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New York Mayor Opens Brooklyn Navy Yard for Hospital Beds
Apr 6th, 2020 by Bill Floyd

NEW YORK MAYOR DI BLASIO OPENS

HISTORIC BROOKLYN NAVY YARD for

COVID-19 BEDS.  DI BLASIO IS A HERO.

https://youtu.be/G9KvNOQ1eNc

 

Labor History from Depression to World War II
Apr 4th, 2020 by Bill Floyd

LABOR HISTORY from the GREAT DEPRESSION

to the START of WORLD WAR II.

JIM BROWN & WISCONSIN LABOR 

HISTORY SOCIETY

Help Send New Young Senators to Washington
Apr 4th, 2020 by Bill Floyd

Help Us Send Fresh Faces to Washington!
For the 2020 elections in November, our online news services will interview 100’s of Progressive candidates for the US Senate and House. Republicans will advertise on Corporate TV (ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, Comcast, & Sinclair Brdcst.). 94 million young U.S. voters do not watch ‘Corporate TV’ . Instead, they are gaming, streaming or listening to music on their mobile phones . During elections they turn to online news, TYT & Labor Union TV) for live candidate Interviews & Coverage. Labor Union TV plans to build a News studio, buy professional cameras, lights, and sound equipment with the help of Your Support & Donations.
Your Donations & Any Support that you can Lend to the TV Studio is very much appreciated!
Please help us to send fresh faces to the U.S. Senate and get more Progressive Candidates Elected!
During the 2018 Congressional Race, The Young Turks (TYT), Jimmy Dore Show, Kyle Kulinski, and Labor Union TV Interviewed Over 250 Different Strong Progressive Candidates, of which 80 Won Election to Congress. This Indicates that Our Television Platform (Among Others) can be a successful way for these Progressive Candidates to get their Voices Heard by the American Public and help them get elected!
There are 15 million Union members, 15 million significant others, and 20 million parents, siblings, cousins & best friends for a total of 50 million! When we add these 50 million to 94 million youth who watch tyt.org and Labor Union TV, the total is 144 million. If they were to all respond to the Progressive Candidates, then the sky’s the limit!
Also, 15 million+ young voters turned 18 after the “Apprentice” Pres. Trump was elected in 2016. We ask our Progressive labor activists to donate $3.60, $9 or $99 a month, and do so Every month until November 30 . Progressive leaders & activists: the US Senate is key to a Progressive administration!
WHY YOU SHOULD DONATE & HOW YOU CAN HELP!
The History Of Labor Unions
The Labor Movement in the United States | History

 

Los Angeles Rent Strike in the Streets
Apr 3rd, 2020 by Bill Floyd

LOS ANGELES TENANTS UNION CALLS

for RENT STRIKE.  CARS PROTEST MAYOR

ERIC GARCETTI’S HOME in HANCOCK PARK.

NO JOB PAY – NO RENT – CONGRESS on VACATION,

PHOTO SHOWS MAYOR ERIC WITH SIGN.

 

Zantac, a Popular Heartburn Pill Causes Cancer – FDA
Apr 2nd, 2020 by Bill Floyd

FDA PULLS ZANTAC OFF the MARKET.

MY MOM WAS “ADDICTED” TO ZANTAC.

JIMMY DORE USED ZANTAC.  ZANTAC

IS SETTLING CASES OUT of COURT.

JIMMY DORE COMEDY SHOW

Wildcat Strikes Sweep America – Media Ignores
Apr 1st, 2020 by Bill Floyd

WILDCAT STRIKES RACE ACROSS AMERICA.

ALL ARE CRUCIAL EMERGENCY WORKERS.

@ AMAZON, WHOLE FOODS, FIAT, GE. THEY WILDCAT

OVER GROSSLY UNSANITARY & HAZARD CONDITIONS.

THE HILL – KRYSTAL & SAAGAR

 

Bernie’s NEW PLAN to Help Workers & Families & Calls for Unemployment Checks NOW
Mar 30th, 2020 by Bill Floyd

BERNIE INTENDS to FIX THE GREEDY FEEDING.

SMALL BIZ WORKERS MUST GET $600 and

NEW UNEMPLOYMENT CHECKS RIGHT NOW.

BERNIE’S AMBITIOUS BILL to HELP AMERICAN

WORKERS and THEIR FAMILIES.

Bill Floyd  –

Our country is now facing its worst crisis in modern history. We are in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic that could lead to the death of hundreds of thousands of Americans and infect millions of others, and we are entering an economic downturn that could be worse than the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Last week, 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment. This week that number doubled to 6.6 million claims — ten times higher than any other week on record. It is certain that well over 10 million people have lost their jobs — more than in the Wall Street crash of 2008.

In this unprecedented moment in modern American history, it is imperative that we respond in an unprecedented way. And that means that Congress must pass, in the very near future, the boldest piece of legislation ever written in modern history.

There are many, many issues that must be addressed in our response to this pandemic, and working together, we will make sure they are addressed.

But today, I am outlining a set of six core provisions that must be included in the next legislation Congress passes to support working people in this country during this horrific crisis. Please read them and add your name to say that you agree:

1. Addressing the Employment Crisis and Providing Immediate Financial Relief

There is little doubt in my mind that we are facing an economic crisis that could be even worse than the Great Depression. The St. Louis Federal Reserve has projected that 47 million more people may become unemployed by the end of June, with unemployment reaching 32 percent. In my view, we must make sure that every worker in America continues to receive their paycheck during this crisis and we must provide immediate financial relief to everyone in this country.

An important precedent for that approach was taken in the recent stimulus package in which grants were provided to the airlines for the sole purpose of maintaining the paychecks and benefits of some 2 million workers in that industry through September 30. We must expand that program to cover every worker in America and we must make it retroactive to the beginning of this crisis. This is not a radical idea. Other countries, such as the UK, Norway, Denmark, France, and others have all come up with similar approaches to sustain their economy and prevent workers from losing their jobs.

Our primary goal during this crisis must be to prevent the disintegration of the American economy. It will be much easier and less expensive to prevent the collapse of the economy than trying to put it back together after it collapses.

To do this, we must also begin monthly payments of $2,000 for every man, woman, and child in our country, and guarantee paid family leave throughout this crisis so that people who are sick do not face the choice of infecting others or losing their job.

2. We Must Guarantee Health Care to All

Let’s be clear: we were facing a catastrophic health care crisis before the pandemic, and now that crisis has become much, much worse. Already, 87 million people are uninsured or under-insured. Layoffs will mean tens of millions of people more will lose their current insurance — which will result in countless deaths and bankruptcies. Already in the last two weeks, an estimated 3.5 million people have lost their employer-sponsored insurance.

And as the pandemic grows, we are seeing more and more reports of people who have delayed treatment due to concerns about cost. In this pandemic, un-insurance will lead to deaths and more COVID-19 transmissions.

Therefore, during this crisis, Medicare must be empowered to pay all of the deductibles, co-payments and out-of-pocket healthcare expenses for the uninsured and the underinsured. No one in America who is sick, regardless of immigration status, should be afraid to seek the medical treatment they need during this national pandemic. Let me be clear: I am not proposing that we pass Medicare for All in this moment. That fight continues into the future. But, for the moment, we must act boldly to make sure everyone can get the health care they need in the coming months.

3. Use the Defense Production Act to Produce the Equipment and Testing We Need

Unbelievably, in the United States right now, doctors and nurses are unnecessarily putting their lives on the line treating people suffering from the coronavirus because they lack personal protective equipment like masks, gloves, and surgical gowns. The CDC has directed health professionals to use homemade gear like bandanas or scarves and some workers at the VA are being told to re-use one surgical mask for a week at a time. HHS estimated that our country needs 3.5 billion masks in response to this crisis.

President Trump has utilized the Defense Production Act thousands of times for the Military and for enforcement of his immigration policies, yet he has resisted using its power to save lives during the pandemic. That is unacceptable. We must immediately and forcefully use the Defense Production Act to direct the production of all of the personal protective equipment, ventilators and other medical supplies needed.

We must also utilize this power to produce antibody tests so we can begin figuring out who has already contracted the virus and has developed some immunity to COVID-19.

In addition, OSHA must adopt a strong emergency standard to protect health care workers, patients, and the public during this crisis. We must crack down aggressively on price gougers and hoarders, and use any means necessary to secure supplies.

4. Make Sure No One Goes Hungry

Even before this crisis hit, one in every seven kids in America was going hungry and nearly 5.5 million seniors in our country struggled with hunger. Already in this crisis we see lines at food banks and growing concern that our most vulnerable communities and those recently unemployed may struggle to feed their families.

As communities face record levels of food insecurity, we must increase SNAP benefits, expand the WIC program for pregnant mothers, infants, and children, double funding for the Emergency Food Program (TEFAP) to ensure food banks have food to distribute, and expand Meals on Wheels and School Meals programs. When necessary, we must also develop new approaches to deliver food to vulnerable populations — including door-to-door drop offs.

5. Provide Emergency Aid to States and Cities

Even as state and local employees like police officers, firefighters and paramedics work on the front lines of this pandemic, states and cities that pay their salaries are facing enormous budgetary pressures.

Congress must provide $600 billion in direct fiscal aid to states and cities to ensure they have the personnel and funding necessary to respond to this crisis. In addition, the Federal Reserve must establish programs to provide direct fiscal support and budgetary relief to states and municipalities.

6. Suspend Monthly Payments

Even before this crisis, half of the people in our country were living paycheck to paycheck. In America today, over 18 million families are paying more than 50 percent of their income on housing. Now, with growing unemployment, families are facing financial ruin if we do not act quickly and boldly.

That’s why we must suspend monthly expenses like rent, mortgages, medical debt and consumer debt collection for 4 months. We must cancel all student loan payments for the duration of this crisis, and place an immediate moratorium on evictions, foreclosures, and utility shut-offs.

Brothers and sisters: In this unprecedented moment in our history it is easy to feel like we are alone, and that everyone must fend for themselves. But that would be a mistake and a terrible tragedy. Now, more than any other moment in our lives, we must remember that we are all in this together — that when one of us gets sick, many more may get sick. And when my neighbor loses their job, I may lose my job as well.

Add your name to say you support these ideas to support the working people of this country during the coronavirus crisis.

Further, we cannot wait until our economy collapses to act. It will be far easier and less expensive to act now, in a very bold way, than to try to rebuild our country later.

If we work together and unite behind these basic principles of economic and health justice, I am confident that we will not only get through this unprecedented crisis together but that we will lay the groundwork for a better and more just America in the future.

In solidarity,

Bernie Sanders (Our Hero)

 

 

Young Turks’ Ana Discusses Cash for Americans
Mar 30th, 2020 by Bill Floyd

TYT’S ANA KASPARIAN LEADS DISCUSSION of

CASH for ALL AMERICAN WORKERS (UBI).

AFTER SHOW, BERNIE OFFERED $2000 CASH

to ALL WORKERS, NOT 4 LANDLORDS, 4 FOOD.

Teamsters Local 623 Drivers Need Hazardous Pay + I.U.P.A.T. Local 252 Painters Laid Off
Mar 29th, 2020 by Bill Floyd

RICHARD HOOKER, SEC.-TREAS IBT LOCAL 623

DELIVERING ESSENTIAL HEALTH CARE & FOOD

for U.P.S. SUFFER DISGUSTING U.P.S. BATHROOMS

WHICH MAKE THEM SICK,  NEED HAZARD PAY.

11 MILLION CONSTRUCTION WORKERS

LAID OFF BY COVID-19.  TUREKA DIXON

of I.U.P.A.T. LOCAL 252 COMPLAINS BANKERS

MAKE BILLIONS $$, BUT WORKERS LAID OFF!

Wall Street Runs Recovery Bill – McConnell, Schumer & Pelosi Conspire
Mar 28th, 2020 by Bill Floyd

WALL STREET & BANKS CONTROLLED

VIRUS RECOVERY BILL.  RANK & FILE

NOT CONSULTED, CONGRESS-in-QUARANTINE.

EURO LAWMAKERS VOTE from HOME OFTEN.

MATT STOLLER “MONOPOLY” on HILL-RISING

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