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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:02 PM

Airport Workers Ready Mass Protests in 80 Major Cities In Case of Govt. Shutdown Pt. 2

- Gearing Up for Possibility of Another Trump Shutdown, Airport Workers Ready Mass Protests in 80 Major Cities.- "We're going to continue running as fast as we can right up to February 15, so that we can take action immediately on February 16 if necessary." Jake Johnson, Common Dreams, Feb. 9, 2019.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/02/09/gearing-possibility-another-trump-shutdown-airport-workers-ready-mass-protests-80

With congressional negotiators still working on a deal to keep the federal government open after the current stopgap funding measure expires on Friday, Feb. 15, airport workers are already planning mass protests for next Saturday in case the government shuts down again. - "We need people to fully understand what the issues are so that we can be prepared to respond potentially with withholding our service, if that's what it takes to stop a continuation of the shutdown." - Sara Nelson, Association of Flight Attendants

Air traffic controllers and other airport employees were widely credited for creating the pressure that ended the longest shutdown in American history last month, and Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) president Sara Nelson told New York Magazine on Friday that workers are gearing up to mobilize if congressional negotiators fail to reach a deal—or if President Donald Trump unilaterally scuttles any agreement.

As New York Magazine's Sarah Jones reported, "Nelson says that the union will be out leafleting in airports in 80 major cities next week ahead of Saturday's demonstrations." "We are also working very hard to get information out to all of our members about what's at stake," Nelson told New York Magazine. "We need people to fully understand what the issues are so that we can be prepared to respond potentially with withholding our service, if that's what it takes to stop a continuation of the shutdown."

As Common Dreams reported, air traffic controller unions warned throughout the previous government shutdown that forcing airport employees to work without pay dramatically increases flight safety risks.

..Speaking to In These Times on Friday, Nelson—who called for a general strike during the previous funding lapse—emphasized how truly "dangerous" a continuation of the government shutdown would be... MORE at Link Above..



- Airport workers hold signs and march during a rally for employees affected by the government shutdown at Boston Logan International Airport on January 21, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

- Wiki. 'General Strike.' A general strike (or mass strike) is a strike action in which a substantial proportion of the total labour force in a city, region, or country participates. General strikes are characterised by the participation of workers in a multitude of workplaces, and tend to involve entire communities. General strikes first occurred in the mid-19th century, and have characterised many historically important strikes.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_strike

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:15 PM

1. Best thing I've read all day.

that alone could deter a shutdown

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:09 PM

2. Tensions are growing and I hope things are worked out soon.

Never saw or was around a general strike, why I posted the wiki. It's a huge deal. These govt. and airport workers, and the general public, need stability...and security!! For real..

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