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If the Treaty of Detroit is dead, why not revisit the demand that was abandoned back then — 30 for 40! One member, one vote and class struggle unionism Class collaboration, corruption and the right to vote It would appear that, from a ruling class perspective, the class collaborationist leadership at the helm of the UAW is preferable to real rank-and-file democracy. President Gamble spoke to the media one day before the most important anniversary in UAW history. Feb. 11 marked 84 years since the victory of the famous Flint Sit-down Strike, when workers occupying key plants for 44 days forced GM to recognize the union. Reviving historic demands could help the UAW address current threats to members’ livelihoods. What the UAW leadership is — and isn’t — saying But there is another factor, and one the United Auto Workers union needs to seriously address: lower labor costs. Electric vehicles require fewer components and take less time to build. This means cost savings for GM; without a serious fight, union members will face major job losses in both parts and final assembly plants. Now a federal judge has just approved a consent decree that President Gamble and U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider reached to end the federal corruption probe. The decree subjects the union to six years of oversight by a federal monitor appointed by the judge. However, the monitor will be selected from three names chosen by the UAW. All of the IEB and staff people are members of the Administration Caucus, which has maintained near-total control of the UAW for 70-plus years. The caucus had its roots in right-wing efforts in the late 1940s and early 1950s to purge UAW leaders who belonged to the Communist Party or the Socialist Workers Party. But that was the chief legal argument then-UAW lead counsel, Attorney Maurice Sugar, made against those who proclaimed the sit-downs were unlawful seizures of company property. Union lawyers “placed the ‘worker’s right to his job,’ a concept which had been recommended for sympathetic consideration by the U.S. Commission on Industrial Relations in 1915, as the chief argument in favor of the worker sitting at his machine,” making a defense of the occupation. (Edward Levinson, “Labor on the March,” 1938) The UAW had pushed for a shorter work week, for the same pay, but dropped it after negotiating what is known as “the Treaty of Detroit” in 1950. This included annual raises to compensate for increased productivity, a “Cost of Living Allowance” and “Supplemental Unemployment Benefits” to laid-off workers on top of state unemployment compensation. These and other gains were taken away or reduced, during the 2009 bankruptcies, and have yet to be restored 12 years later. We cannot remember a UAW International President make the point that a job is a worker’s “property right” — that workers own their jobs. Waves of plant closings and mass layoffs, which have decimated the union’s ranks, are treated as a necessary evil to keep companies “profitable” and “competitive.” The 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act only mandated time-and-a-half after 40 hours and set no limits on how many hours a boss could demand of an employee. The FLSA has never been updated to take into account technological advances that improve productivity — and eliminate jobs! Even Michigan Governor Frank Murphy and Frances Perkins, Secretary of Labor under President Franklin Roosevelt, agreed with that formulation. Many autoworkers, including this writer, watched the news conference where Gamble and Schneider announced the agreement. The two appeared rather chummy! The decree is more favorable to the IEB than might be expected from Schneider — a Trump appointee and no friend of organized labor. The membership does not elect the IEB; the board is elected by delegates to the Constitutional Convention every four years. Delegates are often strong-armed into voting for handpicked candidates. The last time an outsider was elected to the IEB — Regional Director Jerry Tucker out of St. Louis – was 1986. Director Tucker was outspoken against the concession bargaining that has alienated rank-and-file autoworkers from their union leadership. It is past time for organized labor to return to its radical roots and raise radical demands. Six hour day; no cut in pay! A job is a right — we’re gonna fight, fight, fight! In a previous study, the UAW concluded that a move away from internal combustion engines could cost 35,000 jobs. On Feb. 10, International President Rory Gamble said GM’s scenario “should bear out more discussion.” Of the Biden team he asked: “Will there be government support to make sure that these jobs are good-paying American jobs with wages and benefits and that members are free to collectively bargain to protect their standards of living?” “When it comes to global automakers’ electric vehicle plans, all roads lead back to Beijing,” said Michael Dunne, a former president of G.M.’s Indonesia operations. The world’s shift to electric cars “is based on the Chinese technological road map,” added Yunshi Wang, director of the China Center for Energy and Transportation at University of California, Davis. (NY Times, Jan. 29) If the roughly 150,000 UAW-represented workers at Ford, GM and Chrysler (now part of Stellantis) had their hours reduced to 30 hours per week, there would be work for another 50,000 workers. That’s 15,000 new jobs on top of the 35,000 that might be lost through conversion to electric vehicles! Worker’s property right to a job That points to the potential of a mass, grassroots campaign to convince members to vote in favor of one member, one vote. Changing how top leaders are elected is not a panacea, given the entrenched bureaucracy, corruption, nepotism and cronyism. The top echelons of the UAW have been rocked by an embarrassing corruption scandal that a five-year federal investigation exposed. Two former International presidents, other members of the International Executive Board and key union staff have been tried and sentenced for bribe-taking, embezzlement of members’ dues money and accepting kickbacks from vendors. Top Chrysler executives have also been sent to prison. In fact it was the Obama/Biden administration that allowed GM and Chrysler to close over two dozen plants as part of the 2009 bankruptcies and the federal government bailouts. General Motors CEO Mary Barra raised more than a few eyebrows Jan. 28, when she announced GM would have an all-electric product line by 2035. This planned phaseout of fossil fuel-burning vehicles represents a serious departure from four years ago, when GM joined the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers in calling on President-elect Donald Trump to scale back President Barack Obama’s fuel economy targets. Detroit GM workers on strike, 2019, now their jobs face a new threat. Instead the membership will have to vote on whether or not to switch to direct elections. The IEB will be lobbying, pressuring and “educating” — as President Gamble put it — the rank and file to keep things as they are. Six–hour day, no cut in pay! Attorney Schneider could have insisted on electing the IEB directly — the “one member, one vote” which union reformers have long promoted, and what the federal government had ordered for the Teamsters union to address its widespread corruption and racketeering. Direct elections would give the rank and file a mechanism to hold their leadership accountable. Martha Grevatt is a retired UAW Chrysler worker who served on the executive board of UAW Local 869 and represented the local at the union’s 2018 Constitutional Convention. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Federal investigators have been unable to show any evidence of malfeasance on the part of President Gamble. Some meaningful steps have been taken to control corruption since former President Gary Jones was removed. But the Administration Caucus is still firmly in charge — and still in a “partnership” with the auto bosses. Why the about-face? It’s not like GM is a conscientious company, although CEO Barra won’t turn down an opportunity to boost its green reputation. Volkswagen and GM, the largest and fifth-largest car companies, sell more vehicles in China — where all-electric vehicles are fast becoming the norm — than in their home markets. Direct elections could lead to a struggle for rectification within the union, one that could rebuild it from the inside out in sync with its early history as a militant vanguard. But it is time to clean house at Solidarity House, as the union headquarters is called. A movement in favor of direct elections can be the foundation to bring back class-struggle unionism. But the question remains: Why only produce electric vehicles for the U.S. market, where demand for conventional cars and trucks remains strong? Trump’s departure partly explains the shift. “Team Biden says it’s bullish on the potential of electric vehicles,” the Detroit News reported Nov. 19, 2020. There was an important demand of the sit-down strike that to this day has not been realized: a 30-hour week for 40–hours pay. At the time a bill before Congress to establish 30 hours as a lawful workweek narrowly failed. Line workers’ productivity has risen exponentially since the UAW’s founding in 1935, but they are still working 40 hours or more at physically exhausting jobs — jobs that have become scarce!
Google+ Pinterest Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ By News Highland – January 27, 2015 WhatsApp There has been a further worsening of the overcrowding crisis at Letterkenny General Hospital after a warning from hospital management last night.According to the INMO there are 28 patients either on trolleys or in wards awaiting a bed.Last night Saolta, the group which runs the hospital urged people to avoid the Emergency Department at the hospital last evening. Twitter 28 patients either on trolleys or in wards at Letterkenny Hospital Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Homepage BannerNews Previous articleCouncil stiil ‘wasting’ 500 euro per meeting on paper having already spent 15K on TabletsNext articleOvercrowding worsens further at Letterkenny General Hosptial News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
News UpdatesHolding Of High Office Does Not Entitle An Accused To Anticipatory Bail, Says SC [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK10 Oct 2020 8:49 PMShare This – x”The greater the office held, the greater the responsibility of the person.”Holding high office does not entitle one to anticipatory bail, the Supreme Court has observed.Anil Singh @ Anil Kumar Singh and others are accused under Section 447 of the Bihar Nagar Palika Act, 2007 for alleged disclosure of false information in nomination papers submitted for General Nagar Palika elections, 2007. State Election Commission had found that this allegation was correct and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginHolding high office does not entitle one to anticipatory bail, the Supreme Court has observed.Anil Singh @ Anil Kumar Singh and others are accused under Section 447 of the Bihar Nagar Palika Act, 2007 for alleged disclosure of false information in nomination papers submitted for General Nagar Palika elections, 2007. State Election Commission had found that this allegation was correct and declared the elections void. It also directed to lodge FIR against him under Section 447 of the said Act read with Section 420/34, Indian Penal Code.Singh and others filed writ petition before the Supreme Court seeking directions for the anticipatory bail applications pending before Patna High Court. The bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul told the counsel that it is not possible to issue such directions. The counsel then addressed the bench on merits of the case. He submitted that the accused are willing to join the investigation and there is no need for custodial interrogation of the petitioner.”We are unable to agree with the contention of the learned counsel for the petitioners in view of the conduct of the petitioners and the greater the office held, the greater the responsibility of the person as in the case of the petitioners. It cannot be said that the petitioners held a high office, they are ipso facto entitled to anticipatory bail.”, the bench also comprising Justices Krishna Murari and Hrishikesh Roy said.The bench then proceeded to dismiss the anticipatory bail application.Case name: ANIL KUMAR SINGH ALIA ANIL SINGH vs. HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT PATNA Case no.: Writ Petition(s)(Criminal) No(s). 293/2020Coram: Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Krishna Murari and Hrishikesh Roy Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderNext Story
clintspencer/iStockBy DANIEL MANZO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — As the atmosphere warms up after winter, spring can bring a dramatic ramp-up of severe weather across the southern and central U.S.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that while severe weather and tornadoes can occur at any point during the year, the peak of tornado activity in the U.S. occurs in May and early June.Occasionally, conditions come together to create severe weather including tornadic supercells across large regions — a phenomenon known as a tornado outbreak. The National Weather Service has several important guidelines for preparing and surviving a tornado outbreak:– Before severe weather strikes, you should know where you are going to safely shelter during the event and how are you going to reconnect afterward with family members in the event of separation.– When choosing a place to shelter during a tornado, find the lowest and most interior room of a building, a basement or a storm shelter. You should not shelter in mobile homes or vehicles.– Some communities may have community shelter options. However, since every community might have different guidelines for these shelters, it is important to find out this critical information before severe weather occurs.– Have multiple ways of accessing reliable sources of weather information.– During severe weather outbreaks, power outages and communication failures could significantly disrupt ways to receive information. Enable wireless emergency alerts on your cellphone. Additionally, an excellent device to obtain is a NOAA weather radio, which will transmit life-saving information during a major weather event.Tornadoes are not the only hazard in severe weather. In every thunderstorm, regardless of intensity, lightning is occurring. The NWS says if you hear thunder or see lightning, you need to get inside and shelter immediately. Additionally, intense winds during non-tornadic severe storms can also bring extreme danger so similar precautions should be taken.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Training & Education View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Youth View post tag: Lessons View post tag: share View post tag: Guam View post tag: sailors USS Fitzgerald Sailors Share Lessons with Guam Youth October 2, 2012 Sailors from USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) discussed the importance of school, careers and a drug-free attitude to students at Okkodo High School in Dededo Sept. 26.The outreach to the school was one of two community service projects Fitzgerald Sailors supported during a port call on Guam.“I think it’s a great contact for [students] and to give them more information one-to-one and face-to-face, so they have more comfort level with approaching people in the military and getting to understand what the military is about, especially here on Guam,” said Okkodo High School business education teacher Sharon Baxter.During their visit, Sailors answered questions about life-enrichment, education and life as a Navy Sailor.“It’s always important to come out and talk to kids,” said Operations Specialist 1st Class (SW) Justen Abernethy. “Especially because it’s the time of period when they’re starting to take everything in and they’re learning and they’re adapting to that adult life. So it’ll help them along their path if they can hear it from the people who are out there, doing the job itself.”Abernethy added that discussing leadership and opportunities with students could make differences in their futures.“The benefits for them is just that much more knowledge, that much more understanding and being able to say, ‘Hey, this is why they do this and I can do this and I can be that much better in my life.’”Seaman Recruit Mark Christian agreed with Abernethy and said that the Navy is a great career for students to look to help better themselves. “I wish somebody did it to me, to be honest with you,” he said. “I wish I had somebody to come there and answer questions. There’s a lot of good things the Navy can offer.”Sailors also supported Special Olympics of Guam, coaching bowling athletes Sept. 29 at Century Lanes in Tamuning in preparation for an upcoming tournament.[mappress]Naval Today Staff,October 2, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Fitzgerald Sailors Share Lessons with Guam Youth View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Fitzgerald Share this article
Back to overview,Home naval-today NUSHIP Adelaide Ready to Enter the Fleet View post tag: NUSHIP Adelaide December 2, 2015 Royal Australian Navy began preparations for the commissioning of its second Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), NUSHIP Adelaide, which will take place Friday, December 4.The 400 crew members of the Amphibious Assault Ship are readying themselves for this occasion.Adelaide is the second of two Landing Helicopter Docks (LHDs) to be commissioned and marks the transformation of Australian Defence Force capability. She joins her sister ship Canberra in service.The LHDs will be employed in different roles and can be configured to suit different missions. The world class amphibious capability can undertake a broad spectrum of operations from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, security and stability operations across the Indo-Pacific region, to defence of the nation.Adelaide can embark, transport and deploy an embarked force along with their equipment and aviation units. More than 1,000 embarked forces can be landed ashore by landing craft, helicopters, or a combination of both. She has a medical facility equipped with two operating theatres, an eight bed Critical Care Unit, and a variety of wards.In addition, the medical facility has dedicated areas to accommodate pathology and radiology services, x-ray, pharmacy and dental facilities.[mappress mapid=”17483″]Image: Royal Australian Navy Authorities NUSHIP Adelaide Ready to Enter the Fleet View post tag: Royal Australian Navy Share this article
Twitter Latest word about coronavirus cases from Indiana State Department of Health Hoosiers are urged to be on alert for phishing scams or fraudulent emails, especially those pretending to be from the CDC or offering testing or vaccination, and verify that any charity seeking your assistance is legitimate before donating. Consumers who believe they may have been the victim of a scam can contact the Indiana Attorney General’s Office at https://www.in.gov/attorneygeneral/2434.htm.The CDC has issued guidance regarding cleaning surfaces in a household with a resident who is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19. Pinterest Facebook (Photo supplied/Indiana State Department of Health) The number of Hoosiers who have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 remains unchanged at 12 as announced earlier today by Indiana State Department of Health. This number reflects tests performed at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and those submitted by private laboratories.The individuals with positive tests reside in Marion, St. Joseph, Hendricks, Adams, Boone, Howard, Johnson and Noble counties. All but one are adults.ISDH continues to work with local health departments to identify close contacts of the existing patients and ensure that infection-control protocols, such as self-isolation and monitoring for symptoms, are implemented.Other developments:The ISDH lab has received additional testing supplies from the CDC and continues to prioritize individuals who are at high risk.Individuals who do not meet those criteria are encouraged to consult their healthcare provider about private testing. Most people with COVID-19 will develop mild symptoms and do not need to be tested. WhatsApp By 95.3 MNC – March 14, 2020 0 262 Pinterest Google+ The ISDH call center is experiencing extremely high call volume, receiving more than 1,000 calls from 8 a.m. Thursday to 8 a.m. Friday.The ISDH general call center number is 317-233-7125. Calls after 8 p.m. should go to 317-233-1325 and will be answered by an on-call epidemiologist. Call center staff will not offer personal medical advice or provide test results. If you are sick, consult your healthcare provider. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction has posted guidance for mental health providers to help them assist Hoosiers during this outbreak. The guidance can be found here. The CDC also is providing guidance for individuals who are having difficulty coping during this time.Since Jan. 28, 142 Indiana travelers have been monitored for symptoms of COVID-19, which include cough, fever and shortness of breath, due to recent travel to an impacted country.Hoosiers are encouraged to continue to sign up at https://on.in.gov/COVID19 to receive alerts and the latest updated guidance as the outbreak evolves WhatsApp Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Twitter Facebook Previous articleMayor Mueller send questions to special prosecutor in charge of Eric Logan shootingNext articleMichigan coronavirus cases hit 25 as restrictions tighten 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.
Aryzta has made new independent board appointments to help turn the business around, and announced that banks have agreed to underwrite plans to raise €800m (£715m) through a new share offer.Former McDonald’s USA president Michael Andres is among three new appointments subject to approval at the company’s AGM on 1 November.Andres spent the majority of his career with McDonald’s, joining in 1982 and most recently serving as president of the business’ largest global division. He previously served in senior positions at McDonald’s, and led the turnaround and sale of restaurant chain Boston Market.Also joining the board are Gregory Flack, who was CEO of Schwan Food Company from 2008 until 2013; and Tim Lodge, who spent most of his career at Tate & Lyle where he was CFO from 2008 until 2014.“We are pleased to announce the nomination of three new directors,” said Aryzta chairman Gary McGann. “Each brings significant and diverse industry experience, which will be invaluable to the board as we deliver on what is a multi-year turnaround.”In plans announced last month, Aryzta will approach shareholders with a view to raising £715m in additional funding that will be used primarily to reduce debt. Aryzta said this would give it flexibility to implement its business plan and focus on the frozen bakery market.The company has entered into a standby volume underwriting agreement with BofA Merrill Lynch, UBS, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan and HSBC. Aryzta has also received consent from lenders to amend its existing facilities agreement to provide additional flexibility to pursue its business strategy.The move follows a profit warning in May and announcement of plans to reduce costs over the next three years as the business comes under pressure from increased labour and ingredient costs.Aryzta has previously announced a €1bn deleveraging plan, made up of a combination of cash flow generation and at least €450m of asset disposals, including the planned sale of French retail group Picard.“A significantly improved capital structure will provide Aryzta with the means to continue to take the necessary steps to reposition the business and deliver on our strategy,” said Aryzta chief executive Kevin Toland.
John Mayer dropped by YouTube’s First We Feast channel to join host Sean Evans for the season finale of Hot Ones. If you’re unfamiliar, Hot Ones is a fascinating show with a fairly simple premise: Evans interviews celebrities while they eat chicken wings covered in a variety of hot sauces. The kicker is that only some of these hot sauces could be described as garden variety. You see, while the banter stays cordial throughout the interview, the sauces get progressively spicier.How spicy do the sauces get, you ask? Well, your average Tabasco sauce clocks in at roughly 2,000 Scovilles (science’s preferred unit of spice measurement). But the final Hot Ones sauce that Evans forces his guests to consume? That stuff is 2,000,000 Scovilles—literally a thousand times stronger.Anyway, Mayer’s descent in the into the deepest depths of hot wing hell is pretty darn entertaining. Partially because of the spice factor, but mostly because of the conversation. Over the course of 20 minutes, the pair dives into topics like Dave Chapelle, Justin Bieber, life in Montana, and, of course, rock’s greatest guitar faces. Finally, the whole thing reaches its climax with little ukulele jam before Mayer wraps things up with a request for people who wear Grateful Dead shirts but don’t know any of the band’s songs. You can check it all out below.Hot Ones with John Mayer [Video: First We Feast]