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Fresh update on "union" discussed on Jim Bohannon
"Grace Emilio and Brianna Rodriguez and their stepmother lupe Gomez were shot to death Friday outside their home in oak forest. Police believe the children stepfather, Carlos Gomez killed them, barricaded himself in the home, set it on fire, then took his own life. Two teenage daughters were able to escape the home unhurt, police say Carlos Gomez had a history of violence, including an assault and domestic battery arrest in 2016. Members of two unions representing flight attendants are demanding better working conditions and fair contracts, WGN Steve rooks and reports. United Airlines flight attendants will pick it outside of O'Hare to demand the airline fix what they say are ongoing operational disruptions and labor relations problems. In flight attendants from Southwest Airlines will pick it outside midway. Their union says Southwest has to lead bargaining numerous times since their contract became amendable four years ago. Steve roxton, WGN news. NASA successfully crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid last night
Adam Laxalt: Bring Back 'Remain in Mexico' Policy
"I mean this issue is so bad for Biden and you have 75% of that and think that the border policies are bad policy And so this is the type of issue where he wakes up He gets shellacked across the country It truly is the red referendum that I believe it's still going to be And he comes to his team as one in the world Can I do to get right in the world This should be number one I think he'll come to the table You know they're doing a lot of things sort of behind the scenes to try to go against their policies to try to help secure the border It's interesting because they don't really put it out in the media They're so holding to their open porters base They doesn't want to be seen as possibly trying to secure the border And so as we saw with Martha's Vineyard were these people absolutely freaked out over 50 illegal Flown to the most expensive island in America they had nationalized send a 150 national guards to deal with 50 illegal immigrants How about they say some of those national governments at the border and then maybe they wouldn't get illegal immigrants shipped to Martha's Vineyard So I think we need to when I was embedded with the border patrol union one of the biggest things there was to change is the remain in Mexico And that would even need a vote in Congress for Biden to wake up and say we have to put back in place remain in Mexico We could just get that win then it would reverse these numbers dramatically
Fresh update on "union" discussed on American Scandal
"A break in the conversation, khrushchev goes quiet and lets the interior secretary grow uncomfortable. You'd all begin to squirm. And finally, when the awkward silence has gone on long enough, you don't ask the pressing question. Why did the Soviet premier call this meeting? Udall isn't exactly the kind of cabinet member who meets with heads of state. Khrushchev smiles. Now that he has udall off center, he can get to the real business at hand. Khrushchev says he read Kennedy's rather forceful statement, and he wants to know, was that truly the president? Or was it the influence of Congress? You'd all respond said the president speaks for himself. Kennedy is in charge of military decisions in the U.S.. Cruise ship says he understands, he too based the decision on going to war, and on all military matters, including giving defensive weapons to Cuba. Khrushchev asks, how is that any different from America giving aid to its allies? You'd all doesn't have a ready response, so khrushchev leans in and presses the issue. He says that he doesn't want war. But there are fools in the Soviet Union just as there are fools in America. If America were to attack Cuba, that would potentially set off a dangerous turn of events. Does Kennedy understand this? You'd all clears his throat, clearly nervous. He says that the responsible people in America, men like president Kennedy, always prevail unless intolerable provocations occur. Hearing this, khrushchev steps in even closer to Utah, a stuffs a fat finger in his face. He reminds you all America has the USSR surrounded with military bases, and then makes a threat he hopes Kennedy will soon hear. If the U.S. attacks Cuba, then the Soviets will have no choice but to strike back in kind. Udall fidgets uncomfortably. He says the president has made his position on Cuba clear. A few people in Congress may call for an invasion, but the president makes the policy and the decision to go to war. Khrushchev's golf. It's been a long time since the U.S. could spank the Soviets like a little boy. Now, khrushchev says firmly. The Soviets can S.W.A.T. their ass back. Both countries are equally strong. War would be an insanity. Is Kennedy an insane person? Or does he have a clear head? You'd all doesn't know what to say or how to respond. Frustrated khrushchev decides to move on as udall doesn't seem to be able to give him the answers he needs. He instructs you doll to relay Kennedy the substance of their conversation. But to tell the press the meeting was friendly, and that they discussed hydroelectric dams. You'd all nods, and then as dismissed as khrushchev makes his way back to his office. No closer to understanding Kennedy's thinking. Who is the young president? But the opening moves in this game of chess have
Doug Mastriano Defends Wearing Confederate Uniform
"And back with dogmatist Rihanna who's running as a GOP candidate for governor in Pennsylvania. Doug, there was a, I don't know if you'd call it a controversy or a scandal, but the left tried to go after you some time ago because they found some old photograph apparently of you evidently wearing a confederate outfit and they were like, this shows a dog mastery ano has confederate sympathies when I'm thinking, wait a minute. This guy's from Pennsylvania, the site of the Gettysburg battle. I really doubt he has confederate sympathies. Talk a little bit about that incident because I want to then go to a broader discussion of the Civil War and our moment in America today. I represent the Gettysburg area that's in my district, by the way. It's just so hilarious to us. That's the best they can do. They want to criticize me on the one day that I grew up like a Democrat. Really guys, so what can I say? I mean, first of all, you know, as people know, lots of people dress up in both union and confederate, they do Civil War reenactments which occur all over Pennsylvania and Maryland and old Civil War battlefields and so on, and you're a student of history, right? Talk about leaving aside the incident itself. Talk a little bit about are we at a stage where America today is as divided as it was in the 1850s. I'm not saying we're at the point of a Civil War, but I'm saying, are we at the point where there's been a sort of secession of the American mind? You know, I'm torn on that. So this is probably the most divisive moment since the Civil War. I do believe that we are in a far worse way in the 1850s and 1860s in the midst of the Civil War. We had an incident on the floor of the Congress or one Democrat beat down the debt to death with his cane, a Republican congressman. I mean, we haven't gone that far, but we are seeing chilling specters of this. We saw North Dakota at the arranged Democrat driving down that beautiful young man. We've seen many incidents, potential assassin assassin of the Republicans at the baseball game was a Bernie supporter and so we're seeing echoes and shadows, the rhetoric coming out of Biden, I think, is dangerous because it's encouraging extreme people on his side of the aisle to actually view people who do they disagree with as some kind of danger.
Fresh update on "union" discussed on American Scandal
"Warm summer day in the Crimean Peninsula. At a resort in the coastal city of yalta, the Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara stroll through a garden path and gazes out at the nearby Black Sea. It's beautiful scenery. Here in the southwest Soviet Union. And while the sparkling water is beckoning for a swim, the Cuban revolutionary didn't fly here for a vacation. Guevara is a close confidant of Fidel Castro the president of Cuba. He has long, scruffy hair and penetrating eyes that seem to draw people in. Convincing them to join his cause, Juan gabara has given his life to. He's a committed communist, bent on removing capitalism from the world. But while Guevara believes Cuba has made great strides as a communist nation, recently, he's grown nervous. Castro began building an alliance with the Soviet Union in order to protect itself against the United States. The plan seemed good in theory, but with the Soviets now working to sneak nuclear missiles into Cuba. Guevara fears the country is more exposed than ever. All it would take is one American spy plane discovering the Soviet equipment and president Kennedy could order a full scale invasion of Cuba. One much larger and much more likely to succeed than the bay of pigs. So Guevara flew to the Soviet Union to meet with Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet premier. The two are going for a stroll in this seaside garden, and as soon as the moment is right, cavar is going to make a request. When he believes is critical for the defense of Cuba. As they walk down the garden path, Guevara gives a friendly nod to khrushchev. That's beautiful country out here, Conrad. Well, this, this is the Crimean Peninsula, a treasure of the Soviet Union. What do you know its history? Since Catherine the Great has been envied by the west. Now it's finally part of its own autonomous Soviet republic. Do you know Cuba's history? It's autonomous two finally. But still the west's envious eyes can not stop staring, but that's the world we live in. What I take it you're nervous about the Americans, that must be why you flew all this way. I am nervous. And that is the reason. Guevara stops and fixes khrushchev with an intense gaze. What happens if the Americans discover the missiles you plan to put into Cuba? There's nothing to friend about. We have anti aircraft defenses installed all across your country. No American is going to spot anything. Well, they may not discover the actual atomic missiles. But what happens when they spot the anti aircraft defenses? What will they think then? It doesn't matter what they think. I think it does. We are 90 miles from Florida. It wouldn't take much for the Americans to launch another invasion. A bigger one and succeed. Che the Americans would never do it. Kennedy is weak and soft. Even if they do discover the defenses we've set up, he won't do a thing. Comrade with respect, you don't know that. Kennedy has already tried to invade Cuba once. Khrushchev's eyes flash angrily. Yes, any failed. You think a man who rises to president will just give up? Except embarrassment? I don't think you know who Kennedy really is. I know I don't. We need a promise from the Soviets. You people are relentless. We've stationed troops on your island. We're installing nuclear missiles. Weapons the Americans would never dare to attack. What more do you want? We want a defensive pact. Comrade the Americans have had their eyes trained on Cuba for decades. We need formal assurance you'll come to our defense if and when they invade. Shea, you listen to me. Whoever Kennedy is, he must know if they invade, will bring our whole navy to the Caribbean. He'll risk nuclear hellfire. Do you understand our missiles are our promise? Cuba will be safe, or we'll start a war. Gewehr stands silently assessing the Soviet premier. Khrushchev did not give him the defense pact he wanted, but his assurances do not ring hollow either. Still, how is khrushchev so certain how Kennedy will react? It's the Friday before Labor Day, and president John F. Kennedy's advisers are locked in a fierce debate inside The White House. The men have gathered in the cabinet room, an old chamber with big leather chairs and a portrait of George Washington on the wall. And what's now become a familiar routine, the advisers are shouting over each other, arguing, trying to prove their points about Cuba and the Soviet Union. As president Kennedy steps into the room, he barks at his men, bringing the scuffle to an end. And as he takes a seat, the president orders everyone to remain quiet. No one's going to say a word until they learn what this meeting is about. About a half hour ago, Kennedy got word that the acting director of the CIA wanted a top secret meeting. He wouldn't explain what it was about, only that it had to do with Cuba and the Kennedy had to gather his advisers on foreign policy. Kennedy himself has no idea what it's about. Only a month ago he made a deal with the Soviet diplomat, getting the Kremlin to back off from its hostile demands about Berlin in exchange for agreeing to stop harassing Soviet ships traveling to Cuba. He was promised they were only carrying farm equipment. Of course, Kennedy did not take the Soviets at their word. And the CIA continued to monitor from the skies, flying U2 spy planes over Cuba, getting snapshots of the situation on the ground. So if the CIA director is calling for a top secret meeting, they must have found something unexpected. And when the CIA finally comes hurrying into the room, he does look tense and upset. Kennedy doesn't waste time, a demands to know what's going on in Cuba. The CIA director buys his lip, pausing to measure his words. Then he tells the room the agency made an alarming discovery. Two days ago, they found banks of anti aircraft missiles set up all around Cuba. It appears to be the beginning of something much bigger. From what they can see, the defense systems originated in the Soviet Union. Kennedy sinks into his chair and buries his face in his hands. He feels like a fool. He was duped by the Soviets, and his blunder seems to prove that his harshest critics are right. He's weak on foreign policy. He's an inexperienced Playboy, a bratty millionaire, who was sure to let the Soviets gain the upper hand in the Cold War. But beyond the shame and embarrassment, Kennedy now faces an impossible situation. He doesn't want to make the crisis any worse, but knows he has to make a decision between two bad choices. Kennedy could choose to do nothing. That would have referred to potentially catastrophic fight with the Soviets. What if they continued to build up a military presence in Cuba, Kennedy would be seen as a total failure. The other option is that Kennedy could issue his own military response and send a strong message that the U.S. will not accept even the mere presence of Soviet weapons off the coast of Florida. For that option is also deeply problematic. Kennedy knows it could anger his Soviet counterpart and even start a chain of events that would lead to World War three. Apparently sensing the president's indecision, Kennedy's brother Bobby pounce his fist on the table, saying this is exactly what he warned about. The president shouldn't have trusted the Soviets. He's already getting hammered by his opponents for being soft on Cuba, and now he's going to look like a fool. Kennedy's eyes flash angrily at his brother. They may be blood related, but Bobby is the attorney general, serving at the pleasure of the president, Kennedy won't allow this kind of insubordination. He tells Bobby to cool it. If he's got a plan, Kennedy is all ears. Otherwise, back down, keep his outraged to himself. But the president's brother does not stay quiet, projecting an air of confidence, Bobby says it's time to take action, not half measures like the fiasco with the bay of pigs. They need to rally their forces into whatever it takes to get rid of Fidel Castro, and is the only way they'll come away on top. Kennedy knows his brother is shrewd and bright. His opinions are always worth listening to. That's why Kennedy named him attorney general. But Bobby can also be a hothead. And right now, cooler minds have to prevail. At least until they get more information. So Kennedy breaks up the meeting and says they'll reconvene once they have a better picture of the situation. The U.S. needs to know what exactly is going on in Cuba. How extensive the build up really is, and whether this is part of a broader Soviet strategy to gain influence in the region, and threaten the United States.
The National Teacher's Union Has Gone Too Far With Woke Sexuality
"The national teachers, unions, LGBTQ+ caucus, has created a website and a badge for public school employees that promotes non binary identities, basically a how to guide for queer sex and the idea that transgender men can get pregnant. So there are reports out now that the national education association, and its local affiliate and Hilliard Ohio. Have been providing the staff in the Hilliard city school district with this QR code enabled badges, which point to the NEA LGBTQ+ caucus website. And resources from gender activist organizations, including Scarlett, sex, et cetera, gender spectrum, the Trevor project, and teen health source. And one of these linked resources teen health sources queering sexual education promises to empower youth and also includes a how to guide for performing anal sex and bondage and renting and domination, sadomasochism, muffin, and fisting. The materials are extremely graphic, explaining how to do these things, for example, how to put a whole hand into a person's vagina or butt, now listen. This is not a fringe organization. The NEA is the largest teachers union in the country, represents more than 3 million public school teachers in all 14,000 local school districts and it's been captured by radical gender theory and its perverse sexual ideology.
Fresh update on "union" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"We're following for you? There's three AMR Tuesday morning September 27th on TLP this morning. The nonpartisan congressional budget office estimates this morning the president Joe Biden's plan. The cancel significant amounts of student loan debt will cost the government roughly 400 billion bucks over 30 years. Italy, about to have its most right-wing government actually since Mussolini was defeated back in World War II. Georgia maloney, leader of the titled brothers of Italy party, will become the country's actual first female prime minister ever. Italy's European Union partners say this morning they will be watching Melanie's actual government to ensure that basic human rights are guaranteed in Italy. An asset spacecraft was deliberately smashed through this weekend to an asteroid Monday evening at a speed of about 14,000 miles an hour we're told to try to alter its course. It was a test you see. If you see if such an effort would be possible, if an asteroid actually ever threatens to hit earth, and it appears, it was a success. Stable WTO for more on these developing stories than just minutes. Tuesday morning September 27th, 2022, where the time now is three
Sebastian Talks to Russian-Born U.S. Intel Expert Rebekah Koffler
"Back with Rebecca cough. She is the author of a former senior DIA expert on Russia. Jim carfano of heritage tweeted out early today and I retweeted it. If you look at what is it, the 27 28 members of NATO, the highest commitment of aid to Ukraine by members of NATO as a percentage of GDP are the Baltic states and Poland. Isn't that interesting? The states that were under the boot of the Soviet Union are invaded themselves. They're the ones helping out the Ukraine the most. Isn't that telling? Absolutely, and it's always been that way. Sebastian, I even when I was in the community, you know, the people who are very responsive and helpful, they assist us tremendously because they are right there in the theater. They gathered and not Germany. Germany's in bed with Moscow with the Gerhard shredder being one of the CEOs of Gazprom. Exactly. You're going to leave our studio. You've been doing media all day. You said you're going to go if you're going to write an analytic piece, talking about scenarios. So people need to read your article, but first, not nuking America because he's not insane. He's not suicidal. But what's scenarios under which could Putin consider using the low threshold low yield tactical nukes. Give us some examples. So we're exactly right now in this scenario Sebastian for which, on Putin's orders, this doctrine was developed in the first place, escalated to deescalate and scenarios this Putin is losing on the battlefield. And he is cornered.
Fresh update on "union" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"To cancel up to $10,000 in student loan debt for certain borrowers will likely cost the government about 400 billion over 30 years. Hurricane Ian continues its march towards Cuba this hour is expected to hit their early tomorrow morning, then it will be powering its way to Florida. It's going to get worse before it gets better. The storm producing a hundred mile an hour winds now and it's a category two could be up to a category four in a couple of days. And Italy said to have its most right wing government since Mussolini was defeated in World War II. Georgia Bologna lead over the brothers of Italy party will become the country's first female prime minister. Italy's European Union partners say they'll be watching to ensure that basic human rights are guaranteed. Stay with us at WTO for more on these stories in just minutes
John Fetterman Backtracks on Fracking in Pennsylvania
"Besides crime and punishment, which is an absolute losing issue for the Democrats in general and John fetterman in particular. Fetterman has flip flopped on fracking. In 2016, fetterman signed a promise a pledge to ban fracking in Pennsylvania. And halt new fossil fuel leasing nationwide. He also wrote on Reddit that the fossil fuel industry is a stain on Pennsylvania. And it's natural resources. Now that's probably a shock to all the people in Pennsylvania who work in the fossil fuel industry. Well, now he's flip flopped on that too. Now he wants to preserve the union jobs in the fossil fuel industry, according to his campaign, his campaign spokesperson said John believes that we have to preserve the union way of life for the thousands of workers currently employed or supported by the fossil fuel industry in Pennsylvania. Oh, really? That industry that you said a couple of years ago was a stain on Pennsylvania?
Danielle D'Souza Gill Weighs in on School Choice in Texas
"Danielle, let's talk a little bit about school choice. There was a very important law passed in Arizona. Not just an experimental school choice program, but one that offers school choice. To the entire, to all the parents in Arizona who have their kids in school and now I see an article in the Dallas news majority of Texan voters favor school voucher programs, according to a recent poll, and it looks like there is a movement of parents around the country very unhappy with the public schools want to have at least an alternative, of course the unions, the public schools are pushing back. They obviously won a monopoly because everyone succeeds when you have a monopoly. People have nowhere else to go. What do you think about this moment? Is this something that you think has the potential to not only change the political landscape, but also change education? Yes, school choice is definitely the future because why should someone be trapped in a horrible public school just because you were born in a zip code, that's not a nice area. That's horrible. And that's not really something that conservatives should stand for. We want everyone to have opportunity and then for people to succeed based on their hard work, not for people to be trapped in a horrible school while other people have a much better public school. And you know, many of these public schools are bad. Most of them actually are far behind, you know, students and other countries, China is taking off. And of course, with COVID, we saw these crazy shutdowns. And so these other schools that are doing well a couple of public schools that are doing great. Those may stay open because people will want to use their vouchers there. Those are good schools. They have good teachers. So it's not to say that every school is bad, but the ones that are really underperforming, there's violence, there's crime, kids don't even want to go to that school. They don't feel safe there. Why should those schools continue onward? Those parents should have other options to send their kids to a better school, and they shouldn't be, you know, held back just because they don't have the funds.
Charlie Sits Down With Jack Philip Barsky, Former KGB Sleeper Agent
"With us as Jack barsky, hello. How are you? I'm good. Yourself. This is really strange. You know, I walk around here and I see pictures of you and I know this man I've seen him so many times. That's so funny. Yeah, from afar. Yeah, yeah. Now, you were in the KGB. I wasn't the KGB. Guilty. How did they recruit you? How does that work? Like when you're 12, they just say, no, not at all. For the kinds of jobs that they had me and mine for, they were looking at people who already mature like 23 24. Not yet fully formed and not yet attached to what family in children and so forth. So I was approached and I was 22, I believe. And the recruitment process was a very drawn out, careful process. Because you don't send them over like potatoes. Was this in eastern Germany at the time? Yes. So you grew up in East Germany. Yes, I did. And East Germany was kind of a proxy state of the Soviet. And towards the end, when Gorbachev took. When he became president, the east Germans were further to the left and the Soviet Union. My best friend from college, he worked for the Stasi as a chemist. And when the Gorbachev book came out, the Stasi bought up all the books and pile them up in the hallways of the because they just didn't like the softening that the softening of the hard line.
The False Hierarchies of Food
"The video was immediately flagged by the LA parent union who called out the district for posting the video online and niam DApps ties to mandala's international, one of the world's largest snack companies. Controversial video, which is no longer up on the department's Instagram account, opens with the woman presenting a plate of donuts to her friend. Shocked by the half dozen donuts before her, the friend says, the sugary treats are bad for them. But the woman rebukes her friend's concerns, you're judging my food choices based on a false standard of health again, aren't you? I am the up then cuts the skid off, as she makes claims against false, higher archies of food. There are no hierarchies of food. Diet culture, fat, phobia. And systems of oppression have created false hierarchies of food and it shows up everywhere.
Dr. Lance Wallnau Clears Up the Viral Mastriano Controversy
"On Twitter for 3.6 million views, they show people at their hands raised praying and saying it's a heil Hitler. Ceremony. Let's show the video then we'll bring in Lance wall now. Let's play cut three and then 21. Let's play cut three first. The count of three will bring our hand down as one. Father, I pray that indeed, Pennsylvania will be like little round top and America will have a new birth of leverage. This is more on the count of three, one, two, three. Let's welcome Lance Walmart, Lance, welcome to the program. Charlie, it's good to see you. And honestly, this is funnier than people think. First of all, I'm a 20% ashkenazi Jew. I come from a long line of rabbis on my father's side. And I've got a sister who's an Israeli and wants me to be a citizen over there. This is the most ingenious strategy. The anti semites in America bringing in the part Jewish people to help seal the deal with the Nazi salute. For our audience out there, Lance, this is it's so disgusting and gross, what they're saying, that they're doing a prayer and they call it a Hitler salute walk us through this. It's worse than that. It's worse than that. I wasn't even leading a prayer. Allowed to be honest with you. Even that narrative needs to be cleaned up a little bit. I would say, I said to the people, I said, hey, do you know that we're on the Chambersburg pike? We're only miles away from where the battle of Gettysburg was fought. And on that papal second day, the battle of Gettysburg, the fate of the union was being decided and I was pointing out how this midterm election is kind of like our Gettysburg moment.
The Real History of The Democrat Party
"I want to tell you a little bit about Woodrow Wilson Their bridges with his name on it their buildings with his name on it Princeton he was governor of New Jersey who was president of Princeton at one point But I'm mentioning this because of all the things that had been eliminated torn down scratched off as a result of ties to slavery And the Civil War and racism the Democrat party has not The Democrat party was the party of the confederacy Jefferson Davis and his generals were Democrats They were Democrats Democrat party fought For slavery the Democrat party fought to divide the union Democrat party even after the Civil War Fought in the courts with Democrat judges To maintain segregation The Democrat party refused to ban Lynching with a federal law For the longest period of time Fact Franklin Roosevelt despite the pressure from his wife Eleanor Refused to support one of the bills He said it might hurt his support in the south for his reelection In 1936
Are We Living Through a Simulation?
"Living through a simulation? A simulation that is funded by Silicon Valley billionaires. With an intent to try to destroy the west to try to misrepresent what the maga movement America first movement is all about. When you are overseeing an artificial regime, a potemkin village. A parent's party that is grassroots, that is authentic, that is real. That stands as a huge threat to you. They have no choice but to use leg irons handcuffs and simulation tactics on social media. You see the parents party that is rising up in my personal opinion is gaining steam. I know there was a lot of anxiety out there myself included over the summer about the midterm elections. But I see Democrats starting to tumble the polls. I see Democrats losing steam and Republicans are getting on message. JD Vance was fabulous this weekend with Donald Trump. Oz is within striking distance of socialist Shrek. John fetterman. Herschel Walker gaining huge ground against Raphael Warnock Blake masters in striking distance against Mark Kelly. Adam laxalt looks like he's in a great spot in Nevada, but Adam lacks hole has to win by at least two points because those culinary unions in Clark county, they know how to do highway robbery there. I'll tell you what. And we have some internal leaking, not leaking, that's not the right word. We have some internal crumbs. These are Nancy Pelosi term. Of some people that are saying, hey, Oz is about to overtake fetterman. It's about to flip.
Biden to discuss Ukraine war with South African President Ramaphosa
"President Biden meets today with the president of South Africa White House press secretary karine Jean Pierre says the bilateral meeting at The White House today will cover a range of issues President Biden looks forward to consulting with president ramaphosa on a range of topics including climate crisis opportunities to increase trade and investment Ramaphosa is a leader among several African nations who have maintained a neutral stance in the aftermath of Russia's invasion of Ukraine largely because of the support the Soviet Union gave to the African National Congress in a fight to end apartheid decades ago During a visit by Secretary of State Antony Blinken last month South Africa's foreign minister accused the west of focusing on the Ukraine conflict to the detriment of other crises around the globe They say the South African president is emphasizing the need for dialog to find an end to the conflict
What Will Eric Discuss With Andrew Klavan at Socrates in the City?
"What are you most excited to talk with Andrew clavin about at your upcoming Socrates event? This is like a cream puff question. Because if you listen to this program when I interviewed Andrew clavin about his new book, the truth and beauty, he brings a literary genius mind to the words of Jesus, that doesn't often happen. And I have to tell you what he does in the book the truth and beauty, that's going to be the main subject of conversation because I'm a literary guy. I appreciate literature. I was an English major in college, and I appreciate classic literature, so the idea, the basic idea of the conversation is, you know, how did the greatest poets in the English language in the romantic period help you understand the words of Jesus or the tougher passages, what Jesus says tough thing. So that's the main conversation, but I also want to talk to them about really to answer this question. He wrote a book came out a few years ago talking about it's kind of like my book fish out of water. It's like the story of his life and how he came to faith. It is nuts. I could do a separate Socrates and said he just done that. It is absolutely an insane story. And I do want to get into that with him at the Socrates in the city event and which reminds me go to Socrates and city dot com. Please buy a ticket by tickets for your friends if you want to come in. We want to make it possible for you. To stay at the union league club if you can come September 27th, we're doing an event in Houston on October 12th, that registration just opened up with James tour. But these are exciting events.
Casey DeSantis Slams Democratic Lt. Gov. Hopeful for 'Disgusting' Joke
"Casey desantis the great First Lady of Florida Just as brilliant just as feisty as the governor Casey desantis this is the Washington examiner slams democratic lieutenant governor hopeful for disgusting joke Florida First Lady Casey desantis did not hold back When criticizing democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist running mate for a disgusting joke at the expense of special needs children Carla Hernandez Matz the democratic candidate for lieutenant governor by the way she is a complete union hack for the teachers union Was caught on video two three claiming that her experience as a teacher special needs children Who are quote emotionally handicapped on quote puts in a good position quote to deal with the dysfunctional legislature That's pretty nasty
Biden's tight spot: a union backer out to avert rail strike
"A strike by freight and rail workers in the U.S. could begin as soon as Friday officials with the Biden administration have been intense negotiations to prevent a strike that could halt shipments of food and fuel at a cost of $2 billion a day and shut down some commuter lines as well Members of the administration have been going all out to keep talks going in Washington between the railroads and unionized workers who are fighting for improved working conditions and more pay Out of the 12 unions involved two of them agreed to prolong docks through September 29th that bought a bit of time but not necessarily any more certainty as a work stoppage is still possible Donna water Washington
From carmakers to refiners, industries brace for rail strike
"I might Gracia reporting one union rejects a tentative deal days ahead of a rail strike deadline Members of one union have rejected a tentative contract with the largest freight railroads in the U.S. just days ahead of a strike deadline About 4900 members of the international association of machinists and aerospace workers district 19 voted to reject the contract There are 12 unions one with two separate divisions and all must agree to the tentative deals to avert the Friday strike deadline So far 9 unions have agreed to tentative deals Not only would a rail strike disrupt the nation's supply chain but passenger rail would also be impacted because Amtrak and many commuter railroads operate on tracks owned by freight railroads
Nancy Pelosi Has to Command an Applause for an Applause
"Here was Nancy Pelosi. May we never forget that insidious, awful act of tearing up president Trump's State of the Union. Right in front of him. Thinking she's funny, thinking she's clever. Thinking she's effective. And here she was yesterday, whipping out her fiddle and strumming the strings or playing the strings as Rome is on fire. Mister president, thank you for unifying and inspiring a vision of a stronger safer future for all for our children. Your extraordinarily leadership has made this glorious day possible. That's an applause line. How embarrassing? What a cringe worthy. What a moment that was. We're unified? Thank you, mister president. Yeah, we're unified all right in your head. Your hair might be unified from that expensive elite hairdresser you go to, ain't nobody unified in this country, lady.
U.S. Officials Press Railroads, Union to Avert Strike
"Businesses and government officials are bracing for the possibility of a nationwide rail strike at the end of this week while talks carry on between the largest U.S. freight railroads and their unions In anticipation of Friday's strike deadline rail companies have already started to curtail shipments of hazardous materials and announced plans to stop hauling refrigerated products Now businesses that rely on those railroads to deliver their raw materials and finished products have started planning for the worst Meanwhile Biden administration officials are scrambling to develop a plan to use truck ships and planes to try to keep the most crucial chemicals and other goods moving
"union" Discussed on Revolutions
"No amount of legalese in his opinion could cover the obvious reality that Russia was re dawning its imperial mantle. That was not going to go over well here in Ukraine. But Stalin and his allies waited until rakovsky was literally off on a holiday. To have the commission created by the Communist Party to recommend an integration plan, approve the model of a single unitary state, with, of course, mechanisms for internal autonomy. In December 1922, representatives of the four SSR's in question came together to unify politically. And though the other nationalities of the old Russian Empire were not afforded the elevated status of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and the trans caucuses, the treaty those four nominally independent republics were about to sign, fully anticipated more Soviet Socialist republics joining after this initial corps came together. And indeed it would soon grow to encompass 15 such republics by the beginning of World War II. The treaty creating the union of Soviet Socialist republics was approved on December 30th, 1922. And it created a whole new federal government whose primary functions were indeed centralized in Moscow and in practice, very little changed in terms of personnel or policy. Most of the governmental position to the new Soviet Union were assigned by doling out new titles to the leaders of Soviet Russia. So Lenin ceased to be chairman of the council of people's commissars and instead became chairman of the union's council of people's commissars. The only thing that changed is how much more authority he had, and how much of a larger area it extended over. Meanwhile the Russian Communist Party became the all union Communist Party, with again virtually no changes for anyone inside the inner circle of power. So, while Lenin and the Russian communists took great pains to make this all legally a union of co equals, the Russians would always be. Like Augustus, the first among equals. In declaring their new union to the world, the treaty creating the Soviet Union began with a short preamble, which read since the foundation of the Soviet republics, the states of the world have been divided into two camps. The camp of capitalism and the camp of socialism. There in the camp of capitalism, national hate and inequality, colonial slavery and chauvinism, national oppression and massacres, brutalities and imperialistic wars. Here in the camp of socialism, reciprocal confidence and peace, national liberty and equality, the Pacific coexistence and fraternal collaboration of peoples. Which all sounds very nice..
"union" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"Not aware of it. Is he aware of anything? I don't know. I don't know. But the people around him are. But people around them are, but you know, sometimes sometimes I do think that they do this on purpose. It's just, you know, I can't imagine that anybody would do something like this and think that it's okay or they're not worried about the next election or whatever because it just seems like they are not. I mean, when that way Jen Psaki is kind of the perfect robotic representative of the administration or sort of shrugging of her shoulders. It's almost like she can't comprehend about you know what it reminds me of. It reminds me of the posts by your childhood friend in Venezuela where you've got does that people are eating out of trash cans and you've got people starving and people desperate and they're sort of if you watch the Facebook postings of WWE's former friend, you get the sense of what's everybody getting upset about. I have a nice house. I've got a beautiful car, my kids have just been traveling in Milan. They just got back. It's a great day. And it's a let them eat cake attitude. It's a lot to meet cake attitude. And look, the people who aren't eating cake are the ones who are gonna have their say, and I'm gonna have a chance to push back. The Democrats do a lot to bamboozle them, come election time, but this time it may not work. Some of us wish we could rewind the clock when it comes to our health exercising climbing stairs, all the things young people take for grindelwald. It goes on things that have to stop just because you age. Well, neither do you have to just endure the suffering from the normal aging aches and pains. Now there's a 100% drug free solution. It's called relief factor. Relief factor supports your body's fight against inflammation. That's the source of aches and pains. The vast majority of people who try relief factor or to more because it works for them. Debbie loves using really factor when her shoulders started acting up about a year or so ago, this was the only thing that worked for her and she knows if she quits taking it well, the pain's gonna come right back. So that'd be like, I'm not gonna be without this again. You can also benefit, try it for yourself. Order the three week quick start for the discounted price of just 1995. Go to relief factor dot com. I'll call 833-690-7246 to find out more about this software. That number again, 833-690-7246 will go to relief factor dot com, feel the difference. Egged on by the media, the Biden administration is unnecessarily antagonizing the Government of India, which has been a close ally of the United States. And the reason for this new campaign of denouncing India is basically because India is not going along with the Biden administration in its position on Ukraine. So Biden has arm twisted a bunch of countries, mostly European countries, but some others also to approve all these sanctions and the sanctions also involve not buying oil from Russia, not doing trade deals with Russia and certainly not buying weapons from Russia. But India has an ongoing weapons deal with Russia. In which the Indians have agreed to purchase S 400 missile defense systems from Russia. And India has been continuing with that transaction, which actually dates back for a couple of years. So it's not something in the newly agreed to do. But the Indians aren't willing to stop doing it. The other thing that the Indians aren't willing to stop doing is follow America's lead and stop buying oil or from Russia. Now let's remember that India and China are perhaps the two well the two largest countries in the world, but they're also two of the fastest growing countries in the world. And they're coming up from the bottom. They're coming up from positions in India's case of really almost scandalous worldwide by worldwide standards, poverty. So the Indians are like, we need the oil. And so since the Russians are one of the biggest oil producers in the world, and India does not have a whole lot of oil, we're going to continue buying it from Russia. So India's motives here are driven by self interest. India isn't even buying weapons from Russia in order to threaten the United States. India's worries have to do with Pakistan and have to do with radical Islam. And so India is trying to fortify its defense in those areas. But because India is not getting on the bandwagon. It's not saluting. It's not playing the game. You got this sudden turn on India and criticism of India and what I find interesting is that the Indians, instead of just taking it, are actually pushing back. Here is the Indian external affairs minister, his name is S ja shankar. And he was at the fourth U.S. India ministerial dialog at the State Department. And instead of just being humble and saying, you know, yeah, you know, what are the guilty party? And of course, that allowed these media reports suddenly popping all the human rights violations in India and so on. So India is being sort of castigated across the board. And this guy basically goes, well, if Americans are concerned about the human rights situation in India, he goes, we Indians are concerned about the human rights situation in America. Take that. So having said that, the Indian administrator kind of backed off a little bit and said, look, you know, the areas we can cooperate with the Americans and the areas we might disagree, but it's all within a framework of that this is a normal way that countries deal with each other. But I thought it'd be interesting to look at what this man is saying because I think part of what he's saying is that at one time America could easily say things like, we have free speech in America. Whereas in India, if you criticize the government, the goons will show up to beat you up. But now that America can say that because we don't have free speech in America and in many respects it's far worse than in India. India, you may not be able to just explicitly criticize the administration, but in a whole bunch of other areas you can discuss topics like climate change, you can discuss all kinds of topics without getting banned, whereas in America you're banned. There are whole subjects that are put out of bounds, including, by the way, the open discussion of the Ukraine war. Religious freedom, at one point, Americans could say, well, you know what? There's all these kind of religious nationalist movements in India. There's a new kind of affirmation of Hindus, movement called Hindu and that is making it more difficult to be a Christian or to be a Muslim in India and there is a lot of truth to that. But the truth is also that in America now religious freedom is imperiled in all kinds of ways, not in parallel by one religion being preferred over another, but in peril by a radical secularism that tries to shut down religious expression, certainly excluded from the public square, and in some cases imposed discriminatory shutdowns that apply to churches,.
"union" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"In a downturn. Regrettable episode didn't happen. One of our friends and investors, this chair he leaves his chair back. And he can't bring it forward. Bring it forward so we're like, okay, that's it. We have to redo this media room. Anyway, all that to say that it took a whole year to get the parts for the mechanical parts for the chair so that you could do the up down motion or whatever the mechanics of that chair. They could not get. For a whole year. Another, I mean, this is also, by the way, a self inflicted wound by the Biden administration, because while for them, everything is the result of Ukraine, although many of these problems inflation was soaring before Ukraine. It's gotten worse since then. Gas prices were going up before Ukraine. Right. Or they apply, they seem to imply. Is that nice though, how they always find an excuse for everything? They either blame Trump for it or Ukraine or some other some other thing. It reminds me of my Dante series where everybody in the inferno, none of them ever did it. The envious didn't do it. Someone made them do it. The lustful didn't do it. Love made them do it. So this human very human tendency to avoid responsibility. But I mean, it's a little bit creepy when you have people who have this level of responsibility, not just for society, but to some degree for the world who appear to be so reckless with their use of power. And so indifferent, I mean, we talked in the last segment about Biden's poll ratings going down, I don't get any sense that he is even aware of it or cares. Yeah, I'm aware maybe..
"union" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"Debbie and I are talking about the border crisis. And it seems like governor Abbott had sort of well, I don't know if you'd call it an naughty idea or a little bit of an in your face idea. But his idea was, listen, you know, if the Biden administration is importing all these people because they want him in this country, well, maybe they should have to deal with them directly. And so Abbott's idea and apparently the first Texas bus. Put the migrants in the bus. Now you can't force them. So it's the migrants who agree to go. Voluntarily, and the first bus drops them off blocks from the U.S. capitol building. Apparently Fox News found out that this particular bus of migrants came from the Del Rio sector, but there were people in there from Columbia from Cuba from Nicaragua from Venezuela. They apparently had all these wristbands, and so when they got there, the bus driver was like, let's cut off your wristband. You're free to roam the streets of D.C.. So I mean, this is kind of a nightmare. And I think Abbott is only doing what he can do within his limited jurisdiction to say, listen, you want him, you got him. Right. Well, did you hear Jen Psaki talking about it? She acted like, oh yes, it's great. It's a great idea. So I think that they're trying to play a little game here because they're wanting to pretend like it's not like it's a good thing. Even though they know it's bad for them, it looks really horrible. The optics are just awful. And the really funny thing is that this bus Abbott made sure that this bus dropped them off near the media stations like near Fox studios. Here's Abbott. So if they're not going to come to the border, I'm going to take the border to them. He's referring here to the D.C. politicians. Yes. Washington is going to have to respond and deal with the same challenges that we're dealing with. Have a taste of your own medicine. This is the effect of your policies. Now this is probably going to be I'm expecting challenged in court because the federal government is always said, well, you know, it's the federal government that makes immigration policy, not the states themselves. But here's the problem with that, they're not doing anything about it and the states are the ones that are taking in the brunt of it. So we have to, as a Texan, as Texans, we have to pay for this. The federal government is not paying for Texas, is, in a sense, importing these people into our own government. I mean, not our government. Our communities. Communities. And so we have to pay for it ourselves. Texas doesn't have the money to pay for all of these illegals. Well, I think the other thing is that if they had if the federal government was following the immigration laws, it would be one thing. But they're flouting the laws. They don't have the power to change the laws. So the laws exist, but they're not being followed. And so if the government goes to the court and says, you know, we, the federal government are in charge of carrying out the law, the court could say, well, you're not doing that. So the states of Texas. Why haven't they? Well, I think it's because there have been some cases. And in fact, judges have ordered the restoration of Trump's remain in Mexico policy. Yeah, so the problem here is that you have a jaw to issue as a ruling and the guy is sitting in a courtroom somewhere. And the Biden administration says, oh, yeah, you know, what we'll do that, but then they take weeks to carry it out, and they carry out half heartedly. So they're using the power of enforcement and the supposed discretion that goes with that to flout the law. It's really, it's very, it's very, very bad. And folks, I mean, you know, when you vote, you should know that this is the way that this administration and any Democrat administration is going to behave. They want these people. They want illegal immigration. So, you know, I mean, we have the power to stop them by pulling the lever for the other party. Well, the Hispanics themselves are in revolt. I mean, here's the latest look. This is a quinnipiac poll just out. Biden's approval rating. 33%. But look at his rating with Hispanics. 26%. He's actually lower with Hispanics than he is in the country as a whole. He's pulling badly with every group. In fact, his approval rating with 18 to 34 year olds is 21%. Lowest of any age group. Wow. So I think young people are on to him and Hispanics are on to him. So all of this is so it's almost like you're sort of heating water to a boiling point. And I think the boiling point is going to be the November election. I hope so. We certainly hope so because I hope so I hope people understand what they are voting for and why they vote this way is I have no idea why. I mean, we have a media that covers up for Biden that's hardly any reporting about all these things in the media. And so the news that you're getting day to today is not a reflection of what's going on. It's almost like you have to decode the news and you have to look for alternative sources of information this podcast being one of them where you get a sense of what's really going on. But it looks like the American people are getting the picture. And in a democracy, you know, ultimately it's up to the people to make their voices heard loud and clear. We certainly hope that that will occur this November. Who actually eats 6 servings of fruits and vegetables every single day. Well, who can realistically do that?.
"union" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"Been one of the chief purveyors of disinformation. They've been part of the Russia collusion hoax. In fact, one of the Atlantic writers, Franklin four, was the source of putting out all the lies that were concocted by the Hillary Clinton campaign by this guy sussman by Christopher Steele. So the Atlantic were the not only the dupes, but I think the willing collaborators of these lies. And but this conference was in conjunction with the University of Chicago institute of politics and of course they trot out good old Barack Obama who can be always counted on. I mean, this is America's leading con man. I mean, there's competition, Stacey Abrams is in that competition, Hillary Clinton. There are others. But I think Obama owns the title. In part because he's able to kind of put that pompous expression and look to the left and he looks to the right. It's kind of his style. It was a little bit befuddling when it first came out in 2008, but of course by 2012 and later 2016, everyone had sort of seen through it. It's like the con man who was like fanning out the cards, take a look. Well, you know, we kind of know the routine by now. Well, let's look at Obama. And he's talking about disinformation and here he goes. It's something I grappled with. Imagine Obama grappling with disinformation. During my presidency, I saw it sort of unfold. And that's the degree to which information disinformation and misinformation was being weaponized. Well, let's start with, let's look at that. And analyze. I mean, you can realize how these people don't even think about words. How can information be weaponized? You can't be. Information is basically information. It's like the information contained in DNA or the information in an equation or the information of factuals to how do you weaponize information? Then there's disinformation and misinformation. And again, these are used as synonyms, but it seemed to me that there's a critical difference between these two. Namely, misinformation is if someone is misinformed, someone says something like, oh, you know, I thought you were in your 40s dinesh. I'm like, no, actually, I'm gonna be turning 61. You're misinformed. That's misinformation, but that's not disinformation. Now, of course, of the Indian government puts out some press release, falsely stating that I'm in my 40s for some nefarious purpose, presumably that would be official government propaganda and for that reason it could be counted as disinformation. But, you know, you find that people like Obama have now incorporated these words and kind of melded them together. I think ultimately, to cause confusion, let's continue with Obama. And he says, and we saw it, meaning Obama says we saw it this problem in his time, but I think I underestimated the degree to which democracies were as vulnerable to it as they were, including ours. So Obama miss underestimated how dangerous this misinformation and disinformation. Well, if disinformation can only come from the government, then the disinformation of the Obama administration must have been coming from him. From the Obama administration itself, who else could it be coming from? Is an ordinary citizen capable of producing disinformation? How? Now, misinformation is nothing as a word that basically means error. And how can error be by itself a threat to democracy? Because think about it. What you have in democratic politics and democratic politics are by definition messier than aristocratic or monarchical or even authoritarian politics because an authoritarian country is no argument is allowed. The people aren't even consulted, who cares what they think. And so, but in a democracy, people are fighting over. What is the truth? Which policies work better, and there are competing claims, factual claims, claims of interpretation, sometimes the facts are known, but many times they're not. Particularly in situations where you have something like COVID, which kind of springs on the scene and new virus of unknown origin, where exactly it came from. So naturally, people are going to propound all kinds of theories. Well, this would seem to be the normal give and take of democracy. When the left says as Obama does here, there's misinformation and disinformation. What is an example of this misinformation that's being put out on the right that is supposedly a danger to democracy? Even if the right says things that are wrong or turn out to be wrong, that doesn't inherently threaten democracy. That's merely misinformation, which presumably can be corrected with accurate information. I mean, the whole argument for free speech is that when you have a contest of truth and error, truth is going to win, because truth ultimately is nothing more than a verbal expression of reality. And so reality in this in the end is sorts itself, right? So if I say that if you stick your hand in the fire, it's going to burn you. That can't be misinformation because at some point, someone's going to stick their hand in the fire and they're going to go ouch, and reality turns out is accurately described by what I'm what I'm saying on the other hand, if someone denies it, they're providing misinformation, but if they stick their hand in the fire, they're going to have the same result. So this is the basis of the assertion that truth wins in the end. Obama doesn't seem to believe it. These are people who want to shut down their opponents. If there are my opponents can talk, I win. If my opponents don't get to organize, I win. If I can censor my opponents, I win. And that's the psychology that Barack Obama not only has articulates, but is now brought ultimately to the.
"union" Discussed on The Daily Beans
"We're talking about a little bit A little bit about where the country was headed a lot of stuff that happened under trump. And now you know things that started happening to reverse that course under under president biden particularly day. One when you were talking about the general counsel being ousted there which yeah number one. Best move that i can think of for the b but but to go back to amazon for a minute because i want to get more background on this for everybody. That first election that amazon one when when was the held a bunch of months ago. Yeah and you talked about the rarity of calling for another election right. I can't think of an instance. You know this better than me. And i'm sure it has happened but it's it's very rare. Usually the union accepts the election results but because of the amount of malfeasance now you talked about some of the examples of that but what what would this look like would this be. I mean the union. Just call for and get it. How do they go about getting a revote. Got at the end of the day when the behoves election need those are the results you can appeal that you can. You can file appeal on it. Which are wd did because there were all these things that were going on. She hiring people are just gotten out of jail with sandwich. Boards with anti union propaganda. They were constantly harassing people in every way shape before you couldn't even go to the bathroom and get away from it. That's how bad it was. But when the irs w. r. w. r. w. r. s. Wd you when they went in front of the hearing judge. This is what the the hearing officer has. Come up with there. Were so many things that were wrong. Somebody unfair labor practices that they're going to set aside the last election and then it. It's not something that the union can really do something. The rb has to do now. The tough part for the union and this is on i. I would probably bencher to bet that not one person who signed one of the authorization cards at the beginning you over a year ago. Not one of them are still in that facility. So because amazon has this incredible turnover rate The number one hundred fifty percent that means in a year they not only go through everybody that they hired. They go through a half more. And i can't imagine what they're hiring costs but it seems to be what they want so potentially are no more union supporters left. Which is why i said you know the. They've already take eaten. The poison fruit. It's time to now. do something. Really draconian impose union recognition on amazon and. Force them to begin to bargain understand. Alabama is right to work. State doesn't mean any of those people have to be in the union but it does mean that amazon would have to negotiate with the union for contra. Just so weird i mean. I guess if you're so rich you can ride giant dixon to space then. It's not the money that you're trying to To save. Because i i don't know maybe i'm old school. But the bottom line. The shareholders were were An and goodwill were the top things the top priorities of of any business. I guess just once it gets too big. It doesn't matter anymore. It's all about the power like you said. Because i i feel like jeff bezos would be richer if he paid a fare wages. Gave benefits renegotiated contracts for the next fifteen years gave great pensions Had you know the safety protocols in place how to lower turnover rate like you said that has to cost millions if not billions for this massive company and just to spend two hundred million dollars to stop five thousand people from organizing just absolutely blows my mind but it's not just five thousand people alison. It's five thousand people now. Yep all the what their theory and the same thing with walmart. This none of this stuff is new. Corporate america has been doing this to workers for decades. None of this is new. Walmart has been doing it masterfully. In fact walmart has a response team with their own jets whenever someone mentions the word union at a facility there on that jet there to spread their anti union propaganda and in fact. We're places have one union votes. They've actually closed them down in candidate close to walmart dot at oklahoma. They closed down like meat. Cutting it was the butcher shop. They cut down. I think in texas there was a place where the The the auto part the auto place they unionized. They shut it down. They will have none of it because they understand once one gets their foot in the door. That means all workers are gonna go. Hey it's possible and once it's possible that means that the walton family. They're not going to be the richest people in the world. That means jeff. Bezos isn't going to be able to write his giant dick into the sky or play with his half a billion dollar bathtub out. It means that workers are going to get a fair shot. And i tell this story all the time. My grandmother and my grandparents fought came back from world war to fought for the most prosperous working class in the history of civilization. they were both union members. Very proud working people who in their lifetime We're able to go from being basically homeless when they got married to living a solidly. Middle class existence with dignity and respect into their to their passing where they passed in their own homes and didn't want for anything they didn't need anything that it begged for anything. They were able through their labor to to raise their children and to live a decent life all the way through completion without worried without watts and in a generation we've lost that secured. We've destroyed what that generation built. And i told this all the time. My grandmother stopped working in nineteen eighty-four nineteen eighty-four. She was making eight fifty an hour at a department of small department store. Much like walmart at six weeks vacation had the best healthcare benefits. You could possibly imagine dental vision. All of that. I had a defined benefit pension had a. It was a really great job. Incomes comes walmart and destroys all of that for what now. We're making eight ten. I guess they're talking about going up to fifteen at some point With crappy benefits and no retirement and very little vacation. We've destroyed what the greatest generation built for us and it's all in the name of greed for people like basis and the waltons and the rest of them. It seems like antitrust loopholes can carry some of the blame here as well as you speak. I. that's the first ding ding ding. That went off in my head just massive conglomerations that just push all small businesses and medium sized businesses out of existence. So i think we You know with reforming our labor laws. The antitrust laws need a little bit of teeth. As well i mean they're good laws they just no laws only as good as people who follow him but they definitely need improvement. I wanted to ask you though about the anti union propaganda. Because i feel like and this is kind of from an outsider's perspective. I was in you know in there a little bit in the early arts. But i feel like the the anti union propaganda back in the you know the times right real obvious right real obvious anti union propaganda and then it got subtle at it. I feel like it. It became more subtle. And now i feel like much like everything trump does. It's it's it's trumpets and air horns again. It's it's like totally non subtle in your face propaganda. Can you talk a little bit about sort of the. I guess the evolution of of anti union propaganda where we are now and what if trump had anything to do with that. I mean i. We know that the the racism and white nationalism in this country is is on a bullhorn now because he's he's allowed it. You know again symptom. Not the root cause would do see that also in the in the propaganda. The anti union propaganda actually don't And look i can blame from for a lot. Because he's he's responsible for a lot. He was responsible for peter rob. He was responsible for allowing the nfl. Rb to expand employers power ought to invade people's cars in their persons at the work site.
"union" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"We're going to talk about fox. News is going to have weather channel. Competitor and weather channel is based in atlanta and has gotten deeply smug and not very entertaining over. The last few years and fox is making a play for. We'll get into that of course the media's having a meltdown because it's fox the phone number The the actual official call screener has returned from montana and the phone number is eight. Seven seven nine seven eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four five. You can try to get past him. I you know. I realize yesterday. Because i got the call screening program up and i can see the calls coming through and the deputy junior under secretary. Assistant call screening. Diva is actually a harder person to get through then the actual callscreener who hates humanity but occasionally has sympathy on the callers. Unlike the deputy junior undersecretary assistant call screening diva which is just amazing now in atlanta georgia. Y'all i realize. I have moved beyond georgia that i have affiliates now around the country listening by the way. If you're on the cox media group station mark will be back. Live to three next week You got me this week but the of because it's not just happening Here where i am. But i saw this story my buddy neil bortz actually sit me the story and i just i i. It left me scratching my. I don't know what's going on. And then i realized this is not a phenomenon of atlanta. It's happening here. But in austin texas in san francisco california in chicago illinois. these things are happening. There is now a union in atlanta and around the nation in other cities there are unions for homeless people. That's right the atlanta homeless union. Now you're thinking to yourself self if you're a union what a union's do they negotiate collectively bargain and if a union doesn't get its way. What is it a union. Do it goes on strike. How the hell do you go on strike when you're homeless. Do you suddenly buy a house and get a job. I mean we may want the homeless union to go on strike. She's just..
"union" Discussed on The Red Box Politics Podcast
"Now when the race looked to be between four candidates at the full being howard. Becker currently suspended from the labor party for tweeting. A pretty tell should be deported. Best known as a very aggressive tweeter united in house lawyer. Very close to that mcklusky. Basti is chosen successor. He has stayed in loathed by the writing center of the labor party and he dropped down because they didn't have as much support on his thrown his lot. In with steve turner. Now when how. Becky was in the race and gerald coin. Didn't look like he was going to get on the ballot people in case. Tom would say well. We can work with steve turn. He's going again a good industrial pedigree. He was again looking on. He was trying to split the difference. They much more measured but because there was a big thing on the left. There's three left. Candidates all enter talks because they were. They were slipping vote and let gerald coin. Steve tennis come to see change from a. I'm going to stand up for left wing values. But i'm also not going to be You know he's not gonna be megaphone. Diplomacy care not can talk in private. Now he's adopted wholesale basically how beck. It's more let's say colorful ideas including the the most one of which you know. I hate to say this to on times radio. But if i steve. China wins how that on your hands you not. Tv with i crashing stunned the twenty four hour rolling news operation in every region the union organizing. So have you thought. Gb news was something just finally case. Tom relationship with the unions. It was discussed the study with tim battle. As well particularly admit obama's really how involved with the toys really going on about and being in the pocket the unions and hope to the unions. Tim there have been a slight shift actually in public attitudes tools unions and maybe it wasn't quite the pejorative have been before. The war is kissed on his relationship with him because ultimately he needs to get money from some ways coming in from lots of the unions. Let's say look. We're not going to get involved in politics anymore. We're going to go. And so our members that leaves a financial hole but does it fleet up to sort of do more of what he wants to do. Well the question is who is kissed. The kissed on the leadership contender indication. Barrister was very closely was effectively. Not quite trading embarrassed. He was always interested in the right. Solve people to organize in their workplaces. The right of unions against big employers against the police etcetera etcetera. But now obviously he's surrounded by now he's boutrous by the function of the labor party. Aida blairite fashion labor party. Who would really like didn't did he. Love nothing more than to rip the union lincoln. Start again despite the name of the party being the labor party so it's very very tricky but i think actually as you say that's not soaring in public us shoes tools. The unions is k. And if you look at the stuff i mean. I don't blame people for not passing. The small prints of a rachel reeves is You know latches That she that she gives off a weekend. Which i do. That's what i'm handful. And rachel considered by many to be on the rise of the labor party now making very positive. Noises about unionized workforce So whereas. I don't think case. Tom vibe is gonna. He's going to be at the door mind gala old. I'm sure he might be He's not kind of unions by do thing we're gonna we're gonna hey qantas law subtly of the sort of general joining type. Not you know not they mine has gone is gonna banners but unions will be central to labor's policy over. I think probably go. Thanks much much all that times. Wet box of course. You can get michigan..
"union" Discussed on The Red Box Politics Podcast
"Wage now heralds age as a great success by consolidated i was there was opposition is gonna destroy brisard not one stage it seems but now people are successful business unions that for about an coast during this condemning who drafted Government guidelines to keep workers safe. You know unions had a very important handle pen so you know it is important reengage. His competitions is important but we have a voice in. it's important that we get the of laws and rights. That working people deserve those grady. General secretary of the t. You see the trades union congress sitting out her view of the union movement. Let's speak to one of those unions now. Gary smith is the general sexually the gm be union which actually recently won a landmark case about uber dreyfuss and we discussed the challenges facing the unions in the wake of the pandemic. I think there's a number of issues that we have and possible to meet you too. What has changed enormously you. We've gone from manufacturing industry manufacturing has continued to decline. It is manufacturing tended to be will unionized. I'm actually paid jobs. So there'd been structural changes in the economy and cycle unions like think of struggle to keep pace from some of them But there's also. I think a problem in society and a low people particularly yoga on no condition to how very low expectations about din. Expedience of walk so pai is often law and not has become the norm for many on. Also insecure. Employment has become the norm for many people in our society as well. I'm i'm raising people's sites. Giving people hope on getting them understanding the tower the harvest that organized the in the past the jambay's given millions of pounds of the labor party. You've said recently. I think that that's a under review. What state does that move you at. When i was elected i made clear that we will talk to a fundamental review of all budgets and so all out affiliations will be tested to see if they're giving us value for money in the right thing to do you know we've got financial pressures membership. Pleasures would feel ourselves as a union asked. Now we've gone through the or as we go through. The endemic over have lost big numbers of jobs in some parts of the according. And so that it's just an economic reality people. This is a union. We hosted revealed budgets as any organization with priorities. It sounds like you don't think you do get value for money for donating to to case tom. Labor party is most definitely not but some of the challenges labor pot is on. I think three by longtime kissed Og made the point that when labour lost the copland by-election number two years ago not should have been in canadian mindfully. Not czar community in west combined with sellafield. Nuclear is a business plan. I think of a hassle people in the constituency are union members. And they've joining. I'm not predates hassan. So this is most definitely not based on or the currently show. This is just of the philosophy and approach is a union Our members come. I always know party. Politics and i were priority is fighting for job and is not part of the issue that if you have got you know border base of workers in different sectors and industries and you know. Politics is changing a lot in the traditional voting patterns. Aren't quite the same that actually if you'll get a wet present your members if lots of them are voting for different positives. Conservative live demo. Whatever it might be. It doesn't make sense for you as an organization to represent your members if you are seen as being the sort of a wing of the funding of the labor party well mission until by my accent remember. Scotland do bullet coughing test laughing. That disappoint i love to see by the labor government really focused on jobs and getting according to me court but i knew what the reality is in scotland and this is very important as well. We organize an island. The liba coffee does not organize an island So we've switzer members who don't come on identified. I personally would like to see that. A ton of labor government of to live with the political realities. We currently confront as a union. We are credible. At what a we are fighting overseas the fatal the pink conditions jobs dot show. You get plan to go capability in your members might be more inclined to listen to you. The poet guys smith dental sector of the unions. Being me on this morning. Saudi dissident himself from that. I want you to focus on these members but reviewing the funding that the gm be gives to that either party. Meanwhile today ballot papers go out in the election to replace lend. Mccloskey's general secretary of the unite union has labor's biggest financial backer. A huge voting block when it comes to policy way to talk through that racist patron mcguire editor at the times. Where box project. Good morning so talk us through why this this election that most people never have heard of is quite significant. When it comes to the politics of well. I think you hit the nail on the head there. Obviously as you know your your guest this morning have been discussing matters. Usually for workers for business but will be in the immediate term. The main impact of the united leadership race will be on who controls. The labour party's purse-strings. And as you say who controls a decisive block of votes on the ruling national executive committee now given that case on and the people around him or preoccupied with basically winning the peace. I would control of the labor party. Now they need to Put the kuban to bed as people around care. Moore's i would say Seized control of the policy for good and the the difference between a unit leader. Who is willing to say yet. Go ahead you hop balking on later. Who's raison-d'etre is in the workplace and in the labor party to stand up for continuity kkob anisim or a left wing policy. Agenda is massive. Because tom and so who talks to the providers who's in the race to replace them mcklusky. Red lenses known often buy toys of what it means the direction of the party so the originally originally for contenders jiro coin who is an embassy commerce. The moderate candidate he unexpectedly run against mcklusky in two thousand seventeen. When land stood down onto to win another term. that he's just seen out. He was very close. Tom watson gerald coin and came in and five thousand votes of unseating mcklusky shot result and then coincidentally was sat from his job at the union on On some data protection charge. He knew The you know the answer you surely nothing to do with the decision to to challenge Mcklusky he Obviously if he wins he has his entire pitches. He's focusing on the workplace. Implicit not is. I'm not going to do a land. And they see myself as a player politics but that is a huge advocates. Because he's so many he say. Look i'm going to change the leadership rule so the mp's have dishonesty about not members. Gerald coin is sort of person who would say yes absolutely. Find his blanchett's do whatever you want then. There are two of the candidates running from the left. Sharon graham who is currently one of because he's assistant secretary has sort of been slutty overlooked in commentary of the race mainly because she's not a very loud bloat as good just industrial pedigree and has won the support of a lot of big workplaces. Then the third candidate is a chuckle. Steve turner now when the race looked to be between four candidates at the full being howard. Becker currently suspended from the labor party for tweeting. A pretty tell should be deported..
"union" Discussed on The Red Box Politics Podcast
"How does the the ptolemies between the diaper party and the unions in the uk compared to other left countries around the world well It's much closer institutional terms. There was very few places in the world where the trade union movement has As it were institutional power within the labor party in the same way that he does in the uk having said that The idea that somehow left essential policies over the will to getting rid of trade union. Thinks you know no one no longer want to have anything to do with the trade. Unions is wrong because The trade unions provide A certain degree of ballast ideologically. They provide a certain number of workers for the policy at election. Time and also You know they still an ideological affinity. If you like between social democratic policies on trade unions in terms of you know the Support for the public sector so relationships are quite close then not perhaps it's questions they once were but certainly not the complete divorce so in recent years. Union membership has glowna banks but it's still significantly down over the past few decades. Dave impressions been in touch in the point of trade unions is always been to represent the interests of working people. They're required now as much as they ever were in a moment. We'll hear from the general secretaries the gm be union. I grady who leads the trades union. Congress and i asked her to explain what's unions exists to achieve team says. The umbrella organisations trade unions across the k. And together we represent people work and try and win better. Working lives pay at the safety. The stocks that matches are the only paying the in a workplace. If one person's gonna pull bloom it's them against the company but if everyone clubs together collectively then they'll be able to essentially bargain get better pain conditions and that sort of thing. That's the the origins of unique. It's you know how have we level up in balance of power at work so that people get treated with dignity and the best way is through a training in its the evidences said that peak arena trade union much more likely to get higher a more equal pay. Betsy conditions were quite family. Friendly hours safety training opportunities the things that really mattered to improve looking at the statistics. In the last couple of years the number of people in unions of upper bits overall the percentages of i mean. It's still if you go about twenty twenty five years. You're looking at maybe. A third of people in unions is now more like a quarter. But what what's the twins that you're saying that particular industries where more people are joining unions there. I mean clearly. I mentioned that membership of coal mining unions. It's not what it was thirty four years ago but what. What are the trends. Where where is the growth. you'll saying instead of unionized. workforce is some overall. we've seen growth for four years in a row now so we're growing. Thousands of people have taken during cancer. Nick have been turning to unions to protect my job security that pay and of course what's been reading from lhasa people's proper. Ppa in safety standards that were during this pandemic. So now you k white six point six million to that. In the last few years the unions out a bad press parties become a very political thing always always saying that labour in hops of the unions. This match oh fight for the leadership of you not going on which fills feels quite wet show and nineteen seventies and bearing sandwiches walkouts in burning braces and that sort of stuff which doesn't seem to have much to do with the modern day workforce. It's that is sort of a perception problem with unions. Well the press doesn't always much opinion. Sarah site because what we've seen in terms of opinion. Polls who said things like coca veracity index lead to people trust africa's going up while bunkers politicians and businesses have been going down. Don't take any question. John goodlettsville as well as new members on show. You're up to but you know. Many people fussed the people that we organized nurses health workers teaches firefighters. Those sorts of people. The population at knowledge puts a lot facing. And that's reflected in support the changing in his my thing people support our by. It's been suggested of light that this is a conservative government. It's gone further to the left. They're paying people's wages with furlough spending money though all over the place You know is this. Is this shift to the left. His i post johnson inviting you union leaders in for i assume it's sort of virtual bearing savage at the bible zoo. But what's the relationship like between this government and the unions. well we. we have pretty good access. And i'm really proud that we played a big role in designing the skiing got was around ten million livelihood side. It's peak that were being supported and also. I think we've been pretty right. That bob protecting jobs keeping money in people's pockets. The economy will recover much more quickly as people spend that money in local shops and businesses. So that's kind of hopefully a good news story for everybody. So pull the clock too soon would be our message rat. But i think you know the jerry stiller on the government look across the atlantic sea. What president biden's done how ambitious he's been in terms of investing in new jobs to deal with these big challenges we're facing big disruptions like climate change automation you know. Trade deals way facing those challenges. Now and the government i think has got to put its money where its mouth is an invest indecent jokes in those parts of the country that desperately need the most image rather than tend to sort of try to protect that image of unions. Would you rather have the Sort of unions union leaderships focused on the jobs of millions of people in britain necessarily on kissed armas job. Or who's in the labor party. Try to separate those two things. Well gen- generally in life. I think it's much that's talking about ordinary people's jokes of been a few jobs in westminster who they are but idea defense you know. Unions led for yariel history that we could fight the good fight workplace by workplace. But we do need federals and you know it. Machines for for the right for workers to have holidays paint holidays. That were packard. Without unions the national minimum.
"union" Discussed on Dead America
"Mindset. Podcast you can find this show. On all major podcasting services such as i tunes stitcher and so on or you can go directly to the main mindset website that's www dot mindset central dot com check out the mindset. Podcast bring your curiosity your opinions and a sense of humor and remember that some world views or stranger than others to overcome. You must educate educate not only yourself educate anyone seeking to learn. We are all americans. We can all learn something to learn. We must challenge what we already understand the way we do. That is through conversation. Sometimes we have conversations with others however some of the best conversations with ourselves. Reach out and challenge yourself. Let's dive in and learn something right now on today's episode. I just want to take the time and remind everybody that the united states is a union. We came together for a cause a purpose. There is reasoning behind the union and to preserve the union. It matters we need to realize how strong the union actually is. There's a lot of high and there's a lot of suffrage going on behind the scenes that a lot of people don't even see the worry the stress in the strain that has been placed upon the american people. It's unacceptable. We have set back and we have watched our politicians make fools of themselves and make it look as though if our system is unsustainable if we all settled down and use our brains and dive in to the constitution we can understand it has clauses implemented in the constitution that helps resolve issues when our congress is stuck and they cannot get things resolved. There are ways to handle the bitter differences and get to a conclusion. We often hear about them wanting to amend the constitution. While i think they've done enough damage to the constitution. What we need right now and right now most of all is we need to read in to article five of the constitution. We need to understand. The several states can come together and man the constitution and get it ratified. This is very important for us to understand. We do not need violence. We do not need people lashing out at one another. We've been down that road before it's time to settle down and realize there are detractors. Here in america that wants us to collapse. We have a strong union. We have seen tremendous growth within our union from its infancy. All it takes is the good men and women to stand up and say enough is enough. I don't care if you're a democrat or a republican. What i care about is our union this form of government that we cherish it has proven to be the best in history. We must carry on with the work. We must fix the union. We must come together enough arguing enough bickering. There is major work to be done. I am not blaming anyone for this because we are all at fault. We all let this happen when we do not put checks and balances on our civil employees. We have problems. We need to come together and we need to resolve the issues in america. It does not matter if you are rich or you are poor. Your voice matters and we have to remember that you have the same rights being a poor person as the richest person in america and that is no longer respected in this union. We have a lot to fix our. You grown up enough to actually fix. We are on a teeter totter right now. Which direction will america slide. I am just praying for each. And every one of you. And i asked that each and every one of you calm down and think about what you are doing now on a lighter note. We've been working hard on the podcast in the background. We've already got several episodes for next season lined up recorded and we've got quite a few more scheduled to be recorded were excited. We've got some fabulous guests for you this next season. And hey we keep on trying to better ourself. We keep on working on educating ourselves. That's what dead america's about our journey of educating our self and bettering ourselves we share with the world through this podcast. We talked to a lot of people homeless people and people with expertise within their own filled. You never know who we talked to here on dead america and you know what the point is. Conversation changes lives understanding. Who and what you are and how to better yourself through conversation we can change the world. Let's do this. I met waters. And i'll see in next time right here on dead america out. Thank you for joining us today. If you found this podcast enlightening entertaining educational in any way. Please share like subscribe and join us right back here next week for another great episode of dead america podcast. I'm at waters your host. Enjoy your afternoon wherever you may be..
"union" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper
". The Office of the Director of National Intelligence will no longer briefed Congress in person on election security a move that house speaker, Nancy , Pelosi, , and intelligence chairman Adam Schiff called quote a betrayal of the public's right to know how foreign powers are trying to subvert our democracy. . Joining me now is the chair of the Homeland Security Committee in the Senate Republican Senator, , Ron, , Johnson of Wisconsin and Mr. Chairman. . . Thank you so much. . I I want to talk about what? ? Happened in Portland, , we saw someone get killed overnight amid clashes there, , and the president has been tweeting and re tweeting before dawn this morning he called for the Mayor of Portland to resign and be arrested. . He painted protesters as thugs and cities. . In chaos. . You are the chairman as I mentioned of the Senate Homeland. . Security Committee are you comfortable with the present appearing to inflame tensions instead of what we normally see from presidents, , which is trying to calm them down. . Maury Dan Listen I've been urging calm across the board particularly in light of what happened here in Kenosha but as I said in opening. . Statement when we had the acting secretary well before my committee when when you encourage disdain for the police, , you encourage criminals when you do little or nothing to stop rioting. . You encourage anarchy. . So when you're encouraging criminals and anarchy. . People's lives are lost you have more more and more destruction more and more violence. . So what we need, , we need to get control of the situation and until we until we do, , we're going to have more violence we're going to have unfortunately. . Prep trenchantly more loss of life. . So we need to get control the situation we need to encourage calm an here's something else we need to do. . We need to figure out what we do all agree on and we share the same goal. . We all want to save prosperous and secure America in states and communities. . Let's concentrate on those areas of grievance. . That's that's how we achieved the unity everybody says they want
"union" Discussed on 1A
"Unions are sometimes hurdles to changing. Regulations or on behavior and conduct will all organizations unions any organizations are most groups are afraid of change, but change comes from the public. It's drives elected officials, and then it drives the conversation, but we're leaving out that in Texas where I bargained. We have bargained scores and scores of reform broad-band hiring. Supported the department and the city, and trying to get more men and women of color. So you would you say is the council comes up with an idea in the police officers through their union have a different idea, but all of a sudden one idea is better than the other. Now we've not opposed not in Texas, and the unions are. We've not opposed. Are Union pushed for the cameras in the cars back before video on the body we push for a diversity and cultural training. In Texas, we push for licensing a peace officers to get rid of those dote Zor. Those changes came from the unions not from management. Booker. Do you think that police unions? Block efforts for police reform. Absolutely. But at the same time, people have to understand that the union's job to defend their members right. I mean that's basically what people were paying. Union dues fours as for the Union to to. Defend their members, but I WANNA go back to one thing that that drawn said here. I think often gets overlooked in this union conversation is that these union contracts are always? The Police Union doesn't approve their own contract. These contracts are approved and rectified by elected bodies. So everything in that contract has been put in there over the years you know like for example there's union contracts that don't allow police chief to till. Dictate what type of uniform officers where? All of these things are placed in these contracts by. Elected officials and I think that that often time gets overlooked discussion contracts. Our listeners are obviously they seem to be very insistent that you have to approach police unions differently from other unions, so let me get to a few comments. Jennifer says you can't compare police jobs to teach your jobs. Police Unions to teacher unions teachers have to pay for their own extensive ongoing education that. That goes on over the years and never ends. The public has a great deal of access to information about teachers they do get fired. They are held accountable and emails I'm a union supporter I'm a member of the teamsters myself that said I do not support police unions. Police unions are not labor unions. Police officers are empowered government officials, not workers who need to be protected. From Exploitation Police Department do not or should not. For profit, their labor is a public expense rather than something that can be trimmed down to improve the bottom line for shareholders and let me get to one more comet. This is from Matthew who called in to give his thoughts about unions? I used to belong to a union and the unions are for the trouble makers to bail them out. If a law enforcement officer is doing his. Job According to policy moral convictions what have you? That person does not have anything to worry about. Run. What do you make of this argument that? She dope people come up with this having no idea every I believe, and I'm a Labor guy. I believe that every worker has writing. And every worker can unionist not unionize. You can pay dues and not pay dues, but the say that we're GONNA. Take the police who are blue collar workers who and work for hourly wages, and then all of a sudden, a teacher postal worker, the people at the pay papermaking plant. They all have a right to bargain. They all have a right to have job security and seek dogs purity. So, what are the police any different? If you want to ban the police from having unions, would you know the government can do that tomorrow? We have no control. And if you don't like the system, but decide if you belong to a union, you're just lazy and you don't. You shouldn't have I think that's wrong and I believe that police officers for in better than anyone else should have a right to due process. They put it all on the line. Their lives they put on being sued civilly criminally designated some Mateen towns that comes with the job, but into say, but you don't have any right to defend yourself and to have a right to due. Due process is wrong. Yeah, I can tell you're you're you're passionate about it? That's Ron Lord Police Union. Labor negotiated former.
"union" Discussed on 1A
"I asked minister what to do if with all this news. You, get tired of praying. You get to stop having faith. To shut down today. If there is a god, she's not going anywhere. Because if there is God it learns from us to faith in the midst of prices, listen and subscribe to. It's been a minute from NPR. This is one A.. Headley, we're talking about the power of police unions, and how that strength can sometimes get in the way of reform I wanNA bring a few more voices into this discussion as we turn our attention to Minneapolis, specifically, Brent Williams is a correspondent with Minnesota Public Radio Brent Welcome. Thanks. And Booker. Hodges is the assistant commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. It's good to have you booker. Thank you. We. Did get a a new bit of news. The head of the Minneapolis Police Department just told reporters he was withdrawing from contract negotiations with the Police Union. He says he will bring in an outside group to examine the process and identify hurdles to reform. Let's add that to a comment from a former police chief in Minneapolis J. Harto, who said that the Minneapolis Police Union is more powerful at this point than the city's chief and the mayor I wonder whether you agree with that brand. It would appear. That's the case again as chief Harto said and other chiefs before her. The Union wields a lot of power when it comes to win when they're trying to make changes in the department, the culture is very entrenched, and as with the current ahead of the the Union Bob Parole. He has been elected a couple of different times by the members of the police department. Those members have basically put their confidence and trust in Kroll to do the job to protect them from job conditions which they don't favor. And so commissioner broker you work outside of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. What have you noticed in terms of the relationship where you are between the police union end the police. Is it similar to what brand has described in Minneapolis? Think. The relationships in general with the unions by and large have been positive but there is some some room for some additional changes that need to be made in terms of how officers are are disciplined, but by and large, the vast majority of the relationships have been positive. The. Police Officers Federation is the Union that represents police officers in Minneapolis as you mentioned brand, president is Bob Crawl. He has come under fire for a number of things over the past few weeks, including his response to the killing of George. Floyd crow called George Floyd a violent, criminal and referred to those protesting in Minneapolis as terrorists. This is not the first time he's been called out. Out For this kind of behavior Crawley's at twenty nine complaints made against him, including complaints that he was using racial slurs Derek Shelvin. The officer who killed George Floyd had seventeen complaints filed against him. Let's take a listen to crawl himself. This is from twenty seventeen crow was asked about officer complaints against him in this clip was recorded by you brand and your colleague. John Collins for NPR news. I, you show me an officer that has never had a complaint thirty years and I'll show you know officer. That's what we call on the job, a load or a slug. That doesn't do anything. If you if you show me officer that has a lot of investigations. And all of them turned out to be false. You'll find that that officer is and been that officer on the witness stand before when the numbers come in in lawsuits and things like that. And when you're making eight times, the contacts with citizens and you're making twenty one times. He arrests as your counterparts. You're going to get those complaints. The officer that doesn't get complaints. There are exceptions that can do their job and leave everybody happy at the end, but my large in our career. The officer that doesn't get those complaints doesn't get out and investigate any anything, and that's not what we're paying our officers to do. We reach out to Bob, crawl and the police. Officers Federation. We did not back here back from either of them. We should also note the website for the police union was taken down in their phone. Lines at this point are not working commissioner booker. What do you make of this complaint? It means it's the way that Bob Kroll is describing it makes it sound as though complaints are basically useless or meaningless that they don't reflect the actual behavior of an officer. What do you make of that? Well you know, I won't specifically address him for various reasons, but this notion of complaints, so I think when you look at complaints against an officer, you have to look to see if they're all in the same vein right so for example, if an officer is consistently getting use of force complaints. That's something that needs to be addressed, so I think you know when you talk complaints if they're all in the same vein that's indicative of a problem. Meaning excessive force if an officer has repeated complaints about excessive force. Is that what you mean? Yes is so say for example you know officer. A continuously is getting complaints regarding their verbal conduct right so basically. They don't know how to talk to people That's a concern that that would need to be addressed immediately just like a use of force complaints, but if you've got someone who's repeatedly getting use of force, complaints there's something going on there and obviously that would have to be addressed commissioner booker. We spoke earlier with someone from the Marshall Project, talking about the fact that police union is very heavily. Be Priest. Police Union. Leadership is very heavily white males and I wonder. Even, in places where a police force is not majority nonwhite what effect does the lead the the I guess? The background and race of leadership and Police Union have on on police culture. Do you think there's a connection between who's leading the union and the culture of a department? Yes I do I. Think there is a connection for that you look at a lot of research and it shows that in general law enforcement if you are an officer of color, a year in an organization, and which are not represented in leadership, your police organizational stress goes up, and if the leadership does encompass the union leadership, and obviously you know, wh said on the Marshall Project. Officers of color and white officers tend to view stuff differently. Sometimes on issue races happens to be one of those issues so I I do think it does have an effect on organizational culture. Brent. How do you see the relationship between The Police Union and the city leadership especially and the leadership of the police force themselves. How do you see changing recently especially since the killing of George Floyd? Well if the changes is probably been for the for the worse actually, it doesn't seem like there's the. In past incidents, there is at some type of communication that. Open communication between the the union leadership and that there'd be, although they may not have seen eye-to-eye they would at least agree that there needs to be an thorough investigation into something that had just happened and tried to reassure the public that they're going to get to. The bottom of things. speaking of. Bob Kroll and his relationship with past chiefs and mayors. We've talked a bit about that. particularly chief Air Dondo. Back in two thousand seven, when he was lieutenant, he, and for other black police officers sued the city for discrimination and part of their suit alleged that they were being unfairly disciplined. They were being denied promotional opportunities and overtime. Opportunities as well.
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"Go wide the nations? That was the comedy to the members in a manner Using the journal Eckerstein. That is most important for that. I feel the cold. Relevance part is something that is the key challenge I would say. The the credit unions are trained who overcome are ranked presario. Because that is the key in some ways that future and the industry as a whole right. And what is the focus of this podcast? Of course I mentioned is financial institutions in Fintech companies working together once the key to credit unions working with fintech companies. And does it tie into that challenge you just described. I think so. I think there are whether we look at the companies and renegade. Getting the keys. How should be partnered together so that that is a win? Win Out from the Partnership So of course. It starts with the alignment on the objectives will understand what are the objectives for the Credit Union. And how is Hala Index? Google had them in achieving those objectives. I see that each side has own strengths than they do. The table for example. What's unit of? What could use banged? The table is highly trusted relationship. Deputy have members over the last few decades the have a viable economic model and also important especially for the most publicity credit unions is that they're willing.
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"Welcome back to union members radio I'm your host James Dennis and I'm with my clothes he'd come home hello hello man oh man we are in our to all ready your time is mine James them we had a good time in the first segment yeah we did we did and you know we gotta today's veterans day we are definitely L. in encouraging people to call an eight hundred nine two three nine three eight five eight hundred nine two three nine three eight five we are saloon all of our veterans Hey man you know keep I was just sitting here looking at these bills that's been passed for veterans and one of the things rough first start to get into politics or would we know with when you're a local leader of union leader you you are going to get into politics here's the thing to me say this among the one millionth time right well you union dues do not goal for armed political and that is a little bit it cannot it is illegal right department of labor would have a stroke if they found out to spend money union dues on political action we have to do is have our pacs political action committees right and you know people can donate to that and I actually donate definitely two to one yeah my local again I donate as well automatically to cope with yeah you know but yeah there's actually and that's cope stand for what committee on political action on to look at some correct okay article so I'm sitting here looking into and and years ago all the kids used to bow down a lot of veterans stuff yes I mean a whole lot just all kinds of improvements to the VA hospital like I said arm hopefully you have Renee is listening she'll call me because she's a really good source of information for the VA because they were bitchy that motion and the nurses and doctors to I'm not a hundred percent sure that they were veterans yeah and they care about the veterans which is reason why the work at the VA which is reason why the VA was trying to outsource the the jobs with that so we were we were dealing with that on a couple of shows mean probably check on you're members radio dot com I think the website is back up you know what before I forget you guys can follow me on Twitter or to see labor vision that is S. T. E. labor vision and also on Facebook labor vision podcasts and on we also want to follow American American workers first on Facebook and like no photos Facebook page day was definitely some good stuff there an American workers first YouTube channel is really good as well if you want to check that out that would be cool to three of our buddy on Charles Daniels and really appreciate him shouts out to him because he was on the whole wanted to host last week we keep keep running things last week yeah I did a great job great job but anyway getting back to the veterans I'm looking at these bills all but two thousand nineteen man I guide HR forty three continue appropriates for health extenders act Democrat Democrat.