friendly. How long is this speech being? We're anticipating about an hour and a half but that's before the possible applicants so we don't know the short answer is okay. The long term fifty to ten fifty three four. Thank you Maggie Goodbye. You Madam stay because the president of the United States.
"union" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper
"Hello. I'm Jake tapper in Washington where the state of our union is shaking our heads, the Virginia governor democrat Ralph north is ignoring calls for his resignation by his fellow Democrats from the top to the bottom of his party demands. That only intensified after the governor bizarrely changed his explanation about that racist photo from his nineteen Eighty-four medical school yearbook page now north insists he's not in the photo, which depict someone in black face next to a person dressed in Ku Klux Klan roads. I finally had a chance to sit down and look at the photograph in detail. It is definitely not me. I can tell by looking at it. That was a total contradiction of what north I'm headed midday just hours before when he said he was quote deeply sorry for the decision. I made to appear as I did in this photo unquote, north did reveal yesterday, his vivid memory of wearing black face on a different occasion that year at a dance contest where he dressed as Michael Jackson and colored his face with shoe polish marking the first time in American political history that a politician attempted to explain his innocence regarding one racist black face incidents by pointing to another one that he recalled participating in north is now asking for the opportunity to earn Virginians forgiveness. Something the state's top Democrats, including both senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine former governors wilder and McAuliffe the current state attorney general and the entire state democratic caucus said was not. Possible..
"union" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper
"President Trump found himself out negotiated by speaker Pelosi both when it came to the shutdown and the state of the union address. And that's this week state of the cartoons. In a pointed letter, he wrote to speaker Pelosi this week, President Trump all but dared her to uninvite him deliver a state of the union address in the house chamber Pelosi today, and on invited him Pelosi has made it very clear how she sees President Trump for out this confrontation. For his part. The president also made clear this week. How he pictures the most powerful woman in America. Super left Democrats, the radical Democrats what's going on in that party is shocking. The president had been thinking of alternate sites for the speech, perhaps he could have demonstrated the effectiveness of the wall or steel slants by delivering his speech while trying to climate. We don't use the word wall necessarily, but it has to be something special to do the job steel slats or instead of looking at the house chamber, maybe a sea of adoring supporters and ocean of maga- hats, they all love me. They all love me. One thing that definitely didn't help the president and the shutdown battle his Jillian air commerce secretary Wilbur Ross questioning why desperate federal workers were going to food banks. Don't really quite understand. Why maybe it was tough to understand from Wilbur Ross's point of view. Imagine finding out you're a triplet later in your life. That's the subject of a fascinating CNN film. When I tell people my story. But that's true. I've always thought what would it be like if you turn the corner one day and you saw yourself. While the first time the three together it was a miracle. Those nothing that can keep us apart. That's when things kinda got on. Something which is not right. I'd like to know the truth. He was always a question Mark parents had never been told. They're trying to conceal what they did from the people. They did it too. There's still so much that we don't know. How could you not tell it? We identical strangers tonight at nine eastern on CNN.
"union" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper
"No, one should ever underestimate the speaker as Donald Trump has learned a union Kate is power. And that is not maybe the president underestimated. Retinal Democrats taking victory laps after President Trump seemed to cave on the wall and ended the government shutdown at least for the next three weeks. Let's discuss secretary, Sean is is it true. Is it fair to say that Trump caved and Nancy Pelosi one? I think Nancy Pelosi did win. And I don't know that we're going to see that he actually ends up caving. I think he's still like to come back and do some sort of emergency order and get his wall. But he, you know, he underestimated her, and she proved that a mom knows how to handle a two year old brat. And that's the way the president of that. This is this is always the case with the media. They over blow everything to try to condemn Donald Trump. The reality is Donald Trump did what the media and everybody was asking including the ANSI Pelosi, which is give us an opportunity to negotiate and put people back to work. Everybody criticized Donald Trump for not for being recalcitrant, and they criticized him for actually saying, okay? I'll I'll take your deal. We'll give you a three week period of time. Now now the burdens on you to come forward with Donald Trump sat in that meeting and said as he did I will give you everything you want. If you give me how much funding we give me she said, not a penny. So it's up to Nancy Pelosi at this point to say, okay. I'll meet you somewhere because of her answer is no money for the wall. I don't care how much you give us which is what she told the president. Then I think it's going to be back with another shutdown or more likely an emergency declaration, Lou fate that the president started all of this in the first place. We wouldn't be here if he hadn't done this. And yes, the speaker showed herself more than capable of handling President Trump. But to me is not just about that. It really is about it should really be about eight hundred thousand workers, federal employees public servants. And also the contract workers who actually lost pay while people are playing political brinkmanship. So am I glad that the shutdown is over? Those folks for our neighbors, our friends our families, so they can they can pay their bills, absolutely Paul. Would it be worth it for Democrats? You think to give the in the next three weeks in this negotiation period to give the president some money for a wall fence, whatever you wanna call it and get some permanent protection for TPS holders, dreamers cetera. Yes, permanent is the key word that president is so ridiculous. He made an offer training shut down. I'll give temporary protection to the dreamers. If you give me a permanent. Well, now, if it's three years for the dreamer, you had a tear down your Wallin three years. It's preposterous. He did really amazing thing in this the president. And I wanna give them full credit. This is hard to do. He he United progressives. He he he L United moderates, and he betrayed conservatives. That's try fact, it's very hard in America to do all three at the same time. And he did it. So I'm forgetting congratulate. You also empowered Nancy Pelosi few months ago, we were talking about she even going to be elected speaker. And now she is. Pretty strong. This is this is why the Republicans demonized her because they knew how -ffective she was this. Why foolish Democrats criticized when they I mean, I've known her I know how formidable she is. Now, Donald Trump does two senators interim Bresnan Trump tweeted that this move was no way concession, but a lot of people on the far, right? A lot of super-conservative. Don't see it that way. Take listen to to Lou Dobbs on FOX business channel. This president said it was going to be conditional border security building that wall, and he just reversed himself. That's a victory for Nancy Pelosi, it will be perceived as such on every television monitor in screen and the country and to deny it is to try to escape from reality..
"union" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper
"Hello. I'm Jake tapper in Washington where the state of our union is open at least for now. The US government is back up and running after five weeks that left hundreds of thousands of Americans without pay and agencies starved for resources on Friday. President Trump gave in housing he would sign a temporary spending Bill to reopen the federal government without any funding for the border wall. The move was a win for house speaker Nancy Pelosi who maintained she would not even discuss border security until the government reopen the president defended himself against critics from the right tweeting. The move was quote, not a concession, but on its face, the president retreated from his demand and the deal was essentially the same as what the Senate unanimously passed in December before the president forced the shutdown lawmakers now face a ticking clock, of course, they have three weeks to make a deal before the government runs out of funding. Again, President Trump has already said he will shut down the government or declare national emergency. If he does not get funding for his wall. Joining me now is Republican Senator Marco Rubio, Florida. He's also a member of the Senate intelligence committee. Senator I want to start with the shutdown. The president did not get any wall funding in this short term deal. SNP says the economy over the last thirty five days lost billions of dollars because of the shutdown. Was this whole strategy strategy by President Trump with Republicans in the house and Senate going along with was it a huge mistake. I don't think shutdowns are good leverage. It's a lesson. I've certainly learned in my time here there's been two shutdowns since the time I've been there and the aggressor and neither one was the winner. I think it's important to separate the tactics from the goal and the policy, and what the president wants is not unreasonable. It's a fraction of what Democrats voted for in the past. And more importantly, I think and these for me is achieving border security is the key that unlocks the door to doing other things on immigration that he's expressed a willingness to do the extension of TPS dealing with a DACA population. I believe he's willing to go even further. And do something reasonable with people who have been here a long time unlawfully, but are not criminals, but all of that is being held up by the inability to get agreement on border security, which the president campaigned on. So I hope people will separate the tactics from the policy because the policy is reasonable and solid. But as you know, the Democrats voting for more money in border security in the past especially in two thousand thirteen the immigration reform Bill that you helped push that was in exchange for a lot of other things having to do with undocumented immigrants having to do with a path to legal status. It wasn't just given out willy nilly. You see there's an opportunity here over the next three weeks to get something done. Where does that optimism come from? Well, first of all we shouldn't be trading border security for anything because it's something we're all for if you're for something. And I'm for something..
"union" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper
"Hello. I'm Jake tapper in Washington, where the state of our union is chaotic with fears that it's all about to get much worse. If President Trump was looking for a dramatic season. Finale. He's got it government shutdown. Top officials quitting in protest. Plummeting stock market and they're still a week of two thousand eighteen to go Saturday. President Trump announced that he and Milania will celebrate Christmas in Washington this year instead of it mar-a-lago, they will not be able to gaze upon the normally spectacularly adorned national Christmas tree. However, the government shutdown means it's lights out for the large evergreen near the White House as the government seems almost sure to remain partially closed through the holiday congress will not resume business until Thursday with no deal in sight, leaving federal workers facing uncertainty over the holidays, some three hundred eighty thousand employees, we'll stay home until the government reopens while about four hundred twenty thousand employees deemed essential will be forced to work without hey, a reminder, most federal employees do not live. Live in the Washington DC area. They live throughout the country Saturday lawmakers and members of the president's team appeared to remain at an impasse with no signs of a path Ford. Republican Senator leader Mitch McConnell announcing nothing will happen until the president and Democrats agree. President Trump is demanding five billion dollars for his border wall. And Senate Democrats say they will not give him the votes for it. This is the president seems to be even less restrained than normal after the sudden resignations of his Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Brett mcgurk atop diplomatic official in the fight against ISIS. Moves that have even some of the most loyal Republicans expressing misgivings and concern, I want to go straight to the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee Senator Bob corker, Republican of Tennessee Senator thanks so much for joining us. We appreciate it. Jay good to be with you during these festive times. That's right. Merry christmas. You were heavily involved in the negotiations. You help secure a deal requiring all the parties involved. Pelosi Ryan Schumer McConnell and President Trump to publicly agree before a vote to end the shutdown. I have to say I found it striking the part of this deal was that President Trump needs to publicly endorse it before there's any vote. Why? Well, look, Jake. This is a a purposely contrived fight over at the end of the day. Even no matter who wins our borders are still going to be insecure. I think you know, that back in two thousand thirteen John Hoven an crafted a border security amendment that passed with sixty nine votes in a Senate where Republicans were in the minority. I'm a junior Senator from Tennessee and sixty nine people voted for forty six billion dollars to secure our border. It was overly prescriptive and it was overkill, but our borders would've been secure not long ago. Just a few months ago, the president could have received twenty five billion dollars in border security, just by dealing with the dreamers, which by the way, most Republicans want to deal with the dreamers issue. So we had twenty five billion that could have been spent on border security now the government is. Shutdown over what all the way is going to be two billion dollars. This is a made up fight. So the president can look like he's fighting. But even if he wins our borders, you're going to be insecure in part of it is because of what we're spending the money on. We have all kinds of technology, as you know, that we can use to secure the borders. The Forty-six bay did include seven hundred miles of fencing which was important, but there's all kinds of technology that we use in Iraq and Afghanistan to secure our borders. And so it's not unlike going to the Pentagon and saying look we need to buy fighters, and we have stealth fighters and their supersonic, and they have precision guided missiles, but but no, let's let's use the Wright brothers. And so this is not just about the money. It's about what we're spending it on. So we could secure our borders. We could solve this problem. This is a made up fight. And I would just tell. Citizens across our country that turn this off, but focus on the significant things the fact that we just announced we're pulling out of Syria. I want to get to that. In a second thing that I wanna give. One second..
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"State of the union. I'm Jake tapper Republicans in the Senate are poised to do something unusual this week break with President Trump over his Saudi Arabia policy. This comes as new insight into the scope of the Muller probe is putting more pressure on both the White House and on Republican lawmakers who have been supportive of the president. Joining me now is Republican Senator Marco Rubio, a Florida. He's a member of the Senate intelligence and foreign relations committee. Senator Rubio, thanks so much for joining us. I wanted to get want to get all those issues. I talked about in the in the open in a moment. But first I want to ask you about retiring chief of staff John Kelly speaker Ryan called him a quote force for order clarity. And good sense. If the last year was an example of order, clarity and good sense. Are you at all concerned about what happens next with a White House without John Kelly? Well, it depends where they put in as a replacement as I said, I'm a huge John Kelly fan. I've known him since this time. He he served in Florida in Miami. He was his last assignment before retiring from the military was running southern command and did a great job there. He did a great job at homeland security, and we had a great working relationship with him as the chief of staff. There's always turn over in that position. Obviously, it's every president has a at least a couple. And so obviously, it's a loss to see him go. And now we'll see who they put there's a replacement, and and we'll go from there. But hopefully, it'll be someone he's hard to replace. There's no doubt about it. But hopefully, it'll be someone just as qualified just strong that gets. It's good for our country to have someone like that in that post. Let's turn to new court filings this week from the southern district of New York. Here's what they wrote about former Trump lawyer in fixer, Michael, Colin, quote, while many Americans who desire to particular outcome to the two thousand sixteen election knocked on doors or toiled at phone banks coincide to influence the election from the shadows. He did so by orchestrating secret and ill. Illegal payments, unquote. Now, prosecutors say Michael Cohen made the payment quote in coordination with and at the direction of then candidate, Donald Trump. You were a candidate for president in two thousand sixteen running against Donald Trump. Does it bother you that they were breaking campaign laws allegedly in order to win the election? Well, not from that night about me. I mean, it will not happen. I was well thought of the race. It's about the country. It's about what our laws are in about the fact that no one should be above the law from the very beginning of all of this. I said what we deserve the truth. No one has beneath the law, meaning no one is not entitled to the protections of it. But also, no one is above it. So I would just say that we want to know everything that we will know everything that's happened here at some point Mr. Cohen has a version of it. Obviously, the those who are accused of potentially accused as part of it have another. We don't know what additional information of Justice department has to corroborate some of this. They don't necessarily have to put that in the in these filings because their sentencing filings, so my interest from the very beginning. And all of this is for all the information to be out there before the. American people. So that the court system can make traditional Justice decisions and the American people can make political decisions and congress as well. So I'm gonna wait for all of that to come forward. Obviously, this is relevant information. And and things that cannot and should not be ignored. If it is proven that the president directed an aide to commit felonies to influence the election..
"union" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper
"Hello. I'm Jake tapper in Washington where the state of our union is utterly devastated. Eleven innocent people were brutally murdered Saturday. When an anti-semitic gunman opened fire inside, a Pittsburgh synagogue, turning a peaceful place of worship and hope into a crime scene of death and destruction. The gunman armed with a semi automatic assault weapon. And at least three handguns stormed the sanctuary shouting antisemitic slurs to police officers in two swat officers were wounded in the confrontation one FBI official called it, quote, the most horrific crime scene he had ever seen today. The alleged gunman is in custody and facing twenty nine federal charges, including hate crimes on Saturday. President Trump denouncing anti-semitism and called for the death penalty. This evil anti semitic attack is an assault on all of us. It's an assault on humanity. It will require all of us working together to extract the hateful poison of anti-semitism from our world the brutal slaughter in Pittsburgh ends. What has been a hate filled week in America, a male bomber terrorized former presidents and others whom President Trump has singled out for criticism, including CNN and a shooter targeted and murdered to African Americans in Kentucky after trying and failing to get into a predominantly black church. All of this in today's before what has been described as likely the deadliest attack on Jews in the history of the United States. Joining me now is the mayor of Pittsburgh Bill Peduto, mayor doodo, thanks so much for joining us. And I'm so sorry that it's under these circumstances that we're talking. Thank you. We saw so many of your city's residents coming together for that very moving vigil last night. I know you personally knew some of the victims. How is Pittsburgh copen? Our hearts broken. We are a small city what affects one community affects all of us. And right now, I would say that there's a shock that is over the city. But you know, Pittsburgh's a strong city. We are a people that have a strong resilience, and we will get through this. I know the investigation into the shooter's moving forward his motive seems obvious from his social media posts. But what if you learned from law enforcement about why you know, as they try to figure out why this happened. Well, the investigation is obviously continuing right now the social media posts were discovered early while the situation was still ongoing. It seems that the motive is very clear that he had sought out this one synagogue because of activities that they had done working with refugees and immigrants and that his message of hey was against our Jewish community. We've learned a lot from the shooter's social media posts, which are just vile, anti semitism and anti immigrant sentiment worth authorities aware of any of these posts prior to this horror. And and do you think that authorities should have been aware of them or made aware of them by people at the social media companies? Absolutely not. There was no information on this actor there was nothing to create a red flag or an alert to something that would be any type of illegal activity. Let alone something this horrific. President Trump spoke out and condemned anti-semitism after the attack he says he's heading to Pittsburgh were you satisfied with the president's response to this massacre. Well, right now, our concern is really with the victims families and with those that had been injured, including our own police officers, the president's assistance in having federal officials coming to Pittsburgh in having F B I officials from around the country coming here is really what we've been concentrating on. In addition to the eleven killed, obviously several individuals were very seriously wounded, including police officers. How are they doing? Was able to visit with one of the officers yesterday. I'll be visiting with two of the other officers this morning with the officer that I visited his spirits were high. He was one of the two swat officers who were wounded in the gunfire. He actually had his artery severed in could've been much much worse. If it weren't for his partner in placing attorney kit on him at that moment, a rightful in three handguns recovered from the scene of the shooting. Do we know anything about these these firearms where they purchased legally? Is there anything in this in the shooter's background that should have prevented him from being able to purchase them? Yeah. Right now, there's a combined effort on law enforcement at local state and federal level part of that investigation is on.
"union" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper
"Welcome back to state of the union. I'm Jake tapper. We are live here in Tampa Florida where I will be moderating the Florida's governor is debate tonight at eight PM believe it or not. The two candidates have never met each other. They will tonight with sixteen days to go until the midterm elections and with the president facing the reality, the Democrats, many of them impeachment hungry could take back the house. He's back in no holds barred, campaign mode going back to what works in two thousand and sixteen seizing on a line immigration message and endorsing violence against journalists, seemingly even as he accuses Democrats of inciting the mob you me now Senator Ben Sasse Republican from Nebraska. He's the author of a new book called them why we hate each other and how to heal a Senator SAS, thanks for joining us. Your book deals with why the country is so divided right now. I was reading it while this happened. I want you to take a listen to what President Trump had to say recent rally, and he mentioned that Montana, congressman. Ultimately pleaded guilty to physically assaulting a journalist whose prime was he tried to ask him a question about healthcare. Take a listen. Guys that can do a body slam. He's Mike. And I said, oh, this is terrible. He's gonna lose the election. Then I said, well, wait a minute. I know Montana pretty well. I think it might help him. Senator you write quite compelling in your book about the the need for all of us in America to see the humanity of each other. And I have to say, I've been surprised at how quiet Republicans have been about the president of the United States, joking about criminal assault on a reporter. What was your reaction to that? I gotta admit, I don't follow the rallies closely, but you know, I believe that the first amendment is the beating heart of the American experiment. So we need to have a president who celebrates the first amendment and not pretends that beaten up a reporter is okay, but I think what you hear from a lot of Nebraska who also, I think, too now, most of the rallies is sort of a short term long term thing going on, and people feel like the president's rhetoric is kind of short term playful. I don't think it's okay, but I do think most people tune most of it out. I think what we need to be having a conversation about is the long term of how does the next generation understand the American experiment. Because right now we don't have much shared sense of what it is. But it's not playful to joke about assault. Is it. No, the was convicted of a crime and the first amendment free speech, press religion, assembly, protests the right of redress of grievances. These are things we believe our rights that three hundred and twenty million Americans have not just government gives us these rights, but because there are rights by nature, the founders would have said and governments are shared project to secure them. So we need a president and all other elected officials to be stewarding and shepherding are shared understanding of that to the next generation. So no, it's not okay. But I do think that it's sort of baked into the president, stock price that sort of this amoral Listrik take he has on it. He's just what most people think the president's gonna do. And most people were, I live sort of ignore most of it something. It's funny, some are really anxious about it, but most people just think, well, that's kind of how the president talks. We need to do better than that. But I also think there's, there's a danger in pretending each new rally is immediate urgent. I wish she did it differently. Obviously. You're on the Senate Armed Services committee. I want to ask you about the US response to the murder of alpha shook..
"union" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper
"Hello. I'm Dana bash in for Jake tapper in Washington where the state of our union is still bitterly divided after one of the most bruising confirmation Feith ever. Last night Brett cabinet was sworn in as United States cream court Justice, ending the delicate balance on the nation's highest court, securing a conservative majority and delivering President Trump a resounding win. Just one month before November's, midterm elections as protesters descended on the supreme court. Saturday night President Trump took victory lap declaring e. He is one hundred percent certain that Christine Blasi Ford named the wrong man rallying supporters at a campaign event in Kansas. I stand before you today on the heels of a tremendous victory for our nation. Our people and our constitution. The president also heaped praise on Republican Senator, Susan Collins. One of the key senators who in the end voted. Yes. On cavenaugh. Joining me now is Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine Senator. Thank you so much for joining me. I really appreciate it. You say that you wrestled with this decision for a long time. Was there ever a moment when you were actually thinking? I'm a no. I was in undecided because I felt that we needed to interviews some of the witnesses that professor Ford said for present that night which she believes those sexual assault occurred, and I was disturbed that they had not been interviewed by the FBI. Now the committee's Sep had interviewed them and got very clear statements. So there was no corroboration, but I pushed along with senators, Jeff, flake and Lisa Murkowski for the FBI to do an interview of those individuals as you were going through. That week. And as you were learning information, and as I was as you were hearing the allegations, was there ever a time when you thought I can't vote for this guy? Well, I would certainly undecided. And after hearing Christine Ford's very compelling and painful testimony, I thought, oh my goodness. He perhaps needs to withdraw, and but then when he came back with such a forceful denial and the anger and anguish that he's showed, and then the lack of cooperation led me back to the fundamental issues that are fundamental to our legal system of presumption of innocence and fair. And you talked about that in your Senate floor speech was forty four minutes long. It was incredibly detailed, very well thought out, not something. That was written on the fly after a last minute decision. And I'm sure you've seen just as I have some of your critics are saying that that's proof that you were putting up at appearance of being undecided to placate Democrats and independent. The make up the majority in your state of Maine. Well, nothing could be further from the truth. We have three member that this hearing unfolded in two parts in July and August, and early September. I was focused on the judges record on his position on issues like Roe v, Wade his judicial philosophy, whether he respected precedent and bad was my focus. So after I've had a two hour interview with the judge and seeing the hurt, the hearings which were extensive. I felt that I was very likely to vote for him, and we were drafting this statement and indeed all that detail and. The statement that was done for the Absalom Gatien's. Then thea ellegation came forward then and put the whole confirmation system in a tailspin. So part of the speech was written prior to the allegations of sexual. So let's talk a little bit more about those allegations on the Senate floor. You said quote, the facts presented do not mean that professor Ford was not sexually assaulted that night or some other time. But as you remember, Ford was really clear under oath under pain of perjury that she was one hundred percent. Sure, certain that it was Brett Cavanaugh who sexually assaulted her. So given the decision you made do not believe her. Let me say this. First of all, I found Dr ports testimony to be heart, wrenching painful compelling, and I believe that she believes what she testified to. I don't think she was coming forth with a political motive. Although I do not think that she was treated well by those who who breached her confidence. But we also had a case where judge Cavin came forward and said, I'm hundred per cent. Certain that this did not happen. So here you have two people who are each one hundred per cent, certain of what they're saying under pain perjury..
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"Welcome back to state of the union. Jake tapper George popadopoulos. Now the first Trump campaign advisor to be sentenced to prison as part of the Muller probe, he's getting fourteen days in the big house for lying to the FBI back in two thousand sixteen popadopoulos was pitching candidate Trump on a meeting with Putin, suggesting it directly to Trump and then Senator now attorney general Jeff Sessions sessions has since testified under rose that he pushed back against that idea. But in his first interview before being sentenced popadopoulos told me sessions was actually infancy Aston about it. And the collective energy in the room. Of course, there were some dissenters and the collective energy in the room seem to be interested in collective energy was Donald Trump interested. The candidate, Doug, you know, he gave me a sort of a nod. He wasn't committed either way, but it was. I took it as he was thinking Senator Jeff Sessions. Was there to? Yes, at the table. What was his response? My recollection was that the Senator was actually stick about a meeting between the candidates and. President putin. Strong charge. It would contradict what session said testified before the Senate, the attorney for sessions released a statement saying, quote, attorney general sessions publicly testified under oath about his recollection of this meeting, and he stands by his testimony joining us now to discuss this and more is the top democrat on the Senate intelligence committee Senator Mark Warner who joins us from Charlottesville Virginia Senator. You just heard what populace said. Do you think there's reason to believe that Jeff Sessions perjured himself. Well, Jake, let's take a step back and and look at where we're at this point with Muller investigation. Now with the popadopoulos. Jail sentence. We're now at five or six guilty pleas over thirty indictments that ki- that comes out of from what I read about popadopoulos is there was absolute evidence that the Russians had an emails on Hillary Clinton. They offered it to popadopoulos as a Trump campaign official, and this guy popadopoulos I've never met anybody clearly is asp aspiring to be a player. And my understanding is he can't remember whether he turned that information over to other senior people in the Trump campaign that's not very believable. In terms of the questions about attorney general sessions, I'm sure the Muller team will look into that. But if you look at this and this is I think, is maybe one of the reasons why this White House is in such chaos and the president's becoming more and more untethered is if you just over the last few weeks, we've had the president's campaign manager plead guilty. The president's personal lawyer, Michael Kohn agreed at work with Muller and take guilty. As well. Got the president's chief financial officer now getting some level of immunity. So I think we're going to start to get a lot of these answers coming out. And I think that's why the Muller investigation for that matter are Senate intelligence investigation has to run its course. So I asked popadopoulos specifically about whether or not he told anyone on the campaign about the Russians claiming that they had dirt on Hillary Clinton emails of belonging to Hillary Clinton. Popadopoulos told me he doesn't remember telling anyone on the campaign, but he also said this. I might have buds. I have no recollection of doing so I can't guaranteed. All I can say is my memory is telling me that I never shared it with anyone on the campaign. You said just now that you find that hard to believe..
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"Welcome back to state of the union as president trump comes up on his five hundred day in office some prominent republicans are pushing back against their party's leader on saturday senator bob corker announced an aggressive strategy to challenge the president on trade he tweeted i am working with like minded republican senators on ways to push back on the president using forties in ways never intended and that are damaging to our country and our allies will democrats join us this as a former republican speaker of the house john bainer and ohio's governor john casick say their party has been taken over by trump joining me now from his home state of california house majority leader kevin mccarthy mr leader thank you so much for joining me this morning we have a lot to get to actually want to start with the news about this letter that the president's lawyers wrote to the special counsel back in january he's legal team admits that the president himself dictated that statement on the trump tower meeting and this is what the letter says it says quote the president dictated a short but accurate response to the new york times article on behalf of his son donald trump junior that's a direct contradiction to what the white house said last year take a listen that was written by donald trump junior and i'm sure within consolidation with his lawyer so that wasn't written by the president the president didn't sign off on on anything but the president was not involved in the drafting of the statement and did not issued a statement it came from donald trump junior he certainly didn't dictate but he like i said laid in offered suggestion like any father would.
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"Welcome back to state of the union i'm jake tapper president trump says he is getting close to getting the cabinet he wants one republican senators response not so fast senator rand paul of kentucky says he will oppose president trump's pick for secretary of state mike pompeo and his choice for cia director gina hassle in a blistering oped senator paul wrote quote this issue is much bigger than a simple disagreement over policy and far more consequential these are dangerous appointments unquote with such a slim republican majority in the senate and with john mccain at home in arizona battling cancer paul's opposition means president trump might need democratic support to move his picks through congress and senator rand paul of kentucky is joining us senator i want to talk about your opposition to president trump's nominees in one sec but i the news former fbi director mccabe andrew mccabe has been fired the president and his lawyer are both using this as an opportunity to talk about why they think the muller investigation should be ended immediately what would your response be if president trump ordered the firing of mahler well i've said all along i don't like special prosecutors think they have too much power in too much power to go far afield of the question i do think though that we have a real problem in at the fbi and our intelligence agencies have become politicized and even our founding fathers recognized that bias would be a real problem madison said that men are not angels that's why what i've been advocating is for is a bigger reform to a bigger question and that is that nobody should be left to their own devices mccabe peter struck lisa page they shouldn't be allowed to search databases on americans without first asking a judge so this goes to a real reform question not just the politics of the day but reform question should individual agents who may be biased against president trump or maybe biased against hillary clinton frankly should they be able to use the apparatus this powerful apparatus to politicize the process this is a real problem i think james comey started this when he went after hillary clinton frankly and now it's turned his head and now they're going against trump.
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"President trump shock republicans and democrats alike this week when he announced his support for some guncontrol measures but after talking to the nra is president trump all ready changing his mind i'll talk to democratic senator joe manchin about that and more next stay with us support for state of the union comes from our friends at rocket mortgage by quicken loans genes is our you're confident when it comes to your work your hobbies and your life rocket mortgage gives you that same level of confidence when it comes to buying a home or refinancing your existing home loan rocket mortgages simple allowing you to fully understand all the details and be confident you're getting a ride mortgage for you to get started go to rocket mortgage dot com slash so to equal housing lender licensed in all fifty states nmlsconsumeraccessorg number thirty thirty welcome back to the name of the union and take tapper president trump stunned republicans and democrats at the white house this week when he appeared to throw his support behind several democratic gun control measures including a proposal from senator amy clo which are to curb domestic abusers access to guns and a proposal from senator dianne feinstein to ban some semiautomatic weapons the president suggested adding both proposals to a bipartisan bill on background checks from senators joe manchin and pat toomey asked what this bill that will be great dan if you could add what you have also and i think you can into the bill.
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"Hello i'm jake tapper in washington where the state of our union is just trying to keep up president trump said it best himself last night speaking at the annual gridiron club dinner in washington he joked that he likes turnover and chaos is sometimes selfdeprecating speech was punctuated with jokes about his son in law jared kushner's security clearance and his tense relationship with attorney general jeff sessions president also brought up his new tariff proposal on steel and aluminum imports calling them very popular the president now doubling down on that proposal tweeting that trade wars are good and tweeting saturday quote if the european union wants to further increase their already massive tariffs and barriers on us companies doing business there we will simply apply attacks on their cars which freely pour into the us they make it impossible for our cars and more to sell their big trade imbalance the surprise move shocked many in his white house and brought swift condemnation from lawmakers in his own party an threats of retaliation from europe canada and asia let's go right to the director of the white house office of trade and manufacturing policy peter navarro thanks so much for being here really appreciate it great to be here let me just ask you some some basic questions about these tariff when do you think they're going to go into effect we expect some time next week the office of uh legal counsel put foreman legality on proclamations in the president will sign them sometime this week coming up i i would think so towards the end of the week the latest with you the following week basically we want to be very careful dot the i's cross the t's make sure we go through all the final a legal hoops and that's where we are allow and one of the other big questions and i think a lot of people on on wall street in throughout the manufacturing community or curious about our are going to be any exemptions for these tariffs or they just going to be blanket 25 percent tariffs on all imported steel blanket ten percent on all imported aluminum so so let's go back to to thursday which i thought was uh the quints.
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"Thank you thank you and they infiltrated your newsfeed they literally infiltrated america this special counsel charging thirteen russians with trying to influence the 2016 election what does this mean for president trump and for the country i'll alas the top democrat leading the house rusher probe next support for state of the union comes from our friends at rocket mortgage by quicken loans jane's is our you're confident when it comes to your work your hobbies and your life rocket mortgage gives you that same level of confidence when it comes to buying a home more refinancing your existing home loan rocket mortgages simple allowing you to fully understand all the details and be confident you're getting the right mortgage for you to get started go to rocket mortgage dot com slash so to equal housing lender licensed in all fifty states nmlsconsumeraccessorg number thirty thirty welcome back to his state of the union president trump is on a twitter tear repeatedly declaring no collusion after special counsel robert muller moved to indict thirteen russians for waging quote information warfare against americans during the 2016 election the president is also attacking the top democrat on the house russia probe adam schiff calling him a leak in monster of no control and saying shift is blaming the obama administration for the russian meddling well that's not exactly right we spoke to congressman shift just before he got on a plane to travel back from the munich security conference congressman i wanna start with the breaking news of the indictments thirteen russians three russian companies were indicted for meddling in the 2016 election how do you read the indictment will.