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BeyondGeography

BeyondGeography's Journal
BeyondGeography's Journal
October 30, 2020

Unions discussing general strike if Trump refuses to accept Biden victory

Source: The Guardian

US unions have begun discussing the idea of a general strike if Donald Trump refuses to accept an election results showing a Joe Biden victory.

Such a move would be unprecedented in the modern era. There has not been a general strike in the United States since 1946 – and that was restricted to Oakland, California.

The local labor federation in Rochester, New York, was the first union group to officially support the idea. Union federations in Seattle and in western Massachusetts have followed suit, approving resolutions saying a general strike should be considered if Trump seeks to subvert the election outcome.

Dan Maloney, president of the Rochester-Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation, said his 100,000-member group adopted the resolution to get people discussing the idea – from local unions to the AFL-CIO, the nation’s main labor federation which represents more than 12.5 million people.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/30/us-unions-general-strike-election-trump-biden-victory?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

October 26, 2020

Marvin Pontiac - Small Car

October 23, 2020

Andrew Yang

Makes a lot of sense.

Just made the point that Trump’s polling advantage on the economy is more than cancelled out by his terrible ratings on COVID, because, right now, “the economy and COVID are the same thing.”

October 8, 2020

Two debates now and neither of our candidates has brought up Merrick Garland

with respect to Barrett.

I really don’t get it.

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