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Wed Nov 11, 2020, 09:00 PM

Is it time for a National Strike?

I saw someone else mention this on another thread and cannot find it now (or I would gladly give credit). What can we do right now to apply pressure on the powers that be to put our democracy back on track?

What can We The People do right now to help? Would this work? I keep thinking of Selma and hitting them where it hurts most... THEIR WALLETS.

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Response to AmBlue (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 09:02 PM

1. no. its all been posturing to this point. lots of crap-talk. lots of frivolous lawsuits.

the time could come but its not yet.


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Response to AmBlue (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 09:02 PM

2. Nah. I'm in a right to work state. Go on strike, lose my job. nt

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Response to zackymilly (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 10:50 PM

11. You are conflating "right to work" with "at-will employment." "Right to work" is a state rule that

makes it possible for you to benefit from collective bargaining contracts without paying union dues. "At-will employment" is an understanding of federal employment law that means your employer can fire you for any reason other than being a member of a protected class, or unless you are covered by a contract.

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Response to AmBlue (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 09:03 PM

3. No. What would we be striking about? Publicans bad

behavior? Feh! Stay home. Stay safe. If there ever is something to strike for, well do it then.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 10:41 PM

8. Strike in protest of the destruction...

... of our democratic elections by the orange anus and his minions. If their behavior ends up wounding their own corporate benefactors it would have impact. Imagine airlines stopping, retail shopping ceasing as we approach the holidays. What other tools do we have?

Sitting here helplessly does not seem to be a smart option. And I know, Georgia and the run-offs. But while we are laser-focused on those races, I fear the even greater damage they can do.

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Response to AmBlue (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 10:49 PM

10. No. Nothing irreversible has happened yet. Cool it.

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Response to AmBlue (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 09:12 PM

4. No. Let them march. Do nothing. We have this. Non violence

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Response to AmBlue (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 09:13 PM

5. Not yet, wait for December 14, then January 6.

December 14- electoral college votes, if all goes smoothly, no strike.

January 6- joint session of congress certifies EVs and thus the winner of the election. Again, if all goes smoothly, no strike.

Any shenanigans in the above processes - no work, no buying anything. Stock up on essentials beforehand.

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Response to AmBlue (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 09:14 PM

6. Not yet

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Response to AmBlue (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 09:15 PM

7. WHAT DO WE WANT? VOTE COUNTS! WHEN DO WE WANT IT? WHEN THEY'RE FINISHED!

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 10:47 PM

9. Exactly.... all THAT!!

Plus respect the will of The People and our democratic institutions as has always been done in U.S. elections since the birth of this nation!!!

I cannot believe this is happening. We need to use our Power.

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Response to AmBlue (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 10:51 PM

12. Have you done any organizing around a national strike idea?

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 12:17 AM

13. Of course not; its always someone else's job to do the organizing work.....

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