Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Tag: government shutdown

‘Genius’ shut-down exposes Trump ‘fix-ations’

Trump can’t fix anything, certainly not his own credibility and lost leverage, and that makes his tenure a fusillade of fixations repeated ad infinitum.

Gearing up for possibility of another Trump shutdown, airport workers ready...

"We need people to fully understand what the issues are so that we can be prepared to respond potentially with withholding our service, if that's what it takes to stop a continuation of the shutdown."

Public workers’ trump card

The larger story is that public workers who lack any formal power to strike – but have the informal power not to work – are becoming a new force in American politics and labor relations.

Park rangers return to work to assess ‘irreparable’ damage as government...

"What's happened to our park in the last 34 days is irreparable for the next 200 to 300 years."

Trump suggests federal workers borrow groceries to get by during longest...

As the shutdown continues with no end in sight, many workers are turning to food banks and food pantries for help.

Airline safety at risk as government shutdown continues

“As union leaders, we find it unconscionable that aviation professionals are being asked to work without pay and in an air safety environment that is deteriorating by the day."

The indignity of work without pay

“Dignity of work means hard work should pay off for everyone, no matter who you are or what kind of work you do. . . dignity of work is a value that unites us all.”

Strike! Barbara Ehrenreich calls on TSA workers to walk off job...

As 800,000 workers continue to go without pay, federal employees around the country are rising up to demand an end to the shutdown.

In first floor speech, Ocasio-Cortez condemns Trump shutdown as ‘erosion of...

"The truth is, this shutdown is about the erosion of American democracy and the subversion of our most basic governmental norms."

Why are federal workers selling oil drilling rights in the midst...

The invisible handshake between the Interior and extractive industries originated at its founding.

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CEO pay is up nearly 1000% over the last four decades

"The economy would suffer no harm if CEOs were paid less (or taxed more)."

Did North Dakota regulators hide an oil and gas industry spill larger than Exxon...

“I am disgusted with how state officials and city council members view these threats and deem it acceptable to potentially harm human health.”

Exploiting Russiagate coma, Democrats raped climate movement

Never expect a climate warrior to fare well in a Russiagate party obviously at war with talking about climate.

Our vanishing world: Rainforests

Rainforests are a crucial feature of Earth’s biosphere. Apart from being critical to Earth’s climate and vital carbon sinks, the major player...

Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."