2020-03-17 social media censorship

Social Media Censorship

Workin 4 A Livin

March 17, 2020: Social Media Censorship! This Morning When I Woke Up At About 4am I Created And Posted The Below Post On Facebook – Reposted To 4 Additional Groups. This Post Was As A Follow Up To Both A March 13th Workin 4 A Living Blog Post, and March 15th Workin 4 A Livin Radio Show – both posted on as many as 57 FaceBook groups. All of the actions by Gov’t, Corp and Union leadership were subsequent to both of those posts.

This evening at 7pm I was notified that FaceBook had removed the below post because is “violated community standards”. With only 3 reposts it was not SPAM, as the Task Force referred to in the 9:09am Fox6Now.com article was subsequent to both leadership criticisms, it was not at all misleading. Yet and still, FaceBook, prompted or motivated, by forces unknown to us removed this post:

Censored n Removed By Facebook

Censored n Removed By Facebook

This Was The Text Of The Actual Post:

“My… My… My… Look What Happens When You PUSH LEADERSHIP REAL HARD!!! A DAY LATE AND A DOLLAR SHORT, BUT HELP SEEMS TO BE ON THE WAY! REMEMBER… THEY’VE KNOW THIS WAS COMING HERE SINCE EARLY JANUARY. ALL MY FRIENDS HAVE PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT… BECAUSE I BOUGHT 8 WEEKS AGO!!!

fox6now.com/2020/03/16/gm-ford-fca-uaw-team-up-to-form-coronavirus-task-force/”

 

This is very troubling, as they have injected themselves as defenders of poor leadership, by censoring criticism of such poor leadership at what ever level. Under the guise of “violating community standards”.

This is VERY VERY TROUBLING!!!

CoVid 19 – A Facebook Video Worth Watching. No matter what you may think about the presenter.

On The Corporate Side:

Sure, GM and Ford – expect FCA to follow soon – have directed workers “who can” to work from home.

The problem IS: you cannot build cars from home so their policy is feeble at best.

And… You may actually KILL your workforce if you don’t provide basic protective equipment at each and every work station.

Also, most Universities and local schools have TOTALLY closed, as they truly understand how such action this is to protecting their communities.

On The Union Side:

Our UAW After cancelling the Financial Conference in San Antonio, Texas; implemented “Travel Ban”.

However,  earlier this week an e-mail was sent indicating that the “CLUW” (Coalition of Labor Union Women) Conference in Atlanta, Georgia was not cancelled, and yesterday women labor union activists from all around the country boarded planes bound for Atlanta to attend the CLUW Conference, and were not notified of the conference being cancelled until having arrived in Atlanta.

THIS IS IN DIRECT CONFLICT WITH THE “TRAVEL BAN” THE UAW SAID IT IMPLIMENTED!

Thus, what leadership is being exhibited is being contradicted and under-minded, and thus otherwise good policies FAILED and INEFFECTIVE!

FAILURE TO DEMAND – WORK STATION HEALTH AND SAFETY!

We need to keep in mind that all our UAW contracts have health and safety clauses contained in them. I can think if no greater threat to life itself than this CoVid 19 Pandemic.

Yet and still UAW members from virtually all types of occupations, Skilled Trades, Assembly Workers, Transportation Workers, Aerospace Worker, Office Workers, etc… Are being required to report to work during this dangerous, if not fatal, time of risk.

Other than wash your hands, our UAW leadership is mute on the protections and/or required safety equipment during this time. For example, under threat of Union-Wide Strike, why are there no demands of Corporations and Governmental Agencies to provide Medical Face Masks and Hand Sanitizers/Disinfectants, such as Purell, at every work station for each UAW member for as long as CoVid 19 remains a risk to life itself.

We find these contradictory, and failed “Travel Ban” policy, and the lack of demands for basic personal protections in the workplace to be not only appalling, but also a threat to the very lives of our members.

WE NOT ONLY DESERVE, BUT ALSO NEED PROTECTIVE MASKS AND HAND SANITIZER ON EVERY WORK STATION.

As such, failed and lacking leadership is totally unacceptable, and placing our Union at great liability for such failures.

UAW MEMBERS DESERVE BETTER – FROM OUR EMPLOYERS AND OUR UNION!!!

Interestingly enough, true leadership is not just about resolutions, special conventions or defending oneself from prosecution, but rather in the interest of the members!!!

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Important Legacy Shows:

1. What Went Wrong With Our Country? A Defining Of The Problem.

2. Should “Corporate Citizens” Also Be Subject To The Same Treason Laws Of The United States As Human Citizens?

3. STATE OF THE UNION: Response From A Labor Perspective.

4. Appeal Of The 2019 UAW/GM Contract Ratification Vote.

5. 2020-02-03 – IEB Signs Article 31 Charges.

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