Union leader gets threats after challenging Trump's figures

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Leader of Carrier workers’ union claims he has received threats after questioning Trump’s figures on jobs kept in U.S.

“You better keep your eye on your kids. We know what car you drive. Things along those lines.”

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he has no intention of helping the Working class.


by the way, my brother sent me an email earlier tonight. he used this term for Trump and I absolutely LOVE IT


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SilasSoule wrote:“You better keep your eye on your kids. We know what car you drive. Things along those lines.”
What an ugly country this is. There's keeping your head down to benefit from a lie and then there's willingness to engage in criminal activity to protect a lie.
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n his roughly 30 years as a union worker, Jones said he’s received a range of violent threats, including warnings that he’ll be shot or that his home will be burned down. He’s not worried, though, and has no plans of staying quiet ― even as the threats continue to roll in. He wants other union leaders to continue to speak out, too.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/twi ... s_politics

Threats like these are nothing new, however, there has been a notable uptick in Trump-supporter initiated violence. It will be interesting to see if these threats bring new power and resolve to unions.

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I'm in a union, and girding my loins for What Is To Come.
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this is how it goes with rabid Trumpers. They have to threaten violence against anyone not perceived as in thrall to the stupid.

Examples abound.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... story.html

That's just one. We saw #pizzagate, which Wonkette takes down wonderfully:

http://wonkette.com/609230/infowarss-al ... for-shamed

Many folks are self censoring. This is how it begins. We should oppose self censorship in the media.

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Good for Chuck Jones, hope he is armed and has some big muscular union brothers watching over him.

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highdesert wrote:Good for Chuck Jones, hope he is armed and has some big muscular union brothers watching over him.

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wlewisiii wrote:
highdesert wrote:Good for Chuck Jones, hope he is armed and has some big muscular union brothers watching over him.

The opposition is gathering.

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Better impeach the VP first or we'll be trading a kleptocrat for a theocrat in Ayatollah Pence.
I second that. The VP is worse than the P

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Funny in a strange way: the rabid Trumpers use the same tactics that the unions of old were infamous for.

I' m a life long union member, beginning with the Teamsters as a fork lift driver in 1971. But not in my experience have I seen the strong arm and intimidation tactics of yesteryear beyond picketing. I've never ever crossed a picket line but many times have gone up to the line and walked along telling them of which union I belonged to at the time. Walked away from the store or what not where they were picketing. I'm retiring in a union.

The false narrative of the old time strong armed union is nurtured by those who want workers at each other's throats, scrambling for the no-longer-minimum wage job, the only one that robots no longer perform.

This is the ideal environment to keep profits going up the ladder and the crumbs falling to those below. I don't like it.

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CDFingers wrote:Funny in a strange way: the rabid Trumpers use the same tactics that the unions of old were infamous for.

I' m a life long union member, beginning with the Teamsters as a fork lift driver in 1971. But not in my experience have I seen the strong arm and intimidation tactics of yesteryear beyond picketing. I've never ever crossed a picket line but many times have gone up to the line and walked along telling them of which union I belonged to at the time. Walked away from the store or what not where they were picketing. I'm retiring in a union.

The false narrative of the old time strong armed union is nurtured by those who want workers at each other's throats, scrambling for the no-longer-minimum wage job, the only one that robots no longer perform.

This is the ideal environment to keep profits going up the ladder and the crumbs falling to those below. I don't like it.

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Also teamsters in good standing .



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wlewisiii wrote:Better impeach the VP first or we'll be trading a kleptocrat for a theocrat in Ayatollah Pence.
^^^^^THIS^^^^^^
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SwampGrouch wrote:
wlewisiii wrote:Better impeach the VP first or we'll be trading a kleptocrat for a theocrat in Ayatollah Pence.
^^^^^THIS^^^^^^
and then who? speaker of the house?

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lurker wrote:
SwampGrouch wrote:
wlewisiii wrote:Better impeach the VP first or we'll be trading a kleptocrat for a theocrat in Ayatollah Pence.
^^^^^THIS^^^^^^
and then who? speaker of the house?
Yup, Paul Ryan the Speaker, Orrin Hatch, Pres Pro Temp of Senate, Sec of State ????, Sec of Treasury etc....
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