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June 16, 2023

Teamsters overwhelmingly authorize a UPS strike Starts August 1st

https://www.cnn.com/2023/06/16/business/ups-teamsters-strike-vote/index.html

New York
CNN

Members of the Teamsters union voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike at United Parcel Service in a vote announced Friday. But a strike is still more than seven weeks away, if it happens at all.

The members at the country’s largest delivery service voted 97% in favor of authorizing a strike to start on August 1, if there is no agreement in contract talks now taking place between the company and the union.

UPS said it remains confident there won’t be a strike this time.

If a strike does come, it would be the largest against a single employer in America’s history. More than 330,000 Teamsters work at UPS (UPS), making it the largest unionized employer in the private sector. And it is crucial to the nation’s economy, with an estimated 6% of the United States’ gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic activity, moving aboard UPS (UPS) trucks. It delivered 18.7 million domestic packages a day in the first three months of the year.
June 16, 2023

Referee ends USMNT ⚽️ rout over Mexico early amid anti-gay chants

The United States men's national team's 3-0 win over Mexico in the Concacaf Nations League semifinal on Thursday was halted before the completion of second-half stoppage time by the referee amid anti-gay chanting.

Concacaf told ESPN after the match that the game was not abandoned due to federation protocols regarding the chant, but at the "referee's discretion."


The Mexican Football Federation (FMF) has struggled in recent years with curtailing the anti-gay chant that is typically yelled during opposing goal kicks.

Concacaf also announced earlier in the day that it had relaunched a "What's Wrong is Wrong" anti-discrimination campaign that aims to "raise awareness about the importance of inclusivity and equality." As part of the campaign, Concacaf said there would be increased security and a "more proactive approach to ejecting fans who engage in discriminatory chants."

https://www.espn.com/soccer/story/_/id/37861934/usmnt-rout-mexico-ends-early-referee-discretion

June 15, 2023

Republicans Say Inflation, Crime, and Immigration Are Out of Control. The Numbers Disagree.

Every day, good news overshadows the Republican presidential candidates’ talking points. The right-wing Cassandras need a new shtick.

https://twitter.com/billscher/status/1669310736420438017?s=46&t=3VBm1LJ8j8qLp6JTs_8J2A

https://washingtonmonthly.com/2023/06/15/republicans-say-inflation-crime-and-immigration-are-out-of-control-the-numbers-disagree/

There’s one problem with this Republican portrayal of a Democratic president presiding over chaos: None of it is true.

Inflation was at a 40-year high. During 2022, the inflation rate started at 7.5 percent, peaked in June at 9.1 percent, and ended the year at 6.5 percent, a mark that hadn’t been cleared since June 1982.

Has southern border security collapsed? Hardly. Unlawful entries have dropped by 70 percent in the last few weeks, according to the Department of Homeland Security, after Biden implemented a new border management policy.

Republicans may talk up crime, and there are no shortages of alarming anecdotes, but there is no Biden crime wave. “Murder is down about 12 percent year-to-date in more than 90 cities that have released data for 2023, compared with data as of the same date in 2022,” according to crime data analyst Jeff Asher, writing in The Atlantic, a trend that could lead to “one of the largest annual percent changes in murder ever recorded.” That follows a 4 percent drop in homicides in 2022 from the prior year, according to the Council on Criminal Justice analysis of data from 35 cities. In fact, over the past five years, the worst month for homicides was July 2020—when Trump was president.

June 13, 2023

The highways blocked off looks more OJ than the power Trump thinks it is

I know the Secret Service calls the shots and this is well coordinated.

Two major highways were blocked off. I don’t know Miami roadways. Looks like he’s on a main drag now.

It looks like OJ. That’s obvious.

June 11, 2023

Umpires walk off field, quit after little league parents, players threaten them


https://www.nbc12.com/2023/06/09/umpires-walk-off-field-quit-after-little-league-parents-players-threaten-them/?fbclid=IwAR1Gkf8WvD_SvJ9xv9ERD8fI6UXoP6cNKre3QodYJPw9U24SnNee_8hop10_aem_th_Aesfmd-HkwDvdfX7wl5n-DnRLb4kwt7Hn6ZS9gN4Lo94Q1u-wtO7w0VCKD8aZ8bkCK4#lirv3ooj8twuvcvgqlk

Damiano said at the game, the tying run was on base for the home team. The home plate umpire put his hand up to prevent the ball from going into play, and the field umpire saw it, too.

However, the batter stepped into the box and the pitcher delivered the ball. The batter hit a double, giving his team the lead late in the game.


“Profanity, verbal harassment, ‘I’m going to meet you in the parking lot,’” Damiano recalled the spectators saying at the game.

The league has offered to host games without fans or with a police presence if the umpires come back.





June 11, 2023

Umpires walk off field, quit after little league parents, players threaten them


https://www.nbc12.com/2023/06/09/umpires-walk-off-field-quit-after-little-league-parents-players-threaten-them/?fbclid=IwAR1Gkf8WvD_SvJ9xv9ERD8fI6UXoP6cNKre3QodYJPw9U24SnNee_8hop10_aem_th_Aesfmd-HkwDvdfX7wl5n-DnRLb4kwt7Hn6ZS9gN4Lo94Q1u-wtO7w0VCKD8aZ8bkCK4#lirv3ooj8twuvcvgqlk

Damiano said at the game, the tying run was on base for the home team. The home plate umpire put his hand up to prevent the ball from going into play, and the field umpire saw it, too.

However, the batter stepped into the box and the pitcher delivered the ball. The batter hit a double, giving his team the lead late in the game.


“Profanity, verbal harassment, ‘I’m going to meet you in the parking lot,’” Damiano recalled the spectators saying at the game.

The league has offered to host games without fans or with a police presence if the umpires come back.





June 9, 2023

Rep. Clay Higgins uses insurrection language in tweet about Trump

https://twitter.com/malinowski/status/1667212164942184469?s=46&t=3VBm1LJ8j8qLp6JTs_8J2A

https://twitter.com/NewYorkHistory/status/1666995829339566080?s=20

Higgins tweet
President Trump said he has "been summoned to appear at the Federal Courthouse in Miami on
Tuesday, at 3 PM."
This is a perimeter probe from the oppressors.
Hold. rPOTUS has this. Buckle up. 1/50K know your bridges. Rock
steady calm. That is all.


“1/50K know your bridges." Is an organizational code for county level insurrection. This man, who already sought a pardon for the Jan 6 insurrection, is organizing a revolt against the government on Twitter right now. Republicans are active traitors & a threat to our democracy

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