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Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:15 AM

Unions discussing general strike if Trump refuses to accept Biden victory

( Smart, peaceful, and ultimately, patriotic. )


Union federations in Rochester, Seattle and Massachusetts approved resolutions should Trump seek to subvert outcome


Steven Greenhouse

Fri 30 Oct 2020 03.00 EDT
Last modified on Fri 30 Oct 2020 10.59 EDT

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.

On 8 October, the Rochester federation voted to support preparing for and holding “a general strike of all working people, if necessary, to ensure a constitutionally mandated peaceful transition of power as a result of the 2020 presidential elections.”. The union leaders voted to stand “firmly in opposition to any effort to subvert, distort, misrepresent or disregard the final outcome” of the election.

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

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:32 AM

1. And, every one for us should plan on joining them

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Response to tableturner (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:01 AM

5. Thank you for adding that.

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:53 AM

3. Police unions will be on the other side, naturally.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:57 AM

4. Agree 100%.

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