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2018-05-06 TEAM Workin 4 A Livin Radio Show

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TEAM Workin 4 A Livin – educates about Union &; Non-Union Labor issues. Please join Moderator Leroy McKnight, and Co-Host Jeff Brown Sunday at 7:00pm edt; where these “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter”. Jeff Brown will continue his Series on the UAW Constitution. Leroy will report on Cindy Estrada’s recent visits, and her ambivalence toward the exploitation of temporaries.

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As was promised on Sunday’s radio show; here is a compilation of information that includes Alexander Tytler’s 8 cycles of Democracy:

 

Tytler's 8 Cycles of Democracy

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In case that is not very legible here they are individually:

EIGHT CYCLES OF DEMOCRACY

By

Alexander Tytler

A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.


The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

    1. From bondage to spiritual faith;
    2. From spiritual faith to great courage;
    3. From courage to liberty;
    4. From liberty to abundance;
    5. From abundance to complacency;
    6. From complacency to apathy;
    7. From apathy to dependence;
    8. From dependence back into bondage. (Tyranny)

 


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2018-05-02 EATON RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — At about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday fire crews responded to multiple explosions at Meridian Magnesium Products of America in Eaton Rapids two workers injured, and forced evacuation of the plant; located about 20 miles southwest of Lansing, MI.

 

Magnesium Fire

Large fire burns after explosion at Michigan plant; 2 hurt

 

Authorities say explosions and a large fire at an auto parts plant in Michigan injured two people and forced the evacuation of workers.

The city’s Mayor Paul Malewski told the Lansing State Journal that the plant’s roof has been destroyed. The flames subsided later Wednesday morning. Malewski says no homes have been evacuated and the smoke has dissipated because of strong winds.

Malewski says an initial explosion at the plant about 80 miles (130 kilometers) west of Detroit set off a series of explosions. WILX-TV reports people felt the blast miles away.

The cause is under investigation.

The newspaper says the two injured people have been treated at a hospital.

 

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2018-05-01 Origins Of May Day In The U.S.

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The Bloody Story of How May Day Became a Holiday for Workers

2018-05-01 Detroit: In 1958, President Eisenhower signed a resolution naming May 1 “Loyalty Day”; “a special day for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States of America and for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom.”
Celebrations on May 1 have long had two, seemingly contradictory meanings. On one hand, May Day is known for maypoles, flowers and welcoming the spring. On the other hand, it’s a day of worker solidarity and protest; though the U.S. observes its official Labor Day in September, many countries will celebrate Labor Day on Monday.

How did that happen?

Like so many historical twists, by complete accident. As TIME explained in 1929, “To old-fashioned people, May Day means flowers, grass, picnics, children, clean frocks. To up-and-doing Socialists and Communists it means speechmaking, parading, bombs, brickbats, conscientious violence. This connotation dates back to May Day, 1886, when some 200,000 U. S. workmen engineered a nationwide strike for an eight-hour day.”

The May 1, 1886, labor action wasn’t just any strike—it was part of what became known as the Haymarket affair. On May 1 of that year, Chicago (along with other cities) was the site of a major union demonstration in support of the eight-hour workday. The Chicago protests were meant to be part of several days of action. On May 3, a strike at the McCormick Reaper plant in the city turned violent; the next day, a peaceful meeting at Haymarket Square became even more so. Here’s how TIME summed it up in 1938:

A few minutes after ten o’clock on the night of May 4, 1886, a storm began to blow up in Chicago. As the first drops of rain fell, a crowd in Haymarket Square, in the packing house district, began to break up. At eight o’clock there had been 3,000 persons on hand, listening to anarchists denounce the brutality of the police and demand the eight-hour day, but by ten there were only a few hundred. The mayor, who had waited around in expectation of trouble, went home, and went to bed. The last speaker was finishing his talk when a delegation of 180 policemen marched from the station a block away to break up what remained of the meeting. They stopped a short distance from the speaker’s wagon. As a captain ordered the meeting to disperse, and the speaker cried out that it was a peaceable gathering, a bomb exploded in the police ranks. It wounded 67 policemen, of whom seven died. The police opened fire, killing several men and wounding 200, and the Haymarket Tragedy became a part of U. S. history.

In 1889, the International Socialist Conference declared that, in commemoration of the Haymarket affair, May 1 would be an international holiday for labor, now known in many places as International Workers’ Day.

In the U.S., that holiday came in for particular contempt during the anti-communist fervor of the early Cold War. In July of 1958, President Eisenhower signed a resolution named May 1 “Loyalty Day” in an attempt to avoid any hint of solidarity with the “workers of the world” on May Day. The resolution declared that it would be “a special day for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States of America and for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom.”

By LILY ROTHMAN
Updated: May 1, 2017 8:16 AM ET | Originally published: May 1, 2015

 

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2018-04-29 Workin 4 A Livin Radio Show

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As Workers Memorial Day Was Yesterday April 28, 2018… We Stop, Pause and Remember all of this killed on job.

 

Here is the latest information [2016] from the AFL-CIO on loss of life on the job:

These are challenging times for working people and their unions, and the prospects for worker safety and health protections are uncertain. What is clear, however, is that the toll of workplace injury, illness and death remains too high, and too many workers remain at serious risk. There is much more work to be done. Here are 15 key things you need to know from this year’s report, which primarily covers data from 2016.

  1. 150 workers died each day from hazardous working conditions.

  2. 5,190 workers were killed on the job in the United States—an increase from 4,836 deaths the previous year.

  3. An additional 50,000 to 60,000 workers died from occupational diseases.

  4. The job fatality rate increased to 3.6 per 100,000 workers from 3.4 per 100,000 workers.

  5. Service-providing industries saw the largest increase in the job fatality rate. The rate declined in manufacturing and mining and was unchanged in construction—all industries that receive the greatest oversight from OSHA or the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

  6. Employers reported nearly 3.7 million work-related injuries and illnesses.

  7. Underreporting is widespread—the true toll of work-related injuries and illnesses is 7.4 million to 11.1 million each year.

  8. The states with the highest job fatality rates were Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, South Dakota and North Dakota.

  9. Workplace violence deaths increased significantly. The 866 worker deaths caused by violence in 2016 made it the second-leading cause of workplace death. Violence also was responsible for more than 27,000 lost-time injuries.

  10. Women are at greater risk than men; they suffered two-thirds of the lost-time injuries related to workplace violence.

  11. There is no federal OSHA standard to protect workers from workplace violence; the Trump administration has sidelined an OSHA workplace violence standard.

  12. Latino and immigrant workers’ safety and health has improved, but the risk to these workers still is greater than other workers.

  13. Older workers are at high risk, with 36% of all worker fatalities occurring among those ages 55 or older.

  14. The industries with the most deaths were construction, transportation, agriculture, and mining and extraction.

  15. The cost of job injuries and illnesses is enormous—estimated at $250 billion to $360 billion a year.

The Trump administration and the Republican majority in Congress have launched a major assault on regulatory protections and are moving aggressively to roll back regulations, block new protections, and put agency budgets and programs on the chopping block.

The budget for NIOSH job safety research has been slashed by 40% for FY 2018 and 2019. [According to the AFL-CIO]

 

 

Additionally, here is some background from Local Union 774 written by Roberta Gainer:

 

Local 774

 

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2018-04-22 TEAM Workin 4 A Livin Radio Show – Companion Page

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Bob King and Dennis Williams receiving money beyond what was published in the LM2, or authorized by the UAW Constitution.

OVER $60,000 each for the two total years outlined in these documents!

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Workin 4 A Livin now provides the documents referred to on the April 22, 2018 Workin 4 A Livin Radio Show. [Please See Footnote #1].

2011 Region 9 Labor Training initiative 990 filing – in part [Please See Footnote #1]:

2011 Region 9 Labor Training initiative 990 filing – in part [Please See Footnote #1]:

2012 Region 9 Labor Training initiative 990 filing – in part [Please See Footnote #1]:

2012 Region 9 Labor Training initiative 990 filing – in part [Please See Footnote #1]:

2011 UAW International officers compensation – in part for Bob King and Dennis Williams [Please See Footnote #1]:

2012 UAW International officers compensation – in part for Bob King [Please See Footnote #1]:

2011 UAW International officers compensation – in part for Dennis Williams [Please See Footnote #1]:

Why is this compensation not reported on the annual International UAW Department of Labor LM-2?

Why is this being paid beyond the levels of remuneration authorized in the UAW Constitution?

Footnote #1:
We would like to pay full attribution and to thank both Dr. Tom Adams Phd, and Brother Bill “skip” Hanline for their diligent and tendentious efforts in their achievement to discover this difficult and hard to find information. Additionally, both individuals have made it a quest to end such abuses. In fact, Brother Hanline has made correcting such abuses his life’s work and has over twenty 4 drawer file cabinets in his home full of such historic data. In both 2014 and in 2015, Brother Hanline authorized the use of the above documents for the purpose of putting an end to such abuses. Brother “skip” – we believe we just did that!

 

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2018-04-22 TEAM Workin 4 A Livin Radio Show

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2018-04-15 TEAM Workin 4 A Livin Radio Show

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TEAM Workin 4 A Livin – educates about Union & Non-Union Labor issues. Please join Moderator Leroy McKnight, and Co-Host Jeff Brown Sunday at 7:00pm edt; where these “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter”. Jeff Brown will continue his Series on the UAW Constitution – A topic that Jeff has become quite an expert on – especially lately. Leroy will will follow up a bit on UAW Constitution Convention Delegates, and Pensions and why they have not appreciated commensurate to the overall markets, and what may be happening.

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2018-04-08 Workin 4 A Livin Radio Show

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TEAM Workin 4 A Livin – educates about Union & Non-Union Labor issues. Please join Moderator Leroy McKnight, and Co-Host Jeff BrownSunday at 7:00pm edt; where these “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter”.

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2018-03-25 Working 4 A Livin Palm Sunday Radio Show – 2018 Convention

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March 25, 2018: Out of respect of the work-life balance for our UAW membership who are enjoying Palm Sunday Weekend; Please Enjoy This Encore Presentation About the upcoming 2018 UAW Convention:

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2018-03-18 Working 4 A Livin Encore Radio Show.

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February 18, 2018: Out of respect of the work-life balance for fully one third of the UAW membership who are enjoying a long weekend to honor past U.S. Presidents; Please Enjoy This Encore Presentation:

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