July 20, 2024

Union Leaders Back Away from Joe Biden as Donald Trump Courts Union Workers

Kevin Dietsch/Scott Olson/Getty Images Leaders of labor unions are reportedly backing away from President Joe Biden, suggesting they want another Democrat candidate in his place. Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump and his running mate, Sen. JD Vance (R-OH), are actively courting support from union workers who are increasingly out of line with the Democrat Party’s

Taiwan earthquake injuries top 1,000; missing hotel workers found

The number of people injured in a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in eastern Taiwan climbed past 1,000 on Thursday though the death toll remained steady at nine, with dozens workers on their way to a hotel in a national park mostly now found safe. The temblor, the strongest in 25 years, hit on Wednesday morning just as people […]

Exclusive – Ohio GOP’s Bernie Moreno: Sherrod Brown Does ‘Everything Possible’ to Hurt U.S. Workers

Ohio Republican Senate nominee Bernie Moreno told Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Saturday he is going to expose his “anti-worker” opponent, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), who has done “everything possible” to harm the nation’s workers. Moreno, who on Tuesday won the primary for the Republican Senate nomination in a blowout with a majority of support, joined

Sen Joni Ernst wants remote government workers investigated: ‘We’re coming after them’

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, is urging the Inspector General to launch a federal investigation into whether some government agencies are overpaying remote workers who receive a Washington D.C. salary but live in a lower cost of living state — a problem she says was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Remote work spread rapidly as a […]

Feds: Washington Farm Used H-2A Visa Program to Import Cheaper Foreign Workers

Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images Executives at a farm in Sunnyside, Washington, allegedly used the H-2A visa program to import cheaper foreign workers and then subsequently paid them below-market wages, federal officials say. Months ago, the Washington Attorney General’s Office reached a $3.4 million settlement with Ostrom Mushroom Farms for allegedly firing its mostly female farmworkers and replacing

California lawmakers give final approval to bill allowing legislative workers to form a labor union

Legislative workers at the California Capitol are close to forming their first labor union after state lawmakers approved a bill Wednesday that allows them to organize. The Democrats in charge of California’s Legislature have historically been friendly with labor unions. This year alone, lawmakers are poised to increase the minimum wage for fast food workers […]

UAW President: 20% of Big Three Powertrain Workers Stand to Lose Jobs Under Electric Vehicle Transition

On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead,” UAW President Shawn Fain discussed endorsing a candidate in the 2024 presidential race and stated that there are issues with workers possibly being left behind in the transition from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles, and stated that “20% of the powertrain workers in the Big Three stand

UAW President: Companies Got Billions from Inflation Reduction Act, Workers Haven’t

On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead,” UAW President Shawn Fain talked about endorsing a candidate in the 2024 presidential contest and demands to the White House around guarantees for employees around electric vehicle provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act and stated that “it’s back to the same old story. When the corporations come to

Dem Rep. Slotkin: Inflation Hurting Auto Workers Helped Set the Scene for Auto Talks

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Inside Politics,” Rep. and U.S. Senate candidate Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) stated that “the scene for these negotiations” between automakers and the UAW was set by large profits for auto companies and the fact that “people who are working at those facilities…are struggling and have less money in their pockets because

Ford: 600 Michigan Workers Temporarily Laid Off as UAW Strikes Ramp Up

A large batch of Ford workers at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne have been temporarily laid off as the company endures the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike. The company said Friday the number of workers was approximately 600, WWMT reported Friday. The workers affected are from the body construction department and the south sub-assembly

Donald Trump to Counter-Program Second GOP Debate by Appearing with Striking Auto Workers in Detroit

Former President Donald Trump will appear with striking union members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) in Detroit, Michigan, as his opponents squabble for the spotlight on the debate stage on September 27, according to a report that multiple sources have confirmed to Breitbart News.  The New York Times first reported on Trump’s forthcoming appearance

Trans Pop Star Kim Petras: Lawmakers ‘Shouldn’t Ban Hormone Therapy,’ Sex Workers Should ‘Feel Empowered’

Trans pop star Kim Petras, a male who identifies as a woman, says lawmakers “shouldn’t ban hormone therapy” as several U.S. states and European nations have restricted medical interventions for gender dysphoria in children. Petras, who began receiving hormone therapy in Germany at the age of 12, told Entertainment Weekly that “hormones were essential for me.” “Every person

Disney Layoffs Go Global as Additional 2,500 U.S. Workers Eliminated This Week

The Walt Disney Co. has reportedly begun laying off personnel overseas as it continues to eliminate jobs at home, with an additional 2,500 U.S. workers receiving pink slips this week. Disney began notifying around 100 overseas workers this week that their jobs are at risk of elimination, according to a Deadline report. The staff are based

Amazon workers upset over layoffs, return-to-office mandate plan walkout

A group of Amazon workers who are upset about recent layoffs, a return-to-office mandate and the company’s environmental impact is planning a walkout at its Seattle headquarters next week. The lunchtime protest is planned for May 31, a week after Amazon’s annual shareholder meeting and a month after a policy took effect requiring workers to […]

United Nations calls for halt to Sudan violence after three aid workers and dozens of others are killed

The United Nations’ World Food Program ceased operations in Sudan this weekend after three aid workers were killed during violent clashes between the country’s army and a powerful paramilitary group.  Volker Perthes, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sudan, reiterated on Sunday that international aid workers are “not a target,” condemning the slaying […]

Congress appropriated $500M for workers. Democrats can’t agree on whether to spend it.

The disagreement between Senate Finance Chair Ron Wyden and Appropriations Chair Patty Murray is just the latest symptom of congressional gridlock on trade policy that has allowed multiple programs to expire in recent years. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Congress appropriated nearly $5srcsrc million last year to help American workers whose jobs have been sent

McCarthy: 47% of Federal Workers Aren’t in Office, We’re Going to Vote to Make Them Return

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Bottom Line,” Speaker of the House Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) stated that it’s ridiculous that 47% of the federal government workforce is still working remotely and stated that the House is going to pass legislation “to end this pandemic” and require federal government employees to return to

Report: East Palestine Derailed Train Broke Down Before; Workers Expressed Concern

DUSTIN FRANZ/AFP via Getty Images The train that derailed near the Ohio-Pennsylvania line this month — which was carrying toxic chemicals, including vinyl chloride — had broken down before on its route as workers expressed concerns about the load size, according to reports. The train derailed in East Palestine on February 3 but reportedly broke down “at least once”

Georgia Poll Workers Pick Up Where Jan. 6 Committee Left Off

Two Georgia poll workers who were attacked by 2020 election conspiracy theorists are picking up where the Jan. 6 congressional investigation left off—by trying to independently examine the private communications between two of the men behind the firestorm: Rudy Giuliani and former President Donald Trump.Giuliani, who played a central role in the Republican attempt to

Biden Finalizes Plan to Import 65K More Foreign Workers for Blue-Collar Jobs

President Joe Biden will import nearly 65,srcsrcsrc H-2B foreign visa workers to take blue-collar jobs as 11.6 million Americans are jobless and another 3.7 million are underemployed. In October, Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced that the administration would be allowing businesses to import close to 65,srcsrcsrc additional H-2B foreign visa

Elon Didn’t Mean It!: Musk’s Twitter Asks Workers to Come Back

After laying off almost half the company last Friday, Elon Musk is asking dozens of employees who were fired to return to work after discovering they were vital to the company’s operation. Bloomberg reports that following Elon Musk’s dismissal of roughly half of Twitter’s workforce last Friday, the company is now asking dozens of employees to

Watch: Chinese Workers Test Fishermen’s Live Catch for Coronavirus

The local government of Xiamen, China, recently ordered municipal workers to test both fishermen and their catch, including “live fish” and crabs, for the Chinese coronavirus out of alleged concern that international fishing activity in the area may have sparked local outbreaks of the virus, the Chinese government-controlled news outlet Sixth Tone reported Thursday. “[L]ocal…

Say Cheese: China Office Uses AI to Only Let Smiling Workers Enter Building

Camera manufacturer Canon has invented a new way to boost workplace morale — installing AI cameras in its offices that force workers to smile to enter the building. The Verge reports that Canon has installed cameras with AI-enabled “smile recognition” technology in the offices of its Chinese subsidiary Cannon Information Technology. The cameras only allow smiling…

Labor Union: Biden ‘Devastating’ Union Workers with Plan to Close Prisons

A labor union with more than 600,000 active and retired members is blasting President Joe Biden’s ending federal contracts with privately-operated prisons that hold mostly foreign nationals convicted of felonies. After taking office, Biden requested that the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) not renew any of its contracts with 11 privately-operated prisons that nearly all hold…

DHS Mayorkas Approves Another 22,000 Foreign Workers

Joe Biden’s deputies are admitting another 22,000 foreign workers to help U.S. businesses, regardless of the damage done to working Americans and their communities now recovering from the coronavirus crash. “Today’s joint rule helps American businesses,” said a statement from Alejandro Mayorkas, the pro-migration lawyer who is now secretary of the Department of Homeland Security…

Foundry Groups: Inability to Find Workers ‘Has Reached Crisis Level,’ Urge End to Extended Unemployment

The American Foundry Society (AFS) and the Foundry Association of Michigan (FAM) sent a letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) Thursday urging her to end extended unemployment benefits. In a letter obtained by Breitbart News, the two groups said the “number one issue” facing the metalcasting industry is “the inability to find workers” and said…

Police: Woman Allegedly Shoots at Burger King Workers over Drive-Thru Wait Time

Memphis Police Department A drive-thru order took a bad turn on Tuesday when a woman allegedly opened fire into the window of a Burger King in Memphis, Tennessee, according to police. “The Memphis Police Department said it all started when a woman got angry about how long she was waiting for her food at a…

Biden Adviser Cecilia Rouse on MLB’s Georgia Boycott: ‘Undoubtedly Going to Be a Cost’ to Stadium Workers

Council of Economic Advisers chair Cecilia Rouse said CBS’s “Face the Nation” that “there is undoubtedly going to be a cost” to the majority-black city of Atlanta’s stadium workers because Major League Baseball moved it’s All-Star game move out of Georgia to protest the new voting law. Partial transcript as follows: BRENNAN: This past week, we had a…

Poll: Less than Half of China’s Health Workers Want Chinese Coronavirus Vaccine

Less than half of healthcare workers polled recently in the Chinese province of Zhejiang would receive a Chinese coronavirus vaccine candidate after its emergency approval, while just one-quarter of medical workers in Zhejiang are willing to get a coronavirus vaccine once they are available for all people. Zhejiang’s disease control and prevention center (CDC) surveyed…

California Judge Strikes Down Trump Administration Rules That Would Limit Visas To Skilled Workers

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White struck down two Trump administration rules Tuesday that would have reduced the number of visas issued to skilled foreign workers each year. The Trump administration announced new changes to the H-1B visa program in October, which included new salary requirements on companies that hire foreign skilled workers and limited speciality…

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