The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) “sanctioned the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 70, Local 839, an AFL-CIO affiliate, (IAM), for using intimidation tactics against dissidents. The board’s regional director concluded the union had used threats of physical abuse and had attempted to get non-members fired from Spirit Aerosystems.” The Washington Free Beacon,
The union dismissed the charges in a statement following the April decision.
“We are aware of the decision and believe it was wrongly decided on the facts and the law,” District 70 Directing Business Representative Frank Molina said in a statement…
Molina said that the union would continue to fight the decision.
“We intend to appeal it to the NLRB and we are confident that the NLRB will reverse it,” Molina said in a statement.
First lady Michelle Obama told Oberlin College graduates over Memorial Day weekend “that issues like global warming, marriage equality and economic inequality were the “revolutions” of our time” just like “just like Martin Luther King, Jr.’s civil rights struggle during the 1960s.” The Daily Caller,
“You see, in his speech to those Oberlin graduates 50 years ago, Dr. King urged them,” Obama said, “not to sleep through the civil rights revolution that was raging across this country.”
“And, graduates, climate change, economic inequality, human rights, criminal justice -– these are the revolutions of your time,” she said. “And you have as much responsibility and just as much power to wake up and play your part in our great American story. Because it is absolutely still possible to make a difference. The great moments of our history are not decades in our past; they’re happening right now, today, in our lifetimes.”
Kirsten Powers, a Democrat columnist for USA Today and a contributor for Fox News, is under attack for her new book, “The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech.” Powers spoke out about her experience in a recent interview with The Daily Caller.
When activists protesting potential environmental damages actually damage the environment themselves – does the point of protesting become moot? MyNorthwest.com,
“The activists protesting Shell oil and the impacts drilling has on the environment left behind material used to anchor their protest barge in a popular dive park…
Divers found cement blocks, cables and chains used to anchor the barge… ‘They were mooring [the barge] with cement blocks and cables’… [which] are now on the floor of Elliott Bay.
The damage to the park was minimal… protesters will not face a fine, but will have to pay for the cost of cleanup; that cost has not yet been determined.
It’s a popular dive location because it’s a habitat for octopus…
The barge is being relocated to an approved area for non-commercial vessels… can remain there for 30 days…
State-owned aquatic lands platted as waterways are generally reserved as ‘highways’ for navigation under state law. Short-term use, such as loading and unloading, is allowed…”
Photo courtesy of MyNorthwest.com