Tuesday Open Thread | This Administration Is Attacking Unions

But…there was no difference between Hillary Clinton and Dolt45, right?
You REALLY think this would be happening in a President Hillary Clinton Administration?
I think not.

Trump NLRB Eliminates Hurdle to Employers Kicking Out Unions
Posted July 3, 2019, 7:03 PM

· Ruling eases process for “anticipatory withdrawal” of union recognition
· Replaces unfair labor practice process with call for new election
· The National Labor Relations Board made it easier for an employer to oust a union after getting evidence that a majority of workers no longer supports that union.
· The NLRB’s Republican majority modified the board’s legal framework for an employer to stop bargaining prior to the expiration of a collective bargaining agreement and announce it will eject the union when that contract ends. Under the board’s July 3 ruling, an employer that makes such an “anticipatory withdrawal” can’t be hit with an unfair labor practice charge challenging whether the union really lacked majority support when the contract ended.
· An employer can announce its pending withdrawal of recognition within 90 days of the expiration of a contract and then withdraw when the pact ends, according to the ruling. A union that wants to reestablish its majority status following an employer’s anticipatory withdrawal then has 45 days to file a petition for a new election.
· The ruling fits with the NLRB’s ongoing efforts to make it easier for dissatisfied workers to kick out their unions. GOP board members have said they’re open to reconsidering current precedent on when workers can oust their union. The board also is considering changes to other restrictions on elections to decertify unions.
· The board’s 3-1 decision signed off on Johnson Controls Inc.’s anticipatory withdrawal of recognition to a United Auto Workers affiliate that represented 160 of its workers.

This is anti-worker, which cannot be a shock.
For all those working class Dolt45 voters, once again, here is another example of you supporting someone who doesn’t give a rats’ ass about you and your welfare.
Just another example of the negative ramifications from this Administration.
Unions, in case you don’t grasp it, are responsible for everything positive for the working person. Everything that you enjoy that is positive as a worker, comes from Unions and their fight. Which is why the Republican Party have been against them and have been working to discredit them and strip them of their power. These rulings fall into that category.

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53 Responses to Tuesday Open Thread | This Administration Is Attacking Unions

  1. #DistractionBecky I’ll bet Kellyanne don’t want anymore of that heat..🔥

  2. rikyrah says:

    Maddow reporting about a sexual assault of a migrant child at the Yuma, Arizona facility.😠😠😠

  3. Liza says:

    Interesting article, I didn’t know this.

    • I heard about it. I’ve heard the old folks in my neck of the woods say back in the day they use to make it a point of getting dressed up and going into town on Saturdays to purposely buy ice cream.

  4. rikyrah says:

    Stay Angry
    by Trevor LaFauci


    This is your Republican Party. It is not Donald Trump. It is not Stephen Miller. It is not Jeffrey Epstein. It is all of them. They are all complicit.

    This is a party that has no morals and they make no apologies for it. They support their White supremacist Congressman from Iowa. They support their Alabama senate nominee who was a known sexual predator. They support the nomination of an unethical man to the highest court in the land. Ethics be damned with the modern Republican Party. All that matters in staying in power.

    Because make no mistake. The Republican Party will go lower. Their evil knows no bounds. They continue to protect their own and target who they perceive to be as the weak. It’s a slow march toward genocide that can only be stopped by us, the people. And it can only be stopped if we stay angry, pissed off, and motivated over the next 16 months. There are more sick fucks like Jeffrey Epstein out there, being protected by Republicans. We may or may not hear about them. But unless we remove this administration in 2020, we sure as hell won’t be able to shine the sunlight on them to disinfect them from the American political landscape. Remember how you’re feeling today, July 9th, and channel that anger into positive energy these next 16 months. Because that anger you feel today will be magnified exponentially on November 3rd, 2020 if this administration is allowed to continue in office for another 4 years.

  5. rikyrah says:


    American Airlines Accused of Policing Black Passenger’s Curves After Deeming Her Romper ‘Inappropriate’

    Anne Branigin
    Today 10:30am

    A Houston-based doctor says she was removed from an American Airlines flight and humiliated in front of her son because her outfit—a colorful romper—was deemed “inappropriate” for the flight.

    Dr. Latisha “Tisha” Rowe, who was flying with her 8-year-old son on June 30 from Kingston, Jamaica (hot) to Miami (also hot!), described the incident on Twitter and posted a photo of the offending romper.

    That, my friends, is what you call a regular, standard-issue romper—the kind you see on every sidewalk, brunch table, and cookout across the country from now until September. If that’s too much, then how is anyone supposed to have a hot girl summer?

    According to Rowe, she and her child were told to deplane and were not allowed to go back onboard until she wrapped blanket around herself. Despite knowing she had done nothing wrong, Rowe told Business Insider she complied because she saw the effect the incident was having on her son:

    • majiir says:

      Steele was mfking MI6. The FBI and our intelligence agencies had worked with him for years before Trump decided to run for POTUS. This means they already knew he was a credible source of information. I’m hoping Barr loses his d@mn license for doing Trump’s dirty work because he knows better. The reason the DOJ team that was working on adding the citizenship question to the census were replaced is probably because they weren’t willing to break the law and lose their licenses for Trump. Maybe now Barr will sit his @ss down somewhere.

  6. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : July 9, 2019

    Flair: noun FLAIR

    1 : a skill or instinctive ability to appreciate or make good use of something : talent; also : inclination, tendency

    2 : a uniquely attractive quality : style

  7. rikyrah says:

    Go Serena.

    Serena Williams unretouched: Tennis star, 37, goes semi-naked as she poses for sexy yet strong gold-themed shoot for Harper’s Bazaar

    PUBLISHED: 09:28 EDT, 9 July 2019 | UPDATED: 09:50 EDT, 9 July 2019

  8. rikyrah says:

    Ross Perot has died.

  9. rikyrah says:

    On his environmental record, Trump turns to ‘greenhouse gaslighting’
    07/09/19 08:43 AM
    By Steve Benen

    After the White House announced plans for a presidential speech on the environment, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune said in a statement, “Donald Trump is resorting to greenhouse gaslighting the public to try and cover-up the fact that he is the worst president in history for the environment, climate and public health.”

    That’s a good line. It also happens to be true.

    Before we talk about what Trump said on the subject, part of what made yesterday interesting was the fact that the Republican delivered remarks on the subject at all. The New York Times had an interesting behind-the-scenes report:

    Reviewing new polling data, consultants working for President Trump’s 2020 campaign discovered an unsurprising obstacle to winning support from two key demographic groups, millennials and suburban women. And that was his record on the environment.

    But they also saw an opportunity. While the numbers showed that Mr. Trump was “never going to get” the type of voter who feels passionately about tackling climate change, a senior administration official who reviewed the polling said, there were moderate voters who liked the president’s economic policies and “just want to know that he’s being responsible” on environmental issues.

    So for nearly an hour in the East Room on Monday afternoon, Mr. Trump sought to recast his administration’s record by describing what he called “America’s environmental leadership” under his command.

  10. rikyrah says:

    Why Republicans are going after Kansas’ Kobach with a vengeance
    07/09/19 09:20 AM
    By Steve Benen

    When Sen. Pat Roberts (R) announced on Jan. 4 that he wouldn’t seek a fourth term in Kansas in 2020, the conventional wisdom was that Republicans would have little trouble holding onto the seat. After all, Kansans haven’t elected a Democratic U.S. senator since 1932.

    But a slight chill ran through GOP spines a few hours after Roberts declared his intentions. Outgoing Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), fresh off his failed gubernatorial campaign, told the New York Times that he was “considering” running for the seat.

    Yesterday, he made it official, though as the Wichita Eagle reported, the right-wing Kansan seemed to stumble into the contest, misspelling his own name in his campaign paperwork.

  11. rikyrah says:

    Border facility staff blame officials for bad conditions: reports

    Joy Reid shares details from new reports in which the workers at the infamous migrant detention center in Clint, Texas say the concerns they raised about conditions at the facility were ignored by border patrol officials.

  12. rikyrah says:

    DOJ scrambles to make Trump citizenship census tweet reality

    Jess Bravin, Supreme Court correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, discusses the changing tactics by the Donald Trump administration to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census, and the new legal team brought on by the Department of Justice to try to meet Donald Trump’s demands.

  13. rikyrah says:

    McGahn aide extends pattern of Trump admin stonewalling Congress

    Joy Reid reports on Annie Donaldson, former chief of staff to Donald McGahn in the White House, refusing to answer many of the questions posed by Congress about her testimony to Robert Mueller, claiming a similar privilege excuse others in Donald Trump’s orbit have used in the past.

  14. rikyrah says:

    Democratic 2020 field shrinks by one, Warren money haul surprises

    Joy Reid reports on the latest developments in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, including Rep. Eric Swalwell being the first to drop out of the race (poof!), and remarkable fundraising totals from Elizabeth Warren. Karine Jean-Pierre, chief public affairs officer for MoveOn.org joins for analysis.

  15. rikyrah says:

    Past prosecutor Acosta’s leniency adds twist to new Epstein case

    Mimi Rocah, former federal prosecutor, talks with Joy Reid about why the new Jeffrey Epstein case is being handled by the SDNY’s Public Corruption Unit, and the unusual, improper handling of the previous Epstein case by prosecutors in Florida, including current Trump Labor Secretary Alex Acosta.

  16. rikyrah says:

    New federal charges against Epstein describe familiar pattern

    Julie K. Brown, Miami Herald investigative reporter whose work is credited with influencing federal prosecutors to pursue new sex trafficking charges against Jeffrey Epstein, discusses the similarities between the new case and the previous case that resulted in an extremely lenient deal for Epstein.
    July 8, 2019

  17. rikyrah says:

    Tom Steyer is clown. Vanity candidacy.
    What’s his schtick?
    ‘ I’m for impeachment’

    And? So?
    So are all the other top Democratic Candidates.
    Outside of that..what does he have?
    Like I said yesterday, the Democratic base IS NOT the GOP base.
    Shiny objects aren’t our thing.

    • Ametia says:

      Tommy’s been a clown from day one. Flaunting his billions around, feigning outrage over 45.

      C’mon, now Rikyrah. You know Pragmatism is not in the GOP’s vocab.

      Steyer won’t get anywhere, but his name will be on the books with a short paragraph about him being a presidential candidtate.

  18. rikyrah says:

    And, if you don’t have enough to disgust you…
    The ACA is in Court AGAIN today…

    Yes, the Demons continue to try and strip away healthcare from millions.

    • rikyrah says:

      Oh, for those wondering what the lawsuit itself is actually ABOUT, here it is:

      1. The GOP set the #ACA individual mandate penalty to $0.
      2. Therefore, the GOP claims the penalty is unconstitutional.
      3. Therefore, the GOP claims the whole law is unconstitutional.

      That’s it.

      — Charles Gaba (@charles_gaba) July 8, 2019

  19. rikyrah says:

    Phuck Outta Here 😠 😠

    Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) Tweeted:
    Michelle Obama’s failure to defend Joe Biden against charges of racism was cruel. The Obamas owe Biden a defense against false charges. Biden’s actions in Ukraine and China and his intellect are real issues. Racism is not. This is like the Obama race attack on Bill Clinton. https://twitter.com/RudyGiuliani/status/1148445255525720064?s=17

  20. rikyrah says:


    itgurl (@itgurl_29) Tweeted:
    Louise Mensch is a weirdo but she was right about a good bit of this stuff with Trump. And yes, she was one of the first to go there with the sex trafficking angle and got called crazy by people like Seth and other msm folks on here. https://twitter.com/itgurl_29/status/1148371708442796033?s=17

  21. rikyrah says:


    Schooley (@Rschooley) Tweeted:
    This would be a good week for 6 or 8 more Democratic presidential candidates to realize it’s time to quietly slip away. And maybe a few could run for Senate, like is desperately needed. https://twitter.com/Rschooley/status/1148478920573906946?s=17

  22. rikyrah says:

    elizabeth bruenig (@ebruenig) Tweeted:
    the epstein thing isn’t about partisanship (i.e., right-wing people did something; no, left-wing people were involved, too! ha!) it’s about class. rich people did things, and their loyalty to their class transcends partisanship https://twitter.com/ebruenig/status/1148326889980944385?s=17

  23. rikyrah says:

    Tim Kaine (@timkaine) Tweeted:
    Acosta must go. He handed a sweetheart deal to a serial sexual predator. Survivors of Epstein’s abuse have been denied their day in court for too long. I’m thankful other prosecutors stepped in to finally deliver justice. https://twitter.com/timkaine/status/1148336681965277185?s=17

  24. rikyrah says:

    Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) Tweeted:
    A man has a 7 story home worth $77m in the middle of Manhattan, and no one knows how he makes his money.

    Where I’m from you get a new car and you ain’t got a job, law enforcement is sitting outside your house taking pictures. https://twitter.com/Bakari_Sellers/status/1148416098682966016?s=17

  25. rikyrah says:

    Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) Tweeted:
    If there was a daily White House Briefing, the Trump White House would have to explain why Alex Acosta still has job, but since there isn’t, there will be no accountability and the media will move on to something else by dinner https://twitter.com/danpfeiffer/status/1148280025013088259?s=17

  26. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄 😄😄

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