Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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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Using the global pandemic, EPA indefinitely suspends environmental protection laws

Usually, companies are required to report the levels of pollution they release into the air or water to hold them accountable and to avoid over polluting.

Media silent as poll workers contract COVID-19 at primaries that DNC, Biden campaign claimed...

And instead of reporting on this urgent story, the media have enabled this dangerous behavior.

Does recklessly killing citizens endanger Trump re-election?

The question for the next six months: Will the damage from Trump’s past, present and future crimes against humanity make him less electable?

Is the DNC cheating? Again?

The DNC’s candidate always gains in the counting. And that is highly suspicious.

Trump’s mass negligent homicide doesn’t let democratic leaders off the hook

Looking ahead, the postponements of primaries in some states may give enough time to implement widespread voting by mail.