Monthly Archives: September 2017

2017-09-28 Janus vs AFSCME – Update

Janus vs AFSCME – Update

Petition for a “writ of certiorari” by Mark Janus vs AFSCME,

has been; GRANTED by the Supreme Court effective September 28, 2017

Mark Janus seeks to put an end of union dues being required to be paid to their union by any governmental employee.

Should he prevail, this would be devastating to any and all unions who represent government workers at any level – Local, State or Federal – to include our own UAW.

The Supreme Court’s Order adding 11 cases including Janus v AFSCME is Below;

2017-09-28 Order

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WHO IS THE REAL ENEMY

WHO IS THE REAL ENEMY

For those who think Canada is not linked to us and are more our competition than our Autoworker Brothers and Sisters. We offer the following:

1. Globally workers, ANYWHERE, who have and maintain high wage jobs are both our equals, peers and friends in the fight of resisting poverty wages being paid by corporations – in third world countries.
2. As we have directly seen in our own Detroit 3 contracts; for the last 35 years – or so – in the race to the bottom; the Detroit 3 have a “Me Too” mindset for all concessions. To be ABSOLUTELY CLEAR to “you”, IF Canada loses something at the bargaining table; rest assured that we here in the U.S. will have a very difficult time trying to keep it two years from now – during our 2019 negotiations.
3. The Jerry Diaz the National President of UNIFOR in Canada – Actually spoke at the 2014 UAW Constitutional Convention, and was widely supported.
4. Canadian autoworkers making the same money U.S. workers do, are no more your competition than any other group of U.S. autoworkers. And, THAT is because of the “Competitive Clause” in all three Detroit Contracts GM Appendix K; mandating that the bargaining chair participate in making the products more efficient. [In Short; To do more work with fewer people.]
5. So… If you really want to blame somebody for job loss and low wages – Start with these:
a. Corporations who influence governmental policies to their advantage for greedy and ridiculous profits for the corporations, and glutinous benefit packages for the executives who run the corporations.
b. The “Corporate Puppet Congress” who have allowed a global tax imbalance with the U.S. for 35 years since the Mexico City Summit of 1982.
c. The “Corporate Puppet Congress” who have for 35 years allowed the dumping of products – built with poverty wages – onto the U.S. economy.
d. The “Corporate Puppet Congress” who allowed the pairing of two first world companies with a third world country with not sliding scale “surcharge” for the 3rd world until they achieve parity as a “first world” country. [NAFTA]
e. The “Corporate Puppet Congress” who have allowed all of the above disadvantages for the U.S. to be “locked in” for all time, never to be revisited or sunsetted by signing onto a 1994 Global Agreement on Tax & Tariffs [GATT].
6. So, as you can now easily tell our enemies are many and very powerful, but for damned sure our enemies are NOT Canadian autoworkers who are also fighting to keep their own higher wages, and by default our own higher wages.
7. We understand your anger, and are pleased that you are not expressing the apathy that is so prevalent in our country. There is, however, a way to properly direct your anger at the correct enemies, and you already know you can do THAT at the voting polls by voting for candidates who DO NOT SUPPORT GREEDY CORPORATE AMERICA!!!

For Details On How To

Render Strike Assistance

STRIKE ASSISTANCE UNIFOR LOCAL 88

STRIKE ASSISTANCE UNIFOR LOCAL 88

TEAM WORKIN 4 A LIVIN SUPPORTS

OUR STRIKING SISTERS AND BROTHERS AT:

CAMI ASSEMBLY – UNIFOR LOCAL UNION 88

As we all know to prevail against the financial strengths of corporations flush with cash, strikers need financial assistance.  

Our striking sisters and brothers of GM CAMI Assembly – UNIFOR Local Union 88 in Ontario, Canada are currently ON STRIKE, and in need of such assistance.

In so many ways – their success is actually our own success!

So… Please seriously consider sending them such financial assistance – as you find in your heart to do.

The Leadership of UNIFOR Local Union 88 has expressed their thanks – in advance – for your help!

Details to do so:

Make Checks Payable To: UNIFOR Local Union 88

Memo Line: Strike Assistance

Send To Address:

President Don Borthwick
UNIFOR LOCAL 88
364 Victoria St
Ingersoll, ON
N53 3K5, Canada
P.O.Box 158

THANKS TO EVERY STRONG UNIONIST – WHO HAS TAKEN POSITIVE ACTION TO ASSIST UNIFOR LOCAL 88!

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2017-09-24 TEAM Workin 4 A Livin Radio Show

Workin 4 A Livin 9-24-17 Radio Show

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BROTHERS AND SISTERS AT

CAMI ASSEMBLY – UNIFOR Local 88!

Please enjoy our September 24, 2017 Radio show where Jeff Brown continues his Series (4) on the UAW Constitution, [special guest in planning].

TEAM Workin 4 A Livin – Caucus educates about Union & Non-Union Labor issues. Please join Leroy McKnight, on behalf Co-Hosts Jeff Brown and David Fillion, Sunday at 7:00pm edt; where these “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter” This Week’s Reports include: Special Guests From GM CAMI in Ontario, Canada, and time permitting Jeff Brown’s UAW Constitution Series Part 4.

The chart below is the U.S. “Velocity of Money”, the downturn in the recent part of the chart actually occurred when the Federal Reserve infused 8 trillion dollars of “digital money” into the US economy by purchasing financial instruments – stocks and bonds. This was largely done to mask the loss of jobs from the U.S. – imagine what the U.S. would have been like without the infusion of 8 Trillion dollars between 2008 and 2015? The Federal Reserve currently has $4.5 Trillion dollars of this still in their inventory. Well… Guess what? You are about to get the chance to actually experience what it would have been like, as the U.S. Federal reserve is going to be “Unwinding” [A cutesy word for “SELLING HELL” the likes of which we have never seen before] the remaining 4.5 trillion dollars worth of inventory of the “financial instruments” they purchased with digital money. Thus you can watch the “Velocity of Money” chart go even further down.

Definition: The velocity of money is the frequency at which one unit of currency is used to purchase domestically- produced goods and services within a given time period. In other words, it is the number of times one dollar is spent to buy goods and services per unit of time. If the velocity of money is increasing, then more transactions are occurring between individuals in an economy.

Workin 4 A Livin is about the meaning of work for men and women from all backgrounds – in the union and non-union jobs – who are working for a living every day at their job. For them to get the latest union news, to discuss and learn about the meaning of work within labor unions. We welcome you to find us, our [I-Tunes, Stitcher, Player. FM and Blog Talk Radio] podcasts can be found on our website at www.workin4alivin.com. Our email address: Workin4ALivin@Workin4ALivin.com

 

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2017-09-17 TEAM Workin 4 A Livin Radio Show

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Please enjoy our September 17, 2017 Radio show where Jeff Brown continues his Series (3) on the UAW Constitution, David Fillion and Leroy McKnight will be reporting on the VEBA health care change offering the BC/BS Advantage Plan – that is being agressively promoted by the VEBA.

TEAM Workin 4 A Livin – Caucus educates about Union & Non-Union Labor issues. Please join Leroy McKnight, on behalf Co-Hosts Jeff Brown and David Fillion, Sunday at 7:00pm edt; where these “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter” This Week’s Reports include: UAW Constitution Series Part 3; BIG 3 Changes in Health Care! WHY Does The “DETROIT 3” UAW VEBA Speak In Favor Of It?
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Workin 4 A Livin is about the meaning of work for men and women from all backgrounds – in the union and non-union jobs – who are working for a living every day at their job. For them to get the latest union news, to discuss and learn about the meaning of work within labor unions. We welcome you to find us, our [I-Tunes, Stitcher, Player. FM and Blog Talk Radio] podcasts can be found on our website at www.workin4alivin.com. Our email address: Workin4ALivin@Workin4ALivin.com

 

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